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Water Damage Restoration - Northbridge, MA

6/14/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Restoration - Northbridge, MA SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County's got your back during your water damage. Don't panic - Call us!

Water damage has to be our most common issue when customers call us. It's so common, water is everywhere, and with inclement weather conditions, you're in for a treat (sarcasm intended).

We started with our water extractors that resemble Swiffer Wet-Jets. These handy-dandy vacuum-like products completely extracts remaining water in your home or business. Then, dehumidifiers and air-movers circulate air and get the moisture out. 

Just when you thought the job was over...

We have electronic moisture detectors to indicate any "hidden" moisture in your building. We simply hold the device up to the ceiling, wall, furniture, or floor and it gives us a number indicating the level of water within them.

We then use our air scrubbers for deodorization. Sometimes water can create an unpleasant odor, and mold growth can substantiate - causing an extremely bad odor. 

When it comes to wet floors, ceilings, and walls. We know what to do. We not only mitigate water damage, but we have your home smelling amazing with our SERVPRO Orange cleaner (It smells like orange peels because it's made with them).

To watch our new YouTube video on Water Damage in Northbridge, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysHtccvYFPw

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The World Didn't End in 2012, But This Storm Made It Seem That Way...

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The World Didn't End in 2012, But This Storm Made It Seem That Way... Hurricane Sandy provided the Southern Worcester County community with a wake-up call to get that flood insurance!

SERVPRO is the official cleanup and restoration crew of the PGA Golf Tour, and there’s no wonder why. We have over 1500 franchises throughout North America. We’re faster and ready whenever, and we were back in 2012, too.

Hurricane Sandy was arguably the most damaging storms in Massachusetts history, or at least one of them. Being a coastal state, Massachusetts floods and storms are common - it’s nothing new. Starting as a tropical Depression off the coast of Nicaragua on October 22, then by October 26 it swept over Jamaica and continued North to the United States. Sandy’s power kept fluctuating from a tropical depression to a Category 1 Hurricane. As a result, Amtrak services stopped, Logan Airport cancelled its flights, the MBTA stopped running, and many other transportation services throughout Uxbridge and Southern Worcester County were delayed and cancelled. Countless universities in Massachusetts and New England cancelled classes and events. Sandy was so detrimental because people were not informed of how bad it was going to be. There were literally hundreds of thousands without power – roughly about 380,000.

The lesson for homeowners and business owners is to get flood insurance, especially in the coastal state of Massachusetts. Floods are not usually covered by regular insurance, so be sure to take initiative and get that coverage. Hurricane Sandy is a prime example of what happens when the community is ill-prepared. Natural disasters can happen anywhere and anytime.

Check out this 2012 article for reference: https://www.boston.com/uncategorized/noprimarytagmatch/2012/10/29/hurricane-sandy-slams-massachusetts-hundreds-of-thousands-lose-power

To view more information on the storm damage services we offer, visit our Storm Damage page on www.SERVPROsouthernworcestercounty.com

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SERVPRO is an industry leader in disaster cleanup and restoration of both homes and commercial properties, like Harry’s Pizza in Uxbridge, MA. Of course if you have never had to call SERVPRO or you don’t know any friends or family who have used SERVPRO in the past then you might not be aware of everything SERVPRO has to offer for your commercial or residential fire, water, smoke, or storm damage.

What sets us apart:

  • Services to homes, apartments, businesses, schools, hospitals, and other residential and commercial properties

Throwback Thursday – Storm Damage Uxbridge MA

SERVPRO is the official cleanup and restoration crew of the PGA Golf Tour, and there’s no wonder why. We have over 1500 franchises throughout North America. We’re faster and ready whenever, and we were back in 2012. We have the most advanced equipment to get any cleaning or restoration job done fast and hassle-free. Our team is caring, smart, and we know what we need to do to make our customers happy.

Perhaps Hurricane Sandy was the most damaging storms in Massachusetts history, or at least one of them. Being a coastal state, Massachusetts floods and storms are common - it’s nothing new. Starting as a tropical Depression off the coast of Nicaragua on October 22, then by October 26 it swept over Jamaica and continued North to the United States. Sandy’s power kept fluctuating, going from a Depression, a category 1 hurricane then back to a tropical depression thereafter. Sandy definitely did not fit into one specific category, and it a cold front sweeping off the Atlantic Ocean didn’t exactly help the situation. Sandy was now a super storm hybrid. By the time Sandy hit New Jersey, it was deemed a post-tropical cyclone. You might ask, what’s the difference between a cyclone and a hurricane? It’s just a semantics issue – there’s really no difference between the two. As a result, Amtrak services stopped, Logan Airport cancelled its flights, the MBTA stopped running, and many other transportation services throughout Uxbridge and Southern Worcester County were delayed and cancelled. Countless

It is always wise for business owners and homeowners is to get flood insurance - floods can happen anywhere and for a variety of reasons not just related to storms. Floods aren't usually covered by regular insurance, so be sure to take initiative and get that coverage for your family or business. Hurricane Sandy is a prime example of what happens when the community is ill-prepared. Natural disasters can happen anywhere and anytime.

Why SERVPRO? Fire Damage in Westport, MA

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why SERVPRO? Fire Damage in Westport, MA Testimonial For SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County - Our customer was very pleased with their fire damage restoration.

FACT- SERVPRO of The Official Disaster Cleanup & Restoration Company for the PGA Golf Tour. We are also a leader in our field, with over 1700 franchises in North America. 

Therefore one might ask...

"Why SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County?"

"What's so special about them?"

Although many of our calls are pertaining to water damage (i.e. flooding), we get LOADS of job calls relating to fire, smoke, and soot damage. At SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County, your fire damage is prime.

We have a team of highly trained professionals to make sure your residential/commercial property is fully restored post-fire so the damage is, "Like it never even happened."

We take careful steps to ensure the safety + value of your home/business. 

  1. Emergency 24/7 Contact (we will be there within 4 hours of your phone call)
  2. Inspection + Fire Damage Assessment
  3. Building Services (Immediate Board-Up + Roof Tarps)
  4. Water Removal & Drying if water is present (after firefighters leave the scene, for example)
  5. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  6. Cleaning and Repair
  7. Restoration

What distinguishes us from other companies is our versatility & our customer service. Not only can we mitigate your fire damage but we can also deodorize your home and clean out HVAC and Air-Duct filters. We clean using industrial-standard products. We extract water with powerful equipment. SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County does it all - and with enthusiasm! Check out our full page of Testimonials and see for yourself.

There's a reason we are the Official Disaster Cleanup & Restoration Company for the PGA Tour. People trust us and understand our value through word-of-mouth, before/after photos, reviews, and social media. 

Fire Damage Restoration Westport, MA site~Before & After Photos 

Our team thoroughly cleaned out the basement, removed soot, smoke odor, and packed dumpster bags of debris to be thrown out. The basement looked so restored!

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Mold in Your Uxbridge Business

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold in Your Uxbridge Business Business owners-check for mold!

We understand that a businesses hours of operation are important to its success. Southern Worcester County is chock-full of retail stores, eateries, attractions, and much more.

Mold exists everywhere, and its important for survival. Penicillin is a common medicine containing mold. What do you think is in blue cheese? Blue cheese is essential - best when combined with buffalo wings. Mold thrives in warm, moist environments with oxygen. Mold eats away at everything its on, effecting the properties potentially structural integrity.

Moisture Control 

The Key to preventing mold growth is to keep all places dry. Mold thrives in warmer, moist environments. As a business owner, it is important to be on the prowl for moisture. Check areas where potential hidden moisture can be. Also, if you're unsure of the water in your businesses walls, ceilings, or flooring, call SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County at 508-234-3399. We have electronic moisture detectors to see exactly how much moisture is in your businesses structure. 

Black mold looks like little black dots.

Be on the lookout for those, as it is likely black mold which is hazardous.

Odor + Health Symptoms

Understand that mold will produce an unpleasant odor. If the mold is breathed in, symptoms like coughing, skin irritations, and a runny nose can become present. Pay attention to how you feel, and do not be near the mold.

Water Damage to Your Uxbridge Commercial Property

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage to Your Uxbridge Commercial Property Water damage on your commercial property

When a flood or storm strikes your retail store or medical building, it can affect the ability of your business to operate effectively - potentially displacing and stressing regular customers. Whether it's a water pipe leak or flooding due to a hurricane, you need to make sure you act quickly when your property has succumbed to water or storm damage. Commercial water damage restoration in Southern Worcester County, MA  is a large feat to tackle and needs to be handled by a company who knows what they're doing at all time. Weather can be so precariously unpredictable, so always be prepared for the unexpected. if water damage occurs, follow these steps.

Repairing the Water Damage

  • Water mitigation is the first step.Important objects and furniture must be cleared so mitigation may take place. We have electronic portable hidden moisture detectors to discover moisture in walls, ceilings, furniture, and flooring.
  • De-humidification and water extraction equipment remove all signs of water and quicken the drying process.
  • Temporary air conditioners and cooling towers can be added as well. These machines will control the temperature within your business. This will prevent mold/bacterial growth, since they thrive in warm, moist environments.
  • Air-scrubbers (bet you didn't know they existed) filter the air of odors, leaving your business smelling fresh and clean. Moisture causes odors, so we've got you covered.
  • Installing roof tarps/ temporary roofing may help if the roofing is severely damaged.
  • Board ups are essential to keep further damage from happening to your building. They enable damaged walls and windows to be temporarily fixed so the cleaning and restoration process can begin.

We understand that a business has to be open to make a profit - otherwise what's the point? The faster the water is extracted and surfaces cleaned, the quicker your business can get back up and running to service your clients and customers. Experiencing water damage? Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 508-234-3399

Cleaning Your Business SAFELY - Uxbridge, Ma

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning Your Business SAFELY - Uxbridge, Ma Commercial Cleaning and Restoration - Don't mix these solutions together.

Commercial properties and businesses get dirty - after all if humans are around ANYTHING is bound to be messy. People spill and break things all the time. We at SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County understand that appearance and cleanliness are extremely important for attracting customers, students, and patients. 

Quick Chemistry Class ↓

A chemical or solution is classified as an ACID, BASE, or NEUTRAL based on the pH (potential of hydrogen) level. It's important to be aware of the pH levels of cleaning ingredients. NOTE: Two natural, safe solutions on their own have the potential to create harmful substances when in contact with each other. 

Refer to this simple equation 

1 Natural Product + 1 other Natural Product ≠ A Safe Mixture 

Harmful & Potentially Fatal Cleaning Products When Mixed Together:

Vinegar & Bleach 

Hydrogen peroxide & Vinegar

Rubbing Alcohol & Bleach 

Commercial Property + Business Owners

In need of cleanup and restoration? Call SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County ANYTIME at 508-234-3399! We use certified cleaning products to safely clean your business fast, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Serves YOUR Commercial Property

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that we don't just visit homes for flooded basements or mold remediation. Here at SERVPRO we perform commercial jobs as well? If your Auburn or Uxbridge retail store or apartment complex is in need of disaster cleanup and restoration, SERVPRO will serve you amazing results! Massachusetts weather can be very precarious and unpredictable. Thankfully we are prepared for just that! 

Whether its a blood stain or severe flooding, SERVPRO experienced technicians and professionals clean up the mess, "Like it never even happened." We understand how important it is for your commercial property to look its absolute best and be the safest, which is why our high-tech equipment gets the job fast and efficiently so you can get your business or commercial property back to normal again!

We provide restoration to the following types of properties:

  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartments
  • Small-business offices 
  • Hospitality - Restaurants/Hotel/Motels
  • Small/Large Retail Stores
  • High-Rise Residential Communities 
  • Manufacturing & Industrial Properties
  • Government/Military Institutions

Our services include cleaning of your HVAC filters, Air-duct filters, and mold remediation.

Feel free to view our astonishing Before & After Photos of commercial services of jobs we've done!

Cleaning for Your Commercial Property

5/17/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning for Your Commercial Property One of our trucks storing bags of debris from a property. Thankfully we have SERVPRO® advanced cleaning equipment for any commercial job!

A popular assumption is that SERVPRO® of Southern Worcester County only deals with emergency disaster restoration for that severe storm or fire. This is false - we actually perform a variety of services you might not have known about, like commercial cleaning and even building services after your property is damaged. When calls come in for commercial cleaning and restoration services, we are there quickly to ensure your business gets back up and running. Businesses need to remain open and active to drive sales and clientele, so we pride our technicians on being faster to any size disaster. 

Your business might need significant building repairs after mediation (like roof tarps), and we're happy to do that for you. 

Our Commercial Cleaning Services Include:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Sewage
  • Biohazard, Trauma & Crime Scene (ex. vandalism)
  • Carpets & Upholstery
  • Drapes & Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, & Hard Flooring
  • Deodorization

If you'd like to learn more about what SERVPRO has to offer, visit our website homepage.

Call SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County right away at 508-234-3399

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Important Fire Damage Tips - The Do's & Do Not's

5/10/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Important Fire Damage Tips - The Do's & Do Not's Made with Canva Photo Editor

Fire damage can be especially hazardous, stressful, and damaging to your residential or commercial property. We suggest these tips if you are experiencing fire and soot damage.

DO:

  • Limit movement/touching objects to prevent soot from getting into furniture & carpets - keep your hands clean if touching areas
  • Use clean towels or old linens on areas where people might be walking
  • Wash houseplants thoroughly but carefully so you don't kill them
  • Change HVAC (Heating & air-conditioning) filter 

Do Not:

  • Wash or clean any areas affected by fire 
  • Ingest canned or packaged food/drinks that are near or in the affected area
  • Take clothing to the laundromat or dry cleaners - they will get more damaged and the odor will set  

Information was retrieved from our website. SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County is dedicated to providing exceptional support during your stressful time. Call us now at 508-234-3399 now. More information is available here.

Sobriety Checkpoint - Worcester, Ma

5/9/2019 (Permalink)

Community Sobriety Checkpoint - Worcester, Ma Made with Canva Photo Editor

There will be a sobriety checkpoint conducted by the Massachusetts State Police in Worcester County this upcoming weekend. The sobriety checkpoint aims to bring awareness to impaired driving and to of course remove impaired drivers from the road. 

This will take place from Friday, May 17th to Saturday May 18th. Please note that the time and locations of checkpoints have not been disclosed. If you are driving sober and responsibly, there's nothing to fear, right? 

Right. 

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2016 impaired driving accounted for about 28% of traffic-related deaths. SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County reminds you to drive responsibly and with caution, because you never know who will be affected by your actions. 

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/impaired_driving/impaired-drv_factsheet.html 

View more info - Worcester Sobriety Checkpoint