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SERVPRO of Natick Milford Shares Mold Growth Tips

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

Orange background with text and SERVPRO logo The wet season during winter is the most prominent time for mold growth.

If you live in a climate that you heat your home frequently, mold can start growing in your home’s inside walls. The wet season during winter is the most prominent time for mold growth. This is simply because of the amount of melting snow, ice, and warm inside temperatures. Overtime mold will break down the building materials on which it grows, quickly.

Preventing Mold Growth: A great way to prevent mold growth is to make sure your walls are well-insulated. This will reduce condensation and mold.

Keep all areas clean:  Make sure your building has proper air circulation. During a shower or cooking keep a window open or turn on an exhaust fan.

  • Turn off the water supply to broken appliances and pipes.
  • Take steps to insulate your pipes both inside and out to prevent them from freezing.
  • Ensure that the seals on your windows and doors are functional.
  • If you find any condensation on your windows, don’t hesitate to dry out the area and identify the source.
  • Regularly vacuum and clean.
  • Use area rugs or washable floor surfaces rather than wall-to-wall carpeting. 
  • Leaks in your roof or windows should be repaired.
  • Gutters and downspouts should be clean. 
  • In the bathroom and kitchen, use exhaust fans or open windows when producing moisture. 
  • Make sure your clothes dryer is vented to the outdoors.
  • Consider getting a dehumidifier for your basement. 
  • Make sure your attic is well insulated and ventilated.
  • Cover the soil in the crawl space with waterproof polyethylene plastic. If your crawl space has vents, close the vents in the summer and keep them open in the winter.

SERVPRO Natick Milford is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you and help you with residential or commercial mold damage. “Like it never even happened.”

What Can You Do to Prepare for Severe Spring Storms in Natick Milford?

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

Green box with text and orange SERVPRO logo We can’t change the weather, but we can prepare ourselves. Here are eight spring storm tips to protect from severe weather.

What Can You Do to Prepare for Severe Spring Storms in Natick Milford?

We can’t change the weather, but we can prepare ourselves. Here are eight spring storm tips to protect from severe weather.

  1. Make sure no trees or bushes hang over the roof. These could damage glass and roof shingles. Make sure to also remove all dead and broken branches. Have trees and bushes cleared away from powerlines.
  2. If your gutters are clogged water can back up into your roof. Keep drains and gutters clean and clear for proper drainage. 
  3. Pick up any fallen branches and yard debris. Strong winds have the potential to blow this towards your home. Secure all loose items in your yard and bring them inside if possible.
  4. Make sure all cracks and gaps are sealed around doors with caulk. This helps prevent leaks that can lead to water damage.
  5. It is always a good idea to have an emergency kit ready. Include non-perishable foods and water bottles, important prescription and non-prescription medicines, first aid supplies, blankets, warm clothes, and personal hygiene products. 
  6. Establish an outside meeting place and escape routes. Make sure to practice the plan with family members. Include your pets in the plan and they have proper tags on them. 
  7. Make sure your shed, tools, and equipment are secured. 
  8. Make sure that your sump pump is working properly. A sump pump that doesn’t work can contribute to flooding in your home. 


SERVPRO Natick Milford is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you and help you with residential or commercial water damage. “Like it never even happened.”

Spring Fire Safety Tips in Natick Milford

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

outlets with text and orange SERVPRO logo Fires can happen at any time anywhere, unfortunately. It can cause a lot of damage and stress that no one can ever fully be prepared for.

Fires can happen at any time anywhere, unfortunately. It can cause a lot of damage and stress that no one can ever fully be prepared for. 

There isn’t one way to prevent a fire, but there are several precaution tips that you can take. 

Inside the home:

  • Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Check your fire extinguishers.
  • Check for damaged extension cords.
  • Check and clean filters above the stove.

Prepare for storm-related outages:  

  • Make sure your flashlights and portable radios have batteries.
  • Practice exit drills with your family
  • Pull the refrigerator out and vacuum or dust the coils.

Outside and around the yard:

  • Make sure your address numbers are visible.
  • Clean up yard debris. 
  • Maintain a clear 'fire zone' of 10 feet around structures.  
  • Check outdoor electrical outlets.
  • Get your BBQ grill cleaned.  
  • Check all propane tanks and lines for leaks.
  • Keep 100 feet of garden hose with an attached nozzle 

We hope that you are never faced with fire damage in your home or office. These are some great tips for you to help ensure you are doing your part. 
SERVPRO Natick Milford is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you and help you with residential or commercial water damage. “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Natick Milford Shares Spring Storm Tips

3/4/2022 (Permalink)

Green background with orange SERVPRO logo and title. With spring just right around the corner, thunderstorms can bring water damage to homes, and it can also bring wind damage.

With spring just right around the corner, thunderstorms can bring water damage to homes, and it can also bring wind damage.  

Here are steps to take if your home is damaged by wind.

Documenting Damage:

  • Call and report damage to your insurance company.
  • Take pictures of any damage safely. 
  • Inventory belongings that may have been destroyed or damaged.

Preventing Further Damage:

  • If you believe there could be structural, electrical, or gas-leak hazards, shut off electrical power, natural gas, and propane tanks to avoid fire.
  • Cover broken windows and doors with tarps. 

Repairs and Cleanup:

  • Don’t start repairs until your property has been inspected by an insurance representative.
  • If your roof needs to be replaced, hire a professional roofing contractor.
  • Fallen trees or large branches are best removed by a professional tree service.

SERVPRO Natick Milford is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you and help you with residential or commercial storm damage. “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Natick Milford Gives Back

3/3/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team with green tshirts We are supporting the fight against cancer through For Kid's Sake Foundation.

SERVPRO of Natick Milford is always all about giving back and helping our local community whenever possible. We believe in helping out causes that are close to our hearts. 

We are supporting the fight against cancer through For Kid's Sake Foundation. Malia has been fighting neuroblastoma, and her father Glen is a longtime friend of our owner, David. Check out the link below to see how you can support the charity! You got this, Malia!

https://forkidssakefoundation.org

SERVPRO Natick Milford is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you and help you with residential or commercial winter storm damage. “Like it never even happened.” 

How to Prevent Water Damage in Your Commercial Building in Natick Milford MA

2/16/2022 (Permalink)

blue background with white text and orange SERVPRO logo The cold weather can take a toll on buildings. Taking preventative maintenance steps to avoid costly restoration is important.

The cold weather can take a toll on buildings. Taking preventative maintenance steps to avoid costly restoration is important. Here are some tips on how to prevent water damage in your commercial building: 

  • Inspecting the roof at least twice per year 
  • Clean the roof drains of debris
  • Clean out the gutters
  • Examine the sheet metal and copings
  • Check for wrinkles or tearing on the roof
  • Conduct a moisture survey to find leaks

You need professional help from a company that provides excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your staff and clients. Moreover, disasters rarely occur during normal business hours. That is why our Disaster Remediation Teams are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays, to answer your call and begin work.

SERVPRO of Natick, Milford is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you and help you with your commercial damage. “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Natick, Milford Restores Commercial Buildings

2/16/2022 (Permalink)

Orange background with text and SERVPRO logo SERVPRO of Natick Milford offers many mitigation and restoration services to many different types of commercial properties.

SERVPRO of Natick, Milford offers many mitigation and restoration services to many different types of commercial properties. We have a comprehensive approach to recovering commercial disasters and will be there when you need us the most. 

The types of commercial properties that we work on are:

  • Small Office & Large Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military
  • Small/Large Retail Stores

SERVPRO of Natick, Milford is available 24 hours a day to restore your Natick property and get you back to business. We have the expertise, equipment, and highly trained personnel to handle your commercial water, fire, or mold damage.

SERVPRO of Natick, Milford is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you and help you with your commercial damage. “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Natick, Milford Shares Mold Myths and Facts

2/16/2022 (Permalink)

Green background with orange SERVPRO logo and title. Mold can be a very serious problem and should always be handled with proper precautions.

There are many mold misconceptions that leave homeowners confused. Mold can be a very serious problem and should always be handled with proper precautions.

Here are common misconceptions about mold:

  • “Bleach kills mold” 

Bleach can kill certain types of mold on nonporous surfaces, but it depends on what kind of mold it is. Mold cleaning is not suggested for porous surfaces: drywall, carpet, ceiling tiles, and wood.

  • “Mold is only found in homes with water damage”

Mold generally forms in any areas that have problems of water flooding. However, all homes could potentially wind up with a mold problem. Molds are present indoors and outdoors, and when mold is on a surface that contains moisture mold can begin to grow.

  • “You don’t have to remove mold if you kill it”

There are allergens that live in a mold that are still active even if you kill mold. Mold can also go dormant until conditions in the environment are optimal for regrowth. It is necessary to remove the affected area and items that contain mold. You need to be cautious not to spread the mold spores to unaffected areas. SERVPRO of Natick, Milford is available to assist you and help you with your mold damage. 

  • “A small amount of visible mold is nothing to worry about”

Small amounts of visible mold in your home may just be the tip of the iceberg. Chances are it has been growing for some time now and it requires a knowledgeable mold professional to address the situation.

  • “Mold Remediation is easy to do on your own”

When it comes to very small areas affected, it can be handled easily.  When the problem becomes pervasive, it is best to call the professionals to ensure it is truly resolved.

SERVPRO of Natick, Milford is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you and help you with your mold damage. “Like it never even happened.”

Four Tips to Keep Mold Out of Your Business in Natick Milford MA

2/16/2022 (Permalink)

blue background with white text and orange SERVPRO logo Mold can be a huge problem when it is growing undetected somewhere on your property.

Mold can be a huge problem when it is growing undetected somewhere on your property. It can grow just about anywhere: on clothing, food, paper, carpet, and the backside of the drywall.

Here are four steps you can take to protect your business from a mold issue:

  • Do an audit of your property. Look to see if there are any areas that are full of moisture. Encourage workers to keep wet items picked up. Take steps to keep floors and windows dry especially during wet weather.
  • Proper ventilation is an effective. Keeping bathroom and kitchen doors open can help increase air circulation and aid in the drying process. 
  • Use products that contain mold-resistant. Shop around for helpful products for areas that will experience moisture such as kitchens, break rooms, and bathrooms.
  • Monitor the humidity indoors. The EPA recommends keeping indoor humidity ideally between 30% and 50%. You can measure this with a moisture meter. 

SERVPRO of Natick, Milford is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you and help you with your mold damage. “Like it never even happened.”

Tips to Prevent Mold in Your Home in Natick Milford

2/16/2022 (Permalink)

Green box with text and orange SERVPRO logo There are plenty of ways to prevent mold in your home.

There are plenty of ways to prevent mold in your home. 

Here are some tips to prevent mold: 

  • Keep the house dry and don't let water build up anywhere
  • Ventilate damp rooms 
  • Wipe shower walls and doors after use.
  • Don't leave wet clothes in the washing machine.
  • Wash shower curtains and bathroom tiles regularly.
  • Don't have too many indoor plants, especially in the bedroom.
  • Fix any leaks in the house, indoors and outdoors.
  • Put plastic over dirt in crawlspaces and keep them well ventilated.
  • Use exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathrooms.
  • Turn off humidifiers if you see condensation on windows.
  • Use dehumidifiers in basements where mold tends to grow.
  • Clean dehumidifiers and humidifiers every week.

In as little as 48 hours, a minor mold issue can quickly spread through a home or business. Once you contact us, we’re dedicated to starting the remediation process quickly. This fast response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.

SERVPRO of Natick, Milford is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you and help you with your mold damage. “Like it never even happened.”