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Why you should call SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham for your Mold Remediation needs

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why you should call SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham for your Mold Remediation needs A Carver resident is very happy they called SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham for their mold remediation needs!

Why choose SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham for Mold Remediation?

A local family experienced mold growth throughout their Carver home, and called SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham for remediation services. Our crew went in to remediate 6 rooms total: the main basement area, utility room, closet, foyer, laundry room and office. Each room and its contents were inundated with microbial growth, and action was necessary. Our technicians Donald, Adam and Riley went in with their Tyvek suits and went to work.  They first set up containment and placed large air scrubbers in the home. They removed affected baseboards, drywall and insulation where it was necessary. They sprayed an antimicrobial agent and HEPA vacuumed the ceiling, wall and floor areas where the growth was found. They wiped down all contents with an antimicrobial as well. When the crew was finished, the home was back to its pre-mold condition. The homeowners where so pleased with not only our work, but with how helpful our staff was as a whole. We where happy to receive the following testimony from the homeowners after the mitigation experience:

“We would like to express our thankfulness for the services of SERVPRO. Your team Donald Dodge, Adam and Riley are exceptional. There work ethics are top of the line. Your secretary Dawn was very helpful to me, and caring.

Our sincere thank you to Donald who worked with us through an extremely difficult problem. “Kudos” to you for having such great employees.”

If you find mold growth in your home, make sure to call the professionals at SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham. Our crew has the experience and expertise to return your home back to its pre-mold condition. For a free estimate, call our office at (508) 746-9500

SERVPRO knows what to do and What NOT to do When You See Mold in Your Plymouth/Wareham Home

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO knows what to do and What NOT to do When You See Mold in Your Plymouth/Wareham Home SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham knows how to handle mold.

Mold; What to do and what NOT to do.

We've seen a LOT of mold cases the past 9 years. If you see visible mold in your home, the first thing to do is not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

When you discover mold in your Plymouth/Wareham home, leave it to the professionals. If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation. Call us today for a free evaluation and remediation estimate at (508) 746-9500

Ellicott City Flood, SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham springs to action

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Ellicott City Flood, SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham springs to action Vans loaded with equipment drive from Plymouth, MA to Ellicott City, MD.

Ellicott City Flooding

Several of our crew members here at SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham met at our warehouse on Sunday, June 3rd to pack up and head out to Ellicott City, MD to help with the flood damages once again. We responded to the first flood that happened July 30th, 2016, so our crew knew what to expect.

On Sunday, May 28th, 2018 Ellicott City was hit by another major flood. Nearly 8 inches of rain fall fell in a matter of hours (approximately two months’ worth of rain).  Both the county executive and governor had declared the downtown area as in a state of emergency. Gas and electric had been shut off so power lines and gas mains could be assessed. An incident management team of 60 people provided assistance to the people of Howard County and Ellicott City. Those who were in need of emergency lodging were told of several local churches locations that were offering shelter. Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said he was both devastated and heartbroken at a press conference that Sunday night.

Main Street in Ellicott City had been in a state of rebuilding since the 2016 flood. Governor Larry Hogan said at the Sunday press conference that “[The flood] is as bad or worse than the storm two years ago”. Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said “… this is worse than July 30th, 2016”. Preliminary reports indicated that Sunday’s rainfall exceeded that of the flood two years ago. In 2016 Meteorologists dismissed the flood as a “1-in-1,000 year rain event”.

SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham is currently in Maryland servicing Ellicott City, Catonsville, Baltimore and Laurel. We are working our hardest to help these residents restore their homes back to their pre-storm conditions.

Restoration after a Home After a Fire

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Restoration after a Home After a Fire Before and After Fire Restoration

This fire damage in a Bridgewater home required a thorough top to bottom cleaning after a stovetop caught fire, so the homeowners called SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham! Our crew used chem sponges to clean all surfaces, including ceilings, walls and floors. We also placed air scrubbers, which capture the contaminated air and produce clean non-contaminated air, throughout the home. Air scrubbers help control the odor left behind from a fire damage as well. In this photo, you will see how hard our crew worked to get the soot out from the carpet. We communicate with the homeowner and make sure all needs are met and all questions are answered. As you can see, the team at SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham helped restore this Bridgewater home to a wonderful condition! If you have damage from fire, smoke or soot in your home- Call us today! (508) 746-9500

Chimney Fire Safety and Prevention Tips

1/29/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Chimney Fire Safety and Prevention Tips A safe, happy fireplace!

We all love enjoying the fireplace in the winter time… but do you know about chimney fire safety? There are several ways to tell if you are having a chimney fire. Often a big giveaway can be the noise your chimney/ fireplace is making. Ideally, you want your fire to make a light crackling sound; if the fire in your chimney/ fireplace is making an alarmingly loud sound you may be having a chimney fire.

 There are two types of chimney fires: Free Burning and Slow Burning.

  • Slow Burning Chimney Fires aren’t as loud as Free Burning fires. Sometimes they can even be undetectable. As the name suggests, Slow Burning fires burn slow at high temperatures. Always be sure to check that flames or abnormal amounts of smoke are not coming out of your chimney top.
  • Free Burning Chimney Fires are extremely loud. They have been said to sound like a train or even an airplane and you will most likely have large amounts of flames and smoke coming out of your chimney top.

Prevention is extremely important when it comes to fire safety. Here are some tips to keep in mind to prevent chimney fires this season:

  1. Never leave a fire unattended.
  2. Never use gasoline or kerosene to start a fire.
  3. Burn larger logs instead of smaller logs if possible.
  4. Always try to use dry kindling, newspaper, etc. to start your fires
  5. Clean your chimney regularly, as well as making sure you get regular chimney inspections.

Always remember:

In the case of any fire, always get out of the house safely and call 911 first.

In the immediate after event of a fire, SERVPRO® of Plymouth/Wareham takes care of the entire fire restoration process to make it "Like it never even happened."

If you have fire or soot damage in your home or commercial property, call (508) 746-9500

Smoke and Soot Cleanup

1/29/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke and Soot Cleanup Call SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham if you have soot/smoke damage for either emergency services or a free estimate/evaluation!

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.

Smoke and soot facts:
Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.


Different Types of Smoke
There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber
Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood
Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire
Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.


Our Fire Damage Restoration Services
Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 508-746-9500

Mold Remediation For A Very Happy Customer

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

A local family experienced mold growth throughout their Carver home, and called SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham for remediation services. Our crew went in to remediate 6 rooms total: the main basement area, utility room, closet, foyer, laundry room and office. Each room and its contents were inundated with microbial growth, and action was necessary. Our technicians Donald, Adam and Riley went in with their Tyvek suits and went to work.  They first set up containment and placed large air scrubbers in the home. They removed affected baseboards, drywall and insulation where it was necessary. They sprayed an antimicrobial agent and HEPA vacuumed the ceiling, wall and floor areas where the growth was found. They wiped down all contents with an antimicrobial as well. When the crew was finished, the home was back to its pre-mold condition. The homeowners where so pleased with not only our work, but with how helpful our staff was as a whole. We where happy to receive the following testimony from the homeowners after the mitigation experience:

“We would like to express our thankfulness for the services of SERVPRO. Your team Donald Dodge, Adam and Riley are exceptional. There work ethics are top of the line. Your secretary Dawn was very helpful to me, and caring.

Our sincere thank you to Donald who worked with us through an extremely difficult problem. “Kudos” to you for having such great employees.”

If you find mold growth in your home, make sure to call the professionals at SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham. Our crew has the experience and expertise to return your home back to its pre-mold condition. For a free estimate, call our office at (508) 746-9500

Plymouth/Wareham Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Plymouth/Wareham Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home

What to do and What NOT to do When You See Mold in Your Plymouth/Wareham Home

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

When you discover mold in your Plymouth/Wareham home, leave it to the professionals. If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation. Call us today for a free evaluation and remediation estimate at (508) 746-9500

Is your carpet salvageable after a flood?

11/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Is your carpet salvageable after a flood? In some situations, your carpet and pad might be salvageable after a flood.

Can my carpet and pad be saved after a flood?

After a flood, homeowners often wonder whether or not their carpet and pad is salvageable. Knowing what type of floodwater that caused the damage is a key factor in determining whether or not you should get rid of it. There are three categories of floodwater that you should familiarize yourself with so that you can have a better idea whether or not your carpet and padding can be restored. Here are the 3 categories of floodwater:

Category 1 (clean water): water that is non-contaminated that usually comes from a broken pipe, sink, etc. Carpets and pads effected by this type of floodwater can be dried and restored in place once all water has been properly extracted.

Category 2 (gray water): dirty water released by sump pumps, dishwashers, washing machines, etc. Carpets effected by this type of floodwater can usually be restored if it has been wet for less than 48 hours. In most cases the pad is replaced.

Category 3 (black water): water that contains hazardous contaminants from sewage and toilet back-flows or floods caused by natural disasters. Carpets and pads effected by black water should be removed and replaced.

Every water damage situation varies, so you should always call a professional to inspect the damage before deciding if your carpet or pad is salvageable. We have the damage restoration experience and specialized equipment to restore your home or business back to pre-flood condition.

Call us today! (508) 746-9500

Restoring Your Plymouth/Wareham Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

11/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Plymouth/Wareham Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

Flooding and water damage events at Plymouth/Wareham commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham

SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. If your commercial property experiences water damage, call us today at (508) 746-9500