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Storm Flood Damage Cleanup in Brookline Requires Professional Help

6/23/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Performs Storm Flood Damage Cleanup in Brookline

Few things can make property owners feel as helpless as the feeling induced by flood damage after a storm has hit. Storm flood damage can leave debris like broken tree branches, leaves, silt, and mud. 

Taking swift action and hiring professionals is the only way to minimize the damage and ensure that the house gets back to its former condition. SERVPRO can perform storm flood damage cleanup in your Brookline residence efficiently and cost-effectively. 

Floodwater causes blackwater damage because the water is highly unsanitary; contaminated by harmful chemicals, sewage, or other agents. It is more challenging to clean up a flood-damaged home than to remediate different types of water damage. We make sure that microbes do not get the chance to grow and multiply because this can lower your house's structural and aesthetic appeal. Our flood cleanup process involves several steps, including:

  • Assessment
  • Water removal
  • Cleaning and sanitizing
  • Drying 
  • Deodorization
  • Reconstruction

The flood cleanup process requires treatment with the most excellent care. Our SERVPRO technicians have undergone rigorous training. We can use moisture meters to determine the extent of water penetration in flooring, ceilings, walls, and carpets. 

We can use self-priming trash pumps to remove the water. These pumps enable restorers to access the pump body if it gets clogged. Our team can check walls and floors below the damaged area and crawl spaces for stagnant water and pump it out as necessary. 

Mold can grow in open and hidden places after flood damage and ruin affected building materials. Our SERVPRO team can locate the colonies and remove them safely using special chemicals to kill the mold and its spores or remove the moldy materials.

The flood cleanup process also involves deodorizing the building to eliminate unpleasant odors. Our SERVPRO technicians can use ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers to dispense solvent-based and water-based deodorants into your home. The foggers generate small deodorants or particles, which penetrate most areas containing odor particles. 

Letting flood water remain in your Brookline house can cause the damage to worsen. Contact SERVPRO of Allston, Brighton & Brookline at (617) 903-5055 for effective restoration. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Commercial Fire and Smoke Removal in Allston Requires a Swift Response

6/15/2022 (Permalink)

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Hire SERVPRO for Commercial Fire and Smoke Removal in Allston

I have fire damage in my office building and need fire restoration services. Which firm can I trust to restore it?

You can hire SERVPRO to perform commercial fire and smoke removal on your Allston property. Our certified and licensed restorers have extensive experience in commercial fire, soot, and smoke removal. You can be sure that we can quickly complete the fire damage repair process with precision and minimal disruption to foot traffic. We can do the following to restore your property: 

  • Thorough inspection
  • Debris removal
  • Water removal and drying 
  • Removal of smoke residues
  • Deodorization
  • Repair and rebuild

Thorough Inspection

We can complete a walk-through of the building to evaluate the fire and smoke damage. After completing the walk-through, our SERVPRO technicians can identify your priorities and determine the best approach to repairing your property. 

Debris Removal

We can test and evaluate ruined materials to determine which ones are salvageable or unsalvageable. Our SERVPRO fire and smoke restoration experts can remove the damaged materials. 

Water Removal and Drying

Our team can use water extractors to remove the water from fire extinguishing efforts. We can also place air movies and dehumidifiers in the affected area to eliminate moisture. Air movers and dehumidifiers work together to dry a structure effectively. 

Removal of Smoke Residues

Smoke residues can discolor the walls and tarnish metal structures and contents. We can use a vacuum device to eliminate particulate soiling and light debris. We often perform vacuuming before using other cleaning methods to eradicate excess residues. Our team can also use dry cleaning sponges to remove smoke residues from affected surfaces. 

Deodorization

Our SERVPRO technicians can thermal fog your commercial property with odor-eliminating products. We can also use HEPA air scrubbers to assist in the odor-removal process. 

Repair and Rebuild

We can perform the repairs required to return your property to its pre-damaged state. This may include replacing drywall, replacing or repairing flooring, and painting. 

SERVPRO of Allston, Brighton & Brookline can help you handle fire and smoke damage on your commercial property. Our emergency helpline is (617) 903-5055. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

Hire SERVPRO to Deal With Water Damage in Your Brookline Residence

6/2/2022 (Permalink)

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How to Efficiently Handle Water Damage in Brookline

After the unfortunate event of water damage in your home, you need to take steps to remove the water and dry the affected structures and contents. Letting water sit for a while creates a breeding ground for bacteria, mosquitoes, and other insects.

Water damage repair in Brookline requires special equipment like water extraction devices, moisture meters, safety equipment, air movers, and dehumidifiers. SERVPRO has the equipment and expertise needed to restore your residence to a preloss state. Some of the reasons why you should contact us to handle water damage include:

  • Rapid restoration
  • Safe mold remediation
  • Proper documentation
  • Reduction of costs and losses
  • Professional advice

Our SERVPRO team is dedicated to cleaning, repairing, and restoring homes quickly and efficiently. Several professionals with the latest technology can work in sync to rebuild your house.

Water damage often goes beyond what is visible. Problems might occur in vents and ducts, which require cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing to remove foul odors. The restoration process is a series of steps that vary from situation to situation, taking care of the minor details that the ordinary eye cannot see but might be a source of problems in the future.

You might be unable to organize your thoughts in determining what areas need extra work and replacements. Contacting SERVPRO is of great help, for we can give you our input and assistance as professionals.

Our technicians can use air movers to increase evaporation at the surface level when drying your property. Evaporation is the procedure of pushing moisture from materials into the air. Moisture transforms from a liquid on a material's surface into a vapor. Air moving equipment assists evaporation by sweeping complete (saturated air) away from surfaces and replacing it with dryer air. After moisture gets into the air, our SERVPRO team can use dehumidifiers to dry it. We ensure that the amount of moisture we are removing from the air with dehumidifiers equals or is greater than the amount getting added to the air through evaporation. 

Water damage worsens if left untreated for long. Contact SERVPRO of Allston, Brighton & Brookline at (617) 903-5055 for efficient restoration of your residence. 

How to Deal with Commercial Mold Damage in a Brookline Hotel

5/20/2022 (Permalink)

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Trust SERVPRO to Handle the Commercial Mold Damage in Your Brookline Hotel

When staying in a hotel, travelers expect clean, refreshing rooms. They do not expect mold damage. You must keep a safe, clean, and mold-free hotel space as a hotel owner.

SERVPRO can assist you in handling the commercial mold damage in your Brookline hotel to avoid losing your revenue stream. Mold problems in hotels can occur because of drastic changes in the indoor environment.

The temperature changes can cause mold infestation by creating condensation on building materials like wood and drywall.

SERVPRO can remediate the mold by taking these steps:

  • Identifying and eliminating the moisture source.
  • Remediating HVAC systems.
  • Removing and remediating contaminated contents.
  • Removing and disposing of contaminated porous materials.
  • Disposing of contaminated materials.
  • Cleaning.

Identifying and eliminating the moisture source

This step can involve structural modifications or repairs, like increasing ventilation with air movers and adding insulation. Once we address the moisture source, we can dry all the affected areas using dehumidifying equipment.

Remediating HVAC systems

During structural remediation, our team may deactivate or seal off the HVAC system to reduce the dispersal of mold spores and prevent contamination. We can remediate mold-contaminated HVAC systems.

Removing and remediating contaminated contents

We can remove the non-contaminated and harmful contents from the affected areas. Our team can discard or cleanse the soiled contents using suitable methods.

Removing and disposing of contaminated porous materials

We can use HEPA vacuums to decontaminate dry, porous materials infused with mold spores or dust only. If the materials have been wet for a lengthy period, we can remove and discard them. Our SERVPRO team can surface clean semi-porous materials with mold growth through scrubbing, scraping, and HEPA vacuuming.

Cleaning

After removing the mold-contaminated materials and drying your hotel’s interior, our SERVPRO team can remove visible traces of debris and dust from the remediation process using HEPA vacuum cleaners and damp wiping.

To deal with commercial mold damage in your hotel, call SERVPRO of Allston, Brighton & Brookline for help at (617) 903-5055.

How to Handle the Water Damage in Your Allston Residence

5/13/2022 (Permalink)

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Fix Water Damage in Allison With SERVPRO’s Help

I have a water intrusion incident in my home. Who can I trust to bring things back to normal? Water damage is a catastrophe that every homeowner fears because of its ability to cause structural defects in a home and lead to the growth of mold or other microbial organisms.

You can trust SERVPRO to help you handle the water damage in your Allston residence. We can restore your house quickly since we have the required equipment and expertise. Our water damage repair process proceeds as outlined below:

  • Assessment
  • Water extraction
  • Cleaning, sanitization, and deodorization
  • Drying
  • Repairs and reconstruction

Assessment

We can assess the damage to determine how severe it is, the hazards it might present, and what is restorable.

Water extraction

Our SERVPRO team can use powerful portable pumps to remove as much water as possible. This helps prevent the spread of the damage to other areas and reduces the time required for drying.

Cleaning, sanitization, and deodorization

Our SERVPRO technicians can use industrial cleaning agents to clean all the affected belongings, furniture, and floors before sanitizing them to kill microorganisms. Our restorers can remove airborne particles, chemicals, and gases from the air using air scrubbers. These devices draw dirty air through several filters, capturing particles and unpleasant smells. After that, the air scrubbers bring clean air into the environment.

Drying

We can use structural cavity drying equipment to direct airflow into wall cavities to replace moist, cool air with dryer, warmer air. This increases the temperatures of the surfaces and reduces the vapor pressure. It also increases the evaporation rate to get materials back to normal moisture levels.

Repairs and reconstruction

Our SERVPRO crew can conduct minor repairs or perform full rebuilding to get your house to its preloss condition, depending on the damage levels.

SERVPRO of Allston, Brighton & Brookline can perform water cleanup and restoration in your home. Contact us at (617) 903-5055. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Brookline Requires Experts

5/6/2022 (Permalink)

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Trust SERVPRO for Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Brookline

A fire at your commercial property can cause immense losses to materials, structural damage, high repair costs, and halting the normal functioning of the businesses in it. This ignition can cause financial losses, which may mean a long recovery time.

Fire damage requires a rapid response. SERVPRO has a team of dedicated, well-trained technicians to help you perform commercial fire damage restoration in your Brookline property. Our fire repair process is as outlined below:

  • Damage assessment
  • Minimizing the damage
  • Removing soot, debris, and ruined materials
  • Water extraction and drying
  • Cleaning and deodorizing

Damage Assessment

We confirm that the property is safe for entry and repairs when we get on-site by assessing the structural damage. The assessment also enables us to develop a suitable restoration plan.

Minimizing the damage

Our SERVPRO team can tarp the roof if it has openings and board up torn walls and windows to protect the property from weather elements and vandalism.

Removing soot, debris, and ruined materials

We can remove all the soot and debris left behind to minimize airborne odors and improve air quality inside the building. Our SERVPRO technicians can remove the materials that have been damaged beyond repair and discard them appropriately.

Water extraction and drying

We can use our powerful pumps to remove the water left by fire suppression systems and fire departments out of the building and then use air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out the affected areas. We manipulate humidity levels and temperature to produce optimal drying conditions without causing secondary destruction.

Cleaning and deodorizing

We can restore the salvageable materials, including furnishings, through effective cleaning and replace those damaged beyond repair. Our SERVPRO team can then use Ultra Low Volume (ULV) misters to deodorize your property. This equipment atomizes liquid deodorizing agents, mainly water-based agents, to produce a fine mist. The misters generate deodorant particles of about 20 to 60 microns, small enough to get into most areas with odor-causing residues.

SERVPRO of Allston, Brighton & Brookline has expertise in offering commercial fire cleanup and  restoration. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Contact us at (617) 903-5055.

Air Movers Work to Dry Water Damage in Brookline Homes

4/21/2022 (Permalink)

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Air Movers Are Critical for Drying Brookline Property Water Damage

When drying is necessary after loss incidents, our SERVPRO professionals rely on several tools from our inventory to achieve these goals. One of the critical elements of effective evaporative drying is the air movers of our equipment stock. With several types, there are multiple ways they can benefit the restoration process.

Surface Water

Water damage in Brookline homes and businesses relies on specific drying tools and products to overcome the effects of a situation like burst pipes or appliance leaking. Several materials can be quickly overwhelmed and damaged by spreading moisture, so specific tools like centrifugal air movers target direct places on building materials damaged by water. Units are placed several feet apart and frequently moved to continue their efforts in overall evaporation of:

  • Drywall
  • Carpets
  • Trim
  • Hardwood

Cavity Drying

Centrifugal units can also be used in a process to dry structural cavities. Low-profile options work alongside flood cuts and drywall to infuse these structural openings with dry air for faster evaporation. The cavity can hold water after leaks and burst pipes, making it critical to drain standing water and use these focused blasts of air to help in efficient drying production.

General Evaporative Drying

Axial air movers are ideal for broader areas of building materials and environments that are saturated and wet. Unlike centrifugal units that target a specific area of the wall system or flooring, axial options provide a general evaporative drying to aid a damaged region of the house.

There are multiple applications for air movers within a home after a water damage incident occurs. These tools are instrumental in the drying process, and for this reason, we have hundreds of these units to ensure that even large loss scenarios are managed efficiently. Give our SERVPRO of Allston, Brighton & Brookline team a call today at (617) 903-5055.

Three Phases of Mold Removal for Allston Homes

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

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These Steps Are Critical for Remediating Mold Damage in Allston Properties

Mold damage management begins as soon as our professionals arrive. Situations like microbial threats only worsen without direct action, so we utilize three distinct recovery phases to protect the house, its contents, and its occupants from greater harm.

Identifying the Scope of the Damage

To cope with mold damage to Allston homes, we must first determine the extent of the loss and the work scope. Experienced managers from our teamwork alongside customers and property owners to identify priorities of remediation and restoration and the needed recovery efforts to come. Cataloging the loss of contents and the structure also helps create a detailed estimate for the work to be done.

Removing Mold Damage

The most versatile of these stages necessary to remove mold and microbial threats from your property is the management of the organism itself. Depending on how severe the infestation is, several types of mold removal strategies are effective. Surface treatment solutions are the preferred method, as these are the least invasive, but more aggressive measures are often required.

Repairs and Cleanup

An advantage to having a general contractor license is the ability to provide build-back services necessary for many homes after mold exposure. The destructive capability of active colonization compromise is hosting materials quickly, so it is important to have experienced professionals capable of repairing the damage caused to the household during the remediation process and the prolonged exposure to colonies. Some processes include:

  • Replacing Structure
  • Returning Contents
  • Addressing Malodors

Each of these phases of mold removal and remediation is critical to protecting the exposed materials and preventing greater harm to the property. As leading applied microbial remediation professionals, our SERVPRO of Allston, Brighton & Brookline team helps quickly to manage active colonization scenarios to protect your home. Give us a call today at (617) 903-5055.

Allston Storms Can Bring Various Flood Damage Hazards

4/6/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Acts Fast to Help with Flood Damage for Allston Residents

Allston residents could be subjected to storms that bring on flooding and water damage regardless of the season. If you have flood water coming into your property, you must be cautious when navigating any standing water. Not only that but having a skilled team of water restoration technicians (WRT) available to handle extractions and cleanup will get you the best results. SERVPRO is available around the clock for rapid flood water removal services and storm cleanup – We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

When it comes to all flood damage in Allston, there is a genuine concern about contamination. SERVPRO handles safety concerns from contamination within saturated materials to possible structural damage. Our team also takes added precautions to ensure contaminants do not turn into an issue throughout areas unaffected by the floodwater.

It is important to note that protection is vital for storm flooding anywhere in your home. Exposure to floodwater could mean possible chemicals, feces, vermin, etc. Should you have any contact with water entering your home, you can:

  • Wash hands/body parts with clean water and soap as soon as possible. If clean water is not available, hand sanitizer or alcohol wipes make suitable substitutes.
  • Clean any clothing containing flood water or sewage using hot water and detergent before wearing it again.
  • Any wounds that possibly come into contact with floodwater should get looked at and cleaned/appropriately dressed.

SERVPRO enters all flooded properties with the utmost caution while wearing personal protective equipment (PPE). We set up containment barriers, place drying equipment, and utilize pumps and truck-mounted extractors to pull up all standing water. Flood situations also call for water pre-treatment with antimicrobials before water removal services begin.

Flood damage gets handled quickly and effectively by our team at SERVPRO of Allston, Brighton & Brookline. Contact our team at (617) 903-5055 if you require assistance.

The Types of Smoke Residues in Brookline Homes Require Cleaning

4/6/2022 (Permalink)

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Fire Damage Requires Multiple Cleaning Approaches for Brookline Properties

Fires can produce multiple types of residues and soil deposits that must be overcome to restore the home to its original condition. Our SERVPRO team responds fast to help with this needed mitigation and deep cleaning. Most smoke deposits and residues left behind after combustion require cleanup and restoration services. Common smoke damage types include:

  • Dry Smoke
  • Wet Smoke
  • Protein Residues

Dry Smoke Residues

While it is among the easier fire damage in Brookline homes to resolve, dry smoke damages still require specific recovery processes to clear. These types of residues are produced by high heat fires that combust products almost completely, leaving only a thin layer of chalky residue on nearby surfaces. In many cases, dry cleaning products like chemical sponges can be an effective tool to remove these deposits.

Wet Smoke Damage

Wet smoke is among the most challenging residue types to remove from surfaces, as these are usually thick and moist. In most situations, some wet cleaning products are ineffective for overcoming these soils and can smear the residue or stain the underlying surfaces. Emulsification is a chemical process that can often pull soils away from the connected substrate to wipe clean.

Protein/Grease Fire Residues

These are commonly produced during kitchen fires and can be a difficult obstacle for restoration professionals. The thickness of these residues and their oily consistency makes them challenging to remove without applying solvents to dissolve the soils. Products must be carefully considered to avoid damaging the finish of impacted surfaces.

The type of smoke residue that exists plays a considerable part in how easy property is to clean and the extensive restoration processes necessary to return a home to preloss condition. The fast response of our SERVPRO of Allston, Brighton & Brookline team gets these mitigative strategies started as soon as possible. Call today at (617) 903-5055.