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Being a Prepared Attleboro Business Owner

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know...

50% of businesses fail to reopen following a disaster.....

50%!! That's HALF! 

You don't want to be a part of that 50% that doesn't open after fire, water, or other damage. 

At SERVPRO of the Attleboros we offer something called

Emergency Ready Profile 

Having an ERP for your business allows you to minimize and business interruptions by having a plan of action already in place. 

Knowing what to expect and what to do ahead of time is a key factor to timely mitigation and can help minimize how damage can affect your business.

The SERVPRO ERP includes:

- A no cost assessment of your facility:

          This means there's no need for you to dish out extra funds! 

           It's completely free! 

- A concise Profile Document that contains critical info needed in the case of an emergency:

             It won't take a lot of time for our Sales and Marketing rep to complete, meaning you won't have to spend a lot of time away from any current projects. 

              It will save you a lot of time if you ever need to use it, however! 

A guide to help you get back into your facility after a disaster 

              This can help minimize the amount of time your business is shut down by having an immediate plan of action 

Establishes US as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider:

               We are locally owned and operated, meaning if you do come into a disaster at your facility, you can call us and we will be there right away to get the restoration process started! 

Identification of the line of command for authorizing work 

This saves everyone time so we can begin the mitigation work... ultimately saving you time and money

Provides facility details such as:

Shut off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.  

                   Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it, and who to call will provide you a quick solution ahead of time in case of an emergency. 

When you contact us at SERVPRO of the Attleboros to create an ERP for your business, we will get it done for you in no time so you can begin to be prepared for disasters! 

Give us a call at (508) 223-0505 and ask for Mike! (Our marketing and sales rep) He will walk you through the ERP process and how it can further help you! 

What to do After a Water Damage at your Attleboro Business

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

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At SERVPRO of the Attleboros, we understand how crucial it is to get your business back up and running as quickly as possible after any damage. When you call us about a water damage to your Attleboro business, we'll respond Faster to Any Size Disaster! 

Our crews have the training, equipment, and experience to manage any kind of water damage. No matter if you had a toilet back up, or the whole office is raining from the ceiling, we will respond quick to get the mitigation process going! We will manage the project through its completion

If the damage occurs while you are in business, (not after hours) there are a few things you can do or check on to make sure there are no injuries to you or your employees:

- Is it safe to stay in the building?

- If you are moving materials, when anything is wet it can be VERY heavy, it's important that you be very careful.

- Try to remove some water by mopping

- Wipe water from desks, tables etc...

- Remove any important documents (if possible) to a dry, safe area of the building

- Move any loose items from the floor (if possible) 

What you should NOT do after a water damage:

- Do not use a regular vacuum to try to remove water

- Do not use any electronic devices such as computers, printers etc...

- Do not turn any fixtures (fans, ceiling lights...) if the ceiling is wet

It is imperative that you stay out of any room where the ceiling is sagging. This can be dangerous. 

If your Attleboro business suffers from any size water damage, be sure to call us at (508) 223-0505. We know damage doesn't wait for normal business hours, so we don't either, we're here 24/7 for YOU! 

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Avoiding Fires in your Commercial Kitchen - Norton

1/16/2020 (Permalink)

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Avoiding Fires in your Seekonk Restaurant Kitchen

According to the National Fire Protection Association, between 2006-2010, there were about 7,640 fires at restaurant type establishments. 3/5 of those fires involved cooking equipment. It is important to ensure that ALL equipment such as:

  • Fryers
  • Ovens
  • Stoves
  • Etc

Are cleaned every day, and are professionally inspected when they need to be.

It may look like you have cleaned the grease from the surfaces, but grease can and will build up in hoods and grease traps. If they get too hot or grease builds up too much, it can quickly cause a fire.

You should have regularly scheduled cleanings to avoid any possibilities of fire in your restaurant, hotel, or assisted living home kitchen.

Sprinkler systems can be the saving grace between a small fire that closes the business for a few days, or a fire engulfing the entire facility forcing you to permanently close, or be closed for an extended amount of time. Pipes and heads on sprinkler systems can become corroded with time, so it’s important to have them inspected regularly. Be sure the sprinkler heads are free of any debris, such a cobwebs.

It is important to ensure that your kitchen staff has the knowledge of what to do in the case of a fire emergency. You should have scheduled meetings and drills for:

  • Fire
  • Evacuation
  • Emergency exits

Other causes of commercial kitchen fires:

  • Not turning off cooking appliances
  • Overheating oil in fryers
  • Clutter: boxes, cups, wrappers…
  • Dish towels, pot holders…

Keep an eye on your kitchen staff and be sure they are taking proper precautions when cooking and cleaning. 

Call SERVPRO of The Attleboros (508) 223-0505 if your Attleboro Falls restaurant kitchen suffered from fire damage. We’ll make it "Like it never even happened."

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Commercial Puff Back - Seekonk, MA

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of The Attleboros mitigates fire, water, smoke, soot, and mold damage for your commercial property, like your apartment, restaurant, hospital, and school.

A puff back is when a boiler chamber or furnace explodes. Most puff backs occur in an oil-fired system, but some occur with gas systems which can be way more severe. A puff back can be caused by a break in the nozzle or some systematic error in the boiler chamber. Businesses need substantial hours of operation in order to drive business. We understand that, which is why we're dedicated to serving commercial property owners. If you are experiencing a puff back in your home or business, leave the affected area, since it's likely you'll breathe in smoke and soot if you stay. Seek safety in an unaffected area and call the professionals at SERVPRO.

Don't try to clean up soot and smoke damage after a puff back. You may feel the need to, which is understandable, but leave it to the restoration professionals. They have the technology and certification to clean your puff back damage right. 

Most puff backs are covered by insurance, but it is recommended you check with your insurance provider and adjuster for the actual cost of mitigation. 

Reference on puff backs from the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/1986/02/13/garden/furnace-puffbacks-leave-sooty-mess.html

Commercial Services in the Attleboro!

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

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In wake of Hurricane Dorian's destruction, SERVPRO of The Attleboros wants to remind you to stay safe especially if you are in the areas being directly affected by the Category 3 storm.

Whether it's a classroom, an industrial park basement, a hospital, a restaurant, or a university, we've got you covered for any fire or water emergency. We also offer cleaning, bio-hazard removal, and HVAC/Air-duct cleaning to keep your business running properly. As a business, we really understand the importance of the business to stay operating. 

We are open 24/7 to accommodate your business. The first step is assessment. Our certified team will come to your business first to assess damage and then will quickly begin mitigating your damage.

Take a look at our YouTube channel with many informational videos with pictures and testimonials to showcase our #RestorationDomination. 

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Commercial Cleaning Secret - MUST READ for Attleboro Biz Owners

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

Toothpaste is a great cleaning hack! Use it on almost ANYTHING in your business!

Cleaning your business using safe, non-hazardous cleaning products is vital for society, since we are trying to lower the impact on our environment due to climate change and endangered species. If customers go into your Attleboro business, it is important to have clean facilities in case they need to use them. A clean business says a lot about you, and a dirty one says even more.

  • Use an old toothbrush and scrub the tile floors in the workplace restroom.
  • If an employee is wearing a fancy white shirt or pants but stains them, grab a damn sponge and scrub the area with toothpaste. This should get the stain off, depending on the severity of the stain. 
  • Remove the stains on the rubber soles of your white shoes. Grab a damp sponge or towel and some toothpaste. Scrub the affected areas, or leave toothpaste on the shoe for a whole day, and it comes off like powder. Thus is an amazing trick to use with your white Reebok's or Adidas's. 
  • Use toothpaste to scrub the toilet to make it more presentable and safe for workers or customers.
  • Rubbing a tiny amount of toothpaste with a cloth on your cell phone screen will make it look good as new!

If your Dodgeville or Attleboro commercial property is experiencing severe stains that need professional attention (like blood stains or other bio-remediation services) call SERVPRO of The Attleboros 24/7. We will make it, "Like it never even happened."

More Info on cleaning with non-gel toothpaste - https://www.rd.com/home/cleaning-organizing/unexpected-uses-for-toothpaste/

Commercial Property Contamination - Do's and Dont's in Attleboro, MA

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

Bio-hazards and contamination in your commercial property.

At SERVPRO of The Attleboros, we understand that any type of exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose potentially serious health threats. In a business or any commercial setting, sewage backup, blood cleanup or a chemical spill, can place YOU and other workers at risk. In these types of bio-hazardous situations, your primary focus needs to be safety. 

What to Do After a Contamination

  • Stay out of any and all affected areas.
  • Call emergency services if the situation is life-threatening.
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.
  • Turn off the HVAC system if there is sewage damage.

What Not to Do After a Contamination

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics lying around. Hang leathers and furs. 
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors. Try to have the areas as clean as possible.
  • Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don’t use the television or power on any electronics.
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Biohazards should not be taken lightly, so make sure you are following this protocol to remain safe in your place of business. At SERVPRO of The Attleboros, we care about our local community and people. If you have any questions, or would like to contact one of our professionals, please call 508-223-0505 or visit our website.

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How To Be a Smart & Prepared Attleboro Business Owner

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Above picture explains the benefits of having an Emergency READY Profile (ERP) with SERVPRO of the Attleboros.

BUSINESS OWNERS, DID YOU KNOW...

50 % of businesses may NEVER recover after a disaster strikes - that's half (1/2) of businesses. That's a huge number!

Preparation is imperative to running successful businesses. Let's face it...life is SO unpredictable, which can be nice, but in the commercial world "unpredictable" is a scary term. After all, anything's super scary if money is involved.

Commercial properties and businesses drive the value of areas like North Attleboro and Dodgeville, so having a specific protocol on hand for when emergencies occur is beneficial. That is why SERVPRO of the Attleboros has developed an Emergency READY Profile (ERP) for businesses. Rest assured that an industrial leader for more than 40 years will get to the scene and mitigate damage from your disaster, mold, or flood.

The ERP Advantages:

  1. A no-cost assessment of your facility, meaning no need to allocate funds. Great value - zero cost.
  2. A concise document that contains all the important information about your cleanup/restoration job.
  3. A helpful, informational guide of what to do following a disaster.
  4. Established your SERVPRO Franchise Professional - you'll have peace of mind knowing an industry leader is there to assist you and close-by.
  5. Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin. This saves time so we can begin mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.

Having an Emergency READY Profile can save your business so much time, stress, and money. Please consider contacting SERVPRO of the Attleboros 508-223-0505 and setting up your ERP today! 

Cleaning Your Commercial Property: We Mean Business- Attleboro

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Cleaning your business safely and effectively - do NOT mix these products together!

It is important for business and commercial property owners to use safe cleaning chemicals, since Attleboro businesses are inhabited by adult, teens, children, and the elderly. 

It is important to know the chemicals and cleaning solutions that should not be mixed together. Mixing certain substances together in an effort to create the perfect cleaning solution can and probably will backfire. 

Harmful Substance Duo's

  • Drain Cleaner and Another Drain Cleaner - Not a good idea to mix two types of drain cleaner together, since some cleaners can be acidic or alkaline. Drain cleaning formulas are so powerful on their own, so there's really no need to mix them.
  • Vinegar and Hydrogen Peroxide - Although on their own, they're not harmful but mixed together it becomes nearly fatal. The combination of the two create peracetic acid, which can irritate the respiratory system and everywhere externally.
  • Bleach and Rubbing Alcohol - This mixture creates a common deadly chemical: Chloroform. Not good!!!

Before attempting to mix substances together, make sure you conduct your research as to what exactly is in the product. Above all, do not mix these substances together in the same container or spray bottle. 

Business + Commercial Property Owners:

Call SERVPRO of The Attleboros to mitigate your mess @ 508-223-0505

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Norton Massachusetts - Commercial Water & Fire Damage Restoration

5/2/2019 (Permalink)

Mansfield & Norton Massachusetts - Commercial Water & Fire Damage Restoration

When your commercial building gets hit with a fire or water damage and flooding call us. We can help you get back in the game. SERVPRO is well known in the commercial disaster restoration industry as a leader. We can handle small & large commercial jobs and have services needed to help your business get back operating as fast as possible.

When there is water the first step is to extract the water and evaluate the flooring and walls to start the drying process. Our goal to save as much of the interior as possible based on safety standards and to make sure all surfaces get dried and then clean up.

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We can help!! 

When disaster hits call

SERVPRO of The Attleboros 508-223-0505

Commercial Water Cleanup - Swansea, MA

9/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Building Water Damage & Restoration Services

We are available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running after a disaster. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation!

Within Minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.

Call SERVPRO of The Attleboros @ 508-223-0505 or visit our Facebook page.

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Commercial Carpet Cleaning

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

Even the highest-quality carpet and upholstery can show soiling over time. Protect your investment by calling us to clean and maintain your carpet and upholstery. The SERVPRO System offers a number of cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet.

We also offer a range of specialized cleaning methods:

  • Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short piled carpets.
  • Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas.
  • Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry.
  • Dry Cleaning: When color-fastness is an issue.

Preventative Maintenance

Carpets act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair, and other soils. All carpet manufacturers agree on actions you can take between carpet cleanings to increase the life span of your carpet.

IICRC states that 79% of soil in carpet is dry soil. Vacuuming is a key component to proper care and maintenance of carpet.

Preventative maintenance actions include: 

  • Regular vacuuming
  • Spot removal
  • Moving furniture to change traffic patterns
  • Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet

Professional Cleaning

Our professional cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets. How often you’ll need professional cleaning depends on soil build-up, traffic, type and color of carpeting. A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months. The best advice is to clean carpets before they become totally saturated with soil. If you wait until carpets look really dirty, the carpets may never be restored to their former appearance. Dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet looks dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the fibers. More dirt is hiding below the surface down near the base of the pile, causing damage to the carpet. When a carpet is saturated with dirt, the soil has penetrated crevices and has become firmly lodged.

We will get the job done right. For a cleaning backed by state-of-the-art equipment, over 40 years of experience and Professionals trained to the highest standards, call us today at (508) 223-0505!

Commercial Biohazard - Berkley, MA

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of the Attleboros, we understand that any type of exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose some serious health threats and consequences. In a commercial setting, any type of sewage backup, blood cleanup or even chemical spill, can place YOU and all of the inhabitants of the area at risk. Upon recognizing the situation, your primary focus should be safety. After the area has been critically assessed, you should be well versed in the do’s and don’ts after a contamination.

What to Do After a Contamination

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.
  • Turn off the HVAC system if there is sewage damage.

What Not to Do After a Contamination

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don’t use television or other household appliances.
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Situations that contain any biohazardous material or spills, should not be handled lightly. At SERVPRO of the Attleboros, we care about our local community, as well as all of those that live in the area. If you have any questions, or would like to contact one of our professionals, please call (508)-223-0505 or visit our website.

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Dighton, MA - Commercial Services

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of the Attleboro's has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Examples of properties that we can and have cleaned before in the past, include(s):

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military
  • Universities
  • Schools
  • Restaurants
  • Commercial Disaster Recovery Services 

We are available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation. Learn more about our commercial restoration services by calling SERVPRO of The Attleboros at (508) 223-0505 or visit our Facebook page!

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.

Commercial Building Services

4/12/2017 (Permalink)

When your home or business has been damaged by fire, water, or storm damage, the immediate concern should be temporary protective measures such as placing roof tarps to prevent additional damage, and boarding up to secure the building and remove water and debris.After protecting and securing the structure, professionals at SERVPRO of The Attleboro's can begin the restoration process. Your home or business may need reconstruction work to get your property back to its preloss condition.The professionals at SERVPRO of The Attleboro's can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keeps costs low.SERVPRO of The Attleboro's can provide this continuity by supervising a full range of restoration services that will bring a building back to full functionality.
  • Board Up
  • Carpet Repair and Installation
  • Document Drying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Electrical
  • Electronics Restoration
  • Fine Art Restoration
  • Furniture Restoration
  • General Contracting
  • Hardwood Floor Repair
  • HVAC Services
  • Linoleum Floor Repair
  • Move Out
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Portable Power
  • Roof Tarp
  • Roofing Services
  • Scalable Resources
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Temporary Warehouse Space
  • Tile Floor Repair
  • Tree Removal

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. We study IICRC standards and best practices in cleaning and restoration standards.

A Few of Our Restoration Certifications

  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

For more information, please give us a call at (508) 223-0505!