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Bathroom mold removal

7/13/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Bathroom mold removal Mold spread through a whole bathroom

Mold can happen when you least expect it. Recently we were called to a job where the homeowners had a sink leak. We were called in to investigate. Upon removing the sink we discovered that mold was not only in the sink area but it had spread throughout The whole bathroom.  Unfortunately the bathrooms and to be gutted and fully renovated.  

Some things to think about when it comes to mold:

“When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

-Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
-Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
-Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants and have the potential to cause other health effects.
-Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
-Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.” 

If you think you have mold give SERVPRO of Chelmsford Westford a call. We will come to investigate and give you a quote.

978-256-4225 

Safety tips for electrical storms

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Safety tips for electrical storms 30/30 rule

Storm season is coming. here are a few safety precautions to take this summer when being outdoors:

Lightning does not strike in the same place twice.
If you do get stuck in a lightning storm do not take shelter under a tree.
A good place to take shelter would be in your car. A car acts as a Faraday cage. Just make sure to close your windows.
Make sure to unplug your electronics. Or have them plugged into good quality serge protectors.
Other places to seek shelter would be Low ground trenches and ditches or you can find shelter in clumps of bushes or trees of uniform height.
Best bet is to avoid trees, open fields, high ground, and water!
Yes it’s true!! Counting between the lighten and thunder does tell you how far away the storm is!!
Do not talk on a hardwired telephone during a storm. Best bet would be a cell phone or cordless phone.
Odd fact: do not lie or rest on concrete floors or walls.
Stay away from widows and doors.
Avoid plumbing. So no showers or washing hands.
And don’t forget your 4 legged friends. Make sure they are indoors with you and not roaming around or chained to a tree.

Follow these simple steps this summer and you should remain safe from an electrical storm! Happy storm watching!

Hurricane season is here in New England

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hurricane season is here in New England preparing for a hurricane

Hurricane safety tips:
June 1st is the start of hurricane season for Massachusetts. Here are some tips to protect yourself from the storm:
1. Have a plan of action in place if a hurricane were to hit. Best place isn’t to be watching the storm but in your basement, bottom floor of a building or below stairs.
2. Stay indoors
3. Check supplies. Make sure you have a 72 hour kit just in case you are stuck and can’t get out after the storm. First aid, blankets, food, flashlights, water are just a few necessities to have on hand.
4. Make sure your important documents are in a secure location.
5. Figure out an evacuation route.
6. Keep your cell phone charged.
7. Make sure your car has at least a 1/2 tank of gas. Having a gas can is good to have on hand too.

If you find yourself with damage or water left behind by the storm, call SERVPRO of Chelmsford Westford! We can help! 978-256-4225


If you follow out these steps your sure to stay safe if a hurricane was to arise. Happy summer!!!



We do Property Management

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial We do Property Management Commercial Building Management

When disaster strikes at one of your properties, SERVPRO of Chelmsford Westford knows your first priority is the safely and well-being of your clients. Whether it's an industrial facility or multi-family properties, our professionals are experienced in maintaining the security and safety of the facility and tenants while isolating the damage. We work efficiently to minimize the interruptions for your tenants' daily lives.

Types of Facilities we do are: 

Multi-level Commercial Buildings
Multi-tenant Facilities
Small Office Buildings
Shopping Malls
Apartment Complexes
Hotels
Industrial Facilities
Our professionals at SERVPRO of Chelmsford Westford are available 24-7/365 to help remediate any damage, regardless of the cause, scale of the loss, or the size of your facility. 

call today us at 978-256-4225

Soot clean up AND Smoke clean up

6/3/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Soot clean up AND Smoke clean up Before photos of soot and smoke damage before cleaning

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.

Smoke and soot facts:

Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.
Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Chelmsford/Westford will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.
Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.
Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.
Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Us Today – (978) 256-4225

Water damage at your commercial site? We can help!

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water damage at your commercial site? We can help! Water loss at a commercial property

Call SERVPRO of Chelmsford Westford if you have any water damage to your commercial property 978-235-4225

Flooding and water damage events at commercial properties are often complex with numerous 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 at SERVPRO of Chelmsford Westford 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.

About SERVPRO of Chelmsford/Westford

SERVPRO of Chelmsford/Westford specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. 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.

Fire at your home? We do residential clean up!

5/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire at your home? We do residential clean up! Had a fire loss?

This family’s Pepperell garage and apartment suffered from a fire devistaing fore loss. It’s always upsetting when a family experiences a house fire, but SERVPRO of Chelmsford Westford worked hard to recover the structure and contents. In this instance the fire was only in the second floor apartment. Because the garage was build well with fire proofing between the floors, the Pepperell fire department was able to contain the fire to the second floor. The garage below suffered minor damage from water and soot. We are now in the process of cleaning the salvaged contents in the garage, boxing and storing them, so that the remodeling of the second floor can begin. We not only clean but we can also help with restoring your space back to original condition. We work with your insurance agency to make sure the job runs smooth and safely.  Our goal is always to make your home “Like it never even happened.”

If you have suffered a fire loss please call SERVPRO of Chelmsford Westford at 978-256-4225

Safety tips for after a fire

5/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Safety tips for after a fire Fire clean up professionals

SERVPRO tips for after a fire:https://www.SERVPRO.com/fire-damage-tips

“After any fire damage situation, your primary focus should be safety:

-Is it safe to stay in the house?
-Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
-Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
-Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

What To Do After A Fire

-Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
-Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
-Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
-If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
-Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
-Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
-Change HVAC filter.
-Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.


What NOT To Do After A Fire
-Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting SERVPRO of Chelmsford Westford.
-Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
-Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
-Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
-Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

Have A Fire or Smoke Damage Emergency?”
Call SERVPRO of Chelmsford Westford at 978-256-4225

Storm damage can be devastating

5/25/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm damage can be devastating We help no matter the size

Why choose SERVPRO of Chelmsford Westford to do your storm clean up:

They’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO Of Chelmsford Westford is dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

-Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

They specialize in water and storm damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. SERVPRO of Chelmsford Westford  has extensive water damage restoration training that enables us to get you back to normal.

-Water Damage Restoration Technician
-Applied Structural Drying Technicians

They Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

SERVPRO of Chelmsford Westford has a national network of over 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Team strategically located throughout the country.

Storms occur with little warning and can be especially devastating, so you’ll need the company that you can trust to rise to the occasion. Regardless of the type of storm, SERVPRO Of Chelmsford Westford can handle any size disaster. During catastrophic storms and major events, our Disaster Recovery Team can respond quickly with additional resources. 

Call SERVPRO of Chelmsford Westford today 978-256-4225 

Storm damage can be devastating

5/25/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm damage can be devastating We help no matter the size

Why choose SERVPRO of Chelmsford Westford to do your storm clean up:

They’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO Of Chelmsford Westford is dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

-Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

They specialize in water and storm damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. SERVPRO of Chelmsford Westford  has extensive water damage restoration training that enables us to get you back to normal.

-Water Damage Restoration Technician
-Applied Structural Drying Technicians

They Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

SERVPRO of Chelmsford Westford has a national network of over 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Team strategically located throughout the country.

Storms occur with little warning and can be especially devastating, so you’ll need the company that you can trust to rise to the occasion. Regardless of the type of storm, SERVPRO Of Chelmsford Westford can handle any size disaster. During catastrophic storms and major events, our Disaster Recovery Team can respond quickly with additional resources. 

Call SERVPRO of Chelmsford Westford today 978-256-4225