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When Washing Machines Bring Water Damage to Falmouth

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

Washing machine and dryer; standing water on the floor Washing machines cause many homeowners to experience water damage each year. Inspect your hoses often and look for signs of water damage.

Water Damage Falmouth – Washing Machine Malfunction

Washing machines and dryers reside in many homes. It is not uncommon for homeowners to begin a load of laundry and then run out to complete errands, drive the kids to activities, or even go to work. Virtually all manufacturers caution buyers never to leave laundry machines unattended, yet many people do every day. Occasionally the results can be disastrous, causing significant flooding in their home from an overflowing washing machine or laundry tub.

SERVPRO provides water damage mitigation and reconstruction services in Falmouth and surrounding areas. We respond in less than four hours from your call and are available on a 24 / 7 basis. We have over 35 years of experience in the industry and also provides full repair and reconstruction services in conjunction with water, fire, mold, and storm mitigation services. Our contractor's license is General: CS-108357.

Laundry Room Floods

Water inlet hoses can leak; outlet hoses can fall out of the receptacle, or the laundry tub or the tub drain can become clogged, preventing water from draining. The result is a great deal of water on the floor that quickly spreads to adjacent rooms, soaking flooring and weeping into the drywall of your walls.

SERVPRO utilizes a variety of equipment in situations like these. We use shop vacs to remove water on hard surface floors and weighted extractors to remove water from carpeting and underpadding. We utilize moisture meters to check for moisture inside walls and hard to reach areas. Our technicians may need to remove baseboards and drill access holes in the walls to check for moisture as well as blow dry air into cavities to absorb moisture.

We deploy air movers and dehumidifiers throughout the area of your home, impacted by water damage to absorb moisture and lower the humidity levels to dry your home. We may ask homeowners to turn on the AC system to manage the humidity levels further. Our team of subcontractors can also assist with repairs and reconstruction to save time and reduce the total cost of water damage mitigation in your home.

Call SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands at (508) 888-5985 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve East Sandwich, West Tisbury, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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SERVPRO Professional COVID-19 Sanitizing Services

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

A person using a pump sprayer SERVPRO can perform sanitizing cleaning services to disinfect both your facility and it's contents.

To our neighbors and clients,
We at SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and the Islands wants you to know that we take the current status of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) seriously and are diligently monitoring the situation closely. We are prepared to respond when you need services for your business. Whether you would like to take precautionary measures to minimize the spread of germs with proactive cleaning or need to sanitize due to exposure of a person testing positive to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we can perform sanitizing cleaning services to disinfect both the facility and it’s contents.

For more information or to schedule an appointment please call us today at 508-888-5985.

Best Regards,

Bill and Beth Russell

We Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Falmouth After A Fire

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

A chimney in a home that is covered in soot and smoke damage after a fire We have state of the art equipment, expertise and experience to restore your home right away to prevent further damage.

The Smoke Smell is Driving Me Crazy!

Home fires are more commonplace than one would imagine. Among the traditional culprits, you find cooking mishaps, flammable liquids, candles, and smoking. However, many homeowners fail to realize that the use of portable heaters can also increase the risk of fire damage in your home. We usually operate under the assumption that our space heater is just a small appliance designed with safety in mind, unknowingly exposing our home and family to a potential catastrophe. Even when the ensuing fire is a small one, the effects of the flames can be long-lasting and a constant reminder of our vulnerability.

If your home in Falmouth falls victim to fire damage, your top priority should be to enlist the help of a professional service of our technicians at SERVPRO. The accident in your home can leave a wide array of consequences, including smoke and soot, as well as soaking wet items as the result of the extinguishing agents and sprinkler system. Luckily, our team is ready to apply the latest techniques to restore your home and make the fire a thing of the past. Our business acumen prepares us to tailor our solutions to your needs, regardless of the scope of the fire damage.

Very often, our SERVPRO team hears our clients complaining about the smell the fire left behind. Most people are unaware that the path of the fire, as well as the chemical composition of what burned, dictates the characteristics of its remnants. The variability in fire damage is a crucial consideration when we determine which techniques to apply in your home. For example, as we deodorize your house, we may choose to remove particles in the air by scrubbing it with filtering equipment capable of capturing small particles. Alternatively, we may choose to use a thermal fogger that deploys molecules to interact with the smell particles and counteract their strength.

SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands keeps up with the latest in restoration practices, so you don’t have to. When you call us at (508) 888-5985 after a fire, you access a team of experts working in your best interest. Like you, we want all traces of fire and smoke out of your home, so you can go on with life “Like it never even happened.”

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The Speed of the Water Removal Makes the Difference in Falmouth Homes

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

"Need Help?" We can get your property back to the state it was in before the unfortunate incident.

You Need SERVPRO’s Experts For Quick and Thorough Water Removal and Remediation 

When water damage occurs, the timer starts ticking on the degrading of the water and the loss occurring to the carpet, walls, and contents of the home. Airborne mold spores can germinate as quickly as 24 hours, and after 48 hours, the water can have bacteria that make it unsafe to handle without personal protective equipment. 

SERVPRO technicians know that the more thoroughly and faster they perform the water removal in Falmouth properties, the more loss they can help the property owner avoid. 

Types of Water Extraction Equipment 

The equipment makes the difference in how rapidly the water removal phase of restoration goes. SERVPRO techs have access to an extensive array of equipment designed for use on specific surfaces. Centrifugal pumps have the pulling power to extract deeply embedded moisture, and the addition of a weight extractor head makes it ideal for use on wet carpet and padding. Thus, saving homeowners from the stress of having to replace their carpet as a water loss. They also have the equipment to work on flooring made of tile, wood, and other substrates for the best results. 

Controlled Demolition Actions are Necessary

When water wicks into sheetrock, there is a limited time for removal and drying before permanent damage results. Once the interior core of the building materials gets wet, often, that is the point of no return, and it requires removal. SERVPRO techs halt the water loss through the use of actions such as flood cuts. This controlled demolition cleanly removes damaged sheetrock and leaves as much of the wall intact as possible. 

Going from Restoration to Reconstruction

A significant stress factor after a water loss in a home after the restoration is the repairs and rebuilding necessary to return a home to its preloss condition. When a property requires any type of repairs, the certified technicians have a general contractor license #CS-108357 and can perform anything needed to undo the results of the water loss.

Contact the certified techs at SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands at (508) 888-5985 when you need rapid water removal in your home. Their advanced equipment and restoration methods make the loss, "Like it never even happened."

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Containment Strategies to Limit Fire Damage Impact on Your North Falmouth Retail Space

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

Open sign We will get you back to business as usual. Call us anytime at (508) 888-5985.

You Need the Professionals with the Experience and Equipment Required for Fire Damage Restoration to your North Falmouth Property 

Responding with professional mitigation and remediation techniques to the immediate harm from a blaze in a North Falmouth shop or boutique is one challenge. Addressing the long-term risk of closing for restoration is another. Although your customers feel concerned about your plight, they also need to obtain the goods and services you provided before the fire. We work with you on ways to maintain a presence for your client base while restoration proceeds.

Protecting Unaffected Spaces During Restoration Efforts

When your North Falmouth shop suffered fire damage, some spaces were spared the heat and smoke. As we assess your scenario, it is essential that the damaged spaces be contained to prevent the drift of residues and odors into the non-contaminated areas. We also know if a portion of your store can remain open, your customer’s level of confidence that your business will survive this setback increases. Businesses that close their doors after a disaster fail to reopen successfully nearly 50 percent of the time.

Containment and Air Scrubbing Technology

SERVPRO crews use our construction expertise to wrap the fire damage remediation workspace in 6 mil polyethylene, sealing the edges of the containment pod using the negative pressure of an air scrubber. The scrubbing technology uses HEPA filters to capture airborne soot and other residues, minimizing odor retention and ensuring that as our team moves through, cleaning efforts do not spread the residues. This strategy also works during water extraction if needed in cases where sprinkler systems and firefighting fluids knocked down the flames. 

Fast and Mindful Response

We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, but we balance speed with respect for your need to continue operations. Expect our professionals to work diligently and efficiently, keeping areas of your business the public still accesses free of debris and equipment. Throughout the project, our project manager keeps the lines of communication open, discussing how best to coordinate the fire damage recovery with minimal impact on your business. We may adapt work hours or scale up or down the number of technicians to streamline the process. 

Count on the team at SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands to craft a creative and personalized fire restoration plan for your business. Call us at (508) 888-5985 as soon as possible to explore your options.

Contractor Licenses:

General: CS-108357

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When Your Falmouth Hotel Experiences a Water Loss Event

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment being used in hotel hallway When this hotel experienced a water loss event, SERVPRO restored the hotel quickly with minimal disruption to guests.

Commercial Water Removal for a Falmouth Hotel 

Hotels face challenges when it comes to water damage. These structures are massive compared to the average home or business, and there are many more chances for pipe leaks, burst plumbing, and other types of water damage to affect it as a result. While commercial cleaners do great for day-to-day maintenance, removing water damage in wall cavities or ceiling tiles needs more specific equipment tailor-made for extracting water. 

If your Falmouth hotel needs commercial water removal from an experienced team of restoration specialists, SERVPRO is ready to help. These IICRC-certified pros receive extensive education in water damage mitigation and restoration techniques as indicated by IICRC standards, meaning your business can expect a consistently high standard of clean based on empirical measurements and tried-and-true techniques.  

Preventing Water Damage to Your Hotel

  • Guest safety always comes first. Monitor sprinklers, plumbing, electrical systems, lighting, and smoke alarms carefully to ensure that guests all have safe and adequate infrastructure in their rooms, as well as in communal areas and conference rooms.  
  • Pay extra attention to plumbing. Water supply issues can come from a variety of sources, from frozen pipes to leaks, to rust, and a little bit of maintenance goes a long toward preventing expensive repairs and unsightly stains.  
  • Have your maintenance crew look at the HVAC. Not only are climate controls essential to your guests' comfort, but something as simple as an HVAC leak can cause extensive damage with enough time and moisture.  
  • Maintain your concrete floors. Polished concrete is the ideal surface for handling the wear and tear of foot traffic, luggage, and renovations, but without proper sealing, it too can become vulnerable to damage.  

How SERVPRO Removes Water Damage Odors

SERVPRO has industrial-grade tools needed to address water damage in your hotel, from extraction wands and rovers for pulling moisture out of carpets and wall cavities, to EPA-registered antimicrobials for removing light odors and preventing bacterial growth.  

If there is a persistent odor from damage, odor control technicians can implement ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers in your structure to release deodorizing solutions. We use hand-pump or powered sprayers for disinfection, which goes a long way toward mitigating odors by removing bacteria. 

SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands can leave your business looking, "Like it never even happened." If your facilities need cleanup fast, call (508) 888-5985 today.  

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We Get You Back In Business In Falmouth After A Flood

2/8/2020 (Permalink)

One of our green vans in the parking lot of a business Our trained technicians bring the state of the art equipment necessary to clean up your business after a storm. We are available 24/7 so call us.

Commercial Flood Damage Falmouth – Rapid Response

Flooding caused by heavy rainstorms can inundate a building within minutes. Excess water must find somewhere to go, and it usually takes the path of least resistance. Cleaning, drying, and repairs can be completed once the floodwaters recede.

SERVPRO of Falmouth has been providing commercial flood damage restoration and recovery for our clients, relying on over 35 years of experience in the industry. We also have a reconstruction division that can restore your commercial building and return your company to regular operation affordably and quickly.

Rapid Responses Reduce Total Damage

The aftermath of a flood often leaves the contents covered in mud and debris. A severe flood may also damage parts of the structure, including windows, doors, walls, and even flooring. Your business comes to a standstill, and it may not recover unless temporary arrangements can be made. Owners may need to set up an emergency operations center to process customer orders. Commercial owners can focus on this aspect, while SERVPRO can focus on the restoration of your building and contents.

We can respond in less than 4 hours on a 24 / 7 basis with the appropriate equipment to begin recovery. After assessing the situation, we can set up a staging area to move undamaged contents into. Your employees can incorporate this area into their emergency recovery planning activities.

Working closely with your team, we can remove flood damaged items. Everything else may be cleaned and dried. We can deploy water extractors, vacuum wands, air movers, and dehumidifiers to dry your building thoroughly. If there is structural damage, our contractor licenses (General: CS-108357) allow SERVPRO to save your company time and money during the restoration and repair stage. Avoid delays waiting for subcontractors.

Call SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and the Islands at (508) 888-5985 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve West Tisbury, East Sandwich, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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We Arrive As Quick As Possible To Begin Your Falmouth Flood Damage Restoration

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

A HEPA filter working in this room We have the state of the art equipment necessary to properly restore your home like this HEPA filter shown in the photo.

Flood Damage Falmouth – Dealing with the Damage

Anytime there is severe flooding, consumers are stressed, worried about their homes, their contents, and where can their family reside until the house is ready to live in again. How can the family recover from such a significant loss, and who can complete all of the repairs? Many are overwhelmed in the first hours and days after a significant flood.

Fortunately, SERVPRO has dealt with many flood damage events in Falmouth and surrounding areas. We understand how important it is to quickly assess the situation and provide our clients with a road map to repair or reconstruct their homes. We also take the time to protect the building by providing board up services as well as placing tarps on the roof if needed.

Developing a Recovery Plan

The first step for the SERVPRO crew chief once he has arrived on site, is to introduce himself and his team. Next, the client is asked to show the flood damaged area. The crew chief also needs to know the customer's priorities, unique items that should be found and cleaned, and any concerns the customer has about the damage. The technicians also require space to offload tools and test equipment.

While SERVPRO cannot make any promises about what can be replaced or repaired until the insurance adjuster has also reviewed the situation, we can develop a plan to remove debris, clean your home and make emergency repairs. We also inspect the building for any safety hazards. Electricity, bio-hazards, mold, as well as pre-existing damage, are verified.

SERVPRO reviews the recovery plan with the insurance adjuster and our client, and then begins the necessary work to return your home to its original condition, "Like it never even happened."

We are a licensed Commercial Contractor, License # General: CS-108357, and can coordinate all of the repair and construction work, saving time and reducing total costs.

Call SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and the Islands at (508) 888-5985 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Edgartown, West Tisbury, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Call The Skilled Professionals At SERVPRO To Restore Your Falmouth Home To Pre-Damage Condition

1/19/2020 (Permalink)

home after damage We have the experience and the education to return the damaged property to its preloss condition quickly.

Our Experts Can Save Your Falmouth Property

Though our franchise has been around since 2008, we have more than 35 years of experience to offer Falmouth homes and businesses when disaster strikes. Our crew has strived to exceed the expectations of our clients, and that begins with a three-part policy rooted in hard work, fair pricing, and unmatched customer service. Because of our reputation in the industry, our experts have become a preferred choice for insurance companies, property managers, and business owners for more than a decade. When you are contending with the damaging effects of water, fire, mold, or storm losses, you can count on our SERVPRO restoration services to arrive quickly, work fast, and leave your home looking “Like it never even happened.”

Part of the reason that our fire recovery team has been so successful is because of our prompt response after the disaster. It is critical for mitigation efforts to begin as quickly as possible, and our arrival in your Falmouth home can help to begin addressing the most immediate and threatening effects of a fire loss. We have experienced professionals that are on call 24/7 and can mobilize with cutting-edge equipment and products.

Many of our clients use oil furnaces to heat their homes during the often-harsh winter months, but this alone can lead to potential complications for the residence. Puff backs result from the malfunction of some elements in the furnace, including defective spark transformers or clogged components. The result can be ionized soot that collects in the corners of rooms in Falmouth homes following the path of this soot throughout the air ducts. You might not realize that a problem has even occurred in some instances, as the soot can collect in a way that appears like a spider web.

Because so many different types of fire can occur, from these puff backs to electrical and kitchen fires, you need a tailored response that suits the effects in your Falmouth home specifically. Our professionals have the training through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) and Odor Control Technicians (OCT), helping us to address each unique situation knowledgeably and confidently.

Because the first 48 hours after a water loss incident are the most critical for recovery and restoration, we waste no time getting our team together and dispatched to a damaged address. Water damage in Falmouth can be a challenge to overcome, especially in situations where significant loss events have begun, and the migration of these effects involves multiple rooms and areas of the house. Our SERVPRO team is on call 24/7 to ensure that no customer waits for the mitigation and restoration work that their property needs.

We have invested in premier drying equipment to help restore your Falmouth home fully after a loss incident. From our hundreds of air movers, positive pressure systems, dehumidifiers, and more, we have the right approach for every situation. This equipment proved useful in 2017 when a Nor’easter brought temperatures down to a severe low, freezing many pipes and keeping our Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD) trained technicians working around the clock on multiple loss incidents throughout the area.

Even with our fast response, we must take precautionary measures to help limit the prolonged moisture and dampness exposure of construction materials and contents. Our team can utilize our potent line of antimicrobial agents and products to eliminate high concentrations of mold spores present on surfaces. With the right application of these products, we can limit the presence of mold colonization even when drying efforts exceed the 72-hour threshold for your Falmouth residence.

In situations where our SERVPRO team does not get made aware of water loss incidents and persistent dampness as quickly as they could, Falmouth homes can become susceptible to mold and microbial growth. Even when these situations have already started, we can work quickly to prevent colonies from moving beyond their current positions. Between the application of potent antimicrobials and sporicides to surfaces, or the use of soda blasting and sanding approaches, there are many ways that we can remediate colonies and help manage the damage to construction materials during this process.

Air filtration is an essential aspect of our mold remediation, and this process begins with containment protocols that limit the migration of mold spores and prevent debris and dust from traveling to new areas of your home. Air scrubbers, negative air machines, and hydroxyl generators all play a role in the filtration of contaminated air and work to reduce the severity of these conditions in your property.

Insurance coverage regarding the presence of mold and microbial threats can leave many homeowners confused or unsure about what processes get coverage and which do not. Our professionals can work out these details with your insurance adjuster and investigate what remediation tasks they cover moving forward. If you are curious if mold colonization exists in your Falmouth home, our team provides free mold inspections and estimates any time you need them.

Every season brings new threats to Falmouth homeowners and business owners, as weather events remain destructive year-round. From cold snaps and heavy snowfall in the winter to the torrential rainfalls of the spring and summer, our SERVPRO team must stay prepared for any emergency. Being on call 24/7 is not enough, however, as we have fully stocked production trailers with mitigation tools, cleaning supplies, content management packing materials, and cutting-edge drying and extraction equipment. We stay prepared for the damage your home could experience.

Storm surges are a common occurrence through all of the areas that we service. We strive to achieve dry conditions within 72 hours in clean water conditions where contamination is not a concern. We have potent antibacterial and disinfection products should we need to protect structural elements affected by storm damage in Falmouth properties.

Because we have an in-house restoration team licensed (#CS-108357) to address residential and commercial rebuilding and repair, we can provide real-time emergency board-up and tarping services when disasters can still worsen. When mitigation completes, these same professionals can help to repair and reconstruct areas severely damaged by flooding in Falmouth homes.

We understand that there are many concerns you have when your home falls victim to a loss incident, but our SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands team can help. We have the experience and the education to return the damaged property to its preloss condition quickly. Give our crew a call anytime at (508) 888-5985.

We Have The Effective Removal Strategies In Falmouth After A Flood

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

One of our green machines extracting water from the wet carpet in this home We have the state of the art equipment necessary to extract the water quickly to mitigate the water damage in your home after a flood.

Storm Debris Cleanup and Water Removal in Falmouth Homes

After a flood, your Falmouth home might not even look the same as it used to. Invading water can bring untold debris and threats into the property, and these are conditions that you must recognize. It is crucial that if you are one of the first people to re-enter your home after a flood that you do so cautiously. You are looking for several potential hazards, including shock threats, structural weaknesses, holes, and dangerous debris like broken glass or contaminants.

Post-storm debris cleanup is regularly the first step in the restoration of flood damage to Falmouth homes. Our SERVPRO professionals can also utilize this time when we first begin working on your property to remove standing water to better protect your house from requiring more elaborate controlled demolition. In certain situations, our technicians must shovel out sediment, mud, and other solids deposited on the floors of the affected areas of your house. Dry and wet vacuuming can also help to remove smaller bits of debris that are not as easily removed with shoveling and sweeping.

In many situations, we cannot begin full debris removal and cleaning of the affected areas because our SERVPRO technicians must first contend with standing water. Flood damage scenarios can allow for several feet of standing water in the most directly damaged areas of the house. Because the presence of solids is expected in this water, we can utilize stronger options with larger intake hoses like our gas-powered trash pumps.

Once we have dropped the water level to no more than two inches, devices like our wet vacuums can become useful both for the present debris and for removing the remaining surface water.

Flooding can become a devastating situation for many homeowners, and this can begin with the widespread threats that can enter the property with debris and contaminants. Our SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands team have effective removal strategies and disinfection techniques that can manage these situations and make flood losses “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (508) 888-5985.

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