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Cleaning Out Mold Damage In Easthampton

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Cleaning Out Mold Damage In Easthampton Stopping mold growth and cleaning up the damage requires professional service.

Cleaning Out Mold Damage

Easthampton homeowners deal with the same disasters as anyone else. Our proximity to large bodies of water, however, increases the threat of flooding, and also brings an increased risk of mold growth whenever water finds its way inside the structure.

Since it is impossible to keep the Connecticut River from cresting its banks, stopping Easthampton mold damage means cutting off the source of water inside the home. SERVPRO response teams train to follow a mold growth to its origin point and then eliminate the moisture source. Regardless if it is outside water from flooding or a puddle that collected under a laundry room sink, our specialists can dry the affected area inside, and then remove the mold spores and growth.

In most cases, removing mold means killing active spores and cleaning them off of nearby surfaces. Technicians use a variety of anti-fungal agents to eliminate the threat, allow the area to dry, and then use sponges and cloths to wipe away the dry mold. If there is a significant amount, they may need to use a mild cleaning agent to break up any clumps of spores.

In areas like attics or basements, SERVPRO technicians also have the option to use industrial vacuums with HEPA filters. These filters are designed specifically to capture and collect mold spores and can lift even a single, microscopic spore from any surface. Every spore we remove, on a cloth or in a filter, is carefully bagged before leaving the affected area to prevent accidentally contaminating clean areas of the home and disposed of according to State and Federal regulations.

If the mold went unnoticed long enough, spores could grow into a surface. When this happens, one of our inspectors carefully examines the items to determine if they can be cleaned or require disposal. If the mold is on personal property as a piece of furniture, it may be possible to clean and remove the mold. As an example, an upholstered sofa can be cleaned using spray or foam cleaners, dried, and then vacuumed using HEPA filters.

If the items are building materials, our technicians remove the affected paneling, ceiling tiles, or sheetrock and dispose of them. In most cases, replacement is far cheaper than attempting to cut out affected portions and patch them. Replacement is the usual response of most major insurance companies as well.

Stopping mold growth and cleaning up the damage requires professional service. SERVPRO of Hampshire County has helped our neighbors restore their homes and businesses for many years now. Call (413) 324-1300 today and let us help you too.

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Cleaning Fire Residues in Your Home

6/11/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cleaning Fire Residues in Your Home Residues after a fire can cling to surfaces and require more aggressive cleaning methods. Contact SERVPRO to assess and remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Respond Quickly and Use the Appropriate Cleaning Methods to Remediate Fire Damage in Your Home

Fires can be a devastating and traumatic event for homeowners. In addition to the loss of property and essential documents, they must cope with a massive cleanup. You left candles burning in the living, and somehow your curtains caught fire. Cleaning fire residues such as soot and ash is a big job that requires professional experience. If there is a fire in your Hampshire County home, make a call to the professionals right away. We have the skills to safely and effectively remove smoke and soot residues from your home and furnishings.
 
In Easthampton, SERVPRO offers fire damage cleaning methods to return walls and ceilings and other surfaces back to their preloss condition, whenever possible. There are various cleaning methods our team can use to clean soot, smoke, and ash from your home. Techs can use dry cleaning for light-to-medium non-grease-based residue. Technicians may also use this method to pre-clean before wet cleaning. Wet Cleaning can effectively remove light-to-heavy non-grease-based soiling. Foam cleaning can remove fire residue from upholstery materials that may shrink or bleed if wet. Some items may require immersion cleaning. With this method, items are dipped in a cleaning product bath to remove soot and ash. Peroxide active cleaning is the method for cleaning acoustical ceilings and other porous and nonporous ceiling surfaces. This method is primarily for ceilings with heavy soiling.
 
Agitation can also be part of the fire damage cleaning process. The crew may use water or air pressure, rotating brushes, wiping, scrubbing or sand-blasting to remove residues from various surfaces. Once the residues loosen up, the team can clean or remove them from the surface.
 
Before the cleaning phase begins, SERVPRO technicians perform tests to determine the correct cleaning method to use. The appropriate technique effectively removes residues from the surface without causing any further damage. During structure cleaning, the team may put plastic sheets in place to seal off the areas and to prevent fire residues from migrating to other parts of the residence. To remove smoke odors, technicians may use thermal foggers and air movers to neutralize and eliminate smoke odors.
 
If you need fire damage restoration, give SERVPRO of Hampshire County a call right away at (413) 324-1300. We are available 24/7 to restore your home to its preloss condition, whenever possible.

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Smoke And Soot Damage Removal For Your Easthampton Restaurant

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Smoke And Soot Damage Removal For Your  Easthampton Restaurant Easthampton Pizzerias Count on SERVPRO If the Wood Fire Gets Out of Control

Keeping Businesses Open in Easthampton After Fire & Smoke Damaging Events Is Our Business--Call SERVPRO

There are multiple perils to your Easthampton restaurant every day. As the owner of this establishment, part of your responsibility is making sure that you take the necessary precautions and preventative measures to ensure that most of these potential threats never actually affect your building or business. One of the most considerable risks with cooking elements in a building is the possibility of kitchen fires breaking out from unattended dishes or unexpected flare-ups.

Regardless of how the kitchen fire started in your Easthampton restaurant, contending with the fire damages can seem a little overwhelming. As the owner, your focus is providing excellent food to the customers, and for those customers to have a quality experience when they come in. To overcome the effects of this fire in your facility, you need professional restoration services from certified technicians like ours at SERVPRO.

While the effects of the fire might present themselves in several different ways, commonly the most significant threats to preparing food and retaining customers is the soot and smoke damages. Soot damage can often get wiped and scrubbed from surfaces it has seated on, but other areas might require the use of spot specific vacuuming and other specialized equipment.

Smoke damages often present themselves in your building as lingering sediment in the circulating air and a persistent noxious odor. Fire suppressant systems can reduce these losses. This smell is anything but inviting to the customers hoping to get a meal in your restaurant, so it is a critical component of the restoration process. Air scrubbers with HEPA filters can catch any dirt and debris in the air as the activated carbon filter helps to eliminate odors. Our SERVPRO technicians can employ thermal foggers to neutralize the foul odor in cases of extensive fire and damaging smoke events. This fogging can get used in the dining area as well on fabrics, carpets, and upholstery. There are limitations, and often hydroxyl generators are also an excellent choice to purify the air of malodorous scents.

Overcoming a kitchen fire in your restaurant does not have to shut down your business for good, or possibly even for a short time. You can always count on the experienced hands at SERVPRO of Hampshire County to restore the damage and get your business back on track. Give us a call 24/7 at (413) 324-1300.

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Mold Damage Prevention and Restoration in Amherst

5/24/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Prevention and Restoration in Amherst Mold can spread very quickly when there is excess moisture. Contact SERVPRO at the first sight or musty smell for remediation services.

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Attack Your Home's Mold Infestation at the Root Cause 

Mold damage can gradually destroy your contents once it grows on your furnishings, walls, and other hidden locations. Usually, controlling moisture is the secret behind preventing and managing the destruction it causes. There is a genuine concern that exposure to mold can lead to health effects and therefore, as a resident of Amherst you should not take chances once you suspect contamination.
 
There are several tips that our SERVPRO team recommends to property owners to prevent mold damage in Amherst. To begin with, try fixing your faulty plumbing system as soon as possible. Another tip is to inspect whether there is any form condensation or wet spots in your home and correct the source. On top of that, carrying out regular HVAC inspections and maintenance is encouraged. Despite the many precautions we observe to prevent this challenge, we cannot completely stop it from happening.
 
When our SERVPRO experts are at the site, we identify the damaged materials and degree of damage which helps us to plan for the remediation work. When planning, we also select the appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as a safety measure. When we suspect mold contamination in your HVAC system, we stop its operation to prevent it from spreading the spores.
 
Before we can start capturing the mold spores through air filtration or any appropriate procedure, we put in place containment measures. We may use physical barriers to isolate the area as well as establish negative pressure to prevent the spread of the spores. During containment, we also switch off fans, cooling and heating systems.
 
Cleaning procedures are part of the mold remediation process, and our SERVPRO technicians select a cleanup procedure dependent on the materials and the surface with the contamination. When cleaning carpets as well as upholstered furniture, we may use steam cleaning. In most cases, we discard porous materials with deep mold penetration since it is hard to make them entirely clean. Damp-wiping materials and surfaces with detergents is also crucial at this particular stage. After that, we perform deodorization to address the odor challenges as well as spread antimicrobials that prevent the possibility of future mold growth.
 
At SERVPRO of Hampshire County We're Faster To Any Size Disaster be it water, fire, mold or storm-related. We are a proven industry leader, and you can get in touch with us by calling (413) 324-1300 at any time of the day.
 
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When Your Granby Chain Restaurant Needs Professional Restoration Following a Kitchen Fire

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When Your Granby Chain Restaurant Needs Professional Restoration Following a Kitchen Fire A fire in your restaurant can leave behind severe damage and smoke odor leaving you in need of professional fire damage restoration services.

SERVPRO Works Quickly to Restore Your Business after Fire Damage

Your Granby franchise restaurant might not have slowed down much since you first opened your doors, but that does not discredit the possibility that even a minor disaster could derail this successful run for a short time. As much food as is cooked in the kitchens of your establishment, you ask a lot of the focus of your employees and the continued performance of the ranges and ovens that prepare the food for hungry customers in the dining area.

Even a small kitchen fire in your eatery can have widespread effects for both the employees you have hired and the customers that come to your restaurant. Fighting any of these fire damages in your Granby franchise can prove challenging on your own, not to mention incredibly time-consuming compared to the efficiency of professional restoration.

Our SERVPRO team can quickly identify the full extent of the damage that your restaurant faces and addresses these concerns in order of importance based on what keeps your establishment closed to the public and what concerns are most pressing to you the owner. In even small kitchen blazes, lingering smoke damage and a noxious odor can prove nauseating and unnerving to patrons, so this is a step that must get completed in the fire damage restoration process.

To deodorize the building, our SERVPRO professionals utilize thermal fogging. This process breaks apart smoke odor molecules and neutralizes them on contact. The chemical solution that comprises the fog is odorless, so no scent is left behind from the deodorization efforts.

Your restaurant is never going to get prepared for the possibility of a kitchen fire that requires professional restoration. Fortunately, our helpful SERVPRO of Hampshire County technicians can walk you through the entire process and work to ensure that your doors do not stay closed a moment longer than they need to. We can appreciate your need to serve your community, as we share this same obligation to you. You can reach our emergency response team 24/7 by calling (413) 324-1300.

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Protecting Homes from the Effects of Stormy Weather with Water Removal Services in Westhampton

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Protecting Homes from the Effects of Stormy Weather with Water Removal Services in Westhampton Don't Sleep on a Park Bench After a Storm in Westhampton, Call SERVPRO for Water Removal

Rapid Water Extraction Mitigates Storm Damaged Homes

Storms can bring tremendous amounts of water into Westhampton rather quickly, and at times cause minor flooding in lower areas. When this water ends up inside a home, it can create problems for the homeowner. Rainwater can end up in a house other ways, too.
 
Residences that sustain heavy rainfall might need water removal services. Besides flooding in Westhampton, rain can end up inside a home from roof leaks.  During winter, ice dams can create loose shingles where water can come into the attic area. Strong winds can create gaps in siding which can also create problems during spring storms.
 
SERVPRO's IICRC-certified employees can bring this problem to a halt quickly. We not only remove the offending water, moisture, and humidity invading your home, but we also repair the places, for minor and fast closures, which permitted it to enter, keeping water from future storms entirely outside. When the structural damage is significant, then an outside contractor must rebuild the damaged house components.
 
In the unfortunate event that a tree lands on your home and makes holes in the roof, we can provide emergency services to remove the tree and then tarp the area, so damage remains minimal. Yard debris also causes problems, so we understand when customers desire that we eliminate this type of mess.
 
Removing the water from inside your home occurs with appropriate equipment and tools. When water evaporates into the air, SERVPRO can remove it with the equipment that finds it in the air. Absorbent materials also hold onto water, so we increase the environment's temperature and help it re-enter the air again, making it easier to extract. For huge messes like floods and caved-in roofs, we use larger equipment such as our truck-mounted pumps. No matter the size or kind of job, we have industry-leading equipment designed to solve the situation.
 
SERVPRO of Hampshire County technicians come from the families of Amherst, Ware, Belchertown, and others in our surrounding areas. We want to help those in our communities recover from storms, floods, and other water-related disasters with water removal services. Call us at (413) 324-1300 when your family home or business sustains such damage. We can help make it "Like it never even happened" for you in a fast and efficient way.

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What You Should Do When Your Easthampton Pizzeria Has a Small Fire

4/11/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What You Should Do When Your Easthampton Pizzeria Has a Small Fire Don't let fire damage in your pizzeria close your doors for long. Contact SERVPRO for effective fire damage remediation services.

SERVPRO Arrives Quickly to Remediate Your Business Fire

Even a blaze of small magnitude can cause fire damage on your property. The nature of making and serving food at your establishment makes it slightly easier to have a fire break out. Food preparation takes place at all points of operation which means that a stove or pizza oven is running more often than it is not during open hours. Fortunately, should a fire have occurred, professional help is nearby to handle the cleanup and damage restoration.
 
An electrical shortage due to faulty wiring can cause a blaze to outbreak in your pizzeria and leave behind commercial fire damage in Easthampton. The fire can scorch the walls, floors, and countertops of your kitchen while also damaging the appliances. That kind of mess is merely too big to try and clean up yourself, but our IICRC-certified technicians can handle the trouble while allowing you to keep your doors open.
 
SERVPRO understands how essential it is to keep your doors open for business. Our technicians can work on cleaning up the soot that had adhered itself to the structures in your kitchen when it is best for you. We can operate during hours that your pizzeria is closed to the public. We can stay out of sight and out of mind while remediating your property.
 
SERVPRO knows that sight and smell are both essential tools to be used in a kitchen while preparing food. We can use advanced tools to dislodge the soot and neutralize the smells in your kitchen. When cleaning scorch marks, we can apply a variety of methods depending on the affected material, including chemical cleaners. We can use thermal foggers to remove stray odors, which penetrate the odorous particles and eliminates them. SERVPRO strives to return your business to its preloss state, including the way it smelled.
 
When a fire breaks out on your property, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of Hampshire County at (413) 324-1300. Day or night, we can rush to your property and begin the remediation process when it best suits you.

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Water Removal Projects in Ware

4/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal Projects in Ware If your home has two inches or more of water, SERVPRO uses submersible pumps to quickly and efficiently extract the water.

Rely on SERVPRO for Water Removal Services after Water Floods Your Home

Any time a pipe breaks, water possibly leaks into your Ware home. The presence of water can cause many things inside the house to get ruined. Unwanted moisture is also a way mold forms inside a building.

Any time water unexpectedly floods your home, extraction and drying within 48 hours becomes a necessity. SERVPRO's water removal technicians in Ware have all of the necessary extraction and drying equipment that helps prevent mold growth. After a water problem, if moisture levels do not get returned to preloss conditions within 48 hours mold likely develops.

The first step in mitigating any problem with moisture is to fix the issue at its source. If the initial problem was a pipe break, then water gets shut off so that it stops flowing into the structure. We then call in a plumber to fix the pipe break so that water does not leak once it gets turned back on.

After we keep water from flowing into your home where it is not wanted, we begin the extraction phase. During extraction, we attempt to pull out as much water out of your house as we possibly can. If there are more than two inches of standing water inside the building, then we use a submersible pump to suck up the water. To vacuum water out of upholstery and carpet, we use a heavy-duty extractor equipped with specialized tools made for getting the moisture out of fabrics.

Once the extraction process is complete, we begin the structural drying step. To dry the structure, our SERVPRO restoration team first uses monitoring equipment to test affected areas to determine how wet an area is. We always get readings of the area that was affected and areas of the home that were unaffected and compare the two numbers. The difference gives us an estimate of what equipment and how much time is needed to properly dry out the structure.

The dry-out process does not get completed until all moisture levels have returned to preloss conditions. Throughout the drying procedures, we use different types of moisture meters to test levels in various materials. To make sure your home gets dried out correctly after water issues call SERVPRO of Hampshire County at (413) 324-1300 for help 24/7.  

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Mold Damage Cleanup and Safety in Your Easthhampton Home

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Cleanup and Safety in Your Easthhampton Home If there is a leak under your sink, it is likely mold will begin to grow in 24-48 hours.

Call SERVPRO at  Any Sign of Mold Damage in Your Home

Finding a leak under your kitchen sink in Easthampton is terrible enough, but when you also find that mold has been growing, you want to take action. Mold thrives in these moist, dark environments, and only needs a bit of time – about 24 to 48 hours – to begin growing. Once it starts, it just keeps going, spreading even to other areas of your kitchen if left long enough.

Mold growth and mold damage in your Easthampton home of any amount should be taken care of right away. It does not go away on its own and can eventually cause health effects for you and your family. Cleaning it on your own is not recommended, as regular household cleaners are not enough. That is why our staff at SERVPRO are ready to help you at any time. As experienced and trained mold remediation specialists, we can handle your mold problem, so it does not come back.

Our first step in remediation is to determine how severe the problem is. We inspect the area and talk to you, so you understand what is going on at all times. We may ask you if you have had previous problems with mold or noticed any strong, musty odors anywhere else. We need to know when you think the water damage first occurred as well.

SERVPRO workers are careful to protect themselves while working with mold by wearing PPE, or personal protective equipment. For a small area such as under your sink, an N95 or higher filter type respirator can be used. For more extensive areas, a half-mask respirator and cartridges are used. Chemical resistant gloves are always used, and we also wear eye protection.

We can quickly create a barrier around the mold damaged area when a small growth of mold is found. The main reason for doing so is to keep the mold contained in the area where we are working. We do not want it spreading to clean sections of your home while we are stirring up the mold spores during the cleaning process.

SERVPRO of Hampshire County works carefully and thoroughly to get rid of a mold infestation in your home in Ludlow, Ware, or Westhampton. You can be sure that when you contact us at (413) 324-1300, you are getting help from a knowledgeable and experienced company.

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Fire Damage from Your Clothes Dryer Can Affect Your Entire Belchertown Residence

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage from Your Clothes Dryer Can Affect Your Entire Belchertown Residence It is important to remove lint from the dryer vent after each use to prevent a fire from starting.

Rely on SERVPRO to Restore Your Home after Fire Damage

Pulling fresh, just-dried towels out of the dryer can fill the area with a fresh, pleasant scent. During the winter in Belchertown, this chore can become one of the nicer ones just because of the warmth felt. However, just like the aroma can spread, lint from damp towels can accumulate and cause heat to build up to dangerous levels inside your ducts.

After pulling each load from your dryer in Belchertown, the simple but mundane task of removing the lint in the trap can help prevent fire damage. When homeowners neglect this task, lint can eventually pass through and into the duct. Still damp, it often sticks to the interior of the duct, slowly building up. Continued use of your dryer and sporadic removal of lint from the trap can lead to a fire starting inside your ductwork.

Dryer fires can also affect the clothing inside the dryer in cases where heat cannot escape into the duct and out the exterior vent. Synthetic fibers produce noxious gases when they combust. When the basement holds the washer and dryer, fire can affect the floor of the ground level story in your home. Finished basements, of course, sustain a great deal more property damage than unfinished basements might experience. The materials used to complete a basement often help to spread the fire, which can weaken even more considerable areas of the ceiling above, and thus, the flooring above.

Because many homes do not contain functioning smoke detectors in the basement, or if they do, testing does not happen on a monthly schedule, a fire in this location can become quite large, even with the occupants at home. Just as home maintenance that takes place on a regular schedule helps prevent a great deal of damages caused by a multitude of disasters, acting early can help keep existing fire damage from worsening.

SERVPRO technicians hold IICRC certificates, including Fire and Smoke Restoration (FSRT). We continually maintain and check our tools and equipment to ensure they remain in working order. When a fire takes out your home's electric supply or only causes damage to the area we need to work in, we can supply our own to power our equipment.

After removing all charred and burned items from your basement, smoke odors can still permeate your entire home. This is because soot particles, as they disintegrate, become airborne and can enter your heating and cooling system, and then spread throughout your home. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) can help you address this predicament and make your home smell normal again.

SERVPRO of Hampshire County wants to help homeowners in our area, from Northampton to Ware, recover from fire damage. Ensuring your family lives in a safe home, free of the carcinogenic properties inherent in soot particles is very important to us. Call us 24/7, 365 days a year, at (413) 324-1300, so we can help make your home "Like it never even happened." again.

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