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We're Still Open, and We're Still Here to Help - Dartmouth 02747

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford when we say we’re open 24/7/365 (366 on leap years) we mean we are open 24/7/365 (and 366 on leap years)! It makes no difference to us if we get a call in the middle of the night, on a weekend, a snow-day, a month-long blizzard, our technicians are still available and Here to Help.

While the times are changing and things may be uncertain, one of the many things we’re proud of is our resiliency and ability to provide a sense of stability when our community needs it most.  During uncertain and ever-changing times, we take the necessary precautions to ensure we are keeping our crews and technicians safe, while also caring for our customers who call us in their time of need. 

Whether you need us for our regular disaster restoration services (although there’s nothing regular about it) for water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, or whether you need us to come in and disinfect your office space. SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford is Here to Help. 

Effective Disinfection - Dartmouth 02747

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

In our pursuit to be the premier cleaning and restoration company in the world, SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford carries a proprietary line of cleaning products and disinfectants for when we are called in for our general cleaning and bio-remediation services. Not only is this a product that is industry-grade and tested, but it also meets the CDC requirements for cleaning certain viruses and pathogens. 

One of the many premier products we use is called SERVPROxide™. 

SERVPROxide™ is a hospital-grade disinfectant that has been approved by the EPA. As with all instances of bio-remediation and emerging pathogens, our technicians are required to wear proper personal protective equipment for their safety.

SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford carries proprietary and industrial-grade cleaning products that are not for sale and are not distributed outside of the SERVPRO franchises. 

What a Tool - New Bedford 02745

2/28/2020 (Permalink)

equipment used for cleanup Here's a look at some of our specialized drying equipment

As a result of technology advancements and innovation being added to the clean-up and disaster restoration industry. This means that we have more access than ever to the specialized equipment we use in our day-to-day operations. 

Our headquarters at SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford is filled with special tools we use to get the job done, no matter how big or small. Whether it be moisture meters, LGR dehumidifiers for large water damages, or HEPA-vacuums for air filtration, we have what we need no matter the disaster. 

It’s not every restoration company that is fully equipped with advanced equipment. This is why you can trust that when you call SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford for a clean-up, we don’t have to scramble to gather equipment. We just load up our trucks, get to the site, and get to work making your disaster, “Like it never even happened.”

Spot Water Spots? - New Bedford 02746

2/24/2020 (Permalink)

water spots on a ceiling Water spots could be the first sign of a serious water damage issue.

Are you noticing water dripping from your ceiling or notice that it’s sagging?

Don’t just put a bucket there and forget about it. A water damaged ceiling is a serious issue that should be resolved as quickly as possible. By not repairing a water damaged ceiling it could be dangerous to the occupants of your home. It can cause mold growth and can even weaken the structure of the building materials. If you see water damage on your ceiling, it may be a significant water issue in your home, most likely your roof. One of the main causes is plumbing, in which case you need to find the source of the leak so you can fix it and stop the water. Also any building materials such as ceiling tiles, insulation, and drywall should all be replaced to avoid any mold sprouting.

If you spot water spots in your ceiling, give SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford a call for a free estimate for our water damage restoration services. 

The Finer Things in Life - Dartmouth 02747

2/21/2020 (Permalink)

There’s something to be said about the finer things in life. It could be because certain objects or experiences bring an air of satisfaction and status to the consumer. Or, it could simply be the sweet feeling of purchasing something that is meaningful to one. Whether it be furniture, paintings, clothing, electronics or other items that are often labeled with HANDLE WITH CARE warnings, it’s important that you do just that when a disaster occurs. 

Just because something valuable has been affected by a disaster, doesn’t mean it can’t be restored to its preloss condition. In fact, SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford has the capabilities to restore damaged items such as those mentioned above through a team of specially trained technicians. So whether the “finer things” in your life is a laptop, a love seat, or a lovely painting, not all is lost after a disaster occurs. 

Just another one of the many reasons why SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford is Help to Help. 

Mold in the Cold - Dartmouth 02740

1/15/2020 (Permalink)

As the weather outside begins to switch to much colder temperatures, our normal routine begins to change as well.

While mold is generally thought to grow during the warmer months, it is actually quite common for mold to grow in the winter season as well. Excessive indoor moisture can be caused by a number of issues: past water damage, plumbing issues, leaky roofs, high indoor humidity, and condensation are lurking concerns. Window condensation occurs when moisture in the warm air inside your home liquefies on the glass or other surfaces that are extremely cooler due to outdoor temperatures. High humidity contributes to this process because there is excess moisture in the air and is trapped indoors. It may seem minor but it’s important to dry the surfaces since mold feeds on it and can develop within 24 hours.

If you’re experiencing possible mold issues give SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford a call to schedule a free estimate.

Keep Those Pipes from Bursting! - New Bedford 02745

1/13/2020 (Permalink)

Winter has officially arrived, opening a variety of burdens for homeowners, including water damage from frozen pipes. Water damage caused by burst pipes is one of the biggest risks of property damage during the winter months. The possibility of your pipes freezing in your home escalates as temperatures drop. Water expands as it freezes, putting immense pressure on the pipes containing it, which will cause the pipes to finally burst.

Here are a few suggestions to prevent burst pipes now and prevent water damage services:

  • Open cabinet doors underneath sinks and other plumbing locations to circulate warm air around the pipes.
  • Let your faucet drip cold water. The trickle will allow for a steady movement, which relieves strain on the pipes.
  • Set your thermostat to no lower than 55 degrees when you leave your home.
  • Keep your heat set at a constant temperature while you're at home and withhold from lowering it at night.

Feel free to reach out to our crews at SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford for any further assistance this season.

Are You Prepared for a Winter Storm? - New Bedford 02740

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

The most extreme winter storms bring snow, ice, sleet, as well as strong winds and frigid temperatures. To improve your safety in your home during a winter storm, you should make several preparations:

  • Create an emergency kit. You will need a home kit that is stocked for at least three days in case of a power outage. Include necessary items like water, non-perishable food, flashlights, a battery-operated radio, and first-aid supplies.
  • Insulate your home. Install storm windows and shutters, and insulate your attic and walls to keep the cold air out. Weather-stripping doors and cover windows with plastic from the inside for extra insulation.
  • Shield your pipes to prevent them from freezing and bursting. If your home is left unattended, leave the heat on to a temperature of at least 55° F to prevent frozen pipes.
  • Protect your heating equipment. Have your furnace, wood stove or fireplace inspected and cleaned every year to assure they are working properly.
  • Know how to shut off utilities. Should you need to vacate your home due to flooding, you will need to shut off utilities. Learn how to shut off natural gas, electricity, and water supplies in your home.

Storms are ruthless, and even with extreme preparation, there is still damage that is unpreventable. Remember to call SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford for all your storm damage needs. As always, we are Here to Help. 

Commercial Disaster? Call SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford! - Dartmouth 02747

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

This season brings the probability of freezing pipes that burst and heating problems that cause fires. You may not have thought about commercial emergency restoration plans before, but now is a great time to do so. Proactive property owners set procedures in place to prevent disasters from happening. They also create plans to help them act fast should a disaster strike — allow their property to return to its normal functioning quickly and smoothly.

Here at SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford we know firsthand how a disaster can turn your property and life upside-down. That’s why we help property owners create an Emergency Ready Profile to deal with anything the winter, or any season, throws at you. Contact our office today to find out more information regarding an emergency plan.

When You Need the Best, Call SERVPRO - Dartmouth 02747

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

When a fire happens in your home or office, you don’t call your neighbor with a bucket of water, you call the fire department. Why? Because they’re the best. 

Much like when fire, smoke, or water damage happen, you don’t call just anybody, you call SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford. Why? Because we’re the best. 

Not only have the people of the south coast voted us as Best of the Best, but we pride ourselves in our trained and certified technicians that respond to disasters no matter the day or hour. 

Where the industry standard is set, our technicians continuously and consistently exceed them. Whether that’s responding to after hour disaster calls within 5 minutes, where the industry standard is an hour. Or responding to the scene between one to two hours, where the industry standard is four hours. Or coming up with a plan of action in 4 hours, where the industry standard is eight hours. SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford is a step above the rest. Why? Because we know our customers aren’t just customers, they are people who’ve suffered a loss and their disaster now becomes our disaster.

Hopefully, you never have to learn first hand about our disaster restoration services, but if you do, you’ll be glad you chose SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford.