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SERVPRO Can Help Saugus Residents Deal with Water Damage to Their Homes

7/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician and vehicle SERVPRO teams have the tools and experience you need to handle water damages on your property.

With a Fast and Efficient Service, SERVPRO Can Save Your Saugus Home Form Long-Term Effects of Water Damage 

Unmitigated water damage to your Saugus home can have long-term effects on the structural components, causing expensive-to-repair secondary issues. You need professional water damage remediation experts like SERVPRO who understand the importance of time dealing with water restoration.   

SERVPRO’s team of experts can start working on restoring the water damage in your Saugus home within a matter of hours after hearing from you. After all, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Once the SERVPRO experts have assessed the situation, the restoration work begins with removing any standing water from the property. We use advanced water removing equipment to get the job done as fast as possible. The goal is to minimize the exposure time of water with various structural components.   

Some Water Removing Equipment that SERVPRO Techs Use During Water Cleanup of Your Saugus Home  

SERVPRO technicians use advanced technology to remove standing water from your Saugus home after a water incident. Some equipment that we routinely use include-

  • Self-priming extraction pumps- These are heavy-duty pumps that SERVPRO technicians use if there are solids in the standing water. They are mostly powered by gas or diesel and can move up to 16,000 gallons of water per hour, making them ideal in flood restoration.
  • High-pressure pumps- These pumps can offer a high lift and are generally used for pumping out underground structures, including basements and parking garages.  

Call SERVPRO of Saugus, West Lynn at (978) 744-0409; our technicians are available 24/7 to assist you. 

Mold Spreads Fast and Is Destructive – It Can Damage Saugus Homes

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

mold growth on ceiling and wall Inspect your home often for signs of mold and call SERVPRO for fast, effective remediation.

Mold Removal Companies Like SERVPRO Understand the Damage Mold can do to Saugus Homes and Provide Mold Remediation

If you see or smell mold, you want to get professional help immediately. Mold spreads rapidly, and the fungi can destroy the content and structural elements of your home. At SERVPRO, we provide mold removal services following the strictest guidelines.

What Are SERVPRO’s Guidelines & Standards for Mold Remediation?

Mold removal companies in Saugus use various guidelines for mold removal. At SERVPRO, we follow both the EPA mold remediation guidelines and the IICRC standards. We do everything possible to ensure the mold gets removed from your home. Because mold spores are everywhere, it is impossible to remove 100% of the mold, but we can address the problem that allows it to grow. The EPA recommends:

  • Cleaning and drying moldy materials
  • Discarding moldy items that cannot be cleaned
  • Dry non-mold items within 48 hours

SERVPRO does this and more.

IICRC Mold Remediation Standards

Safety is paramount, and because mold can cause health effects, we take it very seriously. The standards we follow here include:

  • Providing for health & safety
  • Documenting the conditions & processes
  • Controlling the mold contaminant at the source
  • Removing contamination
  • Correcting the moisture problem

Once we have done all of the above and the home has been disinfected, we proceed with the final restoration. If you have a problem with black mold and need mold inspections, remediations and removal, contact SERVPRO of Saugus, West Lynn at (978) 744-0409.

What Inspection Devices Are Used to Track Moisture in Saugus Homes?

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used in room Water damage? SERVPRO can help! We have the training and equipment to restore your home.

If Water Cleanup is Needed in Saugus, SERVPRO Uses Specialty Equipment to Locate Moisture

When our crew arrives on the scene, a scope gets done on the home. Scoping locates the areas where water has gone and determines the extent of absorption by the structure and the content. We use various devices in our water damage restoration services to track the moisture.

Water Restoration Inspection Devices

Water cleanup in Saugus begins with tracking the moisture, and we use the following: 

  • Moisture Sensors– Detects moisture in carpets and padding. Sharp probes penetrate through the carpeting to determine if the subfloor below has been impacted. 
  • Thermal Imaging Cameras– Infrared cameras monitor the moisture in building material. During the scope, they provide a fast evaluation of the extent of the water. They show the path the water has taken and prove successful drying at the end of the job. This device is not always precise with moisture tracking.
  • Moisture Meters-Measures the actual moisture content or level of materials. Different meters may get used for specific materials such as drywall. There are both penetrating and non-penetrating meters.
  • Hygrometers – Measures the relative humidity and temperature of air masses, helping with the drying process.

When water damage remediation is needed, these tools help our techs to do the best job possible. Whether you are dealing with a water intrusion from burst pipes, ceiling leaks, or basement flooding, our team provides water cleanup that leaves your home “Like it never even happened.” For water damage repairs, call SERVPRO of Saugus, West Lynn at (978) 744-0409 today.

How Broad Should Mold Remediation Processes Be?

2/11/2021 (Permalink)

containment barrier at steps and room, Why SERVPRO for Mold Remediation in Saugus? We use polypropylene sheeting for containment barriers to prevent cross-contamination during treatment.

SERVPRO Evaluates Infestations in Saugus Properties to Determine the Best Actions

Sometimes, mold might develop in your property inexplicably, especially if there is no noticeable water intrusion. In such a case, you might feel that you only need to apply a professional product with antimicrobial properties to the visible mold to eliminate it. However, this approach is less likely to bear fruit.

Establishing the underlying issues fueling mold growth is essential before embarking on mold remediation at your Saugus property. Our SERVPRO technicians ascertain whether your property has undiscovered moisture issues such as leaks in pipes or the air conditioning system.

Protocols for Mold Remediation

Our SERVPRO technicians also take numerous steps to resolve the mold infestation. Typical steps for average infestations are:

  • Drying all wet materials at the residence
  • Removing heavily infested materials, especially if they are porous
  • Applying antimicrobial products to the affected surfaces

However, severe mold requires advanced processes to eradicate it.  Cleaning specialized house installations such as HVAC systems and using sophisticated cleaning methods like soda blasting to remove mold residues are typical responses. 

SERVPRO of Saugus, West Lynn manages all types of mold remediation, restoring properties to the preloss state. Call us at (978) 744-0409.

Saugus Residents Can Learn Italian Cooking Skills

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

close up of pasta Relax by learning a new cooking skill while SERVPRO remediates your mold damage.

Make A Pasta Dinner Plus Tiramisu in Saugus

Learn to cook a delicious Italian dinner from scratch at this fun class led by an experienced chef. Attendees will learn to make a traditional Italian salad served up in a Parmesan cheese basket. Participants learn to stretch mozzarella cheese. They will also create several different pasta varieties, such as ravioli, tortellini, and fettuccine. Several different fillings and sauces are taught, including the base for many sauces: the ragout, ensuring the pasta always has something yummy served along with it. Another Italian staple comfort food, gnocchi, gets covered, and students learn to make the perfect little bite. Finally, cooks will create a delicious tiramisu to cap off the meal. For any questions, call the organizer at 857-219-2519.

  • Date: January 29, 2021
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
  • Location: Selfup Venue, 19 Kingston St, #1
  • Price: $100

SERVPRO of Saugus, West Lynn at (978) 744-0409 supports the local Saugus community as the top choice among mold removal companies, and they work to make the damage, "Like it never even happened."

What Cleaning Is Necessary after West Lynn Furnace Puff Backs?

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

red furnace, leaking and dirty black in a basement SERVPRO Suggests that local West Lynn neighbors call us to clean air ducts and interiors after a furnace puff back

Removing soot and smoke threats require several tools and products

After a small explosion in the oil furnace of your West Lynn home, you can contend with multiple hazardous and potentially threatening conditions. A furnace puff back throws oily residues and charged soot particles into connected rooms through vents in your HVAC system. Cleaning up after these events must happen as soon as possible, and we have experienced fire restoration professionals to help.

How Does the Full Scope of the Damage Get Identified?

Fire puff back cleaning in West Lynn homes begins with an evaluation of the premises. Considering that the effects of furnace puff backs are hazardous to those without the appropriate personal protective equipment, choosing professional evaluation and damage assessment is wise. Our project manager can quickly and thoroughly inspect the property and determine what steps are necessary for restoration.

How Do SERVPRO Professionals Clean Soot?

Soot represents a complicated makeup of various fuels and combusted materials. It can be made up of plastics, fabrics, wood, and in the case of furnace puff backs, oil. The choice of solvents and detergents used in surface cleaning is critical to prevent unnecessary damage to the underlying material. This greasy film is electrically charged complicating the wipe down. Smearing must be avoided to minimize any repainting of surfaces. Agitative cleaning practices can often reduce the presence of the spiderweb-like deposits around vents and ceilings before more direct cleaning practices are implemented. Some of these agitative cleaning approaches include:

  • Dry vacuuming
  • Soft-bristle brushing
  • Steel wool
  • Feather dusting

Are Odors a Concern After Puff Backs?

Petroleum smells are common in homes after furnace puff back incidents. Much like other structure fires that our restoration team might help address, we have specific deodorization practices that can overcome these effects. Most commonly, we may utilize a combination of thermal fogging, HEPA filtered air scrubbers, and hydroxyl generators to address trapped odors and smells in the HVAC system and impacted rooms.

Everyone running an oil-based furnace can do well to prepare themselves for the possibilities of puff back disasters. These situations can deposit harmful soot particles throughout the residence, requiring the experienced response of our SERVPRO of Saugus, West Lynn team to help. You can reach us 24/7 at (978) 634-3355.

Find Your Center with Beginner Yoga Classes in Saugus

11/17/2020 (Permalink)

logo Saugus Public Library Enjoy your local library and yoga class while SERVPRO mitigates the water damage in your Saugus home

Get stronger and more flexible with other Saugus residents with the help of a trained yoga instructor.

Taking care of yourself should never take a backseat in your life, and many have found exercises and routines like yoga to be beneficial. However, if you do not know what you are doing, you might end up hurt or, at the very least confused. The Saugus Public Library is welcoming Yoga Alliance member Lisa Poto to teach a free, beginning introductory yoga class on November 25th, 2020 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.

Because this is a virtual event, there is no cut off to the number of people who can participate or get involved. The only requirements necessary are a connected device or smart TV to stream the Zoom class content. You can register for the course via email.

You don’t have to bend over backward to find reliable and knowledgeable remediation experts to help when you find mold in your house. Give our SERVPRO of Saugus, West Lynn team a call for mold remediation in Saugus homes today at (978) 744-0409.

Why Does Mold Pose a Problem and Why Do Homeowners Need Professional Remediation?

9/23/2020 (Permalink)

Black mold buildup in the corner and under wallpaper  of an old house. Mold can grow, and be hidden from view. Contact SERVPRO to help find mold damage in your home.

SERVPRO Can Address the Mold Growth in Your Saugus Home with Safe, Reliable Remediation Methods

Various disasters may impact your home, but one that often goes unnoticed until it is too late is mold. Mold growth inside the house is something that you can avoid if you are diligent about moisture levels and ensuring that areas get appropriately ventilated. High levels of humidity can be a significant contributing factor. However, should you suspect you have a mold infestation, the best thing to do is call in the help of trained professionals to ensure your Saugus interior gets the safe, efficient cleaning. 

How Can SERVPRO Help?

When it comes to mold removal in Saugus, our crew responds fast once discovering mold and mildew growth. Because humid conditions create the ultimate atmosphere for these spores to grow and colonize, we get to the heart of the matter and return your interior to proper humidity levels. We can:

  • Determine the sources of moisture contributing to the mold
  • Assess all of the mold damage
  • Isolate and then contain the mold with a variety of specialized techniques
  • Work on capturing, filtering out, and scrubbing all of the tiny mold spores from the air inside your home
  • Carefully remove the mold with the help of antifungal and antimicrobial treatments
  • Thoroughly clean, deodorize, and sanitize any impacted belongings, as necessary
  • Help with the repair and reconstruction of any severely damaged areas throughout your home

Should the flooring in your Saugus home have mold damage, we can address the carpeting and floorboards. The impacted carpet is removed and replaced, but we also ensure that all of the boards below are clean and sanitized. We can identify the source that caused the mold and work on implementing a plan to prevent mold colonization in the future.

Call SERVPRO of Saugus, West Lynn when you need help with reliable mold removal. We can be reached for prompt restoration services by calling (978) 744-0409.

What Tools are Used During Storm Damage Restoration?

9/22/2020 (Permalink)

green and black dehumidifier Count on SERVPRO to have the right tools and equipment for your storm damage restoration.

Premier Tools to Reduce Reconstruction After Saugus Flooding

While we have a full team to help after flooding in Saugus homes, the less rebuilding that is necessary beyond mitigation, the more money we can save the customer. With this mindset, we can make many drying and restoration decisions based on which materials and contents must be discarded and what tools and practices can restore the rest.

Choosing among the premier equipment available to our SERVPRO team can help us manage flood damage in Saugus residences more efficiently. Because flooding can affect a home in numerous ways, our professionals must focus on standing water, moisture, and health threats like microbial and bacterial growth first. Each of these phases in mitigation has unique tools capable of protecting affected materials and contents.

Water Removal 

Standing water is a common threat for your home after flooding, regardless of where water penetrates the structure. The longer that materials stay exposed to spreading water, the weaker and more physically damaged these surfaces become. Removing surface water falls on the capable tools in our inventory, including:

  • Electric submersible pumps
  • Wet Vacuums
  • Truck-Mount Extractor Pumps

Drying and Restoration 

Removing moisture from both the environment and the materials affected by flooding can be a defining step in the restoration process. The ability of our SERVPRO team to reduce present moisture involves multiple state-of-the-art tools like our centrifugal air movers, drying mats, positive pressure systems, and desiccant or low grain refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers.

Cleaning and Disinfection

Microbial and bacterial threats can have as destructive an impact on exposed drywall, flooring, and other materials as the floodwater itself can. Cleaning surfaces of residues and potential contaminants involves potent cleaning agents like chlorines, biocides, sterilizers, and similar products.

Overcoming flood damage in your home involves an extensive array of premier tools and potent products, especially when reducing rebuilding and reconstruction is the goal. No matter how we can help, from mitigation and restoration, you can reach our SERVPRO of Saugus, West Lynn team 24/7 at (978) 744-0409.