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Why your business should use SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County for storm damage.

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

Southern Worcester County gets hit with many different types of storms including thunderstorms, hurricanes, and winter storms. As much as we can not do too much to stop a storm from hitting us, we can help with storm damage. Knowing to call Southern Worcester County for your remediation services can save you future stress and vulnerability.

How we can restore Southern Worcester County storm damage.

  • We are available for 24/7 emergency service
  • Our team is a quick responder and will help prevent secondary damage in the future.
  • We are highly trained storm damage specialists.
  • We have the resources to handle storm and disaster damage.

Let us make your day brighter with our master in services, with the power to restore and clean immediately so you can return to your business.

Why choose SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County

12/1/2021 (Permalink)

We offer 24-hour Emergency Service

SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County is a disaster restoration company. We offer 24-hour emergency service just to help you. We clean and restore damage to your home or commercial building from water, fire, or storm damage, as well as do numerous different jobs for cleaning such as mold removal, cleaning carpets, cleaning air ducts, and more. 

At SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County, we work in many different locations all over Southern Worcester County, some areas which include; Uxbridge, MA,  Northbridge and Southbridge MA, Webster MA, Douglas MA, and many more towns. 

Why you should call SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County

In many cleaning and restoration situations, the situation is needed quickly. Acting quickly to your damage will help ensure the damage doesn’t get any worse or cause more damage in the future. An immediate response will help to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

If you suffer a disaster call us fast to help. Uxbridge, Auburn, Webster, Charlton, if you suffer a water, fire, smoke disaster call us right away for your commercial property, residential home that has a flooded basement let us be your master of service to clean up quickly and help you get your life back. Call SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County 508-234-3399 24/7

Why use SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County for water damage.

11/23/2021 (Permalink)

We offer 24-hour Emergency Service


At SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County, we have mastered our services within repairing and restoring water damage. We offer many water damage services including, flooding, leaky pipes, basement water flooding, soaking wet carpets/upholstery, and more.

Our team at SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County is always ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We work locally around Southern Worcester County around the areas of Webster, MA, Uxbridge, MA, Northbridge and Southbridge, MA, Auburn, Ma, and many more locations.

Why you should choose SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County.

  • We are fast to any size disaster
    We are available 24/7 just for you, and our team works faster and is always ready for water damage or water damage emergencies.
  • We are water damage restoration specialists
    Our teams have advanced training and expertise.
  • We use advanced drying equipment.


SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County will arrive and are ready to start the process of any water damage emergency.
If you need emergency service, Call us 24/7 - (508) 234-3399

Why use SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County for water restoration.

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

Number 1: We are always available 24 hours for Emergency Service.

At SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County, we have mastered our services within repairing and restoring water damage.  We offer many water damage services including, flooding, leaky pipes, basement water flooding, soaking wet carpets/upholstery, and more. 

Our team at SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County is always ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We work locally around Southern MA.

  • We are fast to any size disaster

We are available 24/7 just for you, and our team works faster and is always ready for water damage or water damage emergencies.

  • We are water damage restoration specialists

Our teams have advanced training and expertise.

  • We use advanced drying equipment.

SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County will arrive and are ready to start the process of any water damage emergency. 

If you need emergency service, Call us 24/7 - (508) 234-3399

Why Apartments in Webster should use SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County has mastered our services to please our clients and customers. At our company, we offer numerous services, some include; water, fire, and storm damage and different types of cleanups such as mold removal, air ducts, sewage, and crime cleanup, and many more.

Why you should choose SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County.

  • We are fast to any size disaster

We are available 24/7 just for you, and our team works fast and are always ready for any cleanup or restoration damage

  • We are cleanup and damage restoration specialists

Our teams have advanced training and expertise.

  • We have and use advanced equipment.

At SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County, we are here to help Webster, MA, and other cities in Massachusetts.

We send our billing direct to your insurance company like

  • Chubb
  • Preferred Mutual
  • USAA
  • Catholic Mutual 
  • AMICA
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Safety Insurance
  • Arabella Insurance
  • Bunker Hill Insurance Company
  • Peerless Insurance Company
  • Foremost Insurance Company
  • Safeco
  • New London Insurance
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Philadelphia Insurance
  • Modern Home
  • EMC Insurance Companies
  • Narragansett Bay Insurance Company
  • The Hartford
  • Pure Insurance Company  

You should use SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County for water damage.

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

When water damage hits your home or business, don’t wait to get it fixed. Even just a small water damage can lead to a larger one in the future. It is best to call right away to get it fixed, to ensure the damage won’t create more problems.

If you decide to wait, water damage can cause you issues for more than over a week. These problems include damage to the walls, floors, upholstery and other belongings. Sooner or later the walls will swell metal surfaces tarnish and furniture will begin to warp.

Enough water damage will create moisture in the air, a perfect hotspot for mold to start developing and later growing and spreading around the place. 

When water damage hits, don’t wait, SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County will arrive and are ready to start the process of any water damage emergency.  

If you need emergency service, Call us 24/7 - (508) 234- 3399

  • We are fast to any size disaster

We are available 24/7 just for you, and our team works faster and are always ready for water damage or water damage emergencies.

  • We are water damage restoration specialists

Our teams have advanced training and expertise.

  • We use advanced drying equipment.

Why your business should use SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County for storm damage.

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

Southern Worcester County gets hit with many different types of storms including thunderstorms, hurricanes, and winter storms. As much as we can not do too much to stop a storm from hitting us, we can help with storm damage. Knowing to call Southern Worcester County for your remediation services can save you future stress and vulnerability.

How we can restore Southern Worcester County storm damage.

  • We are available for 24/7 emergency service
  • Our team is a quick responder and will help prevent secondary damage in the future.
  • We are highly trained storm damage specialists.
  • We have the resources to handle storm and disaster damage.

Let us make your day brighter with our master in services, with the power to restore and clean immediately so you can return to your business.

If your pipes in your commercial office building, commercial property or residential home in Cranston, Warwick, East Providence have these signs, don’t wait, SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island will arrive and are ready to start the process of any frozen pipe damage.  

We direct bill your insurance company

  • Chubb
  • Preferred Mutual
  • USAA
  • Catholic Mutual 
  • AMICA
  • Safety Insurance
  • Arabella Insurance
  • Bunker Hill Insurance Company
  • Peerless Insurance Company
  • Foremost Insurance Company
  • Safeco
  • New London Insurance
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Philadelphia Insurance
  • Modern Home
  • EMC Insurance Companies
  • Narragansett Bay Insurance Company
  • The Hartford
  • Pure Insurance Company

Auburn Mass - Why choose SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

We offer 24-hour Emergency Service

SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County is a disaster restoration company. We offer 24-hour emergency service just to help you. We clean and restore damage to your home or commercial building from water, fire, or storm damage, as well as do numerous different jobs for cleaning such as mold removal, cleaning carpets, cleaning air ducts, and more. 

At SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County, we work in many different locations all over Southern Worcester County, some areas which include; Uxbridge, MA,  Northbridge and Southbridge MA, Webster MA, Douglas MA, and many more towns. 

Why you should call SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County

In many cleaning and restoration situations, the situation is needed quickly. Acting quickly to your damage will help ensure the damage doesn’t get any worse or cause more damage in the future. An immediate response will help to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

If you suffer a disaster call us fast to help. Milford, Auburn, Webster, Charlton, if you suffer a water, fire, smoke disaster call us right away for your commercial property, residential home that has flooded basement let us be your master of service to clean up quickly and help you get your life back. Call SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County 508-234-3399 24/7

Why use SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County for water damage.

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

We offer 24-hour Emergency Service


At SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County, we have mastered our services within repairing and restoring water damage. We offer many water damage services including, flooding, leaky pipes, basement water flooding, soaking wet carpets/upholstery, and more.

Our team at SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County is always ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We work locally around Southern Worcester County around the areas of Webster, MA, Uxbridge, MA, Northbridge and Southbridge, MA, Auburn, Ma, and many more locations.

Why you should choose SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County.

  • We are fast to any size disaster
    We are available 24/7 just for you, and our team works faster and is always ready for water damage or water damage emergencies.
  • We are water damage restoration specialists
    Our teams have advance training and expertise.
  • We use advanced drying equipment.


SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County will arrive and are ready to start the process of any water damage emergency.
If you need emergency service, Call us 24/7 - (508) 234-3399

Why should I choose SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County??

7/23/2020 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County? Give us a call at 508-234-3399, we're here to help make it "Like it never even happened."

If you come home or wake up to a disaster in your home, you might be thinking "who do I call for help and why??" 

When you call SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County, we'll respond ASAP to any fire, water, sewer, or storm damage. Our fast response means less damage, and then in the end, lesser cost! 

We believe that the number one most crucial step in the restoration process is fast response!! 

Whether you experienced a fire, flooded basement, sewer backup, or anything else unexpected, we're here to help 24/7!! 

At SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County, we pride ourselves on great customer service from the moment we speak to you on the phone, to the last minute on the job. 

Did you know-- we also offer commercial and residential cleaning services? So whether you just don't have enough time to get your house spotless for that Christmas party, or the dogs made a mess of the rug, you can count on us to make it "Like it never even happened." 

If cleaning and odors go beyond the scope of your day to day janitorial staff, don't hesitate to give us a call for that either! 

During these uncertain times where everything must be clean, we are now offering our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program for businesses, restaurants, retail stores, warehouses and any other commercial space. 

This is a weekly or bi-weekly cleaning, depending on your spaces needs, where our trained technicians will use EPA approved, hospital grade cleaning products, and always adhering to the decontamination standards set by the Center for Disease Control. When your patrons and guests see the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield on your window, both you and they will be confident in the cleanliness and sanitization of your Linwood, MA commercial space!! 

So, whether you need disaster cleanup and restoration, hoarding clean up services, general or viral pathogen cleaning/disinfecting, give us a call at 508-234-3399, we're here to help! 

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SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County can do more than just restoration

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

Although you may know us as "fire and water restoration" we do much more than that! Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting are some of our other strong suits. 

We're here to help you and your business to address bacteria and other pathogens to keep you healthy! 

We use an EPA-approved disinfectant so you're not breathing in any chemicals. It is a plant based cleaner! 

We are capable of cleaning from top to bottom at your:

- School

- Restaurant

- Retail store

- Town or city hall

- Hospital

- Office 

and more! 

We will sanitize the "high touch" areas with care! High touch areas include 

- Doorknobs

- Light switches

- Faucets and toilets 

- Computers / keyboards 

- Desks 

- and more!

To find out more about our proactive cleaning measures and how we can help you and your business, call us at (508) 234-3399. Click here for more of our cleaning services. We'd be happy to help!! 

Southern Worcester 24/7 Emergency Water Damage

2/13/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County is available 24/7/365 for water emergencies, no matter how big or small. When it comes to water damage, immediate action is crucial to preventing any further damage!

(508) 234-3399 

We're here to answer your calls 24/7. We understand you may be confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to help you through this tough time. SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County highly trained in water damage restoration! Our techs have the knowledge, training, and equipment to get the job done, and keep you satisfied.

When you call us, we will need to get some information from you. This will help determine what kind of equipment we should bring and how many technicians we need to send, so you receive the best care that best suits your situation.

Some questions you will be asked include:

- Your name, address and contact information 

- Your insurance information 

- When did the damage initially occur? 

- What caused the damage? 

- Is there electricity available?

Once we get your information, we can then send out our crews and get the job started!

SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County (508) 234-3399 is here 24/7/365 for YOU! If you suffer from water damage, call us any time, any day, we'll be there to make it "Like it never even happened."

Why SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County?

12/19/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County is part of a franchise system with over 40 years of restoration and cleanup services. Our quick and efficient services has earned us the trust of insurance agencies, homeowners, and tragically, the Pentagon. Unfortunately, SERVPRO was called to assist with the restoration of the Pentagon after the tragic event of 9/11. SERVPRO professionals cleaned and restored the facility in just 90 days. 

Whether you know it or not, we are providing services for your friends, coworkers and neighbors. That may be a flood, fire, or cleaning. We will make it "Like it never even happened". 

At SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County we offer:

Restoration:

  • Water Damage
  • Fire Damage
  • Storm Damage

Cleaning:

  • Carpet
  • Air Duct
  • Odor Removal 
  • Biohazard and Sewage cleanup 

All of our services apply to commercial buildings as well! 

Give us a call at (508) 234-3399 if you require any of our services! Also visit our website for more in depth descriptions of our services. 

Keeping your home safe while you're on vacation

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

As the holidays creep in, people start heading out of state to visit families for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and the New Year, we want your home to look the same as it did when you left. Here are some steps you should take before you head out for vacation to keep your house looking spic and span.

  1. Inspect your home
    • Before you leave, checking these areas of your home is crucial to be sure they are intact:
      •  Foundation
      • Shingles on the roof
      • Weather stripping on the windows
      • Water heater and furnace
  1. During the winter- insure that the pipes are properly insulated. This way they won’t freeze, or there is less chance of them doing so.
  2. Clean the gutters of any debris. If they are clogged they can trap excess rain water that can escape into your home causing damage.

Other things to consider before going away:

  1. Unplug small appliances.
  2. Turn off valves to the dishwasher, washing machine and sinks.
  3. Check that smoke and CO detectors are working properly.
  4. Dispose of perishable foods
  5. Take out the trash.

Safety of your home:

If your house looks completely empty, that’s an invitation to burglars.

  • Have a friend pick up your mail each day so it doesn’t pile up in the mailbox.
  • Leave at least one light on a timer.
  • Have a friend or neighbor pull into the driveway on occasion so it looks like there is some activity going on.
  • Ask a friend to turn on lights at night so there is outdoor light.
  • Be sure to lock the doors!
  • If you have alarms, contact the alarm company so they know you’re out of town in case of a break in.

We hope the beginning of your holiday season is going great! If you suffer from any water, fire, or storm damage to your home, call us at (508) 234-3399 or visit our website for more information. 

Pet Safety - Whitinsville winters

11/13/2019 (Permalink)

Dog playing in the snow. Be sure to dry off your dog after playing in the snow. Always remember to wipe their paws and bellies after coming inside from playing in the snow.

Pet Safety

With this New England winter weather coming our way soon, we want to remind you to keep your beloved pets in mind when thinking about winter safety!

When you bring your dog in from a walk or playing outside, you should always wipe their feet and bellies. They can ingest antifreeze, salt, or other dangerous chemicals while licking their paws. Salt may also cause bleeding of their pads, as well as ice, so always keep an eye on your best friends paws! Maybe even consider purchasing a pair (or pairs) of dog boots or paw protectors.

The American Kennel Club suggests that you trim the hair/ fur between your dogs pads, as it can form ice balls. Keep them well trimmed so the fur is even with the surface of their pads.

Although your dog(s) may love to play out in any weather, it is best to limit their time outside if it is extremely cold. Of course, if you have a heavy-coated northern breed of dog, such as a Bernese mountain dog or a Saint Bernard, they thrive in low temps, so it is OK to let them outside for longer periods of time in the cold.

Frostbite:

Dogs are most likely to get frostbite on the ears, paws, and tail. Sometimes, it may take days for symptoms of (severe) frostbite to appear.

Signs of frostbite:

  • Skin appears white or blue.
  • Shivering.
  • Swelling of affected area.

If your dog is showing signs of frostbite:

  • Move him/her to a warm and dry area.
  • Do NOT rub the affected area.
  • Do NOT try to warm frostbite while still outdoors, this can make it worse.
  • Do NOT use a hair dryer, heating pad, or any other direct source of heat.
  • Carefully use warm water (not hot!!). Apply warm water using a compress or soaking the area in a bowl of warm water.
  • Contact your veterinarian for further examination.

Once the area is warmed, pat them dry

Even our older friends love to play outside! When dogs age, we have to consider that they are like humans, and when they get older they have a more difficult time regulating their body temp. Along with the elder dogs, puppies, like human babies, also have a difficult time regulating their body temperature. It is best to limit the elder dogs and puppies time in the snow.

For more information regarding dog winter safety see: https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/10-winter-safety-tips-for-dogs/

Here at SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County, we want you and your family, including your fur babies, to be as safe as possible during the winter months. 

SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County is California Livin'

6/28/2019 (Permalink)

Our franchise owners, Don and Tina McKendall at the 50th Annual SERVPRO Convention

Our managers, Don and Tina McKendall, are having an awesome time on the West Coast at the SERVPRO 50th Annual Convention. 

Convention is a time where franchisees gather and discuss new goals and initiatives for the future. At SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County, we care about your experience most. We're ready whenever and here to help YOU. No one matters more than you, and that is what sets us apart from the competition. We follow up with our customers regularly until the job is complete and thereafter. We always welcome calls any time of they day for your questions and concerns. 

We have forms for customers to sign and read on any and all services and SERVPRO protocol. Our project managers clearly explain the process of mitigation so you understand the work we are doing and more importantly, how and why we are doing it. We constantly re-evaluate what we are doing to make sure we are always giving our customers what they need. We hustle, and that's our motto. We carry all work in a respectful and timely manner, and we take pride in that. 

Our CEO Rick Isaacson had this to say to franchisees before the start of the 50th Annual Convention: "There’s no shortcut to hustle. There’s no delegating hustle to someone else. It’s putting your heart and your effort into making a positive difference in the lives of others this week! Stay humble… stay hungry… and hustle!"

We wish Don and Tina a wonderful last day of convention, and we wish them safe travels!

Why SERVPRO? Fire Damage in Westport, MA

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

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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Ready Whenever! - Flooding in Uxbridge, MA

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

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With the recent Spring showers, flooding can become a serious problem. When water damage strikes, be sure to call SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County to fix your home quickly and efficiently for you and your loved ones. It is important to follow protocol to ensure more damage doesn't occur with time. SERVPRO is the ultimate disaster relief and restoration company for ANY and all emergencies. In fact, we are a premiere water damage and restoration company in the United States and Canada. Our dedicated professionals respond immediately and offer 24/7 round the clock service!

SERVPRO Professionals can assist you with the following water damage restoration services:

  • Leaking appliances & water heaters
  • Overflowing toilets. sinks, & bathtubs
  • Hurricanes, thunderstorms, & natural disasters
  • General flooding

What Sets Us Apart:

  • Advanced water drying/dehumidifying equipment to remove hidden moisture
  • We'll make any repairs - from installing a new carpet, to taking down dry wall and installing roof tarps
  • Advanced water extraction equipment to catalyze the drying process
  • We always abide by the United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines for cleaning and restoring

Upon calling, a SERVPRO representative will guide you through your trouble - They'll take your name. address. and insurance information. Then, a professional will be sent to your address immediately to assess damages and fix the problem. We understand that flooding can be very traumatic, which is why our dedicated SERVPRO professionals will make sure you are completely satisfied with our services. 

Call SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County @ 508-234-3399. Our professionals will make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Making History 50th Year of Service

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

This marks a milestone for SERVPRO and we are celebrating our 50th year at our convention in Sacramento California.

SERVPRO Making History 50th Year of Service

This marks a milestone for SERVPRO and we are celebrating our 50th year at our convention in Sacramento California.

Attending the convention gives us the opportunity to learn the latest methods and technology on how to clean up commercial buildings and residential homes.

As the industry constantly changes we at SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County want to stay ahead so when you call with a water/flooding disaster, fire, soot, storm cleanup and more can be able to move fast to get the disaster cleaned up right.

We offer 24/7 emergency service and have great relationships with insurance companies we work with all the time.

The SERVPRO convention offers us the opportunity to meet some of the insurance company partners and ask them questions on how we can clean up better & faster.

Call SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County 508-234-3399

Auburn We Know De-Odorization

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

One of the worst things about fires in your home or office – even small fires that do relatively little damage – is the odor they leave behind. No matter how many cans of air freshener you use, no matter how many scented candles you light, the stench always seems to come back.

There’s a good reason for the lingering smell. More often than not, the source of the odor hasn’t been removed. Imagine finding a dead animal in your office building’s storage room or in your home’s crawlspace. Would you douse the creature in your favorite scented spray and consider the problem solved? Of course not.

From greasy stove fires to smoke damage caused by outdoor wildfires, SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County is trained and certified in fire damage restoration, including advanced deodorization principles.

If you or a customer suffer a fire damage – or some other accident – and require deodorization services, give us a call! Whether it’s a fire, water or mold damage – or even just a stubborn, unpleasant odor that refuses to go away – we’ll help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Why is that smokey smell so hard to remove?

Smoke odor particles are tiny – in some cases even microscopic in size. They are measured in microns and range in size from .1 (one tenth) of a micron to about 4 microns. Compare a tiny odor particle to a period created by a typewriter (about 150 microns) or to the tip of a human hair (about 75-100 microns).

The small size of odor particles allows them to penetrate surfaces easily. Other factors besides size can help smoke odors penetrate materials, such as:

Surface Porosity – The more porous a material, the more likely it is to absorb odors.

Heavy Concentrations of Residue – The more concentrated the residue, the greater the surface area of materials it can impact.

High Exposure Time – The longer a surface is exposed to odor particles, the greater the number of odor particles that will penetrate.

Heat – Heat causes porous surfaces to expand, allowing odors to penetrate even deeper. When heat is removed, the surfaces contract and trap the odor particles. 

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For Immediate Service - Call SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County !

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southern Worcester County provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the experience to handle your restoration and cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trust Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Residential Services

Whether your home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our building services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There’s never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the time arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business!

HVAC Cleaning for the Spring!

2/18/2019 (Permalink)

Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. By removing contaminants from an air duct system, the effects of dust and mold are greatly reduced. Clean, healthy, circulating air is a must for those sensitive to indoor air contaminants, especially for people with allergies. But how dirty do your air ducts need to be before they need to be cleaned by a professional?

Here are the top reasons as to why air ducts should be inspected and serviced:

1. Allergies - By properly cleaning your air duct system, homeowners are protecting their families from harmful dust and other contaminants. Air ducts provide an ideal breeding ground for bacteria, mold, fungi, and other allergens.

2. Mold - Many air duct systems are located in a home’s basement, which may often be wet, damp, or have experienced flooding. This moisture may cause mold and mildew to grow in and around the duct-work. Cleaning your HVAC will help eliminate any offensive odors and reduce the potential for mold growth in the future.

3. Pets - Animal fur can get trapped in the vents and builds up living germs, fungus, and allergy-causing bacteria. The fur and dander can also hinder the efficiency of the HVAC system. Clumps of hair will slow down the airflow for the entire system if it allowed to build up.

4. Dust - If you start noticing an excessive amount of dirt and dust building up even after cleaning, it may be time for a professional. Homes built today will have drywall dust and construction debris in the duct-work before the owner even moves in.

5. Efficiency - Years of dust, hair, pests, and other pollutants in duct-work will hinder an HVAC system’s airflow.  A proper cleaning will help remove the buildup and promote the proper airflow needed to run the system at peak energy efficiency.

When dirt and debris are removed from duct-work, the fans and motors that power a furnace no longer need to work as hard to distribute air. Advising people to routinely get their air ducts inspected and serviced is important. Not only does this properly maintain a home, but it keeps the quality of indoor air as pure as possible. However, duct cleaning is not always necessary. For more information on HVAC and air duct cleaning, give us a call at (508) 234-3399!