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Rapid Mattapan Fire Damage Restoration and Cleanup

2/23/2023 (Permalink)

Sponge removing soot damage from a ceiling Restoring fire and smoke damage is one of our specialties. Contact our SERVPRO team in Mattapan to learn more.

We Help Recover Homes After Fire Damage

Fires result from many possible sources, ranging from electrical shorts to kitchen flare-ups. Most of these situations require a deliberate action by trained restoration professionals to resolve. Conditions within a house continually worsen after a fire until mitigation can get underway, and these actions better protect the structure and contents.

Ultimately, successful and efficient Mattapan fire damage restoration services come down to the rapid response of our experienced SERVPRO team. The roster of FSRT-Certified technicians and cleaning specialists provides skilled experts at your doorstep when disasters strike. We are ready 24/7 to help.

Fast Mitigation Options for Your Home

Mitigation is a critical component of successful fire restoration services. With so many FSRT-Certified technicians on our roster and a fleet of vehicles ready to mobilize quickly in an emergency, we can help. SERVPRO professionals are trained in emergency services and beneficial mitigative actions to protect a structure and its contents from more significant harm. This phase of recovery includes:

  • Debris Removal – Ash, smoke solids, and debris after combustion can be widespread and heap on the flooring. Discarding and cleaning up after this mess can directly reduce smoke odors and soot concentration throughout the building. 
  • Air Filtration – Airborne contaminants and soot particles threaten the structure. We place HEPA filtration products to reduce these circulating concerns. 
  • Bulk Material Removal – Controlled demolition is a crucial element of mitigation. We can focus part of our earliest efforts on removing the compromised structure and discarding collapsed or ruined building materials. 
  • Odor Reduction – Smoke malodors can be overwhelming initially and slow the restoration process or make comfortable living impossible. We utilize counteractant products to reduce the severity of these noticeable odors. 
  • Content Management – This can include the relocation or intricate cleaning of fire damage from contents and personal belongings. 

Controlled Demolition Needs 

Structure fires can take a substantial toll on the integrity of installed building materials. SERVPRO technicians must carefully examine areas that could require controlled demolition. Most of the early decisions for material removal correlate with pressing safety concerns or potential collapse, though it could also provide access to structural cavities or utilities that need attention.

Soot Cleanup After Mitigation

Soot is a common byproduct of combustion, as materials do not often entirely burn. The result can be thick and challenging residues on surfaces throughout the connected areas of the house. Clearing smoke solids and soils can involve several approaches depending on the type of fire damage. Surface cleaning is the least invasive, though more aggressive measures like media blasting or even controlled demolition might be required.

Removing Malodors from the Structure

Smoke odors are offensive and widespread, making them a challenge to remove without doing it in stages. The cleaning of surfaces and debris removal alone act as counteractants to strong malodors. We also have foggers, hydroxyl machines, and ozone generators that can overcome lingering smoke smells, including imaginary scents, that impact the homeowner.

Can SERVPRO Rebuild After Fire Damage?

One of the advantages of looking to SERVPRO for post-fire recovery services is our general contractor license. We can complete needed build-back services without delays when restoration processes are complete. We seamlessly transition to rebuilding wall systems, installing flooring, replacing utilities damaged by the fire, and remodeling if necessary.

With Mattapan fire damage events, every minute counts for restoration and recovery. We are a trusted insurance vendor in the area, making us a choice for efficient cleanup and effective mitigation of avoidable loss. When disasters strike, you can reach our SERVPRO of Hyde Park / Roslindale team at (857) 399-9797.

Resolving Mattapan Water Damage with Quick Action

2/23/2023 (Permalink)

Technicians removing water damage equipment from a van Do you have any water damage to your Mattapan home? Contact SERVPRO of Hyde Park/Roslindale; we are your local water restoration experts.

SERVPRO Mitigates and Restores Water Damage

Water emergencies can vary substantially between homes and commercial properties. Depending on the underlying cause of the damage to your residence, the restoration and cleanup might not get covered by your insurance. When you discover water and moisture damage, you must act to prevent the situation from getting worse. 

Many look to our professionals for a swift mitigation response because we are a trusted name for Mattapan water damage incidents. Mitigation and emergency services embody the earliest actions we can take to protect your home, its contents, and occupants after the first notice of loss. This phase includes: 

  • Water Removal - Using extraction devices to remove standing water on the flooring. 
  • Content Relocation - Relocating personal belongings and loose items to safe house areas.
  • Controlled Demolition - Safely demolishing ruined building materials that pose a danger to technicians and occupants. 

Tools of Water Removal Services

Water removal is one of the most effective and necessary portions of the mitigative process for our responding technicians. Pooling water of any severity damages the exposed materials, as many building elements are porous. We have various extraction devices to complete this necessary procedure, from vacuums to pumps and specialty tools. 

Regulating Airflow Against Water Damage

Airflow is one of three primary factors of efficient drying and arguably one of the first steps in efficient moisture removal. Wet surfaces are a threat to the structure, and the placement and frequency of specific drying tools can be beneficial in managing these conditions. Some of the common ways of influencing airflow include: 

  • Air Movers - These high-velocity blowers introduce a powerful stream of dry air against wet surfaces. Steady exposure promotes evaporation of this surface water damage. 
  • Injectidry System - Unlike air movers, this positive pressure system uses penetration points and hoses to inject warm, dry air blasts into structural cavities. This unit can get used to reduce the need for tear-out. 
  • Ventilation - Ensuring air can move through the damaged areas can also help the drying process. In some cases, SERVPRO professionals must evaluate the need for installing more sufficient ventilation fixtures and exhaust points. 

Manipulating Temperature for Effective Drying

Temperature is a primary principle of water damage drying. Cooler temperatures have slow-moving molecules, so chemical reactions like evaporation or sublimation happen at slower rates. Increasing the temperature of a drying zone can increase evaporation output and allow cleaning processes on the surfaces of exposed materials to require less contact time. Portable electric heaters can increase the warmth in the work areas. 

Removing Humidity with Tools 

With the manipulation of the temperature and the adequate evaporation capacities of multiple air movers working simultaneously, the humidity will increase. It is vital to determine the needed amount of dehumidification units to counteract and keep pace with the production of the air movers in the drying zone. SERVPRO can regulate and reduce environmental moisture content through absorption or condensation, depending on the specific models. 

The Steps to Prevent Mold Development 

One of the byproducts of prolonged moisture damage is the development of mold colonies in these affected areas. Because much of this damage can occur where the homeowner cannot see, we provide effective preventative measures to ward off colonization. We track moisture damage that could result in microbial growth and spray sensitive building materials with powerful inhibitors that make surfaces uninhabitable to spreading mold spores. 

When dealing with Mattapan water damage incidents, professionals need to respond quickly. We know the urgency of these situations and keep skilled experts available at all hours to help. We will make it "Like it never even happened." Contact SERVPRO of Hyde Park / Roslindale when disasters strike at (857) 399-9797.

Mattapan Mold Damage Can Happen in Many Areas

2/23/2023 (Permalink)

mold damage in the corner of a room SERVPRO in Mattapan is your local mold damage remediation expert. Contact us today should you have any damage.

SERVPRO Removes Mold Damage in Your Home

Many mistakenly believe that mold growth will go away naturally or that these organisms do not threaten a residence. There are several ways that developing colonies can impact your life, including:

  • Structural Damage
  • Unpleasant Living Conditions
  • Harsh Malodors
  • Continual Spore Spreading
  • Moist Environments

Mattapan mold damage is a continual threat in the area with how homes contend with humidity and groundwater concerns throughout the year. It is essential to know where to look to find possible mold growth.

Where is the Mold Damage in Your Home?

Mold colonies are not always out in the open, nor are they always easily seen or identified. Knowing where they are most likely to form and appear can allow you to be more attentive and observant in these areas for environmental or aesthetic changes that might signal a need for mold inspections. Common places to find microbial threats include:

  • Basement - The basement is a crucial area to find mold because it tends to stay damp, is away from direct sun exposure, and provides direct access to the rest of the house through the subflooring. 
  • Attic - When the roof allows water or flood penetration, the entire attic can be moist and capable of supporting mold.
  • Bathroom - Steam, overflows, spills, persistent moist conditions, and poor ventilation make a bathroom susceptible to mold growth.
  • Kitchen - The kitchen contends with steam, spills, and possible water leaks. Moisture of this nature over time can create an environment for mold. 
  • Crawlspace - This designed space beneath the main floor of your home might safeguard the residence from threats of flooding, but moisture and pooling water can create ideal conditions for mold development. 

Containing the Mold Damage

Among the chief priorities of responding technicians when active mold scenarios are underway is containing the affected areas. Spores continually maneuver to find new hosting materials and susceptible surfaces for colonization, so physical barriers and filtration equipment combine to stop the movement of these damaging spores to areas beyond the present work zone. Plastic sheeting and temporary wall systems are among the most direct containment approaches, sealing over vents and returns for the HVAC system. 

Mold Colony Removal Solutions

There are several ways that our SERVPRO team can remove active mold organisms from a household. Using organic materials like drywall and flooring as a host for the colonies, the approach for remediation varies based on the condition of the affected material and the severity of the infestation. Surface cleaning is the preferred approach with antimicrobial products, but this is not always feasible when more aggressive methods like soda blasting or demolition are necessary. 

Lingering Odors Must Get Removed

Musty odors are a typical product of active mold threats, making them one of the more challenging conditions to overcome when remediation gets underway. These malodors spread considerably from the colony, which can be beneficial in identifying active threats but formidable when neutralizing these smells through the cleanup and restoration processes. We have powerful deodorants and counteractant products before deploying neutralizing equipment like foggers or hydroxyl machines.

Repairs and Reconstruction Services 

One of the advantages of choosing a team that is already equipped with IICRC certifications and a general contractor license is being able to manage the entire needs of the property, starting with the mitigation. An essential task of our licensed contractors is preventing recurrences of mold damage, which means repairing structural vulnerabilities that allow moisture penetration or the needed repairs to improve structural integrity after prolonged mold exposures. 

With the underappreciated threat of Mattapan mold damage events, we can identify developing microbial colonies and perform necessary remediation to resolve it. We work quickly from the time you first call through the removal and recovery processes. Give our SERVPRO of Hyde Park / Roslindale team a call today at (857) 399-9797.

Dealing with Storm Water Damage in Mattapan

2/22/2023 (Permalink)

Water Damaged Floor The first step to resolving water damage is calling your local trained professionals at SERVPRO of Hyde Park / Roslindale.

SERVPRO Can Conduct Water Damage Restoration Services in Mattapan

Problems with your home could arise whenever a storm breezes into town, whether a blizzard during the winter or a rainstorm during other seasons. Storms during the wintertime can bring about different conditions, but damage to your house could still arise from frozen pipes, ice dams, or floods due to rapidly melting snow. Anytime moisture enters your house outside the pipes where it is supposed to be; issues can arise. And, if the source of the moisture is H2O coming inside from the outdoors, contamination could become another issue. 

When storms cause water damage in Mattapan, our SERVPRO technicians can assist you with restoration procedures. We know that any time moisture from the outside gets inside your home, we must provide prompt action to prevent secondary issues. Rainwater or moisture coming up from the ground could be contaminated, so we can take extra precautions to prevent contaminants from spreading to previously unaffected areas of your structure. 

One thing we can do is set up a containment area around where moisture has entered. We can attach an air scrubber to the containment chamber to create negative pressure within the region. The air scrubber will then suck all of the air through a HEPA filter that traps harmful particles before dispensing the air back into the atmosphere. Establishing good containment with an air scrubber attached can help prevent any harmful particles from getting airborne and spreading throughout your home. 

We can conduct the following when dealing with contaminated water:

  • Use a submersible pump for standing water deeper than two inches
  • Use a portable extractor to remove moisture from furniture or tight spaces
  • Use a heavy-duty extractor to remove water from thick carpets
  • Set up dehumidifiers and air movers

If moisture from the outdoors enters your home in any way after a storm strikes your neighborhood, call SERVPRO of Hyde Park / Roslindale at (857) 399-9797.

Local Firm Helps Mattapan Homeowners Restore Their Water Damage

1/23/2023 (Permalink)

water damaged padding and carpet When water damages your Mattapan home's carpeting--Call SERVPRO to remove the water and salvage the flooring. "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Expertly Handles Mattapan’s Water Damage

Mattapan homeowners could suffer clean water damage for many common reasons. Often, these causes result over time from normal wear and tear on their property or unpredictable natural catastrophes. However, regardless of what leads to your water-related issues, cleanup and restoration companies like SERVPRO know how to fix them.

The dedicated experts at SERVPRO have been perfecting water damage remediation in Mattapan for decades. Over that time, we have developed time-tested procedures for performing emergency water removal services, cleaning up the results of ceiling leaks and burst pipes, and effectively completing water damage repairs. When cleaning up after a water event, SERVPRO technicians generally:

  • Use truck-mounted/portable extractors and wet vacs to remove as much water from interiors as possible to reduce drying times and the potential for staining
  • Move or block furniture and remove contents like area rugs, curtains, and books to unaffected areas to prevent rusting and color transference
  • Work to remove any furniture stains from the carpeting while the flooring is still wet, so stain removal has a better chance of success
  • Dry carpeting and subflooring by removing and disposing of carpet padding (if necessary), squeegeeing the hard flooring underneath, applying the proper professional product to the carpet backing and the floor, and floating the carpet with an air mover to eliminate hidden moisture (if needed)
  • Focus on quickly returning interiors to normal moisture levels by determining drying goals, ventilating the inside of ceiling and wall cavities with Injectidry systems, establishing a balanced drying system with the ideal ratio of dehumidifiers to air movers, and scientifically monitoring the drying process
  • Communicate effectively with customers, explaining what is being done, telling them what they can do to help, and answering any questions they may have

When a mop and bucket won't do to remove water and protect your home--count on us! We will make you feel "Like it never even happened."

This thoughtful procedure illustrates just how dedicated SERVPRO of Hyde Park/Roslindale is to doing your water damage remediation right. So, whenever you need assistance, call us at (857) 399-9797.

Indoor Air and Mold Damage in Mattapan

1/1/2023 (Permalink)

a man looking underneath his cabinet to see mold growing under there Finding mold in your home or work space can be frightening. Contact our certified team to investigate and figure out the cause and to remediate.

SERVPRO Can Remediate Mold and Restore Indoor Air Quality

Grey, black or green spots on the walls and ceilings of your home can indicate an underlying mold problem. These fungi are microscopic organisms that thrive in damp or humid environments. In the right conditions, these organisms can grow and reproduce in as little as seventy-two hours, leading to more spots and more damaged surfaces. SERVPRO is a licensed remediation professional that can help to abate microbial infestation in your property.

Our services

  • Mold assessment following an inspection
  • Mold Remediation
  • Mold removal whenever possible from structural elements

Discovering mold damage in your Mattapan home can be distressing. We have all heard horror stories of microbial infestations that have destroyed buildings from top to bottom. At SERVPRO, we take a calm approach to microbial issues. Usually, these problems are resolvable with minimal expense to a homeowner and require a professional and pragmatic approach. We do not believe in expensive laboratory testing- which can be unnecessarily time-consuming- and prefer to rely on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards when performing a remediation assessment.

Indoor air quality can sometimes suffer from microbial infestation due to the release of spores or through remediation if materials are demolished. Our IICRC-certified technicians can deploy air filtration devices (AFDs) to help restore indoor air quality at the end of the remediation process. AFDs are fitted with a series of filters (HEPA-grade) and a vacuum component that can remove microscopic particulates from an indoor environment. By running these machines at the end of service, we can return your home to its preloss condition after mold abatement.

  • HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate air filter, which is fitted in our AFD equipment.
  • AFDs use charcoal filters alongside conventional and synthetic mesh to remove the smallest particles from an indoor environment.
  • These devices are suitable for use in homes with young children, senior citizens, or pets.

To restore your home from infestation, contact SERVPRO of Hyde Park / Rosindale for mold damage remediation at (857) 399-9797.

Finding Preexisting Conditions Aids Fire Restoration in Mattapan

11/22/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO is prepared with restoration equipment and experienced technicians.

We Make Mattapan Fire Restoration Efforts Easier 

When a fire damage remediation job starts, SERVPRO technicians thoroughly inspect your Mattapan home. This inspection attempts to determine where smoke residues are if they are cleanable, and whether they are preexisting or caused by the recent fire. These early efforts help produce more accurate estimates, limit costs, and ultimately speed up the restoration process.

SERVPRO’s Mattapan fire restoration professionals are masters at locating harmful deposits and identifying which ones have resulted from the current event. Finding preexisting issues in fire-damaged homes is crucial to efficient house fire cleanup, smoke remediation, and fire restoration work. Such diligence often helps remediators locate hidden problems that need to be addressed and unrelated damage that could be ignored. Some preexisting issues our inspectors have found in the past are:

  • HVAC ductwork that has been coated with dust, lint, and other non-fire-related residues over time
  • Accumulated dirt and grime from air pollution or poor cleaning methods that have discolored or otherwise impacted walls, ceilings, and household contents
  • Smoke deposits are left by malfunctioning heaters and heating systems or those that have burned dust particles.
  • Severe yellow to brown staining of walls and ceilings as a result of cigar or cigarette smoke
  • Scope-expanding damage (like water-related dry rot, termite infestations that have undermined structural elements, and other problems that might make your home unsafe) must be addressed for effective remediation.

As we perform our inspection, all of these things are documented and communicated to the homeowner, insurance adjuster, and any contractors that need the information to complete their work. 

So, if you are ever unfortunate enough to suffer a house fire, rest assured that your highly skilled neighbors at SERVPRO of Hyde Park/Roslindale can help. Our fire restoration experts are here and ready to assist you 24/7 at (857) 399-9797.

Commercial Water Restoration for Mattapan Businesses

9/26/2022 (Permalink)

commercial bathroom Call SERVPRO of Hyde Park / Roslindale at (857) 399-9797 for assistance from a professional remediation company.

SERVPRO Water Restoration Technicians Can Help

Business premises with water intrusion are non-functional. Customers and staff can feel the impact of an emergency like this. It can also affect the company's bottom line by forcing a temporary closure of the premises. Resolving unexpected property damages as quickly as possible is essential to a healthy, fully-functional business. At SERVPRO, we have a roster of qualified technicians available to local companies that can help minimize the disruption of a burst pipe, slow leak, sewer backup, or plumbing malfunction. Our call lines operate twenty-four hours a day to help local businesses. At the same time, our qualified and licensed team can assist companies with:

  • Water Restoration
  • Water damage 
  • Water Cleanup

The challenge of commercial water restoration in Mattapan depends on the property's size and the damages' scope. For example, a burst pipe left over the weekend can cause significantly more harm to your business than a plumbing or appliance malfunction. Our team can work around your business, posting signage and barriers to inform staff of potential restoration work. This process is often suitable for minor water impacts where the damages are confined to a single space. Substantial damages or contaminated water issues may require a more comprehensive approach to the premises. Our technicians can communicate with the premises manager throughout the restoration to meet all needs. Returning premises to their pre-damaged condition relies on water extraction, cleaning, and fast drying. Our equipment includes:

  • Dehumidification, air-movers, and venting fans allow rapid warm air circulation and speed up the drying process.
  • Truck-mounted extraction units can store hundreds of gallons of water in their tanks before emptying.
  • After cleaning, rotary machines can buffer fabrics, carpets, and other textiles. 

If your business faces water intrusion, contact SERVPRO of Hyde Park / Roslindale for commercial water restoration at (857) 399-9797.

When Flood Damage Happens in Hyde Park, SERVPRO Rebuilds for You

8/22/2022 (Permalink)

Pre mitigation Ceiling When a flood hits your property, you need to call the technicians at SERVPRO.

Flood Damage Can Start Elsewhere With Some Help

It doesn’t take a tree falling on your roof for rainwater to cause flood damage to your Hyde Park residence’s interior. Strong winds that force heavy rain into your home can use broken-down shingles, loosened siding, or a badly warped window frame.

Our reconstruction team knows how to repair these unwanted openings while our water extraction team gets water out of your Hyde Park home. Afterward, flood damage becomes easier to assess, letting us determine what we can salvage and what we must replace. 

 Different things can determine if something requires rebuilding and replacements of areas in your home with flood damage, like:

  • What the water passed through,
  • How long the water occupied your home’s interior, and
  • The severity of the damage.

Some houses contain asbestos in different forms. Insulation, ceiling tiles, shingles, floor coverings, and wallboards are all possible sources of asbestos. When water passes through these materials, the water can carry asbestos fibers away, contaminating the water. Anything saturated with this water might require specialized cleaning. 

Some families choose to use specific rooms only for special occasions or for guests. During inactive periods, flooding occurring in only such areas can go undetected. Although it may have been relatively clean rainwater at first, also known as Category 1, this can slowly degrade to Category 2 and eventually Category 3.

While flooding remains inside your residence, the affected areas’ degree of damage steadily worsens. Carpeting, padding, and even floorboards can become rotted and require removal. Because of the porous nature of drywall, dirty water can travel upward. Such moisture can corrode wiring, possibly causing a fire. 

When damage from flooding occurs, SERVPRO is ready to help restore everything, from cleaning to salvaging to rebuilding. We do all of this in a manner that provides you with the most cost-effective response.

You can reach the rebuilding experts at SERVPRO of Hyde Park / Roslindale by calling (857) 399-9797.

We do Water Restoration of Furnishings in Your Mattapan Residence

8/22/2022 (Permalink)

Pipe Leak Let SERVPRO of Hyde Park / Roslindale fix it, Don’t stress it.

Water Restoration Lowers Costs & Saves Keepsakes

After a leak from a water line or a hole in your roof, SERVPRO is available to help with expert water restoration of your Mattapan residence’s interior. From walls, ceilings, and floors to furniture, carpeting, and hardwood flooring, we can help preserve these costly investments so replacing them doesn’t need to happen. 

Restoring these things happens faster and generally costs significantly less than replacing everything with new furnishings. Our water restoration team in Mattapan makes everything less stressful for you and helps get everything back to normal quickly, “Like it never even happened.” Furniture, family heirlooms, paintings, and more can sustain damage from unwanted moisture.

SERVPRO uses teamwork to make water restoration services as targeted as possible. When we encounter something that has sustained so much damage that restoration looks unlikely, we discuss alternative outcomes with you. These are some of the things we do as part of restoring your home’s furnishings:

  • Ensure dry conditions,
  • Use different methods of cleaning, and
  • Restoring the interior and your belongings.

After removing any standing water, we dry out any leftover moisture with dehumidifiers and air movers. When necessary, we can also use desiccant machines that work faster.

Cleaning different things requires various methods, tools, and cleaning agents. A stiff brush and foam from an agitated cleaning compound can do a spectacular job where a damp sponge would fail. Other methods involve more vital cleansing agents, detailing, or electronic cleaning with an ultrasound bath. 

Rebuilding and restoring also include the interior structure and furniture items. Sometimes, your home needs professionals to replace soggy drywall, paint it, and clean everything up. When furniture sustains damage from moisture, noticeable discolorations can appear on the upholstery or wood, and the underside’s framework can start to warp. Our technicians know how to save you money and get the job done as quickly as possible.

For excellent service by experienced and highly trained technicians, call SERVPRO of Hyde Park / Roslindale at (857) 399-9797. We can assist with this and any other disaster that affects your property.