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Business Owners Need to Dry the Affected Area after Commercial Water Damage in Malden 

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Water damage restoration for any size commercial building is a job for SERVPRO. Call now for the help you need.

Involving Certified Restorers like SERVPRO Is the Best Move for Professional Water Damage Restoration in Your Malden Business 

If your company has recently experienced a water intrusion, you may be unsure of what to do next. Seeping water damage is persistent and pervasive, and it can cause irreversible damage to expensive objects such as inventory, especially if emergency intervention is delayed beyond the first 48 hours. Acting fast by involving reputable restorers like SERVPRO is the best move in reducing damage and getting your business back to its normal operations.

Determine the Cause of Water Damage 

SERVPRO restorers have seen and repaired every type of potential commercial water damage in Malden businesses. Here are the common causes of water damage in commercial buildings and businesses.

  • Storm drain backup
  • Faulty plumbing
  • Sump pump failure
  • Leaks from appliances

How Long Does the Drying Process Take? 

The drying process depends on the magnitude of the damage and the effectiveness of the drying equipment. A high-volume fan and dehumidifier can dry an area faster than a standard house fan. This is why enlisting the assistance of trained water damage restoration professionals is advantageous. We have specialized drying equipment that can get the job done quickly. We can use several axial air movers that cover larger areas and structural cavities drying equipment to direct airflow into confined spaces. With this equipment, we can dry your business within several hours.

Let professional restorers handle water damage to avoid expensive repairs. Contact SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose at (781) 665-6396 to get your business up and running.

Returning Your Malden Commercial Space Back to Normal After Fire Damage

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

A fire in a commercial business with a blue tarp up and a dumpster. SERVPRO of Malden/Melrose can be there shortly after your property fire damage. We are standing by.

SERVPRO Arrives Fast with Each Commercial Fire Damage Call, Protecting Your Bottom Line in Malden

When you are in charge of commercial property in Malden, you already have many irons in the fire. Worrying about fire damage restoration after an emergency makes that load even more on your shoulders. SERVPRO offers 24/7 emergency response, so you can trust us to be there when you need rapid fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup services. This is why we are known for the slogan We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

With any fire damage in Malden, either residential or commercial, SERVPRO always works to restore rather than replace. This saves you both time and money. The main goal is to return your business to its former condition, “Like it never even happened.”

How Does Pack Up/Move Out Work?

Depending on the contents of your commercial space and the fire damage involved, packing up items and moving them out for cleaning and deodorizing off-site might be best. Our skilled team assesses fire and smoke damage to determine how to proceed, including inspection of:

  • Fabric and clothing items best removed for cleaning
  • Most heavy equipment may be left in place 
  • Smaller equipment, including electronics, require specialized cleaning services
  • Surface cleaning using our soot and smoke remediation measures

No matter the level of fire damage or your need for detailed restoration, we carefully assess and plan to customize our efforts. Everything gets done quickly, and we adjust our steps to help us better achieve our goals.

Call SERVPRO of Malden/Melrose for all water & fire damage restorations when you want high-quality results. You can reach our team 24 hours a day by calling (781) 665-6396!

How Can SERVPRO Help with Mold Removal in Malden Offices?

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

Mold on a white wall in the corner of a door way Mold can be very tricky, call SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose as soon as you think you may have a problem.

From mold inspections to black mold removal, our remediation team can help Malden businesses.

Black mold can be a fast-moving and destructive presence in a Malden office building. Because of the potential health effects and how damaging these organisms can be to hosting materials, you need a fast-responding team that can manage several mold remediation facets simultaneously, including:

  • Removing mold
  • Drying moisture damage
  • Cleaning affected areas
  • Deodorization
  • Reconstruction

Can the Emergency Ready Profile Program Help? 

SERVPRO offers a free proactive response program to help when water cleanup, fire restoration, or mold remediation for Malden businesses is necessary. The Emergency READY Profile (ERP) Plan collects vital information about the property and the chain of command to ensure that restoration and remediation efforts go as swiftly as possible when every minute counts. 

Mold remediation for area businesses can be a large undertaking, so trust the team capable of handling microbial threats of all sizes. You can reach our SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose team 24/7 at (781) 665-6396. 

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.

What Services Recover Smoke and Fire Damage for Businesses in Malden?

4/10/2021 (Permalink)

Soot and fire damage in a large building on a stairwell Fire damage will take over especially in a large building, call SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose for assistance.

SERVPRO is a Restoration Service that Specializes in Commercial Premises with Fire Damage

A fire in commercial premises can often present more significant challenges than in residential properties. Factors that affect restoration can be the property's size and the length of time that the fire was burning. Sometimes, overnight fires can lead to extensive damage and deterioration of business premises, even when the structure remains intact. 

Problems with commercial fire damage in your Malden business can often be offset with the correct equipment. Removing large amounts of soot or smoke residues is sometimes only possible with industrial equipment and cleaning agents. Our technicians have the training to perform proper restoration in commercial premises, and we can mobilize equipment quickly.

  • Compressed air can be a valuable tool for dislodging dry soot and smoke residue.
  • Power washing equipment can provide direct jet washing to the exterior of the building to remove smoke damages.
  • Our DX generators can control the largest commercial properties' indoor atmosphere and offer excellent drying, ventilation, or humidity control.

Counteracting smoke staining at your business is a professional job. Contact SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose for commercial fire damage restoration at (781) 665-6396.

Melrose Commercial Property Owners Need Fast Water Damage Remediation

3/21/2021 (Permalink)

business suit sitting on flooded office with laptop Call SERVPRO when you spot water leaking in your Melrose office, we can mitigate the water damage--don't wait like this guy!

SERVPRO handles commercial water clean up with ease, limiting damage to your Melrose business

You never expect ceiling leaks or flooding to be part of your workday, which is why you need to have a company on speed dial should something go wrong. SERVPRO is here for emergency response and the team to call because We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Many things set SERVPRO apart from the rest when you need assistance with commercial water damage in Melrose, including:

  • 24/7 response and situational awareness
  • Pre-loaded Green Fleet, allowing us to dispatch as soon as possible
  • Your trusted partner for water damage remediation, burst pipes, and flood restoration
  • Strict adherence to OSHA standards 
  • Industrial-grade, commercial equipment for extraction, drying, moisture detection, and more

Business owners in Melrose know to call us for any water emergency for:

  • Water damage mitigation & restoration
  • Prompt response/mobilization
  • Wet vital records and document recovery and restoration
  • Emergency power, if needed
  • Desiccant/refrigerant drying
  • EPA-registered antimicrobial application

Rather than trying to take care of water removal in-house with personnel, we have an IICRC-certified team to get the job completed in a fraction of the time. Whether you require sewage cleanup or help after flooding from a storm, we make sure it is “Like it never even happened.”

Contact SERVPRO of Malden/Melrose at (781) 665-6396 when you need water damage services. We can deploy our crew within hours of your call!

Make a Candy Chute for Safer Pandemic Trick-or-Treating

10/22/2020 (Permalink)

Halloween Chute made from PVC Pipe.

Even if you’re not the type to decorate the outside of your house for Halloween, this year’s must-have trick-or-treating accessory is a delivery mechanism that will allow you to limit contact with the ghouls and goblins who will be approaching your home: the candy chute. Here’s how they work, and how to make one of your own.

How to make a candy chute

In case it’s not clear based on the description, a candy chute is a descriptor for any hollow, tubular object that can be rigged up to facilitate a safer, physically distanced trick-or-treating experience. Here’s how it works: When treat-seekers approach your door on October 31 (or whenever the locally sanctioned day happens to be), instead of handing them pieces of candy or leaving out a giant bowl of (hopefully) individually wrapped treats for them to paw through, you can simply sends the sweets down the candy chute, where they will fall into the hands of the kiddos waiting at the other end, hopefully more than six feet away from you.

There are several different factors that come into play when designing your own candy chute, including the positioning of your front steps and the necessary inclines to facilitate rapid candy movement. Your mission is to find at least six feet of some variety of hollow tubing arrange it to deliver the candy from your doorstep to the trick-or-treaters quickly and reliably.

It may not even be October yet, but there’s already no shortage of instructions for candy chutes floating around incorporating materials ranging from PVC pipes, to vinyl gutters, to cardboard shipping tubes, to more elaborate setups, where the chute is incorporated into the overall Halloween decor.

https://lifehacker.com/make-a-candy-chute-for-safer-pandemic-trick-or-treating-1845229874

What are the Different Levels of a Commercial Damage?

12/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's Large desiccant unit used in large commercial water damages.

SERVPRO of Malden/Melrose handles not only residential damage and restoration but commercial as well.

There are three levels of commercial damage that are considered:

Level 1

Level 1 is a small commercial loss typically involving 15,000 square feet or less of affected floor space. If the facility was entirely affected, examples of a small commercial loss may include but are not limited to, a stand-alone retail establishment, a small church, a daycare facility, a small shopping center, a small warehouse or manufacturing facility, or a stand-alone administrative building. A Level 1 loss can also be a small portion of a much larger structure.

Level 2

Level 2 is a midsize commercial loss typically involving 15,000 to 60,000 square feet of affected floor space. The building or buildings involved are usually multi-level or greatly divided spaces. If the facility was entirely affected, examples of a Level 2 loss may include but are not limited to, a small multi-family property, a midsize church or school, a small shopping center, a multi-tenant administration facility, or a midsize warehouse or manufacturing facility. A Level 2 loss can also be just a portion of a much larger structure.

Level 3

Level 3 is a large commercial loss typically involving more than 60,000 square feet of affected floor space. The building or buildings involved will likely be large multi-level structures. If the facility was entirely affected, examples of a Level 3 loss can include, but are not limited to, a large church, hospital, school, or university; a large multi-family property; a mid- to high-rise retail or administration facility; a large industrial, manufacturing, or warehouse facility; or a large strip-style shopping center or shopping mall. This is the level at which it would be appropriate to refer to the project as a “large loss.”

Once our team at SERVPRO of Malden/Melrose determines the level of loss, the property is further assessed, and a team of appropriate size is dispatched to get the job done quickly and efficiently, and return your business to operation “Like it never even happened.”®

Commercial Fire Restoration

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Lynnfield DPW Garage Fire

Fire damage is especially devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If your business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Fire and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Commercial Fire Damage?

Call Us Today 781-665-6396

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Malden/Melrose has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant, motel, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

SERVPRO of Malden/Melrose can respond immediately to your commercial fire damage emergency regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters.

Call Us Today 781-665-6396

What Percentage of Businesses May Never Reopen After a Loss?

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know that nearly 50% of businesses never reopen after a business interruption?  

When it comes to your commercial property, we mean business. You need a company that can minimize the disruption to your clients while delivering superior results. Whether you need professional cleaning to make your business shine, or emergency water restoration services, SERVPRO of Malden/Melrose has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

We understand how critical it is to be prepared and we developed our Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) to help make sure you are “Ready for whatever happens”.  Our ERP is designed to help you quickly and easily access crucial information in the event of an emergency.  From everyday disasters to catastrophic events, the SERVPRO Ready Plan app puts everything you need at your fingertips.  You can easily manage the situation and, with the help of our SERVPRO team, get back on track faster.  Together we can reduce downtime and make it “Like it never even happened.” 

Be Ready!  Our app is a no-cost readiness plan that places your ready plan data on your mobile device for quick access during an emergency.

https://ready.SERVPRO.com/home/mobileapp

Call SERVPRO of Malden/Melrose today to schedule your FREE Emergency Ready Plan consultation.  781-593-6663

Commercial Mold Remediation

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

Mold in Basement of Commercial Building

Besides causing a major business interruption, a mold problem can present a serious health risk for people exposed at your commercial property. Mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Malden/Melrose, who will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Mold and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Mold and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Have a Mold Problem?

Call Us Today – 781-665-6396

Commercial Mold Remediation Presents Unique Challenges

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Malden/Melrose can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition. Learn more about SERVPRO of Malden/Melrose training and certifications.

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 781-665-6396

Emergency READY Profile - Are Your Ready?

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

The Best Way to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster is to Plan For it NOW. As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business. Are You Ready?

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?” The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO® is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order. The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile Advantage A no cost assessment of your facility. – This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost. A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency. – It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed. A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster. – This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action. Establishes your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. – You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by. Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin. – This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money. Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information. – Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens.” 

Call SERVPRO Malden/Melrose 24 hours a day, 7 days a week  

781-665-6396

Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events in commercial properties on the North Shore and surrounding areas are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.  So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Malden/Melrose

SERVPRO of Malden/Melrose specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

SERVPRO of Malden/Melrose 781-665-6396 has the training and equipment to help make it    "Like it never even happened."

Let Us Help With Your Commercial Cleaning Services

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients.  So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO professionals have the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, call in SERVPRO of Malden/Melrose.  Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO to make your workspace look its very best.  They’ll respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best.

To learn more about our Commercial Cleaning Service call the professionals at SERVPRO of Malden/Melrose 781-665-6396.   We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”