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Upper Floor and Attic Fire Damage Restoration Service in Marlborough

12/22/2023 (Permalink)

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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.

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.

How Effective Fire Damage Restoration Services Can Help in Marlborough

2/22/2023 (Permalink)

Burnt Kitchen Cabinet Contact SERVPRO to effectively tackle the fire damage in your property. Call now!

SERVPRO Offers Wet Smoke Cleanup Services To Marlborough Residents

Fire damage restoration services can help us clean and remove the contaminants that might make our home unsafe for occupancy. Also, they can offer us some emotional healing after losing personal belongings that meant a lot to us. Fire damage incidents produce different types of smoke since the combustion process happens under varying conditions and burns different types of items.

Wet smoke may be produced when fire damage occurs on your Marlborough property. It comes from low-heat and slow-burning materials such as plastics and rubber. The smoke is characterized by pungent, black, and thick fumes that leave behind sticky residues on the floor, ceiling, wall, or any surface it lands on.

Our SERVPRO technicians use specific equipment and techniques when cleaning wet smoke from different are:

  • Pressure washing: If the sticky residues land on the exterior surface of patios, decks, and siding, we can use this technique to remove them. We use a pressure washer and an appropriate detergent to clean the heavy soot buildup.
  • Detergent cleaning: The technique is appropriate when cleaning sticky residues from ceilings, walls, and other areas. The cleaning solutions used in the process can break down the sticky residues for easy removal.
  • Cleaning with mild detergent: A soft sponge or cloth is used to apply the detergent. The method suits delicate areas such as painted surfaces, varnished wood, and other areas which can suffer additional damage when stronger detergents are used.
  • Abrasive cleaning: Steel wool, wire brushes, and other abrasive materials are used to do the cleaning. Our SERVPRO technicians use this technique to clean surfaces with the ability to withstand abrasive cleaning.

The next step is to remove the smoke odor to neutralize the unpleasant smells. For instance, we can direct the deodorizing solutions into hard-to-reach areas through thermal fogging and ozone treatment. We always wear appropriate safety gear during the fire damage cleanup process.

You can trust SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord when dealing with the aftermath of a smoke or fire damage incident. Our certified technicians are Faster to Any Size Disaster and available 24/7. Call (978) 486-9868 to get the reliable services you deserve.

Did You Know That Fires Can Leave Toxins in Your Maynard Home?

8/24/2022 (Permalink)

Outlet Plug Fire Fires can leave dangerous toxins. Call SERVPRO to restore your fire damage.

Handling Fire Damage Plus Toxins in Maynard

Fire damage to your home is a situation you need to remedy as quickly as possible to stop the possibility of secondary damage and an unhealthy living situation from occurring. After the fire is out, there is often water, smoke, soot, and odors that need removing from the home.

Once you make the call to us, your SERVPRO technician inspects the fire damage to your Maynard home and can come up with an individualized plan to return your home to normal. The first course of action usually involves removing any residual water from putting out the fire. The technicians inspect the floors, walls, ceilings, and objects in the room to determine the scope of the job for the air movers to handle. After removing the moisture, the next phase of restoration can begin.

Smoke and soot not only leave a filmy residue on the interior but also penetrate porous objects leaving unpleasant odors. Plastics and other synthetic materials can release harmful chemicals that are toxic to inhale. Smoke from wood alone can contain numerous poisonous substances, including methane, benzene, and carbon monoxide, to name just three. The soot can be removed from surfaces using dry sponges and special cleaning agents that do a two-fold cleaning by removing the residue and deodorizing as it cleans.

Once clearing away the visual reminders of the fire damage, the final step of removing the odors and toxins begins. Your SERVPRO technician can test for toxins left by the fire and determine the best method for removing odors. Should we find toxins, we use a Hydroxyl Generator, which fights against mold, odors, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in your home, making your home safe to live in again.

Dealing with fire damage can seem overwhelming. Let our expert technicians at SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord handle the cleanup for you. We are available 24/7 at (978) 486-9868 to make your disaster "Like it never even happened."

Fire, Smoke, and Soot

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

Illustration of Words: Smoke Fire Soot Odor The first step to resolving fire damage is calling your local trained professionals at SERVPRO of Marlboro/Concord.

Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Is a Cornerstone of SERVPRO Services

Practically all fire events are destructive, leaving homeowners with ravaged homes and destroyed belongings. While a blaze can ruin a broad range of possessions, it's also possible to keep the contents of your home out of the trash heap. 

If you're a Concord homeowner dealing with fire damage, you probably think that many of your possessions are a lost cause. However, when you call SERVPRO of Marlboro/Concord, we'll work to restore your belongings and save you money. Here's how we salvage various items, even those affected by fire damage. 

Electronics and Appliances 

It's not just flames that can destroy electronics and appliances. Still, the soot and smoke left over after a fire emergency has ended. Soot and smoke can erode metals and finishes, wreck circuitry, and make appliances and electronic devices malfunction. Our SERVPRO technicians will carefully assess your electronics to see if they can be salvaged and then rid them of damaging soot deposits. This cleaning is only done to the exterior covers. For actual electronic repair work, we can refer you to a competent partner.

Books and Documents 

Even if flames didn't directly contact your paper documents and books, smoke could leave them with markings and odors that stick. We have industry-leading tools that can restore paper of all types, even collectibles. The method that we use will depend upon how fragile the document or book is -- the sooner you call SERVPRO after fire damage has occurred, the greater the chances that we can salvage delicate items. 

Rugs, Carpet, and Furnishings 

Though it may be ruined by water from fighting the fire or smoke and soot, don't automatically assume that your area rugs and carpet will have to be thrown out. Though we may need to replace your carpet pads, we're usually able to clean, deodorize, and restore a wide variety of rugs and carpet types. We can eliminate many odors by placing hydroxyl generators to purge the air of odor-causing particulates as we go about our tasks of fire damage restoration.

At SERVPRO of Marlboro/Concord, we're well equipped to help get your home and possessions back in good shape after any fire emergency. Call us 24/7 at (978) 486-9868, and we can assess the damage and offer professional services.

Recovering From Fire Damages To Your Concord Home

3/22/2022 (Permalink)

Couch on Fire Don't Get Caught Sleeping on a Burning Sofa in Your Concord Home--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup

SERVPRO Provides Proven Methods for Smoke & Fire Cleanup and Recovery

Faulty wiring in your Concord home has left you with a substantial loss. While you consider all of your options, facing the devastating damage, you are not sure what to do next. The local fire department responded quickly, which allowed you to be able to keep a significant portion of the house untouched by the damaging blaze. Still, now you have to figure out how to restore that affected area to your pre-damaged condition.

There are many times that this kind of disaster is unavoidable. If you are dealing with fire damage to your Concord home, you might be curious about what you can do. We at SERVPRO have spent years dealing with all manner of fire damages, from structural fires down to small kitchen blazes that sprung from faulty appliances or unattended cooking. While each case might prove very different, our team approaches each one with the same care and consideration that serves as the foundation of our reputation.

Our thoughtful approach starts with the understanding that this is the one place you know and love, and your home is vital to you. This knowledge makes your home vital to us as well. That is why when you call, you are not asked to wait. Someone is dispatched to respond and begin putting together a plan to restore the damages you have experienced right away, pending contractual agreement. Our emergency team can clean up the mess, remove the lingering odors, and restore the damages.

Depending on the severity of the incident, there could be some items in your house that just cannot be restored. However, most affected areas can usually be cleaned and returned to pre-damaged condition. Cleanup goes beyond the scrubbing of the walls with our equipment to remove soot. Still, it also involves concentrated restoration efforts on heirlooms, electronics, furniture, drapes, and flooring.

Removing the lingering smell is something people want to do the most. Even if the house remains someplace you can live after a damaging fire, the smoke and burning smell can often make it uninhabitable. Our high-tech SERVPRO equipment comes into play at this point. With fogging systems, deodorizing sprays can react with the odor molecules and neutralize them. Instead of masking the scent, this process ultimately removes the molecules that caused the odor in the first place. For large fire damaging events, we can set up air scrubbers and ozone machines to change the chemical composition of the odorous compounds and render them odorless.

Our emergency mitigation team is always on call if you require fire restoration and odor removal services. Reach out to SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord by calling (978) 486-9868.

Concord Fire Damaged Property Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Advice and Cleanup

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

Flames House Fires in Concord Need Special Cleaning--Call SERVPRO

Take Advantage of Quality Fire Damage Restoration Services Available Throughout The Concord Area

Many Concord area homeowners try to take things into their own hands after experiencing a fire. It is understandable; you want to get back into your property right away and check all of the damage to your property first-hand. However, by doing things your way, you often make things worse and cause additional damage that might have otherwise been avoidable.

Before entering your fire-damaged Concord home after a significant event, contact a professional restoration company to accompany you. The right company can address many of your concerns after a fire and make sure that you and your family avoid lingering hazards. They can also stop you from unknowingly damaging specific areas, taking the proper precautions to protect your damaged property after a fire.

SERVPRO technicians help you understand how important it is to stay off of the carpeting, furniture, and upholstery items in your home. Handling these items the wrong way can trap soot, dirt, and other particles, making them even harder to restore. You never want to move into and out of affected areas without protection.

SERVPRO’s fire damage restoration team uses a variety of personal protective equipment to avoid transferring fire damage from one item to another. Rubber gloves, boots, respirators, and helmets help protect workers against the possibility of danger while also protecting the contents of your home from further damage.

It is far too easy to drag contaminants with you, without the proper precautions. Never use your ventilation system after a fire. The filters require changing, and the registers and ducts should always receive a close inspection before use. Do not try to wash or clean anything yourself; every time you do, you take the chance of further damaging walls, appliances, electronics, and personal belongings that your SERVPRO professional can easily restore.

SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord has IICRC-industry certified technicians available 24-7 to provide you with the cleanup and restoration services you deserve. We have the training, equipment, and resources to get your property back to normal in a quick, efficient manner. Please, call our staff for help today at (978) 486-9868.

We Can Handle Fire and Odor Damage In Your Marlborough Home

2/13/2022 (Permalink)

Call now! Fire damage restoration for your home is an easy task for SERVPRO. We will be on-site within 4 hours of the initial call.

Fire and Odor Never Win in Marlborough Homes That Use SERVPRO

One thing about the aftermath of a fire in a home, homeowners do not have to resign themselves to living with the slight odor of fire damage. With proper applications, the eradication of smoke odors is entirely possible.

There are many levels to accomplishing complete removal of damage from the fire and smoke odor in Marlborough homes. SERVPRO technicians use different methods to achieve this. There are several contributors to the foul odors in the house.

Removal of Charred Items

SERVPRO technicians inspect each item as they go through the property and remove items too burned for restoration. This action assists in substantially lessening the smoke odors. Controlled demolition actions help reduce scents and prep the property for any needed repairs or reconstruction.

Scope the Property for Water Damage

Water does well to extinguish fires; however, unless rapid cleanup efforts occur, it also has the potential to amplify the damage to the property. The technicians use water extraction equipment and drying as needed, along with ventilation to lower odors in the home.

Hand Removal of Smoke Damage

Careful testing to determine the best cleaning methods on surfaces and objects requiring smoke residue removal. Technicians utilize both dry and wet cleaning processes as needed for the best outcome. In cases where painted walls contain soot and elimination is not possible, the technicians seal the wall ready for priming and painting.

Techniques for Smoke Odor Removal

Depending on the level of odor control required, technicians choose from different treatments. For slight odors, time-release gel pellets are a good choice. When more robust scents remain in the home, technicians commonly use devices such as hydroxyl generators, air scrubbers, or thermal foggers. Both hydroxyl generators and thermal fogging work to eradicate odors at the molecular level and work even against deeply embedded odors.

SERVPRO of Marlborough / Concord at (978) 486-9868 has both extensive experience and the equipment to remove fire and odor and restore your home to its pre-fire condition. “Like it never even happened.”

How Do I Restore My House After Fire Damage?

11/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo SERVPRO techs use the latest technology and equipment for every fire damage restoration job. Our goal is to have your home back to preloss conidition

Let SERVPRO Restore Your Littleton Home 

Restoring your Littleton property is a multi-tiered process. Our technicians scope the damage to determine your needs and for insurance purposes. You might face water damage if there were firefighting efforts along with deodorization and extensive cleaning. It is an arduous process. However, our technicians are well trained in restoration based on individual needs.

What is the Difference Between Structure and Contents?

To best understand the fire damage restoration process in Littleton, it is vital to know some of the terminologies. The structure of your home is the permanent parts of your house, such as the walls, flooring, and ceiling. The structure includes building materials such as drywall, lumber-like studs and sheathing, exterior coverings, system components like electric and water, tiles, and more. On the other hand, contents consist of everything else within your home, including appliances, furniture, and other personal belongings.

What are the Methods of Structural Cleaning?

  • Washable: These materials can sustain wet cleaning with both water and cleaning agents such as Wall Rinse and Industrial Cleaner.
  • Non-Washable: These materials cannot sustain wet cleaning. Water and cleaning agents would create smearing and push the residue deeper into porous surfaces. For non-washable materials, technicians use dry brushes or vacuums to remove residue.

Different fires produce different types of residues. For instance, protein fires, usually in the kitchen, create a sticky residue that requires special attention, such as a dry solvent cleaning agent to remove the residue. The type of surface also determines whether or not the material is washable or non-washable; more porous surfaces tend to absorb a more considerable amount of residue, making it more difficult to remove using dry methods.

For assistance after a fire, contact SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord at (978) 486-9868. We make it, "Like it never even happened."

Efficient Cleaning Solutions for Smoke-Damaged Marlborough Homes

10/27/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's "Like it never even happened," slogan in kitchen. Fire damage restoration is no easy task. Call SERVPRO and let their trained technicians handle all the work for you.

We Provide Effective Restoration Solutions For Fire-Damaged Marlborough Properties.

Fires can be a devastating force that leaves many surfaces in your home contending with formidable residues and smoke damage. Knowing how to address these concerns and obstacles is a critical offering by our SERVPRO team. We carefully evaluate the situation and choose the appropriate cleaning technique for the material and current conditions.

How Appropriate Cleaning Measures Get Determined

When considering an appropriate cleaning method for fire damage restoration in Marlborough homes, we must choose options that are most likely to remove residues from surfaces without damaging underlying substrates. This approach will vary immensely throughout a property.

Categorizing Contents and Materials by Cleaning Methods

It is not always immediately known what restoration method is best for affected materials. During the job scoping and evaluation phase, we categorize contents and fire-damaged structural surfaces into categories based on how restoration can happen. These include:

  • Washable – This classification indicates materials that can be cleaned and restored using wet cleaning products in our inventory. Water-based products used on the material will not hurt it.
  • Non-Washable – This is a classification for the contents and building materials unable to be wet cleaned. If water-based cleaning products are applied to these materials, additional damages could result. These surfaces must be treated with dry cleaning techniques.
  • Unsalvageable – Classifying between washable and non-washable is unnecessary when structural elements are considered unsalvageable. We note these materials for demolition and replacement rather than restoration. 

Cleaning up your home after a fire damage incident can be a large undertaking, but one that our SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord team is prepared to manage with our experienced team of restoration professionals. We carefully evaluate the property for the most efficient recovery solutions from surface cleaning to odor removal. Give us a call today at (978) 486-9868.

How Marlborough Homeowners Can Prevent Fire Damage With Wood Stove Safety

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

wood stove in action If you decide to have a wood stove, and you have fire damage issues. Call SERVPRO and let their IICRC certified technicians handle all the work.

Inspections and Cleanings by SERVPRO Can Mitigate Fires

Wood stoves are popular with some homeowners. They provide heat and look attractive and a little bit rustic. A wood-burning stove is comforting and cute, and who does not enjoy the crackle of a real fire? Unfortunately for Marlborough homeowners, wood stoves are also a fire risk. That is why SERVPRO recommends being cautious and taking precautions to keep wood stoves safe. 

There are several steps Marlborough wood stove owners can adopt to reduce the risk of fire damage. It does not take much effort to secure a wood-burning stove and make it safer, thus protecting your home from a potential blaze. 

Proper clearance from surrounding materials is a must. Check the manufacturer’s instructions or get your burner professionally installed to ensure enough space at the front, back, top, bottom, and sides. 

A proper chimney is required. Chimneys should be UL-listed and constructed in such a way as to be safe for use with your stove (lined or double bricked are standard). Do not use an unlined, single brick chimney for a wood-burning stove under any circumstances. 

Good ventilation is a must. Ventilation problems are a leading cause of wood stove-related home fires. The vents connecting the stove to the chimney must be as short as possible, with no more than two ninety-degree bends. Fasten stovepipes securely, and make sure the seams between sections overlap. Improper ventilation can lead to emergency health hazards.

Wood-fired burners require cleaning at least once a year. The stove itself, the stovepipes, and the chimney all need a thorough cleaning. If you cannot do it yourself, call in a professional to do it for you. 

Avoid creosote buildup. Creosote is highly flammable and builds up when the stove burns at a relatively low temperature, thus failing to release combustible gases to the atmosphere, so they stick to the stove and form creosote. You can scrub away some black deposits with a wire brush, but some adhere firm and require a professional chimney sweep. 

Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration

In the unfortunate event of fire damage, SERVPRO’s IICRC-certified technicians are on hand to assist with cleanup. We arrive equipped with heavy-duty cleaning equipment to deal with soot damage and take care of deodorizing your home after cleaning is complete. 

For help with soot cleanup in Marlborough, Concord, and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord at (978) 486-9868 for assistance.

Get Thorough Fire Damage Restoration In Marlborough by Hiring Expert Restorers.

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

Caution tape / fire damage You can depend on our SERVPRO teams to cleanup and restore your property and personal belongings after a fire takes place.

Reputable Restorers like SERVPRO Use Hi-Tech Equipment for Thorough Fire Damage Restoration in Marlborough Homes

Property owners affected by fire go through a traumatic and terrifying ordeal, especially those who do not know where to begin. The intensity and ferocity of a fire can make you feel utterly fragile and can cause massive property damage and loss. To avoid more damage, involve professional restorers like SERVPRO for effective restoration.

How Fast do Restorers Respond to Customer’s Emergencies?

The more homeowners delay fire damage restoration in Marlborough homes, the higher the restoration cost and chances of costly repairs. Our restorers respond to our customer’s emergencies as quickly as possible. We assess the damage and devise the most effective cleaning strategy.

Before We Begin Cleaning Smoke Residues, we First:

Identify the type of residues

Determine the type of surface on which the residue is present

Capture residues in solution or dry particulate form

Fire damage, as well as water damage resulting from firefighting efforts, can add up fast. As a result, SERVPRO restorers can use hot water extraction that uses water pressure and airflow to agitate carpet fibers. Our restorers can use a powerful vacuum to remove the residues. 

Fire damage can be disastrous, particularly if it is left unattended for an extended period. Contact SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord for professional restoration. Call us today at (978) 486-9868.

Fire Damage Remediation in Marlboro Homes

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged home Fire and smoke damage restoration is no easy task. SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment for all fire restoration services.

SERVPRO Can Help You by Providing Water & Fire Damage Restorations in Marlborough

In many cases, fire-damaged homes can also contain water damage. When the fire department puts the blaze out, they often use a significant amount of H2O to drown the flames. This moisture can then soak into your contents and building materials, making applied structural drying (ASD) a part of the house fire clean-up. 

During fire restoration in Marlborough, our SERVPRO technicians keep in mind that your building materials and contents could have smoke damage, and they could be wet. Before the start of the fire damage restoration process, we can use instruments to check for moisture content and inspect for soot residues. Depending on the situation, we can conduct the following services:

  • Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup
  • Fire Restoration
  • House Fire Clean Up
  • Water & Fire Damage Restorations
  • Smoke Remediation

Adding moisture to the fire and smoke damage can cause soots to bleed to unaffected areas. Water can also cause soot residues to soak deeper into porous materials. If your contents and building materials got wet, we could set up air movers and dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air and building materials such as your walls and flooring.

If you ever notice the presence of water along with fire and smoke damage, call SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord at (978) 486-9868. 

SERVPRO can help with deodorizing fire damaged homes in Marlborough

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged home Fire and smoke restoration is a job for a professional outfit. SERVPRO has the manpower and experience for any size fire disaster.

Odor Removal Services in Marlboro.

In many cases, a fire can burn building materials like your walls and ceilings. After the burnt debris gets removed, there may still be some smoke remediation needed on your wall studs and roof trusses. 

When handling fire and smoke removal in Marlborough, our SERVPRO technicians can take steps to remove any foul odors and smoke damage. If your wall studs, roof trusses, or flooring contain visible issues with smoke or soot, sealing can provide the following benefits:

  • When conducting fire damage restoration, we can use a sealant on affected surfaces when burnt fragrances still exist.
  • As a part of a house fire clean-up, sealing affected surfaces can encapsulate any malodor particles embedded into the exposed wood of your subfloor, studs, or trusses.
  • We can utilize sealers that are alcohol or acrylic-based during fire restoration and are either clear or tinted. 
  • Killz or the EnviroShield Odor and Stain Blocker are top-notch sealants used for smoke-related issues and other problems.

If you have a fire that burns building materials like your carpet, drywall, or ceiling tiles, call SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord at (978) 486-9868. 

Explore artworks by Umbrella Studio Artists in Concord

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

a logo saying art show SERVPRO is looking forward to seeing the amazing creations at the art exhibit!

View Art Exhibits Made by Concord Artists who Observe Nature Keenly

Art pieces made while keenly observing nature tend to have a richer feel, whether the goal is to replicate natural objects or create abstracts. You can explore different artworks made through this philosophy at the Umbrella Arts Center in Concord. The event christened Three Journeys, explores works by various artists from the Umbrella Arts Center, including:

  • Louise Arnold, a landscape painter, specializing in oils
  • Craig Elliott, an artist and architect who focuses on large-scale charcoal drawings
  • Suzanne Hill, a ceramic artist who works on saggar fired vessels

You can visit the art center any day before January 31, 2021, to explore the artworks made with careful observation of nature at the macro, micro, or human scale. Visitors must book an appointment before visiting since the exhibition strictly follows the current public safety protocols.

SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord uses advanced procedures during fire and smoke restoration in Concord properties to restore them to preloss state. Call us at (978) 486-9868 in case of any incident at your property.

Convenient Restoration after Mild or Intense Fire Loss in Marlborough

12/27/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged room with burnt interior When your home is facing the remnants of a fire, quick action is necessary. Contact our experienced team 24/7 for effective remediation services.

SERVPRO Has the Resources Necessary to Handle Varying Needs during Fire Restoration in Marlborough

Although Marlborough was established in 1660, it became prosperous in the 19th century as an industrial town. It later made the transition to the high technology industry in the 20th century, which was mostly attributed to the Massachusetts Turnpike construction. 

The city has a long history of association with transportation. Currently, it sits on two major highways – interstate 290, which starts from Marlborough moving westwards, and interstate 495, which travels north and south through the city. The current layout mirrors the situation during its formative stages when John Howe, a fur trader, built a house at the intersection of Nashua Trail and Connecticut path, two famous Indian trails. During the early 1700s, it was a favored pit stop on the Boston Post Road. One of the most prominent people to spend time at its taverns and inns was George Washington, the United States' first president.

Historic Structures in Marlborough

Various structures established in the formative stages of the city have survived to this day, and many have been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The structures range from homes, burial grounds to worship centers:

  • The Peter Rice Homestead was built in 1688, 50 years after the patriarch Edmund Rice made it to the new land from England. Apart from being the family home, it also served as a garrison when Indian uprisings threatened the colonies. Many of the town's residents had active service in the military, and they were also passionate about protecting their homes, thus leading to the fortification of homes. The Peter Rice home is open for tours or research during special events or monthly programs. Visitors need to apply ten days before the day of the visit. 
  • Marlborough Center Historic District, which encompasses the commercial and civic heart of Marlborough. It covers a stretch of the main street between Bolton Street and Lincoln Street and the adjacent properties. It is a great place to witness how industrial prosperity changed the city in the mid-19th and 20th centuries. Many of the houses in this sector are made of stone and brick.
  • Temple Building, a historic residential and commercial structure on 149 Main Street constructed in 1879. It features the highly eclectic architecture and decorative arts of the Second Empire styling. The four-story red brick building still retains shop spaces on its ground floor, while the upper floors are apartments.

Fun Places to Explore in the City

Marlborough still has idyllic ponds and tree-covered ridges like it was during the colonial and Native American settlements because of the numerous conservation lands in the area. Visitors and residents can readily explore these areas through different trails, including:

  • The Cider Knoll Trail, which is part of a 105.4-acre piece of land. The loop trail is 2 miles long and goes through a wooded area with scenic rock outcroppings. There is a pond on the south edge of the property, making the trail perfectly suited for birdwatchers since the pond and bordering wetland are a rich habitat for wildlife. Various types of birds, including the great blue heron and belted kingfisher, are a common sight for hikers.
  • The Rail Trail mostly favors walkers, especially young kids or older adults, because it is almost entirely flat. It is also suitable for bike riders, although crossing various intersections can be a nag. The trail is 10 miles long and has beautiful trees and other scenery.
  • Old farm trail provides a perfect location to hike through a forested setting. The trail is 2.1 miles long and is excellent for walking dogs, but they must be leashed.
  • Ghiloni Park has various options, including a trail to walk through a wooded section, a playfield for games such as soccer and volleyball, and a splash pad. There are several park benches for resting or picnicking.  

Memorable Cultural Activities

Marlborough has an active cultural and heritage scene with various celebrations held at different times of the year. The annual Labor Day parade is one of the most colorful events organized in the city. Mayor Romeo Gadbois started the grand parade tradition in 1952 with 12 marching units. The number of units has increased over the years. It also includes floats, entertainers, and bands. 

Horribles Parade at Halloween is another interesting annual event for residents and visitors. Each year, different groups, including the mayor's office, the local chamber of commerce, and local businesses, sponsor the event. The parade matches through the Main Street starting from the Old Fire Station and is usually led by the middle school band.  

What Fire Restoration Services Does SERVPRO Offer in Marlborough?

After a fire incident at a property, a restoration plan is necessary to renovate the property and manage the costs involved. SERVPRO helps Marlborough residents in different ways, including managing the removal of wastes from the property to ensure such restoration is done conveniently. 

Cleaning is one of the essential restorative processes in major or minor fire incidents. Cleaning takes different actions depending on the type of soiling, the material, and the desired outcome. SERVPRO technicians are well versed with regular as well as specialized cleaning processes so we can deliver better outcomes.

  • Regular cleaning involves wiping surfaces with sponges or dusters or using solutions such as water or detergents.  Our technicians use specially formulated products that are readily biodegradable when doing such cleaning.
  • Specialized cleaning may help remove stubborn soiling or clean materials that might be damaged by normal cleaning processes. Soda blasting and Peroxide Active cleaning are some of the specialized cleaning procedures our crews use.
  • Deodorization is necessary for a property affected by fire damage to remove smoke odors and other smells. SERVPRO technicians use different deodorizing approaches, including applying deodorizing products on materials and contents through fogging.  We also use electronic approaches such as setting up hydroxyl generators in the affected property to neutralize odors.

Various debris from partially or wholly burnt materials also accumulates in a property after a fire. Our technicians help collect such materials and arrange for proper disposal. 

SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord is well equipped to handle fire restoration in Marlborough after mild or intense fires. You can reach us at (978) 486-9868 whenever there is an incident at your property.

What Should I Do When a Small Fire Leaves Behind Residues in My Marlborough Home?

9/9/2020 (Permalink)

Living Room On Fire “Like it never even happened.”

For Fire Damage Mitigation and Help With Smoke-Related Issues in Your Marlborough Home Call SERVPRO

A small kitchen fire can cause you issues even if the flames do not burn any of the building materials or contents inside your house in Marlborough. Kitchen fires can often get caused by grease getting too hot while unattended cooking is taking place. Once oil or something you try to cook ignites, smoke can spread throughout your structure.

How can you tell if smoke has affected my contents and building materials?
During fire damage mitigation in Marlborough, our SERVPRO technicians always start the work process with a thorough inspection of your property. We can perform wipe tests where we wipe all of the surfaces of your house inside and out with a white rag to see if there are any residues present. After we find where all of the soot residues are, we can then perform test cleaning procedures to see which cleaning products and procedures work best on your specific types of smoke residues. Then finally, we can begin removing your smoke residues even if they are light.

What happens to my house if light smoke residues exist?
When our SERVPRO crew conducts the removal of light smoke residues, we find that the following issues exist:

    •    Light smoke residues exist usually when the area affected by the smoke is small.
    •    In most cases, when the residues are light, there is no structural damage present inside your home.
    •    Sometimes after a small fire ignites, the smoke residues in the affected areas of your structure are light or not visible at all.
    •    Even if your house gets affected by smoke residues that are not heavy, foul odors can exist near the source. But if the fire was small and we conclude that you have light smoke residues as opposed to moderate or heavy residue situations, then unpleasant aromas may not exist in sections of your building that are far from the source.

If you ever happen to have a small grease fire break out in your kitchen, it is wise to call SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord at (978) 486-9868 to see if you have any like smoke residues present.

How Do I Go About Cleaning Rough Surfaces in My Fire Damaged Home?

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

soot and smoke damage on a brick wall Do you know how to clean masonry? SERVPRO does!

SERVPRO Technicians Use Specialized Techniques and Products to Clean Porous Surfaces in Your Littleton home 

Depending on the severity of the fire in your Littleton property, virtually every surface may have some impact. Your items such as clothing and keepsakes suffer damage, but the materials and structure of your home can face loss, even in the case of smaller kitchen fires. 

How Should Exposed Brick in My Littleton Home be Cleaned?  

SERVPRO Removes Smoke Residue from Even the Most Difficult Places 

Masonry, such as brick walls or a fireplace, can incur fire damage in your Littleton home. It may seem simple to wash away the smoke residue. However, brick tends to be a porous surface that can hold soot and residue. It can be challenging to remove, especially if your brick surfaces do not have a sealer acting as a barrier. 

How Do SERVPRO Technicians Remove Residue from the Masonry? 

  • Dry Cleaning: Our team uses a sponge or brush to remove any loose residue carefully. If the residue begins to smear or feel wet, dry cleaning is not sufficient.
  • Wet Cleaning: Technicians use either an alkaline cleaner or strong acid depending on the surface and extent of the damage. With both types of cleaning, it is vital to rinse after use and protect surrounding surfaces fully.
  • Abrasion Blasting: Technicians use this method only when necessary, as it is the most aggressive method. Abrasives range from dry ice, corn cobs, or in extreme cases, sandblasting. 

Our professional fire restoration team comes equipped with the proper equipment, knowledge, and products to restore every surface. Each surface requires specific, different attention, differing by levels of fire damage, and type of residue. Sometimes too much agitation of a surface can cause more damage making it imperative to remove residues as carefully and efficiently. 

For assistance after a fire, contact SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord at SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord. (978) 486-9868

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How Can I Clean Soot Residues From My House After a Fire?

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

Items with smoke/soot damage Littleton, your fire damage needs SERVPRO’s tools and reliability.

For Fire Damage Restoration in your Littleton Home Call SERVPRO

Once a fire starts, the smoke coming from it can negatively affect your building materials and contents in places located far from the source. Our SERVPRO technicians can find and eliminate many of the problems associated with smoke and soot because we understand the theory of fire and how smoke behaves.

What is the theory of fire?

When working on fire damage restoration in Littleton, our SERVPRO team utilizes knowledge of how blazes burn to remediate all of your problems. Knowing the theory of fire means that we understand the components of smoke and how heat, flames, and smoke can affect a structure and its contents. Understanding the theory also helps us figure out what items inside your house we can restore and which ones will have to be removed and replaced.

How does smoke behave inside my house once a fire starts?

The temperature of smoke: Since smoke is usually hotter than the air inside your house, it will rise. This process is called convection, which means that heat transfers through air movement. Warmer air will always rise above cooler air because it is not as dense.

The temperature of the surrounding surfaces: Hot smoke always moves towards cooler surfaces. This phenomenon is known as hot goes to cold, and it occurs because the cooler air surrounding the surface drops and allows the cold air to rise.

Arrangement of building space: When smoke comes from the fire's source, it can travel around anything that obstructs it via the air current that pushes it. Each obstruction can act as a filter and collect residues as the smoke passes.

Ionization: When plastic materials get burned, they tend to release electrically charged particles that get attracted to materials that have the opposite charge.

Understanding how smoke interacts with the surfaces inside your home in Hudson or Boxborough can help us remove all of the soot residues present. For professional assistance, call SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord at (978) 486-9868 24/7.

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Why Do I Need Professional Fire Damage Restoration After a Fire In My Littleton Property?

4/30/2020 (Permalink)

A home with a fire burning out of two sets of windows. To ease the process of restoring your property after a fire, you should call SERVPRO.

Smoke, Soot Particles, and Odors Need SERVPRO Restoration Methodologies for Comprehensive Cleanups.

Fire damage to your Littleton home can be a traumatic experience for any homeowner. Apart from the damage due to the heat, fire can cause significant damage to your property and belongings due to smoke and soot. The smoke particles can coat walls, ceilings, and almost any surface and cause permanent damage if not cleaned quickly and efficiently.

The particles in the smoke contain unburned carbon that can be very difficult to remove after a fire to your Littleton property. Furthermore, not all soot particles are alike, and it takes a multi-step process to eliminate them. It is a job for the professionals who have years of training and expertise in fire damage restoration. Here are some of how professionals get rid of the smoke and soot damage from your property.

Strategies are developed based on the type of soot residue

The plan to restore the smoke damage depends on the type of smoke residue. Here at SERVPRO our team of expert restorers evaluates the type of smoke residue and prepares a plan accordingly. The dry smoke residue is easier to clean compared to the wet smoke residue. As dry smoke residue does not stain the surface as intensely as wet smoke residue, it is easier to remove by wiping. Our IICRC certified technicians use less aggressive methods to clean such films.

Wet smoke residues, on the other hand, are significantly more difficult to clean. SERVPRO technicians use a variety of methods such as wet-cleaning, foam-cleaning and abrasive cleaning to mitigate the damage caused by wet smoke residues. The heat streams during a fire can drive these smoke particulates deep into cracks and crevices and porous surfaces further exacerbating the cleanup difficulty.


Smoke and soot pose another challenge during the restoration process- the odor. If proper precautions are not used during the restoration process, the odor can linger on long after the fire. SERVPRO technicians use equipment such as Ultra Low Volume (ULV) foggers, heat foggers, deodorizing beads and other methods to combat the odors after a fire. Our technicians have years of experience in managing odors after fires of all sizes. We get your home smelling like home again in no time.

How To Deal With Various Aspects Of Fire damage In Hudson

Considering it only takes 30 seconds for a small fire to turn into a huge blaze, every Hudson home faces the risk of fire damage. With more and more items being made from synthetic materials nowadays, fires can start and spread within a few minutes. These materials also tend to produce excessive smoke that can damage areas not affected by the flames. The wrong approach can hamper recovery efforts.

Most cases of fire damage in Hudson also include damages from water. When fighting the fire, no one concentrates on the amount of water used so it might form pools or soak into porous materials. Extracting such water should be given priority once restoration starts because extended water exposure has its challenges. Our SERVPRO team is well equipped with extractors and other tools necessary to handle this.

In most cases, your insurance covers the costs involved. However, you might ruin the claim process if you fail to do proper documentation. Instead of waiting for the adjuster to arrive before starting the restoration, you can find out if photographic evidence is enough for the claim process. Calling the adjuster can help you confirm this and begin restoration. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you take the necessary photographs as they do the restoration. Doing this saves time thus limiting the chances of additional damages happening.

Unless it is a massive blaze that consumes the entire structure and its contents, most fire incidents leave many salvageable items. However, it might not be easy to tell the difference especially when everything is covered in soot. Our SERVPRO team begins by separating items into three groups. The groups include salvageable, unsalvageable and questionable items. To a trained eye, it is easier to make these distinctions. We can also move some contents to an offsite facility for cleaning. Move Outs improve the outcome of the salvage process.

Call SERVPRO at Marlboro/Concord at (978) 486-9868 today to talk to one of our fire restoration experts.

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Can SERVPRO Help Our Concord Home Battle Fire Damage?

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damage to a picture frame, walling, and flooring of a home. Concord Fire Damaged Homes Get Great Restoration from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Provides Cleanup and Damage after A Fire in Your Concord Home.

You might think that the situation you are experiencing is hopeless. However, with the proper restoration company on your side, it is possible to save your home, its contents, and your cherished personal belongings. Of course, it depends on the conditions present during your specific situation and the amount of time you take to ask for help.

Regardless of how or where a fire occurs on your Concord area property, fire damage and water damage go hand-in-hand. The firefighters use water to douse the flames, making locating and removing water after the fire is out, essential. You want to avoid leaving behind small pockets of water that could eventually lead to mold or other biohazards that pose severe health risks to you and your family.

At SERVPRO we assess every area of your home to determine the best way to return it to a quality pre-damage condition and eliminate any problems that could compromise our goal. We have IICRC certified technicians who specialize in water and fire damage restoration tasks, as well as cleaning, deodorization, and repair technicians to ensure your restoration goes off without a hitch.

SERVPRO manages your entire restoration process from beginning to end, making the process itself less stressful and invading. We help you stand up when standing is hard, providing you with solutions that help bring life back to your home. Our technicians are available 24/7, allowing you access to expertly trained personnel, industrial-grade equipment, and quality restoration services any time you need them.  

SERVPRO technicians make your problems their own, work hard to address any concerns you may have, and treat you and your family with the respect and dignity they deserve to overcome emergency situations that occur on your property. We have been providing homeowners just like you with emergency solutions and preparedness services for many. Just contact us when things go wrong, we can help.

SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord provides customers with a stress-free claims process and responds to your emergency situations quickly and efficiently. Never hesitate to contact us for help dealing with these problems and more. (978) 486-9868.

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SERVPRO's Esporta Washing Unit Rescues Personal Treasures after a Concord House Fire

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

photo of esporta washing unit front load SERVPRO Rescues Teddy Bear and Treasured Soft Material Possession for Our Concord Neighbors after a House Fire

Our Investment in Your Family’s Peace of Mind: Innovative Concord Fire Damage Restoration Equipment--The Esporta Washing System

No matter the cause of your Concord household fire, it is likely that many of your family’s possessions suffer significant damage. The harm a fire does to the structure of your home often feels like the sole focus of everyone’s efforts. Your house must be restored to a safe, clean, and odor-free condition. But, returning to your abode without the furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions can take away the feeling of a real homecoming.

No One Can Prepare Completely for Fire Damage
Fire damage in Concord affects every facet of your home life. Even if it was a small, easily controlled blaze, the aftermath has a way of turning life upside down. The smoke and soot from any size fire drift on air currents, moving residues throughout every inch of your home. As our fire damage crews make their way from room to room, assessing safety issues and making educated choices about cleaning products and methods, we also keep an eye out for those treasures that need help from our talented "content cleaning specialists."

How to Clean Permeable Items? Short Answer: The  Esporta iS4000
Soft items, porous and prone to hold the smell and residues of a fire, have always been a challenge to clean, sanitize, and deodorize appropriately. SERVPRO technicians have many strategies at our disposal, but if the soot damage was severe, some articles regretfully needed disposal. To guard against the residual fumes of strong solvents, things like a child’s stuffed animal collection might have rested in the landfill rather than on your child’s bed. The terror of the fire might abate a bit if only a favorite teddy bear could rejoin the family group.

Contents Cleaning Reimagined
Because customer satisfaction and peace of mind are of the utmost importance, SERVPRO invested in a cutting edge cleaning technology system. Unique among restoration equipment, the patented soft item cleaning system can deliver reliable results. The Esporta iS4000 removes pathogens, odor, soot, grime, mold, biohazards, and mildew, restoring over 90% of the soft contents found in a home. Rather than the agitation of a conventional washing machine, it utilizes patented Hydraulic Action. Items are held in place and rotated through a proprietary detergent and water cycle.

For cleaning and sanitizing fabrics, drapes, and even Teddy--we can provide solutions to restore your possessions. Consider this: many Fire Departments come to us to clean their BreakOut Gear (firefighters' outer protective clothing.) Our service provides extended use for this expensive equipment.

SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord strives to ensure all members of the family survive a household fire, including your child’s beloved teddy bear. Contact us at (978) 486-9868 to discuss what healing this technology can bring to your fire loss.

What to Avoid When Combating Fire Damage in Littleton

11/15/2019 (Permalink)

stairs going into a yellow room with some charring on them Make sure that your home recovers quickly from fire damage. Contact SERVPRO!

Fire Damage Littleton – Clean or Replace?

Small fires can cause a great deal of damage from the fire itself as well as from smoke damage that may spread through the home or business. Many clients exposed to fire situations assume that almost everything must be replaced to rid themselves of the residual odors from smoke that has spread through the building. Cleaning and odor treatment can reduce the cost of the insurance claim substantially.

SERVPRO has provided fire damage restoration services in Littleton and surrounding areas for over twenty years. We are well known in the community and have won awards for the services provided. Our customers have provided many letters of appreciation.

Replacing Fire Damaged Items

Many fires are localized in the home and put out before the fire touches other parts of the home. Fast action by the homeowner and fire department can make a huge difference. Those items that have been touched by flames must be replaced due to damage and charring. We can usually clean any hard surface items. We remove charred food, grease, and the residue from the fire.

Cleaning vs. Replacement

When there is a fire, smoke and contaminants may spread throughout the home. These contaminants can leave a residue on hard surfaces. Soft surfaces such as carpets and fabrics may absorb some of this residue. The absorption rates depend on the types of food, plastics, or other materials that may have burned.

SERVPRO fire restoration experts evaluate the fire and smoke damage in your home or business. We can recommend the appropriate strategy regarding replacement, cleaning, or restoring using appropriate cleaning and odor control techniques. Hard surfaces are wiped down and cleaned. Soft surfaces are washed and cleaned with specific equipment for this purpose. Some items, such as clothing, may be sent out for specialized cleaning. We deploy deodorizers in your home to bond with the odor molecules and eliminate the odor from your home.

Many clients find that the cost of cleaning is much less than the total cost of replacement. SERVPRO can review these solutions with the client and help to return your home to its original condition economically.

Call SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord at (978) 486-9868 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Littleton, Acton, Hudson, and the surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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How to Restore Your Concord Fire Damaged Home

8/1/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord has the know how to restore your fire-damaged home.

Residential Fire Damage Restoration in Concord

Every home in Concord and the rest of our state is at risk for a residential fire. Thanks to smoke alarms, residential sprinklers, and easy-to-use extinguishers, the physical damage is often limited before the fire department arrives and deploys a single hose.

Even limited Concord fire damage can leave behind many types of residues and other contaminants, however. Much of the cleaning SERVPRO response teams perform restoring difficult areas of the home like attics and components such as cabinets and light fixtures.

Most surfaces in attics are porous, raw wood which makes cleaning off residues very difficult. To remove soot from beams and other support pieces or plywood sheeting, team members use brushes for dry, powdery residues and apply water or a cleaning agent to break up thicker layers or sticky residues.

For fire damage residues that penetrated more deeply, SERVPRO technicians use sandpaper or powered sanders to remove layers of wood and the residues trapped inside carefully. They also have access to specially designed vacuums that use HEPA filters which can catch and trap the smallest bits of residue and even mold spores.

Cleaning cabinets involves some of the same tools. The interior of most cabinets are unfinished like the surfaces in an attic, so the cleaning process is roughly the same. Here, team specialists also use denatured alcohol to prevent to get into the pores of the wood and eliminate residues that can cause odors.

Cabinet exteriors have a finish of paint, stain, or a laminate covering. Technicians use dry sponges to remove most of these residues and only add a cleaning agent when necessary. If the residues penetrated the paint or stain, team members can strip the damaged covering and replace it with a fresh coat.

Lighting fixtures are among the most fragile items to clean, so team specialists remove them from overhead when possible for secure cleaning and use dry sponges and cloths where possible. Since some cleaners can stain certain surfaces, they test a tiny amount on the spot unseen by owners when installed. Technicians also thoroughly clean the surface behind the fixture before setting it back in place.

At SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord, we make every effort to return each home to its original condition from before the fire. To schedule a service visit here or in Acton, Hudson, and Littleton, call our office today at (978) 486-9868. We are here to help every homeowner put their residence and their lives, back together.

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How Our Advanced Equipment Can Save Your Concord Home

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

Let our SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord team help you to make these effects “Like it never even happened” by calling (978) 486-9868.

Hydroxyl vs. Ozone Machines For Fire Damaged Concord Homes

With various materials that can combust in Concord housefires, the threat in each circumstance is unique for the professional restorers dispatched to start mitigation and recovery. Among the chief concerns of the technicians working to restore fire damage in a local home are airborne threats including contaminants, debris, soot, smoke, and other particulates. Additionally, houses must contend with the consequences of spreading harsh odors that can be challenging to overcome for even our skilled technicians.

Fortunately, there are a few cutting-edge pieces of equipment that can help to address both of these fire damages to Concord homes beginning as soon as SERVPRO professionals first arrive on the scene. In all, many units can play a role to address one or both of these problematic conditions for damaged homes and businesses, and these include:

    •    Thermal and UV Foggers
    •    Negative Air Machines
    •    Air Scrubbers
    •    HEPA Vacuums
    •    Ozone Machines
    •    Hydroxyl Generators

While this is a quick look at some of the units that can get used to address both odors and airborne contaminants and threats, none can do this job as effectively as the ozone and hydroxyl machines. Both of these units can work quickly to begin cleaning the air of an affected space while neutralizing odor compounds in the process.

Ozone machines have a widespread and productive output. Unfortunately, the ozone emitted by the unit is harmful to life – so it is not safe to use around humans and pets. For effective results, however, these are still a powerful and popular option. Hydroxyl generators break apart odor compounds in the environment but also work to draw air across a HEPA filter to reduce contaminants and particulates. These units are safe to use around pets and humans, allowing our SERVPRO professionals to continue working alongside these units on other tasks.

Effects like airborne contaminants and odors could be hazardous in the right conditions to homeowners, and even professional restoration technicians dispatched to help. Let our SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord team help you to make these effects “Like it never even happened” by calling (978) 486-9868.

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Call Us For All Your Marlborough Fire Damage Restoration Services

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damaged some materials in this garage. Our technicians can follow the firefighters to remove any water and moisture. Call us right away.

Use Fire Damage Restoration Services in Marlborough to Restore Your Home to its Pre-loss Condition

Water heaters are useful appliances in a home, for they provide hot water for various uses. However, on rare occasions, water heaters can cause a fire. The National Fire Protection Association reports that many water heaters catch fire when combustibles like flammable liquids are placed near the hot water tank.

Water heaters may also catch fire because of electrical failure, mechanical failure, unspecified short-circuiting, leaks, poor installation, and wear and tear, among other reasons. If there’s fire damage in your Marlborough home after a water heater fire or any other reason, you can hire professionals from SERVPRO. Our fire damage restoration services do more than just restore the condition of a home. They are about safety. We can pinpoint damage to the structure of your home and the buildup of soot, char, and dust among other hazardous substances.

Apart from burning items, fires also leave residues like smoke and ash, which can corrode materials. Smoke odors can also linger in your home long after the fire incident. Walls and other surfaces can also become discolored and the finishes of appliances can turn yellow. During the restoration process, we identify the source to find out which kind of fire occurred, inspect the areas that may be wet because of fire fighting efforts, remediate the water damage and evaluate sensitive materials that could have soot and smoke particles.

Our SERVPRO technicians can also perform structural restoration, which may include removing charred contents that could seal in the smoke like burned wood and insulation. We also evaluate carpeting and floor coverings that might need to be removed. We also treat affected surfaces for smoke odors using different deodorization equipment. We can use powered sprayers to spray odor removing chemicals to heavily charred structural components or on carpets and fabrics. Direct spraying wets the surfaces we are treating and we therefore only use this method when restoring surfaces that are not likely to get discolored or ruined. Once we are done with the restoration process, we return items to their original location.

If your home has suffered fire damage SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord can assist you to restore it to its normal condition. We use the most advanced processes and equipment in the restoration industry. Call us today at (978) 486-9868 for quick and effective restoration services.

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Our Professionals Explain The Effects Of A Fire In Your Concord Home

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

Give our SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord rapid response team a call at (978) 486-9868 to make fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

The Effects Of A Fire In Your Concord Home After Its Out

Many Concord homeowners mistakenly believe that when a fire occurs in their home, the damage that can result stops when firefighters work to put out the blaze. While some of the potential effects like an immediate structural compromise could get resolved by putting out the fire, many other effects continually impact your property, even stretching far beyond the combustion site and the immediately affected areas. Our professionals have extensive training in fire and smoke damage recovery, making us a wise choice to address all of the lingering concerns after an emergency.

Homeowners might not understand the full extent of the possible fire damage to their Concord home even after the disaster, but our professionals do. With a full damage assessment that begins every restoration project that we undertake, our SERVPRO team can determine the entire extent of the fire effects and the best approach to restoring soot and smoke residue, indoor air quality concerns, secondary effects from extinguishment, harsh odors, and other detrimental hazards.

Soot and smoke damages are a common staple in fire recovery and restoration and can be an obstacle for even skilled technicians like ours. With effective cleaning equipment, we can remove the bulk of the residue and sediment on surfaces before we work with dry and wet sponging to clean the remaining residue from materials and contents. A misstep in the cleaning process can lead to staining of the affected surface, so our SERVPRO technicians take as much time as necessary to fully recover these damaged materials and contents.

Indoor air quality concerns can often get resolved with the use of effective filtering equipment like our air scrubbers, hydroxyl generators, and ozone machines. With effective HEPA filtering of debris, ash, soot, and smoke residue from the environment, air quality can improve continually with the prolonged use of these units. The hydroxyl generator and ozone machine can also be effective in removing harsh odors from open areas.

Just because the fire is out, it doesn't mean that potential damages have gotten put on pause. Give our SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord rapid response team a call at (978) 486-9868 to make fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

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How to Clean Your Hudson Property during Fire Damage Restoration

8/23/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Expertly Cleans Smoke Damaged Possessions in Hudson Properties

SERVPRO Professionally Handles Fire and Smoke Residue Wipe Downs and Clean Ups for Hudson Area Properties

Restoration and cleaning services are vital when dealing with fire damage. There are instances where you can avoid the costly option of replacement, as well as reduce the damage claims. When you are working with professionals, it is possible to repaint some structural surfaces, recover your upholstery contents, and refinish some of your wooden items. We do that by applying the elements and principles of cleaning when treating to such incidents in Hudson.

We start by introducing some of the principles of cleaning that our SERVPRO technicians use during fire damage restoration in Hudson. Inspecting the site and locating the smoke residues is essential. The inspection usually begins from the point where the fire started from, and then we proceed to other parts of the structure. To select the most appropriate cleaning method, we must also identify the type of soot particles at the site. The preferred method should not also introduce any form of damage on the target surfaces.
While some smoke residues bond with the surfaces during the fire, it takes time for some to form a strong bond with the surfaces and materials they contact. Vacuuming soiled surfaces when possible is almost always the preferred first step in the cleanup process. Wet and dry cleaning techniques are the conventional processes we employ when releasing and carrying the smoke residues from the affected areas. That is why we have a good understanding of the four elements of cleaning - temperature, time, chemical action, and agitation. We always suggest that smoke detectors are installed in applicable rooms in every home.
Our SERVPRO technicians understand that some cleaning products are more effective at a specific temperature. Also, some surfaces or items are easy to clean by slightly increasing the temperature. When dislodging particles from surfaces, we may use agitation to do the work. During this process, we use brushes, towels, sonic vibrations and water pressure. Agitation can also help us to spread the cleaning agents across surfaces. Some of the chemical actions we use include bleaching, emulsifying, dissolving, and oxidizing.
If you are after residential and commercial cleaning or restoration services, then SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord is the answer. Call us at (978) 486-9868 for our highly trained technicians to meet your needs.

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Inspections and Insurance Claims Following A Fire To Your Hudson Home

5/3/2018 (Permalink)

House Fires in Hudson, Insurance Adjusters, and How SERVPRO Can Help

SERVPRO Can Assist with Claims After Damaging Fires to Your Property and Possessions

While a fire in your Hudson home might be traumatic enough, merely experiencing the damage firsthand might seem overwhelming at first. Finding the right kind of help in this situation is critical, both to help you restore the damages that have occurred and to aid in getting insurance companies to understand the full scope of the devastation to your home and what is a requirement to bring it back to the way that it used to be.

While you might still be working to assess the fire damages to your Hudson residence, this is not a process that you should undertake alone. Our SERVPRO team of experienced technicians can walk through the house with you and gauge the full extent of the fire damage that it has suffered and what our professionals need to do to restore it. One of the essential aspects of this process is to have an open dialogue with your insurance company to make them aware of what needs to happen.

 Often this communication is overseen by our SERVPRO project or production manager working to keep the restoration running smoothly at your residence. This individual meets with the insurance adjuster and shows our findings and restoration model and works to get the appropriate approvals from the home insurance outfit so that work can continue without delays. Moreover, this open line of communication works to ensure that you are not responsible for expenses that your insurance company was not clear about or did not approve.

The estimator for our work sets out to determine what in your home can get successfully restored. This process includes making a claims list based on the value of specific items that cannot get restored through our efforts. The final determination of what to salvage rests with the client and the carrier. Please bear in mind that we are NOT an insurance company.

While a fire in your home is traumatic enough, the stress of dealing with your insurance company and its adjustment team can be equally as problematic at times. In these cases, it might be a better option for you to leave it to the professionals we have at SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord. Our team can work directly with your insurance company to show the importance of each restoration task, and ultimately achieve these goals and get your home back the way it should be after a damaging fire. Give us a call anytime you need us at (978) 486-9868.

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What Happens During and After Fire Damage to Your Acton Home?

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Acton House Fire Cleanup and Restoration is a Job for SERVPRO

The Complexities of a House Fire in Acton Properties Require Professional Help for Cleanup--Call SERVPRO

Fire damage can be a devastating experience for any property owner. A fire can destroy your property and the contents. Understanding the theory of fire can help you deal with this unfortunate event.

Three components can wreak havoc on your Acton property during and after a fire incidence- Fire, Smoke, and Heat. All of these components can cause a different type of damage, and the restorability depends on which component has caused more damage.

Fire and Heat
Fire and heat are the most devastating component of a house fire. The heat generated during the fire can cause extensive damage to the non-combustible material in your home as well. In many cases, the material that is entirely or partially damaged in a fire needs to be replaced during the restoration process.

Smoke and Soot Residues  
Smoke and soot arise if there is an imbalance in the three components (Fuel, Oxygen, and Heat) required for burning. In an ideal situation, the burning material combines with the oxygen to generate heat and carbon dioxide, and there is no smoke or soot residue. However, during a house fire, the conditions are far from ideal. As the oxygen supply is not optimal during a house fire and the varying types of fuel available, the material burns incompletely and generate smoke. SERVPRO technicians use various techniques to eliminate the damage caused by smoke and soot.

Smoke contains a variety of components including suspended particles, gasses, and aerosols. As the smoke particles are microscopic (About 0.1 to 4 microns in size), they can penetrate porous surfaces such as drywall and fabric and cause discoloration and odors. Once these particles settle on surfaces, it is called soot, which can be quite challenging to clean and can cause extensive damage to your house and belongings. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and have years of experience in handling almost any type of smoke and soot residue. Hydroxyl generators, ozone machines, thermal foggers, and HEPA and carbon filter air scrubbers are key weapons in our arsenal to combat odors and floating particulates.

Fire damage restoration is a job for the professionals. We have all the equipment and expertise to get your home back to the pre-damage condition as soon as possible, "Like it never even happened."
Call SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord today at (978) 468-9868 to get fire and smoke damage cleanup and restoration services.

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Post-Fire Odor Control and Removal Helps Make a Marlborough Residence Habitable Again

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

Smoke from a Marlborough Housefire? Call SERVPRO to Freshen Up Your Home

SERVPRO's Expertise and Equipment Are the Answers to a Smoke Odor Removal Service

Housefires in Marlborough often mean lengthy rebuilding periods. However, that eventually ends, and the family can return home. With the home restored, nothing should hinder the family from enjoying their home once again. However, at times, a lingering problem does exist. This problem permeates almost everywhere and seems to become worse whenever heat or humidity rises.

Homeowners in Marlborough who return home after a fire often encounter an invisible problem that only odor control and elimination can solve. At SERVPRO, we use different machines to combat this problem. Highly effective against the particles left behind by even the most thorough cleaning work, hydroxyl and ozone-generating machines form invisible gases which quickly form molecular bonds with offending particles. Once bonded, the odor-causing compounds are rendered clean.

After the use of either of these two gas-producing machines, a waiting period for the gas to work follows. Once complete, we, along with the homeowners, check to determine the need for additional odor control measures. The presence of slight odors remaining can often mean that when warmer weather begins, those almost imperceptible scents currently experienced can quickly become much worse.

In conditions warranting extra odor control, we use thermal fogging. Mimicking the smoke that once permeated into tiny cracks, crevices, and spaces, thermal fogging can efficiently remove the ability of smoke particles to disintegrate and float back into the air. Because we use a forced fogging method, this works quickly.

Closing doors and leaving your home fogged with special chemicals that leave little to no residue, your home can soon smell fresh, clean, and healthy once again. Waiting times for the fog to work range from half an hour to less than two hours, with ventilation times running a bit less. Individuals with respiratory diseases or other concerns should speak with the physician about any concerns.

Our IICRC-certified Odor Control Technician (OCT) knows that while some odors remain so slight that some individuals never notice them while other individuals experience discomfort from these same odor-causing particles. Every individual reacts uniquely, and our goal is to make your home smell "Like it never even happened," for every member of your family.

SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord wants to help you make your home smell like it should, smoke-free and clean. Call us at our round-the-clock service line at (978) 486-9868. Locally owned and operated, we are always ready to help those in our community.

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Do you know the two different types of smoke

12/1/2016 (Permalink)

Did you know that there are two different types of smoke? Wet and dry.

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?

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Marlboro/Concord Smoke and Soot Cleanup

12/1/2016 (Permalink)

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 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 Marlboro/Concord will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred.