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Why Are Malden Ceilings Heavily Damaged By Smoke After a Fire?

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

Soot, smoke, and fire damage on the ceiling of a property. Smoke and soot can travel to even the smallest of areas, call SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose for help as soon as a fire arises.

Ceilings and upper wall sections can contend with high concentrations of smoke and soot in Malden homes.

The transfer of heat and the movement of the fire is greatly influenced by convection which allows lighter, warm air to rise. This also forces smoke towards the ceiling of the property during the fire. When extinguishment completes, the upper portions of the wall and ceiling materials can be heavily impacted by:

  • Smoke
  • Ash
  • Soot
  • Debris

How Does SERVPRO Manage High Vault Ceiling Damages?

There are several hazards to cleaning up after smoke damage and beginning fire restoration in Malden properties. Removing soils and smoke residues from high vault ceilings typically requires machines like scissor lifts, scaffolding, or ladders to safely clean. A sampling of the residue is necessary to identify the ideal removal approach. We can utilize filtration equipment during abrasive or aggressive cleaning tactics to capture any dislodged and recirculating soot and smoke particles.

Our SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose can help after smoke exposure with premier products and soot removal practices. Give us a call at (781) 665-6396.

Protecting Melrose Homes in Every Neighborhood After Water Damage

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

Water on hardwood flooring next to a window. You never know where water will go in your home. Call SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose for assistance today.

With a fast response, our SERVPRO team can provide efficient water clean up for Melrose homes. 

Named for a burgh in Scotland, you can almost envision the appearance of this community back before it received its name and its municipal presence. The site was first settled in 1633 as part of the greater Charlestown area, and went through multiple changes in names and ownership before being an independent community in 1850. Many of the town's properties in the 18th and 19th centuries still exist in the Downtown Melrose Historic District. To protect these structures after water damage, our experienced SERVPRO team can help with:

  • Flood restoration
  • Water damage remediation
  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Basement flooding
  • Emergency services water damage

A Bedroom Community for Thriving Boston

Being only a short distance from downtown Boston, Melrose has become a much calmer and quieter alternative to life in the booming metropolis. With a population of only around 30,000 versus the nearly 685,000 in the nearby city, you can still enjoy the entertainment, sports, and economy of Boston with less of a bustling atmosphere.

Protecting Properties in Every Neighborhood

Much like many larger cities with a population in the tens of thousands, sub communities and neighborhoods have gradually forged over the more than 170 years since Melrose first existed on its own. Each of these neighborhoods has a unique feel and appearance from the next, allowing a diverse population to live within the city's border. Some of these neighborhoods include:

  • East Side – Architecture buffs can appreciate the grandeur of many of the homes in this neighborhood, as they feature a distinctly Victorian or Colonial style. This neighborhood also has two of the area's top golfing locations, with the Bellevue Golf Course and the Mount Hood Golf Club.
  • Downtown Melrose – Though much of the Downtown Melrose area has been recognized by the National Register of Historic Places, one of its most prominent features is the Cedar Park MBTA Commuter Rail station.
  • Melrose Highlands – Just a short walk away from Downtown Melrose is one of the oldest neighborhoods of the city: Melrose Highlands. This became part of the city in 1853 from nearby Stoneham and featured several recognized historical properties.

How Can Water Damage Get Dried in Melrose Homes?

Drying up water damage in Melrose properties relies on our recovery inventory's premier extraction and evaporation equipment. Some of the leading drying tools that we can depend on to efficiently overcome trapped moisture and saturated porous materials include:

  • Positive pressure systems
  • Weighted extractors
  • Drying mat systems

Is Trapped Water a Considerable Concern?

Water getting absorbed into porous materials can be a detrimental situation for the household. To reduce the warping and distortion that could result after prolonged exposure to materials like hardwood floors, we can deploy drying mats to draw out moisture to the desired levels. We are careful not to over-dry wood, as this can be as damaging to the flooring as excessive water.

Water damage requires efficient emergency services and cleaning. Our SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose team can help when you call (781) 665-6396.

When are Mold Specialists Necessary for a Malden Home?

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

Mold on wood beamed ceiling Even if you are not sure, call SERVPRO we are ready to help. Mold can hide in places you are unaware of.

The First Signs of Microbial Growth Require a Mold Inspection. SERVPRO of Malden Can Help

Tell-tale signs of mold growth could be a musty odor in some home regions, visible mold colonies, or noticeable dampness in the air. Mold is typically challenging to remediate due to the average size of microorganisms. Mold spores are as small as 4 microns. For reference, a human hair is around 75 microns. 

Dealing with mold damage in your Malden home requires attention to small details. Mold can cause harmful effects: SERVPRO technicians take extra precautions to prevent the spread of mold and to remediate the property comprehensively at the first signs of mold growth. 

  • Desiccant dehumidifiers can help to reduce the relative humidity to below 60%, which can prevent mold growth.
  • SERVPRO technicians wear n-95 grade respirators when performing mold disturbance or remediation. 
  • Using effective containment and staging areas is essential to controlling mold growth. 

If you suspect mold in your home. Contact SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose for mold damage remediation at (781) 665-6396.

Water Damage Remediation in Malden Should be Entrusted to a Certified Team

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

thermal imagery camera point to ceiling Why SERVPRO for water damage restoration in Malden? Our qualifications and our advanced equipment like this thermal imagery camera

SERVPRO Technicians in Malden Are Water Damage Certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)

After a Malden home floods with water, it may be tempting to rent equipment at a local hardware store and attempt to restore the place with no professional assistance. Even though quick water extraction may be helpful, it only addresses one aspect of the problem, and significant risks may linger. SERVPRO can provide a full assessment of your vulnerabilities along with a plan to mitigate them.

Water damage restoration in Malden is unique to each of our clients, and at SERVPRO, we know that a one-size-fits-all approach is insufficient. Our comprehensive view of your home makes us uniquely qualified to handle water damage repairs and cleaning up after a sewer backup, appliance malfunction, or storm event. In the course of our work,

you should expect us to address the following-

  • Standing water within wall cavities and under cabinets, which we detect with state-of-the-art technology such as infrared moisture detectors, which point us to possible water deposits hiding from the naked eye.
  • Compromised flooring materials including hardwood, tile, carpet, and laminate. Whether your problem is buckling, delaminating, or a saturated carpet pad, our staff evaluates the water damage and takes action for its restoration or removal if needed.
  • Personal belongings are soaking wet. Depending on the type of water (clean vs. black or gray water) and the nature of the surface (porous vs. non-porous), we handle water extraction and drying with various techniques. Pumps, air circulators, wet-dry vacuums, and dehumidifiers all aid in this part of the job.

SERVPRO of Malden/Melrose is available by calling (781) 665-6396 as soon as the emergency happens. Water damage restoration is one of those instances in which a professional team makes a significant difference. Do not hesitate to protect your home by calling the best in the industry.

Storm Damage in Melrose Threatens the Bottom Line

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

document drying on a clothes line SERVPRO offers more advanced document drying of your important Melrose company vital items than hanging them out to dry. We beat flood damage.

Businesses in Melrose Are at Risk During Heavy Storms, but SERVPRO Is Ready to Help

Water remediation services in Melrose are essential when stormwater enters a commercial building and threatens to disrupt day-to-day business operations. It can be unsettling to see your inventory, files, and computers threatened by excessive outside water, and it may be hard to know where to start. Rather than guessing how to prioritize your actions, call SERVPRO and let our expert team take over.

Storm damage in commercial settings in Melrose differs from residential water damage restoration. 

Our SERVPRO team is well-versed in the nuances of handling water removal services in commercial buildings and the need to observe any relevant guidelines applicable to businesses. Furthermore, we make documentation a priority which often becomes an essential tool for our business clients filing insurance claims. To help you mitigate your loss, we focus on the following-

  • Providing a quick response with numerous techniques for water extraction, drying, and disinfecting. Knowing how to maximize the efficiency of the tools at our disposal helps cut the disruption time for your business.
  • Offering specialized drying techniques for electronics and documents invaluable to the business. Even though replacement is usually necessary, some of your assets are worth the investment in having them restored after water damage. Whether it is freeze-drying for your documents or the drying of computers and electronics, SERVPRO provides you with options.

SERVPRO of Malden/Melrose understands the needs of our business clients and treats them as one of our own. Call us at (781) 665-6396 and let us be your partners when there are storms on the horizon. 

How Can Water Damage Remediation Minimize Disruptions in Melrose Public Facilities?

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

Church pews with sun shining through a window SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose is here for their church community, we are here to always help.

SERVPRO Handles Challenging Problems Like Ceiling Repairs from Water Damages in Melrose

Water intrusion at a public facility such as a church can create unnecessary inconveniences considering most people have a single preferred place of worship. Water intrusion can be caused by internal issues such as pipe leaks or external ones such as ice dams. Whatever the cause, water damage repairs should be expedited to restore normalcy.

Water damage remediation in a Melrose church can involve several things. For instance, if the leak is ongoing, finding a way to protect contents is necessary to limit damages before starting water extraction or drying. SERVPRO is adept in handling different situations involving water, including:

  • Ceiling leaks 
  • Basement flooding 
  • Burst pipes

Our technicians bring various resources to the loss site to help with the remediation process. For instance, shielding pews from dripping water if the leak originates from the ceilings is easy since we have plastic sheets.  We also have cherry pickers which help lift the technicians as they perform tasks such as controlled demolition of the ceiling area to reach deteriorated materials.  We also accomplish water removal faster using powerful equipment such as truck-mounted water extractors

SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose handles all necessary water damage remediation tasks ensuring your facility is accessible. Call us at (781) 665-6396 whenever you need assistance.

Basement Flooding in Malden Is Not Uncommon.

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

sewage backup in a bathroom Storm water can force sewage back into your Malden home--Better call SERVPRO for storm and hazard control

SERVPRO Helps Malden Homeowners with Water Damage Repairs

Storms in Malden are commonplace, and most of them cause no harm to the buildings in the area. But occasionally, older structures give way for stormwater to enter the home, flooding basements and compromising floors and walls. When events like these happen, reaching out to SERVPRO is the best you can do. Our qualified staff is ready to help you around the clock and give a thorough assessment shortly upon arriving at your home. When time is of the essence, we are here to help.

The consequences of flood damage to your Malden home can be devastating if you don’t tend to them quickly. 

Contaminated Ground Water

Stormwaters generally carry bacteria and pollutants from the environment into your home, not to mention the ensuing increase in humidity and its consequences. As our team inspects your home and plans for flood damage restoration, we focus on the following-

  • Identifying the presence of chemical and physical hazards due to the stormwater itself or to any cleaning and disinfecting agents being used.
  • Reviewing the home’s structure and its integrity. Water saturation can cause walls to weaken and construction elements to suffer. As needed, we consult with specialists and sub-contractors.

SERVPRO of Malden/Melrose is much more than a water extraction service. A call to (781) 665-6396 gives you access to expert technicians ready to restore your home to mint condition. Do not hesitate to reach out when time is of the essence.

Melrose Homeowners Find Smoke Damage Hard to Eliminate

4/25/2021 (Permalink)

gray billowing smoke from a fire SERVPRO can clean soot from the surfaces of your Melrose fire damaged home, and also rid the air of malodors.

SERVPRO is Ready to Help Melrose Residents with House Fire Clean-up Services

A kitchen fire may happen in the blink of an eye, surprising the Melrose homeowner. If lucky, the flames are under control swiftly, and the fire damage appears to be limited to the kitchen. However, it is common to find that the smell of smoke is the most unpleasant consequence of a fire, even beyond the ashes and soot that seem to settle freely throughout the house. Smoke damage and smoke remediation require professional attention for complete elimination.

In Melrose, Fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup is our specialty at SERVPRO. We work with advanced equipment to restore your home to mint condition. Whether the damage is extensive or localized, we take great care in minimizing your loss of time and money when accidental fires happen.

The key to our success is the following-

  • Containment- aside from setting up staging areas and isolating the affected area with physical barriers, our staff wears personal protective equipment to prevent cross-contamination and can offer move-out services as needed.
  • Cleanup- using cleaning solutions targeted to each surface, we eliminate traces of soot while avoiding damage caused by abrasive substances.
  • Odor removal- equipment such as air purifiers and foggers, along with odor counteracting techniques, kills smell particles and clean the air. Unfortunately, phantosmia is beyond our control, though we try to explain.

Call SERVPRO of Malden/Melrose at (781) 665-6396 whether your home fire was big or small. Our industry-grade equipment and expertise will help restore your home quickly and efficiently.

Where to Start with Storm Damage in a Malden Home?

4/22/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage in two rooms with the flooring taken up Storm damage can be nerve-racking, call SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose to ease your stress.

SERVPRO of Malden takes an Organized and Efficient Approach to Storm Damage Restoration

Storms can threaten the security of your home, its structural integrity, and interior fittings. Emergency services for flooded properties are available with local professional technicians that can arrive within four hours of notification of loss. One of the essential methods for mitigating loss is extracting water, removing bulk waste, and providing humidity controls. 

Extracting water is common in storm damage restoration for your Malden home. Technicians must regularly assess the property's condition when reducing standing water to ensure there is no damage to joints or mortar. Following the use of gas pumps, water extraction units are deployed to remove residual moisture further. 

  • Portable and truck-mounted extraction units can be fitted with carpet wands for specific areas of the property.
  • Extraction is up to 800 times more efficient than drying equipment when working in storm-damaged properties. 
  • Humidity controls with dehumidifiers are essential to reduce the risk of microbial growth or vapor damage

For a quick resolution to storm impact on your home, contact SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose for storm damage at (781) 665-6396.

Is It Possible To Get Rid of Fire And Soot Damage Fast In Malden Properties?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

Fire and soot damage in a living room. SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose knows what your property needs after a fire damage. Reach out we are happy to assist.

SERVPRO Helps Expedite Fire Damage Restoration in Malden Under Any Circumstance 

Fire can deposit residues all over your property or alter the appearance of materials. For instance, the acidic properties of fire residues stain granite countertops or metallic surfaces. Various procedures, including cleaning, can help reverse these effects. Basic cleaning using methods such as wiping affected with cleaning sponges or vacuuming helps eliminate light soiling. 

The time it takes to complete fire and soot damage restoration in Malden properties depends on how vast the affected area is and the dominant residue type. For instance, if there is a significant percentage of wet smoke residues, regular cleaning approaches might take too long or fail to work altogether.

 SERVPRO anticipates such issues when called to handle issues like: Fire damage restoration

  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Smoke remediation

Our SERVPRO technicians can complete the process faster through better preparation and access to adequate resources. Before starting clean-up, we estimate the entire area affected during the incident. We also do tests to establish the type of residues and the level of adherence to surfaces. From the findings, we can tell whether to start with simple cleaning techniques such as wiping or to use stronger options such as pressure washing or blast cleaning for a timely turnaround.

For faster restoration of fire and soot damage, call SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose at (781) 665-6396.