Recent Storm Damage Posts

What happens after Storm and Water Damage.

9/7/2021 (Permalink)

After a water loss, one of the main challenges that need to be addressed is the water! Standing water can also lead to musty smells and mold growth…both of which nobody wants in their Attleboro business. As an Attleboro business owner, it’s important for you to be aware and prepared for what to do/ what we can do to help after a flood or other water damage to your property.

  • Water extraction

When you call us after you experience any water damage, we’ll start by getting rid of all standing water to reduce the initial and secondary damage.

  • Cleaning and disinfecting

After the water is gone, our technicians will begin cleaning and disinfecting the area. This is also an effort to reduce the musty odor!

  • Drying

Typically right after the water is extracted, we will place our drying equipment such as air movers and dehumidifiers to start the drying process.

SERVPRO of The Attleboros will arrive and are ready to start the process of any fire and soot 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 fire damage or soot damage emergencies.

  • We are fire damage restoration specialists

Our teams have advanced training and expertise.

What to do and not do with storm flooding.

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

After having a flood on your property, you should learn what to do after a storm 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

Storm Damage Tips for Attleboro, MA.

7/9/2021 (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.
  • Maintain trees and vegetation.
  • Clean gutters and downspouts.
  • Remember to check your attic.

When storm 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.

Working in Attleboro MA, Seekonk MA, Berkley MA, Dighton MA, and more.

Preparing your business from a tropical storm.

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

Summer is just around the corner which means hurricane and tropical storm season is about to begin. When the season begins, you should begin to prepare yourself and your business in case of emergencies. Doesn’t matter how small or large, any large storm could possibly impact you. 

How to prepare your business:

  1. Start off by creating an emergency plan for your employers.
  2. Make backups for assets and protect data, equipment, technology, products, etc.
  3. Fortify your locations.
  4. Keep your people aware.

If a storm hits, and you have storm damage, call SERVPRO of The Attleboros. We will be ready to help restore your property and needs.

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 storm damage emergencies.

  • We are storm damage restoration specialists

Our teams have advanced training and expertise.

Preventing storm damage in your Seekonk, Ma home

1/11/2021 (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 are 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.

Storm Damage in Attleboro, Seekonk, Swansea, Norton Ma.

12/17/2020 (Permalink)

The Attleboros get hit with many different types of storms including thunderstorms, hurricanes, winter storms, and a tornado once in a while. As much as we can not do too much to stop a storm from hitting us, we can help with storm damage. Knowing to call SERVPRO of the Attleboros for your remediation services can save you future stress and vulnerability.

How we can help Attleboro storm damage.

  • We are available for 24/7 emergency service
  • Our team is a quick responder and will help prevent secondary damage in the future.
  • We are highly trained storm damage specialists.
  • We have the resources to handle storm and disaster damage.

We can be your master of service during the disaster cleanup and make your day brighter.

Attleboro, Seekonk, Swansea, Norton Ma.

We are here for you 24/7 

SERVPRO of The Attleboros 508-223-0505

What happens after water damage in your Attleboro home

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

After a water loss, one of the main challenges that needs to be addressed is, of course, the water! Standing water can also lead to musty smells and mold growth…both of which nobody wants in their Attleboro business.

We are in the midst of Atlantic hurricane season, and while it’s been quite warm, we have seen a few bad, rainy days and with the fall season approaching, we can expect some more. As an Attleboro business owner, it’s important for you to be aware and prepared for what to do/ what we can do to help after a flood or other water damage to your property.

Water extraction

When you call us after you experience any water damage, we’ll start by getting rid of all standing water to reduce the initial and secondary damage.

Cleaning and disinfecting

After the water is gone, our technicians will begin cleaning and disinfecting the area. This is also in efforts to reduce the musty odor!

Drying

Typically right after the water is extracted, we will place our drying equipment such as air movers and dehumidifiers to start the drying process.

Our technicians will do daily checks to ensure the property is drying properly and is showing good levels of dryness!

Odor after water damage

Think about walking into an old basement…what do you smell?? Must… that’s because of all the moisture held down there. The same thing happens after a water damage, if any material is left the slightest bit damp, it will begin to stink.

Carpets, walls, furniture, and other material in your commercial space are likely to suffer from some damage if your building experiences any type of water damage. At SERVPRO of the Attleboros, we’re equipped, experienced, and trained to eliminate any offensive odors after a water loss! We have numerous types of deodorants and techniques to make sure your commercial property is smelling “Like it never even happened.”

When it comes to water damage, it’s kind of difficult to determine the exact source of the odor, but at SERVPRO, we use HEPA air scrubbers to remove all those tiny little odor particles from the air. Sometimes we may even use a fogging method to neutralize odors.

If you experience any water damage, give us a call at (508) 223-0505

Preventing damage following a power outage | Mansfield, MA

8/10/2020 (Permalink)

Preventing damage after a power outage - SERVPRO of the Attleboros Remember to stay informed during any storm, sign up for local alerts, and monitor the weather!

After a bad storm, no matter the season, you might lose power. If only for a few minutes or hours, or days... you should take proper precautions to prevent any fire damage after you get power back to your home (or business). 

At SERVPRO of the Attleboros, we know how power outages can go from inconvenient to damaging in no time. While it might not be the actual power outage causing damage, it can cause a domino effect and lead to other things. 

Preventing fire damage 

NEVER run a gas powered generator inside your home. This can cause carbon monoxide build up which can be dangerous to your health. And never use a gas powered stove or grill to warm your home. 

In the unfortunate situation where you may be cooking and the power goes out, be sure all stove units are off, as well as the oven.

Turn all knobs on the stove to be 100% positive they are off. 

Go around the house / building and check the smoke detectors to make sure they're in working order, in the case a fire does break out, you'll be alerted. While waiting for the power to turn back on, the last thing you'll want is a fire! 

Unplug appliances

Unplug all non-essential appliances like toasters, coffee makers, mixers, and electronics such as gaming consoles, computers, TV's etc. When the power does come back on, these could cause a surge that can cause damage. 

It's especially important to unplug appliances that don't have surge protection built in. 

After power is restored 

After you get your power back, take a walk in and around the house, check for any water leaks, functioning appliances, and check and extinguish any candles that are still lit for light. 

Keep our phone number handy if there is any damage, we're here to help!! 

508-223-0505, ready for whatever happens! 

Tropical Storm Fay | What we can expect in Attleboro, MA

7/10/2020 (Permalink)

Tropical Storm Fay what to expect in Attleboro Be sure to take in or tie down your patio / outdoor furniture, and always avoid driving through flooded areas!!

Tonight and into tomorrow we're expecting to be hit by Tropical Storm Fay. Though Western Massachusetts is expected to get the brunt of it, we can still expect some rain. 

What is a tropical storm 

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): a tropical storm is a cyclone with max wind speeds of 39-73 MPH. 

Tropical Storm Fay will bring winds up to 40 MPH in the Attleboro area, so be sure to tie down any loose outside items or bring your patio furniture in the basement/into the shed. You don't want your stuff flying around the yard! 

Tropical Storm Fay 

The storm has been making it's way up the East Coast from the Carolinas, and is expected to get to the Massachusetts area in the late afternoon today and we can expect the most rain in the late evening and overnight. 

According to WBZ TV, we can expect .55"-1" of rain. 

Throughout Southern New England, the storm is expected to bring 1-2 inches of rain. 

On Saturday (July 11th), we can expect a few lingering showers, but the biggest part of the storm will be late evening into the night today (July 10th) 

Fun Fact: Tropical Storm Fay is the 6th named storm of 2020. The fourth named storm of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. 

If your home or business experiences flood or storm damage this weekend, give us a call ASAP at 508-223-0505, we're here to help!! 

Hurricane season in Attleboro - Be prepared!

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

Hurricane as seen from space Call SERVPRO of the Attleboros for any storm related damage at (508) 223-0505

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th each year. 

It is predicted by the NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, there is a 60% chance of an above normal season, 30% chance of a near normal season, 10% chance of a below normal season. 

According to the NOAA, there is a "likely range of 13 to 19 named storms of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes, including 3 to 6 major hurricanes. 

How do we prepare for hurricanes in Attleboro?

1: Find out if you live or work in a hurricane evacuation zone. You can check by clicking here.

2: Make emergency plans for your family. This is very important for you to do in case you need to take action before or during a hurricane. 

Click here for information on making a family emergency plan with meeting locations, emergency contacts, evacuation plan, shelters, and how to consider everyone's needs in the case of an emergency. 

3: Prepare an emergency kit.

Your emergency kit should have 

  • Bottled water
  • Flashlights 
  • Radio and extra batteries
  • Canned goods 
  • First aid kit
  • Important paperwork
  • Clothes 
  • Charged phone
  • Cash 
  • Any medical supplies
  • Pet food 

Click here to print out an emergency kit checklist from the Mass.gov blog. 

4: Staying informed.

This is a very important part of preparing for an emergency. As a storm is brewing, it's important to pay attention to the news and any alerts.

Preparing for a large storm takes some time, but it will be worth it in the case we do experience a storm in Attleboro. 

If your home or business has suffered from storm or water damage, don't hesitate to call us at (508) 223-0505, we're here to help 24/7

Flash Flooding in Wrentham Massachusetts

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

With spring approaching us fast, so are the rains that come with it. Yes we may like the warmer (ish) weather that comes in the spring, some of us might not be in favor of all that rain, and sometimes flooding. 

What is flooding?

Flooding is an excess amount of water onto land that’s normally dry, according to the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL). Floods occur when waves come onto the shore, snow melts too fast, or when dams break. Flooding can happen with as little as a few inches of water, but can be as extreme as covering an entire house.

Flash floods are the most dangerous kind of floods because they combine the dangers of a regular flood with high speeds and destruction.

Flash floods occur when an abundance of water fills normally dry areas such as river beds, as well as normal flowing creeks, causing the water to rapidly rise in a short amount of time. Flash floods usually happen with little to no warning.

Floods can happen anywhere in the country and they are a threat anywhere it rains. 

Areas at high risk for flash floods

Densely populated areas: This is because of all of the buildings, highways, parking lots, decrease the amount of rain absorbed into the ground, which causes runoff. The runoff can increase the potential of flash flooding.

During heavy, heavy rain, storm drains can become overflowed and flood roads and buildings. During this time it is very dangerous to be in a basement or underground parking garage.

Areas near bodies of water: areas along rivers and creaks are more at risk because, as stated above, excess water can fill them up and cause the waters to rise within minutes and cause flooding.

Melting snow can cause flash floods as well. When snow melts it can cause runoff, and when you add in spring rains AND snow melting, the risk for flash flooding increases. Melting snow and rain waters can enter streams, lift the ice, and create dams. This will cause the water to find other ways to flow, and it will be fast!

What is the difference between flash flood warning and flash flood watch?

If you hear or see on the news that there is a flash flood warning, flash flooding is occurring or is very likely. Flash flooding can happen in areas where rain is not coming down.

Flood warning: a flood warning is issued when flooding is already occurring or is about to happen.

Flood watch: issued when conditions are suitable for flooding. A flood watch does not mean that flooding will absolutely happen, but is possible.

Flood advisory: issued when flooding is not expected to be terrible enough to issue a warning, but the weather might cause slight inconveniences.

Even if you aren’t in an area where heavy rains are occurring, you might still be at risk for flash flooding. Always pay attention to the news, or the alerts sent to your phone and take them seriously!! Floods can cause serious injury, and even be fatal.

If you suffer from damage to your home or commercial business due to storm related events, call us at (508) 223-0505, we’ll make it

“Like it never even happened.”

For more information about flooding, the dangers, and how to be prepared, visit https://www.weather.gov/safety/flood-watch-warning and https://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/floods/  

Protecting your Dighton business from flood damage.

12/17/2019 (Permalink)

When a storm hits, there’s a possibility of it flooding your business, always be prepared and remember to call us! (508) 223-0505.

Whether you have run your business for 50 years or 2 years, flood damage is the last thing you want! Every business and home is susceptible to flooding, even if it’s nowhere near a body of water. Your business and appliances can easily be ruined and leaving you and your employees wondering what to do now.

Flooding can occur anywhere. Flooding is usually caused by extreme precipitation. You may think if your business is not in a “high risk” flood area, you shouldn’t be insured against flood damage, but that is a very good thing to consider looking into. Commercial flood insurance can make a difference between re-opening or closing down ?

Protecting your small Dighton business:

  • Have a business continuity plan. This is a strategy for recovering your business in the event of a disaster. An effective plan builds upon:
    • Identify your risks or threats
    • Identify critical business functions and processes & resources needed for them.
      • Answering phones
      • Running equipment
    • Adopt controls to prevent or reduce a disasters impact on your business.
      • Keep paper copies of digital files elsewhere.
    • Test your plan

Click here for more information about business continuity planning.

  • Purchase flood insurance. Most standard business insurance policies do not cover flood damage. Purchasing flood insurance if you are not in a high-risk area could cause you less than if you were.
  • Prepare your property.
    • Basements are very vulnerable to flood damage.
      • Fill any cracks on the walls.
      • Make the landscape such so that water runs away from the building.
      • Install a sump pump (if you haven’t already)
      • Move equipment, documents, inventory… to a higher location other than the basement.

Flooding is a huge challenge that small business owners face. But, by taking proactive measures, you can minimize any potential damage that may occur. 

If your Dighton business suffers from flood, storm, or water damage, call us 24/7 at (508) 223-0505 and visit our website for more information and tips.

SERVPRO of the Attleboros is proud to serve our local communities and small businesses

Hurricane Dorian

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

east coast map showing Hurricane Dorian's path Hurricane Dorian's path

Hurricane Dorian is remaining stationary over the Bahamas, greatly impacting the area and destroying homes and infrastructure. Later tonight and this week Dorian will continue movement up the coast but remaining offshore. Flooding is expected for Georgia and the Carolinas. If you are in these affected areas please seek safety, as officials have announced mandatory evacuations in certain areas. Flooding is a major issue, and that’s why we’re here to help during your disaster. 

If your home or business is suffering from excessive rainfall and flooding, give SERVPRO of The Attleboros a call at 508-223-0505 or visit our website: https://www.SERVPROtheattleboros.com/storm-flooding-restoration

1st Confirmed Tornado of 2019 - Washington County, Maine

8/15/2019 (Permalink)

Maine has seen its first tornado of the 2019 year. Usually they get about a few tornadoes each year. A couple hours ago there were reports of an EF1 tornado touching Washington County. The tornado hit two areas at about 5:40PM. It ventured about a half mile.

Tornadoes are not as common as storms, but can still leave a lot of damage and debris behind, which is why we offer tree removal and building services. In fact, most deaths and injuries occur from flying debris. It is important to seek shelter in a structurally-secure building. SERVPRO of The Attleboros services include installing roof tarps, board-ups, tree removal, roofing services, general contracting, and installing temporary fencing to keep your residential or commercial business safe.

For more information on tornadoes in Maine, visit this resource of the Stats from Maine Emergency Management Agency. This tornado in Maine damaged trees and left rubble in it's path, so SERVPRO of The Attleboros can clean that up if anything like that happens at or near your Attleboro, Seekonk, or Norton home.

For pictures and more info:

https://www.wmtw.com/article/first-confirmed-tornado-of-year-in-maine/28707325

Hurricane Barry - Don't let Your Attleboro Business Flood

7/17/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of The Attleboros to mitigate any-size storm damage - 508-223-0505

Flooding as a result of storm damage can be detrimental for a business and their hours of operation. 

Hurricane Barry is the headliner of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The Tropical Storm recently landed in Louisiana. 

Key Facts:

  • Hurricane Barry is expected to weaken as time passes.
  • Rain is the biggest issue. Downfalls are expected, causing a huge threat to homes and businesses. Use caution in the case of flooding.
  • Most of the storm is in the Gulf of mexico right now.
  • Some places in Louisiana have ordered a mandatory evacuation.

As a reminder to business owners and home owners - flood insurance is very important. Don't wait until a flood happens, because flooding can happen anywhere in the United States. No state is immune. SERVPRO of The Attleboros offers Emergency Services for any-size flooding disaster in your home or business. We take pride in our commercial services.

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Source: https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/tropical-storm-barry-saturday-2019-intl/index.html

Storms on This Week's Forecast - Attleboro, MA

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

Weekly Forecast for Attleboro, MA

According the Weather Channel, this week looks, for the most part decent in Attleboro, MA and nearby areas like South Attleboro and Dodgeville. However, tomorrow (Tuesday June 25th) is expected to thunderstorm for most of the day. We're also expecting some thunderstorms. Day that are mostly sunny are within the 80-88° range, so other than those stormy days, we should be seeing a beautiful week of sunshine. As always, Massachusetts and New England as a whole can be subject to unpredictable weather conditions. it is important to be aware of when rain showers because flash floods may occur, leaving your business and home in inhabitable conditions. Read our previous blog post on Storm Tips & Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Monday: Mostly sunny 

Tuesday: Showers 

Wednesday: Mostly Sunny

Thursday: Mostly Sunny

Friday: Mostly Sunny

Saturday: PM Thunderstorms

Sunday: PM Thunderstorms 

Attleboro's Sandy & Storm Tips for Businesses

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Sandy and Storm tips

SERVPRO of The Attleboros specializes in disaster cleanup + restoration, mold remediation, bio-remediation, building services, carpet cleaning and more. We have the most advanced equipment to get any cleaning or restoration job done quickly and correctly. It is always our #1 priority to make customers happy with our services.

Back in October 2012...

Hurricane Sandy took the east coast by surprise, being more devastating than anyone has expected. It started as a Depression in the Caribbean Sea and proceeded North, turning into a Category 1 Hurricane. Sandy went down to a depression again but then picked right back up to a first category. Due to a cold front coming, Sandy became a hybrid of two storms, which caused media outlets to dub it,“Frankenstorm”. 

Sandy pummeled New England states including Massachusetts, largely due to the fact that people were ill-prepared and unaware of how bad it was. 

Businesses must have flood insurance for this very reason. Many businesses in northern states were destroyed during Sandy because business and commercial property owners assumed a storm would never reach. No matter where you're located in the, anything can happen even if storm's and flooding in a particular area is uncommon.

Think: How many uncommon and unpredictable things happen on a daily basis in our lives?

Last;y, if you're experiencing Storm damage or flooding, call SERVPRO of The Attleboros at 508-223-0505!

Advanced Technology When Storms Strike in Attleboro

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

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Hurricane Sandy was detrimental to Rhode Island, CT, MA, and other areas within the United States. There were about 149 reported fatalities due to this super storm that hit us in the fall of 2012. Millions upon millions were without power for days on end. If you remember this time, you would know how stressful things were and how on-edge people were (because nowadays we NEED the internet and WiFi to survive, don't we?). For more information on the cause/effects of Hurricane Sandy, go to National Geographic.

We at SERVPRO of the Attleboros wanted to take the time and give you guys the rundown of the storm damage technology we're working with.

Advanced Technology

  • Electronic & Accurate Moisture detection equipment  - When a storm damages parts of your home or business, it is important to assess the situation and look for any "hidden" moisture, or wetness that is not visible. There can be moisture in the walls, ceilings, furniture, and hard-wood floors (which act as a "sponge" for soaking up water). Moisture detection is done by means of electrodes. These devices were created to be extremely accurate when detecting water.
  • Water Extraction Equipment - To dry the area faster, water extraction equipment is important. The Attleboro basement might be flooded, so a means of getting that water out makes for a more effective and faster drying process. 
  • Industrial Strength Air-Movers + Dehumidifiers  - These will let the moisture evaporate fast and easy. They're portable and able to cover any size area in your home or commercial property.
  • Note: Air-Scrubbers + Thermal Foggers might be needed to deodorize and rid the home of any lingering odors caused by moisture. 

In addition to our technology, we have a highly trained team ready to repair.

Encountering storm damage or water damage? Call SERVPRO of the Attleboros now at 508-223-0505 and our dependable team will be there to fix it, "Like it never even happened." 

Storm Damage in Seekonk, MA

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of The Attleboros, we are a trusted leader in the restoration industry. We have a number of disaster recovery services that we tailor due to the type of a disaster. Our  technicians respond quickly and are trained in a number of different fields to get the job done both quickly and effectively.

Our residential services include, but are not limited to:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration 
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building Services

If you have any questions regarding our residential services, please visit our website.

When disaster strikes your place of business, we understand how much of a bother this can be to you, your staff, and your productivity. We are a restoration company and devote our time and work to disaster recovery and restoration. We understand that every hour lost cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. SERVPRO of The Attleboros provides professional cleaning and emergency restoration services to get your business running smoothly again.

Our commercial services include, but are not limited to:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Cleaning Services
  • Commercial Storm and Major Events

SERVPRO of The Attleboros is ready 24/7, 365 days a year. We understand that a disaster has the ability to strike at any moment, and that is why we make our crews available to you and your family in any time of need.

If you have any questions or would like to inquire about our services, please visit our website  (mentioned above), or give us a call at (508) 223-0505!

When a Storm Hits, We're Ready!

8/23/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of The Attleboros specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams.

Have storm or flood damage? Call us today at (508) 234-3399!

Coastal Flooding Information

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

Coastal/Lakeshore Flood Warning

Flooding that will pose a serious threat to life and property is occurring, imminent, or highly likely. Coastal/Lakeshore Flood Warnings are issued using the Coastal/Lakeshore Hazard Message (CFW) product.

Coastal/Lakeshore Flood Watch

Flooding with significant impact is possible. Coastal/Lakeshore Flood Watches are issued using the Coastal/Lakeshore Hazard Message (CFW) product.

River Flood Statement

This product issued by the local National Weather Service Forecast office (NWFO) to update and expand the information in the River Flood Warning. This statement may be used in lieu of a warning if flooding is forecasted, imminent, or existing and it presents no threat to life or property. The statement will also be used to terminate a River Flood Warning.

River Flood Warning

Flooding is defined as the inundation of normally dry areas as a result of increased water levels in an established water course. The flood warning normally specifies crest information. It usually occurs 6 hours or later after the causative event and it is usually associated with widespread heavy rain and/or snow melt or ice jams.

Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory

The advisory alerts the public to flooding which is generally only as an inconvenience (not life-threatening) to those living in the affected area. Issued when heavy rain will cause flooding of streets and low-lying places in urban areas. Also used if small rural or urban streams are expected to reach or exceed bankfull. Some damage to homes or roads could occur. 

If you have any questions, please visit our website or give us a call at 508-223-0505. 

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Storm Preparedness - Southeastern Massachusetts

6/21/2018 (Permalink)

How quickly could your home or business get back on its feet if a tornado, flood, fire, or another natural disaster struck? No matter how unlikely it may seem, disasters happen everyday. True preparedness means being ready for any emergency.

SERVPRO of the Attleboros would like to encourage you to prepare for the worst. Business continuity and preparedness can be very complicated and stressful. Contact us for any additional information and we would love to provide you with any resources that can help you in your time of need. Our resources include residential and commercial preparedness plan information, family and business communication plans, home and workplace emergency contact cards, as well as emergency supply checklists.

Our representatives are available 24 hours, 365 days a year. Don't let Mother Nature catch you off guard! Stay prepared this summer season!

Document Drying - Post Storm Damage

6/21/2018 (Permalink)

Concerned that your documents may be lost forever after a major storm? Have no fear! Here at SERVPRO of The Attleboros, we have state-of-the-art technology that can restore your damaged documents after a storm!

Inventory

We bar-code every box using the iCat system, allowing us to know the location of any box in our facility at any time. All documents are inventoried at the location of the loss prior to packaging.

Drying

Process in which an item containing moisture is frozen and dried using various vacuums and pressures to achieve sublimation.

Decontamination/Gamma

High-energy photons are emitted from an isotope source (Cobalt 60) producing ionization (electron disruptions) throughout a product. In living cells, these disruptions result in damage to the DNA and other cellular structures. These photon-induced changes at the molecular level cause the death of the organism or render the organism incapable of reproduction. The gamma process does not create residuals or impart radioactivity in processed products.

Gamma Irradiation is a process that is used for cleaning/disinfecting and decontaminating documents or other consumer goods.

In a Category 3 situation (sewage or flood water), documents are not only deteriorating but are also infected with all types of bacteria. As you all know in most storm situations you are dealing with CAT 3 water, therefore most of the affected documents that you will encounter will be contaminated; if this is the case than de-contamination is always a must.

Cleaning

We will go through each box page by page to wipe down and remove dirt, soot, or other contaminants. We have 3 levels of cleaning based on the type of soiling, and how heavy it is.

Deodorizing

Many times documents that have been affected will hold residual smells of contaminants, or mildew, and should be deodorized before being returned to your client.

Digitizing

With the new age of technology, digitizing records and documents has become a standard practice in most industries. This eliminates the need to have massive file storage rooms and allows us to access records at the click of a button. if your file room was damaged by water, or smoke, and needed to be cleaned, dried, or decontaminated, digitizing might be a good choice to eliminate the need to have 100's or even 1000's of documents and records in storage.

Certified Destruction

Often times facilities will have documents they no longer need to hold on to and would simply like to have them disposed of properly.

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.

SERVPRO Baton Rouge Flood Cleanup

8/24/2016 (Permalink)

On the way to help in Baton Rouge!

Team green rolling into Baton Rouge, here to help those in need. #SERVPROCares — at I-12 Baton Rouge.

After the flood, cleanup needs to start right away!

Related Storm Services

Storm and flood damage can be devastating. Immediate action is needed, and you need the company with storm damage experience. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call us Today at 508-223-0505!

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SERVPRO of The Attleboros Franchise Professionals

Why Choose SERVPRO of The Attleboros Franchise Professional?

Faster to Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO of The Attleboros Franchise Professionals are dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

Trained Water Damage Specialists

They specialize in water and storm damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have extensive water damage restoration training that enables them to get you back to normal.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

SERVPRO of The Attleboros Franchise Professionals have a national network of over 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Team strategically located throughout the country.

Regardless of the Storm Damage, We Can Help!

Storms occur with little warning and can be especially devastating, so you’ll need the company that you can trust to rise to the occasion. Regardless of the type of storm, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can handle any size disaster. During catastrophic storms and major events, our Disaster Recovery Team can respond quickly with additional resources.

  • Flooding caused by heavy rains
  • Hurricanes and tidal surges
  • Tornados and wind damage
  • Ice and snowstorms
  • Wild fires 

Lightning Myths & Facts - National Weather Service

6/16/2016 (Permalink)

Myth: If you're caught outside during a thunderstorm, you should crouch down to reduce your risk of being struck.

Fact: Crouching doesn't make you any safer outdoors. Run to a substantial building or hard-topped vehicle. If you are too far to run to one of these options, you have no good alternative. You are NOT safe anywhere outdoors. See our safety page for tips that may slightly reduce your risk.

Myth: Lightning never strikes the same place twice.

Fact: Lightning often strikes the same place repeatedly, especially if it’s a tall, pointy, isolated object. The Empire State Building is hit nearly 100 times a year.

Myth: If it’s not raining or there aren’t clouds overhead, you’re safe from lightning.

Fact: Lightning often strikes more than three miles from the center of the thunderstorm, far outside the rain or thunderstorm cloud. “Bolts from the blue” can strike 10-15 miles from the thunderstorm.

Myth: Rubber tires on a car protect you from lightning by insulating you from the ground.

Fact: Most cars are safe from lightning, but it is the metal roof and metal sides that protect you, NOT the rubber tires. Remember, convertibles, motorcycles, bicycles, open-shelled outdoor recreational vehicles and cars with fiberglass shells offer no protection from lightning. When lightning strikes a vehicle, it goes through the metal frame into the ground. Don't lean on doors during a thunderstorm.

Myth: A lightning victim is electrified. If you touch them, you’ll be electrocuted.

Fact: The human body does not store electricity. It is perfectly safe to touch a lightning victim to give them first aid. This is the most chilling of lightning Myths. Imagine if someone died because people were afraid to give CPR!

Myth: If outside in a thunderstorm, you should seek shelter under a tree to stay dry.

Fact: Being underneath a tree is the second leading cause of lightning casualties. Better to get wet than fried!

Myth: If you are in a house, you are 100% safe from lightning.

Fact: A house is a safe place to be during a thunderstorm as long as you avoid anything that conducts electricity. This means staying off corded phones, electrical appliances, wires, TV cables, computers, plumbing, metal doors and windows. Windows are hazardous for two reasons: wind generated during a thunderstorm can blow objects into the window, breaking it and causing glass to shatter and second, in older homes, in rare instances, lightning can come in cracks in the sides of windows.

Myth: If thunderstorms threaten while you are outside playing a game, it is okay to finish it before seeking shelter.

Fact: Many lightning casualties occur because people do not seek shelter soon enough. No game is worth death or life-long injuries. Seek proper shelter immediately if you hear thunder. Adults are responsible for the safety of children.

Myth: Structures with metal, or metal on the body (jewelry, cell phones,Mp3 players, watches, etc), attract lightning.

Fact: Height, pointy shape, and isolation are the dominant factors controlling where a lightning bolt will strike. The presence of metal makes absolutely no difference on where lightning strikes. Mountains are made of stone but get struck by lightning many times a year. When lightning threatens, take proper protective action immediately by seeking a safe shelter – don’t waste time removing metal. While metal does not attract lightning, it does conduct it so stay away from metal fences, railing, bleachers, etc.

Myth: If trapped outside and lightning is about to strike, I should lie flat on the ground.

Fact: Lying flat increases your chance of being affected by potentially deadly ground current. If you are caught outside in a thunderstorm, you keep moving toward a safe shelter.

Myth: lightning flashes are 3-4 km apart.

Fact: Old data said successive flashes were on the order of 3-4 km apart. New data shows half the flashes are about 9 km apart. The National Severe Storms Laboratory report concludes: "It appears the safety rules need to be modified to increase the distance from a previous flash which can be considered to be relatively safe to at least 10 to 13 km (6 to 8 miles). In the past, 3 to 5 km (2-3 miles) was as used in lightning safety education." Source: Separation Between Successive Lightning Flashes in Different Storms Systems: 1998, Lopez & Holle, from Proceedings 1998 Intl Lightning Detection Conference, Tucson AZ, November 1998.

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