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Here to Serve - Fall River 02720

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Fall River, we understand that your loss is the loss that matters most. However, there are always some cases that stick with us long after we load up our equipment and leave after a job well done. One of those jobs happened on September 11, 2001. 

Many SERVPRO franchises across the nation were called to help restore one of our country’s most important buildings, The Pentagon, after the terrorist attack on that fateful day. While we were honored to have been chosen as the clean-up and restoration company for such a significant assignment, we knew it was not a job only one franchise could handle.

This is why, just like many Americans banded together to help one another, SERVPRO franchises also combined forces to get the job done. When large disasters happen, it’s important to have the necessary manpower to restore and clean-up the mess as quickly and correctly as possible. 

At SERVPRO of Fall River, we are faster to any-sized disaster, no matter how big or small. 

Back to School Safety Tips - Fall River 02724

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

Each new school year brings its own set of changes and challenges for parents, guardians, and children. As a parent or guardian, you may be trying to figure out of modes of transportation and schedules for your young one. Your child, on the other hand, maybe worrying about who they’ll sit with at lunch or if they’ll have classes with any of their friends.

These are all common and worthy worries, however, there is one important precaution that is often overlooked: an emergency preparedness plan. Below are a few tips to help you plan in case of an emergency

  1. Teach your child what to do in case of a fire: get low to avoid smoke inhalation or feeling doorknobs for heat before opening them. Have a fire escape plan in place.
  2. Have a designated meeting place outside of your home
  3. Designate a person (preferably not local who may be affected by the same disaster) that everyone can call if you are separated. 
  4. Practice drills!
  5. Put together a first aid kit with enough food and supplies to last you a few days. Here is a link for what should be in the kit
  6. In the event of an active shooter, teach your child to “run, hide, fight.” Click here more information about what to do in the event of an active shooter.
  7. Teach children how to call 911
  8. If you’re unable to pick up your child from school, establish a pre-discussed “password” for the person that will be picking them up. 
  9. Always familiarize yourself with the school’s emergency and lockdown plans and procedures. 
  10. If your child requires any medication, have extra doses stored in the nurses’ office in case they may have to spend the night at the school. 

Disasters can happen at any moment. Preparedness is the key to ensuring you and your family make it out safely. While SERVPRO of Fall River is “ready for any sized disaster” we want to make sure you are too. 

For additional information, check out the resources below:

FEMA - Preparing Children for Disasters

Preparing Kids for Natural Disasters

New Homeowners: Watch for These Common Causes of Water Damage - Somerset 02726

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

Leaky pipes are just one of the many causes of water damage.

They say its a buyer’s market in the real estate industry, which means plenty of first time home buyers are making the jump from renting to property ownership. If this is you, congratulations! While the thought of homeownership is exciting and filled with endless possibilities of design and dreams of the memories you'll create in your new space; there are also endless possibilities for all kinds of disasters to occur. Below are a few common causes of water damage that SERVPRO of Fall River is often called to. Make sure to look out for:

  1. Air Conditioners

Make sure your A/C unit is serviced regularly, at least once a year. As the A/C removes moisture from the air, it can build up in the unit and leak into the flooring and drywall, potentially ruining it and causing a mold problem. 

  1. Dishwasher

If your dishwasher isn’t properly sealed, this could be because the latch is broken or the wrong soap was loaded. Address any leaks immediately and repair or replace your unit if needed. 

  1. Washing Machine

Check the underbelly of your washing machine to ensure it is not leaking beneath the unit. Performing regular checks and inspections will also go a long way in preventing more serious water damages from occurring.

  1. Leaking Pipes

Probably the most obvious cause of water damage on the list. A good way to keep an eye out for leaky pipes and faucets is keeping tracking of your water bill. If you noticed a spike in the bill recently, it could be cause for concern. Contact your plumber to inspect the pipes as there could be a quick fix as easy as tightening bolts. 

  1. Clogged Drains

Clogged drains can cause more than water damage, these issues can lead to mold growth if not properly and timely addressed. Clogged drains can cause all kinds of nasty backup problems in the toilet, showers, and sinks. The best way to avoid this stinky disaster is by calling a plumber to check your drains if they are frequently clogged. 

Don’t let the excitement of homeownership keep you from the responsibilities that come with it. However, if you find yourself in muddy waters (that’s probably not actually mud) or with any kind of water damage on your hands, feel free to call SERVPRO of Fall River at 508-679-9100 to make all your water damage issues “Like it never even happened.”

Are You Ready for the Storms? We Are! - Somerset 02724

8/8/2019 (Permalink)

As a home or property owner, it can be worrisome to hear the meteorologist on the news issue flash food warnings or storm and wind advisories. While there are alway precautions that can be taken, Mother Nature has a mind of her own, and one that doesn’t mind manners when it comes to affecting homes and businesses. 

At SERVPRO of Fall River, we understand the dangers that storms can bring to properties in the areas it affects. No matter how well you prepare, disasters happen unexpectedly and can trump even the best-laid plans and systems in place to keep things running smoothly. 

However, when systems fail and disasters strike, it’s good to have a restoration company you can trust to get your home or business back to working condition. SERVPRO has the expertise and capabilities to be the restoration company you call on when the unexpected happens. If you ever find yourself as the victim of the latest storm, call SERVPRO of Fall River, we’re “ready for whatever happens.” 

Commercial Air Duct Cleaning - Somerset 02726

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

Did someone say "hairball"? Not anymore, thanks to SERVPRO of Fall River!

Recently, our techs were called to the rescue at a local veterinarian’s office. Thankfully it was not for a biohazard case! But what they saw was a true crime: dusty air ducts. Because of the nature of the business, pet dander and fur contributed to the excess amount of dust trapped in the vents. 

We’re glad they called SERVPRO of Fall River to handle the cleanup and get the vents looking brand —or, you know, “like it never even happened!” Our techs walked out of that office breathing better and cleaner for the fur babies that walk in. 

In addition to air duct cleaning, SERVPRO of Fall River also offers carpet cleaning and tile stripping services for our commercial clients, outside of our disaster restoration services. 

Call us today for a free, no obligation estimate: 508-676-9100

Ready for Storm Season - Swansea 02777

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

When storms come, they not only bring strong winds and high water to flood our streets. Storms are also known to bring all sorts of unpredictable and disastrous damage to homes and offices. 

At SERVPRO of Fall River, we’re prepared for it all. When heavy rains and strong winds beat against our lovely south coast community and almost tore it down, we we there to restore the damage to many homes and offices throughout the area. When our neighbors in Warwick were flooded, literally, with disaster calls we loaded up our trucks and helped to restore the damage. We’ve even been part of the national response team following the attack on September 11, 2001 at the Pentagon. SERVPRO has been to it all, seen it all, and is prepared for it all. This storm season, you can sleep secure knowing SERVPRO of Fall River is just a call away. We are ready for whatever happens. 

Unpredictable Storms - Fall River 02721

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Living in southeastern Massachusetts, beside the ocean and the waterfront, it’s not uncommon to see nasty storms make their way through our cities and towns. Flash floods here, windstorms there, the usual climate of New England. 

Though we consider these kinds of storm common, what really catches us off guard is the damage these storms leave in their wake. Whether that’s fallen trees and the damage they cause to outside property, or downed electrical wires and the inconvenience they cause — storms are common, but the damage is unpredictable. 

That’s why, as a home or business owner you can appreciate that SERVPRO of Fall River takes care of preparing for the unpredictable. What seems like a freak accident to you is one more disaster out trained technicians are prepared to handle. We take pride in not only being “faster to any sized disaster, but prepared for whatever the storms throw your way. Call SERVPRO of Fall River this storm season in the event the winds may be blowing around more than leaves. 

Emergency Ready Plans for Businesses - Fall River 02720

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

Our Emergency Ready Profile is customized for each business with detailed information to aid first responders in minimizing damage.

Each new season or quarter presents new challenges for business owners. Whether that’s gearing up for a new product launch or hitting quarterly sales, these are all expected obstacles they have prepared to overcome. But what happens when the unexpected knocks on your doors? 

SERVPRO of Fall River crews prepare for the unexpected every day. From fire damage to water damage and everything in between. Our technicians train for unexpected disasters so you don’t have to. While you may be occupied with setting up a business plan, our crews are focused on disaster restoration plans to get your business up and running in no time. In addition, we also offer our Emergency Ready Program. While this plan doesn’t prevent disasters from occurring, it can keep them from escalating. By providing business owners, facility managers, and first responders with the most accurate and up to date information about your office building, the quicker we can prevent more damage. The quicker we can prevent more damage, the more we can restore. 

This season, don’t let the unexpected throw you off track. Trust SERVPRO of Fall River to clean up the mess so you can get back to running your business. 

Fight Fire with Fire - Swansea 02777

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

We didn't start the fire -- but we'll be there to make it "Like it never even happened."

When your home or office is feeling the effects of fire damage, you need someone you can call that will “smoke out” the smoke and soot damage to your damage. You need someone who will bring the heat. We understand that when a fire sparks, it’ll looking to consume more than your home or office. It’s looking to consume your life. That’s why SERVPRO of Fall River crews train to deal with extensive fire damage — not just to restore the property damage, but also a sense of normalcy as well. From advanced and top level industry standard training, to the experience our crew chiefs bring to each job — SERVPRO of Fall River brings the heat to fight against the flames of disaster that have interrupted the normal, everyday routine of your life. From the first sparks to the last wipe off, SERVPRO of Fall River will be there every step of the way. 

Common Causes of Fire - Somerset 02726

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

One of the worst nightmares for a home or business owner are one of the things we at SERVPRO of Fall River deal with everyday. A fire in your home or office can you leave you feeling vulnerable and unsafe. Oftentimes, a small spark will set a whole building or house on fire. We’ve seen it all. Fires are extremely traumatizing and for that reason, we decided to compile a list of the most common causes of fire so you can prevent the likelihood of a disaster happening in your home. 

  • Faulty Electrics
  • Flammable and Combustible Materials
  • Human Error
  • General Negligence
  • Arson

Here are the most common causes of home fires:

  • Electrical Equipment
  • Cooking Equipment
  • Candles
  • Heating Mechanisms such as space heaters
  • Smoking in bedrooms
  • Electrical equipment
  • Curious children
  • Barbecues
  • Flammable liquids
  • Lighting

If you ever find yourself facing a fire damage in your home or office, call SERVPRO of Fall River and we’ll be happy to help restore the damage.