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Who in Seekonk Massachusetts thinks mold is interesting??

5/18/2018 (Permalink)

Who in Seekonk Massachusetts thinks mold is interesting??

To most people who are not scientists, mold is a dark and nasty, black substance that seems to come out of thin air and makes keeping your bathroom clean nearly impossible. Generally, mold does not seem interesting or even a welcome subject to study but merely something to destroy when armed with gloves and bleach. However, the art of mold cleaning may require a little testing to see just what you are up against. A certified industrial hygienist actually takes an interest in mold and has the job of determining just what kind it is. If you have any concerns or questions about your mold invasion, you can contact a mold remediation specialist Attleboros,


Who Are These Masked Scientists?

Well, of course they are wearing a mask. They are dealing with mold. Only these specialists are trained to determine if the air you breathe and the environment around you is safe. They are concerned with the public and any technicians or workers who may be dealing with the mold cleaning project. Their job is to fight mold using the following methods:

• Taking samples of the surfaces and air where mold is evident
• Examining the samples under a microscope
• Performing readings to determine the type of mold and its effect on people who have come in contact with it

Many mold remediation companies rely on certified industrial hygienists when performing assessments following water damage or when a microbial presence is discovered. Their training and professional assessment are beneficial in determining the safety of the environment.

While you may not want to give mold cleaning a second thought, when this substance seeps into your life, it’s good to know there are skilled people who understand its effect on your surroundings. Certified industrial hygienists know just what they are looking for and how to protect your quality of life.

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508-223-0505

Attleboro, MA - Fire Restoration Process

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Have you ever wondered about the SERVPRO Fire Restoration Process?

Step 1: Emergency Contact

After the fire has been suppressed, the restoration process begins when you call SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island. We are open on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Disasters don’t wait for regular business hours, so why should we?

Step 2: Inspection & Assessment

Our professionals will come into your home or property and carefully inspect each and every square inch to produce an accurate report of fire, smoke, and soot damage.

Step 3: Board-Up & Tarp Service(s)

Since fire damage has the potential to compromise windows, walls, and roofs, we offer board-up services to protect your home’s from outside elements.

Step 4: Water Removal & Drying

If water damage is present in your home, we will work to remove ALL of the water. This will by done using dehumidifiers and air movers.

Step 5: Remove Smoke & Soot from ALL Surfaces

Step 6: Cleaning & Sanitizing

We will clean all of the restorable items, as well as structures that were impacted by the fire damage. If necessary, our Professionals will even remove offensive odors!

Step 7: Complete Restoration

Once your house is back to its pre-fire condition, our job is done!

If you experience a fire damage and live in South Eastern Massachusetts, please give us a call at (508) 223-0505!

"Mold Removal" vs. "Mold Remediation"

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

What’s the Difference?

Since microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, removing all mold from a home or business area is simply not possible. Did you know? Some restoration businesses advertise complete“mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a lie.

A qualified restoration company understands the science behind mold and mold growth. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business. Mold remediation focuses on getting mold levels back to normal, natural levels.

Signs of Mold?

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants and have the potential to cause other health effects.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.

Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas. Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

For more information, please do not hesitate to give us a call at (508) 223-0505!

Air Ducts & HVACs

4/12/2018 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of the Attleboros, a clean HVAC system means a cleaner and healthier environment for you and your family. Quite often, ventilation systems are the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. If it has been a while since these systems have been serviced or even inspected, different contaminants including dust, pollen, odors, debris, etc., could be making their way around your home, without you even realizing it. Have no fear though, we at SERVPRO are always ready to come in and get the job done quickly!

We care about the customer, and sometimes, duct cleaning is not always necessary. We will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns that will save you more money, and provide a peace of mind in the health of your system and family.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about what we can do for your Berkley, MA property, please give us a call at (508) 223-0505!

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Time is a Precious Commodity

4/12/2018 (Permalink)

When you need it done right and done fast, call SERVPRO of the Attleboros for all your commercial cleaning needs. Did you know? When you hire us for maintenance cleaning, you receive around the clock restoration services built with you in mind. Quality cleaning and quick response - that's the SERVPRO way!

Can't figure out how to get the job done? Call (508) 223-0505 for all of your emergency restoration needs. Because when you experience a fire, water, or even mold damage in your facility, you need fast response and the expertise to get the job done right., ensuring your business can get back into operation as quickly as possible. Through it all, you expect the most reliable information and the very best service at a fair price. 

SERVPRO of the Attleboros is committed to providing fire and water cleanup and restoration services to reduce business interruptions and recovery costs. We can provide: 

  • 50 years of experience as a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider.
  • Quick response time to help ensure the damage is contained and the restoration process beings promptly. 
  • Large loss capabilities - no fire or water damage is too big.

Fire Damage Tips - Dighton, MA

4/12/2018 (Permalink)

What you can do until help arrives

After any fire damage situation, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

What To Do After A Fire

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery, and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Clean and protect chrome with a light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

What NOT To Do After A Fire

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting your SERVPRO Franchise Professional.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to the fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

If you suffer from fire, smoke or soot damage we can help clean up the disaster and clean with care. Call SERVPRO of The Attleboros at (508) 223-0505!

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Fire Damage Restoration - Attleboro, MA

4/5/2018 (Permalink)

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The Basics of a Thunderstorm

3/29/2018 (Permalink)

A severe thunderstorm is a storm that produces a tornado, reaching winds of at least 58 mph, and or hail at least 3/4 inches in diameter. Structural wind damage may imply the occurrence of a severe thunderstorm. When a thunderstorm's wind gust(s) is equal to or greater than 40 mph, it is defined as approaching "severe."

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

This is issued by the National Weather Service when conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. The size of the watch can vary depending on the weather situation. They are usually issued for a duration of four to eight hours. They are typically issued well in advance of the actual occurrence of severe weather. During the watch, people should review safety rules and be prepared to move into a place of safety is threatening weather approaches.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning 

This is issued when either a severe thunderstorm is indicated by the WSR 88D radar or a spotter reports a thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch or larger in diameter and or winds equal or exceed 59 miles an hour; therefore, people int he affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes with little or no advance warning. Lightning frequency is not a criterion for issuing a severe thunderstorm warning. They are usually issued for a duration of one hour. They can even be issued without a Severe Thunderstorm Watch being already in effect. 

If your home suffers any damage from a thunderstorm, please give us a call at (508) 223-0505.

Common Mold Issues

3/29/2018 (Permalink)

Any home or commercial business can quickly become infested with mold with the introduction of a water source, like a roof or plumbing leak. Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48-72 hours and can produce allergens and irritants that have the potential to cause other health effects.  

If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO Professionals can inspect and assess your property. If mold is found, they have the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.

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Understanding Mold

Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or on a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. 
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return. 
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Common Mold Misconceptions

With sensational news stories and misleading advertising, you can easily understand why so many people are misinformed about indoor mold. Learn the facts about mold and the mold remediation process.

Water Damage Tips for Your Seekonk Property!

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

With all the rain and snow, it’s very important to notice the signs of water damage and know what precautions to take to prevent it. Properties today are well built and insulated, however, they also have the unfortunate ability to trap excess moisture and condensation inside. Here are some tips for identifying problems before there is damage: 

 Signs to Recognize

  • Rust stains on the ceiling that appear around light fixtures.
  • Mildew along ceilings, walls and baseboard edges.
  • Condensation buildup along Windows and cold surfaces.
  • Musty odors.
  • Growth of mold and mildew in areas around your home.

Preventive Precautions

Keep proper circulation and ventilation throughout your home to avoid the buildup of condensation. Maintaining fixtures such as faucets and toilets is a great way to prevent leakage and dripping. To control humidity in your home, invest in a portable dehumidifier and keep it in areas such as the basement where it may be very damp. Storm windows are a great investment, as well, to keep condensation from building up on windows.

Other Signs

Listen up for any hissing sounds because this could possibly mean a leak in the water line. Check periodically around the water heater, under sinks, and behind clothes washers for signs of leaking. These places are usually hard-to-reach and are often forgotten about. The filter and ice maker lines to your refrigerator should also be monitored.

Discolored floor coverings usually indicate a sign of a leak. Loose or damaged plumbing fixtures are usually the causes of water stains and wetness. The wax ring at the base of the toilet may deteriorate because of moisture, but this can be easily replaced.  

If you find any of these signs in your home, don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO of The Attleboros. We will eliminate any water damage within your home and make it look, "Like it never even happened.”