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Addressing All Fire Damage Carefully in Your Sandwich Property

7/20/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged living room with debris and soot everywhere When a fire happens on your property, you may not know who to turn to for remediation services. Team SERVPRO is fast to the scene to assess and help.

Fire Damage Services are Multi-Faceted – Call SERVPRO to Your Sandwich Home for Superior Results!

A lot is going on around your property once you have any fire. Not only is there chaos from first responders on the scene to extinguish the flames, but you also have to think about house fire clean up. Having a team like SERVPRO to handle fire restoration efforts gets results faster while even saving you money. We are available 24/7 to tackle the fire and smoke damage so that you can get your life back in order.

Fire damage in Sandwich is never a one-size-fits-all type of project. Instead, our crew chief sets a plan in motion based on the initial assessment of your fire damage. From there, the process gets adjusted accordingly so that the SERVPRO team can better achieve our goals.

Our emergency service fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup generally include:

  • Handling charred building materials and debris removal
  • Picking up standing water as well as leftover moisture and chemicals used to extinguish the blaze
  • Taking precautions with indoor air quality (IAQ)
  • Pack up, move out services to relocate contents for safekeeping or off-site cleaning and restoration
  • Odor removal with the help of air scrubbers, foggers, and hydroxyl generators

With any fire event, soot and smoke residue can be an issue. Our trained technicians know the best placement and settings for our HEPA filtration equipment to get results. Stubborn smoke residue and soot particles become a formidable threat to any contents and materials, so we take the time to inspect every surface to ensure nothing gets left behind carefully.

SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands is available to address your needs when you have fire damage within your home. Call our office at (508) 888-5985, and we can send a team out as soon as possible.

Why Take Special Consideration in Falmouth When You Need Water Restoration?

7/15/2021 (Permalink)

a water damaged ceiling Has a water damage emergency disrupted your routine? Team SERVPRO can help with water removal and remediation services.

SERVPRO Understands the Needs of Falmouth Residents, Which Allows Us to Make Water Restoration Easier!

When it comes to water removal services, you want to know that you have experienced technicians on the job. Calling SERVPRO to your Falmouth property gives you peace of mind knowing that our IICRC-certified water restoration technicians (WRT) have the training and skills necessary to safely and effectively adapt and execute any water damage remediation needs. Once we get done, your home is left “Like it never even happened.”

Why SERVPRO for Water Clean-Up and Restoration?

Whether you have basement flooding or ceiling leaks, we have proven methods to restore everything to pre-event condition. Water restoration in Falmouth with SERVPRO on the job also means you have assistance with documentation for efficiently facilitating your insurance claim. Some of the other reasons Falmouth residents can turn to us for water removal services include:

  • We feature affordable rates and gladly work with your insurance provider.
  • Our IICRC-certified crew always works under the mentality that it is better to restore versus replace, saving you money overall.
    • Should your project call for emergency services water damage repairs, you can count on us to arrive within hours of initial contact.
    • We take pride in being a locally-owned and operated franchise featuring technicians with advanced training and experience with Falmouth climate and weather events to help achieve the best results.
    • You can rest easy knowing that our organization is insured, licensed, and bonded – meaning you are protected at all times.
  • Our controlled demolition services are second to none. This means that your interior gets left “Like it never even happened,” once we are finished. General Contractor License #: CS-108357

SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands is ready to go when you need skilled water restoration. Call (508) 888-5985 to have a crew dispatched to your property.

Can Flood Removal Occur in a Sandwich Basement with a Broken Sump Pump?

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

flooded basement reflecting water When your Sandwich area basement suffers a flooding--Call SERVPRO for water removal

SERVPRO has Specific Equipment to Handle Deep Standing Flood Water in Sandwich Properties

When heavy storms hit the Sandwich area, and the sewer drains get overwhelmed, sometimes the floodwater can back up into homes and businesses. This situation can get remedied rapidly if the sump pump is in working order and the drainage system is still flowing. But what if it isn't?

SERVPRO performs rapid flood removal in Sandwich properties no matter how much basement flooding has occurred. The techs have both the training and equipment to remove it. When the storm drains are overwhelmed by heavy rains, the techs can dispose of the wastewater in separate receptacles.

Many basements tend to be catch-alls for storage; moving boxes and articles away from the water needs to occur early in the flood restoration services. SERVPRO techs work quickly to get items up and off the floor, so the extraction goes more rapidly and protects contents.

When the homeowner has a finished basement, floodwater can do greater damage than tile. The glue-down carpet tends to delaminate and requires removal and disposal, leaving a concrete slab substrate to dry. In cases where the basement has finished walls, the sheetrock over the cinder block may deteriorate rapidly and require more than flood cuts but complete removal to dry the interior. Fortunately, this SERVPRO location has a general contractor license #CS-108357 and can offer any water damage repairs needed, from re-installation of flooring to re-finishing a basement.

Commonly Used Professional Water Removal Equipment and Applications

  • Manual tools
  • Submersible pumps
  • Trash pumps

SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands at (508) 888-5985 serves the Sandwich community with 24/7 availability of fast, efficient flood removal.

Can a Falmouth Business Stay Open During Commercial Fire Restoration?

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

servpro display table green banner Need fire damage cleanup and restoration for your Falmouth business.? Here is the phone number to call.

SERVPRO Techs Can Get Falmouth Businesses Reopened Rapidly Through Professional Fire and Smoke Remediation

After commercial fire damage happens in a Falmouth business, one of the most crucial questions business owners want to know is how quickly they can reopen. There is no one size fits all, but after scoping the structure and contents, SERVPRO can give a reliable estimate and will work to get the company back to normal operations as soon as possible.

SERVPRO does not advise a Falmouth business undergoing commercial fire restoration to remain open, and the reasons why are many. Fires can release toxic particulates into the air, and this residue can also land on surfaces and articles in the building. SERVPRO technicians wear protective gear to protect against the soot and residues within the structure during the fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup.

Air quality is a huge concern during the fire mitigation service. SERVPRO runs air scrubbers and uses containment over vent and doorways to limit airborne cross-contamination. Before the business reopens, the techs can inspect the HVAC and duct work to ensure smoke odors are not trapped within the system and perform a deep cleaning if needed. When the business reopens, there are no fire reminders anytime heat or air conditioning kicks on.

Safety On-Site During Fire Restoration

  • SERVPRO identifies potential slip and fall or structural hazards
  • Use of generators when the electricity is non-functional

When your Falmouth business needs commercial fire restoration, call SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands at (508) 888-5985 . The trained, certified techs are available 24/7 to make the damage, "Like it never even happened."

What Should a Falmouth Homeowner Do First After Flood Damage?

6/6/2021 (Permalink)

flooding removal basement, equipment SERVPRO dries contaminated flooded Falmouth basements with advanced equipment

SERVPRO Techs Are On-Call 24/7 for Flood Restoration in Falmouth Properties

Interestingly enough, landlocked states are eight times more likely to receive flood damage, according to FEMA. While not landlocked, Falmouth properties, with their proximity to Buzzard Bay and Nantucket Sound, are at risk of flood damage when heavy storms roll into the area. Knowing what to do can assist in saving a house and contents from ruin.

SERVPRO arrives rapidly for a Falmouth flood damage remediation job, but there are things homeowners can do before the techs arrive on-site. If a portion of the home is affected, such as a basement, close off the entry points to avoid cross-contamination in other home areas. When the entire home receives floodwater, evacuate people and pets, until SERVPRO arrive.  Typically, the water is considered black water. Plus, the technicians have protective clothing that inhibits the chances of touching the floodwater during the extraction and disposal process.

Things Not to Do Before Flood Restoration Begins

  • Do not come into contact with the water
  • Wait to remove important items; SERVPRO can handle it
  • Do not test electronics that took on floodwater
  • Turn off the electricity if it is safe to do so if water is close to outlets or fixtures show signs of water damage such as water inside of light bulbs

SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands at (508) 888-5985 serves the Falmouth area with 24/7 availability for flood damage cleanup and restoration services.

What Can the SERVPRO Green Fleet Do for Water Damaged Sandwich Properties?

5/19/2021 (Permalink)

Boots in flood water with logo Water damage in your Sandwich property can be overwhelming. Let the experts help you. Call SERVPRO at (508) 888-5985.

Fast Mitigation Services are Possible for Sandwich Homes With our Fleet of Service Vehicles.

Water mitigation is a vital need for structures after burst pipes and other threatening conditions. To reduce where water damage repairs might be necessary, our SERVPRO professionals implement several mitigation tactics and emergency services water damage to help, including:

  • Water Removal
  • Content Relocation
  • Moisture Detection
  • Controlled Demolition

Can SERVPRO Handle Large Loss Water Mitigation for Sandwich?

From the warehouses and manufacturing properties to medical facilities, large loss water mitigation in Sandwich is also a constant need. The same fast mobilization that benefits residential customers can push our water restoration team to reach damaged commercial buildings quickly as well. We have trailered generators, desiccant dehumidifiers, and other industrial-grade mitigation equipment to help manage rapidly changing conditions.

When your home or business needs water mitigation, our SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands team can help nearly every step of the way. Call us today at (508) 888-5985.

What Immediate Mitigation Actions Are Needed for Falmouth House Fire Clean Up?

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle Our certified technicians come prepared with state of the art equipment your property needs after a fire incident occurs.

After a Fire, Several Cleaning Actions are Vital in Reducing Reconstruction Needs. 

As leading fire restoration professionals for the area, we have the experience to address many of the pressing concerns in a home after a structure fire. Mitigation and emergency services our SERVPRO team provides can help to address immediate obstacles such as:

  • Air quality
  • Debris
  • Soot
  • Standing water

How Do Fire Restoration Costs Get Determined?

Thorough and complete estimations are part of our 1-4-8 promise to customers needing fire restoration in Falmouth. We can respond within an hour to a call or click, have technicians to the property in four, and have a detailed estimate in the hands of your insurance provider within eight. This is vital with fire recovery as the situation can worsen the longer mitigation and house fire clean up is not happening.

While you cannot always prevent disasters like house fires, we are a trusted team to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” Give our SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands team a call anytime you need us at (508) 888-5985.

Preserving Falmouth’s Historic Structures from Water Damage

5/8/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment in front of home SERVPRO technicians know all the steps to take after water damage strikes in your home.

From Water Clean up to Water Damage Repairs, our SERVPRO Team Helps Falmouth Homes and Landmarks. 

You cannot predict when water disasters might impact your home or business. With so many properties of historical significance throughout the city, a fast and reliable restoration response is invaluable. We can help with:

  • Emergency services water damage
  • Basement flooding
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Water damage remediation
  • Burst pipes
  • Flood restoration

The Historical Significance of Falmouth, Massachusetts 

While Falmouth has been around since the late 1600s, its main historical significance would be its contributions to water-powered mills and its involvement in the War of 1812. Because the area is not war-torn by destructive battles and combat that many other colonial American communities and towns would experience, many historic properties built in the late 1600s and early 1700s still stand to this day.

Iconic Landmarks and Properties of Falmouth

Because there are so many recognized structures of historical significance and in need of protection, multiple districts have formed where concentrations of these properties exist. In total, there are seven historic districts boasting hundreds of properties in total. Some of the most famous of these buildings include:

  • Josiah Tobey House – This home has been on the National Register since 1994 and has stood in its spot on Oxbow Rd since 1854. The house is one of many Greek Revival architecture examples found in the historic districts around Falmouth.
  • Lawrence Academy – Another Greek revival architectural example exists with the former school building found on Academy Lane. This building has stood since 1834 and currently serves the Chamber of Commerce business. For a brief period lasting only four years, the Lawrence Academy building was the high school for Falmouth.
  • Central Fire Station – While newer than many other structures throughout the city, the Central Fire Station has been an iconic structure serving Falmouth since 1929.

When Are Water Damage Repairs Needed in Falmouth Homes? 

Because water damage incidents can be so destructive to area homes, there is often a need for some water damage repairs to return the property to its original condition. Job scoping and damage assessment practices can determine where approaches like controlled demolition are necessary and if other emergency services and build-back are required.

When Do Repairs and Reconstruction Start? 

Because every loss situation is different from the last, we must evaluate each circumstance for its unique properties. With the general contractor license, we can begin repairs and reconstruction services as soon as possible following water damage remediation. These efforts could include replacing removed building materials during controlled demolition or replacing damaged plumbing components responsible for burst pipes. We have many ways to make it “Like it never even happened.”

We understand the urgency of getting you back in your home as soon as possible when water damage repairs are needed. You can count on our experienced SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands team. Call us at (508) 888-5985.

Falmouth Businesses Deserve Prompt Water Damage Repair

4/20/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO appliances ready for use Make sure that business resumes quickly after water damage in your office. Our crew is standing by 365 days a year for your emergency call.

Let SERVPRO tackle water damage repair and restoration at your Falmouth commercial location!

Whether you have ceiling leaks from a faulty HVAC system or you encountered burst pipes, you need to act fast so that your Falmouth business does not miss a beat. To cut back on downtime and the cost of damages, SERVPRO offers commercial restoration services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Even if you have an in-house janitorial crew, many benefits come from hiring skilled technicians for water damage repair in Falmouth. We act fast to mitigate damage and get you the results you are looking for:

  • We Restore Your Commercial Space Quickly – Our Green Fleet is equipped with extractors, pumps, air movers, and dehumidifiers to handle all kinds of water clean up jobs.
  • We Offer Expert Advice – Rather than feeling that all is lost, we can go over salvageable items, including important documents, office carpeting, and more. 
  • We Carefully Dry and Clean to Remediate Mold – The onset of mold and mildew is a significant concern with any water removal services we offer. We use moisture meters to detect any hidden pockets and adjust our equipment and timing accordingly to achieve our drying goals. We wrap up each job with the application of EPA-registered antimicrobials.

Your commercial space deserves prompt attention from a highly-trained team of water damage repair technicians. Contact SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands by calling (508) 888-5985 – we are available for emergency response 24/7!

Falmouth Property Owners: Reduce Your Fire Damage Restoration Costs

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

a SERVPRO vehicle and worker outside of a house Recent fire in your home? Team SERVPRO is ready to help with the fire damage. Contact us 24/7 with your emergency situation.

Water & fire damage restorations handled by SERVPRO ensure your Falmouth home gets back to normal with less secondary damage

House fire clean up is different from one situation to the next. Falmouth residents never expect a fire to break out, but fire damage homes need prompt attention so that you can get back to your routine faster. SERVPRO features skilled fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) to get the job done in a fraction of the time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

When you need fire damage restoration in Falmouth, we arrive within hours of your call. Our crew can start the initial assessment as soon as first responders deem your structure safe for entry.

  • We begin carefully removing all unsalvageable charred debris to dispose of it safely
  • We determine smoke residues by scoping the impacted area to identify all types to match the proper cleaning methods
  • We use dry or wet cleaning methods for capturing and removing harsh smoke and soot residues bonded with surfaces
  • Controlled demolition gets performed, as needed, to replace all materials damaged beyond repair – General Contractor License #: CS-108357
  • Thorough deodorizing and sanitizing ensure no lingering foul odors

For the best fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup you can trust, our team at SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands is here for 24/7 emergency service. Call us at (508) 888-5985, and we can send our crew out as soon as possible.