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The SERVPRO Standard

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO The SERVPRO Standard We're Faster to Any Size Disaster

How familiar are you with SERVPRO? How about a little reminder about what we can do for you and your family? Did you know that with over 1,700 Franchises in the U.S. and Canada, SERVPRO is a trusted leader in the restoration industry and is dedicated to providing quality service.

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, we have highly trained technicians that are dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster. We provide 24-hour emergency service and have the training and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs. 

Our highly trained technicians respond quickly, whether you need water damage restoration or simply need your upholstery cleaned. You can depend on us for these residential services and more:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Air Duct Cleaning
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building Services

Why SERVPRO?

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why SERVPRO? The Team at SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford South

What happens when disaster strikes and you’re left to pick up the pieces? When the worst case scenario is the one you see before your eyes, who can you trust to restore some sense of normalcy to your everyday life and alleviate the stress that comes with dealing with disaster aftermath?

At SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford South, we exist to lighten your load and take care of your disaster situation. We understand that planning for a disaster is one thing, but going through it is something completely different. While insurance is there for a reason, we make sure your home or business is taken care of by elite team of highly trained professionals. 

Where at once it seemed like all was lost, by utilizing our restore first mentality, our experts come into your home or business looking to redeem what once seemed lost. In addition to salvaging many items that can’t be replaced such as documentation, family heirlooms, or things of sentimental value, our restorative approach is much more cost-effective than replacing everything and starting from scratch.

Though we never wish disaster on anyone, we know very well that these situations unfortunately happen. SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford South exists to alleviate the stress and make those situations “Like it never even happened.” 

24/7 Emergency Water Restoration

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO 24/7 Emergency Water Restoration We are Here to Help!

SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford South is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford South has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About Us

SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Check out Our Fleet!

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Check out Our Fleet! Our Fleet

Our SERVPRO Green Fleet is constantly Growing!  

We take pride in our work and appearance.  You can tell by the pride we all share for our vehicles. Let's face it, cars and trucks are one of the fun parts about what we get to do each and every day. 

Next time you see one of us on the road, feel free to give us a wave!

With over 1,700 Franchises in the U.S. and Canada, SERVPRO is a trusted leader in the restoration industry and is dedicated to providing quality service. Our highly trained technicians respond quickly, whether you need water damage restoration or simply need your upholstery cleaned. You can depend on SERVPRO for all of your needs, whether it be water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, mold remediation, storm damage restoration, cleaning services, the list goes on…

Did you know? We do Carpet Cleaning!

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Did you know? We do Carpet Cleaning! A carpet after being cleaned by SERVPRO

Did you know? We do Carpet Cleaning!

Check out this carpet cleaning job we did, can you believe how clean it is? Your carpet could look this good too after SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford South is done with it!

Carpet cleaning is an important routine that you don't want to ignore. Dirt hides in the deepest fibers of the material and is an important contributor in the shelf life of your investment. Because constant changing of your carpet is expensive, you have to take care of it to save money. It is important to keep it clean at all times. 

With over 1,700 Franchises in the U.S. and Canada, SERVPRO is a trusted leader in the restoration industry and is dedicated to providing quality service. Our highly trained technicians respond quickly, whether you need water damage restoration or simply need your upholstery cleaned. You can depend on SERVPRO for all of your needs, whether it be water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, mold remediation, storm damage restoration, cleaning services, the list goes on…

Spring into Warmer Weather with SERVPRO

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Spring into Warmer Weather with SERVPRO Bubbling can indicate water trapped in or under your carpeting

Did you suffer a Water Damage this Winter that effected your Carpeting?

The SERVPRO standard of carpet and upholstery cleaning will not only extract that water and grime stuck in your carpet, it’ll also remove any unwanted dust and dirt. A professionally dried and cleaned carpet will make all the difference in freshening up your home and improving indoor air quality. The major casualties of a flooded home is flooring, particularly carpets. Once it's soaked, both it and the underlying padding will potentially need replacing, which is an added expense that most homeowners would like to avoid. In the case of heavy flooding, whether it's from a natural disaster, broken appliance, burst pipe, or other water emergency, many people think that there's no chance their carpet can ever be saved – but you can rest assured SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford South will be there to make it “Like it never even happened.”

How to Tell if Your Hot Water Heater is Going Bad

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How to Tell if Your Hot Water Heater is Going Bad Looks for signs of rust towards the bottom on your hot water heater

Is your Hot Water Heater on its way out?

Hot water heaters will typically last you between 10-15 years. When internal components become corroded and mineral build up occurs, your heater can begin to leak. Without correction, this small leak can turn into something more serious – and you may find yourself with a basement full of water. Below are some telltale signs that your hot water heater is on its way out, and some simple maintenance you can do to prevent disaster.

  1. Check

Check for power if there is no hot water. While no hot water can be a sure sign that the water heater has failed, it could also mean the pilot light is out or the circuit breaker tripped.

  1. Examine

Examine the water that comes out of the hot faucet. If it appears rusty, this signals an upcoming failure of your water heater. Look for signs of muddy water or increased sediment in the water tank. Attach a hose to the drainage bib on the water heater, turn the unit off and drain it to examine its contents. Muddy water or increased sediment signals a potential failure of your water heater. When flushing the water heater, remember that the water that comes out of the hose bib at the front of the water heater is going to be extremely hot, as it will not be mixed with cold water. Use caution when flushing the water heater to avoid getting burned. Smell or taste the water. If the hot water has a metallic taste to it, this indicates that the water heater is close to breaking down.

  1. Listen

Pay attention to the noises your water heater makes. While there will be normal sounds as the water heats, loud cracks and pops indicate an interaction between the heating elements inside the heater and the scale and mineral deposits built up on them.

  1. Address

Take immediate action if you see leaking water around the water heater where none has leaked before. Disconnect the electricity or turn off the gas to the unit and let the water cool down before attempting to remove and replace the water heater. Leaking water indicates an internal failure in the water heater.

*Information courtesy of SF Gate - Home Guides

"I Ain't Afraid of No Mold!"- Fairhaven, MA 02719

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation "I Ain't Afraid of No Mold!"- Fairhaven, MA  02719 Types of mold.

“I ain’t afraid of no mold!” Can you picture yourself saying that as you’re rolling up your sleeves ready to tackle your moldy mess on your own? Well before you do, here are some things to consider-

What is mold?

Mold is a common type of fungus that thrives in moist, warm conditions. As it is an important part of the ecosystem, it can be a nuisance when it is found in your home or business. Mold is able to reproduce by releasing spores that can be carried through air, water or even animals. There are many different kinds of molds out there.

Some signs of mold are:

  • A strange odor
  • Appearance of mold
  • Known moisture source

If you notice moisture around your home or business or detect a strange odor and are not sure if there is mold present, it is best to call a professional to come in and look at it. SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford specializes in mold remediation and offer free estimates as well!

Here are some common areas of moisture/warmth where mold can grow:

  • Roof leaks
  • Indoor plumbing leaks
  • Outdoor drainage problems
  • Damp basements/ crawl spaces
  • Steam from bathroom/kitchen
  • Condensation on cool surfaces
  • Humidifiers
  • Wet clothing drying inside of the home
  • Poor or improper ventilation of heating or cooking appliances

Although you may think simply wiping it away or putting bleach on it will solve the problem, chances are you could spread it, make it airborne and could cause more potential problems. It is always best to contact a professional. Give SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford a call at (508) 999-2380!

Reference: New York State/Department of Health

Got Mold? Yes, you do! Acushnet, MA 02743

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Got Mold? Yes, you do! Acushnet, MA 02743 Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.

Did you know mold is everywhere?

Understanding Mold

Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If You See Signs of Mold, 
Call Us Today – (508) 999-2380

What the Hail?- Fairhaven, MA 02719

1/14/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What the Hail?- Fairhaven, MA 02719 Hail comes in all shapes and sizes.

“How about this weather we’re having?” Have you heard or used this conversation starter lately? If you have, odds are it wasn’t in relation to a hailstorm, especially around here. Although hailstorms are not very common in this area, here are some helpful tips just in case those “golf balls” start to fall from the sky!

Preparing for a hailstorm

 If you have time to get prepared before a hailstorm here are some helpful tips to go by:

-It is best to store (if possible) vehicles, boats and other expensive items in a garage.

- Placing garbage bins, patio furniture, umbrellas and umbrella stands into a closed area such as a shed. This can help prevent further damage to your home if winds pick up.

-Making sure all doors and windows are closed.

-Closing blinds and curtains can help keep shattering glass from blowing towards you and your family while seeking shelter inside.

 -Check trees around your home. If you have large branches close to the house it is best to trim them down. These branches can cause more damage during a storm if they were to break off and hit your homes windows.

-Checking your roof is another good step towards preparedness. If you see any broken shingles, getting them replaced right away can help lessen the damage from a hailstorm.

What is hail?

According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hail is a form of solid precipitation that occurs when updrafts in thunderstorms carry raindrops upward into extremely cold areas of the atmosphere where they freeze into little balls. They can range from pea size to the size of a grapefruit. As hail is denser and hits with a lot more force than rain does it causes far more damage. According to NOAA, hail causes up to $1 billion in damages to crops and property each year.

Hopefully this never happens to you, but if it does don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford. For all your storm related questions. Feel free to reach out to us for help at (508) 946-2397.

*Reference: National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)