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What to do after a Sewage Backup in Hyde Park,Ma

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.

Ultimate Ick, Dealing with Sewage & Contaminated Water Damage

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard Ultimate Ick, Dealing with Sewage & Contaminated Water Damage Sewage backup should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. Make sure its done right and safely.

4/10/18

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

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

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. 

We Specialize in Animal Droppings / Animal Waste Removal

7/10/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard We Specialize in Animal Droppings / Animal Waste Removal Our skilled technicians are highly trained to deal with any animal waste clean-up situation.

Animal Droppings in Homes

If you find animal droppings or feces somewhere in or around your home, chances are you've got a nuisance animal problem and need a professional to remove animal droppings. Most commonly people find rodent droppings in kitchens, animal droppings in basement, garages, animal droppings in attics and rodent droppings in home. Animal droppings in basement areas can also be problematic. If you have found animal droppings in any of these areas of your home, it is best to contact a SERVPRO of Milton / Braintree professional to help inspect the situation and safely remove animal droppings to get rid  of animal dropping hazards.

Animal Droppings Cleanup

Water Damage Recovery’s team of well-trained technicians can take care of any kind of animal feces clean up. Our protocol is the same as for mold removal. We take animal droppings clean up very seriously and treat animal feces as a biohazard.

We only use top-quality products and equipment to take care of the odor and pathogen removal. Eco-friendly, plant-based, anti-microbials are used by our technicians to clean every inch of the contaminated area. Our skilled technicians are highly trained to deal with any animal waste clean-up situation.

SERVPRO of Milton / Braintree can help you get rid of animal dropping problems.  Call us today: 781-341-7007

Bio-Hazard Emergency Clean Up

1/26/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Bio-Hazard Emergency Clean Up Our ABRA certified Bio-Recovery Technicians are trained to handle all types of biohazard waste disposal services, including animal related fatalities.

If a traumatic event happens in a home or business, the added stress of cleaning up is not something property owners want to worry about. SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree is a leader in property damage restoration and has earned the trust of property owners, property managers and the insurance industry in communities throughout Southeastern Massachusetts. We understand that time is of the essence when these types of property damage emergencies occur and that is why we are always available 24/7.

SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree’s biohazard waste disposal services and biohazard property restoration services can help ease the discomfort caused by a biohazard emergency. Our ABRA certified Bio-Recovery Technicians are trained to handle all types of biohazard waste disposal services, including animal related fatalities. SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree’s biohazard property restoration services include postmortem cleanup of body fluids created in the aftermath of death, as well as filth, debris, hoarding cleanup and organization services.

SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree technicians are highly trained in rapid response. We do it with experience, skill and most importantly, compassion.

SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Call 617-341-7007 for all of your biohazard remediation needs. 

The Ultimate Ick – Dealing with Sewage & Contaminated Water Damage

11/14/2016 (Permalink)

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

Biohazard Emergency Clean Up

2/15/2016 (Permalink)

If a traumatic event happens in a home or business, the added stress of cleaning up is not something property owners want to worry about. SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree is a leader in property damage restoration and has earned the trust of property owners, property managers and the insurance industry in communities throughout Southeastern Massachusetts. We understand that time is of the essence when these types of property damage emergencies occur and that is why we are always available 24/7. 

SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree’s biohazard waste disposal services and biohazard property restoration services can help ease the discomfort caused by a biohazard emergency. Our ABRA certified Bio-Recovery Technicians are trained to handle all types of biohazard waste disposal services, including animal related fatalities. SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree’s biohazard property restoration services include postmortem cleanup of body fluids created in the aftermath of death, as well as filth, debris, hoarding cleanup and organization services. 

SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree technicians are highly trained in rapid response. We do it with experience, skill and most importantly, compassion. SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Call 617-341-7007 for all of your biohazard remediation needs.