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Hiring Trusted Marlborough Mold Removal Companies

4/20/2024 (Permalink)

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Detecting Mold Damage Early: 5 Things to Look For

Mold in your home can be a nuisance. It's important to catch it early before it becomes a bigger problem. You will want to look for mold removal companies to remedy the issue. Here's how to identify signs of mold and what actions to take, focusing on practical advice and the expertise of SERVPRO® for professional mold removal.

5 Early Warning Signs of Mold

Microbial growth can be sneaky, but mold removal companies in Marlborough can help. There are clear signs that you may have a mold issue in your home, including:

  • Musty Odors: Persistent, earthy, or musty smells, especially in basements or other damp areas, are known indicators of mold presence.
  • Visible Growth: Suspicious spots or fuzzy growths on walls, ceilings, or other surfaces likely mean mold. Colors range from black and green to white and orange.
  • Water Damage: Look for water stains or discoloration on walls, ceilings, or floors. Peeling paint or wallpaper can also suggest moisture issues leading to mold.
  • Humidity Issues: High humidity makes homes feel stuffy and contributes to microbial growth. Window condensation is a telltale sign.
  • Recent Water Problems: If you've had any flooding, leaks, or other water issues recently, it's wise to inspect for mold, as water damage can create an ideal environment for spores to thrive.

Next Steps: Handling Mold in Your Home

If you notice any of the above signs, taking immediate action is crucial:

  1. Identify the Source: Find where the moisture is coming from and address it to prevent further mold growth.
  2. Isolation: If possible, keep the affected area sealed off from the rest of your home to avoid spreading.
  3. Cleanup for Minor Issues: Small areas of mold can sometimes be cleaned with household products. Ensure the area is well-ventilated during cleanup.
  4. Call Professionals: For more significant or persistent issues, it's best to contact a professional mold removal company. SERVPRO of Marlboro/Concord specializes in efficiently identifying and removing mold, ensuring your home is safe and clean.

Choosing SERVPRO of Marlboro/Concord means getting the best service in the area to tackle mold problems. If you are looking for mold removal companies in Marlborough, call us at (978) 369-8003.

Why Ceilings in Marlborough Might Need Water Damage Restoration

2/28/2024 (Permalink)

A woman looking up at the ceiling of her living room while water is gushing from the ceiling. With the caption: FASTER TO ANY If your Marlboro home has water damage, call SERVPRO. We're Faster to any size disaster™.

Restoration Techs Handle All Types of Water Recovery

At SERVPRO®, we know there are several possible sources of unwanted water, and any structure in a Marlborough home can sustain water damage, including places homeowners might think would never become damaged.

When you call SERVPRO for water damage restoration of your Marlborough property, we can handle every aspect, from detection to plumbing to making it "Like it never even happened." One of the structural elements that our restoration professionals handle is ceilings. No matter the location, we can restore it.

Here are different examples of ceilings:

  • Basement recreation ceilings,
  • Living area ceilings, and
  • Unfinished or bare ceilings.

Having a recreation room in the basement keeps games and activities from creating noise or messes in the upper living areas. Often, the ceiling provides soundproofing. Some basements have a dropped ceiling, as well. Water lines running within the ceiling can cause damage from moisture if they sweat or leak. We resolve the moisture problem and clean or replace affected tiles.

The ceiling and upper walls of your living room, kitchen, and other areas downstairs can become saturated if a tub or toilet overflows upstairs. Rain coming in through a forgotten window can also cause an emergency. We can paint over stains left behind by minor emergencies after everything dries. If your ceiling is stretched and bowl-shaped because of retained water, we can handle this, too. In many cases, we can restore the ceiling instead of replacing it.

Builders often leave attic ceilings bare and install insulation directly on the floor to avoid heating an area that occupants will rarely enter. Ice dams and torn shingles can let water inside the attic and damage the ceiling. We check which boards have disintegrated or have mold growing. Starting early prevents extensive damage and the need to remove shingles to perform the necessary work.

You can trust SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord for all your water damage restoration needs. Call us at (978) 369-8003.

Upper Floor and Attic Fire Damage Restoration Service in Marlborough

12/22/2023 (Permalink)

house fire, servpro poster Contact SERVPRO to restore your fire damaged home in Marlborough. We're Here to Help®

SERVPRO® is Here 24/7 for Fire Cleanup Services

Fire damage can wreak havoc on any property, especially when it reaches the upper floor and attic. At SERVPRO, we understand the unique challenges posed by such incidents and have tailored our restoration services to efficiently address them, ensuring our clients' swift return to normalcy. Once disaster strikes your Marlborough home, we are here to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Detailed Assessment and Planning

Our first step is a thorough assessment to begin your fire damage restoration in Marlborough. We consider the extent of structural damage, the type of materials affected, and the presence of smoke and soot. Our technicians create a comprehensive restoration plan outlining the steps needed to restore the upper floors and attics to their pre-fire condition. Some of the steps include the following:

Smoke and Soot Removal

  • Specialized equipment, such as HEPA vacuums and air scrubbers, removes smoke and soot particles from the air and surfaces.
  • Using industry-approved cleaning agents, our technicians meticulously clean affected areas, including walls, ceilings, and belongings.

Structural Drying and Dehumidification

  • Water damage often accompanies firefighting efforts. We use high-powered air movers and dehumidifiers to thoroughly dry the affected areas, preventing mold growth and structural damage.

Odor Elimination

  • Our Odor Control Technicians (OCT) use advanced deodorization techniques, including thermal fogging and ozone treatments, to effectively neutralize and eliminate lingering smoke odors.

Content Restoration

  • Personal belongings, furniture, and valuables are carefully assessed for damage and restored using cutting-edge technologies such as ultrasonic cleaning and freeze-drying.

Repairs and Reconstruction

  • We provide comprehensive reconstruction services for structural components damaged during the fire, ensuring a seamless restoration process from assessment to completion.

Choosing SERVPRO of Marlboro/Concord means choosing a team equipped with the knowledge, experience, and technology required to tackle upper floor and attic fire damage restoration. When fire strikes, trust our team for a swift and thorough restoration process. Call us at (978) 369-8003.

Combating Water Damage in Marlborough Warehouses 

10/27/2023 (Permalink)

Image of SERVPRO office staff answering calls with caption: WE'RE READY. IS YOUR BUSINESS? If your Marlborough business has water damage, SERVPRO is Here to Help®.

SERVPRO® Facilitates the Necessary Water Restoration in Marlborough

Marlborough is known for its diverse economy with businesses in technology, healthcare, high-tech, and biotech industries. Names like ConnectM Technology, EKG Networking Inc., and CenterWell Home Health represent some of these businesses. Despite limited warehousing and logistics businesses, there are several self-storage facilities and distribution services in town, like Kane Self Storage, Acorn Self Storage, and Mintra USA. Water damage in such storage facilities leads to inconveniences and financial loss for several people. SERVPRO has the resources to mitigate losses.

Various situations lead to water damage in Marlborough warehouses. Therefore, a standard response for all incidents is not the ideal solution. SERVPRO helps customize water restoration to match the type of property and the prevailing conditions. 

Crucial steps after water damage

  • Stopping the flow and making temporary repairs
  • Professional assessment of damage extent
  • Limiting further water damage
  • Cleanup and remediation

A storage facility may have vast open spaces or several small units. Each of these situations presents some unique challenges. For example, removing water spread over a vast space can take significant time, posing a substantial threat to the items in storage. SERVPRO addresses this challenge by deploying advanced equipment, such as truck-mounted water extractors, which expedite water removal. 

Self-storage facilities such as Storelocal hold wide-ranging items, so water damage can vary from mild to extreme. The response mounted after an incident also determines the level of destruction. Our crews can perform thorough evaluations, helping identify timely actions that can limit damage to your client’s valuables. Specialized equipment such as thermal cameras help reveal moisture trapped behind walls. Thermo-hygrometers help measure the humidity and temperature levels, thus determining appropriate drying procedures.

Cleaning up a property after water intrusion is essential to restoration since it helps remove deteriorated materials, halt microbial growth, and manage odors - crucial in restoring preloss conditions. Our crews use different resources, including rotating brushes and biocides, to manage the cleaning process. 

SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord helps ensure water damage in Marlborough premises is fully controlled. Call us at (978) 369-8003. 

Flood Damage Cleanup After Storms Dump Heavy Rain in Marlborough

8/22/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck going through flood water SERVPRO of Marlboro is Here to Help® 24/7 with all of your flood and storm damage needs.

Emergency Flood Damage Response in Marlborough for Homes and Businesses

Flood damage in Marlborough can be significant, especially if heavy rains and high tides cause mudslides, high river levels, and damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure. Emergency services are often required to help residents protect their homes from ongoing water damage from leaky roofs, broken windows, and doors. We board up windows and place tarps on the roof to prevent further water penetration.

SERVPRO® provides flood damage cleanup to Marlborough residents to help them protect their homes and contents from further damage. Our crews are equipped with high-capacity pumps and water extractors to remove contaminated flood water from basements and crawl spaces. Floodwater may contain viruses, bacteria, chemicals, and other bio-hazards that can be dangerous to your health.

Our crew assesses the damage and the potential for contamination before taking the necessary steps to help residents recover from the catastrophic damage caused by storms. These steps may include the following depending on the extent of the damage:

  • Floodwater removal
  • Debris and damaged contents removal
  • Controlled demolition of drywall and flooring materials
  • Thorough cleaning and disinfection of all surfaces
  • Drying and dehumidification
  • Repair and rebuild

We work closely with both the owner and their insurance company. Every activity is documented, and invoices can be sent directly to your insurance company to assist in managing the stress of dealing with storm-related events. Recovered contents are stored onsite or moved to one of our secure dry facilities until your home is ready for occupancy.

Our clients can focus on managing replacement living arrangements, replacing lost documents, and helping their family deal with the damage from the storm.

SERVPRO can assist with all your flood damage and cleanup needs in your home and business. Call SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord for storm damage cleanup services. We provide service to Marlborough and nearby areas. We are Here to Help® 24/7. Call (978) 369-8003.

Water Damage Repair in Marlborough Businesses Requires Prompt Actions

6/10/2023 (Permalink)

Pipe Leak Our techs are ready 24/7, 365 days a year.

Steps To Restore Water Damage at a Marlborough Business

Finding out your Marlborough commercial property has water damage, perhaps from a hidden leak, can be frustrating. Managing contents and structural components damaged by the water can be challenging enough for you. Therefore, finding a professional team, like SERVPRO, to repair the damage is vital.

It is necessary to ensure you get prompt water damage repair for your Marlborough business establishment because the situation can worsen if ignored. The damage can ruin your operating equipment, and electrical systems, destroy your walls, floors, and ceilings, and cause microbial growth. Rapid response helps limit the damages. SERVPRO teams have the equipment and skills to prevent further losses and ensure complete restoration. Our teams are IICRC-certified, so you can trust us to meet your needs efficiently.

Steps that restore water damage:

  • Extract the water
  • Perform structural drying
  • Clean and sanitize the affected areas
  • Repair and restore affected surfaces and contents

Hidden leaks may cause slow water seepage, which is absorbed by structural materials like drywall, flooring, or the contents in your business establishment. Moisture absorption into materials can extend without your knowledge, causing massive damage.

Dealing With Damages from Hidden Moisture 

It is possible to determine the extent of moisture damage in a property. Detection requires devices, which include thermal imaging cameras, moisture sensors, and meters.

Possible areas where moisture may remain hidden:

  • The underside of the floorboards
  • Within wall cavities
  • Inside ceilings
  • Structural supports and frames

We provide air-moving equipment and dehumidifiers to manage moisture in the air, thus drying out all wet areas and ensuring normal humidity levels are attained. Drying varies depending on factors like building style, type, and construction. We constantly monitor the process to ensure accurate results.

SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord offers rapid commercial water damage repair, so you can trust us to handle all damages. Call us at (978) 486-9868. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Mold Damage Is One Reason Why People in Marlborough Call SERVPRO

6/10/2023 (Permalink)

Mold on Wall Don’t let mold damage overwhelm you, call the professionals at SERVPRO.

Our Fast Response Decreases Mold Damage's Severity

Our fast and local service keeps your aggravation low when dealing with mold in your Marlborough residence. Our customers rely on SERVPRO for our organized and comprehensive start-to-finish services. Mold damage starts small, and we can match it no matter how harshly it affects your property.

When mold damage affects Marlborough residences, we know structure and contents are all at risk. Many times, homes require rebuilding of damaged architecture after mold damage remediation. Some items require only a dusting off of any powdery mold. Other belongings could sustain so much damage that we recommend the customer replace the items.

Here are some of the ways our rapid response benefits our customers:

  • Our comprehensive experience and expertise
  • Our quick setup
  • Our speed while working

Knowing that an expert team is available to get things under control and cleaned up helps many homeowners refrain from starting a DIY project. It is recommended that homeowners only clean mold infestations when the area affected is less than ten square feet, which is smaller than the surface of many dining room tables. SERVPRO arrives with the necessary tools, equipment, and materials to expertly and efficiently handle the situation.

Another aspect of SERVPRO is our ability to set up fast without disturbing microbial infestations. Microbes spread through the release of spores. Whenever something disturbs a colony, it releases its viable spores. Microbes do this because passing animals (or humans) can transport such spores, depositing them in places with abundant food. Setting up fast means fewer spores escape.

We also work fast to advise you about items that are not salvageable or require extensive cleaning. We know you want to get everything back to normal again. We also assist in preventing mold infestations with humidity control and topical treatments.

For mold and the damage it can cause, contact SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord at (978) 486-9868. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Expert Fire Damage Assistance 24/7 in Marlborough

3/30/2023 (Permalink)

Warehouse with green SERVPRO equipment on orange shelves Give our SERVPRO rapid response team a call to make fire damage in your Marlborough home, “Like it never even happened.”

Marlborough Property Owners Trust SERVPRO with Fire Damage Help

A fire is a scenario that no homeowner in Marlborough, or anywhere, wants to face. Not only are you shaken due to the emergency and hazards, but there is also immense loss of belongings and damage to the home you love. Hiring skilled technicians to handle your house fire cleanup project is best rather than running the risk of making the fire soiling worse. SERVPRO is available 24/7 to help you get your life and property back on track after a fire of any size.

SERVPRO is here to assist when you have fire damage in Marlborough, putting your mind at ease and keeping you informed each step of the way. Whether you had a small blaze with pungent protein soot residue in the kitchen or fire throughout the in-law apartment above your garage, we have the techniques and manpower to handle the project. 

Fire Restoration You Can Count On – Around the Clock!

Not only do we address soot and smoke remediation, but we also dispose of charred, unsalvageable building materials and contents. There will also be some level of water damage left from first-responders extinguishing the blaze in most fire emergencies. We bring equipment to handle each scenario with precision so that your property is back to pre-fire condition, “Like it never even happened.”

  • We quickly respond, beginning the inspection and assessment once given the all-clear from first-responders at your property.
  • Our team will kick into gear with tarping and board-up services to cover any missing windows, portions of the wall, or roofing materials.
  • Once we begin restoration efforts, we remove charred materials and section out any contents for cleaning or disposal based on our determinations.
  • Smoke remediation begins by removing and cleaning soot and soiling from walls, ceilings, and other surfaces.
  • Sanitizing and disinfection of all surfaces and belongings so that everything is clean and free of pungent odors.

We Also Have Our Commercial Fire Damage Customers Covered

Whether you hold the title of a business owner or commercial property manager, you have a lot on your mind, from inventory and commercial equipment to the safety of employees, vendors, and customers. We have IICRC certified technicians to handle commercial fire restoration projects, big or small. Our quick response means less downtime and lower restoration costs for your business. Because we are also locally-owned and operated, we have a vested interest in helping our commercial neighbors to handle restorations and fire cleanup in a timely manner.

Nothing Beats Our Green Fleet and Advanced Technology

One thing that sets apart the professionals from a DIYer is that we have all the latest advancements in equipment and products for fire restoration and cleanup. Some of the tools of the trade that our Green Fleet comes stocked with include:

  • Air scrubbers with HEPA filtration, industrial fans, centrifugal air movers, and vacuums
  • Moisture detection tools like air sensors, meters, borescopes, and more
  • Injectidry technology to handle moisture behind walls and tight spaces
  • Dehumidification equipment
  • Deodorants, thermal fogging machines, and ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers
  • Hydroxyl generators and Ozone technology
  • Water extraction tools like truck-mounted extractors, submersible pumps, rovers, and carpet wands

Are you overwhelmed thinking about handling your homeowner’s insurance claim after a fire? SERVPRO also keeps detailed records, including inventory, that allow us to help you streamline the claims process. We also act as a priceless liaison between you and your insurance team to ensure the claim goes as smoothly as possible.

There is nothing quite like the peace of mind from hiring fire damage restoration and cleanup experts. We are here 24/7 to address your needs at SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord by dialing (978) 486-9868.

Assistance in Marlborough Dealing with Water Damage

3/30/2023 (Permalink)

Drying mats on a water damaged hardwood floor Don't wait; call SERVPRO to restore your Marlborough home after water damage.

Water Damage Help from SERVPRO Gets Marlborough Residents Results

Water issues come in various forms and may develop at any time. Whether you are a homeowner or business owner in Marlborough, you need to be prepared to address any leak, burst pipes, or storm damage that arises. The good news is that you never have to go through it alone when you have the help of highly trained water restoration technicians (WRT) from SERVPRO. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster – handling all forms of water, fire, and mold emergencies for our area clients.

There are many working parts for any project involving water damage in Marlborough, and our team always arrives prepared. SERVPRO stays up with the latest technology in the restoration field, and all of our vehicles come stocked with everything we need to generate results and reach our goals. 

Water Removal Services

With our powerful extraction equipment, we have capabilities for pulling up hundreds to thousands of gallons of water. We get in quickly to start water mitigation as a way to stop migration into unaffected zones of your property, using:

  • Portable extraction units
  • Truck-mounted extractors
  • Gas-powered pumps
  • Submersible pumps

Drying and Dehumidification Protocols 

Two crucial elements for all water-related projects involve drying and dehumidification to bring relative humidity (RH) back to normal levels. We feature industrial-grade dehumidifiers and air movers to pull out remaining moisture from walls, flooring, ceilings, and hard-to-reach areas, including:

  • Air scrubbers with onboard HEPA filtration
  • High-speed air movers increase airflow, allowing moisture to evaporate rapidly
  • Industrial-grade dehumidification equipment to help pull moisture from the air

Odor Removal Measures

Our SERVPRO team includes a carefully selected group of trained professionals, including Odor Control Technicians (OCT). Fire and water damage incidents create powerful odors that have to get addressed to remove any reminders of the event. We have proven methods and great equipment to help us make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers
  • Thermal fogging equipment
  • Odor-counteractant beads and granules
  • Deodorizing agents

Detailed Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Treatments

There is potential bacteria growth whenever there is standing water or your water cleanup needs involve contaminants. SERVPRO uses EPA-registered cleaning agents and antimicrobials to move through each impacted area. All surfaces get a thorough cleaning to remove odors and address any contaminants. Before we finish the job, we ensure all affected areas of your building are safe for all occupants – Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

  • Control odorous particulates from excessive moisture with deodorization products
  • Disinfect all surfaces with products made to halt the growth of mildew, bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms known to be harmful

Did you know that we gladly work with your insurance company? Having a water emergency is stressful enough without thinking about the claims process. SERVPRO manages the paperwork and carefully documents all aspects of the job to ensure your claim goes as smoothly as possible. 

With the help of trusted contractors in the Marlborough area, we can perform partial or total reconstruction of all areas suffering damage from standing water or mold growth. Using controlled demolition techniques, we remove unsalvageable materials to replace them with all-new materials before finishing them off to bring them back to preloss condition. This may include removing and replacing carpeting, carpet pads, subfloor, hardwood flooring, baseboards, paneling, drywall, and other critical building materials. 

Make sure your property is new again after being dealt a blow from water damage. Call us at SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord at (978) 486-9868, and we can be there within hours to begin!

Why Marlborough Residents Should Hire Skilled Mold Damage Help

3/30/2023 (Permalink)

Mold damage on the white wall of a laundry room When you see mold damage in your Marlborough home, do not panic. Contact our SERVPRO team to investigate the cause and remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Handles Mold Damage Cleanup in Marlborough with Care

For any homeowner, the thought of addressing or attempting to remove mold can be stressful and daunting. However, Marlborough residents should know there is no such thing as total removal regarding pesky black mold and other variants. Instead, you need professional mold cleanup and remediation services so that you can get safe, effective results. SERVPRO features IICRC-certified technicians with the tools, training, and protocols to clean your interior to make it “Like it never even happened.”

One of the best reasons for hiring SERVPRO to help with mold damage in Marlborough is that our team always talks you through the process. Whether we are looking for the source of water or moisture or beginning mold cleanup, we talk you through all steps so you are aware of our methods and reasons behind each action. 

These are just a few of the things that set the SERVPRO crew apart from the rest:

  • Proper safety gear for addressing mold issues. We wear PPE such as gloves, filtration face masks, goggles, full bodysuits, and boots. 
  • Our Green Fleet comes fully stocked with professional equipment, including air scrubbers, vacuums, and commercial-strength dehumidifiers. Our filtration equipment includes HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) technology.
  • We offer the full spectrum of mold remediation, including mold restoration following cleanup to handle any damage to materials and structural elements – performed by trusted partner contractors in the area.

What Do Mold Remediation and Restoration Mean?

We often get questions about mold cleanup and how we handle each project. These are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding our services and what you may expect:

  • Will I need mold testing? In many cases, no. If mold is visibly present, our team can get to work using the proper equipment and cleaning products to address all surfaces, materials, and belongings safely.
  • How long will the process take? While mold damage cleanup may cause household disruption, we strive to get your home back to normal as quickly as possible. Depending on the project, we could wrap everything up in as little as a few days.
  • Will my mold project be expensive? The cost for any mold project will depend on the size and scope of the job itself. Our team works to save our clients time and money with proven, efficient methods, and we continuously work to restore versus replace wherever possible. 

Should there be any extensive damage to your building materials or structural elements, controlled demolition might be necessary to get the results you deserve. This may include removing and replacing carpets, carpet padding, subfloor, drywall, and other areas of your home impacted by mold colonization. The restoration may consist of minor repairs, including sealants, new drywall, painting, or carpet installation. Our contractors may need to work on reconstruction in different rooms to bring your property back to pre-mold condition for more involved projects. 

Trust Our Odor Control Technicians (OCT)

Just as we would need to consider odors for a fire or water restoration project, the same goes for any mold call we receive. Our SERVPRO team includes Odor Control Technicians (OCT) who have been through IICRC courses on odor removal. We never take shortcuts or mask odors, so you can trust that we eliminate the odorous elements so that you can breathe freely in your property once again. 

Never wait until a mold issue gets worse, and remember never to trust DIY mold removal products. Instead, SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord will get you quality results in a fraction of the time. Reach our customer care team by dialing (978) 486-9868.