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Duct, Duct, Goose! - North Dartmouth, MA 02747

1/14/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Duct, Duct, Goose! - North Dartmouth, MA  02747 Before & After an Air Duct cleaning.

Don’t you just love that clean smell? Of course, who doesn’t? But have you ever thought of what lurks in your buildings air ducts?

When it comes to air duct cleaning, not many people think about it. But according to the NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaning Association) “If your air ducts look dirty, they probably are.”

Though we clean thoroughly, we generate a lot of air pollutants such as dander, dust and chemicals. These air pollutants get sucked into the HVAC system and can circulate up to 7 times a day on average. Over the course of a year this causes buildups that amount to roughly 40 pounds of buildup for a house annually. Can you imagine what it is for a commercial building? The U.S. Department of energy has said that “25 to 40 percent of the energy used to heat/cool a home (or business) is wasted. When it’s not cleaned it makes it run harder and can make for a shorter life span.”

Having your air ducts cleaned has benefits:

- Helps restore efficiency

-Helps reduce potential of mold growth

-May help with offensive odors

SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough specializes in air duct cleanings. Once our professionals inspect your commercial duct system, they have the equipment and the expertise to get the job done.

So, the next time you’re wondering what kind of party is going on in your air vents, give SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford a call at (508) 946-2397!

*Resource: NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaning Association)

Are You Emergency Ready? Dartmouth, MA 02748

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Are You Emergency Ready? Dartmouth, MA 02748 Are you Ready for Whatever Happens?

Up to 50% of Business Will Never Reopen! 

With the New Year brings opportunity for new beginnings! Start 2019 off right be being READY!

Did you know up to 50% of businesses that suffer a disaster may never reopen? Of the businesses that do survive a disaster, the overwhelming majority had an emergency preparedness plan in place.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

Here's some of the things you'll get from taking advantage of this free app- 

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.
    This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
     
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
    It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
     
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
    This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
     
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
    You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.
     
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
    This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
     
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
    Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens."

Ready to Get Started?

Make your first resolution be to help protect your business, your employees and your livelihood. Call SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford South today at 508-999-2380 to learn more about how we can help you be "Ready for whatever happens" in the New Year!

Emergency Readiness Profile (ERP)

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Emergency Readiness Profile (ERP) The Emergency Readiness Profile is a necessary precaution for any business owner

When fire and water cleanup is needed, getting help is now quicker and easier than ever before using the SERVPRO Ready Plan app. The Ready Plan is an emergency preparedness tool for home and business owners.

Are you Ready for Whatever Happens?

  • Disasters and resulting business interruption can devastate companies. It is estimated that up to 50% of businesses that close due to a disaster never reopen.
  • Of those that reopened, the majority had some type of response plan in place.

No One Plans on a Disaster, But You Can Plan For It.

  • Disasters and emergencies always strike without warning.
  • Planning ahead speaks trust to your clients and your employees. In the event your business is affected by a disaster, you don’t necessarily have to be.
  • By preparing now, you demonstrate excellence in readiness planning by compiling a comprehensive information resource to use in case of a disaster.

Is your Business in need of a Ready Plan? Contact us today to learn more 508-999-2380

Did you know we offer Post Construction Clean-Up?

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Did you know we offer Post Construction Clean-Up? Offering Post Construction Clean-Up to Commercial & Residential Spaces

Whether you’ve just built a new facility or had minor renovations done to an older one, SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford South will have your business up and running with our list of post construction clean-up services.

After any kind of construction service, you’ll want your commercial building cleaned before opening to the public. Indoor air quality can be negatively affected from the construction process, and things like sawdust and other debris may find their way into your Air Duct & HVAC system.

Flat surfaces such as window and door frames may also need some extra attention, as well as any leftover debris not removed prior to our arrival. You’ll also want to be sure no foul odors or other contaminants are lingering inside.

Contact us today to learn more or set up a free estimate at 508-999-2380

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.

Government Facilities need to stay open... Fairhaven, MA 02719

1/8/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Government Facilities need to stay open... Fairhaven, MA 02719 SERVPRO Franchise Professionals were called in to the Pentagon's 9/11 attacks and fully completed the restoration process in just 90 days!

Even when they need to be cleaned or restored.

 When disaster strikes a government facility, SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford answers the call quickly to assess the damage and start mitigation procedures, helping to ensure minimum service interruption and lower recovery costs. Our team of professionals respond to disaster situations with the right personal and equipment to provide timely mitigation- the key to controlling damage, lowering recovery costs and minimizing interruption to the public and employees. From large disasters to those special cleaning needs that exceed the capabilities of a facility’s janitorial service, SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford is committed to timely response and total customer service.

The Pentagon: A Case Study

Following the events of September 11, 2001, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals were called upon to assist with the cleanup and restoration of the pentagon. In spite of the emotions and difficulties involved in the restoration effort, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals dried nearly 300,000 square feet in addition to providing fire, soot and smoke cleanup and restoration services. Upon completion of the drying assignment, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals provided mold remediation services in other sections of the facility. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals met the challenge and completed the process in just 90 days

SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford is ready to respond to your emergency call 24/7/365 to get your facility to be "Like it never even happened." Call us today for your Free On-site Estimate (508)999-2380

Don't Give the Gift of Food Poisoning - No. Dartmouth, MA 02747

12/11/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Don't Give the Gift of Food Poisoning - No. Dartmouth, MA 02747 In the case of an emergency call the Poison Control Hotline (800)222-1222

1 in 6 people are affected by Food Poisoning annually 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services does a wonderful job educating us with safety and wellness tips year-round. Here are some of their tips to help you prevent unexpected trips to the ER this holiday season: 

  • Do not rinse raw meat and poultry before cooking
  • Use a food thermometer to make sure meat is cooked to a safe temperature
  • Refrigerate food within two hours
  • Thanksgiving leftovers are safe for four days in the refrigerator
  • Bring sauces, soups and gravies to a rolling boil when reheating
  • When storing turkey, cut the leftovers in small pieces so they will chill quickly
  • Wash your hands frequently when handling food

In the case of an emergency call the Poison Control Hotline (800)222-1222

All of us here at SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford South wish you & yours a Very Happy & Healthy Holiday!! 

Benefits to a clean workplace- Fairhaven, MA 02719

11/13/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Benefits to a clean workplace- Fairhaven, MA 02719 Tip: Increase employee morale & customers' confidence by maintaining a safe, clean workplace.

In our career-driven day and age; most people tend to spend as much time at the office as they do at home, if not more. A clean, healthy work environment can impact business in more ways than you may think.


Having a tidy, professional appearance portrayed to customers and business associates, who frequent your business, is probably the most obvious benefit. A clean office space can portray your business as organized, competent and professional upon first impressions. The same way you wouldn’t show up to an important meeting with disheveled clothing on; you would not want your office space to give the impression your business as messy, neglected or chaotic. Even if your work space doesn't have frequent customer traffic a clean commercial space can improve business in many ways.

Here are a few ways routine commercial cleaning by SERVPRO can drive revenue & productivity for your business:

-Healtheir environment- keeping air & surface quality high reduces unanticipated employee ‘sick’ days.

-Improved morale & productivity in employees

-Safer work environment- Avoid and/or reduce: the number workers compensation injuries, spread of viruses and diseases

Call today to schedule your commercial cleaning (508)999-2380

50% of Businesses Never Reopen! Dartmouth, MA 02747

11/8/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial 50% of Businesses Never Reopen! Dartmouth, MA 02747    Tip: Preventative & precautionary actions now can save your businesses doors from closing, temporarily or permanently, after a disaster.

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): “Almost 50 percent of small businesses never reopen their doors following a disaster because just a few inches of water can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage. During the 5 year period of 2006-2010, the average commercial flood claim had amounted to just over $85,000.” With the raise in construction and residential and commercial building prices on the rise, we can suppose that that figure has only increased over the last 7 years.

While commercial property insurance may cover your structure and belongings, depending on your policy endorsements, loss of business revenue can be a major factor for whether or not your business survives. Regardless of annual income; an unexpected halt in revenue accompanied by a slow claims process, can affect businesses of all sizes. Whether your business generates hundreds of dollars, or hundreds of thousands, per day; minimizing damage quickly can potentially save your business.

To learn more about ways you can prepare your business please visit our Emergency Response Profile section or contact SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro to schedule your complimentary ERP today!

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:

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:

Addressing Real Estate Concerns

11/18/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Addressing Real Estate Concerns Buying a house is easy and fun, right?

Buying a house is easy and fun, right?

Buying and selling real estate can be fun I suppose, but it can also unearth a number of issues with the properties. Previous owners may have had pets that left stains on carpets, or were heavy smokers and there is staining and the smell is just lingering. SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford has partnered with many local Realtors to make sure that the homes being sold and purchased in our area are move in ready.

If you’re looking to sell your home and just want to have the carpets freshened up for the new owner, we can usually provide service with about a week notice. Maybe you just purchased a new home and you want to make sure the duct work is clean and allergen free, we can take care of that as well.

If you’re a real estate agent, keep us in mind for your clients’ needs. We offer many services, such as mold remediation and nicotine cleaning, to help your real estate transactions go off without a hitch. We're only a phone call away at 508-999-2380!

Dear Business Owners,

11/14/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Dear Business Owners, We are so much more than just a fire and water clean-up service!

Odds are that you know 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 businesses 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 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 to get your workplace looking its very best. Call us today at 508-999-2380.

What Business Owners should know about Mold

11/11/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial What Business Owners should know about Mold Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution
If you discover mold in your business, do not attempt to take care of it on your own. The safety of your staff and the public could be put at risk if it's not address properly. Please call the professionals at SERVPRO Dartmouth/New Bedford. We are trained and registered by the State of Massachusetts to safely and effectively perform mold remediation services. We are locally owned & operated, and respond to emergencies 24 hours a day. We are highly trained in the most up to date mold remediation techniques.
 

Mold Removal vs Mold Remediation...What's the difference? 

Since microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy.

A qualified restoration company understands the science behind mold and mold growth. SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business. Mold remediation focuses on getting mold levels back to normal, natural levels.

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. Here's what the process entails:

  • Step 1: Emergency Contact 508-999-2380
  • Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  • Step 3: Mold Containment
  • Step 4: Air Filtration
  • Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  • Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  • Step 7: Restoration

Location! Location! Location!

4/13/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Location! Location! Location! Your local SERVPRO's future home!

We are pleased to announce that we've outgrown our current space and we recently purchased the former Sam Giammalvo's Auto Sales building at 1476 Purchase St. in New Bedford, MA!

There has been an increased demand for our services throughout the area and we are very excited about moving into a larger space to accommodate our growing fleet, increased number of employees, equipment, etc. In business, location is key and we couldn't ask for a better one. We'll keep you posted as the move progresses and when our official move in date will be. 

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…