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What Is The Best Plan To Deal With Flood Damage In Melrose?

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Helps Perform Water Cleanup in Melrose Properties to Contain Flood Damage

On average, storm occurrences in Melrose can be described as sporadic. For the larger Boston area, a hurricane brushes by once approximately every six years.  However, this does not exempt residents from the risk of flood damage.

Melrose is part of the Greater Boston metropolitan area, sitting approximately 10 miles north of Boston City. One of the unique characteristics that attract people to the area is its natural beauty. The area experiences four full seasons each year with sunny, beautiful springs and summers. During fall, a mixture of yellow, red, and orange foliage transforms the area into a colorful, serene environment before the winter starts in November, and snow covers everything. On average, the area receives approximately 48 inches of snow every year. Therefore, the likelihood of flood damage from snow jams is high.

An Area Loved by the Locals

While it is common for people born in an area to leave immediately after finishing studies, the situation is a bit different in Melrose, where approximately 71% of the residents were born in the town or within Massachusetts. The city is home to over 28,000 residents, according to a 2019 estimate. Its proximity to the coast and the state’s capital are the two other factors that keep drawing people to the area since it means access to different amenities like schools and beautiful neighborhoods. The city, which was incorporated in 1850, also has a fair share of gorgeous historic homes.

Unique Historic Homes

Seven houses in Melrose are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It is a great accomplishment considering a strict criterion determines which properties are added to the list. The main factors include whether the property or the person who owned it served unique events in the country's history. Some of the properties in the city that appear in the list include:

  • Beebe Estate built in 1828 and is a conspicuous example of Greek Revival architecture 
  • Larrabee’s Brick Block, which was built in 1880.  The residential and commercial building is relatively unaltered
  • Melrose Public Library built in 1904, although there were additions to the structure later on 
  • The Phineas Upham House, built in 1703. It is one of the remaining traditional saltbox houses from the colonial period 

How Does SERVPRO Manage Flood Damage Through Cleanup?

Flooding can lead to various damages, including deterioration of materials, staining, and bad odor.  Most of these problems are hard to resolve once developed. Cleaning up the property in time helps remove standing water and harmful debris, limiting their effects on structural materials and contents. Timely cleaning can help prevent the need for other advanced services like:

SERVPRO has the resources to complete the cleanup faster and more efficiently because we have advanced equipment like pressure washers and rotation brushes which remove all traces of residues. We also have sturdy extractors, including self-priming trash pumps that remove water with solid residues. Our technicians also use a variety of professional cleaning agents to cleanse the affected areas.

SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose has managed flood damage incidents for several years. Call us at (781) 665-6396 for assistance if your property is affected.

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