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Professional Fire Damage Cleanup for Malden Residents

8/5/2022 (Permalink)

sponge removing soot damage from a ceiling For commercial and residential fire damage restoration in Malden, contact SERVPRO. We make it, "Like it never even happened."

24/7 Fire Damage Response Sets SERVPRO Apart in Malden

Fires can happen anytime and without notice. If you have a fire that breaks out in your Malden home or business, it can be stressful to deal with the fallout and determine the best way to begin fire damage cleanup. DIY methods will often bring you more hassle than necessary, especially if you fail to address all smoke and soot odors adequately. Without proper soot residue and smoke remediation, you could have increased secondary damage and lingering malodors that create a constant reminder of the fire. SERVPRO wants area customers to know that we are here for all of your commercial and residential smoke and fire restoration needs. We offer long-lasting results and impeccable reconstruction to ensure your property is back in pre-fire condition.

24/7 availability matters for Malden residents

SERVPRO offers 24-hour restorations when you have fire damage in Malden. You can look to us for all restoration projects, including the moisture left from water that first responders use to put out the flames. We formulate a personalized plan for your fire restoration project to ensure everything is left “Like it never even happened.”

Why not go DIY for house fire cleanup?

In most situations, DIY fire restoration takes longer, especially if you are unsure how to start or handle every issue. SERVPRO offers IICRC-certified FSRT technicians to handle all the cleanup for you, never leaving any stone unturned. We can cut back on your restoration time and save you money overall. We also work with the mindset to restore versus replace so you can salvage as much as possible. Homeowners attempting DIY do not have the experience or methods to clean items properly, so they often throw them away.

After the Fire Gets Extinguished, Our Team Leaps into Action

SERVPRO is here to address businesses and fire damaged homes to give you peace of mind. We arrive fast to begin debris removal and address airborne threats, putting containment measures in place so that soils do not get tracked into areas outside the fire impact zone. The crew chief assigned to your project inspects and assesses damage to select the best equipment and processes to help the team reach their restoration goals.

Note: Until we arrive at your property, never enter your property unless the first responders on the scene tell you it is safe to do so. However, it is better to limit foot traffic to keep the tracking of soot residue to a minimum.

Our fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) will be there to:

  • Wear personal protection equipment (PPE) for protection against debris, airborne particulates, and toxic residues. Our PPE consists of coveralls, boots, gloves, goggles, and respirators.
  • We thoroughly assess the building to ensure stability and safety, including joists, flooring, ceiling, stairwells, walls, etc.
  • The cleaning products and methods selected vary depending on soot saturation and materials burned. The composition of the fire and level of heat get factored in before we start cleaning.
  • Moisture inside your property gets handled with the help of drying equipment and extraction tools.

What Specialized Restoration Measures Does SERVPRO Take?

It is essential to know that no two fires are alike, so we adapt and adjust as needed to get the results you deserve. In many instances, our technicians will combine methods to restore your home or business, including your inventory and contents. This method may include:

  • Suspend and disperse –this gets used to help loosen soils on items that can withstand submersion in water and cleaning solutions.
  • Agitation is done with movement, cleaning products, or both to help loosen soils and wash them away. Some options include air or water pressures, sandblasting, rotating brushes, or wiping.
  • Chemical actions –this is where we use cleaning solutions following the ‘like dissolves like’ methodology. For example, water-based soiling will get water-based solutions.

Call SERVPRO of Malden/Melrose when you require assistance with fire damage. We can be reached 24/7 at (781) 665-6396.

Rapid Water Damage Restoration in Malden

8/5/2022 (Permalink)

techs vacuuming up flooding in basement Rely on SERVPRO technicians to restore water damaged homes in Malden. We have the equipment, training, and expertise.

Save Time and Money in Malden with SERVPRO’s Water Damage Services

Many homeowners or business owners may think that a DIY water cleanup project is the best way to save time and money. However, a failed DIY attempt can cost you a lot more in the long run in terms of both costly repairs and hidden moisture. Whether you have burst pipes in an apartment complex you own or your residence is seeing flooding in the basement from a failed water tank, you need to have water removal services fast. SERVPRO is the team you want in your corner to get in and out quickly to get back to your routine quicker. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, handling your water restoration and reconstruction needs.

Big or small, water damage in Malden must get handled quickly. Prompt action and suitable methods are critical to getting results without the hassle of secondary damage or black mold growth. SERVPRO is well-versed in all water mitigation projects, including large-scale production facility flooding to small home water leaks that bring on hidden damage. We get everything back to preloss condition, “Like it never even happened.”

What Sets us Apart from the Rest?

  • We are available 24/7 – you can reach our customer care team around the clock
  • We use state-of-the-art equipment and proven methods
  • We have a team that includes highly-trained and IICRC-certified water restoration technicians (WRT)
  • We are proudly a locally-owned and operated SERVPRO franchise
  • We help with your insurance claims to lessen the burden and bring you peace of mind

Disaster Response Crews for Storm Flood Damage

Nobody ever expects to deal with flood damage, but storms can create an unavoidable situation without notice. Even if you feel as though you are prepared at work or home, you may have an emergency that involves contaminated water. SERVPRO features a disaster recovery team ready to deploy at a moment’s notice. We tackle your storm damage assessment and facilitate water removal services safely and efficiently.

  • Board up and tarping help to keep your interior protected from the elements until restoration is complete
  • Pack-out/move-out services are available to inventory and move items off-site for further drying and cleaning or safe storage during water damage restoration
  • Backup power generators help to bring electricity to power restoration tools at home or business if the power is out

Our Green Fleet Comes Fully Stocked

When you see our Green Fleet of recognizable vehicles showing up at your door, know they are packed full of the best our industry offers for cleaning agents, water extraction equipment, and drying tools. Some of the pieces that you may see our team using during your water damage project include:

  • Powerful pumps and extractors – gas-powered or submersible pumps, truck-mounted extractors, carpet wands, weighted rovers, etc.
  • Dehumidification and drying equipment desiccant and refrigerant dehumidifiers, centrifugal air movers, axial fans, drying mats, Injecti-dry system, etc.
  • Odor control tools and products – Air scrubbers with HEPA filtration, odor counteractant beads/pellets/granules, ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers, thermal fogging, ozone generators, etc.

Cleaning and Disinfecting for the Finishing Touch

Surface cleaning is just as crucial as deep cleaning with any water-related incident. In addition to our arsenal listed above, we also have a full selection of EPA-registered cleaning agents and sanitizing products. Before each project wraps up, we take the time to thoroughly clean and sanitize all surfaces to ensure your interior is fresh and clean. We never stop until your property gets the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned stamp of approval.

Our scalability and superior industry training make us the perfect choice whenever you require residential or commercial water damage restoration and cleanup. Contact us at SERVPRO of Malden/Melrose when you need assistance by dialing (781) 665-6396 or requesting help online.

Why Expert Mold Damage Remediation is More Effective in Malden

8/5/2022 (Permalink)

tech wiping mold off ceiling trim Malden property owners trust SERVPRO to remediate mold damage.

Skilled Mold Remediation with SERVPRO in Malden Generates Reliable Results

Before you know it, a black mold infestation can turn into a significant issue within any Malden home or business. Mold growth may begin due to various causes, including a leaking roof from storms, failed water removal services, plumbing issues like burst pipes, and more. Should you suspect, mold or mildew growing inside your property, calling in the help of skilled professionals for a thorough assessment is the best way to get started. SERVPRO is locally-owned and operated, and we are quick to arrive so that you can get on track for a cleaner, disinfected home or business. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Why Not go DIY for Mold Damage in Malden?

Hiring trained, experienced professionals are the best course of action. One is that DIY alone could worsen the problem or not provide expected results. These are a few essential things to remember when it comes to mold remediation:

  • Microscopic mold spores are everywhere, and there are countless types of mold in our environment.
  • Given the right temperature, a rise in moisture levels, and an organic food source like wood, paper, drywall, etc., mold can thrive and colonize.
  • Proper mitigation and mold cleanup are imperative, or they could damage your building, contents, and critical structural elements.

Be Wary when you Hear Claims for Mold Removal

Any product or company offering total mold removal is offering false claims. While you can ensure safe, effective cleaning on surfaces and belongings to remove mold colonies, complete eradication is impossible. It is better to have skilled technicians like our IICRC-certified crew at SERVPRO to tackle the job. We not only come in for thorough cleaning and deodorization, but we also pinpoint the root cause. Fixing the cause of the moisture issue is imperative because failing to do so means that the mold can come right back.

SERVPRO Provides Proven Methods and Industrial-grade Equipment

We arrive at your property with a full selection of EPA-registered antimicrobials, cleaning solutions, and advanced equipment with any mold cleanup call we receive. We determine and monitor all moisture levels, both surface level and sub-surface. Our team works on a detailed mold remediation plan that includes moisture extraction, mold contamination cleanup, and drying. Some of the steps that we follow include:

  • A thorough assessment of your mold development. This scoping involves containing the spores to keep them from moving into unaffected areas of your Malden property with the help of negative pressure and poly sheeting.
  • Humidity control measures help us to halt mold growth. This effort may get done using water extraction with strategically placed dehumidifiers and drying equipment.
  • After the mold impact zone gets dried, our team starts cleanup efforts with the help of vacuums and air scrubbers with HEPA filtration to capture tiny particles.
  • Each surface then gets detailed cleaning with antimicrobials and disinfectants to eliminate musty odor development and the possibility of future mold growth.

What Happens to Building Materials that are Mold Damaged?

If the mold damage or moisture saturation is severe, we may have to perform controlled demolition to remove and replace some materials. Whatever we deem unsalvageable gets extracted and then disposed of according to local guidelines. This may include carpeting, drywall, trim, flooring, and contents that became fully infested with mold. Trusted area contractors and vendors carry all the work for a finishing touch, “Like it never even happened.”

Mold damage cleanup and restoration are services we do best at SERVPRO of Malden/Melrose. Call us at (781) 665-6396 to mobilize a crew to your door when you need it.

Water Mitigation Steps for Damaging Conditions in Malden Offices

8/4/2022 (Permalink)

Water Soaked Carpet Looking for a restoration company? Look no further, SERVPRO is just a call away.

SERVPRO Begins Water Mitigation Right Away

The term mitigation describes a wealth of activities and actions our SERVPRO professionals take when we first arrive at a water-damaged office building. Because many of these disasters are threatening enough to close your business' doors for an extended period, getting mitigation started immediately can help reduce this destruction. These efforts could include:

  • Extraction
  • Content Relocation
  • Surface Cleaning
  • Repairs
  • Structure Drying

The Threat of Pooling Water

Water mitigation for Malden offices starts with evaluating the property's condition, like the presence of pooling water. Standing water can be hazardous for sensitive building materials. Once moisture gets absorbed, these flooring and wall systems can deteriorate. Extraction devices can help to manage any surface water concerns to prevent permanent damage or the need for tear-out.

Water Absorbing into Building Materials

Flooring is not the only material likely to be damaged by standing water or migrating moisture. Even those constructed with more water-resistant metal tract framing wall systems can be significantly impacted by absorbed water. SERVPRO can drill weep holes to encourage air circulation in these structural cavities and even drying.  

The Destruction of Contents

Documents, furniture, and other loose contents can be ruined by water exposure. The urgency of content management cannot be overstated, and these actions must occur as soon as our professionals arrive. The earliest action possible is relocating at-risk items to safer areas of the building. 

The Help SERVPRO Provides

Many look to our expertise and industry knowledge to protect offices and commercial properties after disasters. We can overcome burst pipes, flooding, and other emergencies with the fast response of our Large Loss recovery team. 

Water mitigation is one of the most necessary aspects of restoration when it is possible to preserve areas of your office building from irreparable harm. The fast response of our SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose team gets processes like water removal and inspections started right away to get your doors back open. Call now at (781) 665-6396.

The States of Deodorization During Melrose Fire Restoration

8/4/2022 (Permalink)

Illustration Humans in Bubble Fire Don’t let your property be a victim of fire damage, SERVPRO is only a call away.

Fire Restoration Includes Odor Removal

Odors are often one of the final steps in fire-damaged residences' restoration and recovery process. One of the focuses of this process must be the management and ultimate removal of harsh malodors. 

Counteractant Approaches

Before much of Melrose homes' fire restoration can be completed, like deodorization, SERVPRO professionals must work to reduce the severity of these conditions. Counteractant products in our inventory help to absorb and trap odor compounds or reduce airborne contaminants that can increase malodor concerns. These tools include HEPA air scrubbers, HEPA vacuums, and absorbent beads and granules.  

Surface Cleaning

When soot damage and smoke solids are a concern on surfaces and building materials throughout the structure, odors can be amplified. Removing some of these residues and soil deposits can reduce the severity of malodors. Solvents and detergents are the best approaches for wet surface cleaning.

Tools for Post-Fire Deodorization

Cleaning and counteractant products can help to reduce the severity of trapped odors and harsh migrating smells from combustion. We have several approaches and tools that can significantly aid in this process, which can include: 

  • Fogging – Wet fogging uses chemicals that can bond with odor molecules in the environment and cause them to fall as precipitation to surfaces for cleaning.
  • Environmental Cleaning – UV deodorization utilizes the hydroxyl machines in our inventory for environmental cleaning to reduce and remove harsh malodors. 
  • Oxidation – This approach creates unstable molecules that can bond with odor compounds in the environment to neutralize them.

There are many approaches to managing harsh smells and malodors after a fire. We have potent deodorants and neutralizing products in our inventory, making our SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose team a trusted choice to help after a disaster. Give us a call at (781) 665-6396.

Choosing Air Movers to Manage Malden Water Damage

8/4/2022 (Permalink)

stairs Let your local SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose professionals resolve your water damage problems.

Air Movers Overcome Water Damage

The focus of water recovery and cleanup is to remove as much water as possible from the structure, beginning with extraction. Drying is a critical element of the restoration process and involves tools designed to promote evaporation of surface moisture like air movers.  

What Makes Air Movers Helpful? 

When water damage in Malden homes must get dried, our professionals look to one of our inventory's most readily available tools: the air mover. This versatile equipment helps remove surface dampness and protects wet materials from irreparable harm. Some units are designed for a broad distribution of dry air, while others have a focused delivery to target a specific point on a wet surface. Types of air movers include:

  • Axial 
  • Centrifugal 
  • Low-Profile 

Powering Through Barriers 

One of the effective and helpful abilities of air movers is overcoming cool air barriers that exist above wet materials. As the drying process begins, an invisible wall of colder temperatures surrounds the damp surface. High-velocity centrifugal air movers can force through this boundary to continue to impact the materials. 

How Can SERVPRO Increase Air Mover Production?

While air movers are the workhorse of drying in the house, there are always ways to manipulate the environment and conditions to allow these units to increase production. One method is increasing the blowers' coverage area by adding more machines into the equation. Another option is raising the temperature of the work area to allow a higher humidity volume in the air, which prevents slowing down evaporative drying processes. 

Air movers provide the most consistent and stable drying effort for water-damaged homes and businesses. Because of how widely spread standing water and moisture threats can become, the fast mitigation response of our SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose team is crucial. We can dry your home after a disaster. Call now at (781) 665-6396. 

SERVPRO Offers Rapid Water Removal to Melrose Business Owners

7/5/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Commercial water removal should be handled by SERVPRO. We have the manpower and equipment for every size disaster.

Professional Water Cleanup for Melrose Business Premises

Water damage in your place of business can be a devastating blow because it not only costs you to clear the mess but can also slow business operations or even cause a shutdown. For example, a water incident in a hotel room would cause many problems as it might cause an overflow to the neighboring rooms. Also, you may have water running through the staircases, which can be hazardous. During such moments, you need reliable removal services to quickly respond to the mayhem and keep your Melrose business running without interruptions.

Professional water removal experts in Melrose would help manage water leaks in your hotel that may appear suddenly and become ongoing issues that could be difficult for hotel staff to solve. The water system's size and complexity, including the number of hotel rooms that may be impacted, may hamper the restoration efforts. SERVPRO quickly responds to extract the water and offers suggestions that may help prevent water leakage and damage from happening in the future.

Strategies to help prevent water damage

  • Cover water pipes exposed to freezing temperatures or drafts
  • Ensure hose connections on appliances are secure
  • Promptly repair deteriorated or damaged roofing materials and fix plumbing issues
  • Investing in leak detection systems

The removal process

Preventing damage all the time is impossible; hence when the need arises, you need to have a reliable water cleanup company to come to your aid. Depending on how much water loss you are experiencing, SERVPRO secures all work areas to avoid trip hazards from wet surfaces and power cables from our equipment. Our teams clean the job site, ensuring guests are comfortable while work is in progress. Also, our crews construct containments to prevent moisture migration.

Water Removal Equipment

  • Portable extraction units
  • Large truck-mounted extractors
  • Stationery weighted and self-propelled extraction tools

SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose provides hotel water removal services and helps you get back up and running in no time. Call us at (781) 665-6396. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Soaking Rains From a Storm Leads to Flood Damage in Malden

7/5/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO storm damage can happen fast SERVPRO proudly works with your insurance provider for all storm damage related issues. Please let us help you.

What to Do When Your Malden Home Suffers Flood Damage

Imagine returning from work early in the evening to see your entire street flooded in Malden. Upon entering your basement, you see a foot of water on the floor, everything soaked and destroyed, including sentimental items. It is not what you wish to see after a long shift, and you are all alone. You do not have to deal with all that by yourself, though. Professional flood damage cleanup experts can help you through these challenging moments.

Ideally, having a professional company do a flood damage assessment in Malden properties soon after the flooding helps in knowing what items must be discarded and what you can save. Time is of the essence as within 24 hours, things start to deteriorate, including structural materials. Also, improper handling of flood damage leads to many destructive results. SERVPRO understands the devastating impacts of flooding. Our teams are equipped to deal with the aftermath of floods using appropriate cleaning and disinfecting solutions to ensure the emergency is handled correctly, thus reducing the overall damage.

A few reasons why professional help is vital

  • Speedy and most effective recovery service
  • Elimination of hazards
  • Limit the overall loss
  • Ease of dealing with insurance

Tackling flood damage

Flood damage restoration companies take the burden of working with your insurance company off your shoulders. Since the situation can be stressful, this service is generally well-received. After the floodwaters recede, SERVPRO teams offer speedy services by sweeping up the residue leaving your home clean.

Other quick measures

  • Spraying disinfectants
  • Drying wet materials
  • Deodorization

SERVPRO technicians begin drying out your home and address structural damage such as a wall collapse or sinking ceilings. There may still be water left seeping from soaked furniture, which needs quick intervention. Therefore, for rapid drying, we immediately set up air movers and dehumidifiers, which work concurrently to remove moisture from the items in your home.

SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose provides homeowners with 24-7 emergency service and quick response to flood damage "Like it never even happened." Call us at (781) 665-6396.

Efficient Attic Mold Removal Services in Malden Properties

7/5/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO mold sign SERVPRO mold remediation services are top-notch. We are ready at a moment's notice.

SERVPRO Helps Malden Homeowners with Attic Mold Removal

Molds are found everywhere and grow from microscopic spores in the air. With the right conditions, they can sprout quickly, and before you know it, you have a situation in your Malden home. If not managed quickly, roof leaks, condensation, and poor ventilation can cause mold growth. Attics readily provide the things mold needs to grow, like food, oxygen, moisture, and the right temperature. Moisture is one thing you can probably control when it comes to mold. Keeping enclosed areas dry is important in preventing mold damage.

If mold removal services in Malden homes are needed, SERVPROs response is rapid. You can have our technicians at your doorstep shortly after contacting us to evaluate your home. Mold colonies penetrate deeply into the wood, drywall, and carpets, among other surfaces and items they affect. Therefore, you need people with skills and essential equipment to deal with the issue.

How to avoid attic mold

  • Check the roof for leaks
  • Repair missing or loose shingles
  • Inspect the chimney for loose bricks or flashing
  • Proper attic ventilation

Air travels upward toward the attic as household activities like cooking, bathing and showering produce moisture that makes its way to the attic and becomes trapped. Proper roof ventilation is crucial in keeping the attic dry and mold-free.

Attic mold removal

Steps for professional mold remediation

  • Define the scope
  • Build containment
  • Correct moisture problem
  • Clean moldy areas and disinfect

SERVPRO helps you safely remediate mold in the attic by preparing your home for the process. We remove and discard non-salvageable material. We then use dry ice blasting for cleaning. This method is superior as it uses no chemicals, produces no odor, and creates much less of a mess as no water is used. The technique uses dry ice blasting pellets, which go directly from a solid phase to a gas phase and do not add moisture back to the cleaned surface.

SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose provides various services, including mold removal and restoration. We can help with encapsulation and odor removal and take care of your problem with attic mold. Call us at (781) 665-6396. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Skilled Mold Remediation with SERVPRO in Malden Generates Reliable Results

6/3/2022 (Permalink)

tech wiping mold off ceiling trim Malden property owners trust SERVPRO to remediate mold damage.

Before you know it, a black mold infestation can turn into a significant issue within any Malden home or business. Mold growth may begin due to various causes, including a leaking roof from storms, failed water removal services, plumbing issues like burst pipes, and more. Should you suspect, mold or mildew growing inside your property, calling in the help of skilled professionals for a thorough assessment is the best way to get started. SERVPRO is locally-owned and operated, and we are quick to arrive so that you can get on track for a cleaner, disinfected home or business. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Why Not go DIY for Mold Damage in Malden?

Hiring trained, experienced professionals are the best course of action. One is that DIY alone could worsen the problem or not provide expected results. These are a few essential things to remember when it comes to mold remediation:

  • Microscopic mold spores are everywhere, and there are countless types of mold in our environment.
  • Given the right temperature, a rise in moisture levels, and an organic food source like wood, paper, drywall, etc., mold can thrive and colonize.
  • Proper mitigation and mold cleanup are imperative, or they could damage your building, contents, and critical structural elements.

Be Wary when you Hear Claims for Mold Removal

Any product or company offering total mold removal is offering false claims. While you can ensure safe, effective cleaning on surfaces and belongings to remove mold colonies, complete eradication is impossible. It is better to have skilled technicians like our IICRC-certified crew at SERVPRO to tackle the job. We not only come in for thorough cleaning and deodorization, but we also pinpoint the root cause. Fixing the cause of the moisture issue is imperative because failing to do so means that the mold can come right back.

SERVPRO Provides Proven Methods and Industrial-grade Equipment

We arrive at your property with a full selection of EPA-registered antimicrobials, cleaning solutions, and advanced equipment with any mold cleanup call we receive. We determine and monitor all moisture levels, both surface level and sub-surface. Our team works on a detailed mold remediation plan that includes moisture extraction, mold contamination cleanup, and drying. Some of the steps that we follow include:

  • A thorough assessment of your mold development. This scoping involves containing the spores to keep them from moving into unaffected areas of your Malden property with the help of negative pressure and poly sheeting.
  • Humidity control measures help us to halt mold growth. This effort may get done using water extraction with strategically placed dehumidifiers and drying equipment.
  • After the mold impact zone gets dried, our team starts cleanup efforts with the help of vacuums and air scrubbers with HEPA filtration to capture tiny particles.
  • Each surface then gets detailed cleaning with antimicrobials and disinfectants to eliminate musty odor development and the possibility of future mold growth.

What Happens to Building Materials that are Mold Damaged?

If the mold damage or moisture saturation is severe, we may have to perform controlled demolition to remove and replace some materials. Whatever we deem unsalvageable gets extracted and then disposed of according to local guidelines. This may include carpeting, drywall, trim, flooring, and contents that became fully infested with mold. Trusted area contractors and vendors carry all the work for a finishing touch, “Like it never even happened.”

Mold damage cleanup and restoration are services we do best at SERVPRO of Malden/Melrose. Call us at (781) 665-6396 to mobilize a crew to your door when you need it.