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Finding Fire Restoration Services for Your Business in Salem is Easy

5/23/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO fleet ready for the job ahead of them Commercial fire damage restoration is a job for SERVPRO. We will be on-site within 4 hours of the initial call.

SERVPRO Specializes in Fire and Smoke Damage Remediation for Commercial Establishments in Salem

Having a strategic plan for your business in Salem is crucial to its success. Most entrepreneurs work diligently in creating contingency plans for adverse situations, from supply chain disruptions to lack of inventory to emerging competition. Your safety plan probably includes exit strategies in case of fire and natural disasters. Recognizing that an adverse event, such as a fire, can be a breaking point for an otherwise successful business is the first step in preparing for disaster. Incorporating a reputable team of restoration technicians into the plan is just as important.

In Salem, your fire restoration team is a phone call away. At SERVPRO, we understand how your business, be it a food outlet, retail shop, or office setting, is susceptible to the aftermath of a fire breaking out within its wall. A simple accident in the breakroom or an electrical issue can cause the unimaginable, allowing ashes, soot, and smoke to travel and settle upon fixtures and inventory.

In many cases, an efficient water sprinkler system also causes significant water damage to the business, leaving items in disrepair and rapidly affecting your bottom line. Business owners with fire damage feel protected by their insurance policy, as they should. But acting quickly and getting a team to kick off the cleanup process is just as important. When you call our 24/7 hotline, our SERVPRO staff arrives with specialized equipment and expert knowledge to develop a plan tailored to your needs. Some of the advantages of calling our certified technicians include:

  • Access to the latest equipment in the fire damage restoration industry
  • Coordination and assistance in filing insurance claims and performing repairs
  • Availability of move-out services to preserve salvageable items and remove them from harm’s way as the restoration process takes place

SERVPRO of Salem/ Peabody/ Marblehead is at your side when your business suffers fire damage. Call us at (978) 744-4545 and let us work until your space feels “Like it never even happened.”

Why Expert Mold Damage Remediation Is More Effective in Malden

5/23/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck at house parked, mold damage When our SERVPRO Green Fleet service vehicle is parked in your Malden home's driveway--You know that mold damage ends, "Like it never even happened."

Skilled Mold Remediation with SERVPRO in Malden Generates Reliable Results

Before you know it, a black mold infestation can turn into a significant issue within any Malden home or business. Mold growth may begin due to various causes, including a leaking roof from storms, failed water removal services, plumbing issues like burst pipes, and more. Should you suspect, mold or mildew growing inside your property, calling in the help of skilled professionals for a thorough assessment is the best way to get started. SERVPRO is locally-owned and operated, and we are quick to arrive so that you can get on track for a cleaner, disinfected home or business. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Why not go DIY for mold damage in Malden?

Hiring trained, experienced professionals are the best course of action. One is that DIY alone could worsen the problem or not provide expected results. These are a few essential things to remember when it comes to mold remediation:

  • Microscopic mold spores are everywhere, and there are countless types of mold in our environment.
  • Given the right temperature, a rise in moisture levels, and an organic food source like wood, paper, drywall, etc., mold can thrive and colonize.
  • Proper mitigation and mold cleanup are imperative, or they could damage your building, contents, and critical structural elements.

Be wary when you hear claims for mold removal

Any product or company offering total mold removal is offering false claims. While you can ensure safe, effective cleaning on surfaces and belongings to remove mold colonies, complete eradication is impossible. It is better to have skilled technicians like our IICRC-certified crew at SERVPRO to tackle the job. We not only come in for thorough cleaning and deodorization, but we also pinpoint the root cause. Fixing the cause of the moisture issue is imperative because failing to do so means that the mold can come right back.

SERVPRO provides proven methods and industrial-grade equipment

We arrive at your property with a full selection of EPA-registered antimicrobials, cleaning solutions, and advanced equipment with any mold cleanup call we receive. We determine and monitor all moisture levels, both surface level and sub-surface. Our team works on a detailed mold remediation plan that includes moisture extraction, mold contamination cleanup, and drying. Some of the steps that we follow include:

  • A thorough assessment of your mold development. This scoping involves containing the spores to keep them from moving into unaffected areas of your Malden property with the help of negative pressure and poly sheeting.
  • Humidity control measures help us to halt mold growth. This effort may get done using water extraction with strategically placed dehumidifiers and drying equipment.
  • After the mold impact zone gets dried, our team starts cleanup efforts with the help of vacuums and air scrubbers with HEPA filtration to capture tiny particles.
  • Each surface then gets detailed cleaning with antimicrobials and disinfectants to eliminate musty odor development and the possibility of future mold growth.

What happens to building materials that are mold damaged?

If the mold damage or moisture saturation is severe, we may have to perform controlled demolition to remove and replace some materials. Whatever we deem unsalvageable gets extracted and then disposed of according to local guidelines. This may include carpeting, drywall, trim, flooring, and contents that became fully infested with mold. Trusted area contractors and vendors carry all the work for a finishing touch, “Like it never even happened.”

Mold damage cleanup and restoration are services we do best at SERVPRO of Malden/Melrose. Call us at (781) 665-6396 to mobilize a crew to your door when you need it.

SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Restoration Services in Peabody

5/6/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO here to help sign Water damage restoration is no DIY project. SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians have the equipment and experience for ever size disaster.

Need Water Damage Restoration and Repair – Call SERVPRO

Water leaks from broken plumbing can spread a significant amount of water around your home in Peabody in minutes. Water seeping out from inside bathroom cupboards or inside a wall spreads across floors and often into the room located immediately below. The flooring material is damaged, and the ceiling tiles or drywall are also damaged.

SERVPRO provides water damage restoration services in Peabody and the surrounding area. Our water recovery teams can be onsite less than four hours from your call. Homeowners should immediately shut the water source off and mop up as much water as possible to help prevent further damage. Once our team is onsite, we deploy water extractors to remove water from carpets, hardwood floors, and inside walls or ceilings.

We also deploy air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the remaining moisture and dry the interior of your home. Our fast deployment and action can minimize much of the secondary damage caused by water and high moisture levels left in place for extended periods. Secondary damage such as swelling hardwood floors and cabinetry can be prevented. Even mold colonies can be prevented by actively reducing high moisture levels in the first twenty-four hours after a leak.

SERVPRO water removal teams pride themselves on preventing secondary damage. We also offer repair and restoration services to assist in repairing damaged drywall, flooring, and cabinets. Check with our building services team for a full list of the repair services we provide to our clients. Our water damage restoration services include:

  • Water clean up
  • Ceiling repairs from water damage
  • Water removal services
  • Water damage repairs

Call the water damage repair & restoration specialists at SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead and nearby areas for storm damage restoration assistance. We can help 24/7. Call (978) 744-4545.

Call SERVPRO for Flood Damage Repairs After Storms in Salem

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO storm damage repair team at work Storm and flood damage repair is a job for SERVPRO. Our technicians are ready at a moment's notice for fast and immediate service for your home.

Need Flood Damage Repairs and Restoration After a Storm in Salem – Call SERVPRO

After a bad storm in Salem, tree limbs are down on your roof, windows are blown out, and your home is flooded with water and debris. In addition, the power is out, and even cell phones are not working. These situations are dangerous to residents. Electrocution, slips and falls, and tree limbs are hazards for everyone. Most people find these situations very overwhelming, and it isn't easy to know where to begin.

SERVPRO provides repair and restoration services to residents of Salem for flood damage to their homes after a storm. We can help with all aspects of the damage done to your home, including providing temporary power to run pumps to clear water, high capacity vacuums to remove water from carpets, high capacity dehumidifiers, and air movers.

Damaged windows are boarded up to prevent additional rain and animals from entering your home. Tarps are also spread over your roof to prevent rain from penetrating through roof punctures. We help manage the immediate needs after a storm. Our priority is to begin cleaning and drying your home to prevent secondary damage caused by high moisture levels that lead to structural issues and significant mold conditions. Mold can cause health effects and further damage your contents. Your contents can be cleaned, dried, and moved to a safe staging area for later return to your home.

Our SERVPRO team can also assist with repair and restoration services in addition to our standard services offered to our clients:

  • Emergency services water damage repairs
  • Water clean up, removal, and drying
  • Repairs to leaking roofs caused by storms
  • Basement flooding clean up, including debris removal, sanitation, and drying

Call the flood damage, repair, and restoration experts at SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead and nearby areas for storm damage restoration assistance. We can help 24/7. Call (978) 744-4545.

SERVPRO Delivers Water Removal and Drying Service in Salem

4/19/2022 (Permalink)

water bursting from pipe under sink. SERVPRO water damage specialists use the latest technology and equipment for every service.

Need Emergency Water Removal and Clean-Up in Salem – Call SERVPRO

Many consumers consider water leaks in their Salem homes to not be that big a deal. After all, it is just water, and once the water leak is controlled, they mop up any standing water, assuming the remainder will dry on its own after a few days. Water between hardwood planks, in the carpet under-padding and inside cavities, or under kitchen and bathroom cupboards can cause lots of problems if not properly removed and the materials dried.

SERVPRO provides water removal, clean-up, and drying services in Salem and surrounding areas. We make sure that carpets, under padding, and subfloors are dry. We utilized special hardwood floor drying mats to remove water from between the planks before the wood absorbs the water and begins to swell. We also check all cavities with moisture meters and use specialized vacuums to remove any water before blowing dry air into the cavities to dry them.

Water and high moisture levels can cause a great deal of secondary damage. Mold can begin to colonize in less than 24 hours, creating a strong, musty odor, and mold can cause health effects. Once structures such as hardwood floors and subfloors absorb moisture, they may swell and lose their structural integrity. Hardwood floors, in particular, will buckle, causing warping and cupping. Cupboards made from particle board are particularly susceptible to swelling and loss of integrity.

Avoid delaying a call to SERVPRO. We can help with all of these issues before permanent damage occurs. Our services include:

Call the water removal and restoration experts at SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead and nearby areas for water restoration assistance. We can help 24/7. Call (978) 744-4545.

Commercial Fire Damage Requires Rapid Response in Salem

4/7/2022 (Permalink)

Kitchen Fire SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead understand how important your business is. Let us help you out.

SERVPRO Provides Fire Damage Restoration and Reconstruction in Salem

Damage caused by fires in commercial buildings in Salem presents unique challenges. Business owners need their place of business cleaned up and repaired as quickly as possible. Customers want their products or services, and suppliers are concerned about business survival without revenue. A rapid response, fire damage repairs, and reconstruction are paramount concerns for everyone.

SERVPRO specializes in responding to commercial fire damage situations in Salem. Our team will be onsite in less than four hours and respond 24/7 to emergency calls. Depending on the case, we can establish barriers to prevent additional damage to areas of your building not touched by the fire, smoke, and water damage. SERVPRO can also provide temporary storage facilities to store finished and unfinished goods that were not damaged and cleaned materials.

Cleaning, repair, and reconstruction of damaged structures involve many trades. SERVPRO provides technicians to clean, remove damaged contents and structure and dry the facility due to extensive water damage from quelling the fire. We also coordinate the trades needed to complete restoration and reconstruction. For example:

  • Electricians to install new electrical systems
  • Drywall installation, taping, and plastering
  • Painters and flooring installation
  • General trades for various activities required after a fire

Fires can produce large amounts of smoke residues distributed throughout the building. We provide cleaning, residue removal for all residues from various surfaces, and odor removal. Even HVAC systems are cleaned inside and out to avoid any reminder of a fire. SERVPRO provides a fast response team and coordinates all of the work needed to get your commercial business back into operation as fast as possible.

Call SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead and nearby areas for fire damage and restoration assistance. We can help 24/7. Call (978) 744-4545.

Water Removal and Drying in Salem

3/25/2022 (Permalink)

Mold Under Sink For any type of water damage in your property you can count on SERVPRO to help. Just call (978) 744-4545

Call SERVPRO for Water Removal Assistance and Repairs in Salem

Older copper plumbing, joints, and valves can develop slow leaks that may go unnoticed by homeowners in Salem. The plumbing may be located in the ceiling or exterior walls, and the tell-tale drip of water is not seen or heard until the ceiling caves down onto unsuspecting residents. Homeowners must deal with wet insulation and drywall, along with water soaking the room's contents.

SERVPRO provides water removal, drying, and restoration services to residents of Salem and the surrounding area. A slow leak can cause water to pool at the lowest point in the ceiling. It may not penetrate the ceiling material due to an intact vapor barrier or drywall that acts as a dam until the weight of the water is beyond what the material can support.

After an event like the one described, cleaning up should be accomplished quickly to prevent further secondary damage and mold colonies from forming. Mold colonies can become established in as little as 24 to 48 hours under the right conditions. Mold can cause health effects for many individuals.

SERVPRO can assist with building services repairs and restoration in addition to the removal of water from floors, walls, and your contents. We can organize a full suite of restoration services:

  • Removal of all water and debris
  • Complete drying to remove all humidity
  • Plumbing repairs that contributed to the initial leak
  • Installation of new drywall, vapor barrier, and insulation as required
  • Painting of all surfaces, including walls and ceilings

While every water leak can contribute to a different amount of damage, SERVPRO assesses every situation and deploys the required resources to return your home to its original condition.

Call SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead and nearby areas for water removal and restoration assistance. We can help 24/7. Call (978) 744-4545.

Fire Restoration and Cleanup in Peabody

3/14/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Fighters Putting out Roof Flame Explore your options with SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead.

SERVPRO Provides Fire Restoration, Cleanup, and Repairs in Peabody

Even a small fire in your Peabody home can cause extensive damage. The fire causes damage. Water and chemicals are used to quell the blaze that also causes damage. In addition, smoke residues and odors may extend throughout the entire home or commercial building. Many clients assume everything must be replaced!

SERVPRO provides fire restoration services to our clients in Peabody and the surrounding areas. Our team is available to respond 24/7. We believe a great deal of secondary damage can be mitigated if our team members begin the cleanup as soon as the fire department leaves the site. Removal of fire-damaged materials reduces the odor. Fast removal of water and chemicals minimizes the opportunity for porous materials to absorb moisture, swell and become permanently damaged.

One of our team managers assesses the situation and identifies those items that can be cleaned and restored vs. those that must be removed and replaced. Our emphasis is on removing the soot and cleaning. Our smoke residue experts review the following characteristics to help in deciding what can be cleaned and restored vs. replaced:

  • Locate the residues relative to the location of the fire.
  • Determine the type of residues – oily, light, fluffy, etc.
  • Surface type – porous and non-porous, fabrics, etc.
  • Cleaning process – We use different cleaning processes based on residue, surface, and concentration. These processes include:
  • Temperature application,
  • Agitation,
  • Chemical action and
  • Dwell time

We use all of these different cleaning approaches in many fire situations. We base the decision on the type of fire, the material burned, the distribution of smoke residues and odors to the rest of the dwelling. Let the experts at SERVPRO restore your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead and nearby areas for assistance with fire restoration. We can help 24/7. Call (978) 744-4545.

Repairing Water Damage in Marblehead Homes After Leak

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment in Home Kitchen Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead (978) 744-4545 to help with water restoration to your home.

Dishwasher Leaks can Destroy the Surrounding Structure in Marblehead Homes, Requiring Water Damage Repairs  

Appliances make your life easier, and the dishwasher is a way to save water and valuable time on hand-washing dishes. However, when these appliances malfunction or break in the kitchen, the result can be a substantial volume of water that must be resolved.

How Likely is a Leak from Your Dishwasher?

Dishwasher damage and the subsequent needs for water damage repair in Marblehead homes are more common than many property owners might believe. While it is customary for brand new dishwashers to leak slightly from the door as the seal around the door better seats from a couple of uses, aging appliances could deal with much costlier and destructive hose breaks, seal failures, and gasket issues.

Controlled Demolition and Preparing for Repair

  • Flooring – While water-resistant floors are often installed in the kitchen area, vulnerabilities allow moisture to penetrate the subfloor and joists for substantial damage if not quickly cleaned.
  • Cabinets – Cabinets, especially those made from particleboard and lesser woods, can be quickly overwhelmed by water damage and require units to be removed and replaced.
  • Drywall – Damp drywall must be cut out and removed to create a stable surface for replacement.
  • Plumbing – It is vital to determine where the leak is coming from and fix this situation as soon as possible. This might mean removing certain plumbing fixtures to replace them with suitable pipes, connections, or gaskets.

Reconstructing the Damaged Structure

A general contractor license makes it possible to complete the repairs and reconstruction needed after a leaking dishwasher affects nearby flooring, cabinets, and wall systems. Our experienced professionals can help through the controlled demolition phase and rapidly replace affected materials to make the kitchen look “Like it never even happened.”

With the fast response of our experienced SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead team, we can mitigate loss and prevent the unnecessary tear-out and reconstruction of many kitchen building materials after appliance damages. Give us a call today at (978) 744-4545.

Clearing Dry Smoke Soot from Walls and Ceilings in Peabody Homes

2/24/2022 (Permalink)

Ceiling After Fire Looking for a restoration company? Look no further, SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead is just a call away at (978) 744-4545.

There are Specific Dry Smoke and Fire Damage Restoration Practices in Peabody Homes

There are many levels of emergency services and mitigating actions possible after a structure fire. As threatening as these events can be, it is important to get work started as soon as possible on the initial mitigation solutions like:

  • Temporary board up
  • Debris removal
  • Air quality improvement

How Does Dry Smoke Affect Surfaces? 

The need for fire damage restoration to Peabody homes describes several actions to get underway quickly. Soot removal and management are among the more formidable fire damage obstacles to overcome, and this can worsen the more that dry smoke particles can spread through the property. High-porosity materials can have smoke solids infiltrate the surfaces, while other horizontal and even vertical surfaces can become coated with a thin layer of smoke solids and debris.

How Can These Materials Get Cleaned?

A chemical sponge is one of the most common approaches to overcoming dry smoke residues and soil deposits. This rubber material of the sponge pulls soils away from the affected surfaces, most often without allowing any impact to the underlying substrate. Our team can also use dry vacuums to remove loose debris and particles from the surface to make these wipe cleaning approaches more efficient and thorough.

What Other Post-Fire Cleanup is Needed? 

Oily residues and wet smoke damage can be more formidable obstacles in the cleanup process. While dry smoke is thinner and more easily managed, varying types of damage exist based on the combusted materials involved. We must prepare for a wide array of possible cleanup needs to dissolve with solvents or emulsify solids with detergents.

Cleaning up after smoke damage is critical for homes after fire damage exposures. Using a combination of wet and dry-cleaning practices, we can remove dry smoke residues and other threats preventing a return to preloss condition. Give our SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead team a call at (978) 744-4545.