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Outdoor Fire Safety Tips

6/30/2022 (Permalink)

Are you keeping an eye out this summer on potential fires hazards? We're not just talking about the heat and humidity! Stay aware this summer with these fire safety tips that could make the difference between a summer blast, or a summer bust:

* Unless you're a pyrotechnical professional, leave the fireworks alone. Aside from being illegal in MA, they are extremely dangerous if not handled with great care. Be safe, if you want to see fireworks, go see a local show.
* Speaking of fireworks show -- keep a close eye on children at these public events.
* When it comes to grilling, propane and charcoal BBQ grills should be used outdoors only.
* Keep children and pets at least three feet from the grill area.
* Keep your grill clean by removing grease buildup.
* Never leave your grill unattended.
* Always make sure your gas grill lid is open before lighting it.
* Know to properly dispose of ashes from fire pits and grills in a metal can. Make sure the coals are not still burning!

For any questions on additional fire safety: call our office or your local fire department!

Sewage, Storms, SERVPRO!

6/30/2022 (Permalink)

In the event of heavy rain, water and debris can easily enter sewers which can cause overloads. Along with water, sewage can back up into your home. When this type of backup happens, these sewage flood waters are extremely hazardous to you and your family. It’s important to handle these backups carefully. Make sure to notify the city or town you live in if your home is connected to a public sewer.

If the flooding is due to city water, it’s likely that the water will begin to recede when the rain stops.  However, your basement will need to be cleaned and sanitized. Handling this type of back up yourself is risky and requires extensive personal protective equipment, such as  gloves, boots and face masks.

The technicians at SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford are specially trained and fully equipped to handle this type of clean up. Sewer backups should be considered an emergency, as the water can contain viruses, bacteria and other microbes that can cause serious illness to you or your family.

We can help you dispose of items that are impacted by the water, clean the floors, walls and other surfaces and perform demolition or removal of wet floors, rugs and walls as needed. Call SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford at any time, day or night if you need assistance with sewage clean up.

Sewage, Storms, SERVPRO!

6/30/2022 (Permalink)

In the event of heavy rain, water and debris can easily enter sewers which can cause overloads. Along with water, sewage can back up into your home. When this type of backup happens, these sewage flood waters are extremely hazardous to you and your family. It’s important to handle these backups carefully. Make sure to notify the city or town you live in if your home is connected to a public sewer.

If the flooding is due to city water, it’s likely that the water will begin to recede when the rain stops.  However, your basement will need to be cleaned and sanitized. Handling this type of back up yourself is risky and requires extensive personal protective equipment, such as  gloves, boots and face masks.

The technicians at SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford are specially trained and fully equipped to handle this type of clean up. Sewer backups should be considered an emergency, as the water can contain viruses, bacteria and other microbes that can cause serious illness to you or your family.

We can help you dispose of items that are impacted by the water, clean the floors, walls and other surfaces and perform demolition or removal of wet floors, rugs and walls as needed. Call SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford at any time, day or night if you need assistance with sewage clean up.

Getting Through the Storm

6/18/2022 (Permalink)

As we approach the warmer weather there are different kinds of storms that we face. It's never too early to be prepared for such a storm. By following safety tips and precautions you can prevent being injured and prevent damages to your home and property.Should any of these storms occur and you've been affected as a result, We're here to help you in any event or circumstance. Don't go the battle alone, Let's weather the storm together. Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford.

Types of storms:

  • Hail Storms. Many residents living in the U.S. have already experienced a severe hailstorm and witnessed the damage hail can cause to homes, automobiles, businesses and other property. ...
  • Thunderstorms
  • Tornadoes
  • Heavy Snow / Blizzards
  • Floods
  • Derecho Storms
  • Heavy rain
  • Lightning
  • Wind
  • Ice Storms

If caught outside, take shelter in a sturdy enclosed building or hard top automobile immediately.

  1. Avoid open areas,isolated objects, metal objects. 
  2. Get out of boats and away from bodies of water.
  1. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to the storm to be struck by lightning.

Take safe shelter immediately inside a sturdy building or basement away from windows, doors and electrical appliances.

  • Inside tips on storm safety: 
  1. Avoid using electrical equipment and telephones. Use battery operated devices instead, like flashlights.
  2. Close outside doors and windows and keep away from windows to avoid lightning strikes.
  3. Stay inside for 30 minutes after the last thunder has settled.
  4. Do not take a bath, shower or use plumbing until the storm has passed.
  5. Keep battery operated flashlights and lanterns ready to go.
  6. Have non -perishable foods, water and emergency supplies on hand in the event of power loss.
  7. If possible, have a charged cell phone available in the event of an emergency. 

        Stay away from windows, doors and electrical appliances.

   We can weather the storm together! Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford. We're here to help!

Ready for Hurricanes? You Can Be!

5/28/2022 (Permalink)

As Hurricane season soon approaches, it can pose a serious threat to both your life and property. These natural disasters can produce wind gusts ranging from 50 to 100 miles per hour or more.  Thus causing power outages, down trees and power lines which can cause fires.  A storm with that much power can cause catastrophic damage and severe flooding. Not only can flooding occur naturally but from an overwhelmed sump pump, sewer/septic overflow and high water table. Damages can be mild or severe. Weather can be unpredictable, so be prepared for the unpredictable. Thus, why it’s vital to have a hurricane safety plan in place for your home or business. Here’s some things you need to know about hurricane readiness. Below are safety tips for before and after a hurricane.  

  • Battery operated flashlights, lanterns and candles and a lighter
  • Portable battery operated radio and extra batteries for all 
  • First Aid Kit
  • Non perishable food items and water
  • Non-electric can opener
  • Essential medicines 
  • Natural gas: If you smell gas or hear a hissing or blowing sound, ventilate the area and leave immediately. Turn off the main gas valve from the outside, if you can. Do not smoke or use oil, gas lanterns, candles or torches for lighting inside a damaged facility until you are sure there is no leaking gas or other flammable materials present.
  • Sparks, broken or frayed wires: Check the electrical system unless you are wet standing in water or unsure of your safety. If possible, turn off the electricity at the main fuse box or circuit breaker.
  •  Appliances: If appliances are wet, turn off the electricity at the main fuse box or circuit breaker. Unplug appliances and let them dry out. Water and sewage systems: If pipes are damaged, turn off the main water valve. Check with local authorities before using any water as the water could be contaminated.. Do not flush toilets until you know that sewage lines are intact.
  • Have appliances, natural gas, plumbing and electrical checked by a service professional before using them again.

 Although we never want a disaster to occur, We can weather the storm together! Call SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford, we are Here to Help! 

Space Heater Safety

5/28/2022 (Permalink)


 When in need of additional warmth many people use a portable heater or space heater. While they provide extra heat  space heaters are an alternate source of heat and aren't intended to be a primary heating source. Space heaters are responsible for 1/3 of home heat fires and 80% of home heat deaths.  Be mindful of the safety tips below when using a portable heater or space heater not only at home but also in cold offices. As any heating element can catch fire, follow the safety tips below to ensure you/your family's safety. 

  • Never leave children or pets unattended near the heating element
  • Keep 3' clearance from any flammable products (furniture,curtains,bedding, clothing)
  • Always place heater on a stable surface  ( to avoid tipping )
  • Never use extension cords 
  • Always shut heater off when not in use 
  • Do Not leave on when going to bed or leaving the home
  • Plug directly into a wall outlet never use a power strip 
  • Never pull by the cord to unplug (Unplug by the adapter)
  • Be sure the cord isn't hot to touch, check for split wires 
  • Be sure to have a smoke alarm 

In the event a fire occurs We're here to help! Contact your local SERVPRO of Dartmouth /New Bedford!

Get the 'Pros to Clean Your Office Space

5/28/2022 (Permalink)

What would you do if you went into work one day and found your business in a disaster situation?

Whether that’s fire damage, water damage, or anything that requires next level clean-up, chances are, your business would be closed for the day.

While your employees may enjoy an unexpected day off, SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford understands that each minute your doors are closed is a minute where you lose revenue. It is for that reason why we pride ourselves in being “faster to any sized disaster.” When you call us, not only do we arrive on scene and immediately work to “stop the bleeding” but we’ll also work around the clock to ensure your business or facility is back up and running in no time.

We’ll work with you so that what we do doesn’t interfere with what you do.

SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford is available to handle any sized commercial disaster, no matter the hour. 

Are your Air Ducts Dirty?

5/1/2022 (Permalink)

    Your office's air ducts circulate all of the air throughout the day. This means clean air is healthy air! The air that circulates into your ducts is the same air that fills your home and is breathed in by you and your employees each day. We all know the importance of clean and filtered air.  Cleaning your air ducts is an easy process, so let's not delay!  Dust particles are cleaned  away by powerful vacuums, ensuring they are not recirculating dirty air particles back into your home. They can be disinfected also if needed. 
 As the seasons change and you prepare for the colder/warmer months. It's time to schedule an air duct cleaning appointment. Ducts and heating systems become clogged with dust, filth, and other allergens over time. Cleaning your air ducts from time to time aids in the removal of contaminants that could be bothersome to you and your family, especially if you have breathing problems, asthma or allergies.   Therefore your air ducts have an important role in keeping your air clean and healthy. They move air from your cooling and heating system in and out of each office, providing clean consistent inside air quality making your business space more comfortable and healthy. You can do this by removing the dust particles and pollutants from the ducts, cleaning supply and return air ducts, diffusers, and registers in each room. By doing annual duct cleanings you can prevent the following concerns in your office.
  • Mold
  • Dust
  • Air ducts infested with insects
  • Air quality in the home is improved.
  • It helps to reduce allergy triggers.
  • Costs of energy / Less expensive utility bills

For a free estimate on your cleaning your HVAC system, contact our office at 508-999-2380!

LEAP, Don't "Leak" Into Spring!

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

Spring makes it’s arrival known by the increase in pollen, and the increase in rainfall.

While both are usually kept outdoors, a sneaky leak can “drop” in whenever it starts to pour. 

Water damage caused from burst pipes is common in the wintertime, but just because the seasons change, doesn’t mean we no longer run the risk of dealing with that wet visitor.

Spring water damage can occur in all kinds of manners. At SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford we’ve seen it occur quite often because of unresolved leaks. Whether in the roof in the basement, even the smallest leak can be responsible for great damage. 

The tricky thing with leaks, is that you only know after it rains that there was even one to begin with, which leaves homeowners playing catch-up with their water damage. 

Thankfully, the crews at SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford are experienced in restoring the damage caused by even the sneakiest leak. Call our office today for all your water damage restoration needs!

Certified in Disaster Restoration

2/19/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedfordisn't just trained in disaster restoration, we're also certified in it but the IICRC The IICRC is the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. It sets the industry standard for successfully restoring homes and businesses. To become certified, individuals must attend an IICRC-approved course, successfully complete a   written examination and document skills in the specific subject to become certified. Our crew chiefs technicians, and production personnel are certified in various categories through the IICRC. They have completed courses in water restoration mitigation, fire damage restoration, and microbial growth remediation.  Through the IICRC, our team remains equipped to better serve you and your disaster restoration needs. 

SERVPRO is certified in:  

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Applied Microbial Remediation
  • Trauma & Crime Scene 
  • Applied Structural Drying
  • Fire 7 Smoke Restoration

And more!

When it comes to disaster restoration, trust the pros -- SERVPRO.