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Debris Removal During Fire Restoration in Your Salem Property

1/22/2022 (Permalink)

CHARRED WOOD THAT CAN BE SANDED SERVPRO can removed charring to salvage building elements after a Salem house fire, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO’s Fire Restoration Team Handles All Charred Debris for Salem Residents

There is never such a thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to handling housefire cleanup. When you call SERVPRO to your Salem home, we take the time to thoroughly assess every aspect of your property to ensure we follow the best route to get you results. Not only does this involve soot and smoke remediation, but we also dive deeper to remove all charred debris. Part of this includes ensuring that structural integrity remains intact for safety reasons.

With our fire restoration in efforts in Salem, we will leave your property “Like it never even happened.” To do so, SERVPRO follows proven protocols that include debris removal, drying of all areas saturated with chemicals or water, pack-outs for removing and storing or cleaning items, and controlled demolition.

Did You Know?

  • The interior of charred wood usually retains structural integrity.
  • Larger wood members within your structure may not require replacement after a fire event.
  • With any wood members that present with charring on the outside, we can use methods to remove it, such as sanding, soda blasting, or ice blasting.

We Handle All Fire Debris Safely

Our fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) understand the impact of combustion on the occupants of your home. Any burned, charred remnants of contents, fuels/chemicals, and organic matter can overwhelm the property leaving pungent odors and toxic soot. Our professionals understand best practices for removing charred debris to lessen these effects, allow us more working space to handle the project, and meet our restoration goals.

Our team at SERVPRO of Salem/Peabody/Marblehead strives to ensure you can get the results you deserve when you call on us for fire restoration. We leave no stone unturned so that you can get your routine back on track, enjoying your home once again. Give in touch with us when you need assistance at (978) 744-4545, and we can mobilize a crew to your door any time – day or night.

Marblehead Residents May Wonder if Mold Removal is Possible

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

containment barrier with entrance zipper SERVPRO erects containment barriers during mold remediation in Marblehead to minimize cross-contamination--that's Why Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO is Best for Mold Remediation Services in Marblehead – Call Us First!

Should you suspect mold anywhere within your building, commercial or residential, you need to ensure it gets cleaned safely and efficiently. One of the many reasons why so many Marblehead residents can trust SERVPRO for this task is our proven processes and attention to detail. With our mold cleanup processes and skilled technicians, we can get the job done right the first time.

Our mold remediation process in Marblehead is second-to-none. Mold spores are everywhere, and careful cleaning is critical to keep them from spreading. Why SERVPRO for handling black mold? Because we use a multi-faceted process to pinpoint affected areas of your home or business to halt mold in its tracks.

  • As soon as you contact SERVPRO, we will mobilize our IICRC-certified technicians.
  • We get to your property to inspect the area, identifying all spaces where mold could be hiding.
  • The team investigates the source of moisture to identify it and stop it.
  • Our remediation process involves using moisture meters and thermal cameras to ensure no mold colonies get left behind.
  • Mold testing may also be performed by specialists to determine the type of mold present in your space.

Once mold cleanup nears the end, our remediation process turns to handle replacing all materials impacted by mold damage. Any of your personal belongings deemed salvageable get moved off-site using our pack-out services for cleaning or repair before getting returned. We use EPA-registered antimicrobials and disinfectants for all surfaces to get thoroughly cleaned, sanitized, and deodorized.

Again, to answer the question of why SERVPRO for mold issues? Because we know that having a plan of action makes a world of difference for minimizing health effects and damage to your property! Call us first for trusted methods and proven results.

You can reach SERVPRO of Salem/Peabody/Marblehead by dialing (978) 744-4545 or requesting help online. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, so call us first for your mold remediation needs.

What Makes Professional Cleaning for Peabody Offices Necessary?

1/4/2022 (Permalink)

dust and debris in manifold by duct SERVPRO provides cleaned offices and improved IAQ indoor air quality for scheduled or emergency air duct cleaning services.

Many SERVPRO services exceed the capabilities of janitorial services for your Peabody building.

Your office building has a steady flow of client and employee traffic all day long, making it critical to always keep your best aesthetic foot forward. After a disaster or as deep and thorough cleaning services are needed, our SERVPRO team is Here to Help.

Graffiti and Vandalism Removal

Commercial cleaning for Peabody businesses points to many services experienced SERVPRO professionals can provide. The exterior of the property is always susceptible to the unpredictability of vandals, and that is why we have powerful solvents and cleaners for brick and siding to make your property like new.

Deep-Cleaning Carpets

Glue-down and low pile carpeting are staples of busy office buildings. While the design allows for more efficient cleaning and surface vacuuming, deeper cleaning solutions are still beneficial at times. Stains, deep-seated soils, and dinginess can all become telling signs of a pressing need for deluxe conditioning and hot water extraction carpet cleaning.

Duct and HVAC Cleaning

Another advantage of choosing SERVPRO for commercial office cleaning is our experience and training with complex services like HVAC cleaning. Specialists on our team follow strict guidelines established by the National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA) for thorough and timely removal of:

  • Dust
  • Dirt
  • Mold
  • Allergens

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

In recent years, offices and commercial properties all began to see how inadequate surface cleaning practices had become in their respective facilities. Our SERVPRO team boasts experience and industrial-grade disinfectants, surface cleaners, and fogging solutions to remove possible pathogenic threats in high-traffic areas.

Commercial cleaning encompasses many possible needs that your business might have. Caring for facilities like office buildings means having several unique strategies to target these specific situations. We have industry-leading equipment and cleaning products to keep your business looking its best. Give our SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead team a call today at (978) 744-4545.

Eliminating Trapped Water in Wood Flooring of Salem Homes

12/27/2021 (Permalink)

parquet floor lifting from water damage Water lingering on hardwood or parquet flooring can lift resulting in significant water damage. Protect your Salem home and call SERVPRO.

Absorption causes water damage in hardwood flooring

Hardwood and engineered wood flooring is a common construction staple for Salem area homes, especially historic structures. Water penetration into these surfaces can be destructive and costly to repair and restore. Our SERVPRO team works quickly to prevent tear-out and reconstruction when possible.

Clearing Surface Water 

One of the initial steps for water restoration in Salem homes is removing surface water. Porous flooring materials like wood planks can rapidly absorb standing water through the cellulose, making extraction crucial to prevent more water from penetrating this finish and becoming trapped in the planks. Our inventory consists of multiple extractors, including pumps and vacuums.

Tracking the Migration of Moisture Pockets

Understanding the movement and presence of water within the flooring is necessary. Specific tools in our inventory help us discover the whereabouts of damp pockets of trapped moisture and what areas become affected next without establishing preventative measures. Some of the devices to help track water migration include:

  • Infrared cameras on tablets
  • Thermal hygrometers for environmental moisture
  • Surface moisture meters  
  • Probing moisture detectors

Special Drying Equipment

 Certain instruments and tools available to our team are specifically designed to aid in the removal of trapped water from wood flooring. Using equipment like drying mats, which utilize capillary suction to draw moisture to the surface, we can prevent bound water scenarios that lead to demolition needs.

Avoiding Controlled Demolition

It is always the focus of our responding technicians to prevent removing affected flooring whenever possible. Reconstruction is invasive and costlier, but we have a general contractor license to complete this work when you need it.

Water damage incidents can be destructive to a home, especially wood floor elements and trims. Our SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead team understands the urgency of these situations and can arrive fast with mitigative and restorative solutions. Call today at (978) 744-4545.

Is Your Salem Home At-Risk for Common Winter Water Damage?

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

snow on ground, two story house, truck parked SERVPRO says to winterize your home in Salem to protect against frozen pipes and ice dams. Nor'easters can be fierce.

It is important to understand the ways winter conditions threaten Salem homes

The winter months can introduce several threats and adverse circumstances for your home. Cold snaps and heavy snowfall can each present their unique challenges for homeowners, including the possibilities of costly, destructive disasters. Our SERVPRO professionals understand the urgency of these situations and can help with effective mitigation if preventative measures are not successful.

Are Frozen Pipes Possible?

Between frozen pipes and ice damming Salem homes could experience, water damage can occur from several catalysts. The freezing of the plumbing system creates a rapidly worsening condition that causes a buildup of pressure in aging pipes. Despite the damage that these situations can cause, some preventative measures and efforts can reduce the possibilities of costly pipe bursts. Some of these include:

  • Running Water – Keeping a small amount of water movement in the pipes makes it harder to freeze and expand. Often, faucets directly connected to sensitive lines should be left running at a trickle during periods of lower temperatures. 
  • Sufficient Insulation – Cold weather can quickly expose insufficiencies in pipes' insulation and plumbing portions. Ensure that susceptible areas have adequate coverage.
  • Circulating Warmth – It is important to ensure that the household is sufficiently heated during the worst of winter weather. Cold snaps are not the time to push to save on your utility bill.

What is Ice Damming?

Ice damming is another destructive phenomenon that can occur during the winter months. Ice building along the eaves of a roof prevents snowmelt from reaching gutters, and the water instead backs into the attic. While preventative measures like heated cables can reduce the possibilities of this buildup, they can be costly when it occurs.

SERVPRO is Always Here to Help

If pipes do freeze, expand, and rupture, you can count on the fast response of our experienced professionals to help. Likewise, we have trained technicians capable of handling storm damage resulting from ice damming and roof degradation. We can mitigate loss and work to provide a full-service solution to return your home to preloss condition.

Winter weather can be destructive to area homes. Let our SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead make it "Like it never even happened." Call us today at (978) 744-4545.

What Can SERVPRO Do For a Salem Business That a Janitorial Crew Cannot?

12/10/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo SERVPRO professionals use EPA-approved hospital-grade cleaning solutions to clean a facility based on the particular needs of that business.

SERVPRO Technicians Have Professional Cleaning Equipment and Advanced Solutions 

When a Salem business owner comes in each day to open their company, they can see the trash cans have been emptied, surfaces dusted, and windows cleaned. The building looks presentable, but it is not truly clean. 

Over time, foot traffic builds up dirt, grime, and oils on surfaces in a Salem commercial structure, and deep cleaning by SERVPRO can work to refresh and renew the facility. Often odors get trapped, and certain areas of the building may have a distinctive, unpleasant odor. The use of hot water extraction units on carpets and upholstery can strip away grease and grime buildup on fibers and work to eliminate odors.

Community areas such as breakrooms, bathrooms, and reception counters need attention for receiving sanitizing cleaning. The technicians have over one hundred cleaning agents to choose among, including professional-grade biocides to combat bacteria, viruses, and pathogenic elements that may lurk on surfaces. 

Timing can be everything for a deep cleaning service. SERVPRO technicians arrive rapidly and can also schedule the deep cleaning job for the most convenient time. For example, suppose a company is having a corporate-wide event at their facility on a Monday. In that case, SERVPRO can perform the cleaning service over the weekend so that the building is ready for their visit when the attendees arrive. The technicians pay attention to every part of the rooms they clean, including:

  • Cleaning walls and ceilings
  • Steam cleaning carpets and upholstery
  • Using solutions specifically formulated for wood on furnishings
  • Sanitizing surfaces as needed 

SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead at (978) 744-4545   handles deep cleaning for both large and small businesses, including Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and Salem Hospital. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

What Areas in a Salem Company Should Get Deep Commercial Cleaning?

11/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo SERVPRO works to create healthy spaces with a higher standard of clean. Just call us at (978) 744-4545.

SERVPRO Technicians Have Experience and Professional Methods to Leave Salem Properties Clean and Sanitized

Commercial properties in Salem will need more than the usual dusting and vacuuming at least once a year, if not more often. If there is heavy foot traffic around entrances or the business serves the public, the structure and furnishings can benefit from the cleaning services SERVPRO provides. While most companies have a regular maintenance crew, steam cleaning upholstery and carpets and sanitizing surfaces is not a standard service they provide. 

SERVPRO brings different levels of commercial cleaning to Salem businesses, depending on what the client desires. The technicians have over 100 SERVPRO-exclusive cleaning agents, including solutions that meet the CDC-recommended hospital-grade cleaners to target bacteria and pathogens. 

Some of the high-traffic areas that get targeted for cleaning include entryways and hallways. The carpet fibers can get matted down with dirt and grime, and regular vacuuming cannot clean them sufficiently. Worse, spray shampoos can leave behind residues that work to attract dirt and oils, which makes the carpet look worse. SERVPRO technicians have steam cleaners that use hot water extraction combined with cleaning agents that cause dirt and grime to release their grip on fibers in carpet and upholstery. 

Another concern during a deep cleaning is sanitizing high-touch areas or places in the building with multiple people touching them. These are areas that require frequent wiping to limit the spread of flu, colds, and viruses. SERVPRO techs use sanitizing solutions on surfaces such as: 

  • Doorknobs and handles
  • Counters
  • Keypads
  • Light switches

SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead at (978) 744-4545 handles commercial cleaning for Salem properties. The technicians bring their state-of-the-art equipment and years of experience to every deep clean job.

How Can Salem Flood Damage Be Removed Without a Sump Pump?

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

Person in flooded room Flooding can quickly cause water damage. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services.

SERVPRO has Professional-Grade Extraction Equipment to leave Salem Properties Water-Free

Not every basement in Salem has a sump pump, and this can lead to water damage building up quickly to standing water situations when heavy rains come through the area. Due to the slab substrate that makes up the flooring in most basements, there is nowhere for the water to drain off, and worse, the water may contain sewage or other types of water-borne hazards. 

Flood damage cleanup in a Salem basement can present multiple hazards. Groundwater can bring chemicals, debris, and even sewage into the home. Contact, including aspirating water vapor, should be avoided for all household members, including pets. Handing off the floodwater removal to a professional restoration company is a smart move to make the water removed safely. The home gets sanitized for reuse by the family without the worry of lingering problems. 

Upon arrival, SERVPRO technicians routinely test the standing water to determine if any harmful elements are present. This lets the technicians know the types of biocides or antifungal treatments to make the water safer to handle during extraction. 

While debris is easy to spot in standing water, it is not possible to see harmful bacteria or microbes by looking. SERVPRO technicians test the water on arrival to determine the presence of toxic elements and apply proactive water treatments to make the water safer to handle. The use of professional water removal equipment makes a difference in the outcome because:

  • Scoping with moisture detection equipment to find all areas of migration
  • Drying phase using professional drying tools
  • Disinfection and proactive treatments for both odor and mold

SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead at (978) 744-4545 brings professional flood damage restoration services to Salem properties to make the water damage in basements, "Like it never even happened."

The SERVPRO Large Loss Division at Work

11/18/2021 (Permalink)

containment with vented filter window We're Faster To Any Size Disaster for water damage recovery from Boston to Peabody

We Are Here to Help

After a devastating infiltration of groundwater, a biomedical facility in the Boston area suffered substantial water damages. When a second water damage emergency occurred after our SERVPRO team arrived, we acted fast with extraction strategies to protect the building, healthcare workers, and patients.

Managing Microbial Concerns

Microbial threats were a concern that our team could not allow to spread. Full containment barriers were constructed to regulate moisture quickly. In addition, these zones were protected by hundreds of air scrubbers placed to trap migrating mold spores. The barriers also vented through filters to prevent microbial circulation.

Efficient Drying for Large Facilities

Within these containment zones, sensitive instrumentation of the facility was protected from water damage by directly covering the units or regulating airflow and humidity in the contained areas. Drying the building was a substantial task, requiring hundreds of units. Some of the key elements benefiting the fast recovery of the facility were: 

• Trailered desiccant dehumidifiers

• Centrifugal air movers

• Axial air fans

• HEPA 500 air scrubbers

Our SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody Marblehead team is here to help when flooding and water damage threaten your business. Call today at (978) 744-4545. 

What is the Best Way to Deep Clean a Salem Business Property?

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Commercial damage restoration services by SERVPRO use CDC recommended supplies. We have the manpower and equipment for every disaster.

SERVPRO Technicians Have the Professional Equipment and Experience to Clean and Sanitize Salem Properties

Most commercial properties in Salem have a janitorial crew or cleaning service they rely on to keep the dust, dirt, and grime away. All properties with daily foot traffic should undergo a routine deep cleaning regularly.

When SERVPRO handles commercial cleaning in a Salem commercial property, the technicians can choose from 100 SERVPRO-exclusive cleaning agents, including solutions that meet the CDC-recommended hospital-grade cleaners to target pathogenic and bacterial elements that may be present.

High traffic areas, particularly carpeted hallways or entryways, can suffer from matted-down fibers and dirt that regular vacuuming cannot sufficiently clean. The use of wet shampoos can leave behind residues that attract and collect other dust and dirt. SERVPRO technicians use steam cleaners to deliver a sanitizing clean to carpet fibers that leave behind no residues.

High-touch areas need to get wiped down frequently to avoid spreading cold, flu, and other issues in a common area. SERVPRO uses sanitizing cleaning agents on high touch surfaces such as: 

  • Doorknobs
  • Countertops
  • Light switches
  • Handles
  • Phones
  • Keyboards

Bathrooms are another area of focus. High traffic areas such as those found at Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and Salem Hospital are visibly clean. Still, they require a regular sanitizing level of cleaning to ensure the health and safety of people using the facilities. The standard janitorial crew usually wipes down mirrors, sinks, and toilets; however, bacteria and surface contaminants get left behind. SERVPRO technicians use their cleaners and equipment to give the bathrooms used by employees and the public a sanitizing clean from floor to ceiling, including areas like soap dispensers, faucets, and handles.

SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead at (978) 744-4545 handles commercial cleaning for Salem properties with the utmost professional care and detailing, and the services are available 24/7. CERTIFIED SERVPRO CLEANED.