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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. 

Method IN the Madness

2/19/2022 (Permalink)

When water damage strikes, it can feel like chaos has taken over and settled in your home or office. When you call SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford for the water damage restoration, you may think our technicians careless place our specialized drying equipment throughout the room. However, the location of each of your equipment is intentional and strategically placed for the most efficient use of drying time.

This means, we just don’t bring our equipment in and set it down, we have a method in the madness of the aftermath of a disaster. Our drying equipment is placed in strategic locations to create a vortex to ensure the drying time is complete and thorough. 

So while you may not understand why our IICRC certified technicians are moving around our equipment during the drying process, it’s important that our LGRs, dehumidifiers, and air movers are strategically placed to minimize the drying time all while effectively drying your home.

Let 'Clean' Continue Post-Pandemic

2/19/2022 (Permalink)

After almost two years, we can finally start to put the pandemic in our rearview. But just because it may be past us, doesn't mean we shouldn't carry to a few cleanliness and safety precautions into the future, post-pandemic world. 

When it comes to re-opening your office or place of work after a pandemic, you don’t just want to use your regular cleaning company to wipe down your keyboards and door handles. You also don’t want to put your employees at risk by having them clean it themselves. 

To ensure the safety and peace of mind for yourself and your employees as they return to their workplaces, you want to make sure your office or commercial building is not only clean but disinfected as well. 

SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford is more than just a cleanup company. One of our specialities include biohazard remediation of all kinds. This means that our technicians are trained and prepared to biohazard disasters, including the disinfection of viral pathogens such as COVID-19 pandemic with our proprietary, hospital-grade, CDC approved disinfectant, SERVPROXIDE™. 

Not only are we able and well-equipped to handle all of your commercial disinfection needs, but you’re also able to confidently say that your location has been cleaned and disinfected by a professional cleaning company certified by the IICRC. 

For all disinfection questions, call the green team, SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford 509-999-2380

Something Smells... BAD

2/19/2022 (Permalink)

Osmophobia is the fear of bad smells. So if you’ve ever been in a room you couldn’t get out of with a horrible stench, chances are you’ve felt attacked by the odor in air. While the smell is creeping in and taking over the room, your first inclination is to get out! But what if that room happens to be your home or office and you can’t exactly “run away” from the smell?

That’s when you decide to fight back. 

Not just by lighting a candle or plugging in a diffuser, some smells need to be kicked out, not masked!

Which is why SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford offers deodorization services on top of the many clean-up and restoration services we provide. Not only do we help you get to the bottom of the smell, or the top if it’s coming from the attic, we’ll also be there to help guide you and your nose back to the clean and fresh air that your nose knows it needs. We also over air duct cleaning services to ensure you’re breathing better and fresher with every whiff you take! 

If you’re smelling something that shouldn’t be, give our office at SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford a call and we’d be happy to help! 

Water (Damage) in the South Coast

2/14/2022 (Permalink)

We think it's safe to say our beloved South Coast knows a thing or two about water damage. Whether its from frozen pipes due to freezing temps, or a rising water table, water damage can be caused by many factors.

Torrential rains, floods, burst pipes caused by below freezing temperatures, and leaks in the roof caused by storm damage, just to name a few culprits. Not mention, if the damage is not treated properly and quickly, mold and musty odors can begin to creep in your home. 

Of course, there is always the damage caused to electrical outlets ceilings, walls and floors and personal belongings and furnishings. Whether in an attic, living area, basement or crawl space, all of these situations are unfortunate and can occur at any time.  Dealing with these issues everyday, our team also knows a thing or two about water damage. Read below from some water damage safety tips...        

Precautions & Safety Tips

  • Avoid  contact with electrical outlets and electrical panels if exposed to water to avoid risk of shock 
  • Never use electricity or extension cords in or around water
  • Eliminate standing water by using a wet vac to minimize standing water around furnace, hot water tank and oil tank 
  • Consider waterproofing and sump pump if needed
  • Lastly get the basement dried out as soon as possible, use fans, dehumidifiers, air purifiers
  • Elevate items off the floor
  • Remove all wet contents and debris to avoid mold

  When storms happen our team at SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford is Here to Help with anything from water damage mitigation to restoration, and reconstruction. 

Are You Ready for the Elements?

1/20/2022 (Permalink)

It's that time of year where we re-discover just how strong the elements can be when the winds and rains beat against and around our homes. After a sunny summer, it can be hard to come to terms with the harsh realities of our coastal winters. Wouldn’t it be ideal to pick out our weather for the day? What if we could always choose to have sunny weekends, rainy days only when we don’t need to go out, and snow just on Christmas Day. 

In reality though, our weather forecast doesn’t check with our schedule and preferences when it decides to do what it does. This is especially true in cases of severe storm. Power outages, fallen electrical wires, and downed trees are common when the elements decide to come out in full force. Because storms are unpredictable, we don’t have ways to prevent the damage that follows. 

However, the crews at SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford are always “ready for whatever happens.” Whether it’s the small fire started by an electrical malfunction, or the water that started seeping through the cracks in the foundation, with the specialized training our technicians received, there is no damage that we are not well equipped to handle. Not only are we “Ready for whatever happens” but we’re also here to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Do This After Water Damage

1/20/2022 (Permalink)

When water damages happen, it’s never at a convenient time. Chances are it’s in the middle of a cold winter night or just after you return from a week-long vacation and suddenly find yourself with 5 inches of water in your basement. 

Before we get into what steps need to be taken once you determine that you have a water damage on your hands, the most important thing you can do is a call a professional, IICRC certified restoration company such as SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford to restore the damage. 

When you call a professional company, you get professional results. But if you hire subpar, expect subpar work. 

Here are three main steps to take when you notice you have water damage:

  1. Shut the main water off. 

This may seem pretty straightforward, but you’d be surprised at how overwhelmed people can get when they noticed flooding in their home or office. To prevent the damage from worsening, locate your main water valve and shut off the water. 

2.   Call an IICRC Certified restoration company, such as SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford. 

When dealing with water damages, time is of the essence and we pride ourselves with being faster to any size disaster. 

3.  Don’t try to do-it-yourself. 

As tempting as it may be to try to “fix-it” on your own, it can actually cause even more damage. Avoid opening windows, changing the temperature in the room, or even using a fan to dry up the water. These changes can have the opposite affect of drying the area. If a water damage isn’t properly dried it can lead to secondary damage such as mold and rotting. 

While you may not be able control when a water damage occurs, you do have a say in what you’ll do about it as well as what company you choose to help. Regardless of who your insurance company recommends, it’s important to choose a company with a good reputation and one you can trust. It’s the kind of trust and reputation that SERVPRO of Dartmouth / New Bedford has built for over 30 years. By serving our communities when they need it most, whether it’s day or night, we’ve helped countless people regain control of their lives after a disaster. Although we never wish a disaster on anyone, if you have to call someone, we hope you call us: (508)999-2380. We’re Here to Help. 

New Year, New Storms

1/1/2022 (Permalink)

The year of 2021 was full of storms all over the United States. Our teams were busy away and at home between serving our fellow SERVPRO franchises in Houston, TX. following the freeze, to helping out our local community with storm damage due to the ever changing New England weather.

It’s no secret to us that this year will be no different. As cold fronts and rainstorms continue to make their way across our region, our team also continues to be prepared for when disaster strikes. Though we always wish our community a happy, healthy, and safe New Year, we know that accidents happen, which is why we’re here. 

If this new year welcomes you in with damage caused by storms, you can call our team at SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford to make sure it doesn’t ruin the rest of your year. We’ll be right by your side helping you, from mitigation to restoration to reconstruction!