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Are Your Air Ducts Up For a Yearly Review?

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

Youroffice's airducts circulate all of the air throughout the day. This means clean air is healthy air! The air that circulates into your ducts is the same air that fills your home and is breathed in by you and your employeeseach day. We all know the importance of clean and filtered air. Cleaning your air ducts is an easy process, so let's not delay!Dust particles are cleaned away by powerful vacuums, ensuring they are not recirculating dirty air particles back into your home. They can be disinfected also if needed.
As the seasons change and you prepare for the colder/warmer months. It's time to schedule an air duct cleaning appointment. Ducts and heating systems become clogged with dust, filth, and other allergens over time. Cleaning your air ducts from time to time aids in the removal of contaminants that could be bothersome to you and your family, especially if you have breathing problems, asthma or allergies.Therefore your air ducts have an important role in keeping your air clean and healthy. They move air from your cooling and heating system in and out of each office, providing clean consistent inside air quality making your business spacemore comfortable and healthy.You can do this by removing the dust particles and pollutants from the ducts, cleaning supply and return air ducts, diffusers, and registers in each room.By doing annual duct cleanings you can prevent the following concerns in your office.

  • Mold
  • Dust
  • Air ducts infested with insects
  • Air quality in the home is improved.
  • It helps to reduce allergy triggers.
  • Costs of energy / Less expensive utility bills

For a free estimate on yourcleaning your HVAC system, contact our office at 508-676-9100!

Space Heater Safety for the Office!

5/3/2022 (Permalink)

 When in need of additional warmth many people use a portable heater or space heater. While they provide extra heat  space heaters are an alternate source of heat and aren't intended to be a primary heating source. Space heaters are responsible for 1/3 of home heat fires and 80% of home heat deaths.  Be mindful of the safety tips below when using a portable heater or space heater not only at home but also in cold offices. As any heating element can catch fire, follow the safety tips below to ensure you/your family's safety. 

  • Never leave children or pets unattended near the heating element
  • Keep 3' clearance from any flammable products (furniture,curtains,bedding, clothing)
  • Always place heater on a stable surface  ( to avoid tipping )
  • Never use extension cords 
  • Always shut heater off when not in use 
  • Do Not leave on when going to bed or leaving the home
  • Plug directly into a wall outlet never use a power strip 
  • Never pull by the cord to unplug (Unplug by the adapter)
  • Be sure the cord isn't hot to touch, check for split wires 
  • Be sure to have a smoke alarm 

In the event a fire occurs We're here to help! Contact your local SERVPRO of Fall River!

Check Out Your Air Ducts

5/3/2022 (Permalink)

In the rush of day-to-day business operations, it can be easy to let some things slip through the cracks. 

Whether that’s quarterly check-ins with vendors, updating contacts, or emailing that person about that thing from that meeting… Keeping track of everything that needs to be done can be a challenge in and of itself. 

Fortunately, SERVPRO of Fall River makes things a little easier when it comes keeping up with the integrity of your building and air quality by offering air duct cleaning services. 

Depending on the use and frequency of your facility, a thorough air duct cleaning is recommended at least once per year. This helps combat allergies, assists your employees by helping them breathe better, and in some cases, it even increases productivity.

While we know your to-do list can seem never-ending, don’t let this one fall through the cracks and regular air-duct cleaning and go a long way in ensuring a clean and welcoming office space.

For any questions regarding our air duct cleaning service, call SERVPRO of Fall River.

When It Comes to Business, Clean Makes Green!

5/3/2022 (Permalink)

Hey there south coast business owners!

A tidy, professional office sets the tone for not only your employees, but your customers. Even if your workspace is not frequently visited by your customers, a clean space can improve employee morale. 

A commercial cleaning by SERVPRO Fall River can drive revenue and productivity for your business by providing a healthier and safer environment, we can make sure that the dust is cleared, the floors are vacuumed and moped and the windows are clear.

SERVPRO can also help with emergencies, including floods, fires and natural disasters are obviously unpredictable. But, when they strike, you can depend on SERVPRO of Fall River!

Call today to schedule your commercial cleaning with our team. 

“Like it never even happened.”

Spring Season Is Storm Season

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

We know it's officially spring, but that doesn't mean it'll always be sunny days. Spring is usually the wettest season and most temperamental when it comes to New England weather. To improve your safety in your home during a storm, you should make several preparations such as creating an emergency kit, insulating your home and protecting your heating equipment, also make sure to know how to shut off all utilities.

Here are a few suggestions on how to prep your home to effectively prevail against storms, freezing rain and chilly winds:

  • Install smoke alarms and ensure proper ventilation– take precautions since fire       hazards increase drastically when flames are burning in fireplaces and the power systems are overburdened by heaters.
  • Ensure proper drainage– have downspouts and basins clear of debris and maintain the plumbing system in perfect condition so that the water from the melting ice and snow can easily find its way out and away from your property.
  • Trim bushes and trees – if you have a yard, make sure no branches spread dangerously near the house. 

Clear debris away– remove snow, ice, or even garbage from the roof to prevent collapsing and clear accrued snow away from the foundations of the house to lower the risk of flooding.

Use These Tips to Keep Your Hot Water Heater From Bursting

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

Basement flooding can cause a major headache, especially if you use your basement as a storage area or an additional living space.

The first line of defense to protect your basement is to ensure that you’re completing preventative maintenance on your plumbing, heating, and sewage systems and on your hot water tank. Most often, we get calls for water in the basement due to a hot water heater burst.

There are three main reasons why your hot water heater burst:

  1. Sediment Build-Up – This can cause overheating and deterioration. Sediment build up can be prevented by flushing and draining the tank. 
  2. Rust Corroding the Tank – Over time, water can cause your tank to rust. Your water heater comes with an internal anode rod, which should be replaced once every two years and at least annually when the warranty on the heater has expired.
  3. Too Much Internal Pressure – Pressure can build up in the tank when you set the water heater temp too high. Make sure you’re frequently testing your T&P valve at least twice a year to prevent accidents.

Overall, preventative maintenance can be the difference between a minor repair and a major disaster. In case of an emergency, SERVPRO of Fall River is prepared to be faster to any size disaster.

SERVPRO of Fall River is Here For Your Restaurant Emergency

4/4/2022 (Permalink)

Fires are an unfortunate reality, especially in the restaurant industry. The National Fire Protection Association notes that cooking equipment causes 61% of fires in eating and drinking establishments. 50% of businesses do not reopen after emergencies, such as fire. The best way to better your restaurant’s odds after a fire is to call SERVPRO of Fall River. 

SERVPRO will respond quickly, responding to the scene with the necessary equipment and resources. The first goal is to prevent further damage to your structure. This is accomplished by completing an inspection and damage assessment, then by board-up and roof-tarp services. Windows, roofs and walls are often compromised by fires. Board-up services keep your building secure.

Our technicians then will ensure that water removal and drying is completed if required and then begin the cleanup process. Any restorable items and structures that were affected by the fire will be cleaned and sanitized. Finally, SERVPRO of Fall River will assist with the restoration process, ensuring your building returns to its pre-fire condition.  We’re equipped to help with minor and major repairs including repainting or even reconstruction.

SERVPRO of Fall River is Faster to Any Size Disaster and available at a moment’s notice!

Sizzlin' Summers

4/3/2022 (Permalink)

Barbeques, fire pits, fireworks and more... these summer activities are usually tons of fun – but they can turn dangerous if proper precautions aren’t taken. 

Grill Safety

Keep grills should be kept clean and closely monitored. Keep them at least 10ft away from your home, deck rails or other structures. Avoid awnings and low hanging branches. Keep children and pets away from hot grills and always make sure that the flames are completely out prior to leaving the grill. 

Backyard Fire Pit

Fire pits should be at least 10ft away from your home, deck, garage or other structures. You should also take into account low hanging trees or powerlines. 

Always keep a hose, fire extinguisher or a bucket of water nearby incase the fire gets out of control.

Keep children and pets away from the flames. Avoid using gas or igniters. Finally, make sure that your town or city allows fires or if there are burn bans in affect.

Leave Fireworks to the Professionals

Without a license, Fireworks are illegal in Massachusetts. The National Safety Council advises that fireworks are enjoyed at public displays and not used at home. 18,500 fires are started by fireworks each year, including 1,300 structure fires. Fireworks are also dangerous can cause bodily harm, especially burns. 

Keep these tips in mind as you plan out your summer, and remember SERVPRO of Fall River is always Here to Help!

Here’s to a happy and safe summer season!

Business Owners: Have You Planned For This?

3/24/2022 (Permalink)

Business owners, do you have a plan in place in the event of a disaster?

We often see how easy it is to get so caught up with running a business that many business owners forego an emergency plan because they are “too busy.” And while disasters and daily operations don’t usually mix, if the former happens, it usually interrupts the latter as well.

However, that doesn’t always have to be the case. By having an Emergency Ready Profile in place, you can make sure a potential business interruption is just a hiccup in daily operations. 

While 50% of businesses never recover after a disaster, our ERPs help to navigate these kind of events without the frantic stress of finding key contacts and shut off valve locations by compiling this information beforehand and putting it all in one place. Whether that’s a binder or on our Emergency Profile app. You can find all the information you need with a quick turn of a page or a scroll on the screen. 

Don’t wait until its too late to put a plan in place. Contact SERVPRO of Fall River today to schedule your FREE Emergency Ready Profile. 

Picking Up The Pieces After a Fire

3/24/2022 (Permalink)

Fires can be very traumatic and significant events in one’s person. The destruction and devastation of a home or office is enough to make anyone feel the heat and pressure of dealing with the aftermath. What looks like the end is in fact only the beginning of a rebuilding process and the return to any semblance of normalcy. 

However, this path doesn’t need to be walked through alone. SERVPRO of Fall River has journeyed through disasters big and small with countless home and business owners. From small fires in the kitchen to high rise apartments in flames, our crews have the equipment and expertise to handle any kind of fire. 

If you ever find yourself affected by a fire and are not sure where to begin, call SERVPRO of Fall River. We’ll pull you back up and hold your hand through this journey. As you sift through the aftermath, we’ll be there to help restore and rebuild the pieces leftover.