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Mitigation VS Restoration

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

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What’s The Difference?

There’s no worse feeling than coming home from a long day of work and walking into 6 inches of standing water in your living room. At SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham, we understand that stress. It’s our job to respond and take care of that stress by showing up quickly and completely removing that water from your home (before it creates more damage). We are passionate about solving your problem in your greatest time of need.

We are a mitigation company. We are also a restoration company. So, what’s the difference?

Mitigation is the act of minimizing the severity of a situation. When we help our customers via swift mitigation they avoid water absorbing into the structure of the home potentially warping the floors and causing other damage. The primary purpose of mitigation is to ensure the disaster does not lead to further issues. Mitigation efforts will always come before restoration needs (if any).

Restoration is the act of returning something to its former condition. If after mitigating there is still damage to the property- that is when restoration begins. Restoration focuses on repairing and restoring any damage that may have been caused to the property. Restoration is significantly less expensive than replacement, which is why it is the preferred method by the majority of insurance companies

If you encounter water damage at your home or business, rest assured that SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham will make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (508) 746-9500

Expert Level Cleaning & Disinfection Services

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

coronavirus Stay safe, stay informed, and know we're Always Here to Help.

Trust the Experts.

SERVPRO franchise professionals are exceptionally prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect your business or commercial building according to the protocols set forth by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff performs with our professional Disinfecting Services.

Our professionals are trained to perform a proactive cleanup that involves the disinfection of both facilities and structures. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning and disinfecting of porous and/or non-porous surfaces, and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for the cleanup process, and disposal of waste.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

    • Kitchen/Food Areas
    • Bathrooms
    • Schools/Classrooms
    • Offices
    • Retail Spaces
    • Water Fountains
    • Shelving/Racks
    • Sales Counters
    • Carpets and Rugs
    • Stair Handrails
    • Elevator Cars
    • Playground Equipment
    • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Our Hospital-grade solution SERVPROXIDE carries several EPA-approved emerging pathogen claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain, we are following all guidelines laid out by the Center for Disease Control.

SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham, with help from SERVPRO INDUSTRIES Inc. receive constant updates, webinars, and amazing resources DAILY for fighting Covid-19, the new pathogen released that we must all do our part in containing. Our professional Disinfecting Services along with our Hospital-Grade disinfectant SERVPROXIDE with the EPA’s lowest toxicity rating makes using SERPVRO of Plymouth/ Wareham for your disinfecting needs a no brainer.

Give us a call for your free quote today. We will kindly assist you and answer any questions you may have, as well as provide you with information via email on the solution SERVPROXIDE we use as well as a Scope of Protocols & Procedures, etc. Be informed, use a company you can trust.

SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham

198 South Meadow Road, Plymouth

Office: (508) 746-9500

Candle Safety Tips for Date Night this Valentine's Day

2/12/2021 (Permalink)

Photo of candles You may be tempted to leave your candles unattended this Valentine's day to move on to more "important" things... Just be sure to be mindful :)

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. When we think of this beloved holiday the first few things that come to mind are chocolates, flowers and… candles! We want you to have a safe date night this year, so here are 7 great tips to keep your evening safe, romantic and free of disaster.

  1. Trim the wick. Before lighting a candle, trim the wick to be approximately ¼ inch. This will keep the flame from becoming too large, which can help prevent a home fire.
  2. Keep your candles in sight. When there’s a lit candle in the room, you should be there, too. For example, let’s say you light a few candles for a romantic dinner, and then you make your way into another room. If your candles accidentally catch something on fire, you might not know until it’s too late. Staying within the line of sight will help you see if any immediate attention is needed.
  3. Use a long match or lighter. Those who play with fire often get burned. Literally. To prevent your hand from getting too close to the flame and potentially scorching yourself (and ruining date night), always use a long match or long lighter to light your candles.
  4. Dispose of the match properly. Even if there’s no flame, there’s still heat. So, believe it or not, you can actually start a fire just by throwing a match in the trash. Especially if your flammable materials like tissues and paper from your Valentine’s day gifts. That’s why we recommend running used matches under water before disposing of them.
  5. Don’t burn for more than four hours. When your candle is burning, carbon collects on the wick. Letting it go for too long can cause the wick to become unstable and the flame to get too large.
  6. Extinguish appropriately. Suffocate the flame by using a “snuffer” or simply putting the lid on a lit candle, the flames will effortlessly (and safely) die down.
  7. Pick the perfect spot to enjoy the scent and ambiance. The best place to burn a candle is on a stable, heat-resistant surface. So, in addition to keeping your candle in sight, you should find an area away from children or pets (hopefully you were able to find a sitter!)

If for whatever reason you do experience fire/smoke/soot damage- give us a call at 508-746-9500. 

The 5 Leading Causes of Fires

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

photo of kitchen fire If your home or business suffers fire damage, call the restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Plymouth / Wareham!

Top 5 Causes of Fires

Have you ever wondered what the top 5 causes of fires are in the US? Well, we are Here to Help. This top 5 list will go through each cause and explain how you can prevent it from happening in your home or business.


1.) Cooking Equipment. That’s right, cooking equipment left unattended or overheating is the leading cause of fires in the home. Make sure to always turn off your cooking appliances when not in use and always be aware when you are cooking.
2.) Heating. Leaving the heating on or leaving flammable objects around your heating system is a leading cause of fires. Always make sure to be mindful of what is around your heaters. Additionally, always make sure to remember to turn it off when not in use.
3.) Smoking. This is one of the most dangerous, as a cigarette that is not properly put out can quickly cause a large fire. Smoking in your home is not advised. However, if you do choose to smoke, be sure it is always completely put out before leaving the area.
4.) Candles. These small and pretty decorations can easily burst into flames if you don’t attend to them or if they are forgotten about. Also, be sure to keep them away from flammable objects.
5.) Electrical Equipment. These days our homes are filled with tons of gadgets and electronics. Be sure to check that the cords are not faulty or frayed before use and that you don’t overload any adapters.

There is no way to completely avoid these leading causes for fires, so the main takeaway is to just be mindful. Also, make sure your home or business has the proper amount of smoke detectors and fire extinguishers if anything were to catch fire. If it does happen and you are left with fire/smoke/soot damage, give us a call at 508-746-9500.

When Water Damage Strikes your Plymouth Business

1/28/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded commercial property When Water Damage Strikes, call SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham at (508) 746-9500

How SERVPRO handles Water Damage in your Plymouth / Wareham Business

When you own a business, the last thing on your mind can be the possibility of one morning walking in to a flooded nightmare. However, that possibility has become a reality for far more businesses in this town than you would think. Whether it’s water that came from a broken pipe, faulty sprinklers or through a hole in your storeroom ceiling, the prospect of water damage occurring in your business is very real. If this does happen, the water inside needs to be removed as soon as possible, or it is likely to do further damage to the structure of your building. Swiftly hiring professional services can reduce the chances of other unpleasant discoveries in the future, such as mold.

Our highly trained team of IICRC-certified technicians can arrive at your property very shortly after your initial call. No matter the time of day, when you need our services, we can send a team to you. Your schedule matters to us, and we understand that when it comes to commercial/business water losses, time is money.

Our SERVPRO techs bring advanced technology and equipment with them on every job. Depending on the volume of water that needs to be removed, we can pick and choose the best tools for the job. SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham can bring portable pumps, wet/dry vacuums, and extractors to your business to remove the water as quickly as possible.

Getting the water out fast is our highest priority, because we want to prevent it from causing further damage to your property. Once we remove the water, we can clean up your space and throw out any damaged goods and clean your equipment. Finally, our technicians to use more trade-tools to dry out the structure of your business.

When you find water damage on your property, get the job done fast by calling SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham at (508) 746-9500.

Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Fire

1/28/2021 (Permalink)

photo of fire damage Call SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham after the fire trucks leave and everyone is safe. We are Here to Help

Fire Damage and Commercial Properties


Smoke and fire damage problems within your commercial property are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small 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/fire 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

Floods

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

Photo of a flood If you haven’t been affected by floods, it doesn’t mean you won’t be affected in the future. Make sure you are prepared!

According to the National Weather Service (NOAA), “Approximately 75% of all Presidential disaster declarations are associated with flooding.” This isn’t just hurricanes, but includes a long list of water related natural hazards such as,

• Flash Flooding

• River Flooding

• Storm Surge and Coastal Inundation from Tropical and Non-Tropical Systems

• Ice/Debris Jams from Nor’easters and other winter storms

• Snowmelt from quickly changing temperatures after large storms

• Dry Wash which is caused by heavy precipitation in typically dry regions

• Dam Breaks/Levee Failure especially in low lying areas around these dams and levees.

If you haven’t been affected by floods, it doesn’t mean you won’t be affected in the future. In fact, close to 1 in 5 claims paid by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) came from low-risk communities. Floods can cause extensive damage, and we’ve seen it first hand on many different levels. Our SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham storm team dispatched to 4 storms within the last few years. Hurricane Harvey was an especially long dispatch, but it gave our technicians priceless hands-on experience. We haven’t seen a big storm in the South Shore area in a while, and we hope the weather stays mild. If there ever where to be a storm that caused flood damage to your home or business, we are always Here to Help.
Even when it comes to damage caused by common weather conditions like rain or snow, we are here. Big or small, we are faster to any sized disaster. We can also assist you with preventative measures, like with our Emergency Ready Profile® (ERP) which is geared towards helping businesses with incident response and disaster recovery plans.
Our technicians are on call 24/7/365 and every time you call you speak to a SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham employee. No time wasted speaking to a calling center waiting for a call back. We are ready and trained to respond to any problem, no matter the size, and help you pick up the pieces. Our restoration and cleanup services will allow you to get your life back on track quickly and efficiently.

It's Frozen Pipe Season

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

photo of burst pipe If you have water damage from a burst pipe, call SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham at 508-746-9500

Winter is a precarious time of year but not only for you but also for your pipes, so make sure they are taken care of this winter as they are very susceptible to be frozen over. This can happen in a number of ways. 

  • Temperature. Pipes freeze at temperatures of 20 degrees Fahrenheit or less so make sure to watch the thermostat!
  • Lack of Running Water, if there has not been a lot of water movement or movement through the pipes they can freeze over so make sure to drip some water from your taps from time to time if it is especially cold out.
  • Failure to drain all outdoor water lines prior to winter, such as sprinkler systems and swimming pool lines.

If your pipes do freeze, there are several methods to help thaw them out. Some examples include using:

  • Hot Towels. A hot towel placed over the frozen pipe is one of the most effective ways to thaw out the pipe in a safe way.
  • Hairdryer. If you don’t want to go through the hassle of heating up a towel, however, a hairdryer works perfectly! Just be prepared to be there for a little while.
  • Heat Lamp, if you are using this method make sure to comply with all safety instructions on the product and place it in a spot where the heat can easily reach the frozen pipe.

If you do fall victim to frozen pipes that end up leading to water damage, give us a call. Our trained technicians can help restore your home or business back to it's pre-water damaged condition.

Commercial Water Damage

1/20/2021 (Permalink)

Photo of a Commercial Building Water damage? Call SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham at 508-746-9500

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

Fires in the Work Place

1/20/2021 (Permalink)

Image of fire in a workplace If you keep these 4 possibilities in mind and take preventative measures, you can reduce your risk of fires in the workplace.

4 Causes of possible workplace fires to have on your radar, and how to prevent them 

There are four common causes of fires at businesses. The first is faulty equipment. If the equipment is not properly checked, and there are, for example, loose wires, then the result could be an electrical fire as a result of either sparking or overheating. A way to solve this problem is to ensure equipment is checked on a regular basis and replaced or repaired if and when necessary.

A second common cause of fires in businesses is cluttering. A buildup of loose materials, grease and dust can cause a fire risk. Similarly, dirt and dust build-up can cause machinery to overheat, which increases the chance of fire. Regular and deep cleaning will reduce the probability of fire being a result of cluttering.

Combustible items on-site are also a fire hazard. Items like wood, paper, industrial products and cardboard that are highly flammable are a potential fire hazard. To reduce this risk, flammable waste should be disposed of regularly, and flammable industrial products should be clearly marked and handled with care.

Human error. Staff using machinery incorrectly, not properly carrying out dangerous work tasks and not reporting faulty equipment may cause fires. A way to reduce this risk would be to be trained properly in both how to use and maintain the necessary equipment and in basic fire safety.

If you keep these 4 possibilities in mind and take preventative measures, you can reduce your risk of fires in the workplace.

As always, if anything ever does happen- once everyone is safe and sound and cleanup is needed SERVPRO of Plymouth/Wareham is always Here to Help.