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Our Flood Damage Specialists Explain The Damage Wind Can Do To Your Amherst Property

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Flood Damage Specialists Explain The Damage Wind Can Do To Your Amherst Property If you ever suffer from ruined building materials after severe weather, call SERVPRO of Hampshire County at (413) 324-1300 24 hours a day.

Commercial Flood Damage Experts In Amherst Talk About Issues With Wind

During a violent storm in Amherst wind is a condition that can cause a disaster to take place. If the winds get to a high enough speed, problems could occur that force you to call in a certified commercial flood damage restoration company such as SERVPRO. Many storms that blow into town can bring with them swirling winds that have gusts or maximum speeds that can be dangerous and cause issues on your property. We have all seen on TV what winds that get close to 100 miles per hour can do, and the results are usually not pleasurable. Any time the area starts to get windy, there is a good chance that the breeze will cause your restaurant extensive commercial flood damage.

The presence of wind can be dangerous to humans, animals, and buildings. Any damage caused by severe weather is usually best treated by professional commercial flood damage technicians in Amherst like our team SERVPRO. Any time wind speeds get high, things attached to your restaurant building can blow off from being attached and cause other damage. Things like signs or outdoor decor items outside your restaurant can get blown away from where they were attached and damage your building. Even if these items don't damage your building, losing things on your property or attached to your building can cost your business and your insurance company money.

We know that whenever a storm ruins materials at your place of business that it is important to get things repaired quickly so that your business can continue operating as normal as soon as possible. One thing property damage to your restaurant's building can cause your company is a loss of revenue if your diner cannot keep operating as usual. Losing customers due to loss of functionality can get costly.

Whenever we arrive at your cafe after the storm takes its toll on your company's structure, we figure out how we can fix the problems without forcing you to close down or lose any customers what so ever. If you ever suffer from ruined building materials after severe weather, call SERVPRO of Hampshire County at (413) 324-1300 24 hours a day.

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Curious About Our SERVPRO Commercial Fire Restoration Process? Read About It Below!

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Curious About Our SERVPRO Commercial Fire Restoration Process? Read About It Below! We are dedicated to restoring your bakery from fire damage "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Fire Odor Restoration Process for Your Northampton Business

A fire in your Northampton bakery can prove to be quite costly. Plus, the longer you wait to repair the damage, the costs rise even higher. The settled smoke and soot are acidic and continue to create additional damage until they are cleaned up. Another aspect is the odors left behind after a fire.

Commercial fire odor restoration for your Northampton business is essential. You need to use an expert in fire damage restoration to ensure that the odors are properly handled. At SERVPRO, our technicians are specially trained and know what to do, and most importantly, what not to do.

The first step in deodorization of your residence after a fire is to remove the source of the odor. Charred structural materials and debris which is contaminated with smoke residues continue to give off odors of smoke if they are not removed.

SERVPRO staff can then clean surfaces which have odor-causing residues on them. These small particles keep generating odors until we clean them. We check adjacent rooms from where the fire started as well, as the odors can penetrate through walls and travel to other spaces. The whole structure at times plus the contents might need to be cleaned to remove the smoke odors entirely.

Next, we distribute a deodorizer to the affected surfaces in a manner that is similar to how the smoke penetrated the surface. A deodorizing fog or smoke is most effective in this case. Using deodorization methods which replicate the nature of smoke are very useful in smoke and fire damage deodorization.

Lastly, we may need to seal surfaces that were exposed to malodors. It might not be required in all circumstances, but it can be needed for situations that have severe damage. If odor removal would be too costly or impractical, sealing could eliminate the problem. Two common sealing situations are sealing duct surfaces in air handling systems that are inaccessible or painting walls. The building is then ventilated to ensure the odors are gone.

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At SERVPRO of Hampshire County, we understand what it takes to remove smoke odors from your business in Belchertown, Hadley, or Granby after a fire. Give us a call at (413) 324-1300 as soon as the fire is out so we can clean up your property and prevent further damages.

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Our Commercial Mold Damage Tactics Will Help You Restore Your Amherst Business

10/8/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Commercial Mold Damage Tactics Will Help You Restore Your Amherst Business Prevention is the best way of battling commercial mold damage and reduce chances of making unnecessary losses.

Strategies if your office experienced mold damage

Prevention is the best way of battling commercial mold damage and reduce chances of making unnecessary losses. We can learn from this year's National Preparedness Month (NPM) theme which states that: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. The secret to preventing mold growth is controlling dampness and inadequate ventilation within the indoor environment. If you do not take the right action, the wetness can biologically degrade the items in your Amherst office suite.

To protect your employees from possible health effects when your Amherst office experiences commercial mold damage, our SERVPRO technicians perform appropriate cleanup activities. To begin with, we have to determine whether the remediation process can proceed while your office is still operational - which is possible when a small section of the building has the contamination. We also have to identify the wet or condensation spots in the building and correct the source of the moisture as soon as possible.

If our SERVPRO technicians discover the window sills of your office have mold growth, we have to come up with a tactic for stopping the problem. Such a problem develops typically when the room is poorly ventilated, and that means we may advise you to install an additional room fan once we complete the cleanup procedures. The use of a programmable dehumidifier which keeps the humidity of the room between 30 - 40 percent can also be a good solution. Using disinfectants when cleaning the sills can also do away with favorable conditions for mold growth.

The remediation activities can disturb the mold colonies and make the mold spores airborne. We have to put in place containment measures to prevent occupant exposure to mold. Keeping the site under negative pressure and using duct tape to affix a polyethylene sheeting to ceilings and floors. We also have to switch off the HVAC systems and replace their filters.

SERVPRO of Hampshire County can offer emergency restoration services to your commercial property at any time of the day. Call our highly experienced technicians at (413) 324-1300 to find out more about our solutions.

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Professional Mitigation After Commercial Fire Damage Keeps Your Granby Business Going

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Professional Mitigation After Commercial Fire Damage Keeps Your Granby Business Going Granby business owners need commercial fire damage mitigation after a blaze takes place in their company offices, warehouses, or factories.

Professional Mitigation After A Fire

The situational changes that occur after a natural disaster could easily put many companies out of business, so government agencies use disaster relief funds to prevent this from affecting the area's economy. Individual businesses in the Granby area do not receive such assistance when they sustain damage, however, but a fast response can help them remain a part of our city's economic framework.

Granby business owners need commercial fire damage mitigation after a blaze takes place in their company offices, warehouses, or factories. SERVPRO experts know how to get everything back to normal again with safe conditions for employees, customers, and the public in general. Eliminating the damage to your property also involves the re-creation of a safe environment.

Our local technicians can get your business, regardless of its size, complexity, or industry, back into operational condition again. We're a part of a nationwide network of over 1,700 SERVPRO companies across America, each of which also always stands ready to help business owners near them. We assist property owners in every industry, including government agencies.

Our ability comes from our dedication to serve our customers. This dedication starts before your business becomes damaged and needs our services. We know we cannot protect all businesses from every possible disaster, but we can help business owners become more prepared in the event one does happen. We do this through our Emergency READY Profile Plan, which we offer without charge to businesses located in our area. Contact SERVPRO to find out more about how this program can make restoration and recovery faster and with reduced losses.

When fire damage affects a business, we take all the damage into consideration. Safety remains a priority, from start to finish. We take care of removing damaged and charred materials, including glass and other sharp objects. We remove the water and foam used by firefighters. Cleaning up reveals how much of your business survived, and can provide a starting point for rebuilding. Often, clearing the area brings relief to business owners, as well. Discussing the future and how things can look again often helps develop new ideas that can help your business thrive once it reopens.

SERVPRO of Hampshire County can restore your business after fire damage so you can get things back to normal. Call us so we can help you through this devastating event. Our local number, (413) 324-1300, is always available so you can receive answers when you need them the most.

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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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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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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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How Do Professionals Take Care of Odor Problems After Commercial Fire Damage to Your Amherst Store?

2/18/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How Do Professionals Take Care of Odor Problems After Commercial Fire Damage to Your Amherst Store? Customers definitely don't want to purchase clothing items that smell bad or burnt. Contact SERVPRO should your store have a fire incident.

Team SERVPRO Quickly Arrives to Tackle Damage at Your Store

One of the most significant problems after a fire incident to your store is the odor. Whether you own a garment store, a restaurant, a grocery store or any other business, if your establishment smells like smoke, it drives the customers away. Even after the cosmetic and structural restoration after fire damage, it is crucial for your business that your store does not smell of smoke and soot.

Thankfully, SERVPRO technicians can use some of the best equipment to have your store smelling like usual in no time after commercial fire damage in Amherst. We employ different methods to eliminate even the most potent odors after a fire incident. Deodorization is a multistep process involving the following steps.

Removal of the odor source
The best way to deal with the odor problems after a fire is to eliminate the source of the odor itself. SERVPRO Professionals can remove any charred material from the building in an attempt to eliminate the source of the odor. The burnt debris can continue to give off odors if they are not disposed of promptly.

Cleaning surfaces  
The next step in the odor elimination process is to clean the surfaces with odor-causing residue on their surface. Cleaning is especially challenging in case of protein residue and wet smoke residue. Various cleaning techniques need to be employed to eliminate these residues in an attempt to remove the residue.


Recreation of the conditions that cause odor penetration
One of the reasons for deeper penetration of odor after a fire is the fact that the smoke can carry the odor causing particles deep into the pores of surfaces. To neutralize those odors, professionals use thermal foggers that create a vapor of a deodorant. This process takes the deodorant particles to the same place as the odor causing particles. The deeper, hidden odor-causing particles can lead to foul odor in your establishment driving customers out. So, it is necessary to use foggers to combat these.

Sealing the surfaces  
If the odor removal is too expensive or impractical, the odor causing particles can be sealed by painting over them. Inaccessible ducts can also be often sealed to eliminate the odor after a fire incidence in your establishment.

Call SERVPRO of Hampshire County at (413) 324-1300 today to consult with our odor elimination experts.

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Restoring Commercial Water Damage In Northampton

12/21/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Commercial Water Damage In Northampton In Northampton, commercial water damage to a small, retail store can mean the loss of income for a week.

Commercial Water Damage

Nearly any damage cost to a Northampton business is double to that of a home disaster, if not more. Costs take into account, not just repair and restoration, but also the lost income each day due to the business having to close its doors.

In Northampton, commercial water damage to a small, retail store can mean the loss of income for a week. Unless that store has a good insurance policy behind it, SERVPRO understands that could mean a loss of paychecks for every employee that week and maybe the next one as well. It is our task to get the doors open as soon as possible, to avoid this.

A small, retail operation can still have an extensive inventory of goods. That means our technicians use a variety of tools to preserve the inventory as well as clean and restore the structure itself. To perform both tasks, our primary goals are to remove water and then dry out the interior of the shop.

Standing water is not a safe environment for the business owner, customers, or our SERVPRO technicians. In case of an electrical issue, we turn off the power and then bring in not just pumps and extraction wands, but portable generators as well. We use the pumps when the water is over 2 or 3 inches deep. The extraction wands we use for water under 2 inches or about ankle deep. Technicians also use the wands to draw water from carpets and wood floors.

Once we have the water down to several, isolated puddles, we begin setting up the equipment to dry the interior and help prevent further property loss. That means lowering the inside humidity and drying the actual structure without causing any secondary damage. We start with dehumidifiers which draw moisture from the air and nearby structural and inventory property. Depending on how much moisture is present, each of these machines can remove from 20 to 25 gallons of water each day.

Next, we set up air movers. These devices blow warm, dry air that we direct over floors, walls, and other property to speed up the drying process without causing additional damage. Technicians also set up exhaust fans to draw out the damp air inside. They help improve the function of both the air movers and dehumidifiers.

Restoring a business after water damage is not a quick process, but it is one that SERVPRO of Hampshire County has been doing for over two decades. If you need our help, call us at (413) 324-1300 today. We are here to help.

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How Being Prepared Saves Food from Water Damage in Amherst Restaurants

9/11/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial How Being Prepared Saves Food from Water Damage in Amherst Restaurants It is important to store food away from dishwashers to avoid potential water damage to your inventory.

How to minimize the effects of water damage to your restaurant inventory

Water damaged food is a big problem for restaurant owners. Food that becomes damp is likely to be unusable, and losing edible stock is a costly problem. Restaurant owners in Amherst can easily become victims of a broken pipe, leaking appliance, or even an accidental sprinkler activation. Once foodstuff gets wet, it is often too late to save it. That is why SERVPRO recommends taking precautions to prevent water damage to food.

Amherst restaurants benefit from water damage preparedness. It is beneficial to be prepared and never suffer water damage than to be unprepared and suddenly find yourself at the mercy of a leak.

The first step is to draw up an inventory of all the foods you keep on hand. Include long-life items such as anything in tins or packets, along with the fresh items you regularly buy such as vegetables, fruit, meat, and dairy. Now assess your storage facilities. Items that are vulnerable to water damage should be stored at least two or three feet above floor level, and away from potential sources of water such as dishwashers, leaking windows, or pipes.

Now draw up a backup storage plan in case of emergencies. Should something happen and you need to get food out of your restaurant quickly, where will you take it? You might consider a reciprocal backup storage arrangement with a nearby sister restaurant in the same chain, or with another local business. Be aware of the shelf life of food, especially that which requires refrigerator or freezer storage.

Set out clearly what each staff member is expected to do in the event of water damage. The plan might include protecting food items during their shift or moving things to another location. Provide them with a list of emergency procedures to follow and contacts to call.

Be sure to include SERVPRO on your list of important contacts. Our IICRC-certified technicians have all the skills and equipment necessary to pump out water, secure your premises, and dry and dehumidify the affected area so you can open for business again soon.

For help with water damage in Northampton, Ware, Hadley, Ludlow and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Hampshire County at (413) 324-1300 today.

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How SERVPRO Has You Covered When Water Damage Hits Your Amherst Pet Store

7/20/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial How SERVPRO Has You Covered When Water Damage Hits Your Amherst Pet Store Water damage is a real risk for most businesses, and it is also something no company wants.

Water Damage

Water damage is a real risk for most businesses, and it is also something no company wants. Water damage can happen very quickly – all it takes is a broken pipe or seepage from outside to flood part of your pet store and leave you wondering how you are going to get things back on track.

There is so much to consider after water damage hits your Amherst pet store. You need to consider your stock and try so save as much as you can. You also need to talk to your insurance company, close up the shop until the damage is taken care of, and figure out how to get open again as soon as possible. After all, a closed business does not make money, so getting open again is of paramount importance.

We recommend you put in a call to SERVPRO as soon as you can. Our water remediation experts are on hand to help you deal with the situation, and we have the skills and equipment you need to get your premises dried out and back on track.

The heart of our work is getting your pet store dry. Our teams come equipped with powerful free-standing, submersible, and truck mounted pumps to extract as much water as possible before drying begins. We test the humidity of your building and the moisture content of materials in the affected area so that we can set a realistic drying goal. SERVPRO technicians have a range of air mover, fans, and dehumidifiers on hand to get your pet store dried out as soon as possible.

However, the help we offer you does not end there. We also liaise with insurance adjusters on your behalf – we have proprietary software that generates labels and assists with listing salvageable and unsalvageable items. We also offer full pack out to move your stock out while the building is dried. Our storage facilities are managed by skilled staff to provide excellent conditions for storage, and we have powerful Esporta washers on hand to clean any soft furnishings from your store. After your store is properly dry, we employ a range of techniques to deodorize it and make it fresh and welcoming for staff and customers once more.

We understand that you need to get your doors open again as soon as possible. Call SERVPRO of Hampshire County at (413) 589-8975 for help.

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Why Speed Matters After Water Damage To An Amherst Hotel

6/11/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Why Speed Matters After Water Damage To An Amherst Hotel Keep the Water Out of Your Hotel in Amherst

Swift Water Removal and Drying Mitigates Problems to Commercial Buildings

Hoteliers everywhere know that water damage is a genuine risk for their business. Harm can happen in the blink of an eye. Sometimes water enters due to extreme weather or a flood, but other times it is due to a leak, a broken, pipe, or even a careless guest who left the faucet on or the bath running.
 
The most important thing in dealing with water damage to an Amherst hotel is speed. You must act quickly to reduce the risk of damage spreading further and causing more harm to the building. Swift action often means the damage can be contained in a small area and dealt with there, which lessens disruption of most of the guests.
 
The consequences of water damage to a hotel can be severe especially if the problem is left unchecked. The obvious problem, of course, is damage to floors, rendering corridors unpassable. Moisture damages all kinds of floors, including carpet, wood, vinyl and, in the case of carpeted areas, the wooden subfloor.
 
However, the problem does not end with damage to flooring. If the problem is severe enough, the ceiling of the area below might be damaged. Water also wicks into walls and is soaked up by drywall and sometimes insulation. There is also a real risk of harm to hotel items such as chairs, beds, towels, and bedding. Depending on your insurance policy you could find yourself liable for damage to guests’ belongings too.
 
As well as widespread damage, if left unchecked, a water problem could result in mold, which no hotel owner wants. It is evident to see that time is of the essence when dealing with water damage to a hotel: The consequences of leaving it are quite dire.
 
SERVPRO is quick to respond to any call for help, and our IICRC-certified teams are trained to assess, extract water, and dry every affected area as quickly as possible. Our technicians have a range of moisture meters and probes at our disposal for a thorough assessment of the situation.
 
Carpets, furniture, and soft furnishings are of particular concern to hotel owners. SERVPRO experts are trained in a range of water extraction and drying techniques that are suitable for even expensive carpets and fine soft furnishings. Our SERVPRO IICRC industry certified technicians have a range of specialty upholstery drying techniques at hand to rescue water-logged chairs, sofas, and beds.
 
If necessary, we can also remove baseboards and cabinets to dry inside walls and behind carpentry. Our drying goal is to restore your hotel “Like it never even happened.”
 
Do not let water ruin your hotel or your business. Call SERVPRO of Hampshire County at (413) 589-8975 for help.

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Afloat in the Local Amherst Laundromat

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Afloat in the Local Amherst Laundromat There is a great potential for water damage at your laundromat business. Having SERVPRO on speed dial would be very beneficial.

SERVPRO Technicians are Adept at Remediating Your Commercial Water Damage

Everyone needs a laundromat from time to time. You lined up plenty of washers and even offer a drop off wash and fold option for busy college students and hardworking community members. All goes very wrong when a defective machine overflows, flooding your dry cleaning and laundry location with several inches of water. A speedy resolution to the problem is to call SERVPRO for efficient water removal services.
 
With so many different people operating the washers round the clock, an overflow of water needing immediate removal could be expected at your Amherst laundry center. The overworked machines do not cycle out of the filling stage, often because a valve is corroded and sticks in the open position. Customers fail to watch the machines carefully and do not notice the flow of water. Within minutes the floor of your shop is inches deep in sudsy water.
 
Managing this mess on your own is difficult. You have your hands full running the dry cleaning desk and the snack counter that keeps bored customers happy. You and you clientele count on the laundry being open 24/7, so the chance you close to deal with the damage is not one you want to take. The technicians from SERVPRO are a perfect fit for this scenario, trained in fast commercial water removal and proven drying techniques.
 
A professional restoration company like SERVPRO is also well positioned to determine how to get rid of the water properly and take all necessary steps even when your electricity is shut off. Truck mounted pumps and extractors do not rely on your electricity for power. The water pulled out of your business is considered contaminated, and SERVPRO contains this “gray water” for appropriate disposal. Submersible pumps and heavy duty extractors suck up standing water fast.
 
SERVPRO staff inspects and evaluates your flooring, trim, and walls, looking for areas where the water undermined the integrity of the building materials. If the crew arrived soon after the flood and begins restoration work, chances are good the tile floor and painted walls simply need air movers and dehumidifiers to reduce the moisture remaining. Our trained technicians scout out any concerning patches where water has been absorbed and then check for possible microbial growth risks.
 
When you need to get your customer’s laundry back on line SERVPRO of Hampshire County is the answer to washer overflow. Contact us at (413) 589-8975 for immediate assistance in removing wash water and drying out your laundry business.

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IAQ Series - Part Four - Indoor Air Quality Problems in Western MA Businesses

4/24/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial IAQ Series - Part Four - Indoor Air Quality Problems in Western MA Businesses Over time, air ducts can become clogged with dust, dirt, hair and lots of other contaminants.

This is Part Four of an ongoing series exploring Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).

We've talked a lot on this blog about Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in Western MA homes.  But office buildings can have poor IAQ as well.

Three major reasons for poor IAQ in office buildings are:

  • The presence of indoor air pollution sources such as water damaged ceilings and walls
  • Poorly designed, maintained, or operated ventilation systems
  • Building uses that were unanticipated or poorly planned when the building was designed or renovated

Sources of Office Air Pollution

As with homes, the most important factor influencing IAQ is the presence of pollutant sources. Commonly found office pollutants and their sources include:

  • Environmental tobacco smoke
  • Asbestos from insulating and fire-retardant building supplies
  • Other organics from building materials, carpet, and other office furnishings, cleaning materials and activities, restroom air fresheners, paints, adhesives, copying machines
  • biological contaminants from dirty ventilation systems or water-damaged walls, ceilings, and carpets

How SERVPRO of Hampshire County Can Help

If you are concerned about the indoor air quality in your office or business, we are Here To Help.

  • Expert Know-How: with certifications from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) including
    • Water Removal Technician
    • Applied Structural Drying
    • Lead Removal
    • Mold Remediation
  • Experience:  With over 20 years in business, we've dealt with all kinds of commercial disasters and cleanup
  • Equipment:  the right equipment for the right environment
  • No Job Too Big:  We have the resources and manpower to draw from other SERVPRO franchises for large losses 

We specialize in water damage cleanup and restoration, mold remediation and air duct cleaning.  Give us a call today at 413-589-8975.

Some content sourced from the Consumer Product Safety Commission