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Looking for Water Restoration companies in Malden – Call SERVPRO

1/22/2022 (Permalink)

Call now! Water damage can sneak up out of nowhere. SERVPRO water damage specialists will be on-site within 4 hours of the initial call.

SERVPRO Provides Water Cleanup and Restoration Services in Malden

After a water leak in Malden, many residents wait a few days before looking for water restoration companies. They mop up all of the surface water, repair the leak and anticipate that any remaining water in nooks and crannies or between hardwood floor joints will rapidly dry on their own. During dry months, moisture may dissipate; however, during humid weather conditions, the humidity lingers and causes further damage to floors, porous materials, and mold growth. Mold can cause health effects in many consumers.

Water restoration companies like SERVPRO in Malden respond quickly to our customers needing help with water leaks and damage from water to porous materials. We urge clients to avoid delaying a call for assistance. High humidity and water between hardwood floor planks or on highly porous materials such as drywall and pressed wood products can suffer permanent damage. These materials swell and lose structural integrity. Hardwood floors swell, buckle and crack or splinter.

SERVPRO can respond in less than four hours from your call to our office. Mop up as much water as possible before we arrive to minimize the potential damage. Remove fabrics and all of your contents from the floor, especially colored items which discolor carpets.

Our technicians will deploy weighted water extractors on carpets, vacuum water extractors to reach cavities inside walls, and floor drying mats for hardwood floors to remove all water. Large air movers combined with dehumidifiers lower the humidity and draw out any remaining moisture before permanent damage occurs to porous materials.

Our fast response and focused efforts can mitigate the damage caused by water leaks in your home. Our services include:

  • Water removal services
  • Water damage restoration
  • Controlled demolition and reconstruction of damaged materials. e.g., drywall

Call SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose in Malden and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (781) 665-6396.

Can SERVPRO Coordinate Fire Damage Restoration for Malden Homes?

1/15/2022 (Permalink)

Here to Help Smoke and fire damage restoration services by SERVPRO are second to none. We are here to help, 24/7 365 days a year.

SERVPRO Provides Fire Damage Cleanup and Repairs to Homeowners in Malden

A fire can cause significant damage to homes in Malden in a matter of minutes. There is fire damage, smoke residues and odors, and damage from water and chemicals used to quell the fire. Homeowners are faced with emergency protection of their homes to close broken windows, doors, or even punctures in the roof. Then there is the cleanup to remove debris, water, and damaged items. Reconstruction involves many tradespeople such as drywall, electrical, plumbing, painters, cabinet repair, and odor removal. Finding trades and coordinating work activities can be overwhelming for many homeowners.

SERVPRO provides house fire cleanup and coordinates fire damage restoration services in Malden. Our professionals can be on-site within four hours of your call to offer board-up services for broken windows and doors and cover the roof with tarps to protect your home from the weather and animals. We also perform a complete inspection and prepare a plan to clean up your home, remove water and chemicals to mitigate further damage and begin restoration activities.

Whether it is a small fire with little damage or one that requires major reconstruction, SERVPRO can coordinate all of the trades needed to restore your home, “Like it never even happened.” Repairs to flooring materials, furniture, plumbing, electrical, drywall, and painting are included in the services we provide to our clients. Leave the stress and worry to our professionals!

Our services include:

Call SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose in Malden and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (781) 665-6396.

Consumers Needing Mold Removal Service in Melrose – Call SERVPRO

1/6/2022 (Permalink)

mold damage to a wall SERVPRO techs have the training and experience for every phase of mold remediation needed for your home. 24/7 365 days a year we are ready.

SERVPRO Provides Mold Inspections, Removal, and Remediation in Melrose

If you notice a musty smell, there is a good chance you have a mold infestation in your Melrose home and will need to arrange for mold removal. Mold spores are everywhere. All they need is moisture, warm conditions, and organic food sources. These are all available in our homes, especially in bathrooms, under sinks, around windows, and air conditioners. If you smell a strong, musty odor, it is time to take action and remove the mold since mold can cause health effects in some people.

SERVPRO provides mold removal services in Melrose and the surrounding areas. We arrange for an inspection and prepare a mold remediation plan and a mold removal plan. Note: The state may require specific mold inspections and documentation before removal can begin for large infestations. We can help with this process based on your particular situation in your home or business.

SERVPRO can also identify the source of the moisture contributing to the mold infestation. There may be condensation from cold water pipes, a slow leak, or high humidity in rooms with poor ventilation. Dealing with these issues will help prevent future mold infestations in these areas.

We can apply controlled demolition techniques if mold has penetrated porous materials such as drywall and particleboard. SERVPRO can safely remove the damaged materials without spreading mold spores throughout the home. Negative pressure rooms, cleaning from top to bottom, and carefully bagging materials before removal prevents spreading spores further.

Our team can be onsite in less than four hours from your call and provide services based on the size of the mold infestation. Our services include:

  • Mold inspections
  • Mold remediation
  • Bathroom mold removal

Call SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose in Melrose and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (781) 665-6396.

Whom Should Homeowners Call After the Storm for Water Cleanup in Malden?

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

a storm damaged house with a yellow storm damage sign in front of it Facing storm damage? Team SERVPRO can help with certified technicians and effective water removal equipment for the job. We are standing by 24/7.

SERVPRO Crews Arrive at Storm-damaged Malden Homes Fast, Fully Equipped, and Ready with Highly-effective Water Damage Remediation Interventions

Very few situations are more miserable than a winter wind and ice storm in Malden. Residents retreat within their homes to ride the heavy weather out. Unfortunately, the high winds and relentless precipitation can attack your cozy haven, destroying exterior structural components and allowing water to invade through broken windows and doors, ruined roofs and siding, or overland flooding.

Can Malden Property Owners Manage Basement Flooding and Leaking Roofs from Storms on Their Own?

The emergency services water damage requires for effective mitigation and remediation rely on high-efficiency commercial-grade equipment. Trained and certified operators are also a must. Household tools like buckets and mops or even a wet vac cannot provide water removal services thoroughly or quickly enough to prevent progressive and permanent harm to the foundation and building materials in your home. Plunging temperatures paired with power loss make water damage repairs nearly impossible without partnering with a reputable basement flooding cleanup company like SERVPRO. Do not risk losing your house because you delay getting the assistance needed.

What Can Homeowners Expect During a SERVPRO Storm Damage Restoration?

  • We're Faster To Any Size Disaster -- SERVPRO's blueprint to making it "Like it never even happened."
  • Crews arrive with fully stocked vehicles, including generators, if electricity is unavailable.
  • Professional assessment precedes rapid technician deployment providing:
  • Boarding and tarping to secure the exterior 
  • Water removal services using pumps and truck-mounted extractors
  • Containment and lawful disposal of contaminated water, including sewage cleanup
  • Surface cleaning with EPA-registered products
  • Applied structural drying with air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers

Count on the experts at SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose for the urgent flood restoration needed after winter storms. Call (781) 665-6396 for a prompt evaluation and recovery plan.

What Are the Challenges of Melrose Fire and Smoke Cleanup After a Kitchen Fire?

12/13/2021 (Permalink)

a kitchen in a house on fire After a fire took place in the kitchen of your home, quick action is necessary. Contact SERVPRO to assess the situation and formulate a plan.

The Protein-based Residues Created in Melrose Kitchen Blazes Require SERVPRO’s Professional Fire and Smoke Remediation Strategies

It can be astonishing how widespread the need for Melrose fire and smoke cleanup is following even a seemingly minor kitchen fire. A property-wide inspection and assessment often finds characteristic protein-based soot on walls, ceilings, tables, and other surfaces several levels away and down long hallways. The soot spreads far from the ignition site, carried on super-heated air currents.

How Is Protein-Based Residue Created?

SERVPRO crews expect to find a variety of soots ranging from light and ashy to thick and sticky depending on what burned in your Melrose home. Trained SERVPRO technicians type the soot, critical to matching it to cleaning agents and methods that will loosen, dissolve, or emulsify the soiling. Protein-based soot is unique, not necessarily the result of combustion, developing as the temperature of a cooking source (burner, oven, rotisserie, grill) rises high enough or applies long enough to dry all the moisture out of food ingredients. The remaining particles of dehydrated oils, rancid grease, sugars, and proteins become airborne, coating surfaces with an almost colorless but exceedingly pungent and adhesive coating.

What Cleaning Products and Techniques Conquer Protein-Based Soot?

SERVPRO Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians use various combinations of the following fire and smoke remediation products and cleaning methods to complete kitchen and house fire clean up:

  • Oil-based cleaners (solvents) to release the bond between the coating and the surface
  • Increased cleaning products dwell time to break down (emulsify) the protein-based residue
  • Abrasive cleaning solution additives or abrasive tools to increase agitation while loosening the residues -- professional application is safest to preserve surface integrity
  • Immersion and ultrasonic tubs to accelerate residue release on smaller, portable items  

Depend on effective fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup interventions delivered by SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose. Call for a prompt assessment at (781) 665-6396.

Where Can Homeowners Turn for Frozen Pipes and Ice Damming Repair in Malden?

12/5/2021 (Permalink)

icicles hanging off of the roof of a house by the pipes Quick action needs to happen after a frozen pipe bursts in your home. Contact SERVPRO to assess and remediate the situation. Our team is standing by.

SERVPRO Traces Water Migration, Planning Repairs After Freezing Pipes Burst or Ice Dams Force Moisture into an Attic or Living Spaces in Malden Homes

Ice damming and frozen pipes require repair in Malden when water escapes and damages building materials and contents. The damage can occur stealthily, with slight cracks in a frozen pipe seeping slowly or the sparkle of an icicle signaling only to experts in water damage remediation like SERVPRO that ceiling leaks are likely to follow.

How Do I Know My Pipes Have Frozen?

An uptick in a water bill or a perplexing puddle of water near a cabinet or collecting in the basement hint that a pipe succumbed to frequent freezing and thawing. Resolve before the dripping becomes flooding when the pipe eventually bursts.

What Are Signs of Ice Dam Damage?

Because warm air often escapes from poorly insulated or sealed attics at the roofline, melting occurs. Icicles are evidence that a rivulet of water freezes and repeatedly thaws, with the source a reservoir of trapped fluids in a clogged gutter or downspout. When the pool refreezes, the expanding ice forms gaps into the attic. During a subsequent thaw, the water flows through the opening to saturate interior building materials.

How Can SERVPRO Help with Frozen Pipes and Ice Dams?

SERVPRO offers a range of emergency services for water damage remediation. Water clean up depends on the type of damage:

  • Basement flooding cleanup includes pumping and extraction.
  • Water trapped under cabinets or in flooring exits with the help of controlled demolition and suctioning with portable wands or floor mats.
  • Wet walls, insulation, and other building materials damaged after pipes freeze or ice dams respond to applied structural drying using:

Choose SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose for your ice dam and frozen pipe damage remediation. Call (781) 665-6396 confident that our crews are ready to assist.

SERVPRO Large Loss Restorers at Work

11/18/2021 (Permalink)

van and trailer servpro parked A few vehicles from SERVPRO's Large Loss Division always ready to roll--We're Faster To Any Size Disaster

Safe and Secure Water Removal and Drying

 A single damage incident can be threatening enough to Boston area medical facilities. However, when a broken pipe water emergency happens while a flood damage incident is still being cleaned, it requires the full measure of our expertise, equipment, and personnel.

Preserving the Property and Equipment

While people are always the top priority in loss incidents, our SERVPRO team also focuses on protecting sensitive and advanced equipment, electronics, and instruments. Relocating was part of this process, as was covering them with water-tight plastic and keeping them in spaces where cross-contamination would not occur. Containment allows for:

  • Faster drying
  • Easier microbial management
  • Content and equipment protection

 Reducing Contaminants and Microbial Threats

We installed temporary barriers to establish clear work zones and prevent cross-contamination of microbial threats or contaminants. All air leaving these contained spaces passed through HEPA filters to maintain sanitary and medical-grade cleanliness in adjacent rooms. Hundreds of air scrubbers, negative pressure machines, and disinfection products showcased our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program.

Large loss disasters can happen at any time, but SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose is Here to Help. Call us today at (781) 665-6396.

What Should Be Expected During Commercial Cleaning and Restoration Services in Malden Properties?

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO sign Commercial damage mitigation is a job for SERVPRO. We have the manpower and equipment for every size disaster.

SERVPRO Technicians Have the Training and Equipment to Successfully Deep Clean Local Malden Buildings

There are a million reasons why a Malden business needs a deep cleaning, it could be due to heavy traffic, or maybe there is a corporate meeting, and the owner wants the conference room to look top-notch. SERVPRO technicians have the experience of hospital-level sanitizing, such as for Salem Hospital and high traffic areas like Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA).

Most businesses have a cleaning service that handles daily dusting, vacuuming, and surface wipedowns. This practice keeps a commercial property looking neat, but most janitorial services do not have the training, equipment, or professional-grade products to deep clean a commercial property.

SERVPRO technicians go systematically through each room and clean every surface from the ceiling to the floors.  This includes sanitizing surfaces with their antibacterial and antimicrobial cleaning agents. If needed, the technicians can also tackle the air ducts. This is particularly beneficial if employees notice musty odors emitting from the vents. Some of the standard actions as part of the deep cleaning service include: 

A commercial property should smell as clean as it looks. When needed, SERVPRO techs can perform odor control measures using different types of equipment. The use of carpet and upholstery cleaning equipment can often lower odors or eliminate them entirely, along with refreshing the fibers.

SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose at (781) 665-6396 for any size and type of commercial cleaning and restoration in a Malden property. The trained and certified technicians can help deep clean and sanitize buildings for a confident level of cleanliness for both customers and employees. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

How Do Water Restoration Companies Benefit Melrose Property Owners?

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

Call now! When water damage hits home, SERVPROs IICRC certified technicians have the training and experience for every size water disaster. Call now!

SERVPRO Brings Professional Water Damage Cleanup to the Melrose Community

Finding out there is a water damage situation brewing in a Melrose home is concerning. The longer the cleanup waits, the more damage that has the potential to happen.

Melrose residents rely on SERVPRO as their choice for water restoration companies. In most cases, getting professional cleanup will result in a more positive outcome than relying on DIY methods for water cleanup. Additionally, the faster the mitigation efforts begin, the greater the potential to limit the loss.  The benefits of using a professional remediation company mean that technicians with certifications and experience are on the job in your home. The techs can use their equipment to look behind walls and under floors to determine the migration path of the water in the house. Relying on visual inspections only can lead to missing areas of moisture that need cleanup and drying. Other reasons to outsource the task to SERVPRO include:

  • Rapid response time
  • Comprehensive training with IICRC certification
  • Experience
  • Professional equipment 

Water damage cannot wait. Once the problem has been identified, homeowners should bring in SERVPRO as soon as possible. The technicians have a rapid response time and arrive within hours to start the remediation process.

The use of professional equipment is a huge factor in the outcome after any size water damage. A mop and a box fan may not be enough to properly get rid of the water and dry a room in a home. The use of industrial-grade pumps, dehumidifiers, air movers, and many EPA-registered cleaning agents can ensure the best outcome possible.

Melrose residents rely on SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose at (781) 665-6396 as their choice among water restoration companies in Melrose. The trained techs are available 24/7 to clean up and restore local properties.

Common Causes for Fires in Melrose Homes

10/21/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO fire damaged sign Fires may start in many ways. SERVPRO has the manpower and equipment for any size fire damaged home. Call now for fast and immediate service.

Destructive fires in Melrose homes need professional restoration and cleaning to recover.

With so many types of fire damage possible for homes and businesses in the area, one restoration and recovery approach cannot hope to overcome the multiple variables. Professional recovery like we provide is fast, skilled, and thorough. We have technicians ready to respond all day to mobilize when you need it.

What Are the Common Causes of Fire? 

Understanding the typical causes of fire and smoke damage ensures that the appropriate measures for fire safety and prevention in Melrose properties are taken. Each catalyst for fire damage comes with a set of potentially harmful conditions ranging from structural weaknesses to airborne contaminants. Some of the common causes of fires include:

  • Accidents – Even with careful planning and preventative care, you cannot entirely discredit the element of an accident. From a forgotten candle to a mismanaged portable heater, accidental fires are unpredictable.
  • Electrical – Wiring concerns or overloaded outlets and breakers can cause electrical fires.
  • Kitchen Flare-Ups – Cooking is one of the leading causes of house fires. Grease fires can especially be a challenge for safe cleanup.

Why is DIY Restoration Impractical for Homeowners? 

Property owners might be drawn to the allure of DIY savings. Still, apart from the inexperience that might lead to issues, home insurance providers will only support restoration and repairs done by accredited professionals like our SERVPRO team.

Professional Restoration to Help When You Need It Most 

We provide fast and reliable services when you need them. We have a team standing by with cleaning and recovery equipment to start mitigation while a custom restoration plan is created to make this fire loss “Like it never even happened.”

Fires can be one of the more harmful situations homes must endure. As widespread as damage effects can become, we offer fast and reliable responses after extinguishment to start vital mitigation services regardless of how the fire started. Trust our SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose team to help. We are available 24/7 at (781) 665-6396.