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Commercial Steam Cleaning Service

11/20/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Steam Cleaning Service If you want to appropriately clean and sanitize, vapor steam cleaning is an excellent option.

It happen to everyone… the tile in our home or office, whether common area floor or bathroom, collects dirt and stains in the grout that results in a very unattractive, grimy appearance. To make matters worse, the dirt in the grout can seem impossible to remove, even if the tiles themselves are successfully cleaned. Such difficulties in cleaning tile grout may cause some people to resort to unhealthy cleaning methods, such as mixing toxic chemicals.  Better methods for cleaning tile grout can be found through vapor steam cleaning.

Vapor steam cleaning is one of the best ways to clean tile grout because the combination of heat and steam helps to safely and quickly loosen up the dirt. It is 100% chemical free and in most situations, it works better than toxic chemicals.  In fact, many vapor steam cleaning applications can be satisfied perfectly fine using just plain water.  Our commercial steam cleaning process is ideal for the following industries:

  • Hotel/Motel Industry
  • Restaurant/Food Service/Hospitality
  • Markets
  • Healthcare Industry
  • Apartment Industry
  • Education Industry

If you want to appropriately clean and sanitize, vapor steam cleaning is an excellent option. At SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree, we have been utilizing the Vapor Blitz II with extraordinary results.  Have questions about cleaning -  call SERVPRO of Milton / Braintree today at  781-341-7007!

Detecting Water Damage in Your Old House

11/17/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Detecting Water Damage in Your Old House Water damage can inflict severe punishment on a home

There is no doubt that many old houses are plagued by problems. One of the biggest issues, whether the house is new or old, is the threat of water damage. It can inflict severe punishment on a home, and unfortunately it doesn't take long -- one serious storm could be enough to result in damage that requires many hours of labor and thousands of dollars to repair.

Spotting water damage

Here is a list of signs that you may have damage, from the clear to the more subtle, sneaky ones:

Water stains. That telltale stain on the ceiling or wall can be an obvious sign. If it suddenly pops up, it's time to get a professional into your house to check it out and find out where the water came from. If you are looking into purchasing an old house and you see water stains, be wary. Ask for proof that the source of the damage has been repaired.

Buckling floors and walls. This is another very clear sign, and it is often the mark of an extensive problem. The drywall or wood absorbs water, which makes it swell. The result is a buckling that you can see or feel when you walk over the area. This can happen over time, such as through a small shower leak, or it can happen all at once, especially after a major storm.

Crumbling areas. Pay attention to the area around the windows. Do you see crumbling wood? The same holds true for baseboards or molding. Any sort of crumbling could indicate the wood is falling apart because of water infiltration.

Trust your nose. The damage might be able to hide from your sight, but you can often find it with your nose. If you walk into a room and are assaulted with the scent of mold or mildew, there could be moisture damage lurking behind the walls. Many old houses have an old, musty smell -- but in rooms where water has caused damage, that smell is often much more pronounced.

Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 781-341-7007

About SERVPRO of Milton / Braintree

SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke, or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility, to regular IICRC-industry certification, you can rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

2017 MAIA Big Event

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

We feel like we have just finally recovered from all of the fun that was had at this year’s MAIA Big Event. Samantha from SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree partnered up with Carol, our friend at SERVPRO of Fall River to run this year’s booth at the Big Event. We had hundreds of insurance agents, business owners, and other professionals come through our booth to learn about all of the services we provide and also get the chance to win a bottle of wine. The wine ring-toss game did not disappoint, it was fun and entertaining and by the end we gave out about 90 bottles of wine! Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth, hope to see you all next year!

Commercial Storm Damage Restoration

11/13/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Storm Damage Restoration So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give our Professionals a call and they’ll be there fast with the help you need.

Storms and inclement weather can bring wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding that can devastate any business in a matter of minutes. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or water damage to strike, and storms don’t just strike during regular business hours; that’s why SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree Professionals offer 24 hour emergency service 365 days per year.

Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give our Professionals a call and they’ll be there fast with the help you need.

Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 781-341-7007

About SERVPRO of Milton / Braintree

SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke, or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility, to regular IICRC-industry certification, you can rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Dealing with Sewage & Contaminated Water

11/10/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Dealing with Sewage & Contaminated Water To make sure you keep your home or business safe and free of illness-causing germs, contact SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree

Plumbing problems are no fun, but the water damage that can affect your property can be a much more serious problem. When you are dealing with sewage damage, immediate cleanup is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the damage. SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree is available 24 hours a day for sewage removal emergencies, large or small.

While you're waiting for help to arrive make sure that you treat all water-impacted surfaces and furnishings as toxic, until properly decontaminated. Keep children and pets out of contaminated areas and wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.

Try your best to seal off the affected area to avoid tracking contaminated material into undamaged areas. Turn off your air conditioning, forced air heat to prevent the possibility of spreading contaminated air throughout your home or business. Avoid using fans to dry the affected area as they can help spread contaminants as well.

Remember that for areas affected by sewage damage, no over-the-counter germicidal products or sprays can fully disinfect contaminated surfaces. To make sure you keep your home or business safe and free of illness-causing germs, contact SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree immediately to help restore your property.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help! Call Today About Our Sewage Removal Services-781-341-7007

Removing and Storing the Contents of Your Home

11/6/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Removing and Storing the Contents of Your Home Many disaster situations require home and business content removal and relocation.

When your home or business is damaged, your first thoughts may not only be how to restore your home or business to its previous state, but how to clean and restore your belongings as well. If your home or business suffers storm, water, fire, smoke or mold damage, the cleanup and restoration experts at SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree are the premier choice for a full and thorough clean up and restoration of both the contents of your home or business as well as the structure itself.

Many disaster situations require home and business content removal and relocation for prompt and thorough cleaning and restoration. If a home suffers fire and smoke damage, for example, it is often easier, more secure, and cost-efficient to take certain contents to another location for restoration work. SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree provides complete content restoration as well as pack out services. We will carefully and respectfully take the contents of your home or business to be restored, packed, and delivered to an off-site facility. The pack-out process involves meticulous documentation to ensure your items receive the best possible care, including photo documentation, identification numbers and detailed lists. Call us to help you deal with removing and cataloguing your:

  • Artwork
  • Documents
  • Books
  • Photographs
  • VHS and DVD media
  • Clothing
  • Electronics (televisions, computers, stereos, etc.)
  • Furniture
  • Rugs
  • Retail Inventory

 Storage

We use state of the art XactContents software to inventory and track your belongings at all stages of the pack out process.  While at the SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree restoration facility, your items will be housed in a secure, climate-controlled environment. Your possessions will remain there until the cleaning and restoration process is complete.

Have storm, fire, mold or flood damage? Call SERVPRO of Milton / Braintree today at  781-341-7007!

Blown-in Insulation Removal

11/2/2017 (Permalink)

Blown-in Insulation Removal – Disaster Situations

In many disaster situations, you need to have the insulation removed from your house.  When disaster strikes, often times, the insulation has suffered water damage in addition to your more noticeable possessions. Wet insulation can promote the growth of mold which exposes compromised residents to potential health risks.

Blown in Insulation Removal – Animal Infestation

Rodents, birds and bats can also compromise your insulation. In some cases, rats, raccoons and mice can chew through the insulation, preventing it from working properly. Rodent, bat and bird droppings in the attic or under sub-flooring also have the potential to spread contaminants and diseases inside the house.

 Blown in Insulation Removal – Old Insulation

If your insulation was installed 20 or more years ago, it will be far thinner than insulation installed today, and may not have the standard R-value (the measure of the insulation’s thermal performance) necessary for today’s homes. 

 Why use SERVPRO of Milton / Braintree?

Removal of insulation is one of our specialty services. We have the right equipment to get the job done -  the high-powered Nikro Insul 10 Insulation Vacuum.  You’ll have greater peace of mind when you let us perform all the associated tasks:

  • Assessing the affected area prior to insulation removal
  • Complete containment of the cleanup area
  • Thorough and effective removal of old insulation
  • Disposal of the removed material

With professionals from SERVPRO of Milton / Braintree handling your insulation removal project, you can have greater confidence that your household will once again enjoy comfort, defend against wasted energy bills and avoid potential contamination risks.

Insulation removal is a job that is best accomplished by professionals — specifically, our highly trained and experienced team at SERVPRO of Milton / Braintree.  For more information, please call us at 781-341-7007. 

Water Damage – What does homeowners insurance typically cover?

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

Water damage claims are quite common in the insurance world. However, not all types of water damage are covered under every Massachusetts homeowner’s insurance policy. Below, we have listed some general coverage under a typical homeowner’s insurance policy.

 Burst Pipes and Leaks – Typically Covered

Water damage from pipes is usually covered. This is why homes that have updated plumbing systems will typically have lower insurance premiums. However, if you didn’t take precautions to prevent the problem your claim may be denied. An example of this would be a pipe freezes and bursts because you left your home unheated.

 Water Damage From Appliances – Typically Covered

Sudden leaking from an appliance that is not due to improper upkeep is typically covered under your homeowners insurance.

 Roof Leaks – Typically Covered

When water leaks through your roof the damage to your home is usually covered as well as damage to your belongings. The roof repairs will be covered if an external factor like hail or a fallen tree caused the roof leak. If it is a maintenance issue that led to the leak you will likely have to cover the roof repairs yourself.

 Flood Damage – Not Covered

Floods are rare, but when they do occur they can cause significant damage and even destroy a home entirely in a matter of minutes. Flood insurance is not typically a part of regular home insurance policy. If you live in a floodplain or want the additional coverage you will have to get a flood insurance policy in addition to your homeowners insurance.

 Backed Up Drain or Sewer Line – Not Covered

Damage from a backed up sewer line or drain, is not covered on standard home insurance policies. However, you can add this coverage on with an endorsement. It will be an additional cost, but it provides additional coverage.

 Ground Water Seepage – Not Covered

When water floods into a basement or causes foundation problems because of seepage from ground water this is considered a maintenance issue not an accident. Therefore, most insurance companies don’t include seepage in their policies.

 Mold – Possibly Covered

Mold is often a result of water damage, and it can begin to develop within a few days. If mold is caused by a type of water damage that is covered by your insurance policy, then mold removal may be covered as well. Like sewer line and backed up drains, you can also get additional coverage specifically for mold remediation added on to your policy so you’re covered anytime it occurs.

 Again, each person’s insurance policy is different. It’s important that you carefully review your policy to understand what water damage is covered.  For professional water damage cleanup, contact SERVPRO of Milton / Braintree at 781-341-7007!

Common Mistakes Homeowners Make After a Fire

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

A fire can be devastating for your home or business and getting started on the restoration process can be truly overwhelming. Your property may have suffered fire and smoke damage, as well as widespread water damage and flooding from firefighting efforts. With SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree's specialized fire and water damage restoration experience, we can help get your home or business cleaned up and restored to its pre-fire condition. We'll even remove the pervasive smoke odor and soot by deep cleaning your upholstery and carpet.

What NOT to do after a fire:

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting a SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree Professional.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat, or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat, or water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may destroy your garments.

SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree has what it takes to restore your home back to preloss condition. Let us help you make it “Like It never even happened.” Call us at 781-341-7007.

Do you have the correct insurance coverage?

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

Bad weather can spring up without much of a warning. Most of the time when a flash flood or bad snowstorm is threatening your area, you barely have enough time to find shelter. As a homeowner, it is important that you think about these moments before they occur.

 Do you have the correct insurance policy? Is your home going to be covered in the event of a disaster? Is the amount of coverage going to be enough to restore your home? Thinking about these questions before the storm damage occurs can make your life after the storm much easier.

 Before you do anything else, stop and make sure your home is covered for the following:

  • Water and Windstorm Damage
  • Debris or Tree Removal
  • Sewer Backup Due to Flooding
  • Sump Pump Failures Due to Flooding
  • Additional Living Expenses In Case A Storm Forces You Out of Your Home

 Once you have the proper home insurance coverage for storm damage, you can feel safer during the event of a tragedy. Seeing your home in ruins after a major storm can be heartbreaking. It can be difficult for families to know how to move on from this misfortune. The best thing you can do for your family and your home is to begin storm damage recovery immediately.

 Catastrophic Storm and Major Event Response

SERVPRO of Milton / Braintree can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood.  Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, SERVPRO of Milton Braintree is  prepared for the unpredictable.

Call us at 781-341-7007!