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Breaking Down the Rapid Progression of a House Fire | SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton

11/20/2023 (Permalink)

burning house roof Has a fire left your home in a devastating condition? SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton is Here to Help®. Call us today!

No homeowner wants to think about the possibility of suffering a house fire. The sheer amount of damage and destruction is one thing, but the danger that a fire poses to your family is another threat entirely. Any time that a fire breaks out in your home, your priority should always be finding your way to safety. 

Fire can fully engulf homes in just a few minutes, so knowing how fast they can spread and what to do if a fire starts in your home can keep your family safer in a true emergency situation.

The Minutes After a Fire Starts

Fires can start in any manner of ways, and they can get out of control quickly. A forgotten candle, an overloaded extension cord or a grease bubble that pops and sparks in the kitchen can lead to a growing blaze. 

Once the fire has started, it will start to consume everything flammable in its vicinity. 

After 30 seconds: The small flame grows into a large fire by consuming all of the available flammable materials. 

After one minute: Black smoke fills the entire room where the fire started. 

After two minutes: The smoke becomes dangerous to inhale. Blackout conditions may have occurred. 

After five minutes: Your entire home is engulfed in flames. 

How to Stay Safe

Your first goal should be either to quickly snuff out the flame or get out of your home as safely as you can. A quick reaction and a fire extinguisher can do wonders, but sometimes the fire will grow out of control before you get the chance to fight it, or you don’t feel safe enough to stay in the room to do so. 

Either way, your safety should be your top priority. Make a quick exit by finding the nearest door or window. If you are in an interior part of your home, you may have to get down on your hands and knees and crawl to safety. 

Even just a couple inhales of that smoke can disorient you and cause you to become sleepy, so stay below the smoke line and get outside to your family’s predetermined meeting location. Once outside, call 911 and make sure your family is accounted for. 

How We Can Help You Recover
Once the authorities have fought the fire and it is completely out, the shock of what just happened may start to creep in. Get on the phone and give us a call. We handle situations like this all of the time, and we can walk you through your recovery process step by step.

Whether your home is only partially damaged or sections of your house are a total loss, we can help you clean and restore your property from top to bottom. We will handle everything from the initial debris removal to the cleaning, sanitization and final reconstruction tasks. 

No fire damage is too large or too destructive for us to handle. We will always be here to help. 

Fire damage can be overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton for immediate assistance. 

Answering Your FAQs About Our Construction Services | SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton

7/26/2023 (Permalink)

Man at a workbench measuring wood to cut for a home improvement project. Need help with your home renovation? Call SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton to help get your home in top shape.

If you’ve ever needed our services before, you were probably dealing with the aftereffects of water damage, storm damage or fire damage. Or maybe you had a mold outbreak in your home or business. But did you know we also offer construction services?

It’s true! While we are perhaps best known for our comprehensive restoration services, we also offer a number of other services, including construction and reconstruction. These services can come in handy if you face a significant disaster situation, like major water damage or a fire, or if you simply want to remodel part of your home.

When you need construction services, it’s completely normal to have many questions before choosing a provider and starting the work. Keep reading as our SERVPRO® team answers some common questions.

Q: How long will the construction process take?

A: Of all the questions we get, this is by far the most common! That makes total sense: You don’t want your house to be a construction zone for any longer than absolutely necessary. 

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, though. The project timeline will be determined by a number of factors, including the reason for the construction work (a remodel vs. extensive home damage, for example) and the size of the project.

When we undertake your project, we will provide you with an estimated completion date. While that may shift over time for factors beyond our control, like access to certain construction components, we will keep you informed of the timeline at every step of the process.

Q: Do we need to be home during construction work?

A: No! You can trust our team to handle repairs and ongoing construction work with the utmost efficiency and care whether you’re in the house or away from it.

We mentioned above that we’ll keep you informed about the project timeline at all times. That also means you’ll be aware of what we’re working on and when we’re working on it. If there are certain parts of the construction process you would like to supervise, you’ll know when they’re happening.

Q: Do I need a permit for construction?

A: That’s one item you can take off your to-do list. When you partner with SERVPRO for your construction needs, we handle permit acquisition. 

Because we are locally owned and operated, we’re your neighbors. We know the ins and outs of our community, including regulations we need to follow. 

Have construction needs? Reach out to us today to get started! We’re here 24/7.

SERVPRO of Stoughton, MA: Your Reliable Ally in Fire Damage Restoration

7/13/2023 (Permalink)

close up of house fire SERVPRO of Stoughton, MA, transforming fire-damaged spaces into safe havens with expert fire damage restoration—your recovery is our mission.

Fire damage can be a harrowing experience, but you're not alone. At SERVPRO of Stoughton, Massachusetts, we specialize in fire damage restoration, bringing your property back to life. We understand that each hour spent restoring your property equates to lost revenue and productivity. That's why we're committed to providing immediate, round-the-clock service. Our team of highly trained experts leverages advanced technology and industry-approved techniques to handle smoke, soot, and fire damage. From initial and ongoing damage assessment to cleanup, repair, and deodorization, we oversee the complete restoration process. We're not just about restoring buildings—we're about restoring peace of mind. Trust SERVPRO of Stoughton, Massachusetts, to turn a fire disaster into a mere memory. Your recovery is our mission.

Fire Damage Restoration: Stoughton and Brockton SERVPRO's Proactive Response to Crisis

6/27/2023 (Permalink)

burnt home interior due to fire damage Rising from the Ashes: Stoughton and Brockton SERVPRO's Rapid Response to Fire Damage Restoration

In the face of fire damage, quick and efficient restoration can make the difference between a minor setback and a significant business disruption. Stoughton and Brockton SERVPRO have proven time and again to be indispensable partners in such critical times.

SERVPRO’s team of professionals understands the urgency that fire damage demands. The intricate process of damage assessment, water removal, smoke, and soot clean-up, and restoration begins almost immediately to mitigate the aftermath of fire and prevent secondary damages.

Their state-of-the-art equipment and industry-approved techniques, coupled with extensive experience, ensure a thorough restoration process. From structural cleaning to content recovery, they meticulously restore your commercial space to its pre-fire condition. They also assist with insurance claims, simplifying the process and reducing stress for business owners.

Stoughton and Brockton SERVPRO's commitment to rapid and effective fire damage restoration allows businesses to bounce back from crises swiftly. Their service guarantees not just a restored physical space, but also a rapid return to normalcy, safeguarding your business's future.

Locating a Leak After a Storm | SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton

6/16/2023 (Permalink)

A ceiling weighed down by the weight of water and showing leaks and mold growth Summer storms are great for gardens, not your home. If you experience water damage, call SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton to get your home cleaned up.

We are lucky to experience all four seasons in the Brockton area. Warm and sunny summers give way to cozy and snowy winters, and we get to experience everything in between. That also means we encounter many different weather situations throughout the year.

Any time that rain or melting snow is present, your home is vulnerable to a potential water leak that can cause widespread issues.

In order to catch these leaks before they damage your walls, floors and ceilings, you have to know where to look around your home. Our SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton team explains some of the places that are more vulnerable to water leaks, so read on to learn more.

Around Your Windows and Thresholds

This is one of the most common places for a water leak to occur, but that should be no surprise! Any space that has direct access to the outside is constantly coming into contact with the elements and can spring a leak at any time.

Rain can easily get in between the window sashes and jambs, which will eventually leak behind your walls and into your wall studs. Typically these leaks aren’t noticeable right away, and you can be left with rotten walls or mold around the framing of your house.

The threshold of your exterior doors also can cause water troubles. A door that hangs slightly ajar or isn’t tight against the door frame can invite water up under the door, which can leak down onto your floors as well as soak into the wood underneath your threshold. If that wood can’t dry out properly, it will lead to warping, sagging and rotting as well.

Along Your Roof Line

Our roofs have the huge responsibility of protecting us from the elements and keeping us dry. They block out the snow on the snowiest winters and offer protection when a severe storm whips through town.

Even though your roof and shingles are built to withstand these impacts, they are not indestructible. Over time, wear and tear can lead to damage during a heavy rain or high wind event.

Leaks can occur around your attic windows or skylights, or water can get up under a missing or broken shingle and leak down your walls that way. It is crucial for you to check your roof after every storm and repair any damage you see right away. If you don’t, this damage will only compound and get worse the next time it rains.

Your Basement

If you cringe every time you hear of a storm with heavy rain or when we are on the brink of a spring thaw after a snowy winter, we hear you. Flooded or damp basements are a common occurrence in our area, and it can lead to structural issues to your home and foundation if it becomes a chronic issue.

Patch up any cracks or leaks you see along your foundation lines, and try to ensure your gutters are clear and ready to move any rain down and away from your home. If they are clogged, the rain will back up onto your roof and pour over the sides of your house and land directly onto your foundation. From there, it will seep down into your basement and can cause widespread water damage in a short amount of time.

By understanding where water issues normally crop up in homes, you can check these spaces often and especially after each storm we experience. If you do notice water damage, call SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton for a fast and efficient restoration.

Suffering from water damage? Our SERVPRO specialists can help.

SERVPRO's Storm Response Team Available 24/7

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

Houses and streets are flooded after a major storm. SERVPRO's storm response team is available when major weather events are projected to impact your area, call us 24/7.

The summer of 2022 has broken temperature records around the world. But, so far, there hasn't been much hurricane activity. Although the hurricane season is expected to be active according to scientists, we have only seen a few early season tropical storms. This is normal for July, but it does not mean that the chance of a major storm making landfall is over.

It is crucial to pay attention when a hurricane or tropical storm warning is issued by local officials and meteorologists. SERVPRO is available for assistance before and during major storms. We have successfully managed northeast properties through all of the major storms that have hit our region in the past 20 years. We offer window/glass board up, sandbag, flood and pump-out services. Drying and reconstruction services... basically, we are a complete storm restoration service provider.

We are ready and prepared for the next storm. If damage does occur, we will be there to help both residential and commercial property owners.

Call us today if you suspect you are in a flood-prone region. We will inspect your property and prioritize our response if major weather events are on the horizon.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration In the Boston Area

6/7/2022 (Permalink)

An office building has been emptied because of water leaking from the ceiling SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton offers 24 hour commercial water damage restoration services. We can manage any size project.

Commercial Water Damage and Restoration Services are available 24 hours a day in the Boston Area. Team Luzzi is an expansive group of SERVPRO franchises that covers territory from Boston to New Jersey and many places in between. If your residential or commercial property has suffered water damage and needs large-scale restoration, we can help. We have the equipment, labor and resources to mobilize and scale up our production to meet any demand anywhere in our territories or beyond.

* If a storm damages a shopping mall that covers multiple floors, we can help.

* If a water pipe has burst in a multi-family property, causing water damage on many floors, we can help.

*If a music venue is experiencing water damage in an area where electrical and/or musical equipment could be damaged, we can help.

We are the pros you call when you need someone to manage and restore a commercial property after water damage. We have been involved in restoration efforts following every major storms to strike New York & southern New England. Our services are highly sought after when project management, labor or equipment are required.

We offer storm preparedness services. If your commercial property is susceptible to flooding, call us now. We can help prepare for the next major storm, and prevent costly damage.

Hurricane Season 2022: What to expect on the East Coast

5/20/2022 (Permalink)

Image of a hurricane from space. SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton is available when storm damage to your property requires immediate attention. Contact us any day, any time.

Only a few days remain before the 2022 hurricane season. Researchers at Colorado State University have predicted an above-average Atlantic season with around 19 named storms, and at least 9 hurricanes. They predict at least four of the hurricanes to be a Category 3 or higher storms. Our SERVPRO Franchises serve some of New York & New England's most vulnerable coasts. In the last decade, we have been able to help with storm damage restoration and have handled all major storms that have passed through our territories. Even after major storms have caused extensive damage, our SERVPRO Franchise has been called upon to assist with restoration efforts outside of our home territories.

How can we ensure the best storm response management possible?

  • We will respond to your damages efficiently and transparently. You'll be kept up-to-date with constant communication and daily updates.
  • We offer a labor-ready workforce, available to move quickly and work in multiple hours (if required) to provide the most efficient cleanup and restoration.
  • We offer air-moving, dehumidification, and scaling equipment. This allows us to supply equipment for large commercial restoration projects that span multiple properties.
  • Once the restoration has been completed, we will be able to provide a quote for your reconstruction. SERVPRO offers a highly skilled construction team that is backed by a guarantee of craftsmanship.

We are available 24/7 to assist you if needed. While we are always available to assist you before, during and after a storm strikes, we strongly recommend that you contact us BEFORE the storm hits so we can set up your emergency ready profile (Emergency Ready Profile). This will allow us to quickly and easily access any information we feel is relevant to your property during a storm.

Stoughton Storm Repair Team is Available 24 Hours 7 Days A Week

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

Cars driving on a busy road in heavy rain. SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton can help when your property is damaged by water, call us anytime!

We are used, up in the north east, large storms such hurricanes and nor’easters. These storms bring in copious amounts of rainfall in a short amount of time and have the potential for widespread flooding and destruction.

SERVPRO technicians keep track of the weather so that when things look bleak, they have their trucks loaded and ready for action. We will offer services such as sandbag positioning and window board up even before the storm arrives to help prevent damage.

Water damage is most often the most significant cause of any damage. Stormwater damage can also include flash flooding caused by intense rain, storm and sewer drain overflows, rivers, lakes, ponds, or the ocean. It is important that you call us immediately when this type of storm damage occurs. The quicker we respond, the faster we can clean up the mess and the greater chance of restoring the property.

Do you have concerns about your commercial property and home due to a storm? Our project managers are able to offer many solutions to help flood-prone properties and buildings escape major damage during a storm.

Commercial Property Damage Repair After A Storm

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

Construction site with new drywall installation SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton offers Commercial Construction and Restoration Services

After a storm has damaged your commercial property it is important to hire a company with the experience and knowledge in dealing with storm damage and restoration. It may seem obvious that this is important, but costly mistakes can lead to more problems.

Window Boarding up and Tarping Services

Weather forecasts can generally be used to give property owners a window of preparation time prior to a storm. These are the times when we can offer services such a window board up and sandbag positioning to protect your property from damage. If damage does occur, we can offer services such a window board and tarping that will prevent the outside elements causing further damage to your property. This can help to keep the damage down and minimize the time needed to repair.

Once we have secured your property, we can start restoring the building. First, we'll clean up any mess and take away what cannot be restored. We will bring equipment such as generators, dehumidifiers, and more. We will provide labor as required, in some cases in multiple shifts to ensure that the project continues to move forward.

After the property damage is contained, we can offer complete construction services. This seamless integration includes our entire work crew from restoration through construction and final restoration of your property back to pre-damage.