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What Can I Do If My Basement Is Flooded?

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

a caution road signage halfway consumed by storm flood Flooding at the lowest level of your home can cause serious damage.

SERVPRO® has many options to extract water from basements and get you started with drying.

Flooding at the lowest level of your home can cause serious damage. Our SERVPRO® team can assist you with everything from removing standing waters to drying concrete flooring or masonry units.

Water extraction is a key step in addressing flood damage to homes. Standing water can cause damage by increasing microbial growth, and deterioration to exposed materials. These situations should be dealt with by truck-mounted trash pumps or trash pumps.

What can you do to dry your basement after a flood?

The basement must be dried out after extraction. There are many options for drying concrete and blockwork water. These tools include:

  • Air Movers
  • Desiccant dehumidifiers
  • Floor mat drying systems
  • Positive pressure systems

Flooding basements can be a difficult situation, but SERVPRO® of Metro Brockton has the specialists to help. We offer a comprehensive service that includes both mitigation and reconstruction.

You may call us at (508) 690-4690 and our team will respond to your restoration concerns 24/7.

Let SERVPRO assist with your residential fire damage

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

a beautiful lantern lit in the dark Candles add beauty and fragrance to rooms. Home fires can also be caused by unattended candles.

Candles add beauty and fragrance to rooms. Home fires can also be caused by unattended candles.

A homeowner caused fire damage to his daughter's bedroom by lighting a candle and blowing newspaper into the flames. Firefighters quickly extinguished it, but smoke damage was widespread.

Remove Charred Items

The room containing the contents of the candle was too badly damaged for cleaning so it had to go. The homeowner or an adjuster must approve the techs removing any items from the room. This makes it easy for property owners to see the status of their restoration, and SERVPRO® is included in their insurance coverage.

Testing before Cleaning

Before you try to eliminate smoke residues from a space, make sure they have been tested. The amount and temperature of the smoke residue depends on how old the items were burned. Dry and wet smoke can be found in the same place.

Techs use dry cleaning sponges for gently removing dried smoke from walls or other painted surfaces. Wet smoke needs solvents to loosen its grip.

Bedroom Odor Control

It is crucial to eliminate charred material from the room. This will help reduce fire odors. The hot air expands when a fire starts, pushing the odorous smoke through porous items. There are several ways to remove the smells, including thermal fogging.

Duct Inspection

The fire was contained in the bedroom of the girl, but the family also used HVAC. It was possible for the soot from the conduit work to spread throughout the house. SERVPRO® technicians removed any lingering odors from the ducts.

SERVPRO® restores properties damaged by fire in their preloss condition.

What To Do After A Storm Damage?

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

a huge tree stumbled on a residential sidewalk Storm disasters could cause serious damage to your home and requires skilled restoration teams.

Multiple levels of flooding can cause severe damage. A basement that has suffered water damage can result in costly structural repairs.

Water damage to your property was caused by water entering through a seal on your back door. It then entered the kitchen. The water seeped through vinyl tile flooring to the floor joist where it collected on the slab substrate.

Water Extraction Needs

The basement did not have any sump pumps and the drain was slow to back up. SERVPRO technicians used both portable centrifugal pumps upstairs, and submersible units down in the basement. This wide range of equipment ensures there is never any delay in the cleanup no matter how deep it gets.

Disposal Lost Items

SERVPRO technicians need to get permission from homeowners or adjusters before they remove even the most severely damaged items. They also need to be sure that the restoration is within the insured scope. Delaminated tile, wet carpet and rusted sheetrock are all eliminated. The techs inspect the tile to determine its potential for reuse, depending on the material used in its construction.

Prepping and Drying

Techs can take steps to accelerate the drying of the property. The first is to extract as much moisture as possible. The techs should perform multiple "dry passes" in order to extract the maximum moisture from the floor. The equipment is set up with air movers, drying mats on flooring and subfloors, as well as dehumidifiers. The standard step of restoration is the use of air scrubbers. This unit captures and removes particulates from the air, improving air quality.

Final Steps

The techs clean the property and prepare it for any repairs or reconstruction that are necessary to restore the home to its pre-flood condition. SERVPRO technicians carefully clean the home with antimicrobials in order to stop mold growth.

SERVPRO is equipped with the skills and experience to tackle any size flood damage and make it look "Like it never even happened."

Does Professional Water Damage Restoration Affect the Level of Damage in Abington Properties?

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

standing in pool of water in home. Pooling water from a water disaster can be armful. Call SERVPRO and let their team of experts do the dirty work for you.

SERVPRO Anticipates Some Problems during Water Damage Repairs in Abington Homes Thus Avoiding Them

After a leak in your Abington home, you might have several issues to address before your property regains its preloss state. What you might not realize is that water damage involves more than just the puddles pooling on the floors or soaked items. Involving a professional restoration team eases the restoration of all issues, including the hidden ones.

Many of the hidden aspects of water damage in Abington homes develop after the initial loss. For instance, when water is left to sit on surfaces for long, it evaporates, increasing humidity levels which can shift damage to other areas through condensation or absorption by hygroscopic materials. High humidity levels can also affect items such as electronics by causing rust in internal components. The Actions taken by SERVPRO can help prevent these outcomes.

Actions taken during water damage remediation fall into different categories like:

SERVPRO technicians can protect your valuables from harm even as we prepare to extract the water pooling in the property. We check humidity levels room by room using thermos-hygrometers and set up dehumidifiers to keep relative humidity at optimum levels such as 50%.

Our teams also expedite water removal using several portable extractors, limiting the time it interacts with various materials in your home. Such action helps save more semi-porous materials since it reduces the amount of water absorbed. 

Optimizing repair work is also possible through steps such as:

  • Making unique wall cuts, thus removing only the affected materials
  • Reducing teardown by using cavity drying equipment

SERVPRO of Metro Brockton customizes water damage restoration efforts delivering the exceptional results homeowners need. Call us at (508) 690-4690 when you need assistance. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Can Make Fire Damage Restoration At My Brockton Home Convenient?

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

fire extinguisher behind fire background When a fire burns the house, SERVPRO is the team to call. Our technicians are trained and experienced in every size fire disaster.

SERVPRO Has the Equipment and Expertise that Simplifies House Fire Clean Up

In most cases, fire damage is characterized by piles of debris strewn all over the affected rooms. Restoring your Brockton home to its preloss state after such an incident is a time-consuming process unless you have the assistance of a professional team to handle the fire restoration.

Clearing up the loss site is one of the initial processes necessary to kick-start fire damage restoration in Brockton homes. With the charred remains of curtains, wall panels, beddings, and even structural trim spread all over the property, performing other restoration tasks is difficult. Even walking through the loss site may not be easy, and it might also pose a danger because of sharp objects. SERVPRO is well-versed with clearing loss sites since we have significant experience handling fire and smoke damage.

Some of the typical projects we handle include:

  • Water & fire damage restorations
  • Fire restoration
  • House fire clean up

Clearing a fire loss site takes several steps starting with the collection of all loose residues scattered around the premises. Our SERVPRO technicians bring wheeled trash cans and heavy-duty plastic bags to collect and keep the wastes out of the way.

Our SERVPRO technicians also perform controlled demolition to remove charred or blackened structural materials such as drywall and ceiling tiles, among others. Our technicians are fully equipped with tools, including rubber hammers and pry bars, to facilitate the demolition. 

SERVPRO of Metro Brockton provides various services that simplify fire damage restoration. You can reach us at (508) 690-4690. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Does Sophisticated Equipment Significantly Impact Water Removal From Brockton Business Premises?

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo SERVPRO will be onsite within 4 hours of your initial call. Water damage restoration is a job for a pro team.

SERVPRO Uses Equipment with Several Functions during Water Clean-Up in Brockton

Discovering vast sections of your Brockton business inundated with water is distressing considering how destructive moisture can be in an indoor setting. One way to fast-track water removal is to find a service provider with state-of-the-art equipment. 

When SERVPRO handles water removal in Brockton business premises, one of the sophisticated pieces of equipment we use is a truck-mounted water extractor. It provides a sufficient vacuum lift and can remove a significant amount of water in a short period.

Significant water can accumulate in your business premises from:

  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks 
  • Leaking roof from storms

Truck-mounted extractors are made up of several components that perform diverse tasks, making them suitable for more restoration tasks than expediting water extraction. 

Some of the notable features that help with the water clean-up process include:

  • Vacuum system that extracts soils, water, and cleaning solutions
  • Water pumping system which pressurized water for cleaning or rinsing
  • Chemical pumping system which delivers the appropriate amount of cleaning chemicals
  • A heating system which delivers heated water for cleaning or rinsing

When using such equipment, our SERVPRO technicians can address any water intrusion incident, “Like it never even happened.” For instance, we can cut down the time taken to remove standing water. The stronger vacuum lift also helps extract more moisture from wet materials, thus reducing the drying time since extraction is 1200 times faster than evaporation.

SERVPRO of Metro Brockton relies on state-of-the-art equipment to deliver satisfactory water removal. Call us at (508) 690-4690 when you need assistance.

What Are Some Unexpected Tasks During Flood Damage Repair in Brockton Properties?

5/19/2021 (Permalink)

a sign in front of a house that says storm damage Regardless of the room that’s flooded, team SERVPRO has the equipment and technicians to remove the excess water and mitigate the situation.

SERVPRO Helps Save or Protect Valuable Items While Performing Water Damage Restoration in Brockton

Storms present many challenges apart from filling up properties with filthy water. For instance, strong winds can tear off the roofing or shatter windows leaving debris and other materials in the affected sections of the house. The opening up of the structure can cause significant issues such as exposing priceless or sentimental items in your house to weather elements. 

Before SERVPRO embarks on storm damage repair in Brockton properties, our priority is to protect valuables. We take steps such as boarding up openings such as windows and doors or installing roof tarps to prevent weather elements from affecting the house's interior. 

Our SERVPRO technicians also take steps to protect any valuable or sentimental items that you own. For instance, wet paintings or limited book editions that you might otherwise throw away can be saved by taking unique steps. Our technicians freeze such items and store them in airtight containers to halt water damage before delivering them to specialist restorers for cleaning and drying. Various challenging issues can arise during:

  • Basement flooding
  • Flood restoration
  • Sewage Cleanup

SERVPRO of Metro Brockton helps in many ways when performing storm damage repair in properties. Call us at (508) 690-4690.

Can the Contents in My Brockton House Affect the Fire Damage Restoration Processes

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged kitchen with soot covering everything Sometimes dealing with fire damage can be quite challenging. Contact our certified technicians to remediate the damage in your home 24/7.

SERVPRO Evaluates Residues Left in Brockton Houses After Fire and Smoke Damage for Better Results

Although the intensity and duration of fire are crucial determinants of the outcome, other factors can influence the level of damage you have to fix. The types of contents in the house can produce smelly, hard-to-clean residues, thus lengthening the cleanup operations or hamper salvage efforts.

Contents are made from various materials, including organic, synthetic, and inorganic materials. The challenge during fire restoration in Brockton residences is likely to be higher if there is a higher percentage of synthetic materials like plastics and others, producing wet smoke residues that adhere to surfaces. Eliminating the stench from a property after such a fire is also challenging. Older or unfinished wood surfaces are also challenging to clean because of their porous nature and roughness.

SERVPRO technicians perform various tests to identify residues and thus choose appropriate methods to remove them. For instance, blast cleaning, with a medium like dry ice or soda helps remove wet smoke residues fast or clean unfinished surfaces during:

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

SERVPRO of Metro Brockton offers high-quality fire damage restoration services. Call us at (508) 690-4690 when you need assistance.

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.