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Recovering From Flood:

8/8/2017 (Permalink)

Effective Tips

The truth is that floods can hit anyone. Unfortunately, floods lead to great loss. In essence, floods are considered as a disaster anywhere. There are so many things that emanate from floods including; molding, destruction of property, and loss of lives. Here are some steps you should be ready to take that will bring you back to normal.

Here is what you should do:

  • Contact A Professional- There are businesses that have been setup to help with the effects of these disasters. You should be fast in contacting these professionals because time will only lead to further damages. SERVPRO stands among the few companies that will respond quickly and address your damages effectively.
  • Evaluate The Loss- To recover you must have the value of the loss suffered in mind. You cannot evade the a budget when recovering from losses caused by floods. However, your home or business insurance may cover these losses. Contacting them should be high on your priority list.
  • Implement Safety Measures- Do not wait for the next floods to hit you, especially if you live in an area susceptible to these types of flood disasters. It is wise to have the right measures in place to avoid losses and protect your assets in the future.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford?

8/7/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Why Choose SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford? Faster to Any Size Disaster

Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

When you are dealing with storm, flood, and water damage, immediate action is crucial. You should choose the company with storm damage experience and expertise that has the resources and equipment to handle the job. SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today (508) 999-2380

Why Choose SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford South?

We're Faster to Any Size Disaster

When a storm hits your New Bedford home or business, you need help immediately. Our quick response will help prevent secondary damage and help reduce restoration costs.

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We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

As water and storm damage specialists, we have the experience and advanced training that enables us to restore your property quickly. We use scientific drying principles and provide validation and documentation that your property is dry and the job is complete.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

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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. We can even call upon strategically located Disaster Recovery Teams for catastrophic storms and major events.

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Locally Owned Company with National Storm Resources

SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too, and are proud to be part of the New Bedford community. We are also part of a national network of 1,700 with special Disaster Recover Teams that can respond with additional resources during catastrophic storms and major events.

Disaster Preparedness Tips:

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

General Disaster Preparedness Tips: Have your waterproof plan.

Disaster Preparedness Tips

Naturally, there are certain places that are more vulnerable to disasters than others. If you live in such places, there is the need to be highly cautious. This implies that you should have strategies in place to ensure that you are safe should a disaster strike. Most disasters strike unannounced and that is why it is important to have the right preventive measures in place.

So, what should you do to reduce damages and keep people safe in the event of a disaster?

  • Register with an Emergency Unit- Almost all areas of the U.S. have disaster and emergency response units. Whether private or public; it is important to register with one or have a plan set for who you're preferred vendor will be.
  • Master Evacuation Routes- Identify areas in your house or workplace where one can escape through in an event of disaster. Let your loved ones know the routes too. This is especially important in the event of a fire!
  • Know the Threats You Face- It is important to know what kind of disasters that are likely to hit in your area. (i.e. Coastal Flooding)
  • Everyone Should Be Prepared- Perhaps you have people in your family or workplace, who needs prior preparation during disasters. It is important to keep them in mind and prepared, when planning for these unforeseen events. (i.e. Elderly)

In case of a disaster occurring, contact SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford for professional and well-articulated help.

We know how to address all different types of disasters on the residential and commercial front.

We'll make it "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Water Damage- New Bedford, MA 02740

6/19/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage- New Bedford, MA 02740 We're ready for any size disaster.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

Water Damage or Flooding? Call Us Today (508) 999-2380

Commercial Water Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford South has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Learn more about Learn more about our training and certifications..

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford South can respond immediately to your commercial water damage emergency regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,600 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters.

Various Commercial Services- Dartmouth, MA, 02747

6/19/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Various Commercial Services- Dartmouth, MA, 02747 Need commercial work done?

Have a commercial building? Here's what we can do for you! 

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

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Have Questions? Call Today – (508) 999-2380

Commercial Building Restoration Services

When it comes to commercial and residential restoration services, SERVPRO is a leader in the industry. Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford South responds quickly to your New Bedford business’s fire, water, and mold damage emergencies. No commercial project is too big, because we have access to the resources of a nationwide network of 1,700 Franchises. Learn more about our commercial restoration services:

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep-cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford South to get the job done right the first time. We’ll respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best. Learn more about our commercial cleaning services:

Have Smoke or Fire Damage Questions? Fairhaven, MA 02719

6/19/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Have Smoke or Fire Damage Questions? Fairhaven, MA 02719 Fire Cleaning Professionals

Have Smoke or Fire Damage Questions?


Call Us Today – (508) 999-2380

Why Choose SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford South?

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster 

When your New Bedford home or business experiences fire or smoke damage, you need professional help quickly. SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford South is dedicated to responding immediately, which helps to prevent secondary damage and to reduce the cost of restoration.

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We’re Fire and Water Damage Specialists

We specialize in fire and water damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive fire damage cleanup and restoration training to get your property back to pre-fire condition.

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

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Our Restore vs. Replace Mentality

Our “restore first” mentality helps to lower costs and get you back in your home or business sooner. This focus relies upon our specialized training and equipment to restore your property back to pre-fire condition.

Rest Assured- You're in Good Hands

3/14/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Rest Assured- You're in Good Hands Commercial Services

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for our emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford South has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Have Questions? Call Today – (508) 999-2380

Commercial Building Restoration Services

When it comes to commercial and residential restoration services, SERVPRO is a leader in the industry. Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford South responds quickly to your New Bedford business’s fire, water, and mold damage emergencies. No commercial project is too big, because we have access to the resources of a nationwide network of 1,700 Franchises. Learn more about our commercial restoration services:

Content Restoration- The Methods to Our Madness!

2/20/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford specializes in the restoring of contents damaged by fire, water, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including the following:

  • Dry Cleaning 
  • Wet Cleaning
  • Spray and Wipe 
  • Foam Cleaning
  • Abrasive Cleaning
  • Immersion Cleaning 

No matter what type of disaster you are facing, you can rest assured that we have highly trained technicians that are dedicated to making sure that what ever you are going through, it will be dealt with efficiently and in no time we will have your place looking "Like it never even happened." Please, don't hesitate to contact at 508-999-2380 ASAP if you are ever in need!

What's a Puffback?

12/13/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning What's a Puffback? Furnace puff backs will require professionals to restore your home

Are you Maintaining Your Furnace? You may be at risk for a Puff Back!

Winter is most definitely here. If you have been holding out on turning your heat on you will most likely be forced to do it sooner than later. And if you haven’t maintained your furnace properly, you may be in for quite a mess when you turn that thermostat. That’s right, I’m referring to a furnace “puff back” that will cause your house to be covered in soot and smoke.

 

What Causes a Furnace Puff Back?

It’s basically a misfiring in the furnace that causes a puff back that will essentially send soot and smoke into every crevice of your home. Basically if there is a delay in the oil burner immediately igniting, and oil fumes are allowed to build up before it ignites, a small explosion can occur – just like the backfiring of a car. Furnace puff backs can also stem from a buildup of debris in your furnace that creates an explosion when the furnace is ignited. In both situations, the explosion will cause debris to shoot through the furnace's entire exhaust system and into your home. For buildings with a forced hot air system, the damage can be a lot more extensive since the air ducts will help spread the soot easily throughout your home. In addition to the damage caused to your home by a puff back, it's also a sign of a problem in your heating system that will need to be repaired to prevent any further misfiring of your furnace.

 

What to Do and Not to Do:

 

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or surface yourself
  • Don't turn on your ceiling fans, windows, doors, etc. It will increase air circulation that will spread the soot around even more.
  • After a puff back occurs, try not to move around a lot. This will help prevent soot from getting embedded into the carpeting, upholstery, etc.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. This may cause the smoke odor to set into the material.
  • The good news is that most puff back cleanups are covered by insurance
  • Make sure a repairman is hired to repair the malfunctioning furnace
  • Furnace puff backs will require professionals to restore your home so you’ll need to call SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro at 508-946-2397
  • Keep your hands clean so as not to further spoil upholstery, walls, and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linen on rugs, upholstery, and carpets
  • Clean and protect chrome with a light coating of petroleum jelly or oil
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers
  • Throw away all exposed food

 

By calling us at SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro you are ensuring that your property in the event of a furnace puff back is taken care of with the utmost of care. Our crews have been highly trained in smoke and fire damage. And we have the equipment and training to quickly turn your house into a home again. We're not only faster to any size disaster you have our word that we will make it…. (you guessed it) “Like it never even happened”! 

 

Mold Prevention Tips

11/18/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Prevention Tips Mold Prevention Tips

When people hear the word mold, they automatically have a negative reaction to it, but did you know mold is everywhere? It’s in the air we breathe, and on many surfaces. Not all molds are harmful, and in fact, some molds have found their way into our homes willingly, such as penicillin and in blue cheeses.

Mold can however, affect people in different ways. If you’d rather not find out if you’d have a bad reaction to mold, the following is a list of tips for mold prevention:

 

  • Keep humidity levels as low as you can – no higher than 50% - all day long. An air conditioner or dehumidifier will help you keep the level low.
  • Bear in mind that humidity levels change over the course of a day with changes in the moisture in the air and the air temperatures, so you will need to check the humidity levels more than once an day.
  • Be sure your home has enough ventilation. Use exhaust fans which vent outside your home in the kitchen and bathroom.
  • Make sure your clothes dryer vents outside your home.
  • Fix any leaks in your home’s roof, walls or plumbing so mold does not have moisture to grow.
  • Contact SERVPRO Dartmouth/New Bedford immediately to clean up and dry out your home thoroughly and quickly after flooding.
  • Add mold inhibitors to paints before painting.
  • Clean bathrooms with mold-killing products.
  • Remove or replace carpets and upholstery that have been soaked and cannot be dried promptly.
  • Consider not using carpet in rooms or areas like bathrooms or basements that may have a lot of moisture.

 

For more information see the CDC website