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Don’t Stress About Water Damage Remediation

1/4/2023 (Permalink)

We have the water removal equipment and experience to make it look like it never even happened.

When you realize your tub overflowed or the water heater leaked all over your basement, you want to dry your home as fast as possible. Too often, homeowners call us after deterioration sets in instead of when the initial event took place. We have the proper equipment needed to keep such harm from happening to your home.

Protecting your home from the harsh effects of water damage often requires the use of water removal and drying equipment. Water that escaped from pipes and basins and soaked into floors and other surfaces inside your property does not disappear from your home merely because you no longer see it. Just as it can soak into things, it can also evaporate into the air and move to other areas of your home.

Water that becomes water vapor can condense on other surfaces and cause damage. Damage can begin to take place within only a few hours of the initial incident. However, the effects might not become apparent for some time. The damage that can happen as a result of water left to work its way around your home costs much more than removing the water before such damage can ruin your home and contents. We use equipment that draws the water out of these spaces. 

SERVPRO of Marshfield/Rockland uses these and other useful tools to mitigate homes when water removal must take place. Preventing damage from occurring saves our customers expense and aggravation. Contact us at 781-834-7707 for all your water removal and damage needs.

Ice Dams

1/4/2023 (Permalink)

Winter in New England can cause a number of issues on homes. Ice dams can cause extensive water damage to your home.

Ice Dams form along the eaves of a roof preventing the snow from adequately draining and creating a backup. When Water is trapped it seeks a way to escape. The escape route often being an opening in your home.  The water seeps into your home, getting into the insulation and eventually damaging walls and ceilings. The results can be extensive damage to your home. 

How To Prevent Ice Dams:

  • Seal air leaks and ducts
  • Add more insulation
  • Ensure attics are properly ventilated

If you suffer from an Ice Damn, we can help. Give us a call at 781-834-7707.

Preventing Dryer Vent Fires

1/4/2023 (Permalink)

More than 15,000 fires are sparked every year by clothes dryers according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Lint and other debris can build up in your dryer vent, reducing airflow to the dryer, backing up dryer exhaust gases, creating a fire hazard.

Here are some of the signs that it's time to clean your vent:

  • Clothing does not dry completely after a normal drying cycle.
  • Drying time for clothing takes longer than 35 to 40 minutes in duration.
  • A musty odor is noticed in the clothing following the drying cycle.
  • Clothing seems unusually hot to the touch after a complete drying cycle.
  • The dryer vent hood flap does not properly open as it is designed to do during the operation of the dryer.
  • Debris is noticed within the outside dryer vent opening.
  • Excessive heat is noticed within the room in which the dryer is being operated.
  • Large amounts of lint accumulate in the lint trap for the dryer during operation.
  • A visible sign of lint and debris is noticed around the lint filter for the dryer.
  • Excessive odor is noticed from dryer sheets that are used during the drying cycle.

Clean your dryer vents regularly and keep an eye out for these signs in case you need a professional dryer vent cleaning to decrease your risk of fire.

If you do experience a fire, smoke, or soot damage call SERVPRO of Marshfield/Rockland at 781-834-7707.

Tips For Water Damage in your Marshfield Home or Business

11/3/2022 (Permalink)

What to do until help arrives:

After any water 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 Flooding:

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after the removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT to do after Flooding:

  • 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 the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

SERVPRO of Marshfield/Rockland is available 24/7 with the help you need. Call us at (781) 834-7707!

Restoring Your Marshfield Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

11/3/2022 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Marshfield commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Marshfield/Rockland

SERVPRO of Marshfield/Rockland specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Marshfield Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

11/3/2022 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Marshfield or Rockland basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Marshfield/Rockland and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help!  - (781) 834-7707

Commercial Water Damage Tips

9/22/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage can be a threat to commercial buildings. It's not just a threat to the safety of the occupants, but it's also a threat the finances of the owners.

In Marshfield, Rockland, and surrounding towns that means water damage can affect plenty of medical buildings, professional buildings, restaurants, hotels, and small businesses. In times of severe flooding or plumbing failure this damage could even stop your business from daily tasks, which means you are losing money!

Preventative Measures

In the office there are some things you can do to minimize the risk of damage due to water leaks. For example, educate your office managers on water damage preparedness. This means that your managers should know how to turn off the water, electric, and gas supply. If they don’t have access, then they should know who to call in order to have these items completed. It’s also a good idea to have some basic tools in the office so that they are readily available in the event of an emergency. Lastly, it’s important to have a list of emergency contact phone numbers for all employees, as well as local fire and police numbers, so that in the worst case the loved ones of those injured can be notified, and they can get medical attention if needed.

Response

Just as with residential structures, rapid response is critical to water damage in an office. The longer you wait before the area is restored the more of a chance you there is that you will have mold, which is another problem altogether.

The best course of action is:

  1. Call a plumber to fix the source of the loss;
  2. Call SERVPRO of Marshfield/Rockland to remediate the damage.

Of course, you can call your insurance first, but remember, we are also experts at the insurance side of damages as well, and can help you get the best coverage, so you can call us to work with your insurance as well.

At SERVPRO of Marshfield/Rockland we are the leaders of commercial water damage restoration. Call us today to learn more! 781-834-7707

Mold Containment

9/22/2022 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Marshfield/Rockland our top priority is to restore your home or business to its preloss state after a fire, water, storm or mold damage has taken place.  In order to protect your belongings and prevent any further contamination or spread in a mold situation, SERVPRO of Marshfield/Rockland will often build a containment around any affected area. Within this containment, our trained professionals can properly mitigate and remove any mold contaminated items or structures, keeping the rest of your home or business safe and operational for use. 

Within a mold containment area, our SERVPRO production technicians utilize state of the art air purifying equipment to preserve and retain as much of the original building structure and contents as possible.  We will also work to clean and sanitize any salvageable items, such as dishes, and safely pack them away for return to the area once the mold intrusion has been remediated. Taking the upmost care of your property and belongings, while providing a safe environment for everyone involved during a mold remediation is of top concern at SERVPRO of Marshfield/Rockland.

If you suspect mold in your home or business, call SERVPRO of Marshfield/Rockland at (781) 834-7707.

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Understanding Basement Flooding

7/26/2022 (Permalink)

Returning home after walking the dog, a day at work, or a much-needed vacation, can quickly turn into a nightmare upon discovering a basement full of water. How you handle this emergency not only affects the level of damage your home may sustain, but also the safety of those you love.

What to do when your basement floods?

Start with these steps:

  1. Shut off electricity and gas to the area. If you’re not sure how, call an electrician or SERVPRO, who can get someone out to you right away. The most important thing to remember is to never enter a flooded area when the power is on.
  2. Try to determine the source of the water. Excessive rainfall or a burst pipe are two top reasons why your basement may flood.
  3. If safe to proceed, and while wearing protective gear like boots, gloves and a mask, enter the water to investigate the source further. If your basement has a drain and you can safely navigate to it, check to see if it is clogged.
  4. Time to get that water out of there. Depending on the amount of water, this may be as simple as using towels, a mop, or a wet vacuum. If the flooding is more extensive, a sump pump is necessary. Once the bulk of the water has been removed, soak up all remaining moisture with towels.
  5. Assess damage. Remove any items, like furniture, that appear damaged by the water and move them to a space where they can dry. If the drying process on items is taking longer than a couple days, unfortunately, they may not be able to be salvaged. Any items that were within boxes should be removed to air out, and all items should be monitored for mildew growth.
  6. Get the air moving in the basement to dry it out. Open windows and doors, and use fans placed around the space to inspire quick drying of the flooded area. If you have a dehumidifier, move it to the basement to aid the drying process.

How to prevent your basement from flooding?

It’s easy to look back at the cause of a flooded basement and see where things went wrong, but what about preventing flooding before it occurs? There are some measures you can take today to help waterproof your basement and safeguard it against a catastrophic flooding episode.

  • Keep your rain gutters clean, and make sure they’re pointed away from the foundation of your home.
  • During the next heavy rain, check around your yard to see where water is pooling and being diverted to. If it’s going toward the foundation of your home, contact an expert to grade your yard so it’s able to properly handle the water it receives during storms.
  • If you have a basement window, make sure it’s protected with a window well cover.
  • A sump pump can be your basement’s savior. An automatic sump pump set to trigger on when it senses water in your basement space offers a layer of protection for your home, even when you’re not there. Homeowners in particularly flood-prone areas should have a backup sump pump, and check to see if flood insurance is available for purchase.

When to call for help with basement flooding:

Calling a professional for help with a flooded basement is always a good idea, especially if the amount of water is more than a foot deep, many items have become wet, or mildew is beginning to take hold. Quickly removing the water and beginning the drying process is essential to lessen the possibility for mold to form, which can greatly increase the damage and cost involved.

We have the experience, qualifications and knowledge needed to help you quickly deal with a flooded basement cleanup, because we handle these types of jobs all the time. Let us deal with the stress and get your basement back in working order.

Give us a call at 781-834-7707 to get help with your water cleanup. We’ll take the worry for you.

Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

7/26/2022 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage from storms can affect not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Marshfield/Rockland has the resources and experience to respond as quickly as possible. We understand that the first 24-hours after a storm that causes widespread flooding and water damager are the most important to prevent secondary or even permanent damage. As members of this community, we are invested in helping to restore the homes and businesses that make this a great place to live. Our team is ready. We are here to help!

We're Faster to Any Size Disaster

Floods and storms don’t wait for normal business hours, and neither do we. You can depend on an immediate response from our highly trained technicians, who are available 24 hours, seven days a week.

We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

As a leader in storm and water damage restoration, SERVPRO of Marshfield / Rockland has the specialized training and expertise to restore your home back to its pre-storm condition. Our restoration process puts an emphasis on scientific drying techniques, progress monitoring and documentation.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

In addition to our own resources, we can access equipment and personnel from over 1,700 Franchises across the state and country.


Call Us Today (781) 834-7707