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What to do if your business gets hit with storm flooding in Attleboro, MA?

4/26/2022 (Permalink)

If you're used to Attleboro, MA weather, then you probably know that this weather can be unexpected, and downright stressful to get hit with flooding damages. Knowing to call SERVPRO of The Attleboros for your remediation services can save you future stress and vulnerability. 

If you get hit with storm flooding here are some tips to do after flooding:

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in the summer
  • Gather loose items from the floors

At SERVPRO of the Attleboros, any wet upholstery, furniture, boxes, files, and documents can be saved and dried professionally by us. 

Don’t wait and call SERVPRO of the Attleboros. We will arrive and are ready to start the process of any flood damage.  

If you need emergency service, Call us 24/7 - (508) 223- 0505

4 Types of Smoke Damage

4/7/2022 (Permalink)

The 4 types of smoke damage

Smoke and soot residue is one of the toughest challenges of restoration after fire damage. We will determine how to restore your property by first determining what type of residue was left behind. Some types are easier to clean than others.

At SERVPRO of the Attleboros, we use a variety of techniques to eliminate the different types of smoke damage/ residue from your Berkley home or business.

The four categories that smoke and soot residue can fall into are:

  1. Dry residue – dry and powdery residue. Easier to clean if on the surface. Can fall into cracks or get into upholstery and other porous materials.
  2. Wet residue – thick, black smoke. Leaves a thick sticky residue with a strong-smelling odor.
  3. Protein residuealmost invisible residue, will discolor paints, and produces a very strong, unpleasant odor.
  4. Fuel oil residuethick smoke, usually takes more time to clean, the residue will be greasy

Dry and wet smoke residue

Every fire generates some type of wet and dry residue. Some may produce more of one than the other. If the fire is fast and has an abundance of oxygen supply, it deposits dry residue. Fires that burn slower and have less oxygen produce a mostly wet residue.

Wood, cork, and paper produce a dry smoke. Synthetic materials such as plastic and fabrics will produce wet smoke.

Protein residue

When meat, beans, etc., catch on fire it will leave a grease-looking residue. This usually takes a bit longer to clean than dry or wet residues due to its greasy nature.

Fuel oil residue

This is usually seen less often, it is produced from a furnace puff-back. This produces a thick smoke due to the fuel oil not fully burning. This residue can also be very greasy and time-consuming to clean.

Have a frozen pipe? Use SERVPRO of The Attleboros.

3/3/2022 (Permalink)

When temperatures drop below freezing point, pipes have the chance of freezing in these temperatures. You may have a frozen pipe and currently are unsure whether it is frozen or not.

Tips to tell if pipes are frozen:

  1. There is frost on pipes
  2. It’s not at the right temperature
  3. Little to no water is flowing from drains.
  4. A strange smell is coming from the drain or faucet.

If your pipes have these signs, don’t wait, SERVPRO of The Attleboros will arrive and are ready to start the process of any frozen pipe damage. Like us try to make your day and have Brian come out fast.

If your pipes in your commercial office building, commercial property, or residential home in Seekonk, Swansea, Milford, Mansfield, Norton, Wrentham, Franklin have these signs, don’t wait, SERVPRO of The Attleboros will arrive and are ready to start the process of any frozen pipe damage.  

We direct bill your insurance company

  • Chubb
  • Preferred Mutual
  • USAA
  • Catholic Mutual 
  • AMICA
  • Safety Insurance
  • Arabella Insurance
  • Bunker Hill Insurance Company
  • Peerless Insurance Company
  • Foremost Insurance Company
  • Safeco
  • New London Insurance
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Philadelphia Insurance
  • Modern Home
  • EMC Insurance Companies
  • Narragansett Bay Insurance Company
  • The Hartford
  • Pure Insurance Company  

If you need emergency service, Call us 24/7 - (508) 223- 0505

  • We are fast to any size disaster
  • We are water damage restoration specialists
  • We use advanced drying equipment.

Why use SERVPRO of The Attleboros for water damage

2/18/2022 (Permalink)

When water damage hits your home or business, don’t wait to get it fixed. Even just a small water damage can lead to a larger one in the future. It is best to call right away to get it fixed, to ensure the damage won’t create more problems.

If you decide to wait, water damage can cause you issues for more than a week. These problems include damage to the walls, floors, upholstery, and other belongings. Sooner or later the walls will swell metal surfaces tarnish and furniture will begin to warp.

Enough water damage will create moisture in the air, a perfect hotspot for mold to start developing and later growing and spreading around the place. 

When water damage hits, don’t wait, SERVPRO of The Attleboros will arrive and are ready to start the process of any water damage emergency.  

If you need emergency service, Call us 24/7 - (508) 223- 0505

  • We are fast to any size disaster

We are available 24/7 just for you, and our team works faster and is always ready for water damage or water damage emergencies.

  • We are water damage restoration specialists

Our teams have advanced training and expertise.

  • We use advanced drying equipment.

5 things to know about mold

1/25/2022 (Permalink)

Here are 5 things you should know about mold: 

1: Eliminating "all" mold

There is actually no way to eliminate all mold in your environment. Mold spores are a natural occurrence and they can not be removed. The only time they are not good is when they're introduced to a moist, dark environment such as a basement or attic, for example. 

2: Sources of moisture 

It's important that you fix all leaks as soon as you spot them to prevent and reduce the possibility of mold growth. 

3: Reduce and monitor indoor humidity

If you keep your indoor humidity at around 30-60% you can decrease the potential of mold growth. 

  • Have vents in your bathrooms and exhaust fans in your kitchens
  • Use dehumidifiers when necessary 

4: Cleaning up spills and leaks 

Clean up and dry any spills or leaks right away to prevent mold growth. 

5: Carpeting 

If there is an area of your home that's prone to excessive moisture, it's best not to install carpeting there, it can be a host for mold growth. 

Pipes Burst in Seekonk MA, Office Building

1/20/2022 (Permalink)

Pipes can burst any time of the year, mostly due to water pressure, corrosion and movement. If a pipe bursts in your office building in Seekonk, MA it is best to know what to do when it happens.

What to do if you have a burst pipe:

  1. Look for damp patches on walls, ceilings, and floors
  2. Look for loss of water pressure and unusual noises in the system.
  3. Clean the excess water away as soon as possible to reduce more damage.
  4. Move Furniture and belongings away from the affected area.

Call your insurance company and SERVPRO of the Attleboros, we work hand and hand with insurance companies. 

If you need emergency service, Call us 24/7 - (508) 223-0505

  • We are fast to any size disaster

We are available 24/7 just for you, and our team works faster and is always ready for water damage emergencies.

  • We are water damage restoration specialists

Our teams have advanced training and expertise.

Preventing storm damage in your Berkley, Ma home

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

Storm damage can be a huge hassle, and no one wants to receive storm damage, especially when it is least expected. Although you can get damaged at any time, there are natural ways you can do to prevent storm damage in your home. Here are some simple tips and tricks to ensure less damage.

  • Inspect your roof and chimney.

The roof is the most important part of your house. It is important to check out your roof to make sure you don’t have any damaged, loose, or missing shingles or tiles. Another component on the roof is the chimney. The chimney receives more damage than the roof because it stands taller. Making sure your chimney has no cracks or broken masonry work will help prevent possible leakage.

  • Maintain trees and vegetation.

Having a beautiful lawn with bushes and trees is lovely, but keep in mind that plants and trees can cause damage to your house if not maintained. Make sure to minimize vegetation near utility pipes and make sure roots don’t damage your pipes and water line.

  • Clean gutters and downspouts.

Gutters will help collect all the water from your roof. Over time, your gutters will fill up with leaves, seeds, and other debris causing a blockage. It is important to clean your gutters and downspouts to ensure the water can flow easily.

Why use SERVPRO of the Attleboros for water damage restoration

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial or residential - Let us help clean up the disaster

We offer 24-hour Emergency Service

At SERVPRO of Attleboros, we have mastered our services within repairing and restoring water damage.  We offer many water damage services including, flooding, leaky pipes, basement water flooding, soaking wet carpets/upholstery, and more. 

Our team at SERVPRO of the Attleboros is always ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We work locally around Attleboro and around the areas of North Attleboro, MA, Pawtucket, MA, Seekonk, MA, Swansea, Ma, and many more locations.

Why you should choose SERVPRO of the Attleboros.

  • We are fast to any size disaster

We are available 24/7 just for you, and our team works faster and is always ready for water damage or water damage emergencies.

  • We are water damage restoration specialists

Our teams have advanced training and expertise.

  • We use advanced drying equipment.

SERVPRO of the Attleboros will arrive and are ready to start the process of any water damage emergency. 

Tips on what you should do and not do after a flooding.

12/30/2021 (Permalink)

After having a flood on your property or any water damage situation, you should learn what to do after flooding and learn what not to do after flooding. Below is a list of 5 things you should and shouldn’t do after a flood.

What to do after flooding:

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Remove excess water on furniture and prop up upholstery and cushions.
  • Gather loose items from the floors.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn on air conditioning for maximum drying.

What not to do after flooding:

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place
  • Don't leave items on the wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use a household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use any household appliances that have been in contact with the water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet

If you need emergency service, Call us 24/7 - (508) 223-0505

  • We are fast to any size disaster

We are available 24/7 just for you, and our team works faster and is always ready for water damage emergencies.

  • We are water damage restoration specialists

Our teams have advanced training and expertise.

Norton, Wrentham, Mansfield, Taunton, Fall River, Seekonk, Swansea...we are ready to help!! 

Why choose SERVPRO of The Attleboros

12/27/2021 (Permalink)

We offer 24-hour Emergency Service

SERVPRO of The Attleboros is a disaster restoration company. We offer 24-hour emergency service just to help you. We clean and restore damage to your home or commercial building from water, fire, or storm damage, as well as do numerous different jobs for cleaning such as mold removal, cleaning carpets, cleaning air ducts, and more. 

At SERVPRO of The Attleboros, we work in many different locations all over the Attleboros and surrounding towns some areas which including; Seekonk MA, Swansea MA, Blackstone MA, and many more towns.

Why you should act fast and call SERVPRO of The Attleboros

In many cleaning and restoration situations, action is needed quickly. Acting quickly to your damage will help ensure the damage doesn’t get any worse than what it already was. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

We are here to help and we will try to make for the day with a rainbow.

SERVPRO of The Attleboros team will arrive and restore quickly "Like it never even happened." If you have needed emergency service, We direct bill your insurance company: AMICA - Chubb - Bunker Hill - Nationwide - New London County - Narraganset Bay - The Main Street Assurance Group - National Grange - Liberty Mutual - Foremost  - Safeco - Met Life - Travelers - American Modern Home - Plymouth Rock Assurance - Arbella Insurance -Pure Insurance

Call us 24/7 at 508-223-0505