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What Makes SERVPRO The Best

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

With the rainy Spring season upon us, many homes and businesses will be the unlikely victims of Water Damage. Some may experience flooding in low lying areas while others may experience leaky roofs or windows or flooded basements.

While there are many ways for water to creep into your home, there’s one sure choice when it comes to choosing someone to remove it. With one call to SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree at any time and any day, they can be at your home and business removing the water and restoring any damage that it may have caused.

Why is SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree the best choice in the area when it Water and Fire Restoration? Here are the top five reasons why you should give them a call the next time you experience water damage:

#1 IICRC Certified Professionals

The IICRC is the leading, independent, non-profit, certification and standard-setting body in the cleaning, inspection, and restoration industry. When choosing a water damage, mold remediation, and/or fire and smoke restoration company, be sure to ask if they are IICRC certified.

At SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree, the team holds IICRC certifications in water removal technician (WRT), applied structural drying (AST), mold remediation technician, and lead paint remediation. The team also participates in ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility.

#2 Ready for Any Emergency 24/7

A disaster can strike at any time and any day which is why SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree is ready to answer your call 24/7. With water damage, time is of the essence and it’s important to start the process of removing the water quickly before it can cause further damage or lead to mold growth. SERVPRO of Indianapolis West realizes that every water damage situation is an emergency which is why they are ready to help out whether it’s day or night.

#3 Known and Trusted for Over 50 Years

SERVPRO has been around for over 50 years. That’s 50 years of industry experience and know-how in the fire and water cleanup and restoration industry. When you call SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree you can trust that they have the skills and the expertise to handle any emergency no matter how big or how small. There are not many fire and water restoration companies that can say they’ve been around as long.

#4 Advanced Equipment, Treatments and Techniques

With that 50 years of experience comes 50 years of learning the best techniques and the right treatments to cleaning and restoring business and homes from fire and water damage. Along with the best treatments and techniques come some of the most advanced equipment in the industry. Trust and reliability and excellent results come from 50 years of experience dealing with every disaster imaginable.

#5 Experts at More Than Just Water Damage

Many times, water damage isn’t the only thing that a homeowner or business owner is experiencing. If the water damage has been happening over a period of time, there could be underlying mold damage.If a home or business experience a fire, there could be water damage from the fire department and/or sprinkler system. If the water isn’t removed completely, there could be water damage and mold growth. Luckily, SERVPRO of Milton/Braintre can handle all of those quickly and professionally.

Call the Experts for Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration

If you should, unfortunately, experience water damage to your business or home, call the experts at SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree. They have the expertise, the knowledge, the equipment, and the know-how to remove the water and restore your home or business SERVPRO Milton/Braintree Can Help, call them at 781-341-7007

Spring Special 15% off

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree
Spring Special 15% off

Residential Cleaning Services
Overview of Cleaning Services


Air Ducts & HVAC
Biohazard
Carpet & Upholstery
Ceiling, Floors & Walls
Drapes & Blinds
Odor Removal
Sewage & Toilet Overflow
Trauma & Crime Scene
Vandalism & Graffiti
Building Services
Commercial Cleaning Services

Life happens. Kids spill drinks, pets have accidents and homes get dirty. SERVPRO of Milton / Braintree has the expertise to provide a deeper clean than your basic house cleaning service. Our residential cleaning services will ease the burden of the constant maintenance cleaning of your home, but will also create a safe, clean and comfortable living environment for you and your family.

You know SERVPRO as a leader in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration, but our professional residential cleaning services can also make a dirty carpet "Like it never even happened."

Need Cleaning Services?
Call Us Today – (781) 341-7007

Residential Cleaning Services include:
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

The SERVPRO carpet and upholstery cleaning service will not only get out the dirt you see but will also remove the unwanted dust you don’t. A professionally cleaned carpet and furniture may make all the difference in brightening up a room and freshening up your home.

Air Duct Cleaning
We all have tasks around the house that don’t make it to the top of our priority list. Properly maintaining your home’s air ducts should not be one of them. Regular duct cleaning can increase your home’s heating and cooling efficiency and improve the quality of the air you and your family breathe.

Odor Removal
Your basic cleaning service is not going to have the expertise to effectively deodorize your home. Take advantage of SERVPRO’s residential cleaning services to remove unwanted odors.

Sewage and Biohazard Clean Up
Our experts are ready to assist in the clean up of sewage and other biohazard materials and provide deep cleaning services for your home. Find out more about our franchise professionals.

Welcome Our Newest Addition Kelsey Kanoff

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Community Welcome Our Newest Addition Kelsey Kanoff Kelsey Kanoff

Job File Coordinator

Kelsey is the Job File Coordinator for SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree and comes to us with years of experience in management, finance, and the legal field. She coordinates incoming business and keeps the lines of communication open to ensure a quality customer service experience with us. Kelsey comes to us with a master's degree in Sociology and is a great asset to our team. She lives in Rhode Island and enjoys competitive horseback riding and the beach. 

Meet our Reconstruction Project Manager Matt Barron

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Building Services Meet our Reconstruction Project Manager Matt Barron Matthew Barron

Reconstruction Project Manager

Matt is a Reconstruction Project Manager at SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree. He has several years of experience in the electrician field and has great attention to detail. Matt is here to make it "Like it never even happened." Matt enjoys his free time with his family and friends.

Remembering The April Fool's Day Snow Storm Of 1997

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Remembering The April Fool's Day Snow Storm Of 1997 If we get pranked by Mother Nature again on April 1st, call us for any storm damage clean up 781-341-7007

The 1997 April Fool's Day blizzard was a major winter storm in the Northeastern United States on March 31 and April 1, 1997. The storm dumped rain, sleet, and snow from Maryland to Maine leaving hundreds of thousands without power and as much as three feet of snow on the ground.

Due to the date many people took warnings of the storm less than seriously. Plows had already begun to be put away for the summer and hardware stores had to sell shovels again even though they already had out patio furniture. One commuter called it "Mother Nature's April Fools' Joke."

Prior to the storm, Boston had received just 26.5 inches (67 cm) of snow for the season. On Sunday March 30, Boston was sunny with a high temperature of 63 °F. A cold front passed early next day (Monday March 31), dropping the temperature into the 40's, and just prior to dawn precipitation began to fall in the form of light rain. In Boston the rain began to mix with wet snow mid-morning and eventually turned to wet snow and became heavier just after 7 p.m. From 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. the snow fell at a rate of at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) per hour.

During the peak of the storm from about 11 p.m. March 31 to 3 a.m. April 1, snow fell in Boston at the rate of 3 inches (7.6 cm) per hour. Numerous lightning strikes and thunderclaps accompanied the extremely heavy snow, which accumulated one foot (12 inches (30 cm)) in just that four-hour period. Moderate to heavy snow continued through mid-morning before tapering off

A state of emergency was declared by Massachusetts Gov. William F. Weld. The snow came down too fast for road crews to keep up with and roads became impassable and thousands of cars were stranded. Commuter trolleys in Boston were closed for the first time in nearly twenty years, public transportation was crippled, about 1,000 motorists spent the night stranded in their cars and 4,000 stayed in shelters. Some of the narrow side streets of Boston were completely buried and portions of Interstate 95 and Route 128 were shut down because of the snow.The main roads and highways were cleared within a couple of days but the secondary roads remained a mess making travel difficult. Two days after the storm, subways and commuter rails were still sluggish because of fallen trees and signal problems. The wet and heavy snow caused tree limbs and even whole trees to fall. Some fell on power lines, and many people were left without power. Electricity was knocked out for nearly 700,000 people. Nearly 13% of New England lost power, mainly due to trees falling on power lines and utility poles. Power crews from as far away as Canada came to help clean up the area.

Logan Airport was also shut down from 2 p.m. March 31 to 10 p.m. April 1.

Here is to hoping Mother Nature will not play a trick on us in the upcoming weeks and we are ready to spring into Spring!

Fire Hazards From Faulty Appliances On The Rise

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Hazards From Faulty Appliances On The Rise If you are experiencing fire or smoke damage resulting from an appliance or electrical malfunction, contact us 781-341-7007 today.

The number of fires caused each year from faulty appliances is on the rise.

Dryer Fires 

Dryers are one of those appliances in your home where you “set it and forget it.” You throw your freshly washed clothes into the dryer from the washing machine, set the timer and then forget about it until the timer goes off 50 or 60 minutes later. However, did you know that by “setting and forgetting” about the clothes in your dryer, you could be putting your home at risk for a fire? According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), there are over 16,000 reported home fires each year resulting from a clothes dryer, with dust, lint or fiber igniting first in just under 30% dryer fires. If you haven’t cleaned your dryer in a while, performed routine maintenance or notice a crushed or broken exhaust vent, a dryer fire could be lurking in the shadows. SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree Cleaning and Restoration professionals have fire cleanup experience, and can assist you in the event of a needed cleanup due to a dryer fire.

Oven Fires

 The kitchen is the focal point in many homes throughout the South Shore. Family meals are prepared, holiday gatherings take place and family conversations that turn into memories are made in this one important room. While the kitchen is an essential location in everyone’s home, what happens when a fire erupts? Aside from stove and dishwasher fires, ovens can also burst into flames, and often happens as a result of an overflow of dessert batter, leaving the oven unattended for an extended period of time, splattering fat or grease or food scraps burning on the bottom of the oven. To assist in the prevention of an oven fire, always monitor the cooking food, use tin foil or a pan cover to conceal items that may splatter or boil over and routinely clean the oven and coils to prevent burning.

Microwave Fires And Smoke Damage

Similar to other appliances in your kitchen, microwaves can also start a fire when food items overheat, inappropriate items are placed in the microwave for heating, faulty wiring or when cleaning and routine maintenance has not been performed. Since microwaves use radiation to heat the placed items, it essential to follow the manufacturer’s directions when using the appliance and never attempting to heat an item that is not microwave-safe, such as metal objects, tin foil, or recycled paper. Routine cleaning and maintenance to ensure the appliance is running correctly and efficiently will also assist in the prevention of an unexpected microwave fire. SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree is independently owned and operated business that is IICRC certified, and can assist in the cleanup process.

Other potential causes could be:

Fire damage from overloaded electrical circuit

Electrical fire from old wiring

What Sets SERVPRO Of Milton/Braintree Apart From The Rest

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO What Sets SERVPRO Of Milton/Braintree Apart From The Rest Call Us, SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree for your water, fire and mold emergencies 781-341-7007

We don't just do our jobs to the fullest ability, we set ourselves apart from other restoration companies by being the full package.

In damage restoration we understand there is a lot of companies that you have to choose from and you want to be sure to pick the right company.

We are that company. Only 5 years new to the Holbrook, Ma area. And serving any areas between the North Shore and all down to the cape. We want you to experience the best in service when you are in need of disaster restoration. 

What sets us apart is a few different things, when hiring our company to come in and take care of your water, fire or mold loss. We carefully asses the damages and give you honest estimates on what to expect. In removing affected areas of a loss there could be certain unexpected occurrences and we want you to understand every step of the way.

A big part of our companies benefits from other restoration business is that we have an entire reconstruction department. That after your loss has occurred and we mitigate the damage of that, we are able to come in and completely restore your property back to preloss conditions.

With all required certifications and the experience of our staff and crew you will always be in the best of care when working with SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree

Why SERVPRO Is needed for Water Restoration

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Why You Need Professional Water Damage Restoration

Water Damage is something that can affect homes all over the world. One of the main issues with water damage is that it can be problematic down the road if professional mitigation and restoration is not done as soon as possible. Water cleanup is often best left to the restoration company professionals. You should never attempt to do the drying and water clean up on your own, especially if you are currently dealing with a lot of water in your home or currently have a ton of water in your business.

Drying, mitigation and restoration are all important aspects of the water cleanup process. Without all of these things combined, you are going to be left with a home that has simply dealt with a supply line break or pipe break and significant water damage as well as flood damage. Some people also deal with flood damage because of where their home is currently located. If you live near the water, flood damage is a lot more common than other types of natural disasters.

How to Deal with a Flooded Home

If you currently have a flooded home and have dealt with significant amounts of water in your business office, it is time to hire the mitigation experts. Water damage should never be cleaned up by your own two hands, simply because you do not have the tools or skills necessary to do the proper drying. Water cleanup can also be quite expensive, so it is important that you contact your local insurance provider to see if flood damage is covered under your policy.

Often times, the water damage and flood damage is caused by a supply line break or pipe break that is underneath your house. This is obviously going to need to be looked at by a plumber, but you still need to contact the mitigation experts as well as a local restoration company. You're flooded home can easily benefit from proper drying and water cleanup when it is most convenient for you. Restoration can be incredibly affordable if you go with the right company.

If you have water in your home right now or have recently had water in a business office that you own, it is imperative that you have restoration done by the professionals. The professionals will do all of the flood damage cleanup for you at a price that you will be able to afford. A flooded home is no joke, and it can get much worse if it is not properly taken care of after dealing with a supply line break or pipe break. Whether it is water in a business office that you have right now or water in your home, it is imperative that you hire a restoration company to do the work for you.

The supply line break as well as the pipe break that you have dealt with can easily be taken care of by the restoration company as well. The water in your home should be removed as soon as possible to prevent further damage from happening. This is something that most homeowners simply do not have the skills or tools necessary to accomplish. Because there are so many different restoration professionals out on the market, it is so easy for you to contact one of them and have them come and do the job for you.

Be sure to contact several company so that you can get a quote for how much the work is going to cost. You will be amazed to know that there are lots of different options available to you, making it easy and effortless for you to finally get your home or business back on track after dealing with a significant flood. Whether this flood was caused by a pipe issue underneath the house or office, or you live in an area near the water, having the experts there to help puts your mind at ease significantly.
Visit www.SERVPROmiltonbraintree.com for more information on water damage.

What to do after a Sewage Backup

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

What to Do After Sewage Backup

There are certain important precautionary measures to take after a sewage backup in order to prevent the damage from spreading:

  • Keep children and pets away from the affected area;
  • Put on appropriate protective equipment – rubber gloves, rubber boots, impervious coveralls, protective eye wear, and a face mask;
  • Switch off the electrical power to your home (only if the distribution panel is safely above water). Wear rubber gloves and use a dry wooden stick to shut off the main switch;
  • Turn off any running water and don’t use the water supply system in your home (it may even be a good idea to turn off the water supply to the building);
  • Open doors and windows to allow fresh air inside (do not use the central air conditioning system to ventilate your home as sewage-contaminated dust and water droplets can enter the HVAC system and contaminate it);
  • Take any dry, un-contaminated items away from the affected area;
  • Add small amounts of chlorine bleach to standing water to ensure some disinfection;
  • Notify your insurance company that there has been a sewage spill in your home;
  • Contact your municipal authority or sewage department (if your home is connected to a public sewer) or your local health department (if your home is connected to a private septic system) and ask for advice;
  • Call a professional water damage restoration company SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree. The quick and efficient intervention of the experienced technicians will save you a lot of time and effort and will provide the most appropriate, safest, and cost-effective solution to the problem. Besides, most sewage cleanup companies offer not only water extraction, but also quality repair works, odor removal, and content cleanup, so you will have all the aspects of the restoration process taken care of when using SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree

Good to remember:

  • Take pictures of the sewage spill and the water-damaged items and structural materials before removing them or having anything cleaned up (the photographs will serve as proof for your insurance claim). Keep all the receipts for materials and replacements, as well as for the repair and cleaning works performed in your home;
  • Do not use harsh chemicals to unclog the draining system as they can cause severe damage to the pipes and sewer lines. Opt for treatment methods that use enzymes instead of chemicals or call a plumber to fix the source of the problem;
  • Take appropriate measures to prevent cross-contamination (keep the doors between the contaminated area and the other rooms in your home closed, do not use the central air conditioning system until the problem has been solved, keep air pressure in the contaminated area lower than in the rest of the building, etc.) to ensure that sewage contaminated soil won’t be tracked into unaffected areas of your property and airborne sewage-contaminated dust (or mold spores) won’t be blown to other spaces.

Spring Season Is Water Restoration Season In New England

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Spring Season Is Water Restoration Season In New England SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree will get your water disaster back to preloss conditions. That is a promise. 781-341-7007

When you see the green grass, lookout for the rise in potential water damage.

Living In New England we are faced with many weather related disasters depending on the season. We are pretty tough! 

But as Spring nears we do see a lot of our water loss calls increase and this happens typically because of the snow we had endured during winter that settles in our grounds. Depending on your homes condition like age or design you may or may not be more likely to experience unwanted water in your home.

It is imperative to contact us, SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree at the first sign of water in your home or property to minimize the permanent damage and decrease the size of the loss to your property and belongings.

While waiting for us to arrive

Contact your insurance agent and find out what your coverage is

Allow us to come and asses the damage and get started in the drying process and removing the water

Keeping in mind we are highly trained professionals is water damage restoration. We handle very small water jobs to very large jobs on a daily basis.

So when Spring decides to officially "Sprung" 

Do not hesitate to call your trusted local professionals at SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree