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Home & Business Cleaning Hack - Toothpaste

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

Non-gel toothpaste might just be the answer to your prayers or requests. Toothpaste has made it onto loads of blogs and websites because of its power to remove stains and whiten. This is primarily due to the baking soda within the toothpaste. That's why so many dentists recommend brushing with baking soda - it's cheap, easily accessible at the store, and it's something we probably already have in our home or apartment. 

Toothpaste Hacks:

  • use it to clean your white sneakers or converse. Grab a damn sponge and scrub, or leave toothpaste on the affected area outside to dry for a few hours. Then, all you have to do is shake off the dried up, powdery toothpaste. BAM - good as new.
  • Use an old toothbrush (I think it goes without saying) and some toothpaste to scrub the tiled floors in your home or business.
  • Use toothpaste to polish your jewelry
  • Use toothpaste to clean your phone screen (just a little bit!).
  • If you work in a music venue or museum with pianos, or have a piano at home you can use toothpaste to clean those keys.
  • Clean the office mugs with toothpaste so all your employees are pleasantly surprised when they come in on Monday.
  • FUN FACT - apparently toothpaste clears pimples...we at SERVPRO will have to try this ASAP.

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Mold in Your Uxbridge Business

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

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.

Cleaning Your Business SAFELY - Uxbridge, Ma

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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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Commercial Water Damage in Uxbridge, MA

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage can be from a flood, septic system problems, a broken pipe, or a faucet mistakenly left on. It is important to take care of this as quickly as possible to prevent mold, mildew and structural damage.

Initial Cleanup

Take immediate action before professional help arrives. One thing you can do is open your windows to aid in the initial drying process.

Next, remove excess water by mopping or using a wet-dry vacuum (do not use a regular household vacuum to do this). You should also wipe down any wood furniture and remove wet upholstery/cushions and other water-logged materials from the affected area. These simple steps will begin the drying process, but professionals with heavy duty equipment can more fully restore your home.

Besides the headache from dealing with physical water damage, there are other issues to consider:

Health Hazards

Mold and mildew are two very common problems that will occur after water damage. It only takes a few hours, especially in high humidity for these to start growing. Mold and mildew can cause health effects. A professional service will have the high capacity fans and vacuums to remove the water from your site before it has a chance to saturate construction materials and leave them prone to mold.

Structural Damage

After a home has been impacted by water damage, it is possible for the entire structure of the house to be weakened. Again, it’s important to dry the home thoroughly before this happens. After the cleanup, it is advisable to have a professional come out and assess the structural condition of your home.

If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these issues, please contact SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County at (508) 234-3399. We offer 24-hour emergency service and are more than happy to help you with your water damage repair and restoration.

Preventing Wind & Storm Damage in Northbridge, MA

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

Summer and fall weather in New England can be unpredictable. High-velocity winds, hurricanes, and severe thunderstorms can damage your business property in a matter of minutes. Here are a few preventive measures from SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County that can help lower the risk of damage to your commercial property and save you money in repairs and lost productivity.

Protect Your Roof

To make sure your company's roof is protected against wind damage, have it inspected for the following:

  • Shingles need to be wind and impact resistant. They also need to be securely nailed down and fitted tightly together.
  • Make sure the connection between the roof and walls is tight enough to keep updrafts from lifting off the roof.
  • HVAC units, skylights, and pipes are tightly affixed and would not be blown off.

Exterior Walls and Doors

  • Ensure the building is well-sealed to prevent the wind from getting in cracks and crevices, causing interior damage.
  • Check Siding and windows to be sure they are tightly attached.
  • All entry doors are triple-hinged and secured with a deadbolt lock for maximum windstorm protection. Overhead doors are braced sufficiently and able to withstand high winds.

Outdoor & Indoor Areas

  • Everything you have stored outside (such as equipment, inventory, and supplies) is anchored or can be easily moved inside if a storm approaches.
  • Dumpsters, outdoor lighting fixtures, and fencing are secured.
  • Large shrubs and trees close to your building are healthy and unlikely to damage the building
  • If your building has a basement, make sure that basement windows and doors have built-up barriers or flood shields to prevent water damage.

What to do After a Storm

  • Remove standing water and all moist materials, such as wet, damaged flooring or rugs, carpet, personal property, stock, equipment or inventory, and consult a licensed building professional who can determine the extent of the repairs necessary.
  • Board up damaged windows and doors.
  • After you have dealt with the immediate crises, contact your insurance agent to report the loss and obtain advice about restoration. Depending on your policy, commercial property insurance should cover any damage to your building or other business property caused by a windstorm.

The outside of the building may have survived the storm, but inside water intrusion may have soaked documents, computers and other valuable supplies. Water damage can threaten the ability to quickly bounce back after a storm. Should your building become damaged by a catastrophic event such as wind-driven rain, take appropriate actions to prevent further water damage by calling SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County at (508) 234-3399!

Commercial Fire Restoration: Sturbridge, MA

5/24/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage can be very devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to fire, smoke, and soot damage, water damage caused by firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you have a fire emergency, call SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County Franchise Professional.

Commercial Fire Damage? Call SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County at (508) 234-3399

SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County Franchise Professionals have the training, experience, and equipment to manage your commercial fire damage emergency. We will respond quickly and manage the fire restoration project through to its completion—getting your property business-ready. 

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

Ceilings and Walls

Ceiling and wall cleaning should be part of the cleaning maintenance of your home or business. You should also clean walls before painting so that the primer and paint can adhere properly. Whether you are preparing to paint or just looking for professional cleaning, SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County can help.

  • Ceilings and walls are exposed to soot, smoke, dirt and dust, pet dander, cooking oils and grease, cigarette smoke, and other contaminants. Your heating and air conditioning system can distribute these contaminants throughout your property. We clean the air duct too.

Using SERVPRO’s time-tested and industry-approved steps, along with our proprietary cleaning products and methods, SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County strives to restore your ceilings and walls without the need to repaint or refinish and to help the entire property smell fresh.

Restoring Your Oxford, MA Property

4/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage events in any Massachusetts city or town commercial properties are often complex with issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

If you suffer form a commercial business or home water damage, flood and need water damage cleanup & restoration contact us right away

Call SERVPRO of Southern Worcester county at (508) 234-3399!



Commercial Mold Damage

4/12/2018 (Permalink)

Besides causing a major business interruption, a mold problem can present risk(s) for people exposed at your Auburn, MA commercial property. Mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County Franchise Professional, who will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County Franchise Professionals are highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the following:

IICRC Training and Certification

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

Call SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County at (508) 234-3399 or go to:

The Pentagon: A Case Study

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

When water pipes located in the basement of the Pentagon early one morning, pouring 1.8 million gallons of water over 565,000 square feet - or roughly 17 miles of hallway - SERVPRO Professionals completed the enormous task of drying the entire structure in just seven days. 

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 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.

Does your Southbridge, MA property require any service related to disaster restoration? Please give us a call at (508) 234-3399!

Dry Book Certified

3/24/2014 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County is a certified DryBook™ professional. 

What is DryBook™?  DryBook™ is a tool that takes a moisture-reading base and calculates the appropriate drying treatment to be used.  DryBook™ provides clearer and more accurate information on the drying process.  This helps the Insurance Company process claims faster and it also helps to accurately and effectively automate the drying process.

Why is this important? Depending on the cause of the water or moisture situation, the treatment to be used will vary.  DryBook™ is effective in applying the most proven and accurate method for your moisture or water damage situation.

Most importantly, DryBook™ helps companies in the disaster restoration industry comply with IICRC, the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration’s guidelines.  SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County is an IICRC Certified Firm.  When you require a disaster restoration professional for a water damage situation, be sure to ask them if they are DryBook™ certified.  It ensures an accurate and effective Disaster Recovery.