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Team Member Tuesday - Matt

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

Community Team Member Tuesday - Matt Production Technician, Matt

Meet Our Team!

Matt Rebello

Matt is a Production Technician with SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford South and has six months experience working in the world of cleanup & restoration. Matt is extremely knowledgeable in this line of work thanks to his past, and has shown himself to be a great addition to our SERVPRO family. His experience includes HVAC installation & maintenance, which he attended Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School for, and learned how to install, repair, replace and maintain HVAC systems for homes and businesses in a range of building types. This skill has allowed him to work in a variety of settings and assist our customers with any questions or concerns they may have about their own system.

Outside of work, Matt enjoys spending time with his two daughters and fiancée, as well as fishing, camping, going to the beach and watching & playing sports such as baseball, basketball and football. A fun fact about Matt is he lived in Las Vegas for five years! Matt’s favorite part about working for SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford South is tackling a new challenge every day and to the best of his ability, to ensure our customers disasters were handled in a way that makes them “Like it never even happened.”

Mondays Motivation

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

General Mondays Motivation Cupcakes are muffins that believed in miracles

When you think a situation is hopeless, you have to remind yourself that anything is possible. When in the thick of it all, take a step back and analyze everything that is happening. Only then will you realize what the next step is to take. If that next step involves us, you can count on the professionals at SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford to make things “Like it never even happened.”

From water, fire, and mold, to everything else in between, our highly trained staff work miracles for your home or business- no disaster is too big or too small for us! The next time you’re feeling like a muffin, let us make you feel like the cupcake you were born to be. We’ll be here 27/7/365 for all of your cleanup & restoration needs.

Contact us at (508)999-2380 or by email office@SERVPRO10157.com

Team Member Tuesday - Shamere

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

Community Team Member Tuesday - Shamere Production Technician, Shamere

Meet Our Team!

Shamere Smith

Shamere is the newest member of our SERVPRO family and part of our Production Team here at SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford. Shamere’s background includes serving four years in the United States Army.

Serving in the 82nd airborne infantry division, Shamere was able to advise and assist Iraqi security forces while also completing one tour in Baghdad. Shamere now serves one weekend a month on duty, and two weeks a year in training with the Army Reserves. We thank him for his service! In his free time, Shamere enjoys going out with friends, and hobbies such as basketball. He is a member of the American Legion which is an organization that supports and advocates for veterans and active military along with their families. Shamere’s favorite part of working at SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford is the ability to work with people, all while helping make disasters “Like it never even happened.”

Team Member Tuesday - Andres

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

Community Team Member Tuesday - Andres Crew Chief, Andres

Meet Our Team!

Andres Montalvo

Andres, or more commonly referred to as Dre, is a Crew Chief here at SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford. Andres has been with SERVPRO Dartmouth/New Bedford for one year, with a year’s worth of industry experience, but within that time has shown himself to be a natural in this line of work. When Dre isn’t working, he spends his free time practicing music he writes with his band, which has been together for five years and has even played shows at local venues! Along with band practice, he enjoys writing music, playing the drums and spending time with friends. There are many aspects about working for SERVPRO Dartmouth/New Bedford that Andres enjoys, including the ability to help see people through difficult times in their lives during a disaster, travelling, and the comradery within the crew.

Team Member Tuesday - Jordin

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

Community Team Member Tuesday - Jordin Our Estimator/Crew Chief, Jordin

Meet Our Team!

Jordin Desnoyers

Jordin is our Estimator/Crew Chief and has been with SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford for 10 years, with 13 years overall industry experience. He has truly seen everything there is to see in this business and is typically referred to as a walking textbook of Disaster Cleanup & Restoration knowledge. When Jordin isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his daughter and fiancée, along with playing sports such as basketball and tennis after work and on the weekends. He is also on a Billiards League that meets locally. Jordin’s favorite aspect about working for SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford is the ability to help people in their time of need. He is ready at all times for any size disaster and looks forward to making every single one of them "Like it never even happened."

How Clean is the Air in Your Commercial Work Space?

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How Clean is the Air in Your Commercial Work Space? Built-up Allergens in an Air Duct

HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate air. A HEPA filter works by filtering air and trapping dangerous particles. The smaller mesh design helps to trap smoke, pollen, dander and other fine particles that traditional filters miss. The HEPA filter design is essentially similar to the way a water filtration system works. 

SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford only uses the highest quality HEPA filter machines in order to fully eradicate mold and other particles from the air. It is a vital component to purifying the toxins and that pollute the air we breathe. SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford uses equipment with a HEPA filter after sewage and similar category 2 and 3 losses, mold mitigation to remove the mold spores from to prevent health hazards as well as contamination of previously uncontaminated areas of the building, as well as biohazard cleanup jobs where a room or structure is contaminated.

Water Damage Restoration is Our Specialty - New Bedford, 02740

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Restoration is Our Specialty - New Bedford, 02740 Faster to Any Size Disaster

Water Damage Doesn’t Care if you’re Already Having a Bad Day

When water damage hits, we hit harder. With our 24/7 emergency response team. We’re faster to any size disaster.

Water Damage or Flooding? Contact SERVPRO Dartmouth/New Bedford today at (508)999-2380

The photo pictured to the right shows a job we were called in on last year where there was an extensive amount of water damage present due to roofing issues. A severe tropical storm had made its way down the SouthCoast and into New Bedford, causing the roof on this commercial property to become unsecured, and allowing water to find its way in & begin accumulating.

Immediately after we received the call, our highly trained team of technicians rushed in and began extracting the water. After extraction, we began setting up dehumidifiers and fans to dry out the area and prevent mold growth.

Due to our quick emergency response times, SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford was able to prevent further damage caused to the property while saving the customer money.

Fire, Smoke, and Soot Damage - What You Need To Know

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire, Smoke, and Soot Damage - What You Need To Know SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford is Ready for Any Size Disaster

We’re Experts on Fire Remediation 

Have you ever wondered about the sort of work that goes into remediating a fire?

With SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford’s specialized fire restoration training, we work to make every aspect of your disaster as stress-free and straightforward as possible. With every fire comes a unique set of difficulties, but the overall process remains the same – and our highly trained team of technicians are equipped to deal with even the most challenging of fire damages.

Take a look at the list below to better understand the fire restoration process.

  1. Emergency Contact 

    The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources.

  2. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment 

    We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. 

  3. Immediate Board-up and Roof Tarp Service 

    Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs.

  4. Water Removal and Drying (if water is present) 

    The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

  5. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces 

    We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces

  6. Cleaning and Sanitizing 

    We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire. We use a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

  7. Restoration

    Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

National Small Business Week 2018

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

Community National Small Business Week 2018 National Small Business Week Poster 2018

Happy National Small Business Week! We'd like to take the time today to recognize all of you who've made the courageous decision of following your dreams, and congratulate you on the success of this crazy rewarding journey we call entrepreneurship!

Opening a business can be scary. Anything from pipe bursts, pest infestations, sewage backups, or even vandalism & graffiti can go awry and add to the list of things that need to get done. SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford understands that better than anyone else, and it's been our privilege to come in and make things Like it never even happened!

This past April, we celebrated 5 years of serving the community. It's been a wild ride, with up's and down's like any business, but there's nothing we'd rather be doing than lending a helping hand to those who need it most.

Air Quality Awareness Week; April 30 - May 4

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Community Air Quality Awareness Week; April 30 - May 4 #AirQualityAwarenessWeek2018

Happy Air Quality Awareness Week! Here at SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford, nothing is more important to us than ensuring that the air you breath in your homes and businesses is the absolute purest of quality. In doing so, we proudly follow EPA regulatory guidelines.

For the last 20 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has remained committed to bringing you the latest information on air quality. They've worked tirelessly on building their air quality maps, and stand out as the leading resource in readily available and current air quality information and forecasts for ozone and particle pollution from over 500 cities.

Some common air pollutants include:
Lead
Sulfur Dioxide 
Particulate Matter
Nitrogen Dioxide
Carbon Monoxide
Ground-Level Ozone

To learn more about how air quality effects your health and see what steps you can take in reducing your contribution to air pollution, head over to https://www.airnow.gov/.

Don't forget to show your support for Air Quality Awareness Week by using thehashtag #AQAW2018!