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Water Damage/Flooding - Ready Whenever!

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 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 the 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
  • 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 SERVPRO professionals will make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Making History 50th Year of Service

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO 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.

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

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!

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!