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Holiday Cleaning

11/17/2020 (Permalink)

Holiday Gatherings...

This holiday season will be different from many of the past. With Covid 19, a lot of health care professionals are telling folks to keep gatherings to a minimum or even to avoid them all together. This is to protect each other from spreading Covid-19. The folks at SERVPRO want you and your family to stay safe and healthy. If you need proper cleaning during or after the holidays whether residential or commercial, call your trusted, certified cleaning crew at SERVPRO. 

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning, it’s a higher standard of clean. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning that helps ensure the cleanliness of the restaurants, businesses and public spaces in the communities we all call home. With over 50 years of expertise, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and cleanups- always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. Give SERVPRO Chelmsford/Westford a call today to discuss a thorough cleaning.

Fire Safety- Smoke Soot and More

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Safety - image of technicians doing various jobs Fire Soot Smoke Damage Restoration

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

Now Who Do We Call?

11/13/2020 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Damage From Tree

SERVPRO of Chelmsford/Westford specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Ashby, Townsend, Pepperell, Shirley, Ayer, Tyngsborough, Chelmsford, Westford, Dunstable, and Groton, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (978) 256-4225

Water Damage Tips

11/12/2020 (Permalink)

Frozen Pipe Water Damage Restoration

SERVPRO of Chelmsford/Westford is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help Call Today – (978) 256-4225

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Chelmsford/Westford has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Chelmsford/Westford

SERVPRO of Chelmsford/Westford specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training

Water Damage

11/5/2020 (Permalink)

Broken pipe Frozen Temps!

Cold weather is upon us and with that comes freezing temps, freezing storms and freezing pipes! Your friends at SERVPRO want to keep you safe and dry. Check your basement and surrounding areas for exposed pipes, outdoor spigots, clogged drains and loose fittings. The smallest of leaks can cause the biggest of problems. Are your outdoor water supplies properly shut down for the winter? Are they drained of all water? Are they shut down correctly? Last thing you need or want is a broken pipe causing major havoc and unexpected disasters. From water, fire & mold damage- we are here to help 24/7. Make sure you maintain your water lines, pipes, hoses and drains clear of water and properly shut down where needed. If you need further help or have questions give SERVPRO a call, we are here 24/7.

Mold Issues

11/5/2020 (Permalink)

Mold Mitigation Finding Mold

When most people hear the word mold, the reaction is fear. Fear for getting sick, fear for the damage it may cause, and fear of what it means.

What people may not know is the fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment every day. Some forms (and there are over 100,000 fungi that have been identified) are actually helpful and add value to our lives. Others are harmful and require remediation to give everyone safe. 

When water intrusions go untreated, the resulting damage can present increased risk of harmful mold growth. If the humidity and moisture levels in a water-damaged environment are not promptly returned to normal, mold spores may grow and multiply.

Take precautions for you, your family, and employees. SERVPRO of Chelmsford/Westford handles water damages every day and knows how to help prevent mold damage. We use the proper restoration process to take care of your property and make it "Like it never even happened."

Hoarding 101

11/4/2020 (Permalink)

Hoarding Cleanup. Cleanout

At SERVPRO Chelmsford/Westford we do more than water, fire & mold damage restoration. We offer full service cleaning services following all CDC guidelines. We also do cleanups and clean-outs on all residential and commercial levels- making it "Like it never even happened." Call SERVPRO Chelmsford/Westford today for your free estimate and consultation. 

Fall Fire Damage

11/3/2020 (Permalink)

Finished Exterior Finished and back to normal

This beautiful center entrance colonial had unexpected fire damage. Homeowners called the trusted trained & certified experts at SERVPRO. We show up when called and are happy to work with your insurance company representatives. SERVPRO not only responds for fire, water & mold damage, we have a full service crew of trained craftsman to rebuild and bring your home back to normal even better than it was before. Always remember to have a safe and secure fire plan, always check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. This is also the season for fireplaces- it's best to have a certified professional inspect and clean chimneys every season before use. For more information and recomendations, call your local trusted SERVPRO of Chelmsford/Westford at (978) 256-4225. For more fire safety tips click the link below.

SERVPRO Chelmsford/Westford Fire Safety

Chelmsford Housing Authority

11/3/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Finish Office frame out at Chelmsford Housing Authority.

The Chelmsford Local Housing needed a trusted company to show up on time and get new office space ready. They called the trusted team at SERVPRO. Whether it's fire, water or mold damage, SERVPRO is here to help, making it "Like it never even happened." See our photo's on how we set up framing and got office space set up, on time and on budget. SERVPRO offer's building services from start to finish. Call your local SERVPRO today for an estimate on your remodeling or new commercial or residential project. We are happy to send out a trained, certified professional to go over your needs. A lot of us are now working from home more than ever and making use of unfinished space. Call SERVPRO today and make that unfinished space a beautiful usable area. For more information on commercial services click the link below.

SERVPRO Commercial Services

Wrapping up Chimney Safety Month

11/3/2020 (Permalink)

Chimney Safety and Fireplace tips Chimney Safety Tips from SERVPRO

October is now behind us as... we also fell back with daylight savings time this past weekend. It's now time for holiday planning, dinners & family gatherings at home by the fireplace. Your local friends at SERVPRO want you to be safe and take precaution when getting the fire, chimney or other burning apparatuses ready for the winter. Have your chimney professionally cleaned and maintained yearly. Have them check for loose brick, mortar, open or loose valves. Does your chimney have a liner? Is it properly vented? Check these items as well as your carbon monoxide & fire detectors- when is the last time you replaced the batteries?  Make sure whomever you decide to go to service your chimney is licensed, trained and insured like your team at SERVPRO. Check the link below for The Chimney Safety Institute of America for more information about chimney liners and fireplace resources.

Chimney Institute of America