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Why You Should Contact SERVPRO for a Safe Mold Remediation Process in Mattapan

5/20/2023 (Permalink)

tech wearing white Tyvek suit and spraying SERVPRO techs don PPE personal protective equipment during mold remediation and removal in Mattawan.

SERVPRO Offers Fast Mold Cleanup Services to Residents of Mattapan

Quick response to emergencies is why SERVPRO is highly regarded in mold damage remediation. It is common knowledge that disasters do not give a warning, and they need an immediate response when they happen. You can count on our technicians when you need urgent mold removal services, irrespective of the size of the contamination.

Since we use the right tools during mold cleanup in Mattapan, our projects are always a success. Immediately upon arriving, our SERVPRO technicians do a mold inspection to find out the areas already affected by the contamination. If the water's source is still running, we must stop it and extract any standing water.

Before the mold remediation process can start, containment measures must be implemented. Mold spores are light and can readily circulate to unaffected areas if disturbed. During containment, we can use plastic sheeting to set up physical barriers so that the spores and debris do not escape the site during remediation. We also seal off the ducts and vents of your HVAC system to prevent their spread to other areas within the building.

Our SERVPRO technicians use specialized tools such as reciprocating saws, sledgehammers, crowbars, utility knives, and chisels during mold-controlled demolition. The tools help us cut off replaceable sections of the affected flooring, drywall, insulation, and other materials. Using air scrubbers enables us to trap the mold spores dislodged from surfaces during demolition.

 Light Mold Removal

When the infestation is minor, less than several square feet of surface, we can remove the colonies with the following:

  • Scraping
  • Portable hand-held vacuums with HEPA filters
  • Bicarbonate of soda blasting to abrade the surface

Our team uses appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPP). It is common to see us wearing protective suits, respirators, and gloves. We also ensure the contaminants collected during mold remediation are disposed of according to the EPA standards.

Contact SERVPRO of Hyde Park / Roslindale at (857) 399-9797 and schedule a professional mold damage remediation process. Our highly trained team uses the latest technology to make every affected site "Like it never even happened."

Caring for Contents After Fire Damage in Hyde Park Homes

4/25/2023 (Permalink)

Soot on wall Call the professionals at SERVPRO to help with fire restoration to your property.

Phases of Post-Fire Content Cleaning 

Fires can be particularly destructive to your belongings and loose house contents. Even with the swift arrival of first responders to extinguish the blaze, fast action is necessary to protect and preserve these items that mean the most to your family. Post-fire cleaning for your possessions can be broken into various stages based on the required recovery. 

Relocating Damaged Contents 

Addressing the fire damage in Hyde Park properties impacting the contents begins with what SERVPRO professionals can immediately remedy with relocation. At-risk items can stay salvageable, clean, and odor-free with swift movement to undamaged areas of the house. 

On-Site Cleaning 

It is preferred to clean and restore items at the damaged site rather than transport them to our facility. The process involves a few specific steps:

  • Item-by-Item Evaluation – We assess your belongings, furniture, and loose contents from the house for salvageability. When surface cleaning solutions can be effective, we evaluate the viability of on-site restoration. 
  • Staging Area Relocation – A staging area creates a clean, dry, and smoke-free zone for surface cleaning and recovery close to the house.
  • Cleaning Services – We have solvents and detergents that can work to separate soot and smoke soils from the surface of impacted contents. Loosened residues can be wiped clean, and the object restored. 

Off-Site Content Management 

When damage is too extensive for on-site cleaning, we can transport items to our nearby facility for focused cleaning. In addition, we have equipment like ultrasonic tanks and Esporta wash systems to handle delicate items from your household impacted by soot and smoke damage.

Fire damage can be overwhelming for your household, especially when your valuables and treasured belongings are caught in the destructive path. The fast response of SERVPRO of Hyde Park / Roslindale can help clean and restore these contents before irreparable harm results. Call (857) 399-9797.

Rapid Mattapan Fire Damage Restoration and Cleanup

3/30/2023 (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

3/30/2023 (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

3/30/2023 (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.

Businesses in Mattapan Trust SERVPRO for Water Restoration

3/29/2023 (Permalink)

Water Soaked Carpet Afraid your floors have been damaged by a water? No need to stress it, Let SERVPRO fix it.

SERVPRO Can Save Time and Money for Mattapan Businesses during Water Restoration 

A water incident can cause significant damage to commercial property, disrupt business operations, and inconvenience customers. Hiring professionals like SERVPRO for the water restoration of your Mattapan commercial property is crucial to mitigate the damage and restoring the property to its pre-damaged condition. 

SERVPRO techs understand the importance of time during the water restoration of your Mattapan property and use advanced technology and a multi-step approach to speed up the process. Our IICRC-certified restorers understand building and material science which helps them to create drying strategies that are as effective as they are fast. 

Interaction of Moisture with Martials During Water Cleanup

Excess moisture in a water-damaged property can enter the various surfaces through one of the following two sources:

  • Absorption of water directly in contact with the surfaces
  • Absorption of moisture from the air

SERVPRO techs address both these processes to reduce the impact of water on various surfaces. 

Typically, the more the material's porosity, the more water can enter through both mechanisms. SERVPRO techs classify surfaces in your commercial building into the following three categories depending on the degree of porosity they have:

  • Porous surfaces have the highest porosity and can absorb water quickly. Organic substances such as carpet, gypsum board, and fiber-fill insulation fall under this category. 
  • Semi-porous surfaces absorb moisture slowly and, if organic, can support microbial growth. SERVPRO techs categorize unfinished wood, concrete, and brick under this category. 
  • Non-porous materials are of the least concern to a restorer as they do not absorb moisture under any conditions. Glass, plastic, and sheet metal are good examples.  

Hygroscopic Material 

These materials readily absorb water vapor also release it under appropriate drying conditions. However, if the relative humidity rises above 60 percent in a water damage event, hygroscopic materials can suffer secondary damage quickly. 

Call SERVPRO of Hyde Park / Roslindale at (857) 399-9797 for trustworthy restoration services.

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.