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Measles Outbreak on the South Shore

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

A child who tested positive for measles visited several locations on the South Shore in the last week which could have possible exposure to other Massachusetts's residents. This is now the second case to be diagnosed in Massachusetts this year for this highly contagious disease.

The first signs of Measles are high fever, cough, runny nose, & conjunctivitis. Remember to greatly reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses, you should wash and sanitize your hands regularly, especially after using public restrooms, water fountains, or touching doorknobs.

What You Can Do

SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree specializes in Residential and Commercial cleaning and disinfecting. Our trained technicians used specialized products and follow a strict protocol to clean, disinfect, and deodorize your area without damaging your furniture, fabrics, upholstery and other important pieces of property. We use an EPA registered disinfectant and sanitize that carries the EPA's lowest toxicity rating and is safe for everyday use. It is designed to kill harmful bacteria, viruses, and mold on hard surfaces and is even an effective sanitize for soft surfaces. If you are concerned that your home or business has been exposed to a contagious virus or bacteria, call SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree at (781) 341-7007. We can make it “Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree at (781) 341-7007 to fully disinfect your home or business.

Why it may be hard to find Mold in Milton, MA

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

You may not spend much time in these rooms of your home. Not only does this mean you’re less likely to notice mold, it also means that mold is more likely to grow due to poor ventilation. This, combined with the dark, cold nature of attics, basements, and garages, makes mold highly probable.

In the attic

Mold in the attic is a huge problem — they can contain a lot of your ventilation systems and, if left unchecked, can spread mold throughout the rest of your home. In your attic, check for mold:

  • On the roof, near any possible leaks
  • In your insulation
  • Near any vents from the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room/dryer
  • Near your water heater or furnace
  • Around your soffit vents (these are the vents near the bottom of the roof that provide ventilation to the attic)

To prevent mold from growing (and spreading) in your attic, you can:

  • Repair any roof leaks as soon as possible
  • Use the proper type of insulation
  • Properly vent items outside, instead of into your attic
  • Keep soffit vents clear to allow air flow
  • Keeping your gutter cleaned and in good repair, especially in rainy months

In the basement

Everyone knows that musty basement smell, but your basement doesn’t have to fall victim to that odor if you keep the mold out. There are a lot of areas that are prone to mold growth here, as this tends to be a moist area of the house, so here are a few reminders on where to look:

  • Around pipes and ducting ( look for leaks, excess moisture, and condensation)
  • Near areas where the foundation may be leaking
  • Near a sump pump
  • Windows or vents where condensation might gather

Some tips for preventing mold growth in the basement:

  • Use a dehumidifier to keep your moisture levels low
  • Paint with waterproof or mold resistant paint
  • Check and repair any leaky pipes or foundation leaks
  • Make sure there is adequate ventilation
  • Waterproof the exterior of your basement and fix drainage issues

In the garage

Rain from your car and water leaks from the roof are two of the main ways mold gets invited into your garage. If you use your garage for storage of old items or cleaning supplies, you may find mold growing in places you wouldn’t expect. Be sure to check for mold:

  • Behind or under any storage areas that don’t get moved around very often
  • Around the garage doors and windows
  • In areas where water may be standing for long periods of time

Keep mold at bay in your garage by:

  • Using a dehumidifier to keep moisture levels low, especially during wet months
  • Use a waterproof or mold and mildew resistant paint for the walls and concrete in your garage
  • Use a squeegee to remove standing water from the floor
  • Try to introduce sunlight and ventilation, when possible

If you believe you have mold in any of these location reach out to SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree. 

Where You Can Find Mold in Milton Ma

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

Your attic, garage, and basement are the places in your home you're most likely to find mold in your home. You may not spend much time in these rooms in your home. Not only does this mean you’re less likely to notice mold, but it also means that mold is more likely to grow due to poor ventilation. This, combined with the dark, cold nature of attics, basements, and garages, makes mold highly probable.

In the attic
Mold in the attic is a huge problem — they can contain a lot of your ventilation systems and, if left unchecked, can spread mold throughout the rest of your home.

In your attic, check for mold:

  • On the roof, near any possible leaks
    In your insulation.
  • Near any vents from the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room/dryer.
  • Near your water heater or furnace.
  • Around your soffit vents (these are the vents near the bottom of the roof that provide ventilation to the attic).

To prevent mold from growing (and spreading) in your attic, you can:

  • Repair any roof leaks as soon as possible
    Use the proper type of insulation.
  • Properly vent items outside, instead of into your attic.
  • Keep soffit vents clear to allow air flow.
  • Keep your gutters cleaned and in good repair, especially during rainy months.

In the basement
Everyone knows that musty basement smell, but your basement doesn’t have to fall victim to that odor if you keep the mold out. There are a lot of areas that are prone to mold growth here, as this tends to be a moist area of the house, so here are a few reminders on where to look:

  • Around pipes and ducting ( look for leaks, excess moisture, and condensation).
  • Near areas where the foundation may be leaking.
  • Near a sump pump.
  • Windows or vents where condensation might gather.

In the garage
Rain from your car and water leaks from the roof are two of the main ways mold gets invited into your garage. If you use your garage for storage of old items or cleaning supplies, you may find mold growing in places you wouldn’t expect.

If you suspect mold growth in any of these hard to reach places, contact SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree at (781) 341-7007.

Water in the Basement in Braintree MA

4/15/2019 (Permalink)

High water tables are a nuisance that many homeowners must face. The water table lies underground and is the level at which the soil and gravel are completely saturated with water. There is often some seasonal change in the water table, due to rain or drought. A high water table is especially common in low-lying areas, or areas where the soil is not well drained.

Causes of High Water Table

Water tables can become elevated when they receive more water than they drain off. This can be from unusually high amounts of rain or excess water from higher elevations.

Basement or Crawlspace Flooding

High water tables are often above the level of basement floors or crawlspaces. This almost always causes flooding in these areas.

Standing Water

Standing water is common with high water tables, especially after rain. The water pools in the yard, which may lead to mosquito infestation.

Septic System Failure

High water tables interfere with septic systems. This can cause premature failure or sewage backup into your home or yard.

If you happen to get water in your basement give SERVPRO Milton/Braintree a call 781-341-7007.

Selling a Home with Odor in Braintree, MA

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

Does your home smell like a barn or an ashtray? Is your nose so used to the stench that someone else had to tell you?

Step away from the Glade plug-in air fresheners, scented candles, and cans of Febreze, dear homeowner. Allow SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree to attack the root of the cause. Masking the problem with nausea-inducing fruity fragrances will only have temporally mask the smell. 

For every foul odor, there’s a different remedy, so let SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree help neutralize the worst offenders, including:

  • A dirty or messy house
  • Walls drenched in cigarette smoke
  • Pet odors seeped into carpets and furniture
  • Damp, mildewy bathrooms or closed-in spaces

Call SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree at (781) 341-7007 to help remedy any odor situation you may have.

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, 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

IICRC is the leading, independent, non-profit, certification and standard-setting body in the cleaning, inspection, and restoration industry. When choosing 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 Milton/Braintree realizes that every water damage situation is an emergency which is why they are ready to help out 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 has experienced 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 secondary water damage and mold growth. Luckily, SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree 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 In Brockton,Ma

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree
Save 15% Off All Our Residential Cleaning Services With Our Spring Special!

Residential Cleaning Services
Our Cleaning Services Include:

  • 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!