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Sewage, Seepage, Soakage - Fairhaven 02719

9/23/2020 (Permalink)

They say, “no rain, no flowers” but there is something to be said about certain things staying dry and buried. While we may not always be able to prevent certain disasters from happening in the first place, we can certainly prevent it from taking over your peace of mind. Water damages are never quite a day at the beach, but when you call SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford, they don’t have to be total chaos either.

Living in Massachusetts, the weather is always unpredictable and can often result in many unforeseen disasters taking place. With each flood, we often see a flood of emotions. This is why our team is specially trained in handling these kinds of disasters so you don’t have to. From the moment we arrive on the scene, we look for ways to “stop the bleeding” and prevent the situation from escalating and the water damage from spreading. 

In the greater New Bedford area, some common issues our crew deals with are machinery malfunction from washing machines, dishwashers, and hot water tanks. In addition, we also see outside invasion from outdoor faucets that may have frozen over the winter and are now leaking into the basement. As your sprinklers are watering your grass, those same pipes are watering your basement! 

Not only does SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford handle water damage from clean water sources, but we’re also specially trained to deal with unclean water damage as well such as sewage backups and septic tank failures. 

While it’s never convenient, water damage doesn’t have to ruin everything. Call SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford to handle all your water emergencies quickly and efficiently. 

Preparing an Emergency Plan - Dartmouth 02747

8/26/2020 (Permalink)

When storms approach, it's helpful to be prepared in case it becomes too much to handle which is why we always recommend creating an emergency plan for your and family. At SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford, we not only specialize in water and fire damage cleanup and restoration but our crews also respond to damage caused by storms from hurricanes and tornadoes to rain and wind storms. 

As much as we try to, we can never accurately predict how the elements will impact a certain area, especially during the volatile environments caused by storms. 

This is why it’s important to have a concrete plan to follow during emergency situations. Here are some things to consider when preparing a plan for you and your family: 

   1. Create a Checklist

This can include a list of supplies to grab before leaving your homes such as your emergency kit, pets, and any additional medication or documents. 

   2. Discuss important decisions

Things like where to meet if your home or neighborhood is not safe, who to contact, and how you should respond to emergencies

  3. Tailor your plan. 

Each family has different needs and limitations, make sure yours works for everyone in your household. 

  4. Practice until perfect. 

All plans are perfect in theory, but when you actually put the plan into action, you’ll find flaws. Make sure to role-play and make changes if needed. 

  5. Learn important phone numbers

This one is simple and straight-forward. Memorizing important numbers is key to ensuring you can contact the correct people.

We pride ourselves in being" Ready for whatever happens" and we want you and your family to be ready as well. As you are running from the storm, our techs are running to it to do what we do best: make it “Like it never even happened.” 

Contact SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford for all your storm damage restoration needs. 

Cleaning Up After Fire Damage - Fairhaven 02719

8/12/2020 (Permalink)

One of the most damaging things that happen to a home after a fire isn’t the actual fire and smoke damage itself, its the water damage that follows. 

When putting out a fire, a substantial amount of water is used to quench the flames. All of that water ends up seeping into the home and in addition to the damage already caused by the fire, water damage also begins to take place. While some home fires are contained to a small area of the home, the water used to put out the fire ends up spreading throughout the rest of the structure. 

As the crews of SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford begin the restoration process, the first thing we want to address is the water damage. By focusing our mitigation efforts on that first, we make sure the water damage doesn’t further compromise the structure. 

Unaddressed water damage can lead to mold growth, added structural instability caused by wood rot, and a number of problems can arise if this isn’t treated right away.

For home and property disasters, call the crews at SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford. We’re more than happy to help you pick up the pieces. (508)999-2380.

What to Do After Storm Damage - Dartmouth 02747

8/5/2020 (Permalink)

When storms make their way across our hometown, the only thing we can do is prepare and hope for the best. 

When storms wreak havoc on your property, you can immediately feel helpless and vulnerable. Anything from downed electrical wires to trees falling over can pose a major threat to the integrity of your home or commercial building. 

Storm damage can be one of the most dangerous and unpredictable attacks a property owner faces because the damage itself can create an unstable environment. This is why you need an experienced restoration company such as SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford to bring stability to a shaky scene.

Here are a few things to consider after the storm has passed:

  1. Assess the integrity of your property. Specifically, is it safe for you to be there? Check for signs of damage in your home or around your property. 
  2. Make sure to keep clear of damaged buildings, power lines, and trees as these can be dangerous.
  3. If you’re driving, beware of road hazards such as flooded areas, damaged roads, bridges, and debris. 
  4. Storms are at best, scary, but at their worst, they are unpredictable and dangerous. Make sure to stay safe and away from any secondary storm damage

We understand the threats your home or property faces each time a storm comes through town. We’re also trained on how to handle them. SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford is here to help you pick up the pieces after a storm and help restore your property after storm damage. 

Ever Changing Temperatures - New Bedford 02745

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

While the seasons and the weather channel can predict what the temperature will be outside neither the chief meteorologist nor the day in the year can predict how those temperatures outside will affect your home inside. 

Storm season in New England is quite unlike any other. It can be sunny and bright one minute and the next minute, torrential downpour. 

While we may be used to the temperamental temperatures, our home and office may not be. At SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford, we’ve seen our fair share of accidents that happen as a result of storm damage and provide all the clean-up and restoration services needed to remedy your building. Whether that’s caused by winds, fallen trees, or heavy rains, our crews are trained and prepared to restore your home or office to its preloss condition. 

If this storm season threatens the integrity of your home or office, call SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford to help — we’ll make it, “Like it never even happened.”

What Will You Do? - Fairhaven 02719

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

What happens when disaster strikes and you’re left to pick up the pieces? When the worst-case scenario is the one you see before your eyes, who can you trust to restore some sense of normalcy to your everyday life and alleviate the stress that comes with dealing with disaster aftermath?

At SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford, we exist to lighten your load and take care of your disaster situation. We understand that planning for a disaster is one thing, but going through it is something completely different. While insurance is there for a reason, we make sure your home or business is taken care of by an elite team of highly trained professionals. 

Where at once it seemed like all was lost, by utilizing our restore first mentality, our experts come into your home or business looking to redeem what once seemed lost. In addition to salvaging many items that can’t be replaced such as documentation, family heirlooms, or things of sentimental value, our restorative approach is much more cost-effective than replacing everything and starting from scratch.

Though we never wish disaster on anyone, we know very well that these situations unfortunately happen. SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford exists to alleviate the stress and make those situations “Like it never even happened.” 

So Much for the Mood - New Bedford 02740

7/2/2020 (Permalink)

No matter what kind of mood you’re in, candles have a special power of turning a regular Tuesday into a relaxing night of self-care and aromatherapy. 

It’s no secret that candles are a great way to get us relaxed, and even invite some romance in the air. But, if you’re not careful, candles can set a completely different mood if not handled properly. 

Candles are one of the top leading causes of home fires. As with any open fires, they are not on a “set it and forget it” schedule. Despite their small flame, a fire of any size poses a threat. It can quickly set a curtain on fire, or a mishap can cause it to fall and spread the flame. As a general rule of thumb, fires, candles included, should be closely monitored at all times. Make sure to keep it away from any flammable materials such as fabric, and keep it away from children and pets. If you are leaving the room, make sure to snuff out the fire.

Fires are traumatic disasters and many times, it can be totally preventable. While the technicians at SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford are trained in fire and smoke damage restoration, they’re not known for setting a romantic mood when called into your home. But they will make you fall in love with the way we can make your disaster look “Like it never even happened.” 

We hope you enjoy your candles responsibly, but we’ll be here if you need us: 24/7/365. 

Welcome to Clean - Dartmouth 02747

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

Our time of isolation and quarantining is coming to an end… well, at least for some businesses as our state begins to move toward reopening. 

As we look forward to a new normal and a period of added precautions to ensure everyone’s safety and well being, one of the many things businesses, employees, and consumers will keep an eye on is what it means to be clean. 

In the past three months, our world has changed its definition of what it really means to be clean. There is a new standard set by the CDC and SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford is the leading cleaning and restoration company that is helping our community feel safe as they re-enter into a new normal. 

Not only that, but our disinfection services offer your employees the peace of mind that comes with knowing their workspace is properly disinfected. 

Call SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford for your free disinfection estimate!

Duct Cleaning - New Bedford 02746

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

In the rush of day-to-day business operations, it can be easy to let some things slip through the cracks. 

Whether that’s quarterly check-ins with vendors, updating contacts, or emailing that person about that thing from that meeting… Keeping track of everything that needs to be done can be a challenge in and of itself. 

Fortunately, SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford makes things a little easier when it comes to keeping up with the integrity of your building and air quality by offering air duct cleaning services. 

Depending on the use and frequency of your facility, a thorough air duct cleaning is recommended at least once per year. This helps combat allergies, assists your employees by helping them breathe better, and in some cases, it even increases productivity.

While we know your to-do list can seem never-ending, don’t let this one fall through the cracks and regular air-duct cleaning and go a long way in ensuring a clean and welcoming office space.

For any questions regarding our air duct cleaning service, call the SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford office at 508-999-2380. 

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry-leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high-frequency touchpoints, foot traffic, and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff performs. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for the cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford today at  (508)999-2380 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision-makers on the first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.