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Document Restoration - Swansea 02777

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

Ever think of what happens to the important documentation in a home or office that suffers from a disaster?

Well, we do! This is why in addition to disaster restoration services, we also offer document restoration services! In the event of a disaster, it’s likely important documents, photos, and even yearbooks are damaged. If they’re not kept in a fire and waterproof safe or filing cabinet, these materials are subjected to the same elements as your home or office when a disaster strikes, such as water damage. 

While one may think those documents will never be restored to their original, preloss condition, SERVPRO of Fall River thinks otherwise. By utilizing vacuum freezing techniques, IICRC certified and HIPPA compliant technicians are able to restore water-damaged documentation. Basically making it, “Like it never even happened.”

Hopefully, you’re never in a situation where you would need to utilize any of our disaster restoration services, but if you are, you can rest assured we got you covered and we are Here to Help. 

Storm Season - Seekonk 02777

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

While storms happen in every season, it’s in the months between June and November that we really experience the wrath of Mother Nature.

With experts claiming that this will be a sever hurricane season (as if 2020 hasn’t been disastrous enough!) SERVPRO crews are already mobilizing to meet the needs of countless neighborhoods and communities to assist with getting them back up and running. 

The important thing to remember when it comes to storm damage restoration is to go with a company or a brand you trust. One of the most common things that happen after a storm is the influx of out-of-town storm chasers looking to make a quick sale. While it can seem helpful at the time that they are able to get the repairs done quicker and cheaper, once they are done, however, they leave town and are nowhere to be found. Therefore, if you have any questions, concerns, and even worse, a repair was not properly made, those storm chasers are long gone. 

When it comes to storm damage restoration, trust your local SERVPRO of Fall River. 

Beware of Secondary Water Damage - Fall River 02723

6/11/2020 (Permalink)

The funny thing about water damage is even if an area doesn’t look wet, there’s always a chance that the place where the water damage occurred hasn’t properly dried.

Once water damage happens, it’s important to call a professional water damage restoration technician, like the ones at SERVPRO of Fall River, to get to work right away to restore the damage. 

The more time that is spent between the damage occurring and getting a professional on-site to restore, the less likely it is that we’ll be able to prevent secondary water damage. 

This can include: 

  • Mold growth
  • Electrical damage, 
  • Corrosion of metal materials
  • Wood rot
  • Material damage of laminate or hardwood flooring 

A good rule of thumb to follow after any disaster is this: call a professional as soon as you are made aware of the damage. The longer you wait, the more damage the disaster will cause, and the less likely it will be restorable. 

Our technicians are available 24/7/365 to assist with all emergency disasters. Call our office after your water damage to ensure it is properly dried and to prevent secondary damage. SERVPRO of Fall River is Here to Help. 508-676-9100.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry-leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high-frequency touchpoints, foot traffic, and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff performs. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for the cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Fall River today at (508)676-9100 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision-makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Green Means Clean - Fall River 02723

5/14/2020 (Permalink)

When it comes to re-opening your office or place of work after a pandemic, you don’t just want to use your regular cleaning company to wipe down your keyboards and door handles. You also don’t want to put your employees at risk by having them clean it themselves. 

To ensure the safety and peace of mind for yourself and your employees as they return to their workplaces, it's important to make sure your office or commercial building is not only clean but disinfected as well. 

SERVPRO of Fall River is more than just a cleanup company. One of our many specialties includes biohazard cleaning of all kinds. This means that our technicians are trained and prepared to handle biohazard disasters, including the disinfection of viral pathogens with our proprietary, hospital-grade, CDC approved disinfectant, SERVPROXIDE™. 

Not only are we able and well-equipped to handle all of your commercial disinfection needs, but you will also be able to confidently say that your location has been cleaned and disinfected by a professional cleaning company certified by the IICRC. 

For all disinfection questions, call the green team, SERVPRO of Fall River 509-676-9100

Hurricane Preparedness Week - Fall River 02723

5/8/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know that the first full week of May is Hurricane Preparedness week?

Hurricane season begins June 1st and ends on November 30th. We hope these tips will come in handy for when you’re preparing you and your household members for an unpredictable season. 

  1. Make an emergency communication plan: where to go, what to do, how to reconnect.
  2. Make sure you know your community’s evacuation plan and route
  3. Collect and safeguard critical documents and records
  4. Pack an emergency kit with items such as food, water, flashlights, medication, and phone chargers
  5. Know where your gas shut off valve and electrical shut off are located. 
  6. Protect your pets by making an emergency plan and kit for them. Remember to include medication if needed. 

Being “Ready for whatever happens” is one of the many things we pride ourselves in at SERVPRO of Fall River. Hopefully, these simple tips will help you to also be prepared in the event of a natural disaster, such as a hurricane. 

And a last tip and reminder: when faced with property storm damage, call your local SERVPRO of Fall River - we’re Here to Help! 508-676-9100

Tips to Prevent Dryer Fires - Seekonk 02777

5/8/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know that dryer vent fires are the second leading cause of residential fires in the nation? If you’re not regularly servicing your dryer, you run the risk of falling victim to a dryer vent fire. Here are some things to keep in mind to ensure that your dryer keeps the heat inside:

  1. Use a professional installer 
  2. Regularly service your equipment
  3. Keep the surrounding area free of flammable materials 
  4. Clean the lint filter before and after each load of laundry
  5. Use only rigid or flexible metal venting material
  6. Ensure air exhaust vent pipe is unrestricted
  7. Do no overload
  8. Inspect Gas Lines
  9. Use the correct plug and outlet
  10. Never run the dryer when you leave home or are sleeping. 

While these steps are simple and pretty easy to carry out, they are also crucial in helping to prevent a dryer fire. If you find yourself dealing with the heat outside of the dryer, call SERVPRO of Fall River (508) 676-9100 for our fire and smoke damage restoration services. We’d be glad to help!

It's Getting Hot in Here - Seekonk 02777

5/6/2020 (Permalink)

Summer is the season for opening up the windows and letting the breeze flow through. Or in many cases, cranking up the A/C because the air is too hot to bear. 

It’s no secret that during the summer months, in an attempt to escape the heat and humidity, most people leave the A/C running all hours of the day — whether they are home or not. 

While that’s a great way to ensure your home is always cool, it’s also a great way to increase your risk of an electrical fire. Air conditioner units, like any other type of equipment or machinery, needs to be regularly inspected and serviced. Neglecting your central air conditioner unit can cause you to skip over small adjustments that could play a big role in preventing an AC fire. Make sure to regularly service your AC unit to ensure all parts are working correctly, such as having a professional replace the fan therefore preventing heat traps that may cause the temperatures to rise and ignite the combustibles near the heating pipes. 

It would be ironic to have the AC unit be the cause of a home fire. This is why we at SERVPRO of Fall River hope this leaves you aware of the potential dangers an AC unit, if not served regularly, can cause. 

While we are not AC professionals, our technicians are thoroughly trained to deal with fire and smoke damage restoration. Call our office at 508-676-9100 for a free estimate. 

Spring Into Action - Swansea 02777

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

With spring and storm season making their arrival known with heavy rains and winds, it’s no surprise to question if your home is up for the challenge of dealing with another wet season that’s watering more than just plants and soil.

Oftentimes, it’s only until a disastrous event caused by heavy rains and floods that reveal certain areas in our home or office that need extra attention. And while the spring is the typical season for most home repairs and projects, it may be too late to prevent damage from occurring.

While the main focus can be on landscaping and opening up the pool in preparation for summer cook-outs, if you’re not proactive, your lawn may not be the only thing getting watered. Homeowners should use this time to check key areas in their homes to prevent water from seeping into their homes. 

Those areas include the attic to check for leaks in the roof, as well as the basement to ensure your sump pump or french drain is working properly. You can also take this time to visually inspect if there are any cracks in the foundation. A great way to protect the lower level of your home is to waterproof your basement. This provides an extra level of protection which comes in handy when living on the coast and in high flood areas. 

However, if surprise disasters still occur, you can be certain that it’s never a surprise for the technicians at SERVPRO of Fall River. Our crews are highly trained and IICRC certified when it comes to restoring your home or office after water damage. No matter the season or the hour, we’re available 24/7/365 (366 on leap years) to make your water loss “Like it never even happened.”

Back Off My Grill - Swansea 02777

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

The sun is out and so are the grills! If you’re anything like most south-coasters, you’ve been grilling outside since the weather hit 55 degrees. There’s nothing like it!

While we’re just like anyone else that enjoys a good barbecued meal, it’s important to take the correct precautions before dubbing yourself as the Grill Master — such as making sure your grill is at least 10 feet away from your home or structure. 

The truth is, accidents happen. Sometimes it’s a stroke of bad luck where sparks turn into explosions with the help of propane tanks. Other times its simple distractions, like pets or kids that occupy our attention for a second too long. No matter the cause, the outcome is the same and ends with a fire that can damage your home or worse, you and your guests. 

Per fire prevention officials, It’s recommended to keep grills, fireplaces, and any open flames at least 10 feet away and at a safe distance from your home or structure. Officials also recommend having a fire extinguisher handy in case the flames get to be too much. 

When disposing of coals and ashes, make sure to properly extinguish the fire with water and place the ashes in a metal bin. Trust us, there’s nothing that ruins a cookout more than a fire that's gotten to be too big for its grill. 

When disasters such as these happen, the important thing is to call 911 first, and then your local SERVPRO of Fall River. Our technicians are trained in fire and smoke damage restoration and will make sure your grilling season isn’t completely ruined by making your disaster, “Like it never even happened.”