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If Your Falmouth Business Suffers Fire Damage Call The Remediation Specialists at SERVPRO Today

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

Couple at furniture store Don't let your business get destroyed by fire damage. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Protecting Furniture for Sale in Fire-Damaged Falmouth Galleries

Fire damages that affect a Falmouth furniture store can quickly become a costly disaster. With the multiple layers of effects, including both soot residues and odor permeation, furniture that does not get attention by our restoration professionals in a brief period can soon get deemed a loss. We have advanced equipment and products that can reduce the severity of these fire loss effects, and also have an entire division of our team devoted to content management to protect your inventory as much as possible.

With an entire showroom of merchandise, fire damage to Falmouth stores can be a devastating situation. Even without substantial combustion and spread of the fire, any degree of soot can be a threat that property owners cannot manage on their own. As a business owner, your priority in these situations is the safety of your employees and customers, but you also must remain concerned about what percentage of your investment in your furniture stock is salvageable. Our SERVPRO team has effective practices that can help to eliminate soot, odors, and other damaging effects that can threaten these items.

Much of the work that needs to happen with your inventory at your furniture store gets placed into the hands of our content management team. Depending on the severity of the damage and what cannot get addressed on-site, we can safely move affected items and fixtures to our nearby facility for focused cleaning, deodorization, and secure storage. In our care, we can employ cleaning techniques overseen by our Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technicians (UFT) accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.)

Non-upholstered items can often get recovered on-site with the combination of chemical sponges, deodorization equipment, and other cleaning practices. Depending on the methods used for fire suppression, our SERVPRO team must also often overcome water damage before it absorbs into wooden elements and degrades them.

Furniture can quickly show the effects of a fire loss incident and can feel impossible to restore. You can count on our SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands team to employ the latest techniques, products, and equipment to reduce your loss and keep your business running throughout the restoration. Give us a call anytime at (508) 888-5985.

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Our Swift Response Will Save Your Fire Damaged Home In Falmouth

9/5/2019 (Permalink)

 Interior of fire damaged home Give us a call today at (508) 888-5985.

Immediate Fire Damage Assessment For Falmouth Homes

We understand that sometimes the restoration and recovery of your Falmouth home after a fire might be out of your control. In many cases, homeowners undoubtedly seek the expertise and wisdom of their insurance adjusters and providers who have helped to navigate similar disasters in the past. This experience amid a crisis can be a welcomed diversion from the stress and trauma of the fire loss incident, but it also relinquishes much of the control that you have in choosing the professionals you want working on restoring your property.
While you may not put too much thought into which professional outfit addresses your Falmouth home’s fire damage, there is more to the recovery and restoration process than you might believe. Even with the insistence of your insurance provider to choose a restoration team that they have worked closely with over the years, which we can appreciate having standing relationships with nearly all of the insurance companies serving the Greater Cape Cod area, our SERVPRO team can still help.
Damage assessment is often the responsibility of a homeowner, and you might not always be ready for how weighty of a decision this can become. Over the years, many have chosen our SERVPRO professionals for this task because we can work quickly to scope the entire household for all potential threats and existing effects following the extinguishment of a fire.
While it might be tempting to perform an inspection on your own, there are two primary reasons why property owners should exercise caution with this approach. The first of these is that it can often be challenging to navigate a fire-damaged home, and you might not have the experience to identify potential structural threats that could lead to injury. Additionally, our SERVPRO team is specially trained to catalog damages that can get easily seen throughout a house as well as those that are more difficult to see.
We know that we might not always be the choice of every homeowner suffering the effects of a fire loss incident, but we are always willing to help; however, we can. Our SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands team has years of experience and highly trained professionals that can arrive quickly whenever you need us. Give us a call today at (508) 888-5985.

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The Coast Is Too Close to My Falmouth House

8/31/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment in a basement that has water on the floor. Let SERVPRO help you take care of your Falmouth flood damage.

We can help you through your Falmouth water damage.

Our coastal town of Falmouth is an enjoyable one. Its rich history and marine life are like no other in the country, as is our close-knit community. In the past few years, we continue to make history, but now it is more related to severe weather events that threaten our peace and leave us vulnerable to damage. Severe storms and downpours have left a significant number of homeowners in need of advice as they strive to restore their homes to mint condition. What many homeowners have come to realize is that a good insurance policy does not substitute for knowledgeable people guiding you in the restoration process.

SERVPRO works diligently to support our Falmouth community when there is flood damage. We understand the tribulation of seeing the water threaten your belongings; family heirlooms, pictures, and memories can fall victim to floodwaters, and it is your job to protect them. When disaster strikes you can call our 24/7 hotline and let our Green Fleet arrive at your home as soon it is safe to do so. Keeping in mind any restrictions and guidelines imposed by local emergency workers, we begin to sort through the debris to minimize your losses.

Flood damage differs from a regular burst pipe in that the water coming into your house can carry pollutants and bacteria. At SERVPRO, we recognize this critical distinction and design our work plan accordingly. Extracting water and removing any goods that can not be salvaged is a top priority for our team. We do this by understanding any environmental considerations in disposing of furniture or other porous materials and by bringing in potent pumps to remove the standing water and discard it through the appropriate sewage. As a homeowner, you do not need to know these intricacies; all you need to do is trust our knowledge and expertise as we restore your home.

Disinfecting your home is also of paramount importance. Eliminating organic matter requires a certain degree of education to apply targeted cleaning solutions to each surface. Once again, our SERVPRO crew knows the specific recommendations for each disinfecting job, and we count on up-to-date technology to be efficient in the process.

At SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands, we walk along your side when disaster strikes. Like you, we want to see Falmouth in its full glory and not ravaged by flooding. Let us be a part of the solution by calling (508) 888-5985 and let us leave your home "Like it never even happened."

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The Best Way to Handle Fire Damage Remediation in Your Falmouth Home

8/20/2019 (Permalink)

Kitchen fires happen. Don't stress about it alone. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Toxic Residues Complicate Fire Damage Recovery in Falmouth

The smoke and soot residues created by fire in your Falmouth home differ significantly from everyday grime and dirt. Not only does cleanup require different products and techniques, but the residues can be hazardous when handled without precautions. Our fire damage mitigation and remediation managers and technicians master research-based strategies and techniques through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) coursework to safely and efficiently clean fire residues. Our specialized qualifications can help you get through fire recovery.

Dangerous Substances Found in Smoke and Soot

Fire damage in Falmouth exposes the structure and contents of your home to a broad range of corrosive compounds. As various materials burn during a fire event chemicals including gases, tars, and particles partially combust and become airborne. A typical household fire destroys organic and synthetic fabrics, foams, plastics, wood and wood products, and even lead or asbestos-containing materials among other items. Breathing or handling the residues can put you and your family’s health at risk. The acidic properties of the residues discolor surfaces, tarnish metals, etch glass, and weaken building materials.

Cleanup Requires Air Scrubbing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

When SERVPRO arrives, our experienced crew assesses the scene and then gets to work. We remove and properly dispose of contaminated firefighting water first, and then turn to the lingering smoke and soot residues. Erecting a containment partition for the work area is a common tactic, using heavy-duty plastic. We seal off the space and improve its air quality with negative pressure air scrubbing technology. HEPA filters trap particles and the contaminated air vents to the outside. Our Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) wear PPE for their safety and to prevent tracking toxic fire residues through other areas of your home as they complete remediation tasks.

Every Type of Soot Has Its Own Cleaning Protocol

Soot can smear, carries malodors, and often clings tenaciously to surfaces. SERVPRO technicians are masters at matching particular types of soot with cleaning products, tools, and cleaning techniques. We also have specialized cleaning resources at our production facility, including ultrasonic immersion tubs and industrial washing and drying systems. Heirlooms and other items you feared destined for the trash can find new function and life when our contents technicians perform their magic.

SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands invests in the equipment and training needed to support safe and effective fire damage recovery results. As soon as the authorities permit, call us at (508) 888-5985 for help with toxic fire residues.

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What To Except After A Flood In Your Sandwich Home

8/13/2019 (Permalink)

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Two Flood Damage Scenarios Faced By Sandwich Homeowners

Properties can become flooded in gallons of water in as little as a few hours. These situations can either occur from external factors such as flash flooding or internal issues like malfunctioning drains or burst pipes. The resulting situation, a homeowner, being ankle-deep in standing water, is the same. Circumstances involving flooding require immediate action to control losses and restore your property to its normal condition.

Professional services can make sure that flood damage in your Sandwich home does not cause long-term issues with odor, microbial growth, or structural impact. As a homeowner, making contact with SERVPRO to organize a restoration service is essential to the significant loss recovery procedure. External flooding issues should be left alone, as these situations can be Biohazardous waste scenarios due to contaminated groundwater.

Issues with burst pipes are often clean water emergencies allowing a homeowner to carefully remove light furnishings from the affected area and onto the upper levels of the home. This procedure can help to preserve possessions while an experienced water restoration technician is on the way. However, water exerts extreme pressure on floors, walls, and cavities in the home, if you have doubts about the structural integrity of your property, wait for a professional.

Water incidents are time-sensitive, meaning that the longer the situation continues the more damage it causes. SERVPRO technicians can deploy gas pumps to quickly remove standing water from the affected area and deposit it into a nearby sewer point. Once the water is removed, we can begin an inspection of items. In some cases, items can be cleaned on-site, others may need to be taken to an external cleaning facility and some, unfortunately, may need to be discarded. SERVPRO technicians do seek to restore items rather than replace them for the benefit of the homeowner.

In cleaning possessions, your technician can conduct initial tests on a small area to make sure that the item responds well to the cleaning solution and that no further damage is caused. Large furniture can be vacuum dried using water extractors or ventilation systems like box fans. Some fabrics may benefit from mechanical cleaning using Esporta washing machines. As your technician inspects the area, each item is earmarked and given an individual strategy for restoration. By keeping control of the small details, SERVPRO can have a significant impact on your home restoration.

Take back control of painful property damage by arranging a callout with our flood recovery team. Contact SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands at (508) 888-5985.

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We Have Specialized Techniques To Restore Your Falmouth Home After Water Damage Hits

8/11/2019 (Permalink)

Our staff and technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and enough equipment to handle any size loss.

How SERVPRO Lessens Loss for Falmouth Homes with Water Damage

In cases where water drenches furnishings, the situation can look like a complete loss, and you might begin adding up the numbers for how much this water damage event costs in terms of replacing the sofa, recliner and carpeting. The good news is that the faster you involve professional water cleanup efforts, the more possessions you have the potential to save. 

When SERVPRO mitigates water damage in a Falmouth home that involves furnishings, there are specialized techniques used to ensure the best outcome. In cases where water has emanated from the floor above, not only is it common to find water in the floor joists between the stories but also damage to the ceiling below. And anything under the ceiling is in danger of being drenched.

We have specialized attachments for our water extraction equipment to work on upholstered furnishings, carpet and window treatments. Our technicians use various methods to enable faster drying of the home such as:

  • Weep holes drilled for speedier drainage and airflow during drying
  • Removal of buckled and warped sheetrock
  • Floating wet carpet during drying to limit the disruption to the home during mitigation and dry it in place
  • Tenting cushions on furnishings for complete drying

After drying the home, SERVPRO technicians scope the water damage areas to ensure no moisture remains. Complete drying and hand cleaning with our professional quality antibacterial and antimicrobial solutions often negate any water odors, however should any remain, we have several applications to eradicate foul odors. 

We possess a General Contractor License# CS-108357 and any controlled demolition necessary during water cleanup, we can also repair to ensure the house returns to its preloss condition. We work hand-in-hand with both homeowners and adjusters to ensure any restoration or reconstruction services we provide are within the range of coverage.

At the first sign of water damage, contact SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands at (508) 888-5985. Our emergency response team is ready 24/7 to turn around the water loss in your home and make it "Like it never even happened."

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If Foul Odors Remain After A Water Damage Incident In Your Falmouth Home Call Our Crew For Help

7/29/2019 (Permalink)

When water damage strikes, contact SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands at (508) 888-5985.

Fighting Odor After Water Damage In Falmouth Home

Water damage happens in so many ways, but they all have one thing in common: they are unexpected. After cleanup of a water loss, foul odors have the potential to linger.

When SERVPRO tackles water damage in Falmouth homes, our team members have certifications as Water Damage Technicians. They use state-of-the-art moisture detection equipment to ascertain precisely where the water migrated within the home. Whether it was a supply line break in a kitchen with a localized water spill affecting the cabinets and subfloor or a flood in multiple rooms from a water tank seal breach, we have different types of extraction equipment to handle the various porous surfaces such as carpet and upholstered furnishings.

Once our technicians extract the water and clean the restorable things, we dry the property. To facilitate airflow, it is occasionally necessary to drill drainage facilitators known as weep holes in sheetrock. If our technicians performed any controlled demolition techniques during clean up efforts, we have a General Contractor License and can do any reconstruction necessary to return the home to its preloss condition.

After drying, there are sometimes lingering water odors left behind. These musty scents do not go away on their own. Some methods used by our certified Odor Control Technicians include:

    •    Injection: Our technicians inject a deodorizing solution into porous items such as carpeting or upholstery, ideal for spot treatments.
    •    Ultra-low-volume-fogging: A method that uses a heated deodorizing agent that effectively neutralizes deeply embedded odors.
    •    Disinfection: Hand cleaning with our EPA-registered antibacterial and antimicrobial cleaners assist with reducing odors on surfaces.
    •    Pellets: These time-release gel pellets work to overtake water odors.

It's not unusual for a technician to apply multiple methods as water odors have the potential to emanate from numerous sources ranging such as bacteria or mold. We treat until the smell is gone.

When water damage strikes, contact SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands at (508) 888-5985. Our certified specialists are available 24/7, and since we are local, we arrive soon after your initial call because We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Our Specialists Discuss The Dangers Of Inadequate Fire Cleanup And Recovery In Your Falmouth Home

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

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Risks Of Inadequate Fire Restoration For Falmouth Homes

As much as our professionals work to provide Falmouth property owners with all of the facts to help restore fire loss effects after a disaster, these same homeowners must also learn about the risks and dangers of inadequate fire cleanup and recovery. We strive to equip residents in our area with the practices and skills to begin addressing the mitigation their property requires after an emergency, knowing that we are close by to help should that be necessary.

For the multitude of effects that make up the comprehensive fire damage that Falmouth homes could experience, we have SERVPRO professionals that are well-trained and experienced in these fields. We have education and endorsements from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in Fire & Smoke Restoration (FSRT) and Odor Control (OCT.) We cannot expect our potential customers also to have the same accreditations, and because of this, many leave their properties at substantial risk with inadequate restoration solutions.

One of the immediate risks of inadequate damage assessment and recovery for homes is the threat of structural failure. Often homeowners do not have the discovery devices to inspect all potentially damaged areas of the house thoroughly, and as such, specific materials and inaccessible areas get overlooked. With prolonged stress on these compromised regions, it can be a literal matter of time before collapse occurs.

Another pressing concern that our SERVPRO professionals would stress to DIY enthusiasts is airborne particulates and air quality threats. Often our technicians can address these concerns with filtering devices like hydroxyl generators and ozone machines, and these same pieces of equipment should get used through cleaning, demolition, and reconstruction efforts overseen by the homeowner as well.

The push for DIY restoration can help to get projects completed on your schedule and within your own set budgetary confinements, but it does not come without risks and threats as well. If this restoration becomes too much to handle or you need the professional inspection and assessment of our qualified SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands technicians, you can reach us anytime by calling (508) 888-5985.

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Our Crew Can Save Your Water Damaged Antique Shop In Falmouth

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

You can trust the expertise and advanced equipment of our crew to make water loss effects “Like it never even happened.”

Content Management For Your Water-Damaged Falmouth Antique Shop

Water damage does not always have to be excessive and widespread to cost your Falmouth businesses its profits and products. In the world of antiques, there is a distinct need to keep items in as good of condition as you can, as this is an essential component to turning it into the most considerable profit. Excessive moisture present after a small, persistent leak in bathroom fixtures of the shop area can increase the relative humidity in the building to the point of allowing deterioration or swelling of intricate woodwork.

Even with a smaller affected area, water damage in Falmouth businesses can still get out of control without the appropriate response from trained professionals with expertise and experience in water loss recovery. Our SERVPRO professionals specialize in content management, which can provide a helping hand to the items affected by the rising humidity level or direct exposure to water damages until the preventative measures of our technicians take hold in the building.

We understand the investments that your management team has made in the delicate and fragile products and items you entrust our SERVPRO team to handle. We have thorough and non-invasive practices for thoroughly drying out exposed items and even have minimalistic deodorization practices and cleaning methods for contents damaged before our team arrived on the scene. We can address both indoor air quality concerns and lingering odors with equipment like:

    •    Hydroxyl Machines
    •    Ozone Machines / Chambers
    •    Thermal / UV Foggers
    •    Negative Air Chambers
    •    Air Duct Cleaning Equipment

Because of how important many of these items are, we keep a thorough record of each item and catalog its location, condition, and stored box number. You have access to all of these items at any time that you need them to continue operating your business as you are able until your facility is ready to accept customers again when the restoration completes.

With the often lucrative business that antiquing can be, you need a team of restoration specialists that can handle the removed contents with care and consideration. You can trust the expertise and advanced equipment of our SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands to make water loss effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (508) 888-5985.

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The Hidden Mystery Behind Fire Damage Remediation in Falmouth

7/12/2019 (Permalink)

After the devastating effects of fire damage, count on SERVPRO.

Lessening the Effect of Fire Damage in Falmouth Homes 

As much as many Falmouth homeowners might like to, it is impossible to continually protect and care for your property as you might like. When disasters like fire damage occur, you have many effects that require your attention and a skilled response before they continually worsen. There are ways that even unskilled and unprepared homeowners can help to improve the condition of their property in the time it takes for our professionals to arrive on the scene. 

Understand foremost that the safety of your family is paramount and that if fire damage in your Falmouth home is too excessive or hazardous, that you should not attempt these listed objectives. Damage assessment and preliminary mitigation efforts are not worth risking your health or wellbeing for, but if first responders and firefighters have deemed the house safe to re-enter for a brief period, there are some ways that you can help our SERVPRO professionals in route to your damaged address. 

One of the primary objectives for every homeowner when contending with any level of fire damage to their property is protecting their possessions and personal belongings. As much of an investment as you have made in specific items, furniture, and electronics, these can all become part of a damage claim and replaced with coverage through your insurance. What cannot get replaced, are photographs, keepsakes, heirlooms, and other treasures. 

While you can do nothing to prevent the presence of soot, smoke, and odors in the house, you can have an active role in how they can move from the ignition point to unaffected points of the property. By shutting down the air circulation at the thermostat, you can reduce the movement of these airborne effects to unsullied points of the house. 

These are two quick tips that do not require you to be in a damaged house long in the span between when you call our SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands professionals and when we arrive a short time later. To make fire losses “Like it never even happened.” give our rapid response team a call 24/7 at  (508) 888-5985.

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