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Effective Mitigation Strategies for Water-Damaged Malden Homes

10/16/2021 (Permalink)

Here To Help No matter the size of water damage to your property, SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment for every disaster. Call now!

By focusing on key points, our SERVPRO team can help Malden properties recover after water damage. 

There are advantages to choosing professional restoration after water damage incidents, the most direct of which is the peace of mind knowing that sufficient drying and cleanup occurs. Our SERVPRO professionals can track the migration of moisture and the source of water damage events to provide thorough restoration services "Like it never even happened." 

How Did the Damage Occur? 

Before water restoration companies like our SERVPRO team can get underway with the recovery that your property needs, we must first determine where the water damage exists in your Malden home and what caused it, sometimes the cause is obvious, while other situations might have a leak in a wall cavity that must be found with auditory equipment and controlled demolition. 

What Can Be Done Now to Help Your Damaged Home? 

Mitigation is one of the most critical stages of residential and commercial recovery after water damage. These initial actions can save time and money, from water removal services with extraction tools like pumps and vacuums to content relocation to protect personal belongings from migrating moisture and standing water. 

Where Is Drying and Cleaning Needed? 

Drying is one of the universal needs of water-damaged homes, but not every property suffers damage the same way. Instead, careful considerations must be made with inspections and assessments to determine where moisture exists and what can be done to resolve it. There are hundreds of drying tools and devices in our recovery inventory, including:

Our SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose professionals waste no time providing your property and its contents the attention they require after water damages. As quickly as standing water and moisture can migrate, immediate action is necessary to help. Reach us anytime at (781) 665-6396.

The First Steps for Homeowners After a Fire in Malden Homes

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

Home on fire SERVPRO fire damage restoration services are top-notch. We will work with your insurance company to have your home back to preloss condition.

Homeowners must rely on the experience and professionalism of our SERVPRO team to quickly restore fire-damaged Malden houses. 

When a fire occurs, you should prioritize getting yourself to safety and protecting your family above all else. Often severe injuries or worse can occur from homeowners collecting belongings from the house instead of vacating. After contacting your insurance company, they could likely put you in contact with our rapid response team to collect data and get a team of professionals ready to help when extinguishment completes. 

Why Should Professional Restoration Occur? 

Fire damage in Malden homes is nothing to leave to inadequate DIY cleanup and restoration solutions. We maintain the highest level of quality and professionalism when fire losses occur, so you know your home and its contents are in the right hands. Our training and expertise are constantly being expanded with certifications from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and other in-house training courses. 

We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster

After a fire gets extinguished, the damage does not stop for the affected properties. Because we are a preferred vendor for insurance work in area homes and businesses, we are often ready to enter a property as soon as first responders clear it. Our fast arrival to these threatening situations allows us to get vital mitigation services started to protect your home, such as:

  • Water removal services
  • Fire debris removal
  • Content relocation
  • Air filtration

Upholding High Standards with Fire Recovery

With fire damage restoration, getting families back to their normal routines fast is vital. As urgent as this timeline is, we never cut corners or shortchange the repair necessary in a home. We are a comprehensive solution for soot removal, carpet and upholstery cleaning, odor removal, and air quality restoration. 

We have built our reputation on our expert restoration services and our commitment to unparalleled customer service. Fires can be traumatic and overwhelming for a homeowner, but trusting our SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose team helps you through nearly every stage of the recovery, cleaning, and even reconstruction your property might require. We are ready to help 24/7 at (781) 665-6396.

How Can Businesses Best Prepare for Fire Damage Restoration in Malden?

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

fire in store with exit sign The SERVPRO ERP Plan can lessen the fire dangers in your Malden commercial property. Safety First.

Learn about what SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile (ERP) for Malden commercial properties delivers for the proactive business owner

Intelligent business owners integrate redundancies and scaffold supports in anticipation of circumstances that could otherwise derail a company. During your company’s “problem planning,” do not overlook the obvious catastrophe a Malden commercial fire could cause simply because you are not in the “business” of structural and contents restoration.

Where Can Malden Companies Find Fire Damage Restoration Planning Services?

SERVPRO offers a unique and dynamic tool for disaster anticipation -- our Emergency READY Profile and Plan (ERP). Take the time to invite one of our experienced project managers to visit your commercial campus to assess for disaster risks and plan for a streamlined response in the event the worst happens.

What Happens During the SERVPRO ERP Assessment?

SERVPRO strives to create a concise, digital document immediately accessible to our response crews if a fire disaster strikes your Malden company’s commercial property. We sketch out blueprints of your space, photograph critical areas and systems, and outline water and smoke damage restoration phases specific to your commercial property. Expect recommendations intended to improve the odds of avoiding or minimizing the chance of a fire or significant fire damage. Talk with our team to ease any adaptations. The ERP is at its best when SERVPRO and your business collaborate.

What Can Malden Business Owners Do to Enhance the ERP?

  • Plan for Continued Operations

One of the most significant conversations you should have during the ERP creation process is ways your business can continue some form of operations during the fire mitigation and remediation process. Over 40 percent of companies forced to close their doors during a disaster recovery never open them again. Strategize with the SERVPRO team concerning how to avoid becoming another unfortunate statistic. 

  • Apply the ERP App

The SERVPRO ERP app is a powerful adjunct to the in-person assessment. Use it to personalize the ERP and update information as necessary. Details that make the ERP stronger will vary from business to business, but at a minimum, the app permits:

  • Clarification that SERVPRO is your chosen fire damage restoration partner, preventing delays
  • Identification of and contact information for vendors and contractors that designed your systems and installed your equipment
  • Prioritization of tasks and concerns when a fire disaster interrupts
  • Designation of trusted managers, employees, or other individuals to act as your agent if you are unavailable during any time during the fire restoration crisis

Contact SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose today at (781) 665-6396 to schedule an ERP assessment for fire and other property disasters. This no-cost evaluation is one of the best “investments” you can make to secure your business’s future.

Why Should You Call for Immediate Help with Flood Damage in Melrose?

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

make on flooded roof of house with a help me sign SERVPRO is here to help Melrose Neighbors when flooding strikes. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster

Fast interventions from SERVPRO secure your Melrose residence, commencing emergency services for water damage remediation and mitigation

You have no time to waste when fierce storms cause flood damage in Melrose. It might go against the grain to arrange for water clean up and water damage repairs without a lengthy, carefully considered bidding process. Unfortunately, the harm water does to building materials is immediate as well as progressive.

Why Is SERVPRO an Excellent Choice for Flood Restoration in Melrose?

Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)--trained crews master a broad range of interventions and strategies to transform your flooded home to preloss condition quickly. We take on all aspects of Melrose property storm damage recovery without the need for additional contractors, including:

  • Boarding and tarping of exterior damage
  • Assessment and control of critical safety hazards from slipping and falling, risks of electrical shocks, structural collapse from storm debris or the weight of top-down interior flooding, exposure to biohazards from sewage, and countless other issues
  • Planning and implementation of phases of mitigation, remediation, restoration, and rebuilding, providing licensed and certified managers and technicians for each task and process

Can I Save by Performing Flood Restoration Myself?

Although homeowners can help with water removal services by moving sensitive items above flood lines and transporting personal items to secure, dry places, extensive basement flooding remediation is a job for SERVPRO experts. We have the industrial-grade equipment and the knowledge and experience to perform basement flooding cleanup safely and rapidly. Perhaps most importantly, SERVPRO crews are prepared to manage the always-contaminated flood waters, including cleaning up after a sewer backup that often accompanies overland flooding. We maintain your and our crews’ safety by:

  • Always donning appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Using containment techniques to prevent the flow of contaminated water and drift of airborne pollutants, including wrapping work areas with 1.6 mil polyethylene and employing negative pressure air scrubbing equipment to exhaust
  • Collecting and transporting contaminated fluids for lawful disposal away from your home
  • Cleaning soiled surfaces with EPA-registered products and disinfecting with EPA-registered antimicrobials before thorough structural drying

Fortunately, our leadership in the storm damage recovery industry speaks for itself. Rely on SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose for a fast and professional response when you call (781) 665-6396.

What Are Typical Water Mitigation Options for Malden Homes?

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

injectidry tubes in baseboard SERVPRO's advanced equipment and skilled technicians can mitigate water damage in Malden homes

Halting the progression of water damage in Malden residences is the first step SERVPRO takes after a safety assessment

Modern appliances make life easier until a malfunction requires water mitigation in a Malden kitchen or utility room. A ruptured dishwasher hose or laundry supply line spreads water across floors. It can result in ceiling leaks or even basement flooding if the breakage occurs when the homeowner is away for a workday or long weekend.

How Does SERVPRO Rank Interventions When Responding with Emergency Services?

Water damage repairs in Malden require a foundation of rapid water mitigation. SERVPRO crews must stop the water from affecting additional building materials first, focusing on mitigation tactics including:

  • Turning off water mains or valves closer to the affected burst pipes
  • Placing pumps in confined areas if water levels are higher than two inches
  • Using truck-mounted or portable extractors as indicated to accelerate water removal services
  • Concentrating initial efforts on water extraction as it is 1200 times more effective than dehumidification
  • Leveraging advanced water mitigation and extraction techniques such as negative pressure systems using floor mats or baseboard hose placement (Injectidry-type system) to suction trapped water

Why Does SERVPRO Recommend Controlled Demolition as a Water Mitigation Strategy?

As you survey the water chaos of your Malden house after a plumbing or appliance leak, SERVPRO’s suggestion for cutting away building materials or disassembling cabinets can seem overwhelming. Mitigation of water incursions must be swift and comprehensive. Allowing even a bit of moisture to linger invites crumbling walls, collapsed ceilings, and dreaded mold growth when moist conditions exceed 24 to 48 hours. Most structural components endure careful demolition and subsequent water damage repairs well. The rebuilding skills of our crews make it “Like it never even happened,” after:

  • Removal of kick plates and backs on kitchen or laundry room cabinets to release trapped water and improve airflow
  • Removal of ceiling tiles or punching of weep holes to effect ceiling repairs from water damage
  • Sawing of flood cuts or drainage holes to allow access to pooled water and permit air movers and dehumidifiers to dry space efficiently

Place your confidence in SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose to follow water mitigation best practices after ruptured hoses or pipes flood areas of your home. Contact us 24/7 (781) 665-6396 for a prompt assessment and expert water clean up.

SERVPRO Can Conduct Ceiling Repairs from Water Damages in Malden

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

frozen pipe Frozen pipes will cause havoc in your home. SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians are ready at a moment's notice to handle all the work.

A Pipe Break Caused Water Damage in Your Maiden Residence.

It doesn't happen nearly as often in the summertime as it does in the cooler months, but it is possible that waterpipes inside your house could break one day. Although freezing is the number one way pipes break, they can also burst if they get clogged with something. Having old pipes inside your home could also be the cause of lines bursting. In some areas, tree roots can grow into water pipes and cause them to break.

Whenever our SERVPRO technicians conduct water damage repair in Malden, we find the source of the leak before we do water damage remediation procedures. After we know where the pipe broke, we then shut off the water until a plumber can come in and seal the broken water line. If you live in a two-story house, it most likely has water pipes that run between the two floors; it is possible that water can leak from the ceiling in the lower level causing extensive damage. 

If you ever have water leaking from your ceiling due to burst pipes, our SERVPRO technicians can conduct the following procedures:

  • Water Clean Up
  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Ceiling Repairs from Water Damages
  • Cleaning Up After a Sewer Backup
  • Water Removal Services

Calling SERVPRO can prove to be a wise choice because the following aspects set us above other restoration companies:

If a pipe in an upper level of your home burst, it is a wise idea to call SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose at (781) 665-6396.

SERVPRO can assist you with fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup in Melrose

8/14/2021 (Permalink)

faulty outlet fire When a fire strikes your home, SERVPRO is the team to call for all of your fire damage restoration needs.

Electrical Wires Cause Many Fires in Melrose Homes

One major cause of structural blazes can be faulty electrical wires that suddenly short out. Electrical fires can happen without any warning, and then the flames can grow quickly. Once a fire ignites, it will then start consuming your contents, building materials, and structural components as fuel. 

Whenever we perform fire restoration in Melrose, our SERVPRO technicians follow a set of procedures as a part of the emergency services we provide. We first conduct building inspections and look for any potential safety hazards. We then board up the property to prevent intrusions. If the fire department used water to put out the fire, we could dry it out. And if there is no electricity in your house, we can establish emergency electricity.

Next, if the smoke damage is severe, we can deodorize the structure to make it more habitable using thermal fogging or other methods. Then, we can conduct initial cleaning of certain items. For example, if you have to move out of your home, we can clean your contents to be used while you are relocated. 

Once we take the mentioned first steps to prepare your structure, we can then conduct the following:

  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup
  • House Fire Clean Up
  • Water & Fire Damage Restorations
  • Renovating Fire Damaged Homes
  • Smoke Remediation

An electrical fire can be tricky to deal with, and if it ever happens to you, it is wise to call SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose at (781) 665-6396.

SERVPRO can provide basement flooding cleanup in Malden

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

flooded basement Flood damage is very common in your basement. SERVPRO, true and tried certified technicians are ready for any size flood restoration project.

Flood Cleanup in Your Malden Home Basement

Massachusetts is known to get torrential downpours from time to time during the mid to late summer season. When a storm blows in, it can often bring in several inches of rain quickly. In houses with basements, the windows for the lower level often have window wells that can fill up with water. If the window wells get full, it is possible that moisture can leak in from the window into your house.

When dealing with flood damage in basements in Malden, we start by fixing the problem at its source so that water stops entering your structure. If a filled-up window well seems to be the source of the problem, we can first put a submersible pump inside the well and suck out the water. Once the window well is empty, we can then figure out where the water was leaking from the window. For example, if it was leaking from a faulty window seal, we can temporarily seal the leak.

Anytime basement flooding occurs, extensive flood restoration may be needed since the moisture could affect several of your buildings, like your walls and flooring. If you notice water in your basement, our SERVPRO team can conduct the following procedures to bring your home to its preloss state:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Emergency Services for Water Damage
  • Ceiling Repairs from Water Damages
  • Fixing a Leaking Roof from Storms
  • Basement Flooding Cleanup
  • Cleaning Up After a Sewer Backup

If you ever notice water leaking in from a window well in your basement, it is wise to call SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose at (781) 665-6396. 

How Can Property Owners Conduct Water Removal in Melrose Properties?

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

burst pipe Leaking pipes or appliances cause a mess. SERVPRO technicians are ready at a moment's notice for the help you need.

Water Removal in Melrose Requires the Expertise of a Reliable Restorer like SERVPRO 

Within 48 hours, water damage can lead to mold growth and odors. You may suffer significant losses and irrevocable harm if restoration is delayed for several days. It is critical to contact a reputable restoration company like SERVPRO within 24 hours of the said event.

At SERVPRO, we have a team of restorers with the specific abilities and equipment needed to tackle water removal in Melrose homes without causing further damage. We use precise testing to figure out how water got into the building and where moisture might be hiding. The following are the reasons why you might need professional water removal:

If you have recently had one of these events in your home, you need to hire an expert to remove the water from behind drywall and other confined locations.

We can use low-grain refrigerants to dry the space to a lower humidity ratio. Even in tight spaces, the equipment increases the rate of evaporation, resulting in drying. Our SERVPRO restorers can use non-penetrating moisture meters to check if the property is dry and ready to occupy.

In the event of unfortunate water damage, do not perform water removal by yourself. Contact SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose at (781) 665-6396 to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Where Can Homeowners Get High-Quality Fire Damage Restoration Services in Malden?

7/17/2021 (Permalink)

smoke from a fire Soot and smoke damage from a fire is no DIY project. SERVPRO trained technicians are ready 24/7 365 days a year. Call now!

They Can Trust SERVPRO for Fire Damage Repair in Malden

Fire incidents are common occurrences in residential premises, and their implications are undeniably profound. Thus, incidents of fire require drastic, appropriate, and timely responses to minimize possible damages. When your residence faces an incident of fire damage, it is always prudent to seek professional assistance from qualified experts who are well-versed to respond to and contain the situation. SERVPRO is a reliable one-stop shop for such an emergency and can assist you in repairing your property.

Immediate Response to Fire Damage 

The ability of a fire to spread hazily across a wide area within a short period makes it very destructive. However, the profound ramifications of fire incidents can be curtailed by hiring a company that offers prompt fire damage restoration in Malden. To restore a property after fire damage, we deodorize smoke residues and deodorize smoke smells.

Some cleaning challenges are involved in fire damage because oxygen, heat, gases, and moisture interact in various ways to form smoke residues. Different kinds of materials burn during a fire, and the effects of heat and smoke create other variables for restoring a home after fire damage. Our SERVPRO team responds to the various challenges created when smoke odors and residues affect various materials and surfaces. We use the primary concepts of cleaning to each particular situation, which includes:

  • Agitating surfaces in multiple ways.
  • Using several products to create chemical reactions.
  • Using several cleaning procedures to eliminate residues.

Our SERVPRO team can use a complete range of procedures to restore fire-damaged materials. SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose has the expertise required to get your home to preloss condition after fire damage. Call us anytime at (781) 665-6396. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.