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Why Do Experts Recommend Professional Mold Removal?

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

Mold in a corner of a ceiling. Let SERVPRO professionally take care of your mold issues Falmouth.

Microbial Outbreaks Can Surface Anywhere in a Home -- Why SERVPRO Uses a Scientifically Based Mold Removal Protocol for Outstanding Results for Falmouth Residents 

An unexpected discovery of mold colonies filling the building cavities opened during your Falmouth kitchen's remodeling brings work to a halt. Your contractor does not handle mold issues, so you need to manage this roadblock another way. Although you are usually comfortable with even tough cleaning jobs, this problem seems beyond your capacity.

Is It an Overreaction to Seek Professional Mold Removal Services?

Hiring a remediation company for mold removal in your Falmouth home is a savvy move. Minor mold infestations might be within reach for homeowners to resolve, but the lifecycle of these fungi can frustrate even the committed, especially if the extent of the outbreak widens. Your extensive kitchen infestation qualifies as a circumstance that requires professional help, why we include mold remediation as a core service.

Can a Broadcast Spraying of an Antimicrobial Take Care of the Building Cavity Mold Problem?

Although innovations are always welcome to our mold removal practice, Falmouth residences with moderate to severe mold infestations need a structured remediation process for adherence to best research-based practices. It would considerably shorten an onerous work agenda if we could rely on an aerosol treatment, but much more is needed to bring mold colonies under control.

What Is the Mold Removal Approach Used by SERVPRO?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-developed protocol mold remediation aimed at schools and commercial buildings is our choice. Fortunately, this protocol is scalable to a residential setting, why SERVPRO is confident it will work well for your home mold damage scenario.

  • Locate the Mold 

Usually, property owners lead us to the mold, but we can arrange for testing if needed.

  • Contain the Workspace

With a significant infestation, the room needs wrapping in 1.6 mil polyethylene, with plastic conduit supports. Technicians should wear personal protective equipment (PPE), and occupants should exclude themselves from the area.

  • Remove the Mold

Mechanical removal is most efficient, using brushes and scrapers. In many instances, porous materials can be saved by using gentler "blasting" techniques using soda or dry ice as the abrasive.

  • Bag Up and Dispose of the Moldy Material

SERVPRO follows local rules for the disposal of hazardous waste. We vacuum using HEPA filters and wipe up the area.

  • Disinfection of Affected Surfaces

We depend on EPA-registered antimicrobials, applied directly, or sprayed. Coating surfaces with an antimicrobial-containing primer is an option to hinder mold regrowth.  

Count on our team's training and hands-on experience, why SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands reports good mold removal results. Call for a consultation at (508) 888-5985.

Why is SERVPRO Better at Dealing with Flood Damage Than Other Area Services?

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded city animation We understand the need for rapid response to minimize the loss of your property after a flood occurs. Call us right away we are available 24/7.

Unlike Many Other Falmouth Area Flood Damage Remediators, SERVPRO Has the Resources to Effectively Handle Even the Most Severe Flood Damage.

Falmouth residents know just how stormy their town’s weather can get. As part of Cape Cod, our area juts out into the often volatile North Atlantic Ocean and usually hooks a few strong coastal storms a year. These troublesome weather patterns can drop inches of rain or snow in our town in a matter of a few hours. Many times, this excess water, coupled with storm surge-producing winds, inundates local homes and businesses. The flooding process is faster when the precipitation falls as rain and is generally much slower and unpredictable when it comes in the form of snow. Snow might actually be worse than rain because it can accumulate and remain until some unknown future date when warmer temperatures trigger a massive flooding thaw.

What Kind of Resources Does SERVPRO Have at Its Disposal?

As one of the top Falmouth flood damage cleanup and restoration companies, we have access to numerous invaluable resources. These include our highly trained and experienced personnel, cutting edge gear, and broad support network. Specifically, the resources we have at our disposal are:

Technicians trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in, among other things, applied structural drying, applied microbial remediation, water damage restoration, and odor control.

All the latest advanced remediation industry tools, like powerful portable and truck-mounted extractors, submersible pumps, air movers, various kinds of dehumidifiers, Injectidry systems, and thermal and ultra-low volume foggers

EPA-approved industrial-strength disinfectants and deodorants that are capable of eliminating all the most harmful microbes and neutralizing even the most persistent foul odors

A disaster recovery team, with access to the remediation resources of over 1,700 different franchises, that is ready to help you twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year.

As you can see, SERVPRO has all the necessary expertise and equipment to handle whatever flooding issues you may have. Moreover, we are usually able to employ these at a moment’s notice, within a few short hours of your initial call, at any time of the day or night.

Is SERVPRO a Reputable Service?    

Over the years, we have won the respect of the local community through our dedication to service excellence. As fellow residents of this area, we naturally want to help our neighbors overcome the effects of natural disasters and return their homes to pre-flood conditions as soon as possible. In recognition of our quality service and neighborliness, we have received the following accolades:

In 2017, we were awarded the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce’s “Business of the Year” award.

Subsequently, we have received other awards from the Chamber of Commerce, recognizing our innovative business practices.

Our business expertise is so recognized locally that SERVPRO’s co-owner Beth Russell has been selected to serve in various Chambers of Commerce around the Cape Cod region.

We have been the recipients of exceedingly favorable customer service reviews on our website, Facebook, Google Reviews, and Yelp; on the latter three sites, out of a possible 5.0 stars, we currently have between a 4.1 and a 4.8-star rating.

On the company website, we have received countless highly favorable testimonials attesting to both the quality and effectiveness of our service.

So, when considering which company to use for your flood damage cleanup and restoration needs, know that we are reliable and can do the work right the first time.

If Flooding Ever Impacts My Home, What Should I Not Do?

You should never do certain things if your residence has standing water in it, but, since floodwaters are especially hazardous, there are some additional precautions you should take when a flood has inundated your home. If your house is ever impacted by a flood, you should avoid:

Living in your flooded residence because it may lead to health effects from the microbe-rich environment

Handling or touching items that have come into contact with floodwaters, since this may contaminate your hands with hazardous bacteria and toxic chemicals

Removing water with your household vacuum cleaner because it could electrocute you and destroy your vacuum

Turning on household appliances, electronics, and light fixtures as this could pose an electrocution risk and damage these devices/fixtures.

Walking into structurally unsound rooms with sagging floors or other apparent structural issues    

It is likely that if you take these simple safety precautions, you can protect yourself against many of the dangers resulting from a flood event.

With all that said, remember that help is just a phone call away. If you ever need flood damage remediation, call your helpful neighborhood SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands at (774) 252-7553.

How Can Homeowners Protect Their Families After Water Damage to Their Falmouth Homes?

9/27/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded Floor In The Living Room SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands is your best option when leaks and flooding happen.

Calling a Professional Water Restoration Team Helps Protect Your Family in Falmouth From the Consequences of Water Damage

Water can come into your home in Falmouth due to many different reasons. There might be a leak, a broken window, or a roof leak you didn’t know existed. Regardless of the culprit, you should call a reputable water restoration team to assess the damage and to share their advice. Only a crew with specialized equipment and a deep understanding of the water's impact in your home can give you a knowledgeable plan of action to restore each affected area.

When you live in Falmouth, water damage restoration is a job for our expert team at SERVPRO. We train with industry experts both on the field and in academic settings to understand the impact of standing water and how to mitigate it. Using the right tools for the job sets the stage for an efficient restoration process that minimizes your loss and protects you from future complications.

What exactly are water removal services?
Water removal entails restoring proper humidity levels in your home, which is not the same as eliminating moisture. Our infrared moisture meters, as well as other state-of-the-art measuring tools, help us monitor our progress. Aside from extracting water with truck-mounted or submersible pumps, and using technology such as Injectidry and drying mats, we also focus on preventing additional damage. One of the areas of concern after a water event is the possibility of mold growth. To deter mold spores from spreading, we do the following:

    •    Restore proper humidity levels by extracting water
    •    Apply antimicrobial solutions as appropriate
    •    Discard any items that could pose a danger due to their level of water saturation

SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands is your best option when leaks and flooding happen. Call our water restoration team at (508) 888-5985 whenever you detect the problem and let our staff leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

I Have Fire Damage in My Falmouth Property after a Kitchen Fire, How Do I Restore it?

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

Living Room On Fire Handling fire damage without proper skills and equipment can be challenging.

Talk to SERVPRO Technicians in Falmouth to Handle the Fire Damage in Your Property.

Dealing with fire damage can be overwhelming to property owners. However, regardless of how far the damage has spread, professional restorers can help you bring your property back to its original state. SERVPRO professionals in Falmouth can handle fire damage using approved techniques and advanced equipment to restore your home safely.

How can I help with the restoration process?
Most property owners want to begin restoration and do everything they can to make it more efficient. However, using household cleaning agents can worsen fire damage in your Falmouth property. The cleaning agents and unprofessional restoration techniques can cause the soot and smoke residues to smear and seep deeper into affected materials.

It is best to let SERVPRO technicians handle the restoration process since we have the proper equipment, advanced products, and resources to restore the structures and contents of your house. However, you can help set aside contents that must be restored. That helps our restorers to be more efficient during recovery.

Which items should I carry with me?
We advise our customers to keep items with a high monetary value close to them at all times. They include contents such as:

    •    Credit cards, checkbooks, and cash
    •    Personal documents
    •    Medications
    •    Artwork

Can you remove the ash-like odor?
The ash-like odor can last for an extended period if not handled by professionals. Odors can linger in confined areas as well as other surfaces such as furniture. We can combine several deodorization techniques and products to eliminate the odor. Some of the products and devices we use to remove odors after fire damage include:

    •    Deodorant pellets or granules
    •    Odor counteracting beads
    •    Water-based odor counteracts
    •    Thermal foggers
    •    Hydroxyl machines

Is it okay to turn on my air conditioner?
We highly recommend our customers to leave the HVAC unit off until our technicians inspect and clean the system. Fire damage may affect the unit, and turning it on can spread smoke residues throughout the property. Our technicians can use augers, brushes, and air whips to agitate and remove soils from all parts of the ventilation.

Handling fire damage without proper skills and equipment can be challenging. Contact SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands at (508) 888-5985 for fast restoration services. We can make the fire loss seem, “Like it never even happened.”

Why Is Training So Important When Looking For a Mold Remediation Company in Sandwich?

9/7/2020 (Permalink)

black mold damage near window of an apartment Whether the mold damage is near a window or a door, team SERVPRO can help remediate the damage. Contact us 24/7 for services.

Sandwich Residents Need Professional Mold Remediation

There are lots of situations where you need a highly-trained specialist. This is true if you are looking for a medical professional, beauty therapist, or mechanic in Sandwich. Some home repair jobs need a specialist touch.

When you need mold remediation in Sandwich, there are many things you will want to know about the company you choose. We will discuss some of those now – and talk about why training is so necessary.

What does a mold remediation company do?

A mold remediation company in Sandwich handles fungal growth in your home. There are many steps to mold remediation, including:

  • Assessment of the situation and drawing up a cleanup plan
  • Putting up containment barriers so the mold spores cannot escape and set up camp elsewhere
  • Scrubbing, wiping, and abrasion as needed to remove visible growth
  • Drying to discourage regrowth
  • Deodorization and cleanup to leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands also handles restoration. This can include removing and replacing drywall, putting up new wallpaper, re-painting surfaces, and, in more advanced outbreaks, controlled demolition and rebuilding of severely damaged areas. Some mold situations are not advanced enough to require restoration, but it is good to know our people can handle it when needed.

How do I know whether I need mold remediation?

If you suspect you have mold in your Sandwich house, you need mold remediation. Signs of decay include damp patches on walls and ceilings, and visible mold growth, which can be black, pinkish, white and fuzzy, or green-tinted. You might also notice a damp or musty smell.

SERVPRO recommends you call us as soon as you notice tell-tale signs of fungal growth. Mold spores are microscopic and can quickly break away from the colony to form new growth elsewhere in your home. Time is of the essence so we can swiftly contain the situation.

What should I look for in a remediation specialist?

When searching for a remediation specialist, there are several things to look for:

  • Fast response – we recommend calling a company like SERVPRO that is available all day, every day
  • A company that uses industry-standard equipment to remove mold
  • Proper cleanup after remediation so you do not even know they were there
  • Excellent customer service which includes following up with you after they finish the job (SERVPRO always does this)
  • A commitment to training their people to the highest standard

Why is specialist training essential?

Mold remediation is not as simple as wiping down affected surfaces. To be effective, a mold remediation technician needs first to understand fungus, and how and where it grows. Knowing the biological processes involved means that the technician knows why they must do things a certain way. This deeper understanding empowers them to make the best choices in each situation.

Before they commence cleaning, mold specialists must set up containment. We ensure our staff understands why containment matters and how to use it effectively, to decrease the chance of spores spreading.

Mold remediation involves the use of a wide range of equipment and chemicals. For example, a technician might use a moisture meter or probe to measure dampness in the air. During remediation, they might be called on to use abrasive blasters, such as dry ice or baking soda blasters, to scour mold from hard surfaces.

When cleaning is complete, technicians will use dehumidifiers, fans, and air scrubbers to dry the area and capture loose mold spores. Air scrubbers also help deodorize the room.

At all points during remediation, technicians must remain aware of health and safety and take all necessary steps to ensure they meet health and safety guidelines.

What kind of training does SERVPRO offer?

Comprehensive training is at the heart of our service.

Franchise owners undertake a comprehensive fifteen-day hands-on course to make sure they have excellent knowledge of remediation work. We train all our staff to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards. The IICRC is a non-profit specializing in training for the restoration industries.

We also invest in our staff with ongoing training opportunities. We offer a self-paced employee certification to all our technicians and give all staff access to online learning. Our team needs to be up to date with the latest cleaning techniques and equipment to obtain the best results.

Every franchise includes specialist mold technicians within its crew.

Proper training gives you peace of mind because every staff member who enters your home knows how to care for it, and how to remediate mold properly. Well-trained workers do not only remove mold – they take steps to prevent it regrowing, keeping your home fresher for longer.

If you are looking for a mold remediation company, call SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands at (508) 888-5985.

What Does a Professional Flood Cleanup Involve in Falmouth?

8/25/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding Bedroom Interior Contact your neighbors at SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands at (508) 888-5985 if you ever need help dealing with flood damage.

Flood Cleanups in Falmouth Generally Involve Standing Water Removal, Interior Drying, Surface Disinfecting, and Odor Neutralization.

Remediating flood damage in Falmouth and returning impacted homes to their pre-flood conditions requires professional assistance.  It takes expert knowledge concerning biohazards and restoration techniques, as well as high-tech disinfection and deodorization tools.

SERVPRO, a Falmouth flood damage remediation service, knows its neighborhood well and understands the yearly weather-related challenges it faces.  Our hometown, like the rest of Cape Cod, is known for its picturesque maritime landscapes.  Numerous nearby beaches and other natural environments, coupled with pleasant summer weather, make the area a paradise for sea lovers and outdoorsmen alike.  Unfortunately, the Cape also routinely suffers the effects of strong coastal storms.  These powerful weather systems impact the region year-round in the form of hurricanes and Nor’easters.  The torrential rains and winds these storms usually bring often lead to massive flooding.

What High-Tech Equipment Does SERVPRO Have to Effectively Resolve My Flooding Issue?

Our trained technicians are equipped with all the latest tools of the remediation trade. They can employ all the most advanced water extractors, drying appliances, disinfection devices, and deodorizers to resolve your flood-related problems in as little time possible.  Some of the impressive gear our experts use are:

    •    Portable and truck-mounted extractors that can rapidly remove gallons of water from your home
    •    Powerful submersible pumps that can speedily and consistently help extract large volumes of standing floodwaters
    •    Technologically advanced air blower-dehumidifier-Injectidry system networks to quickly dehumidify interior air and dry out even the most difficult-to-access areas
    •    State-of-the-art ultra-low volume (ULV) and thermal foggers that can disinfect and deodorize affected surfaces/spaces with EPA-approved aerosolized chemical agents

This commercial-grade equipment is one of the many factors that make SERVPRO more effective at flood damage remediation than its competitors.

While there is no way to escape the threat of powerful New England storms and the flooding they often bring, there are local services that can help you overcome the destruction they cause.  Contact your neighbors at SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands at (508) 888-5985 if you ever need help dealing with flood damage.

A Fire Has Ruined My Falmouth Warehouse. Who Can Help Me to Restore it?

8/21/2020 (Permalink)

A female standing in a warehouse. Fire damage to your company can be harsh, call SERVPRO today.

SERVPRO Can Help Perform Commercial Fire Restoration in Your Falmouth Warehouse Effectively.

It is traumatic to see a fire threaten your Falmouth warehouse. After a fire, you need clear guidance and efficient fire damage cleanup to reduce business interruptions. SERVPRO can remediate the fire damage and repair your warehouse quickly.  

What process do you follow when remediating fire damage?

Our technicians can take several steps to perform commercial fire restoration in your Falmouth warehouse. We can begin the process as soon as possible to prevent additional damage from taking place. Our proven fire cleanup process includes:

    • Identifying the source of the fire to determine which type of fire occurred.
    • Inspecting the areas that sustained water damage because of fire suppression efforts.
    • Remediating water damage if necessary
    • Evaluating materials that smoke and soot particles have damaged.
    • Salvaging raw materials, product stock, machinery, and commodities.
    • Treating affected surfaces for smoke smells and sealing to prevent leftover smells from leaking back into the building.

The fire was not significant. Can I perform clean up myself?

The major consequence of a warehouse fire is damage to the building. If the warehouse was manned when the incident took place, the damage might not be significant. However, it is not advisable to attempt any self-cleaning without consulting fire restorers. It is crucial to pretest residues, choose the appropriate cleaning agents for the ruined surfaces or items, combine deodorizing agents with the right cleaning solutions, and use correct dilution rates to get the best results.

It is also necessary to identify the type of ruined surface to determine which cleaning products and methods are safe to use on the surface. Taking care to preserve the materials or surfaces one is cleaning, is also crucial because the cleaning process can ruin some materials, rendering them unrestorable. You also need special equipment to apply some chemicals. At SERVPRO, we have a wide range of industry-specific cleaning equipment and products that can provide you with the best chance of completely restoring your warehouse and salvageable contents. We are competent in performing repairs. Our general contractor's license number is CS-108357.

What should I do with non-salvageable items? 

Damage to the contents is a severe consequence of warehouse fires. We can try to salvage a majority of fire-damaged items. However, it is not possible to restore some items. We can remove the ruined item from the warehouse and determine what is ruined beyond repair and what we can salvage. Before throwing out things, take an inventory of all the damaged contents so that you can include them in your insurance claim.

After a fire loss, you need a company that can complete the restoration process quickly and effectively. Call SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands at (508) 888-5985 for assistance. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Can I Do To Protect Documents From Flood Damage In North Falmouth?

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

flood damaged property If you are concerned about flood-damaged documents, give SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands a call.

North Falmouth Owners Want To Know Their Documents Are Safe From Flood Damage

Residents of North Falmouth know that relevant paperwork is all too easy to lose or damage. Most of us have at least a handful of vital documents that need to be kept safe, such as birth certificates or insurance documents. But have you ever thought about keeping your records from harm in the event of a flood?

Flood damage in North Falmouth affects every part of the home. Depending upon the severity of the flood, homeowners could find themselves facing warped floors, damaged drywall, soaked carpets and chairs, and water-damaged documents. No one wants to deal with flood damage, but thankfully SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands is here to help.

One primary concern in the event of a flood is the loss of irreplaceable documents. So what can local homeowners do?

Which documents should I protect from flood damage?
There are some important papers which you should always protect if you can, including:

Household documents – mortgage papers, car lease or ownership papers, and insurance policies
Medical documents – medicine scrips, vaccination records, and health insurance information
Personal records – birth, marriage, and adoption certificates, degrees, passports, and social security cards
Pet records – adoption or purchase certificates, vaccination records, and microchip numbers
Financial documents – bank details, wills, IRS details, bank statements, tax records, 401(K) details, and receipts

Are there any other details I should add?

The above list covers the necessary paperwork you should protect. However, SERVPRO recommends writing down the following details and adding them to your papers:

    •    Doctor contact details
    •    Emergency contact details such as families and friends
    •    Contact information for utility providers
    •    Photocopies of credit cards and drivers licenses

You can also keep precious family photo albums with your essential documents. You might also consider backing important electronic files up onto flash drives and keeping those with the collection.

What is the best way to keep my documents safe?

It's a good idea to gather all your essential information together as soon as possible before disaster strikes. SERVPRO suggests investing in waterproof storage boxes or cabinets for your valuable personal effects. Please be sure to choose waterproof units rather than just water resistance. If you can purchase storage that is fireproof as well as waterproof, that's even better.

    •    Keep your boxes or cabinets away from windows and doors, where water can enter your home. Store them on shelves at least six inches from the floor, if possible, and preferably on your home's upper story.
    •    You might also consider renting a safe deposit box outside of the home for specific documents that you do not require access to often, such as retirement funds, insurance policies, and investments.
    •    Take photocopies of all essential documents, and put extra copies on a flash drive. Always have a set of copies stored securely away from the original set.

Can I do anything to prevent floodwater from entering?

    •    Prevention is always better than cure, so you must try to prevent flood damage from occurring. Maintain your home regularly and take care of any broken gutters, missing roof tiles, or worn door and window seals you find.
    •    Keep your pipes and gutters clean. Remove leaves and gunk from your gutters, especially after a downpour, and keep your pipes well protected to prevent freezing and breaking.
    •    Take good care of your plumbing system. Check for leaks or drips, and deal with any issues as soon as you find them – do not delay.
    •    Look after your appliances – make sure the tubes and connectors are in good condition at all times.

Can SERVPRO help with my documents?

If you are worried about flood-damaged documents, call SERVPRO. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, and we have technology that can help restore damaged materials.

Our technicians will examine your papers and give you an honest assessment to which can be saved and which cannot. For those that can be saved, we employ techniques such as vacuum freeze-drying and gamma irradiation cleaning to preserve and cleanse certificates, papers, books, policies, and more. Our vacuum freeze-drying method is the same one that is used by the Library of Congress.

We can also help you digitize your documents so that you can access them more easily in the future, and you will have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your documents are properly backed up.

Our teams also take care of every other aspect of flood damage restoration, from water extraction and cleaning of all soft furnishings to drying and deodorizing. We are available 24/7, which means there is always someone on standby to help you in the event of a disaster.

If you are concerned about flood-damaged documents, give SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands a call at (508) 888-5985.

Is a Wet-Dry Vacuum Enough to Remove Water From my Home?

7/30/2020 (Permalink)

Water heater caused a flood No matter when you make the call, we have technicians who can assist you.

Protect your Sandwich Home by Inviting a Professional Service and their Water Removal Equipment.

Imagine the water heater of your Sandwich home breaking and leaking all over your kitchen and living areas. It may leak overnight, allowing the water to travel freely throughout your home, soaking walls, carpets, and baseboards. Your first reaction could be to go to your local store to rent a wet-dry vacuum to resolve the situation. Even though this is a logical step, you may fall short and leave water hiding throughout your home, which can later cause issues such as mold or a weaker structure.

For our neighbors in Sandwich, water damage restoration is a job for our SERVPRO team. We are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC), which parallels our experience in restoring homes like yours. Even if your water damage does not appear extensive, call our 24-hour hotline for our expert opinion. You might be surprised by how quickly water can seep into your home and set the stage for significant damage.

What is the best equipment to extract water?

Water extraction is not a one-size-fits-all approach. The volume of water, the materials in your home, natural humidity and many other factors play into our ability to restore your home. It is not uncommon for Sandwich homeowners to feel like excess moisture is under control only to realize later that water was hiding under baseboards or within a wall cavity. Our SERVPRO crew has several measuring tools at its disposal, including infrared technology, which can pinpoint problem areas. We can also use one or several of the following to remove water and restore optimal humidity levels-

Truck-mounted pumps which we can connect to municipal sewers as needed

Submersible pumps to place within your home

Wand extractors to access the hard to reach corners of your home

Don't underestimate the impact of water to your home. SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and the Islands is available at (508) 888-5985 whenever a leak occurs. Let us work with you to leave your home, "Like it never even happened." 

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After Fluid Removal, Who Helps Repair the Damage Water Did in My Falmouth House?

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged room; SERVPRO drying equipment being used; flood cuts on drywall to enable drying Sometimes flood cuts in the drywall are necessary to dry water damaged homes.

Skilled Extraction and Structural Drying Sets the Stage When SERVPRO Completes Water Damage Repair in Falmouth  

Water is incredibly corrosive to a wide range of conventional building materials in your Falmouth dwelling. Even if we remove the liquid water and promptly absorb moisture, some structural components might need repair, replacement, or rebuilding if the damage is severe enough. Hiring a firm that provides a full spectrum of restoration services streamlines the project and saves you from the necessity of finding more than one contractor. 

What Kinds of Structural Repairs Should I Look for After a Water Loss? 

The list of water damage repairs for your Falmouth home is somewhat predictable for our experienced crews, but we are always open to the unexpected. We see the effects of water incursions frequently, if not daily, and have a robust range of strategies to mitigate and remediate the affected areas in anticipation of any rebuilding needed. Damaged highly hygroscopic (quick to absorb water) materials might include: 

  • Drywall
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Unfaced insulation
  • Particleboard 

Do Hygroscopic Materials Always Need Repairs and Replacing? 

Some materials with a high permeance factor can survive a brief soaking if water cleanup and focused drying are immediate. Few scenarios exhibit this “perfect” response, and instead, SERVPRO crews assess and plan an intervention for irreparable damage. Crumbled gypsum wallboard needs replacement, as do bulging ceiling materials threatening a loss of structural integrity. Particleboard can warp, dislodging the materials it underlies. Wet insulation packs down, no longer able to deliver the desired R-value. Controlled demolition choices such as flood cuts also require repair. 

Who Completes the Water Damage Repair?  

Although some disaster response companies stop short after water removal and drying, our team provides wrap-around build-back services. We have four decades of construction experience and a dedicated rebuilding division and are confident we can manage your water damage repair start to finish.     

Count on SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands to mitigate, remediate, and restore the water damage in your home. Call (508) 888-5985 for rapid response and reliable repairs.

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Contractor Licenses:

General: CS-108357