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Cambridge Office Ceiling Water Cleanup by SERVPRO

5/15/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO here to help sign Water cleanup for commercial buildings is a job for SERVPRO. We are here to help.

Water Damage Restoration Revitalizes Businesses

Water damage from plumbing damage and other concerns can happen anywhere and at any time, putting sudden, undue pressure on local businesses. While Cambridge commercial properties can take steps to prepare for damage, like installing water sensors and bringing in licensed professionals to perform maintenance, disasters can still occur at any time of the day or night.

SERVPRO water damage restoration returns Cambridge businesses to a sanitary, preloss state 24 hours a day. Restoration technicians can perform inspection, cleanup, and rebuilding according to industry standards and local regulations for commercial facilities.

How SERVPRO Can Dry Ceiling Water Leak Effects

Restoration technicians can use the following techniques to mitigate water damage from a ceiling leak, including for commercial drop ceilings:

  • Technicians can inspect the area with high-end water detection equipment, including thermal imaging cameras and pinless moisture sensors that can detect moisture over an inch deep in a multitude of surfaces
  • Drywall ceilings may require partial demolition in cases with more extensive damage. If the water is relatively new, techs can make small cutouts in the ceiling for ventilation during the drying
  • Ceiling tiles are removable for drying but may be prone to warping and crumbling after water damage. Depending on their condition, replacement is often much more cost-effective for these tiles than repair
  • Portable extractors with specialized attachments can mitigate moisture in vulnerable areas like carpeting
  • Carefully-positioned air movers and dehumidifiers work together to remove remaining moisture after extraction and can be paired with polyethylene drying chambers and sheeting, more effectively forcing air into ceiling cavities

Property owners can reach SERVPRO of Cambridge / Belmont at (617) 864-7378. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster and can help businesses reopen their doors.

Mold Damage Remediation in Belmont Is a Hazardous Business

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

Mold on Water Damaged Wall We aim to restore your property as quickly as possible, “Like It Never Even Happened.”

Safe Mold Damage Remediation in Belmont Requires Specialized Precautions and Gear 

As a frugal Belmont business owner, you may be tempted to handle mold-related issues yourself. This mindset, however, can often cost you more time, money, and overall grief in the long run. So, enlisting the aid of trained mold remediators who know what safety precautions to take and have the right gear for the job is the prudent thing to do.

Only professional remediation firms like SERVPRO know how to best clean up and restore commercial mold damage in Belmont. This truth results because companies like ours are immersed in this type of work. Our highly-trained mold specialists perform mold inspection, mold removal, and black mold damage repairs daily, so they usually know what needs to be done to complete their work as safely and effectively as possible. When performing their restoration tasks, SERVPRO’s technicians:

  • Inform occupants to talk to their doctors if they have any mold-related health concerns
  • Devise and follow safety plans specially designed for each site and situation
  • Come equipped with the necessary remediation equipment for each particular job, like N95 filter respirators for small mold outbreaks, half-mask breathing devices for use in more significant contaminated places, full-face respirators, Powered Air Purifying Respirators, and full-body protective suits for more thoroughly impacted structures.
  • Always wear chemical-resistant gloves and appropriate eye protection for each job.

Keeping all of this in mind, remember that your extensively experienced, helpful neighbors at SERVPRO of Cambridge/Belmont are always here and ready to assist you with all of your mold damage remediation needs. We have the expertise and gear to get your job done right the first time. So, whenever you need us, pick up the phone and call (617) 864-7378.

Flood Damage Poses Invisible Threats to Your Cambridge Home

4/22/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded Neighborhood Street Don’t let your property be a victim of flood damage, SERVPRO of Cambridge/Belmont is only a call away.

Cambridge Flood Damage Is Exacerbated by Dangerous, Stormwater-Borne Microbes 

Cambridge homeowners generally fixate on the visible effects of flooding on their residences. However, the invisible impacts of waterborne microorganisms carried by floodwaters can often cause as much trouble over time as physical contact with the water itself. It is for this reason that effective microbial remediation is necessary for complete flood damage restoration.

Cambridge flood damage cleanup and repair firms like SERVPRO are experts at eliminating flood-related microbial threats from homes. Our biohazard remediation and flood restoration professionals are well-versed in sewage cleanup techniques, water removal services, and water damage repairs. Moreover, they are thoroughly educated on the various microscopic pests that can impact residences after a flooding event. As a result, SERVPRO technicians know how to spot potential problems associated with the following microorganisms and clean them up:

  • Viruses like norovirus and Hepatitis A & E, which are the simplest floodwater microbes, originate from human and animal excrement and can multiply and cause health effects in residents over time. 
  • Bacteria, including Salmonella Typhi and Clostridium Tetani, which live off absorbed materials in their environment, are usually single-celled organisms found in water, soil, and other organic matter and may cause effects like viruses.
  • Fungi like mold, mildew, and Serpula Lacrymans, which are generally multi-celled microbes that digest environmental materials for nutrients rather than eating and may cause one or more of the following issues: discoloration; disintegration of materials like drywall; foul odors; and dry rot in wooden materials 

Mindful of these potential, yet oft-overlooked, flood-related dangers to your residence, you should be prepared to call a reputable flood damage cleanup firm like SERVPRO of Cambridge/Belmont if deluging stormwaters ever impact your home. So, whenever your home suffers flooding, don’t hesitate to call us at (617) 864-7378 for assistance.

Cambridge Businesses Deserve Professional Water Damage Restoration

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

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Water Damage Cleanup and Repair with SERVPRO in Cambridge Is Best

Many business owners feel that just their maintenance staff or cleaning crew can handle a spill or water damage. However, multiple factors play with water-related damage to your business. Not only do you have to think of areas where water migrated for secondary damage, but there is also the potential for health effects from the onset of black mold. Getting everything addressed at your Cambridge business by skilled IICRC-certified professionals at SERVPRO gets you the results you deserve!

Did you know that contacting SERVPRO’s water restoration technicians (WRT) whenever you notice water damage in Cambridge ensures you get a rapid response? We arrive at your commercial property within hours of the initial call so we can begin the assessment and formulate a plan of action for water removal services. 

Moisture Detection is Crucial for All Water-related Calls

There can be numerous spaces and building materials within your business harboring hidden moisture. SERVPRO’s Green Fleet is packed with restoration tools and equipment, including a full selection of moisture detection tools like meters, sensors, and infrared camera technology. Our skilled technicians know how to follow the natural path of the water’s migration while using tools to help us check moisture levels throughout the impact zone. 

  • We may perform flood cuts where we remove wall materials a few inches above the waterline. This allows us to dry the area behind the wall before replacing saturated materials with all new materials – “Like it never even happened.”
  • Depending on the project, we may perform other controlled demolition techniques to remove ceiling tiles, baseboards, and panels. However, we always work using the restore versus replace mentality to save you time and money on your water restoration project.
  • Any areas of your business that have impacted flooring, we can remove and replace carpets, carpet padding, subfloor, etc.

Trust your business to our locally owned and operated SERVPRO of Cambridge/Belmont franchise. You can contact us 24/7 for water damage assistance by dialing (617) 864-7378.

SERVPRO Knows How to Clean Up Commercial Fire Damage in Belmont

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

Cloud of Smoke SERVPRO of Cambridge/Belmont understands how important your business is. Let us help you out.

Our Belmont Fire Damage Experts Are Skilled at Remediating Your Fire-Related Issues 

Effective remediation of fire-related issues at Belmont businesses requires knowing how to locate, correctly identify, and remove different types of residues. Moreover, the proper training, skills, and equipment are needed to complete this process successfully. Fortunately, SERVPRO technicians possess all of these essential attributes. 

SERVPRO, a commercial fire damage firm in Belmont, routinely inspects, cleans up, and restores local fire-impacted businesses. A key effort of our smoke remediation and fire restoration services is residue removal. In performing this work, our skilled fire damage restoration professionals do the following things:

  • Carefully examine your facilities, starting from the origin of the blaze to the furthest reaches of the fire and smoke damage, to determine the location and extent of residue deposits around your shop, restaurant, hotel, or other enterprises.
  • Inspect and classify residues once they have been located to select the best method to clean them up 
  • Identify the type of surface the residue is on so that appropriate cleaning measures can be taken to preserve the material this fire and smoke waste covers.
  • Use dry, wet, abrasive, or innovative techniques to remove fire-related coatings from impacted surfaces.
  • Expertly dispose of any fire and smoke wastes according to government and industry-approved safety guidelines. 



Four Main Factors Affecting Residue Cleanup

Our technicians remain mindful of the factors affecting the rate and effectiveness of residue cleanup efforts. They understand that:

  • A certain amount of time is required for cleaning and deodorizing products to work
  • Agitation helps to dislodge residue particles faster
  • Different chemical actions, like dissolving or bleaching, are best for each situation
  • Heat speeds up chemical reactions.



With all of that said, if you ever need fire damage remediation at your business, don’t hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Cambridge/Belmont. We are always ready for your call at (617) 864-7378.

The 4 Things That Often Cause Flooding | SERVPRO® of Cambridge/Belmont

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

a street completely submerged in water and a flood warning sign in roadway Regardless of the cause of the flooding, SERVPRO of Cambridge/Belmont has the team to help you recover from any disastrous event.

Natural disasters of any type can be devastating. Whether you are dealing with tornadoes, hurricanes, severe thunderstorms or something else, they can all be quite dangerous. However, most people are surprised to learn that flooding is the most common and the most deadly type of natural disaster within the United States.

There can be a lot of variation in the damage that flooding causes, but the types of flooding and the things that make it occur are often the same—and that is what we will be examining today.

3 Main Kinds of Flooding

Flash floods, as the name implies, occur rather rapidly. Typically caused by heavy rainfall, either from a large storm cell or a slow-moving one, flash floods occur when the ground is no longer able to absorb an adequate amount of water. Flash flooding can impact any area, and often the water will move swiftly enough to carry away objects such as dumpsters and cars in its path.

River floods happen when a riverbank cannot contain the water within the river—this is common after heavy rainfall or in the spring when snow begins to melt. River floods occur when the river overflows, flooding the surrounding area.

Coastal floods are similar in nature to river floods, but they occur in bodies of water along the coast. Typically due to hurricanes or other types of storm surges, coastal floods occur when water along the coast rises rapidly and overwhelms its borders.

4 Ways Flooding Often Occurs

Heavy rainfall. When storms dump a large amount of rain on an area, all types of flooding become likely. Flash floods are the most common type of flood, and they often occur in areas with large swaths of paved ground, such as cities and suburban areas. Heavy rainfall can also cause rivers or coastal waters to overfill.

Oceanic activity. The rise of ocean tides, due to rainfall, hurricanes or other storms, can lead to coastal flooding that impacts areas bordering the water.

Dams and levees failing. As seen in 2005 events surrounding Hurricane Katrina, the failure of a dam or levee is quite devastating. These structures are sometimes overwhelmed due to a high volume of water, and are thus prone to giving way and causing major destruction.

Snowmelts and ice dams. Throughout the winter, snow and ice can pile upon one another and lead to quite a bit of moisture buildup when warm weather finally comes along. This can lead to flooding on its own, but also cause ice jams, which can cause secondary flooding along riverbanks.

Regardless of the cause of the flooding, SERVPRO has the tools and teams to help your home or business recover from its disastrous effects. Contact us anytime when flooding or water damage makes a mess in your life.

Water Damage - We are here to help!

3/24/2022 (Permalink)

floor mat and green SERVPRO fans drying hardwood floor If you sustain water damage, please call SERVPRO of Cambridge/Belmont (617) 864-7378 to assist you.

John & Sue Butler’s contractor had finally finished the renovations. They had been living with relatives until their new condominium was finished. The furniture and belongings were delivered and they were finally living in their dream home. They came home Sunday night after a weekend away and they noticed water dripping down from the ceiling. Their hardwood floors had standing water and were beginning to buckle. They discovered that their upstairs neighbor pipe broke causing the water to run down into their unit. They called SERVPRO of Cambridge/Belmont to assist them. The Butler’s explained that they had just moved in and didn’t want the life to be disrupted. The SERVPRO technician assessed the damages and came up with a plan that would not require any demolition. He discovered there were existing cavities he could install an Inject-I-Dry System that would dry out the floors & ceilings without any demolition or sanding. The technician monitored the drying progress and after one week, he determined that the floor and ceiling were dry and removed the equipment. The Butler’s were ecstatic!

Checking For Water Damage In Your Home

3/24/2022 (Permalink)

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When it comes to keeping your home structurally sound and well-maintained, watching out for water damage is one of the best things you can do. Not only can water damage cause cosmetic problems and lead to unsightly spots throughout the home, but it can also significantly damage structures when it is allowed to fester.

Fortunately, homeowners can easily perform their own routine checks to look for water damage throughout the house, which can help them catch issues early and avoid having to make costly claims on their homeowners insurance.

Tips for Doing an At-Home Water Damage Inspection

Inspect your walls and ceilings. Drywall and paint can quickly show water damage, making walls and ceilings one of the best and easiest places to begin your search. Any discoloration, particularly soft spots or peeling areas of paint, might indicate that there is water damage present. It is also wise to check up on your external window and door frames for weather-related leakage.

Don’t forget to look down. It is not uncommon to find water damage that shows itself in the floor, since that is the lowest spot in every room. Water can pool and begin to saturate the subfloor, not causing surface issues but instead showing up with warped floorboards, buckling or a general smell of mildew, which should always be checked out.

Inspect your roof. It is important to keep your roof in good shape to make sure it is keeping out all the elements it can when it rains. A pair of binoculars can give you valuable insights into the quality of your roof and help you spot any loose shingles or peeling places. Additionally, it is smart to check that your gutters are doing their job the next time it rains to prevent water from building up around your foundation.

Pay close attention to the basement. Though basements have a reputation for being damp, if you have moisture problems under your home it can be a serious issue. Look for signs of water running down foundation walls or musty odors, which might indicate there is too much moisture present that should be addressed.

If you have water damage anywhere in your home, we are here to help. You can contact us at any hour to learn more about our services or to report damages. 

Why So Many Choose SERVPRO of Cambridge/Belmont

3/22/2022 (Permalink)

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Why so many choose SERVPRO

It's more than just the brand recognition, it’s also the qualified personnel, the expertise and dedication to the community that make us the place to call. Below are additional reasons why:  

Qualified

We have the best training in the industry. Each team member is trained in clean up and restoration which can range from bio hazard, fire, mold to water damage. We are IICRC certified (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certificate) for fire and water cleanup and restoration. Our job is to make sure our clients understand the loss and how we will help restore their home or facility. We live up to the motto and we leave each location looking “Like it never even happened.”

Immediate

Our team understands that the best way to limit further damage is to begin the clean up and restore the property as soon as possible. For this reason our team is available 24/7 - day, night, or holiday!  This also helps with keeping costs down. We strive to always answer the first call or respond within a few hours.

Latest Technology

We take pride in the fact that we are able to keep up with some of the advancements technology has to offer. This allows us to restore your property as quickly and efficiently as possible so you can get back to what you were doing preloss.

No Loss Too Big or Too Small

Whether you have multiple locations, or a room that has suffered a loss we can help restore your property.  SERVPRO is a national company and as a result our SERVPRO of Cambridge/Belmont team has access to the 1,800+ other franchises to handle any scope of loss.  You call us and we will handle the rest!

Future Loss Prevention

With every job we ensure we understand what the cause of the loss was. We do this to ensure the cause of loss is addressed to prevent similar damage from occurring again.

Our Community

We love what we do and the ability to help our community. We know the roads, the neighborhoods, and what makes our towns so special. It is important to us that our town thrives so we are highly motivated to do all we can to make this an even better town to live in.

Help is always here

Whether you have a question or a loss give us a call and we will help 617-864-7378. We serve ALL - businesses, home owners, property managers and tenants in the Cambridge/Belmont area. ensure that the water is extracted, your property is dried, and mold is addressed if necessary. Third, contact your insurance company to see if you have coverage for the damaged property.

The Silent Business Partner You Didn’t Know You Needed | SERVPRO® of Cambridge/Belmont

3/17/2022 (Permalink)

a workspace and cubicle showing signs of water damage SERVPRO of Cambridge/Belmont are your local commercial restoration experts. Contact us today should you experience any damage.

Owning a business of your own can be a lot of work! We understand that it takes every ounce of dedication to ensure that your company is successful. So, if a major disruption happens, it can truly be devastating as well as chaotic for you personally.

You should know that just because you are alone in running a business doesn’t mean you are alone in dealing with emergencies. You have a partner in SERVPRO of Cambridge/Belmont. We want to see you succeed, and we will work to get you prepared and back on your feet.

Large loss recovery. Fires, storms and flooding are the top causes of financial losses. This can cause major damages to any business, and even more so if you don’t react quick enough. That’s why we are available 247 so that you can count on us any time of the day or night!

Emergency Ready Plan. Your best defense is preparation. Any and every business needs an emergency plan, and we’re here to help you implement one. We will work to create an optimized plan for your company, outlining the specifics of what to do in an emergency and how to do it.

Cleaning of All Kinds. We offer more than simply the general carpet cleaning that you might be thinking of! We also providing specialty cleaning services like biohazard removal. We can find a solution for any kind of mess, because we’ve been in the industry for a long time and we know what to expect.

Restoration Services. Storms bring floodwaters, fires can spark in the kitchen and pipes may burst sometimes! No matter what kind of disaster has taken hold of your business, they will all require cleanup and restoration services of some kind. We can assure you that with SERVPRO of Cambridge/Belmont we will have your business back to preloss condition in no time.

Industry Specialization. There’s no commercial enterprise that we can’t help! We have trained our technicians on every in and out that accompanies commercial properties. No matter what type of special needs your place may have, we have you covered. We will also do our best to enclose our work area, in hopes of not disrupting your regular business operations.

Whatever your recovery need may be, and whatever your commercial property may require, trust SERVPRO to get the job done. Contact us today to get started on an Emergency Ready Plan or find out how we can serve your business.