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Ready for Whatever Happens - Dartmouth 02747

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Ready for Whatever Happens - Dartmouth 02747 Services offered by SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford South

The only thing on a home or business owner’s mind in the midst of a disaster is: “Who should I call?” Thankfully, SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford South can answer that: call us!

When you’re facing a disaster situation, it’s important to call the best to the rescue. Our crews and technicians are just that. They go through extensive training along with hands-on field experience to ensure you’re getting professionals that will restore your home or office to its preloss condition. In addition to our fire damage, water damage restoration and mold remediation services, SERVPRO Industries also specializes in document restoration and fine art restoration, plus a number of other services that We truly are “ready for whatever happens.” 

In the middle of all the decisions, you’ll have to make regarding the aftermath of a disaster choosing SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford South will be the easiest and best choice. We’re here to help. 

Storm Season Never Stops - New Bedford 02746

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Season Never Stops - New Bedford 02746 SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford is here to help

Living in a coastal area, storms come as quickly as they go. We have a saying in New England that goes, “if you don’t like the weather, wait a few minutes.” One minute you could be tanning by the water and the next minute Mother Nature decides you should be in the water instead… and so it begins to downpour.

Storms may be most prevalent in certain months out of the year, but make no mistake, they are always looming and threatening us throughout the year. Whether that’s snowstorms, flash floods, or wind storms, our beautiful south coast area sees its all. And so does SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford. Our crews and technicians are “ready for any sized disaster” and equipped to handle whatever happens, whenever it happens with our 24/7/365 (366 on leap years) emergency disaster recovery team. 

If you’re affected by storms, call SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford: 508-999-2380. We’re here to help. 

10 Fire Pit Safety Tips - Dartmouth 02747

7/2/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage 10 Fire Pit Safety Tips - Dartmouth 02747 Firepits are a great way to gather around friends and family. Make sure to keep these safety tips in mind next time you light a flame.

Fire pits are a great way to gather friends and family around in the backyard during the summertime. Putting out graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate is a sure way to have everyone in a good mood. Which is why SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford wants to ensure it’s only the marshmallows getting toasted. Here are some quick and simple fire pit safety tips to keep the fire bright and the mood light:

  1. Clear all flammable materials away from your fire pit. Make sure it’s kept 10 feet away from the home or building. 
  2. Pile dirt or rocks to keep the fire on the ground from escaping 
  3. Before lighting your fire, check the wind direction. If it’s too windy, do not light your fire pit as the wind can cause the flames to travel.
  4. Contrary to popular belief, lighting fluid is not safe for light a fire pit. Use a commercial fire starter kick with kindling on top. 
  5. Once the fire pit it lit, never leave it unattended and never leave children or pets near the fire pit without adult supervision.
  6. Avoid  soft woods like pine or cedar to prevent flying sparks and flame “pops”, 
  7. Only put enough fuel to keep the fire burning gently to prevent flare-ups and uncontrollable flames. 
  8. To extinguish the flames, use water to drown out the fire and stir it with a shovel to make sure it’s fully extinguished. Use the shovel to extinguish any escaped flames as well
  9. Dispose of the ashes in a metal can used only for fire pit ash storage. Careful, even after a few days the ashes are still hot enough to cause a fire. 
  10. Accidents happen, even with the correct preventative measures taken. Having a fire extinguisher nearby can greatly reduce the risk of the fire getting out of control. 

Make sure to keep these tips in mind for your summertime fun. If you have any additional questions or were affected by open flames from a fire pit, feel free to call SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford at 508-999-2380. We’re here to help. 

We Mean Business

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

By now, you probably know that SERVPRO is an industry leader when it comes to commercial fire and water clean-up and restoration. And that we are available to respond to your business fire and water emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We also have access to resources of a nationwide network of 1,700 franchises, which means no project is too big for us to handle.

Something that you may not be aware of is that we are so much more than just a fire and water clean-up service! We offer professional services to get your business looking its best. Maybe your office’s carpets could use a freshening up, or maybe your restaurant’s kitchen could use a deep cleaning. How dirty are those A/C vents? Imagine how dirty the air ducts are on the inside! We have the right cleaning tools and products to get the job done.

You can depend on SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford South to get your workplace looking it's very best!

We Mean Business!

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

By now, you probably know that SERVPRO is an industry leader when it comes to commercial fire and water clean-up and restoration. And that we are available to respond to your business fire and water emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We also have access to resources of a nationwide network of 1,700 franchises, which means no project is too big for us to handle.

Something that you may not be aware of is that we are so much more than just a fire and water clean-up service! We offer professional services to get your business looking its best. Maybe your office’s carpets could use a freshening up, or maybe your restaurant’s kitchen could use a deep cleaning. How dirty are those A/C vents? Imagine how dirty the air ducts are on the inside! We have the right cleaning tools and products to get the job done.

You can depend on SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford South to get your workplace looking it's very best!

Is Your Business Ready for Anything? SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford Can Help!

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

Each new season or quarter presents new challenges for business owners. Whether that’s gearing up for a new product launch or hitting quarterly sales, these are all expected obstacles they have prepared to overcome. But what happens when the unexpected knocks on your doors? 

SERVPRO of Fall River crews prepare for the unexpected every day. From fire damage to water damage and everything in between. Our technicians train for unexpected disasters so you don’t have to. While you may be occupied with setting up a business plan, our crews are focused on disaster restoration plans to get your business up and running in no time. In addition, we also offer our Emergency Ready Program. While this plan doesn’t prevent disasters from occurring, it can keep them from escalating. By providing business owners, facility managers, and first responders with the most accurate and up to date information about your office building, the quicker we can prevent more damage. The quicker we can prevent more damage, the more we can restore. 

This season, don’t let the unexpected throw you off track. Trust SERVPRO of Fall River to clean up the mess so you can get back to running your business. 

That's Gross! - New Bedford 02746

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

Biohazard That's Gross! - New Bedford 02746 There is no such thing as being over cautious when it comes to biohazards.

At SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford South, our crews and technicians are trained to deal with every level of “Gross!” and “Ewww!” you can imagine. That ranges from mold in the basement, to sewage backups in the bathroom, and even to crime scene clean-ups! 

Yes, our crews have seen and smelled it all. This is why when our customers call with any kind of biohazard disaster, they know they’re getting experienced and trained technicians who know exactly what they’re dealing with. 

It’s often we find our customers in these situations not knowing exactly what to do. Thankfully we have a few tips! If you find yourself in a biohazard situation, it’s important to call the professionals who have the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and industry grade product to clean up the mess.

SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford South has all the equipment and expertise needed to handle any and all kinds of biohazard clean-ups!

Grill Fires - Dartmouth 02747

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Grill Fires - Dartmouth 02747 Grill fires cause an average of $37 million in damages each year.

Summer is officially here, and with it comes cookouts, barbecues, and good ole fashioned grilling. It’s the time of year where the hot dogs and hamburgers have a different taste to it, and patience wears thin as the smell coming from the grill makes our tummies rumble. 

Although, if the cook isn’t careful, that flavorful scent could soon turn in to smoke and flames if the grill has not been properly cleaned. Did you know that grill fires are responsible for roughly 100 injuries and 10 deaths per year? In addition to the danger they pose, they also cause roughly $37 million in damage each year. 

One of the main causes is the mishandling of propane grills. As popular as propane grills are, many forget the dangers it can cause if not handled properly. Here are a few summer grilling safety tips to ensure that only your meat is taking on the heat: 


1. Although it’s tempting to step out on your deck and grill right there — all grills should be at least 10 feet away from your house and shouldn’t be used on a combustible surface. A concrete pad is helpful in offering stability and lowering the risk of the fire spreading.

2. Check the hose and connection for leaks and blockages.

3. Check for bees! Bees will get inside of grills and create hives there. 

4. Clean your grill of built-up grease from previous uses. Cleaning your grill regularly also lowers the risk of flare-ups and fires. 

5. Be extra careful when changing the tank as this can be a biggest potential for a leak occur. 

6. Never leave the grill unattended and make sure children and pets are at a safe distance. 

7. Don’t pour water on grease fires! The water will quickly evaporate and cause more smoke, making it worse 

8. Make sure to have a fire extinguisher nearby, just in case. 

9. If you see that the fire is too much to handle, call 911 and evacuate.

10. Call SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford South for all your fire damage cleanup and restoration needs. 

Happy (and safe) grilling! 

Six Years

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

Cheers to 6 Years!

Happy anniversary to us! It’s been six years under the ownership of our fearless and exemplary leader, Doug Glassman. A lot has happened in these six years.

It’s been six years of:

Giving back to our community 

Volunteering our time and resources

Contributing to economic development in the south coast

And above all, it’s been six years of not just restoring buildings and homes, but restoring hope after disappointment. Six years of cleaning up damage and wiping away tears. Six years of empathy for those affected by disasters in our community. We’ve seen a lot and grown a lot over these past years and we wouldn’t trade it for a thing! But today is really about the community we call home. Thank you for letting us serve you for six years and for calling us when disaster strikes and trusting us to restore your home or office to its preloss condition. We couldn’t do this without your support.  

Earth Day

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford, we don’t only talk the talk, but we also walk the walk. By offering a full line of green products for our Earth-conscious customers, we are committed to doing our part to keep our planet safe from harmful chemicals. We understand that Earth is our only planet and one that we plan on inhabiting for a very long time. If we’re being honest (and at SERVPRO we always are), the Earth we know today is not the same it was 20 years ago. With pollution and unsafe waste disposal playing a huge role in today’s world, we want to remind you of a few things you can do to care for our planet:

  1. Follow the three R’s: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle
  2. Conserve water
  3. Shop smart - bring a reusable shopping bag to cut down on plastic 

In addition to following the three R’s, at SERVPRO, we added another R to this list: Restore. Whenever possible, after a loss occurs, we always do our best to restore the affected property to preloss condition. This ensures that we minimize our customer’s losses while also keeping unnecessary waste from filling our planet. 

Happy Earth Day, from all of us here at SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford.