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Water Damage Clean Up Stoughton MA

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

Water is leaking on a black tile floor SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton provides 24/7 Water Damage Repair Services. Locally Serving Stoughton and Brockton Massachusetts and beyond.

SERVPRO and Water Damage Restoration are considered by many to be synonymous. This is no accident, we are the experts at water damage restoration. Our method for water damage restoration and repair is meticulously planned and well-informed. We employ the most current technology and methods to prevent damage to property or building materials that was previously thought to have been irreparably damaged by water. We learn constantly to better understand how to quickly restore and repair property after water damage.

Water damage can result from a number of common disasters. For instance, flooding or storms can happen at any time of the year. Floods, rains and other water sources that cause damage to your home can lead to water infiltration. This will lead to mold growth, and other types property damage. Our project managers are quick to respond and will work diligently to minimize the aftermath damage.

A building's water damage could also come from inside, such as leaking pipes or backups. These water damage situations can lead to your property becoming contaminated by bacteria and other waste. It will be necessary to take special care when cleaning up and removing any materials or saturated items. The water supply pipe that is leaking or burst can be cleaned easily. Our equipment and knowledge will help you to avoid costly construction and material removal.

We will provide you with a free estimate to begin restoration work as soon as possible if your property is damaged by water. We can work closely with your insurance provider to provide regular communication and updates while we restore your property's preloss condition. We are always available and local.

SERVPRO is always ready to assist Brockton residents with flood damage and to recommend ways to minimize the harm beforehand

3/21/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Employees moving equipment from a van into a building. SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton is Available When Storm Damage To Your Property Requires Immediate Attention. Call us 24/7

It might surprise you how your Brockton roof drainage system can affect the severity and potential for flood damage. It is important to remember that household configurations such as gutters and downspouts can be overlooked. Proper installation, maintenance, and repairs can all help prevent flood damage.

What are the purposes of downspouts and gutters?
You are likely to not think about why your roof edges let rain runoff into your gutters. However, this is a major reason for flood damage to your Brockton house. Rainwater that has accumulated over hundreds of feet of shingles would directly fall on the ground, causing it to flood your foundation. The gutters direct rainwater to the downspouts if it is in good condition and has the appropriate capacity. The downspouts should be able to meet the ground and extend so that the water reaches the soil 10 feet from the foundation. Also, it is important that the soil surrounding your home's footprint slopes down to prevent water from pooling or entering the space.

Flooding can occur despite the following preparation recommendations?
Even the best-laid plans can't prevent real disasters. SERVPRO is available to assist in the event of flooding . What should you expect from us when we arrive?

* A safety and damage assessment by an expert
* Boards and tarps are used to secure exteriors that have been damaged.
* After safety hazards have been controlled, emergency services are available
* Water not more than 2 inches deep should be pumped
* Truck-mounted extraction for the bulk of the remaining water
* Portable extraction units can be used in tight spaces
* Containment and lawful disposal of contaminated floodwater per local regulation
* Cleaning up and disinfection using EPA-registered Products
* Drying services provided by our Applied Structural Drying technicians (ASD).

SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton can help you recover from flood damages. Here are some tips to help you avoid it. To assess your current situation and discuss mitigation options, call us at 508 690 4690.

Onondaga Workers Want to Keep Their Workspaces Fresh during Fire Damage Restoration

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee working on an AC unit. SERVPRO of SW Onondaga Helps You After A Fire. Quick Recovery & Open Time. Call Us 24/7.

Air quality is a major concern when it comes to fire restoration in an Onondaga company. The soot that is formed from burning materials during a fire sticks to walls, ceilings and furniture, leaving behind a smoky stench.

It is tempting to turn on the HVAC to get colder air flowing. Please don't do this, as:

  • You risk further damage if any part of the system is damaged by fire.
  • It is best to not turn the system on until a professional inspects it.
  • HVAC systems can release smoke odors and sooty residue throughout an entire office complex

It is best to contact us immediately and not touch the system till we arrive.

What is SERVPRO's HVAC cleaning service?

Every fire damage restoration project should include a thorough inspection of the HVAC system. Our technicians are aware of how easily soot can enter the HVAC system. There are many ways to clean it.

  • We can clean the vents and grilles at the front if the soot has not reached them.
  • We have long-handled brushes that can be used to clean up any damage further back
  • Mild detergents can be used to remove stickier residues
  • To remove soot from the air, we can use HEPA vacuums.

Thermal fogging machines can be used by our technicians to remove hard-to-reach particles and deodorize every corner of your HVAC system.

When can you turn off the HVAC?

Our Franchise experts can help you determine when it is safe for the HVAC system to be turned on.

But don't worry, soot can get into the smallest of places. We can clean up any particles and leave your office certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

SERVPRO SW Onondaga County can help you clean soot off your HVAC system. Call (315) 488-3900

For more information on Onondaga Hill, click here.

Can Carpets Be Salvaged After a Fire?

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

Soot covers a table after a fire. SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton is Available for Fire Damage Clean Up Services 24/7, Call Us Now.

SERVPRO is committed to restoring fire damage, rather than replacing it.

Even if a fire does not cause extensive damage to a house, it can still do a lot of harm. The most serious problem is the bad odors all around. Strong odors can be caused by smoke particles that settle in everything.

Do You Have to Remove the Carpet?

Carpets and padding can trap odors from fire damage to your Onondaga Hill house. Carpets that are not damaged by fire can be saved if they are clean and dry. We offer several options for carpet cleaning. Hot water extraction, bonnet and deluxe preconditioning and rinse are all available. We also offer premier cleaning. SERVPRO can be trusted to:

  • Make sure smoky odors don't linger
  • Take out permanently damaged sections of the carpet
  • Pre-soak your carpet
  • To create a restoration plan, do a home scope
  • You can quickly get back to normal as soon as possible by working quickly
  • To remove any buildup or debris, deep clean your carpet.

SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton at (315) 488-3900 for professional fire damage services. We are faster to any size disaster.

Floodwaters in your Stoughton/Brockton home can cause damage to structure and fixtures

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

Water on a living room floor. SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton is Available When Storms and Bad Weather Damage Your Property, Call Us Today

Flooding your Camillus home can be a frightening experience. It can be distressing to see your belongings submerged in floodwaters. The cleanup process can be difficult. It is possible to avoid future problems by spending the right amount on restoration of a home after flooding.

A professional team is best able to help you decide on the right steps to take in order to restore your Camillus home after flooding. SERVPRO technicians are trained to handle emergencies such as yours. We can find water in crawl spaces and wall cavities and other structural elements. We can resolve issues quickly using the most up-to-date technology.

How do I get rid of water in my house?

It is different from cleaning up after a minor water leak. Floodwaters can carry bacteria into your home. SERVPRO's SERVPRO team focuses on cleaning up and disinfecting your home. Our team is equipped with EPA-approved cleaning products and other equipment to kill the bacteria that floodwaters have brought into our homes. After extracting water using one or more of the following-

Our team uses industry-grade technology for humidity verification and extraction adjustments. SERVPROof SW Onondaga County can be reached at (315) 4488-3900 to speak with experts. Trust our expertise and we will leave your home "Like nothing ever happened."

Emergency Fire Damage Clean Up 24 Hour Service Stoughton

2/21/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Employee talking with a client. SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton is available to help you after a fire, call us 24/7.

When a fire gets out of control in a commercial or residential property the damage can be devastating. Even a small fire can cause a big problem and in those situations you count on SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton to be there for you in your time of need.

Our growing team is part of a larger network of franchises prepared to help in any size disaster. We are available to help when fire damages your home or commercial property, any time, day or night!

Our recovery portfolio includes fire damage repair projects where we were able to instantly scale up our operations to manage large projects such as the complete clean up of a 24 story multi-family residential building, a 20,000 sq ft manufacturing facility and a 2 story 42,000 sq ft commercial property. 

If you have unfortunate experience of a fire in your home or commercial property we are available 24/7 call us any time and we will connect you with a project manager that will be on-site and ready to begin recovery efforts immediately.

Winter Freeze is On • Here is what to do if a pipe breaks in your Stoughton, MA home.

2/7/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Employees load equipment into a SERVPRO van. SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton • Disaster Restoration Services & Construction • Call Us 24/7

The winter freeze is on here in the Stoughton, Brockton area of Massachusetts. The last few days have stayed below freezing throughout the day and the potential for water supply pipes to freeze and break increases by the day when conditions are this cold. 

If you are in the unfortunate situation of having this type of disaster there are a few things you can do to save yourself money and stress. In immediate after math find the closest shut off and stop the flow of water. If you are unable to locate the shutoff you will want to call an emergency plumber quickly as stoping the flow of water into the build must happen as quickly as possible.

Next, if you can, remove water logged items in the room such as curtains, area rugs, toys and clothing, etc. The more damp items that can be taken out of the home the better. That extra humidity will quickly promote mold growth so removing it is imperative.

At this point your next best move is to call SERVPRO. Our water damage restoration team will provide the correct drying equipment and services to quickly remove any other wet materials such as carpets and sheetrock from the home. Then we will provide dehumidification services to stop mold growth.

Finally we can provide complete construction services to replace carpets, flooring, sheetrock, cabinets and more.

Call us 24/7, if needed we will arrive immediately to begin restoration services.

Major Snowstorm This Weekend, Our Team Is Here To Help

1/26/2022 (Permalink)

Winter Storm warning sign in front of a stormy background. SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton is available 24/7 to assist in emergency cleaning and restoration services, call us now!

SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton will be available to help this weekend during what could be a major weather event. The current forecast calls for 6-12 inches of snow and strong wind gusts of up to 30 mph. This could lead to power outages throughout New England. 

SERVPRO offers solutions for problems that may arise during this storm. For example if there are power outages it is likely that water supply line pipes that are not well insulated will freeze and burst. If this happens to you we are available to provide clean-up services including removal and replacement of wet/saturated building materials such as sheetrock and flooring.

For commercial property owners SERVPRO offers an Emergency Ready Profile Application on the Apple and Android App Markets. This app allows your local SERVPRO to register your business and the location of vital components such as shut offs to water and electrical. In case of an emergency we will be prepared to quickly restore your property to help reduce downtime.

SERVPRO is also trusted and recommended by insurance companies across the country. We are well versed in providing all documentation needed to your insurance agent on a daily basis to ensure you are covered throughout the recovery process.

Contact our office today to learn more about emergency services and preparation services available to you.

Working Closely With Insurance Companies To Ease Your Burden

1/26/2022 (Permalink)

Fire damaged home in need of repair. SERVPRO is trusted to help in disaster restoration projects 24/7, call us now, we are here to help.

Disaster restoration projects can be difficult for many reasons. First, the situation can be personal to the family or property owner placing stress into their lives from several different angles. We aim to ease that burden right from the get-go, we are ready with the equipment & people needed within only hours of your call into our office, no matter what time you call because we are prepared to spring into action 24/7.

Next we work directly with your insurance vendor, providing daily updates as needed to keep them abreast of the situation and any unforeseen damage that may arise during the restoration process. This is vital as SERVPRO is a preferred vendor for many insurance companies across the USA. This is because we have established ourselves as a leader in damage restoration services. We understand exactly what information needs to be conveyed to your insurance provider to ensure that the process is covered to the fullest extent of your policy. 

Finally, we can complete the job as we offer full construction services to seamlessly move your project into the final phase of construction.

Commercial Property Damage Repair in the Boston Area

1/13/2022 (Permalink)

Water is on the floor of a building a sofa is out of focus in the background. SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton is available for commercial restoration projects anywhere in the Boston area. Call us today.

If you experience floodwater damage, the resulting water stains, odors, and structural damage can severely impact your business. Not only can it ruin your inventory and furniture, but it can also cause mold growth. Not to mention the dangers of mold, which can start growing 24 hours after water has been soaked into your property. If you suspect that a flood has damaged your property, contact a disaster restoration company immediately.

The water damage repair team will respond immediately to your property, ensuring minimal water damage to your property. Licensed technicians are IICRC certified and trained to handle all types of water-damage cleanup and restoration projects. This ensures the safety of employees and customers. And, because they are IICRC-certified and bonded, you'll know that you're getting the best value for your money. Moreover, a professional will be able to assess the extent of water damage, and assess whether any appliances need replacement.

Regardless of the type of water damage, immediate action is critical. The soot and smoke caused by a commercial fire should be cleaned up immediately. If not, soot and smoke damage can cause mold growth, ruining the structure of your building. In addition to destroying your business's reputation, delayed action can delay reopening of your business. If you can't do this, you'll need to call in a professional for commercial damage clean up.

Luckily, water damage cleanup can help restore your property to a pre-flood condition. The best water damage clean up companies will guide you through the process and recommend contractors who can provide the necessary work. You may have to replace HVAC equipment and electrical wiring if you've experienced flooding. This can be a stressful time for your business. With professional water damage cleanup, you'll be back on your feet in no time.

Smoke Odor & Soot Removal Brockton Massachusetts

12/19/2021 (Permalink)

Cleaning a wall covered in soot after a kitchen fire. SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton offers professional soot and smoke odor removal. We can rescue your home after a kitchen fire.

Smoke odor removal is a complicated process. It takes time and proper equipment, and the technician must be a professional to perform this job effectively. A thorough cleaning of the property will ensure that no traces of smoke will remain after the process is completed. The technicians will remove soot and other particles from the surfaces. Moreover, they will use industrial-grade shop vacuums equipped with HEPA filters to get rid of any lingering odor. The technicians will also thoroughly clean any contaminated surfaces, including walls and other surfaces.

When the process of smoke odor removal is complete, the entire house will smell fresh again. 

After the fire, you can start by airing out your home. You can open windows to let fresh air enter and remove any lingering odor. Then, you can place baking soda on upholstered furniture and carpets. You can leave the baking soda on the surfaces for hours or even days. Once it absorbs the smoke smell, your restoration technician can apply a HEPA filter vacuum and wipe it down.

Another way to eliminate smoke odor is to open windows and doors. Cracking the windows will allow outdoor air to enter your home, removing the smell and the particles associated with it. This will help you to get rid of the smoke odor. This is an excellent way to improve the quality of the air in your home. When you've finished cleaning, use the steam cleaner to clean the furniture. It will also improve the air inside your home.

Basement Flooded? We Can Help.

12/9/2021 (Permalink)

A building is flooded water is visible on the carpet SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton is available 24/7 when flooding and water damage occurs.

A flood can leave behind numerous contaminants. It can also spread mold, which can quickly become a major issue. If you've experienced a flood in your home or commercial property, you should have your home cleaned by a flood damage repair company as soon as possible. SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton is here to help in these situations. Our team of trained water damage restoration professionals is waiting at the ready 24/7.

In addition to removing standing water, flooded buildings can be a safety hazard. This includes electrical shock, trip and fall hazards, and even the risk of mold damage. You should also make sure that the local government and insurance company give the go-ahead for reconstruction before you resume normal operations. Once the flood water removal is done, it can take weeks to completely dry the area and put the building back together.

Our professional restoration team will be able to help you get your property back to normal. The restoration process can even involve the installation of waterproof membranes and drainage systems. This can help prevent future flooding. When you hire a professional team to restore your home or commercial property, you'll be able to relax knowing that the flood damage repair job will be done right the first time.

Depending on the extent of the flood, you may have to evacuate the home or commercial property until it is fully restored. The restoration process will require the removal of flooded items and cleaning the area. You should hire a company that does the job effectively and efficiently.

Commercial Property Construction & Damage Restoration

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Construction & Cleaning Services Near Me SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton provides Commercial Construction Services

Commercial construction varies in terms of size, character and scope. Large-scale projects include skyscrapers and shopping malls. Medium-scale projects usually involve expanding and remodeling existing structures. Clients seek these services when their businesses need more space or need to expand and hire new employees. These projects typically require more work than small-scale projects and are usually more complex. In addition, they often require higher levels of communication with clients and staff. And because commercial construction is an ongoing process, it is crucial to keep all parties up-to-date on the progress of the project.

In addition to large-scale construction, small-scale commercial projects require careful planning. For instance, a hospital requires extensive planning, and the layout and design must promote easy movement. In addition, medical facilities need to be accessible for patients, and contractors need to design buildings that are attractive to everyone who will use them. These types of projects also require extensive electrical and plumbing configurations. Ultimately, these projects can be the most costly type of commercial construction.

However, if you're a homeowner, you might be surprised to learn that the federal and state laws are largely irrelevant to commercial construction. While it is important to check with your insurer and insurance agent before hiring a contractor, it is also a good idea to familiarize yourself with the most common types of commercial construction-related lawsuits and policies. For example, there are specialized construction litigation cases that aren't covered by standard homeowner insurance.

Storm Damage Repair Company Trust SERVPRO

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Repair Company Trust SERVPRO SERVPRO Storm Damage Repair Is Available 24/7, Call Us Now

A storm can cause damage to your home that can be dangerous and costly. You can hire a storm damage restoration company to clean up water-logged floors, replace broken windows, or repair damaged roofs. The company you choose will have the skills to handle all types of repairs, including those resulting from fires and floods. When hiring a storm damage repair service, make sure that the company you choose is well-known in your area.

Whether you have a single-family residence or a multifamily complex, SERVPRO Construction Services can help. Our team specializes in storm damage restoration and has worked with thousands of insurance companies to repair homes and buildings. Our highly trained technicians are ready to tackle any storm-damaged property and will work with your insurance company to get the maximum coverage. If you cannot leave the property until the immediate dangers have been removed, you may want to rent a hotel room or stay with friends and family.

Floods and storms can damage your home. While some types of storm damage don't compromise the safety of a home, others can be quite dangerous. For example, flooding on the main floor can pose a danger to your family's health. The first step after a storm is to secure yourself and your property. A residential storm damage restoration service can make sure that your home is restored to its pre-storm condition. You should also call your insurance company to arrange for a temporary solution and begin the repairs.

Storm Damage Repair Company Trust SERVPRO

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Repair Company Trust SERVPRO SERVPRO Storm Damage Repair Is Available 24/7, Call Us Now

A storm can cause damage to your home that can be dangerous and costly. You can hire a storm damage restoration company to clean up water-logged floors, replace broken windows, or repair damaged roofs. The company you choose will have the skills to handle all types of repairs, including those resulting from fires and floods. When hiring a storm damage repair service, make sure that the company you choose is well-known in your area.

Whether you have a single-family residence or a multifamily complex, Hoffman Weber Construction can help. Our team specializes in storm damage restoration and has worked with thousands of insurance companies to repair homes and buildings. Our highly trained technicians are ready to tackle any storm-damaged property and will work with your insurance company to get the maximum coverage. If you cannot leave the property until the immediate dangers have been removed, you may want to rent a hotel room or stay with friends and family.

Floods and storms can damage your home. While some types of storm damage don't compromise the safety of a home, others can be quite dangerous. For example, flooding on the main floor can pose a danger to your family's health. The first step after a storm is to secure yourself and your property. A residential storm damage restoration service can make sure that your home is restored to its pre-storm condition. You should also call your insurance company to arrange for a temporary solution and begin the repairs.

Winter Storms Will Be Here Soon, We Can Help

11/4/2021 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Repair Massachusetts SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton is your #1 storm damage repair team, call us 24/7.

Hurricane season in New England is unpredictable and this year proved no different with two tropical systems impacting the region with heavy rains, winds and power outages. Now that hurricane season is coming to a close we find ourselves awaiting cold weather and snow storms.

Much of the region was recently impacted by a powerful nor'easter that left millions without power for several days. These types of storms can produce massive amounts of precipitation and pack powerful winds. In this most recent instance it was far too warm for the early season storm to produce snow, but major nor’easter storms from previous winter storms have seen areas like Stoughton and Brockton Massachusetts buried in snowfall for weeks at a time.

Damage from snow storms comes in several different forms... the weight of snow after a big storm can damage rooftops and cause water damage throughout a property, freezing weather that follows these storms can cause water pipes to burst, and snowmelt can impact a building in several different ways.

SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton can help you if your property suffers damage from a storm. Our team of Project Managers and technicians can quickly and accurately estimate project costs and determine the best course of action to efficiently protect your property and repair damage. Call us 24/7!

Commercial Property Cleaning Services From New Jersey to Massachusetts

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Property Cleaning Services Massachusetts Call SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton for all of your commercial disaster restoration needs.

SERVPRO of Metro Brockton is excited to announce our new name SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton. Our growing team of franchises is expanding our ability to service commercial properties across New England in New York. We are your complete solution for disaster restoration and major clean-up projects. Our growth this year allows us the opportunity to give our clients a more inclusive experience knowing that they will have direct contact with project managers who can help manage and maintain their properties anywhere in the North East.

Our expansive team is at the ready along the I-95 corridor, from New Jersey to Boston and north in Syracuse and Buffalo. They are prepared with trailers full of equipment ready to move and be put into action at a moment's notice. This is what makes us the ideal choice for disaster restoration projects, commercial cleaning projects and construction cleaning and management for commercial property managers and owners. Call us today to talk to a Project Manager for your commercial properties today.

After A Fire In Brockton, Massachusetts, We Are There To Help

11/2/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Restoration Near Me SERVPRO of Brockton/Stoughton is the area's #1 Fire Damage Restoration Team, Call Us 24/7.

Suffering a loss from fire or smoke damage is never easy, but if your home or commercial property is in need of cleaning after a fire we are there to help. Our team of experienced project managers and technicians are available 24/7 to provide emergency cleaning services after a fire. We service all of Brockton, Stoughton and the surrounding area. We also have franchise locations in Connecticut, Rhode Island & New York so if you own multiple properties we can manage them all. 

We provide all services that may be required after fire or smoke has damaged property including:

  • Soot/Ash Removal
  • Fire Damage Repair
  • Construction/Repair Services
  • Odor Removal
  • Airduct Cleaning
  • Packout & Storage Services

Our team is experienced in large scale commercial fire restoration. Your project manager will help to organize the jobsite so it is safe and, if possible, open in some capacity. If needed we will pack-up, store and clean items that may have been affected by the fire event. If there is damage beyond cleaning we provide construction services so we can replace damaged portions of property.

Avoid Water Damage In Massachusetts, Check Your Pipes Now

11/2/2021 (Permalink)

Water Damage Repair Massachusetts SERVPRO of Stoughton, Brockton is the area's #1 Water Damage Repair Team, Call Us 24/7

Winter is closing in and colder weather is right around the corner. Before you suffer a water damage you should check your home or commercial property for areas that may need additional insulation, heating, or other attention that will prevent freezing weather from penetrating your property and potentially freezing water pipes in the process. Depending upon the size of the home or commercial property this type of damage can result in thousands of dollars in damage and may require many weeks of construction to repair.

Review all locations inside your property where water pipes are running. In particular, check pipes close to exterior walls, in basements, in attics, adjacent to unheated areas (i.e. garages) or pipes that are just in colder areas of your property. If necessary place an exterior thermometer in the space to see if the temperature is warmer than the outside air. 

If these areas are cold then it may be a good idea to insulate the pipes, or the surrounding area, or add a space or pipe heater. Taking these small steps can prevent a major disaster. If you have any questions, call our office 24/7!

Retail Property Damage Restoration, SERVPRO is Prepared to Help

11/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Water Damage Repair If your property is damaged from water, fire or mold, choose SERVPRO, call us 24/7.

When a retail property is damaged, such as a clothing/apparel store, a big box store, grocery store, a furniture store, or even an entire shopping mall, there are preventative measures that can be applied to avoid maximum property damage/loss. SERVPRO Project Managers & Technicians are trained to understand the best ways to save property such as retail goods. Upon arrival we are prepared to begin the clean up process and ready to remove undamaged goods into a safe and clean facility for storage and to take slightly damaged/salvageable items into our facilities to begin cleaning and restoration.

Depending upon the type of damaged suffered our Project Managers will help provide you with options for gathering inventory information and working with your insurance company to ensure accuracy. We provide you with upfront estimates for all work to be completed and can help you to see the light at the end of the tunnel during this stressful time.

That is why commercial businesses across the Country trust SERVPRO, call us 24/7.

What Can I Do If My Basement Is Flooded?

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

a caution road signage halfway consumed by storm flood Flooding at the lowest level of your home can cause serious damage.

SERVPRO® has many options to extract water from basements and get you started with drying.

Flooding at the lowest level of your home can cause serious damage. Our SERVPRO® team can assist you with everything from removing standing waters to drying concrete flooring or masonry units.

Water extraction is a key step in addressing flood damage to homes. Standing water can cause damage by increasing microbial growth, and deterioration to exposed materials. These situations should be dealt with by truck-mounted trash pumps or trash pumps.

What can you do to dry your basement after a flood?

The basement must be dried out after extraction. There are many options for drying concrete and blockwork water. These tools include:

  • Air Movers
  • Desiccant dehumidifiers
  • Floor mat drying systems
  • Positive pressure systems

Flooding basements can be a difficult situation, but SERVPRO® of Metro Brockton has the specialists to help. We offer a comprehensive service that includes both mitigation and reconstruction.

You may call us at (508) 690-4690 and our team will respond to your restoration concerns 24/7.

Let SERVPRO assist with your residential fire damage

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

a beautiful lantern lit in the dark Candles add beauty and fragrance to rooms. Home fires can also be caused by unattended candles.

Candles add beauty and fragrance to rooms. Home fires can also be caused by unattended candles.

A homeowner caused fire damage to his daughter's bedroom by lighting a candle and blowing newspaper into the flames. Firefighters quickly extinguished it, but smoke damage was widespread.

Remove Charred Items

The room containing the contents of the candle was too badly damaged for cleaning so it had to go. The homeowner or an adjuster must approve the techs removing any items from the room. This makes it easy for property owners to see the status of their restoration, and SERVPRO® is included in their insurance coverage.

Testing before Cleaning

Before you try to eliminate smoke residues from a space, make sure they have been tested. The amount and temperature of the smoke residue depends on how old the items were burned. Dry and wet smoke can be found in the same place.

Techs use dry cleaning sponges for gently removing dried smoke from walls or other painted surfaces. Wet smoke needs solvents to loosen its grip.

Bedroom Odor Control

It is crucial to eliminate charred material from the room. This will help reduce fire odors. The hot air expands when a fire starts, pushing the odorous smoke through porous items. There are several ways to remove the smells, including thermal fogging.

Duct Inspection

The fire was contained in the bedroom of the girl, but the family also used HVAC. It was possible for the soot from the conduit work to spread throughout the house. SERVPRO® technicians removed any lingering odors from the ducts.

SERVPRO® restores properties damaged by fire in their preloss condition.

What To Do After A Storm Damage?

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

a huge tree stumbled on a residential sidewalk Storm disasters could cause serious damage to your home and requires skilled restoration teams.

Multiple levels of flooding can cause severe damage. A basement that has suffered water damage can result in costly structural repairs.

Water damage to your property was caused by water entering through a seal on your back door. It then entered the kitchen. The water seeped through vinyl tile flooring to the floor joist where it collected on the slab substrate.

Water Extraction Needs

The basement did not have any sump pumps and the drain was slow to back up. SERVPRO technicians used both portable centrifugal pumps upstairs, and submersible units down in the basement. This wide range of equipment ensures there is never any delay in the cleanup no matter how deep it gets.

Disposal Lost Items

SERVPRO technicians need to get permission from homeowners or adjusters before they remove even the most severely damaged items. They also need to be sure that the restoration is within the insured scope. Delaminated tile, wet carpet and rusted sheetrock are all eliminated. The techs inspect the tile to determine its potential for reuse, depending on the material used in its construction.

Prepping and Drying

Techs can take steps to accelerate the drying of the property. The first is to extract as much moisture as possible. The techs should perform multiple "dry passes" in order to extract the maximum moisture from the floor. The equipment is set up with air movers, drying mats on flooring and subfloors, as well as dehumidifiers. The standard step of restoration is the use of air scrubbers. This unit captures and removes particulates from the air, improving air quality.

Final Steps

The techs clean the property and prepare it for any repairs or reconstruction that are necessary to restore the home to its pre-flood condition. SERVPRO technicians carefully clean the home with antimicrobials in order to stop mold growth.

SERVPRO is equipped with the skills and experience to tackle any size flood damage and make it look "Like it never even happened."

Does Professional Water Damage Restoration Affect the Level of Damage in Abington Properties?

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

standing in pool of water in home. Pooling water from a water disaster can be armful. Call SERVPRO and let their team of experts do the dirty work for you.

SERVPRO Anticipates Some Problems during Water Damage Repairs in Abington Homes Thus Avoiding Them

After a leak in your Abington home, you might have several issues to address before your property regains its preloss state. What you might not realize is that water damage involves more than just the puddles pooling on the floors or soaked items. Involving a professional restoration team eases the restoration of all issues, including the hidden ones.

Many of the hidden aspects of water damage in Abington homes develop after the initial loss. For instance, when water is left to sit on surfaces for long, it evaporates, increasing humidity levels which can shift damage to other areas through condensation or absorption by hygroscopic materials. High humidity levels can also affect items such as electronics by causing rust in internal components. The Actions taken by SERVPRO can help prevent these outcomes.

Actions taken during water damage remediation fall into different categories like:

SERVPRO technicians can protect your valuables from harm even as we prepare to extract the water pooling in the property. We check humidity levels room by room using thermos-hygrometers and set up dehumidifiers to keep relative humidity at optimum levels such as 50%.

Our teams also expedite water removal using several portable extractors, limiting the time it interacts with various materials in your home. Such action helps save more semi-porous materials since it reduces the amount of water absorbed. 

Optimizing repair work is also possible through steps such as:

  • Making unique wall cuts, thus removing only the affected materials
  • Reducing teardown by using cavity drying equipment

SERVPRO of Metro Brockton customizes water damage restoration efforts delivering the exceptional results homeowners need. Call us at (508) 690-4690 when you need assistance. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Can Make Fire Damage Restoration At My Brockton Home Convenient?

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

fire extinguisher behind fire background When a fire burns the house, SERVPRO is the team to call. Our technicians are trained and experienced in every size fire disaster.

SERVPRO Has the Equipment and Expertise that Simplifies House Fire Clean Up

In most cases, fire damage is characterized by piles of debris strewn all over the affected rooms. Restoring your Brockton home to its preloss state after such an incident is a time-consuming process unless you have the assistance of a professional team to handle the fire restoration.

Clearing up the loss site is one of the initial processes necessary to kick-start fire damage restoration in Brockton homes. With the charred remains of curtains, wall panels, beddings, and even structural trim spread all over the property, performing other restoration tasks is difficult. Even walking through the loss site may not be easy, and it might also pose a danger because of sharp objects. SERVPRO is well-versed with clearing loss sites since we have significant experience handling fire and smoke damage.

Some of the typical projects we handle include:

  • Water & fire damage restorations
  • Fire restoration
  • House fire clean up

Clearing a fire loss site takes several steps starting with the collection of all loose residues scattered around the premises. Our SERVPRO technicians bring wheeled trash cans and heavy-duty plastic bags to collect and keep the wastes out of the way.

Our SERVPRO technicians also perform controlled demolition to remove charred or blackened structural materials such as drywall and ceiling tiles, among others. Our technicians are fully equipped with tools, including rubber hammers and pry bars, to facilitate the demolition. 

SERVPRO of Metro Brockton provides various services that simplify fire damage restoration. You can reach us at (508) 690-4690. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Does Sophisticated Equipment Significantly Impact Water Removal From Brockton Business Premises?

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo SERVPRO will be onsite within 4 hours of your initial call. Water damage restoration is a job for a pro team.

SERVPRO Uses Equipment with Several Functions during Water Clean-Up in Brockton

Discovering vast sections of your Brockton business inundated with water is distressing considering how destructive moisture can be in an indoor setting. One way to fast-track water removal is to find a service provider with state-of-the-art equipment. 

When SERVPRO handles water removal in Brockton business premises, one of the sophisticated pieces of equipment we use is a truck-mounted water extractor. It provides a sufficient vacuum lift and can remove a significant amount of water in a short period.

Significant water can accumulate in your business premises from:

  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks 
  • Leaking roof from storms

Truck-mounted extractors are made up of several components that perform diverse tasks, making them suitable for more restoration tasks than expediting water extraction. 

Some of the notable features that help with the water clean-up process include:

  • Vacuum system that extracts soils, water, and cleaning solutions
  • Water pumping system which pressurized water for cleaning or rinsing
  • Chemical pumping system which delivers the appropriate amount of cleaning chemicals
  • A heating system which delivers heated water for cleaning or rinsing

When using such equipment, our SERVPRO technicians can address any water intrusion incident, “Like it never even happened.” For instance, we can cut down the time taken to remove standing water. The stronger vacuum lift also helps extract more moisture from wet materials, thus reducing the drying time since extraction is 1200 times faster than evaporation.

SERVPRO of Metro Brockton relies on state-of-the-art equipment to deliver satisfactory water removal. Call us at (508) 690-4690 when you need assistance.

What Are Some Unexpected Tasks During Flood Damage Repair in Brockton Properties?

5/19/2021 (Permalink)

a sign in front of a house that says storm damage Regardless of the room that’s flooded, team SERVPRO has the equipment and technicians to remove the excess water and mitigate the situation.

SERVPRO Helps Save or Protect Valuable Items While Performing Water Damage Restoration in Brockton

Storms present many challenges apart from filling up properties with filthy water. For instance, strong winds can tear off the roofing or shatter windows leaving debris and other materials in the affected sections of the house. The opening up of the structure can cause significant issues such as exposing priceless or sentimental items in your house to weather elements. 

Before SERVPRO embarks on storm damage repair in Brockton properties, our priority is to protect valuables. We take steps such as boarding up openings such as windows and doors or installing roof tarps to prevent weather elements from affecting the house's interior. 

Our SERVPRO technicians also take steps to protect any valuable or sentimental items that you own. For instance, wet paintings or limited book editions that you might otherwise throw away can be saved by taking unique steps. Our technicians freeze such items and store them in airtight containers to halt water damage before delivering them to specialist restorers for cleaning and drying. Various challenging issues can arise during:

  • Basement flooding
  • Flood restoration
  • Sewage Cleanup

SERVPRO of Metro Brockton helps in many ways when performing storm damage repair in properties. Call us at (508) 690-4690.

Can the Contents in My Brockton House Affect the Fire Damage Restoration Processes

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged kitchen with soot covering everything Sometimes dealing with fire damage can be quite challenging. Contact our certified technicians to remediate the damage in your home 24/7.

SERVPRO Evaluates Residues Left in Brockton Houses After Fire and Smoke Damage for Better Results

Although the intensity and duration of fire are crucial determinants of the outcome, other factors can influence the level of damage you have to fix. The types of contents in the house can produce smelly, hard-to-clean residues, thus lengthening the cleanup operations or hamper salvage efforts.

Contents are made from various materials, including organic, synthetic, and inorganic materials. The challenge during fire restoration in Brockton residences is likely to be higher if there is a higher percentage of synthetic materials like plastics and others, producing wet smoke residues that adhere to surfaces. Eliminating the stench from a property after such a fire is also challenging. Older or unfinished wood surfaces are also challenging to clean because of their porous nature and roughness.

SERVPRO technicians perform various tests to identify residues and thus choose appropriate methods to remove them. For instance, blast cleaning, with a medium like dry ice or soda helps remove wet smoke residues fast or clean unfinished surfaces during:

  • Fire damage restoration
  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Smoke remediation

SERVPRO of Metro Brockton offers high-quality fire damage restoration services. Call us at (508) 690-4690 when you need assistance.

Can Water Mitigation Efforts in Brockton Residences Restore Pre-loss Conditions?

5/9/2021 (Permalink)

a puddle of water on wood floor Whether you find the moisture and water damage right away or it remains hidden for a while, team SERVPRO can help with the remediation process.

SERVPRO Evaluates Moisture Issues Keenly in Brockton Properties during Water Damage Repairs

The quaint city of Brockton, MA, has a population of 95,708 according to a 2019 estimate. Although less popular than other cities within the state, it has a rich history and many programs focusing on the youth. No wonder the city has bagged the “100 Best Communities for Young People” award four times. Some of the programs that focus on the youth include Brockton’s Promise, an education program that motivates young people to graduate. Another program called School on Wheels facilitates homeless teens to ensure they thrive academically.

Entertainment Joints in Brockton

Apart from the programs equipping young people with life skills, there are several resources within the city for fun activities. Typical examples include bowling alleys, gaming, and entertainment centers where people can sample various recreational activities. One such facility is the Westgate Lanes located on Route 27. Stadia such as the Campanelli Stadium provide space for various entertainment activities, including ball games, concerts, and family events. 

The City Played a Role in the History of Electricity

In the early stages of developing electricity systems, Thomas Edison needed a place to test and popularize standardized central power systems. He chose Brockton because of its uniquely progressive policies. On October 1st 1883, Edison switched on the system making Brockton the first area in the world to have a triple-wire underground electrical system.

The electricity system led to other developments, including the first fire station operated by electricity in 1884 and the opening of a Theater in 1894, which was the first to be connected to the unique three-wire electricity system. The city is also recognized for other historical developments not tied to electricity development. Various monuments commemorate these contributions, including:

  • Thomas Edison Exhibit

The Brockton Historical Society maintains the exhibit, which features the earliest electrical artifacts, including wiring, fixtures, and the earliest versions of standardized incandescent bulbs. 

  • Rocky Marciano Statue

The towering bronze statue commemorates one of the boxing legends and hometown hero, Rocky Marciano, who died in 1969 after a plane crash. He retained the heavyweight title for four years and retired undefeated. 

  • The Shoe Museum

In the past, the city was the focal point of shoe manufacturing. The shoe museum was dedicated in 1981 to promote and preserve the history of the US shoe industry. It hosts a collection of over 500 shoe exhibits and records related to the industry.

How Does Probing Ensure SERVPRO Delivers Quality Results During Water Mitigation Exercises?

Moisture issues can be overt or hidden. For instance, water pooling on a surface such as a floor or ceiling cavity is easy to identify. However, a hidden bathtub leak can remain unnoticed for some time. The outcomes can be equally devastating whether there is an open or hidden moisture issue.

Carrying out a proper evaluation before starting water mitigation processes in Brockton properties helps establish the extent of the problem and the kind of resources needed for the task. Our SERVPRO technicians explore different aspects of the loss. For instance, we check the depth of pooling water, moisture levels in wet materials, and even moisture pockets in wall or floor assemblies. We use different tools, including thermal cameras and penetrative moisture meters, ensuring we deliver the best results whether you are dealing with:

  • Emergency services water damage
  • Water damage remediation
  • Basement flooding

 SERVPRO of Metro Brockton offers reliable water mitigation services. Call us at (508) 690-4690.

How Helpful Are Mold Removal Companies When Restoring Brockton Properties?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

black mold in bathroom Black mold is very hazardous to anyone's health. Call SERVPRO and let their trained techs handle the mold remediation services needed for your home

SERVPRO Helps Brockton Residents Avoid Spreading and Re-Infestation After Mold Remediation

After mold develops in your home, it is logical to remove it and seek ways to stop further growth. The removal processes you might attempt can worsen the situation or spread the black mold to other sections of your property. 

With the assistance of mold removal companies in Brockton, you do not have to worry about spreading, re-infestation, and other secondary issues related to mold. For instance, SERVPRO takes several steps to establish the root of the mold development in your property. We also take precautions to eliminate the spread of spores, residues, and moisture during the removal. We are well versed with handling different situations involving mold, including:

  • Attic mold
  • Basement mold remediation
  • Bathroom mold removal

Our SERVPRO technicians wear the right PPE, including half-mask or full-face respirators, chemical resistant gloves, and eye protection, allowing them to work longer without leaving the affected areas. We also establish physical containment to isolate moldy areas from the rest of the property. We use 6-mil polypropylene sheets to erect barriers and cover openings such as doorways. We run negative air pressure machines within the containment, ensuring no residues escape when demolishing walls or other structural parts. 

SERVPRO of Metro Brockton is one of the mold removal companies you can rely on. Call us at (508) 690-4690 for tailored solutions.

What are The Best Fire Damage Removal Tips for Brockton Hotel Owners?

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

hotel fire SERVPRO can help your business if it catches fire. We are IICRC certified for any size fire restoration job needed.

SERVPRO Helps Manage Even Minor Aspects of Fire Damage Restoration in Brockton

After a fire at your hotel is put out, you have to address various issues such as removing charred materials or residues that accumulate in many sections of the premises through smoke movements. Removal of materials can turn out to be the most challenging aspect of fire damage restoration at your facility since residues can be deeply embedded in materials and the charred materials require physical demolition without causing additional unnecessary damages.

The chosen fire damage removal approach in Brockton hotels should maximize the effectiveness.  Removing physical materials requires different tools to dislodge them, while residues may require chemical products and equipment. SERVPRO sends well-equipped teams to ensure proper handling of each situation. We have assorted tools in our racks, including rubber hammers, pry bars, and others that facilitate physical removal safely. Our specialty includes handling:

  • Fire damage restoration
  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Smoke remediation

When cleaning as part of residue removal from surfaces, we maximize on four elements of cleaning to guarantee a positive outcome:

  • Chemical action
  • Time
  • Agitation
  • Temperature

Heating cleaning solutions to optimal temperatures, letting soiled surfaces soak for some time, and using the appropriate agitation force helps quicken soil removal. We also use potent cleaning agents.

SERVPRO of Metro Brockton is experienced in fire damage removal restoring affected businesses to their preloss state. Call us at (508) 690-4690.

Which Techniques Complete Water Damage Restoration Efficiently In Brockton?

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

flood in laundry room from leaking pipe SERVPRO is proficient in water damage restoration services. Our technicians are IICRC certified for any size job.

SERVPRO Uses Several Approaches When Delivering Water Removal Services in Brockton

The city of champions, as Brockton is christened, is an exciting place to live, especially for young people or those seeking friendlier rent rates in the greater Boston area. It is the seventh-largest city in Massachusetts. The moniker "City of Champions" was coined after the exploits of local boxers Marvin Haggler and Rocky Marciano. Haggler was known for his fierce spirit inside and outside the ring over his 14-year career. He won with knockouts in 52 of his total 67 fights. The success of Brockton High School sports programs has also helped sustain the nickname.

A Friendly Environment with Various Amenities 

Brockton is a friendly place with approachable neighbors and various amenities such as the Massasoit Community College and Brockton Public library. The name Massasoit comes from the paramount chief of the Algonquian tribe of Native Americans. The college excels in many disciplines, including varsity sports like men's and women's basketball, soccer, softball, and baseball - the campus is also an excellent place for neighborhood jogs.

The Brockton library started as a way to foster literacy and access to historical materials for genealogical purposes. The library has over 17000 videos, 140000 books, and 1000 audiotapes. Users can also access collections from 29 other libraries as part of the Old Colony Library Network. Provision of internet access helps complete it as a source of knowledge.

Social Facilities to Visit in Brockton

The city offers much, including a variety of cuisines from Portuguese, Caribbean, to Swedish. When you want to hang out with family or friends, there are several joints you can visit, including:

  • Preto's Island Cuisine Restaurant

It is located on Main Street and is highly rated for the unique African Cuisine, mostly specializing in Cape Verdean dishes. They also serve top-shelf drinks, and the setting offers excellent ambiance. There are other restaurants in the vicinity, such as the Italian Kitchen, which offers Italian dishes, and McMenamy, which specializes in seafood.

  • D.W. Field Park

When searching for a spot to relax, the park can be a great choice. There is a fieldstone observation tower built at its highest point, offering unrestricted views as far as Blue Hills in all directions. The park was created in 1925 at the request of Daniel W. Field, a local businessman.

  • The Fuller Craft Museum 

The art and craft museum on Oak Street is distinguished as the only craft museum within the New England area. It features pieces from different origins and genres.

Which Approaches Does SERVPRO Use for Water Damage Restoration in Brockton?

Moisture management is a crucial aspect of water damage remediation. The actual technique used depends on several factors, including the amount and state of the moisture. If there is pool collecting on a surface or heavily saturated material, extraction is the practical option. For wetness in materials, removal through evaporation or dehumidification is the viable solution. Some cases may also fall between the different classifications. For instance, water trapped at the bottom of the wall cavity may not be readily extracted. SERVPRO has unique solutions for each situation since we are proficient in handling:

  • Basement flooding
  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks 

We exploit various solutions, including angling air movers for better evaporation, drilling vent holes, and the use of specialized cavity drying equipment to deliver the results you expect.

During water damage restoration, SERVPRO of Metro Brockton strives to restore properties to their preloss condition. Call us at (508) 690-4690.

What Does SERVPRO Use for Sanitizing After a Flood

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged home Storm damage is no DIY project. Call the pros at SERVPRO and let their IICRC certified techs get your home back to preloss condition.

Brockton residents can count on our proprietary cleaning agents to sanitize their home.

It has been a winter with a lot of storms and moisture. As all that snow starts to melt, it could lead to flood basements. Cleaning up floodwater on your own isn’t a wise idea as it can be highly contaminated. Letting SERVPRO handle the problem is the better choice.

Disinfecting & Sanitizing Your Home

SERVPRO provides flood removal, basement services in Brockton. One of the cleaning agents we use to sanitize your home is SERVPROXIDE. It is a proprietary disinfectant that is registered with the EPA. This hospital-grade product carries the EPA’s lowest rating for toxicity. It dissipates quickly and has a mild scent. We use SERVPROXIDE in many ways, including:

  • Eliminating odors by wiping down surfaces
  • Misting or spraying into HVAC systems
  • Electrostatic spraying for surfaces

SERVPROXIDE is just one of the many powerful cleaning agents we have in our flood damage arsenal. We make sure your home is rid of any microbes and bacteria from stormwater. If you need flood removal for your basement, give SERVPRO of Metro Brockton a call at (508) 690-4690.

Can Homeowners Save Pantry Items After a Fire?

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

small kitchen fire Kitchen and pantry fires are no easy task. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the experience and man power needed for your home.

SERVPRO technicians can help Brockton residents decide what is safe to keep during fire cleanup

Most homes have a well-stocked pantry. When a fire strikes, it can impact a family in ways you do not think about. Deciding what can be saved and what needs to be disposed of can be challenging, but SERVPRO is here to help.

Is it Safe to Keep Canned Goods?

Unless the Brockton pantry fire was a small, quickly contained fire and the canned goods were nowhere near it, the answer is no. It is not safe to do because:

Any fresh foods exposed to a fire, no matter how small, needs disposing of immediately. Food items in paper or plastic are not salvageable. Food is not cheap, and we understand that. But it is easier to replace groceries than to have to pay doctor’s bills from getting sick. 

Let the professionals at SERVPRO of Metro Brockton handle fire cleanup in your Brockton home. We have experienced technicians and the right equipment to mitigate the fire damage properly. Give us a call at (580) 690-4690, so we can help.

Don’t Let Water Damage Put Your Restaurant on Hold.

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

ceiling pipe leak in commercial building SERVPRO is fast acting when called upon. Water restoration is one of our specialties. Our trained techs are ready 24/7 365 days a year.

 SERVPRO provides commercial water damage restoration to Brockton eateries

Residents and businesses alike keep the restaurant business going in Brockton, MA. There is a wonderful variety of cuisine choices which means you can cater to everyone in the family. The SERVPRO family of Brockton has some favorite eateries we want to share with you.

JJ’s Café

This café serves up delicious American food. They are only open through lunch, so plan to go earlier in the day. It is a down-home restaurant with omelets and home fries that are a favorite. The coffee is fantastic! Other delicious dishes include:

• Brioche French toast 

• Nutella French toast

• Crème Brule French toast

• Steak Benedict

• Seafood Benedict

Crystal’s Kitchen

If you like Asian or Thai food and have not tried Crystal’s Kitchen yet, you are missing out. No overloaded with msg food here. Nice-sized portions and reasonably priced meals make it a favorite with the locals. The Bamboo Duck is delectable, and the bread pudding is the perfect dessert. Another popular dish is the Pho soup. 

The Farmer’s Daughter

Rustic, farm-fresh food that even caters to those watching their weight. The Skinny chick omelet is delicious! The small town, friendly atmosphere make it a great place to meet with friends. The menu varies, and the service is excellent. There can be a wait at times, so be prepared, but it is worth waiting for.

Alexander’s Family Restaurant

Pancake lovers will be delighted with the size of the pancakes and the flavor choices. The staff enjoys treating the kids to things like extra sprinkles for their pancakes. Home cooking at its finest is what you will find at Alexander’s. They have been serving Brockton folks for over 20 years. Very reasonably priced meals and lots of smiles with the service. It is cash only, but there is an ATM in the restaurant.

West Side Pizza & Sub Shop

Pizza and sub lovers frequent this shop often. Their salads are delicious, and their subs are very generously sized. They offer a variety of sandwiches, and a favorite is the roast turkey sandwich. They also have Greek dishes on the menu like chicken kebabs and chicken lemon soup. Scrumptious no matter what you order.

Jo’s Best Diner

This little gem features terrific meals, and they have a drive-thru. The food is hot and fresh, and all served up by the friendly staff. Their light and fluffy blueberry pancakes are amazing! Watching the owner’s cook on the grill is part of the magic. Suppose you want a delicious, affordable breakfast or lunch, head on over to Jo’s. You will not be disappointed. 

SERVPRO Serves Up Water Damage Restoration Services in Brockton

You expect good food from your restaurant, and you expect excellent service if you need water damage restoration for your business. A leaking ice maker or a burst pipe can shut down your restaurant for hours. If not dealt with immediately, you may end up dealing with more than water all over the floor. We understand your need to be open to keep your customers happy and your revenue flowing. That is why we:

• Arrive fast on the scene

• Provide emergency service 24/7

• Work around your business hours if needed

Do a thorough scope and have a plan of action ASAP

• Mitigate the damage according to your needs

• Clean, disinfect, and restore your business to preloss condition

• Get you cooking up delicious meals as quickly as possible.

For all your commercial water damage restoration needs, contact SERVPRO of Metro Brockton at (508) 690-4690 today.

Three Easy Ways to Prepare for Flood Damage in Brockton

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

cloud to ground lighting in night sky Our area is prone to storm damage. SERVPRO is always on call to restore your home.

Slow Down Flood Damage With a Few Quick Tricks

Keeping your home in Brockton safe from flood damage can be challenging. However, you can take simple actions to reduce your losses in a future storm and make a restoration project go smooth and fast.

  • Store valuables upstairs-Storing valuable belongings in an upstairs room can protect them from most flood damages without too much effort. If your home lacks a second floor, you can use an attic or overhead cabinet space to store your most prized possessions. 
  • Keep the floors clean-Removing clutter from the ground can help save your belongings in the event of a flood. On top of looking neat and clean, these steps will protect your home from the majority of floods that SERVPRO technicians encounter, which rarely reach more than a few inches in depth. 
  • Place barriers below furniture legs-Placing a plastic lid or sheet beneath the legs of your furniture can help them dry out quicker after a flood. Ideally, you should also lift your furniture onto blocks after flood damage strikes, but any barrier can be helpful.

Call SERVPRO of Metro Brockton for 24/7 flood damage help at (508) 690-4690.

Expert Fire Damage Restoration Technicians in Brockton Remove Smoke Odors

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged foyer Even small fires can produce odors that linger. SERVPRO knows how to remove the odors and restore your home.

Stop Smoke from Causing Odors in Your Home for Years After an Accident

Only your nose can detect some of the most long-lasting and noticeable consequences of house fires. Smoke odors can be tough to deal with by yourself but hiring a company like SERVPRO for professional fire damage restoration work in Brockton can help to prevent a years-long issue from unfolding.

Our technicians receive training in cutting-edge restoration techniques and technologies. Typical scent removing products fail to remove these smells because smoke particles bury themselves deep within the porous materials of your home, such as in walls and furniture. When faced with fire odors, our specialists must apply many different techniques at once to achieve the best effect. Correctly removing smoke odors from a Brockton home requires several steps, including:

  • Replacing HVAC filters
  • Using thermal fogging devices
  • Washing fabrics and upholstery

Additionally, most fire damage restoration projects involve other corrective techniques that eliminate smoke smells at the source rather than mask them. The treatments we use depend on the type of smoke present in your home, the scale of the disaster, and other factors that may change depending on your situation.

Contact SERVPRO of Metro Brockton for expert help with your fire damage restorations at (508) 690-4690.

An Expert Touch for Flooring Materials in Brockton Water Damage Restoration

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

City street at night; lights shining Day or night, SERVPRO can handle your water damage restoration needs.

How the Civil War Helped Launch Our City

For many people and places, the American Civil War was a disastrous affair that caused widespread destruction. For the city of Brockton, however, the Civil War became the catalyst for our community’s rapid growth.

In the early 19th century, local cobblers made shoes of varying quality. Residents of small towns like Brockton would either settle for a local craftsman’s products or travel far to cities like Boston that contained more reputable shops. As large-scale textile mills began to sweep across the country, shoemakers began to scale up as well, but it would not be until the outbreak of the Civil War that Brockton became the largest manufacturer of shoes in the country.

With the sudden demand for many thousands of pairs of boots for the rapidly expanding Union Army, nascent shoe industries in Brockton exploded into industrial facilities of unprecedented scale. People moved and immigrated to the city from places near and far to take advantage of competitive wages. After the war ended, these facilities continued expanding, churning out civilian footwear of all sorts that could be shipped and sold everywhere in the country. Brockton may have put many cobblers out of business. However, its status as “Shoe City” was cemented for over a century.

The First City to Glow at Night

Many towns recall the early days of electricity as a turning point for their communities. Whether for industry, investment, or only entertainment, many modern cities emerged as notable towns thanks to their early electric systems implementation. However, Brockton has a better claim to fame: our municipality was the first in the entire country to have a power grid.

Thomas Edison was perhaps singularly responsible for spreading power grids across urban areas in the United States. In his early years, Brockton was one of the only places that would entertain his seemingly outlandish inventor’s spirit. In 1883, just a few years after the lightbulb invention, our city streets received Edison’s prototype model for a city power supply. Factories developed new electric machinery, shops adorned their fronts with light bulbs, and the city streets glowed with modern technology. Important inventions that got some of their first public showings here included:

  • Light bulbs
  • Motors
  • Switches

Soon, the technologies developed in Brockton would spread nationwide. Edison continued to tinker with technologies in our neighborhoods, always looking for another way to build his technological empire.

Restoring the Flooring After Water Damage in Brockton

Flooring materials can be some of the most challenging components of the home during a water damage restoration project in Brockton. Restoring rather than replacing these materials takes experience and training. SERVPRO technicians have helped local homeowners recover many different types of flooring, including:

  • Wood
  • Vinyl
  • Carpet
  • Tile
  • Concrete

Each material requires different cleaning supplies and specialized treatments to protect against damage. For example, wood floorboards may warp or bend if dried improperly. Hiring a professional company like SERVPRO stops mistakes from being made and costs from racking up.

SERVPRO of Metro Brockton helps local homeowners recover from the effects of water damage. Call us 24/7 at (508) 690-4690.

Brockton Techies Can Learn More About Linux

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

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Comprehensive Linux and Unix Education for Beginners in Brockton

Tech Training Solutions’ IT Training Center is about to begin its Beginners’ Linux and Unix course that applies knowledge through practical exercises. This twice-weekly course intends to give Brockton students the means to navigate Linux and Unix operating systems and distributions with ease.

This four-week course consists of eight sessions and 16 total hours of instructor-led training in such subjects as:

  • UNIX file system architecture
  • Problem-solving in UNIX18
  • Understanding and creating shell scripts
  • Making use of logical operators

This Linux and Unix course starts on January 19 and lasts until February 11, 2021. Sessions take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The total cost of the course is $450 for early registration and $550 for general admission.

SERVPRO of Metro Brockton is among the top mold removal companies Brockton has to offer. Contact the team at any time by calling (508) 690-4690.

Find Peace with Guided Meditation in Brockton

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

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Virtual Meditation Practice Promotes Wellness for Brockton Residents

Sahaja Yoga Meditation is hosting a free series of virtual guided meditation for individuals of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. This meditation practiced is based on Sahaja Yoga, a practice originated by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi in 1970.

Whether you are a seasoned meditation practitioner or this is your first time attempting meditation, here is what you can expect from this virtual course:

  • Learn how to meditate at home with applied meditation techniques
  • Use meditation as a tool for health, wellness, and self-discovery
  • Discover how to use meditation as part of your day-to-day life

Join in on the fun and relaxation on Saturday, January 17, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. Participants can join the course 30 minutes before it starts. Every few sessions, you can move up to the next skill level to learn more helpful meditation techniques from Sahaja Yoga experts.

SERVPRO of Metro Brockton can restore Brockton homes with water mitigation services. Call (508) 690-4690 to get started on the cleanup process.

SERVPRO Expertly Restores Brockton Businesses After Disaster Strikes

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

brockton city hall building From Brockton City Hall to the local fish market---SERVPRO can provide flood damage mitigation

Local Entrepreneurs in Brockton Can Call SERVPRO of Metro Brockton at (508) 690-4690

Brockton, Massachusetts, also known as the “City of Champions” for its wealth of successful athletic talent, is home to over 95,000 residents as of 2019. Brockton can also be considered America’s second-windiest city due to its average wind speed exceeding 14 miles per hour.

Brockton’s climate is temperate, with warm summers, wet winters, and plenty of cloudy days in between. Average temperatures in summer and winter range from 84 degrees Fahrenheit to 21 degrees—with both warm and cold seasons lasting about three months each. Tourism is most recommended from early summer to fall for the most enjoyable weather. Temperatures rarely exceeded the mid-90s or went below 6 degrees during the winter months, making the climate amenable to experiencing all four seasons.

Things to do in Brockton

Activities and locales that make Brockton worth a visit include the Fuller Craft Museum, the Brockton Fire Museum, Campanelli Stadium, and Champions Park’s Rocky Marciano Statue. Fans of baseball, hockey, and boxing alike are sure to get much out of this city’s rich sports history and culture.

Notable people from Brockton include:

  • Professional baseball player Steve Balboni
  • Pro golfer Megan Khang
  • New York Islanders coach and hockey player Scott Gordon
  • Marine biologist George Wilton Field
  • Writer Herbert Warren Wind

Rocky Marciano: Brockton’s Undefeated Champion

Brockton’s “City of Champions” moniker is not without merit. Much of that can be attributed to heavyweight boxing legend Rocky Marciano, the world champion in his weight class from 1952 to 1956. He retired with an immaculate 49-0 record. This record is awe-inspiring because, to this day, Marciano is still the only undefeated heavyweight champion in boxing history. He was active from 1947 to 1955 and was noteworthy for his strength, stamina, and endurance. To this day, Marciano is considered one of the greatest boxers ever to enter the ring.

Marciano defended his title successfully against such distinguished opponents as:

  • Former heavyweight champion Jersey Joe Walcott
  • Ezzard Charles
  • Roland La Starza
  • Don Cockell
  • Archie Moore

Even more astonishing was Marciano’s consistent knockout-to-win ratio, which sits at almost 88 percent. When applied to heavyweight title fights, Marciano’s knockout ratio is still the highest in that category at nearly 86 percent.

Rocky Marciano’s heavyweight career started with a victory against Harry Bilzerian. It would take several more bouts that ended in knockout victories before one boxer, Don Mogard, could last a full ten rounds against this formidable sportsman. Other notable bouts included such names as Phil Muscato and Ted Lowry.

The closest Marciano ever came to defeat was against Roland La Starza, another undefeated boxer. The win was eventually decided by a split decision combined with a point system that tipped the scales just barely in Marciano’s favor. He would fight La Starza again in 1953 during one of his six heavyweight title bouts, winning after an 11th-round technical knockout.

Promising Growth and Development Projects in Brockton

As real estate in the Greater Boston Area experiences a new boom, buyers have rekindled their interest in developing land in Brockton. One particularly promising project, spearheaded by planning and economic development director Rob May, involves a local rail yard that has gone unused for years.

The ambitious development project, unveiled in 2019, seeks to do the following with this idyllic 31-acre plot of land near Parker Street:

  • The addition of a linear part connecting residential areas to a new police headquarters and a commercial plaza
  • Constructing between 25 to 35 new single-family residences near a new park beside Trout Brook
  • Between 100 and 225 new multifamily units near the commuter railway on the opposite end of the neighborhood

This development is expected to impact over 60 acres of land in the area, including the vacant railyard, with almost four dozen parcels split between over two dozen property owners. A more formal proposal for CSX regarding the downtown railyard was introduced in February 2020.

Other plans for the Trout Brook area include a conservation commission proposal to clean up the waters to remove pollution and debris and create a scenic riverwalk. This effort strives to preserve local flora while ensuring that clean, safe water flows through the area.

Can SERVPRO Restore Commercial Documents Affected by Flooding?

SERVPRO technicians undergo Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training in the use of EPA-registered and OSHA-approved products to mitigate commercial flood damage that can impact Brockton businesses. This extensive training ensures that local companies receive fast-responding cleanup to code while adhering to restoration industry benchmarks for clean and safe conditions.

The drying process for businesses, especially after a ground or flash flood, is a process that takes a variety of factors into account, including:

  • The presence of floodwater contaminants that require cleanup before drying can begin
  • The relative and specific humidity of affected rooms and surfaces, respectively
  • Which items are restorable and which require disposal with the consent of business owners and insurance adjusters

Documents crucial to your business can also be moved offsite during a pack out and preserved as needed. Depending on the extent of the damage, salvaging is not always feasible, especially in a flood damage situation. If a situation arises where a flood-damaged document cannot be physically preserved. In that case, SERVPRO techs can scan a digital copy and place it in cloud storage for business owners. Restorable documents affected by water are typically dried through sublimation to minimize warping, spreading ink, and additional damages.

It is highly recommended that business owners maintain additional copies of essential documents in a secure, offsite location in anticipation of disasters that can impact commercial assets.

SERVPRO of Metro Brockton is ready to serve with Faster To Any Size Disaster cleanup, mitigation, and restoration. Businesses in need of emergency-response damage removal can call (508) 690-4690 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including all holidays.

Brockton Arts Lovers – Particle & Wave: PaperClay Illuminated

12/15/2020 (Permalink)

Aerial view of museum Fire damage should not distort your daily activities. Let SERVPRO's experts bring your home back from fire damage and enjoy time with family.

Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA, is Proud to Host the Particle & Wave: PaperClay Illuminated Exhibition

Nothing is quite like immersing yourself in the world of arts and imagination, which is where paper clay makes an incredible place to start. Starting on December 19th, the Fuller Craft Museum is happy to begin showing the groundbreaking Particle & Wave: PaperClay Illuminated exhibition. This exhibit features 45 talented artists from all over the globe, showing off their paper clay craft. As a traveling exhibit, Brockton residents will have the chance to experience the wonder that this artistic medium has to offer from mid-December 2020 until May 30th, 2021.

  • Date: Begins December 19th, 2020, and ends May 30th, 2021
  • Where: Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA
  • Time: During museum hours – Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
  • Cost: Museum admission is by donation, with a suggested donation being $12

Exploring the arts and global crafts is something that SERVPRO of Metro Brockton proudly supports. Should you suffer a fire tragedy in your Brockton home, our team is here to help with your fire damage mitigation needs. We arrive fast and get to work with proven methods and robust technology to restore your property. Call (508) 690-4690 to have a crew deployed to your address.

Repair of Water Damage is Best Left to Skilled Technicians to Ensure Your Brockton Property Gets the Attention it Deserves

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Metro Brockton Can Handle Any Level Emergency with Proven Water Damage Repair Methods

When it comes to cities in New England, Brockton, Massachusetts, is a well-known name. This city is situated in Plymouth County and boasts a population of about 95,314 when the 2015 U.S. Census was taken. The county seats of Plymouth County include both Brockton and Plymouth. Brockton itself happens to be one of the country's windiest cities, having an average 14.3 mph wind speed.

Brockton is known as the City of Champions because of the success of native boxing professionals Marvin Hagler and Rocky Marciano. It happens to be the seventh-largest city in the state and home to an immense love of sports. Brockton High School is known throughout the region for having highly successful sports programs, and the city is host to a popular baseball team known as the Brockton Rox.

There are several villages throughout the city of Brockton, with two notable names being Campello and Montello. Each of these villages has their own post offices and MBTA commuter rail stations. While Campello remains the smaller neighborhood in the city, it is still more populous. 

Brockton, Massachusetts, is Rich with Interesting History Worth Exploring

You will find Brockton just 20 miles to the south of the Massachusetts state capital of Boston. These lands that current residents occupy came from a sale made by the Native Americans to John Alden and Myles Standish back in 1649. This was when the area became part of the Plymouth colony. Originally a farming community, Brockton was part of Bridgewater town until the year 1821, and it was referred to as North Bridgewater before renaming to Brockton in 1874 after Brockton, Ontario, Canada. 

In the 1750s, shoe manufacturing was thriving in the region. The McKay machine development for sewing came about in 1865, which made it easier to work on sewing the soles and uppers of shoes. With all of the demand for footwear during the American Civil War, it is no wonder why Brockton was a significant production center for boots. 

Brockton was one of the first cities within the state of Massachusetts to install electric street lighting in 1884. They also worked to pioneer the operation of electronically powered streetcars. In 1893, the city also developed the municipal system for inland sewage disposal, which was a model widely copied from other regions. 

Incredible Attractions and Historical Destinations Await Everyone Visiting Brockton

Fuller Craft Museum – This museum is located at 455 Oak Street and filled to the brim with beautiful folk art and smatterings of works from contemporary artists. Fondly referred to as the local arts and crafts hub, this museum was founded back in 1946 and today receives about 20,000 visitors each year. It happens to be the only museum in all of New England that is focused on showcasing arts and crafts. 

Brockton Audubon Preserve – Handled by Wildlands Trust, this stunning preserve includes 125 acres of land that is home to local wildlife, plants, trees, and hiking trails. Whether you want a quiet place to go for a solo walk, you want to take your dog out for some exercise, or you would like to snap pictures of nature, this is a real natural oasis to behold amidst an otherwise urban setting.

South Street Historic District – One of the must-sees in the area is this historic district that runs along South Street from the Main Street area onward to Warren Avenue. From the 1850s to 1915, South Street was a very fashionable address to have. Today, you can visit to explore a broad range of architectural styles, with Colonial Revival being the most prominent. Within this district, you will find two historical church buildings. Built back in 1854 is the South Congregational Church, along with the South Street Methodist Church, which was built in 1880. Today, the latter has been converted into residential living spaces. 

Experiencing the Diverse Food Offerings Throughout the City of Brockton

There is truly something for everyone when looking for bakeries, coffee shops, restaurants, pubs, and bars in Brockton. Some of the top must-try eateries include:

  • Tommy Doyle’s Pub & Grill – Well-loved by locals and visitors alike, Tommy Doyle’s on 327 North Pearl Street is the place to go whether you are looking for a steamed lobster dinner, a frothy brew, and a sandwich, or a plate of steak tips cooked to perfection. 
  • Stonebridge Café – Located on Belmont Street, the Stonebridge Café is the ultimate place to go when you want a hot breakfast and a perfect cup of coffee. The atmosphere is light and friendly, including a staff that tends to get to know patrons by name.
  • Yamato Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi – If you are hoping for impeccably crafted sushi and a range of Asian-inspired dishes, this is a popular stop on 510 Westgate Drive. Patrons love the hibachi tables' lively atmosphere, but there are plenty of quiet places to sit and enjoy exquisite dishes throughout the restaurant.

Brockton Residents Know That They Can Count on SERVPRO for Prompt, Reliable Water Damage Repair

Something many Brockton homeowners may not expect is to have a slow leak within their plumbing system. If you have a pipe with a slow leak, it could lead to immense damage away from your immediate view. The minute you spot the signs of water damage, it is crucial that you pinpoint the cause and call in the help of skilled professionals to restore your interior to like-new condition. Wait too long could lead to the onset of potentially harmful mold and mildew. 

Some of the signs to look for that you may need assistance with water damage repair in Brockton include:

  • Brown stains and discoloration on your walls or ceilings
  • Musty smells
  • Sounds that resemble trickling or running water
  • An unexplained uptick in your water bills
  • Flooring that begins to warp or bulge
  • Paint or wallpaper that starts to peel
  • Drywall that seems soft/moist to the touch

Never delay when you start to see signs pointing to water leaking anywhere in your home. SERVPRO of Metro Brockton is available 24/7 to get to the heart of the problem, offering rapid water damage repair to make your interior “Like it never even happened.” Call us when you need us at (508) 690-4690, and we will send a crew out as soon as possible.

Brockton’s 14th Annual Jingle Bell Run is Coming Soon!

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

2 Men running Join in on the Annual Jingle Bell Run in Brockton on December 8th.

Do Not Miss the Annual Jingle Bell Run in Brockton Taking Place This Year on December 8th

Brockton locals and visitors alike come together each year for the Annual Jingle Bell Run. This year is the 14th run taking place on December 8, 2020, and you do not want to miss out on the festivities. Whether you enjoy walking or running, there is an option at this event for either athletic level. This is a race open to both kids and adults - children running without an entry fee with a donation of non-perishable food items for the cause. All participants are encouraged to wear a holiday-themed costume or Santa hat to get into the spirit. The proceeds for this run help to benefit the Enterprise Helping Hands Fund. 

  • Date: Saturday, December 8, 2020
  • Time: 1 pm
  • Location: Massasoit Conference Center
  • Cost: $20 for adults, free for children with food donation

SERVPRO of Metro Brockton loves to encourage local activities such as these, especially when done for a great cause. Should you find that you have issues with high water levels after a recent storm, our skilled technicians are available to help with rapid groundwater removal and cleanup. You can reach our team 24 hours a day by calling (508) 690-4690, and we can send someone out to get started within hours.

Attention Brockton, MA, Families – Thanksgiving Grocery Pick-Up

11/20/2020 (Permalink)

Thanksgiving day celebration It will be exciting to see the community at the drive-thru Thanksgiving dinner pick-up.

Giving Back to the Brockton Community with Drive-Thru Thanksgiving Dinner Grocery Pick-Up

Thanksgiving brings out the best in our local community, which is why Living Elevated Outreach is putting on the Drive-Thru Pick-Up Thanksgiving Dinner Groceries for Families in Need. All families who register will have the chance to drive through and pick up groceries to help make their table a little fuller this season. No family should be left without enough food for the holiday season, so be sure to register in advance to receive your grocery pick-up.

  • Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
  • Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Where: Living Elevated Church – 184 North Cary Street, Brockton, MA

To follow along with local guidelines for social distancing, participants are encouraged to remain in their vehicles and simply drive through to collect their groceries for this Thanksgiving dinner pick-up event.

SERVPRO of Metro Brockton wants to see all local families happy and healthy this holiday season. When you are faced with a fire incident in your home, we have the skilled technicians ready to handle all of the cleanup and restoration. Once we are finished, your interior will be "Like it never even happened." Call us for fire remediation services 24/7 at (508) 690-4690.

Brockton, MA, Residents are Gobbling Up Great Wine

11/13/2020 (Permalink)

red wine set up for tasting SERVPRO looks forward to seeing you at the Gobbling Up Great Wine online event.

Join Others Learning How to Pick Incredible Wine for Brockton Thanksgiving Tables

It is time to address the common questions that most Brockton residents have regarding wine pairings and the Thanksgiving holiday. The Gobbling Up Great Wine online event includes details on selecting a lovely bubbly, pairing white or red wine with your meal, or finding the best bottles to bring to your host or hostess as a gift. This is an online Zoom event featuring instructor Adam Centamore at the Commonwealth Wine School - with Tasting Kits available with registration at an additional fee for an immersive experience.

  • Date: Friday, November 20, 2020
  • Time: 6:00 pm EST
  • Where: Online via a virtual Zoom class
  • Cost: $49 for the basic online class entry, $85 with the addition of the Tasting Kit for use during the class

SERVPRO of Metro Boston loves to see our local community enjoying safe social distancing events structured around the coming holiday season. If you need help with mold removal at your small shop, we have the skilled technicians to handle the job! Contact us whenever you need us by calling (508) 690-4690, and we will dispatch a crew to your commercial space as soon as possible to begin the assessment phase.

Working Fast to Extract Floodwater from Your Brockton Property is Vital

11/4/2020 (Permalink)

flooded living room with couch and table Facing flood damage? Contact our experienced team for water removal and remediation efforts.

SERVPRO Offers 24/7 Response for Flood Extraction and Cleanup – Offering Brockton, MA Homeowners Peace of Mind

Situated in Southern, Massachusetts in Plymouth County, the city of Brockton is home to over 95,000 people. Just 25 miles to the south of Boston, the capital of Massachusetts, Brockton happens to be the seventh-largest city within the state. Due in part to the immense success of local high school sports programs and the native home to boxers Marvin Hagler and Rocky Marciano, Brocken is often called the “City of Champions.”

Brockton is a city steeped in rich history, including a few firsts in the nation as well as the world:

Back in 1883, Brockton was the first place in the world to take on a three-wire electrical system underground after Thomas Edison activated it by flipping the switch.
In December of 1884, Brockton was the first within the United States to have an electrically-operated fire station.
In the month of November of 2010 and 2011, Brocken set world records for having the most people congregating in one place while wearing Santa Hats at one time – the count being 872 people and 1792 people, respectively.

With an ever-growing economy and thriving businesses throughout the area, there is never a shortage of things to see and experience in the Brockton, MA, area. Just a few of the can’t-miss points of interest and historical places in the region include:

Brockton Edison Electric Illuminating Company Power Station – this is a historical power plant that opened up back in 1883.
Brockton Fire Museum – since 1992, this has been an institution geared toward the preservation of the history of Brockton-area firefighting.
Fuller Craft Museum – known for a broad assortment of artistic and cultural offerings, workshops, and special events.
Shoe Museum – dedicated back in 1981, this is the only authentic shoe museum located in the United States.
South Street Historic District – this is a beautiful area dotted with various residential architectural designs and buildings ranging from 1850 to 1915.

Sudden, Strong Storm Damage May Impact Brockton, MA Properties in a Variety of Ways

Due to the history of Brockton, MA, suffering from storm damage, and several flood-prone areas, the city had received a state grant back in 2019 to help address repetitive losses from floodwaters and storms. With storms happening on an annual or nearly-annual basis, it is critical for local residents and business owners to have the prompt flood extraction and restoration they need to bring their properties back to preloss condition.

March 2010 – A large portion of Brockton, MA, and surrounding towns got hit with flooding after storms rolled in, impacting Salisbury Brook and other locations.
May 2017 – Torrential rainfall brought by sudden storms created flash flooding, leaving many residents scrambling to begin cleanup to salvage their interiors.
April 2020 – A severe weather system including tornadoes with high winds and heavy rains came through and caused immense damage for local Brockton communities. Winds were clocked between 65 and 85 mph and led to roofing, gutter, and siding damage for many of the homes in the area, including downed trees, power lines, and flooding.

There has also been notable concern that rising sea levels on a global basis may pose a threat to Brockton and the surrounding Massachusetts town. With this being a high-risk area for storms, high winds, and flooding, it is imperative to have skilled restoration crews on-hand to deal with any of the fallout of such instances. This is why SERVPRO of Metro Brockton always works in conjunction with local first responders to ensure the safety and rapid rebuilding and restoration of homes and businesses in Brockton, MA, and the surrounding towns.

Skilled Floodwater Extraction, Debris Removal, and Controlled Demolition When Brockton Residents Need it Most

A flood or massive stormfront can come on at any minute, especially during times of the year when storms are more prevalent. SERVPRO of Metro Brockton features a restoration team that can handle whatever cleanup project your property calls for. Our technicians have all received training and certification via that Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to offer our customers 24/7 emergency support for fire, smoke, flooding, water, and mold damage.

When it comes to the destruction that water and flood damage bring to your home or commercial space, you need to know that you have water restoration technicians (WRT) on your side. With the help of proven techniques for applied structural drying (ASD) and handling foul smells with the expertise of our odor control technicians (OCT), we can restore your property to pre-flood conditions.

How Does SERVPRO Handle Flood Extraction When Called to Brockton Homes Hit by a Recent Storm?

Flooding poses a variety of issues that must get addressed carefully to ensure safety throughout the extraction process. SERVPRO carefully assesses your Brockton property to identify electrical shock or slip and fall hazards, animal infestations, debris in the water, contaminants, and more. We are Faster to Any Size Disaster, meaning that we arrive on-site and ready to work within hours.

Prompt flood extraction in Brockton helps protect your interior as well as the structure of your home. Due to the nature of floodwater, our crew must address category three or blackwater accordingly. The steps that we take in such flooding situations include:

Containment: This ensures we limit the amount of contamination tracked from the flood-zone into other unaffected areas of your home.
Controlled Demolition: These measures help remove all saturated and unsalvageable building materials to get replaced using brand-new materials.
Antibacterial Treatments: Our skilled IICRC-certified technicians have access to various EPA-registered antimicrobial agents to help manage potential contaminants throughout the loss zone.

Even clean-water flooding instances cause plenty of destruction, but adding storm flooding and unknown contaminants create a unique situation. SERVPRO of Metro Brockton is the team to call whenever you need a skilled response for flood extraction within your home. Call (508) 690-4690 to have our crew dispatched to your property whenever you require a 24/7 emergency response. Our main objective is to make it “Like it never even happened.”

What if There is Soot in the Ductwork in Your Brockton Property?

10/29/2020 (Permalink)

house on fire If you need fire and smoke removal services, call SERVPRO of Metro Brockton at (508) 690-4690.

SERVPRO Mitigates Fire Damage in Brockton, Which Includes Cleaning Ductwork

Many homes in Brockton have an HVAC system with extensive ductwork. When a fire breaks out, even a small one, smoke residue can spread quickly through the system. This causes soot to settle into the smallest areas in your home. SERVPRO can provide fast mitigation to prevent further damage to your residence.

What Can Homeowners Do to Help?
Turning off the HVAC system immediately, even before SERVPRO arrives, can stop the spread of smoke residue. If you can do so safely, close the fire zone doors, and retrieve the equipment's paperwork. As part of our fire and smoke removal services in Brockton, we clean HVAC ductwork. Our technicians are trained in soot removal. They seal the interior if needed to prevent foul odors.
You may be tempted to clean the ductwork yourself if the fire was small, but you can do more damage that way. Calling in the professionals who understand the different types of smoke residue is the best thing to do.

The Right Cleaning Product for the Job
Because there are different types of soot, knowing what is present is crucial. Our technicians test the smoke particles, so they know exactly what they are dealing with. There are four different types. They include:
    •    Wet Smoke
    •    Dry Residue
    •    Protein Smoke
    •    Fuel

Once the smoke residue is determined, they can make the right choice in cleaning agents. Using the wrong cleaning agent can cause serious damage.

You do not have to call in a separate HVAC company to clean your ductwork. SERVPRO does the service as part of our fire restoration to your home. If you need fire and smoke removal services, call SERVPRO of Metro Brockton at (508) 690-4690. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

How Can a Water Damage Restoration Professional Help When Homeowners Have an Emergency Water Problem?

10/10/2020 (Permalink)

split copper water pipe with leak Call SERVPRO fast to mitigate the water damage from a burst pipe or other mishap in your Brockton home

SERVPRO Trained Technicians Help Brockton Property Owners With Rapid-Response Water Damage Mitigation and Restoration Services.

Water intrusions come from unexpected places at unexpected times. Local Brockton SERVPRO water damage restoration technicians (WRTs) do emergency cleanup and damage mitigation so property owners can get on with their lives. Service is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

What Benefits Does SERVPRO Provide to Brockton Property Owners?

We understand that water damage emergencies are stressful and frustrating. SERVPRO WRTs manage your Brockton water damage emergency quickly and efficiently. Our teams take care of water damage details for you. Our teams:

  • Respond within four hours
  • Expertly determine the extent of water damage
  • Always put safety first
  • Provide a written estimate
  • Answer your questions
  • Respond to your concerns
  • Document their work
  • Communicate with your insurance claims adjuster

How Can SERVPRO Help Mitigate the Effects of Water Intrusions?

Water intrusions stemming from broken pipes, faulty appliances, and sewer overflows can create costly damage in a short time. Brockton water damage restoration technicians can save you time and money by responding quickly to your call. Your highly trained team can get right to work with professional equipment to solve the problem.

  • Move furniture and other items to protect your flooring
  • Quickly set up a staging area with the necessary equipment
  • Locate hidden water

They will then begin the restoration process.

  • Extract water using pumps and professional extracting equipment
  • Clean and sanitize areas affected by black water (water that contains contaminants)
  • Thoroughly dry all affected property with air movers and dehumidifiers
  • Clean all affected areas thoroughly
  • Make repairs like installing carpet, painting, and hard floor surface repairs
  • Supervise rebuilding

If your Brockton property is affected by a water intrusion, act quickly to mitigate damage. Save time and money. Call your local water damage restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Metro Brockton at (508) 690-4690.

Why Should Water Cleanup Get Handled by Pros?

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

shelf of SERVPRO cleaning products Why have SERVPRO Restore Your Water Damaged Home? Brockton Customers Are Impressed with our Arsenal of Cleaning and Disinfecting Products

Water Removal by SERVPRO Ensures No Moisture Gets Left Behind Within Your Brockton Property

Property damage happens from time to time, with the most common cause being water and moisture. Once you notice a slow-leak with the plumbing inside your Brockton home, you need trained technicians on the job to begin the cleanup. This is never a situation to ignore, or you could have significant secondary damage and the onset of mold, which leads to potential health hazards. SERPVRO understands that standing water and excessive moisture can bring immense damage, so we act quickly to start best practices for removal and drying.

Why Should I Call SERVPRO to Help?

When you contact us for water removal in Brockton, you can expect our Green Fleet and trained technicians at your front door within hours of your call. The faster you act after the start of a water incident, the quicker you can get back on your feet. We ensure that your property recovers quickly so that you can get back to your everyday life. Our team is here to bring you an immediate response, proven restoration solutions, and the latest equipment to get the job done.

What Do I Do After I Notice I Have a Water Emergency?

Even if you have a plan in place for a water incident, being in the moment can be traumatic and overwhelming. Here are some of the essential steps that you can take to ensure you are on the right track for effective mitigation and restoration processes:

  • Safety is Paramount – Always make sure that everyone in your home, including pets, are safe and not exposed to slip and fall hazards, loose electrical wires, or unhealthy water. You should also shut off the water supply and never water as it can track contamination from the loss zone to unaffected areas.
  • Assessment – It is important to note where the water is coming into your living space. You may have a broken pipe, a faulty appliance, damage to your window frame, etc. Besides locating the source of water damage, our crew at SERVPRO can determine the water's makeup and condition.
  • Contamination Levels – We categorize water contamination in three phases. Level 1 is considered clean water that comes from your plumbing and fixtures. Level 2 is regarded as gray water and comes from a washing machine or dishwasher backups and accidents. Level 3 is black water, which is dirty water that may contain sewage or chemicals, such as floodwater or a backed-up toilet.

Why Are the Pros Best for Water Removal?

After we determine the source of water, and it gets stopped, we can begin the extraction and drying phases of the mitigation. SERVPRO tells all clients that the faster water gets removed, the easier it is to lessen the impact of damage and costs. Water cleanup should begin within the first 24-48 hours to ensure your property gets back to regular faster.

We have skilled technicians who are IICRC-certified with all of the experience necessary to handle water removal. We use specialized tools and equipment to facilitate this process, including:

  • Wet/dry vacuums
  • Mops, buckets, and squeegees
  • Truck-mounted extractors
  • Submersible pumps
  • Light-wand or carpet extraction tools
  • Squeegee extractors
  • Weighted, ride-on extractors, also called rovers

What About My Contents? Why Should I Trust SERVPRO With Cleaning Them?

Depending on the scope of the water incident, we may perform pack-out services. What this does is allow us to pack up and remove items safely, like:

  • Photo albums
  • Electronics
  • Artwork
  • Personal belongings
  • Furniture, and more

Removing these items from the affected area allows our technicians to have more room to move during the water removal and drying phases. It also helps relocate items to keep them from contact with moisture or so that our team can clean and dry them before returning to the home. We always work to restore your items rather than replace them, including utilizing a broad range of methods and equipment to achieve our goals.

What Equipment Does SERVPRO Have That I Don't?

While you might own a mop and bucket or a wet/dry vacuum, nothing can handle large amounts of standing water like truck-mounted extractors or powerful industrial-grade pumps. Our professional equipment has been designed to handle ample moisture in a variety of situations. We use a unique formula that allows us to plan and select the best tools for each job. Within this formula, it also tells us how many air movers or dehumidifiers are required to reach our drying goals within our desired timeframe. Everything is monitored carefully and adjusted as needed so that we can ensure your interior is restored to preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Metro Brockton would like to show you why we are the team to trust when you need reliable water removal. Call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (508) 690-4690, and we can handle your cleanup and restoration needs.

What Can Be Done For A Mold Problem In A Coffee Shop?

9/28/2020 (Permalink)

mold on wall by window Mold damage in a coffee shop or other business can certainly deter and disgust customers. Contact SERVPRO for a quick assessment and remediation.

SERVPRO Can Provide Insight and Remediation to Suspected Mold Issues.

If you think your Brockton coffee shop has a mold problem, it is not something you want to let go unattended. Mold develops and spreads rapidly and can ruin whatever it comes in contact with. Professional mitigation is needed to prevent further damage and to keep your business up and running. 

Can Mold Always Be Seen?

Mold is not difficult to detect. It can be visibly seen in a variety of colors on surfaces. Mold often also gives off a musty smell. If you can see it or smell it, you have a problem. If you have fungi growing on areas such as walls, there is often hidden damage. A coffee shop is a perfect environment for moisture to become trapped inside the walls and allow mold to flourish. Professional mold remediation in Brockton is needed at this point.

How Does Mold Thrive?

Mold spores are everywhere. Most of the time, these spores cause no problems. But certain types of spores become a problem when they are introduced to the perfect breeding ground. Any wet, damp, or high humidity location is what mold loves. It takes as little as twenty-four hours for mold colonies to grow and begin spreading. Removing the mold from your shop takes care of the visible problem, but the source of the moisture needs addressing as well.

What Does SERVPRO Do to Mitigate the Problem?

Our mold mitigation experts are certified in dealing with all types of mold infestations. We use the proper procedures to ensure your coffee shop is returned to you, “Like it never even happened.” This involves:

  • Resolving the moisture issue that caused the mold.
  • Containing the affected area to prevent the spores from spreading.
  • Removal and disposal of infested materials.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing all impacted materials.
  • Drying materials to prevent the mold from returning.
  • Using sealants to protect against future problems.

Don’t let your coffee go cold. Keep it hot, flowing, and your customers happy by letting our techs provide the professional mold remediation you need. 

Contact SERVPRO of Metro Brockton at (508) 690-4690 for expert mold remediation service.

What Are Some Permanent Changes I Should Put in Place to Better Weather Storm Damage in Brockton?

9/10/2020 (Permalink)

Laundry room Flooded Call us at (508) 690-4690 to assess a current crisis and discuss future mitigation strategies.

SERVPRO Is Always Prepared to Aid Brockton Residents with Flood Damage, and to Recommend Ways to Minimize the Harm Beforehand

You might be surprised how much your Brockton roof's drainage system affects the potential and severity of flood damage. Out of sight, household configurations like gutters and downspouts should not be out of mind for homeowners because appropriate installation and maintenance, plus repairs when needed, can help keep your home free from flood damage.

What Are the Purposes of Gutters and Downspouts?
Chances are good you rarely ponder why your roof edges distribute rain runoff into gutters, but a significant reason is to avoid flood damage for your Brockton home. As rain pounds over several hundred square feet of shingles, it would pour directly down to saturate the ground adjacent to your foundation without gutters and downspouts. If in good shape and appropriate capacity, the gutters direct the rain to drain through the downspouts. The downspouts should meet the ground into extensions that send the water to finally contact the soil at least 10 feet away from the foundation. It is also critical that the soil around the edge of your home's "footprint" slope down and away, preventing water from pooling and entering the space.

Can Flooding Occur Despite the Following Preparation Recommendations?
Of course, the best-laid plans cannot prevent a real catastrophe, so when overland flooding joins in when the skies open up, SERVPRO, fortunately, brings the interventions needed if flooding appears inevitable. What can you expect when we arrive?

    •    An expert safety and damage assessment
    •    Securing of damaged exteriors with boards and tarps
    •    Emergency services, once safety hazards are controlled --
    •    Pumping of water deeper than two inches
    •    Truck-mounted extraction of the bulk of the remaining water
    •    Use of portable extraction units for confined spaces
    •    Containment of the contaminated floodwater and lawful disposal per local regulation
    •    Cleanup and disinfection with EPA-registered products
    •    Drying services performed by our Applied Structural Drying (ASD) technicians

The team from SERVPRO of Metro Brockton has the training and equipment to help you recover from flood damage -- and some tips to avoid the worst of it. Call us at (508) 690-4690 to assess a current crisis and discuss future mitigation strategies.

What Happens to My Canned Goods During Fire Damage Cleanup in Brockton?

9/7/2020 (Permalink)

House Fire If you need help with fire damage remediation, call SERVPRO of Metro Brockton at (508) 690-4690.

Brockton Residents Trust the SERVPRO brand for Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration

Any busy Brockton resident knows that a well-stocked pantry is a great way to fight the urge to live on takeout food. Keeping your pantry stocked is an investment, and naturally, you want to stop your canned and packet goods from getting damaged.

When it comes to fire damage cleanup in Brockton, you might wonder what will happen to your food stocks. Is it safe to keep canned food after a fire? What about getting your kitchen back to working order?

Is it safe to keep canned goods after a fire?
Unfortunately, you must dispose of most canned goods after a fire. The only exception is if you stored the cans so far from the source of the fire that they have not suffered smoke damage or heat exposure. However, it is better to err on the side of caution, as canned food can easily get contaminated during a fire.

Heat can cause cans to expand or crack, letting in microbes and soot particles. Once a can has a compromised seal, the contents can quickly spoil. Damaged cans might also get contaminated by highly toxic firefighting chemicals.

What about other food?
You must dispose of all fresh food that was exposed to heat, fumes, or smoke. You must also dispose of food kept in plastic or paper packaging. Refrigerator and freezer seals are not smoke-proof, so if you suspect smoke got into your fridge or freezer, you must toss the food from there too.

We know how frustrating this is – food is not cheap. However, it is better to trash it than risk eating spoiled or contaminated food.

How do I know how far the smoke damage extends?
SERVPRO of Metro Brockton trains its technicians to carry out a thorough examination of your home. Our teams know how to look for the faintest signs of smoke damage. We understand that smoke damage varies widely depending on the substances involved in the fire. If the fire started in your kitchen, burning protein can cause thick yellowish residue that is harder to see than black soot, and often smells pungent.

Is there a way to protect my pantry from a fire?
The best way to protect your pantry is to be fire aware. The kitchen is a common location for fires, and it is all too easy for a pan to catch alight, or for oil to combust. SERVPRO recommends being safety conscious at all times:

    •    Never leave hot pots unattended
    •    Keep your oven and stovetop clean
    •    Be mindful of trailing or worn appliance cords – move the trailing ones and replace the damaged ones
    •    Use a gate to prevent small children or pets entering the kitchen while you are cooking
    •    Keep appliances clean and in good working order, and unplug them when not in use
    •    Keep an ABC type fire extinguisher under the sink or another handy place

We also suggest installing a smoke alarm in your kitchen and testing it regularly.

Can I start cleaning my pantry before SERVPRO arrives?
We understand that after a fire, you want to get your home back to normal quickly. Many of our customers want to help with cleanup or get started while waiting for our crew to arrive. However, we do not recommend cleaning smoke and soot residues by yourself.

Fire cleanup is a job for the professionals. Effective remediation requires protective equipment and a range of professional cleaning solutions and tools. By tackling cleanup yourself, you put yourself at the risk of breathing in smoke and soot.

Because our technicians understand the theory of fire and how it spreads, and how soot bonds to surfaces, they know how to search for fire damage. SERVPRO teams check everywhere for traces of smoke, including:

    •    The ceiling and walls of the room where the fire began
    •    The furthest corners of the house
    •    Unseen nooks and crannies such as behind heaters or under pictures on the wall
    •    Furniture, drapes, and rugs
    •    HVAC systems and ducts

Once we locate smoke residues, we draw up a cleaning plan.

What is the SERVPRO fire damage cleanup process?
We start with a thorough assessment of the fire damage and draw up a tailored remediation plan. If there is water left over from firefighting efforts, or your home is damp, we factor water pumping and drying into our plan.

We take care of any immediate safety risks, such as boarding up where necessary, or stabilizing the structure as needed.

Once your home is secure, we set to work cleaning up using a range of mechanical and chemical processes. We clean your home from top to bottom, including HVAC systems, crawl spaces, attics, and basements as needed.

After fire cleanup, we deodorize your home to ensure it smells fresh.

If you need help with fire damage remediation, call SERVPRO of Metro Brockton at (508) 690-4690.

What Tools Does SERVPRO Use for Water Removal in my Brockton home?

8/23/2020 (Permalink)

boots standing in a flooded room Removing water from your home is a complicated process. Contact SERVPRO for professional remediation and mitigation services.

Brockton Homeowners Are Looking For Fast and Efficient Water Removal

Homeowners in Brockton want their homes to be safe, secure, and lovely to live in. That is why they need cleanup and restoration professionals to rely on in the event of a disaster. SERVPRO’s local teams know the area well, but have access to national training and resources that make us Faster To Any Size Disaster.

You will need water removal services in Brockton if your home suffers water damage due to:

  • A flood or storm
  • A broken door, window, gutter or seal that lets water into your home
  • A leaking or damaged washer, dryer, dishwasher or refrigerator
  • Plumbing leaks seeping through walls or ceilings

Why is extraction so necessary?

Extraction – another word for water removal – is an essential step in water mitigation. Thorough water extraction means the drying process will be quicker and easier. Proper drying is key to minimizing mold growth, restoring damaged items, and making your home liveable once more, so helping the process along with extraction is a must.

What tools does SERVPRO use for water removal?

SERVPRO teams have several professional tools on hand to extract water from your home:

  • Extraction units – these can be free-standing or truck mounted
  • Carpet wands – suitable for water removal before the cleanup process, and useful for mopping up excess water after too
  • Deep extraction tools to pull water out of carpet – these come in both motorized and manual models, both of which use the technician’s weight to press out more water

Which tools are best for the job?

The choice of tool depends very much on the water mitigation project. For example, a truck-mounted extraction unit might work better for massive flooding on the ground floor of a building, but might not be flexible enough to use on a multi-floor job. A deep extraction tool might be perfect for a soaked carpet that is robust enough to use the device on, but a carpet wand might be better for smaller or more delicate rugs.

Whichever tools we use, you can rest assured that our team will keep working until your home is clean, dry, and pleasant to be in once more.

For help with water removal, call SERVPRO of Metro Brockton at (508) 690-4690.

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What Restoration Services Can I Expect from SERVPRO in Brockton?

8/13/2020 (Permalink)

flooded laundry room in an home Property damage can strike in many different ways in your home or business. Contact SERVPRO for mitigation services from a professional company.

When your Brockton home suffers water, fire, mold, storm, or flood loss damages, you can count on our team's fast response to help.

While many homeowners consider restoration services limited to the immediate actions taken to recover property after a loss incident, we offer and provide many more quality services to ensure a comprehensive solution to water disasters that strike your Brockton home. Because we have qualified restoration technicians and general contractors on our roster, we have a unique blend of emergency services and mitigation tactics that can recover damaged structures efficiently after losses. In many situations, this falls into categories like water, fire, storm, mold, and flood losses. However, it can also stretch into more specific niches like biohazard cleanup, air quality control, and reconstruction.


With water losses being such a common threat to Brockton homes and businesses, it is essential to understand the severity of the situation as soon as possible. To do this, we dispatch competent inspectors like our project manager and crew chief to walk through the property with the customer to determine the extent of the damages. This helps our team understand what the property needs, but it also details damaged contents, needed equipment, and even what qualified personnel we should dispatch to begin mitigation and recovery of your house.

What Tools Are Best for Extraction Purposes?

Water removal is a vital effort in any recovery situation. Standing water concerns can create threatening situations for your Brockton home, including saturation and structural degradation. Sensitive materials like wood plank flooring in drywall systems can absorb standing water quickly, and after a brief time, these materials can begin deteriorating. It is crucial to start extraction efforts as soon as possible to reduce this loss in the house, and this often involves many practical pieces of equipment, including:

  • Submersible Pumps
  • Wet Vacuums
  • Carpet Wands

How Does My Home Get Dried?

Drying the property is often a more complicated approach than many homeowners might believe. Surface water is not often challenging to remove with our evaporative drying efforts. However, underlying moisture concerns in structural cavities and other inaccessible areas can prove more problematic. We have many tools and sophisticated devices explicitly designed to dry these complicated areas of your Brockton residence.


Between the violent storms that can reach Massachusetts during the summer months, to heavy snowfall we can expect every winter in our region, homes and businesses can suffer structural damages and flooding in Brockton as a result of unexpected losses after severe weather events. Preparedness for these storm losses can help to protect your home during a crisis. We can mobilize quickly during an emergency to begin vital mitigation efforts as soon as possible.

What Immediate Actions Can Our Team Take?

Emergency services are an underappreciated recovery phase for your Brockton home after a storm loss or in the earlier stages of flooding. The combination of our contractors and restoration technicians can ensure that we address concerns like extraction in addition to controlled demolition and the sealing of structural breaches.

How Can Flood Effects Get Removed?

Flooding is an inevitable situation for many Brockton homes after a storm loss incident. Structural breaches can allow direct runoff, wind-driven rain, and rising waters to penetrate through vulnerable points in your home's exterior. Removing the standing water is often the first line of defense to protect your property, and this involves many specific tools designed to remove this pooling with expected debris:


A fast response to a fire loss incident affecting your Brockton home or office means less of your structure becomes irreparably damaged. We stay alert to changing conditions in the area, including active emergencies that might require our skilled fire restoration technicians to mobilize quickly to help. Because fire losses can often be one of the standard callouts that we receive, we have many recovery tools, products, and equipment to start the mitigation process upon arrival.

How Can My Belongings Get Protected?

It is always our top priority to protect the personal belongings that could be affected by fire loss effects in your Brockton home. While many of these items can get restored and recovered on-site, there are certain circumstances in which off-site restoration and cleaning might benefit the possessions more. In our care at our SERVPRO facility, your personal belongings can undergo:

  • Cleaning
  • Drying
  • Deodorization
  • Soot Removal

Can SERVPRO Rebuild My House?

With a full roster of general contractors on our team, we can offer more than just repairs at your Brockton home needs after a fire. Upon the completion of mitigation phases, we could determine where reinstallation and reconstruction are required and begin these efforts seamlessly.


When loss incidents impact your Brockton business, it can be devastating to both the structure and your ability to serve your customers. With thousands of companies throughout Brockton and our overall service area here in Massachusetts, a fast and reliable response amid a crisis can be valuable. With water and fire losses being among the most common threats to area businesses, we prepare for these emergencies with pre-stocked trailers and available technicians 24/7.

Can Restoration Cleaning Happen Without a Disaster?

It is not always required to have a disaster take place for your Brockton facility to require cleaning and renewal. With the experienced professionals on our team, we can offer a revitalized look and feel to your property when it needs it the most. This could include vandalism removal, deodorization, carpet cleaning, and other needs.

What is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned?

More than ever, it is necessary to consider the efforts taken to provide a clean and safe environment in your Brockton business for both your customers and employees. With many shared surfaces and communal areas, viral pathogens can spread quickly under the right conditions. With our latest defensive cleaning program, we can offer intricate cleaning of these impacted areas with antibacterial products, disinfection products, and other surface cleaning techniques.

Whether it is your home or your business that becomes impacted by a disaster, you can count on our SERVPRO of Metro Brockton team to help. We are available 24/7 at (508) 690-4690.

Where Can I Get the Hours Restoration for my Business?

8/12/2020 (Permalink)

24 H Our certified technicians are available 24/7 to assist you with any water damage restoration you need on your property. Call us at (508) 690-4690.

SERVPRO is a Commercial Water Damage Restoration Firm that Operates Twenty-four-hours a Day for Brockton Businesses.

What is the benefit of out of hours technicians?

For many businesses in the Brockton area, water leaks or intrusion is a significant inconvenience. Especially for our public service industries, which can often experience issues outside of the regular working day. Our commercial services are available to suit the needs of your business. You can contact us anytime via our twenty-four-hour operated emergency line. Frequently, we can arrange for an inspection, assessment, and restoration within four hours of receiving your notification of loss. Responsive restoration services can ensure that a late-night leak or spill does not carry over into the next working day and can be dealt with as quickly as possible. Timely intervention into potential water issues can reduce the impact of them as well as any permanent damages. 

How long does it take to restore commercial premises following water intrusion?

When contacting a commercial water damage restoration company in Brockton, it is only natural to want a precise time-frame to plan your business around. SERVPRO crew chiefs can often perform mitigation, drainage, and drying of a property quickly to benefit the company. Our water extractors are capable of removing hundreds of gallons of water from wet business premises and are available in smaller portable varieties for upper-level water intrusion. Once the initial drying process is complete, we can often work around your business's needs by placing signage or barriers around the isolated affected area, allowing you to continue business as usual.

What methods speed up drying?

- Setting up smaller drying zones using physical barriers or tents

- Industrial equipment involving air-movers as well as dehumidification

- extraction equipment which is up to 900 times more efficient than dehumidifiers

The side-effects of water intrusion in your business can impact revenue and insurance, contact SERVPRO of Metro Brockton at (508) 690-4690.

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How Threatening is Groundwater Flooding in My Brockton Home?

7/26/2020 (Permalink)

water coming from under a door in a building Flooding can damage your property and leave lingering effects if it is not taken care of correctly. Contact SERVPRO for professional mitigation option

Some flooding situations impact your lower levels like the basement when groundwater penetrates the structure.

Flood damage in your home does not have to occur after a severe weather system passes through the area or other structures throughout Brockton are also experiencing concerns. Groundwater can be a threatening presence surrounding your foundation, and due to hydrostatic pressure, it can find its way inside your home through weakened mortar joints or other penetration points. The presence of this groundwater in the lower levels of your home can be a threat to stored items and structural elements that become exposed to standing water.

One of the considerable challenges in groundwater removal for Brockton properties is how widespread this emergency can become once the water flow is unabated into your home. Extraction becomes a vital service that we provide, featuring many tools and devices in our recovery inventory. When our team first arrives at the flooded address, the initial actions can have a positive impact on the overall time that restoration takes and its ultimate costs. Some of these efforts include:

  • Extraction
  • Debris and Mud Removal
  • Thorough Inspection for Entry Points
  • Repairs

Can SERVPRO Complete Repairs to Prevent Further Flooding?

With a full team of in-house residential contractors available to arrive alongside our emergency response team, we can provide temporary construction solutions, repairs, and full-scale build-backs whenever necessary. The presence of flooding, even when not considered contaminated, often has a disastrous effect on porous surfaces like drywall and other sensitive materials. These contractors can perform controlled demolition to remove overexposed elements like wall systems to reinstall these materials once penetration points have been sealed and framing repaired.

Groundwater might not be a threat to every house, but when hydrostatic pressure forces water into your lower levels, it is a situation you want to address quickly. Our SERVPRO of Metro Brockton team can help with the fast response and experienced technicians available 24/7 at (508) 690-4690.

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Are We Doomed to a Lifetime of Unpleasant, Smoky Odors After a Brockton Kitchen Fire?

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged kitchen; charred table; smoke and soot on walls and cabinets Kitchen fire damage is particularly difficult to clean. SERVPRO has the equipment and knjowledge to restore your home.

Never Fear -- SERVPRO Specialists Have a Wide Range of Effective Solutions for Lingering Fire Odors in Your Brockton Home  

A grease and food fire causes much drama in your Brockton household. Still, with our proprietary cleaning products and our hardworking technicians' effort, the walls, tables, counters, hoods, appliances, ceilings, and more are soon clean and sanitized. Although the fast turnaround is a relief, allowing you and your family to get back to normal activities, a strong stench often persists, an unwanted reminder of the fire's stress and worry. 

Why Is the Lingering Smell After a Kitchen Fire Still So Unpleasant and Pronounced? 

When SERVPRO learns that the fire started in your Brockton kitchen, we prepare ourselves for a demanding set of tasks. Protein-based residue comprises the dehydrated remnants of the food and fats involved in the fire. The high temperatures reached during the fire cause the oils in the foodstuffs to become rancid rapidly, explaining the pungent odors. Greasy and tenacious, protein-based residues start as a mist of oily matter that can drift throughout your home.  

What Special Tricks Do Professionals Use to Deodorize Greasy Residues? 

We pay special attention to removing every visible bit of the greasy soot coating, typically employing a solvent and adding an abrasive substance to the cleaning solution or an abrasive tool such as steel wool or sandpaper to loosen the bond. The malodors that remain after a thorough cleaning are eliminated by the use of: 

  • Thermal fogging -- deodorants combust into tiny particles within a heated chamber and then dispersed in the affected area. The deodorant particles pair with and neutralize the remaining bits of superheated grease and food.
  • Hydroxyl generators -- hydroxyl molecules generated with UV light seek out the odiferous protein-based molecules and cause a chemical change that eliminates the stench. 

A combination of good old-fashioned cleaning and innovative products, techniques, and equipment permits SERVPRO of Metro Brockton to deliver a clean and odor-free kitchen after the fire. Call us at (508) 690-4690 to arrange an evaluation of the malodor challenges a protein fire presents. 

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We Are Ankle-Deep in Water - Who Can Help Save My Brockton Floors?

7/12/2020 (Permalink)

water damage red sofa You can feel confident depending on SERVPRO of Metro Brockton to restore the function and appearance of the wide variety of floors after water damage.

SERVPRO Uses the Water Damage Restoration Industry's Best Practices and Innovative Strategies to Remove Water and Residual Moisture from Residential Flooring in Brockton

When water pours across your Brockton house's floors, you must act quickly to avoid permanent damage. Although floors are designed to shrug off minimal amounts of fluids, as long as someone wipes them up promptly, substantial amounts of water can harm the top layer and percolate through one or more levels to impair the function of the subfloor. If this happens, you have more than a nuisance on your hands--the structure of your home is at risk.

Do All Types of Floors Risk Ruin from Water Damage?

Floors in your Brockton home suffer water damage to different extents. Some kinds of flooring are, in theory, designed to shed water completely. Other floor materials come through a flood of water reasonably well as long as the installation was done appropriately, and maintenance was routine. Water damage can be severe with other flooring choices, and the materials might need replacement. Making the determination requires training and experience with variants in flooring and knowledge of strategies that work well with each type. Since more than one kind of flooring was likely in the water path, professional restorers are preferred as they can evaluate the range of variables.

How Does Moisture Affect Hard Flooring?

Nearly every home has at least one space with hard flooring, and often many rooms feature it as a top layer or substrate. SERVPRO crews are vigilant about evaluating your home's circumstances carefully as the installation of your floors can differ from your neighbors even if they look the same before the damage.

What Are Water Damage Concerns with Concrete Floors?

Generally speaking, a concrete floor in your basement, garage, or other area endures the deluge without significant damage. Concrete is porous and absorbs some water, causing calcium deposits on the surface as the water evaporates. Our crew determines moisture levels and uses best practices as established by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to dry the material. If painted:

    •    Flaking or blistering can present
    •    Depending on the paint used, lead could be a hazard, requiring the coating to be removed by specially trained, certified, and licensed technicians

How Do Resilient Tiles Manage Moisture?

Resilient tile is usually made of asphalt or vinyl, installed over concrete. Asphalt tile typically holds tight after water damage, although calcium or waxy substances can deposit on top, needing and responding well to a scrub. Vinyl tiles are more likely to dislodge than asphalt if the water damage was substantial or stood for a time, and the adhesive used in installation can come loose as the concrete pushes moisture out. Vinyl tiles are easier to replace, and attaching new tiles might be more efficient than drying. Other issues with resilient tiles include:

    •    Possibility of asbestos in the tile materials or glues, which requires remediation by a certified asbestos technician
    •    If applied over wood subfloors rather than concrete, some or all of the tiles might need removal to dry the wood materials to prevent warping

Are Ceramic Tiles Impervious to Water Damage?

Because of their common use in bathrooms and kitchens, homeowners cannot be faulted for believing ceramic tile shows no effects from water damage. This is true only if the grout has no cracks and is sealed, and if any caulking around showers, tubs, toilets, and along the wall line is in excellent repair. Usually, a wood subfloor underlies ceramic tile, which can warp if wet. Warping can dislodge the tiles, or even crack them in extreme cases. We always check for a damp subfloor, often achieving successful drying from beneath.

What Are the Chances for Laminate and Hardwood Floors to Survive Water Damage?

Laminate flooring does not hold up to water damage well, and nearly always needs removal and replacement. It is an engineered product, and the layers, including the decorative veneer on top, delaminate easily, splitting and peeling apart. Hardwood floors are reasonably resilient, particularly if mitigation and remediation proceed quickly. As with most "tough" floors, the issues arise because the subfloor, frequently plywood, absorbs water that trickles down, warping. The wet subfloor also permits wicking of the water into the hardwood planks and strips, causing cupping and crowning. If mild, the distortion might be sandable before refinishing. Severe deformity can lead to buckling, where the fasteners let go, and the strips or planks come entirely away. Replacement of some or all of the hardwood is occasionally necessary if swift and complete drying of the subfloor does not occur.

You can feel confident depending on SERVPRO of Metro Brockton to restore the function and appearance of the wide variety of floors after water damage. Call us at (508) 690-4690 as soon as possible for the best results.

How can I get Quick Water Removal on my Brockton Property?

6/26/2020 (Permalink)

Water If you don’t act quickly, water damage in your home can escalate.Contact our experienced SERVPRO team right away.

SERVPRO uses Approaches that Speed up Water Removal Exercises in Brockton.

Water intrusion into a property can be a nasty experience. One way to manage the outcome of such an incident is by performing speedy water removal, which helps make the property habitable faster and prevent secondary damages. Completing water removal fast is not always easy, but a professional can help by applying different techniques that speed up the process. 

The free-flowing nature of water can delay a water removal process in Brockton because it reaches different areas in the property and soaks into a variety of materials. Our SERVPRO technicians handle this by using a wide variety of equipment during removal. We have truck-mounted extractors, which provide high lift capacity for speedy removal, mainly when water soaks into porous materials such as carpets. We also have submersible pumps to remove pools of water deeper than 2 inches. Having a variety of equipment also helps ensure thoroughness as we carry out every stage of the removal process. For example, maximizing removal through extraction speeds up the whole process because it is 1200 times faster than removal through evaporation.

In some cases, quick water removal requires opening up the structure to reach water in hidden areas. Our SERVPRO technicians use controlled demolition techniques to limit the work involved and avoid causing unnecessary damage. We punch vent holes to release the water trapped in wall cavities or create a space to ventilate the area. Drilling weep holes helps drain water trapped in the ceiling safely.

There is a need to manage resources properly to perform speedy water removal. Concentrating efforts on specific areas can help compared to taking a generalized approach. For example, when removing water trapped in cavities, there is a need for demolition. Identifying the actual areas where there is wetness can limit the amount of demolition involved. Our SERVPRO crews use specialized devices such as borescopes and thermal cameras to reveal such areas.

The right approaches can ensure speedy and straightforward water removal. Call SERVPRO of Metro Brockton at (508) 690-4690 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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How Do I Repair a Broken Valve in My Brockton Warehouse?

6/23/2020 (Permalink)

interior of a warehouse full of goods damaged by a flood of water and mud From reconstruction to restoration, you can count on the reliable response of our SERVPRO of Metro Brockton team.

Water Damage In Your Brockton Warehouse

Broken plumbing fixtures can be damaging to your warehouse and stock, but our SERVPRO team can help with effective extraction and drying solutions.

The hustle and bustle of your Brockton warehouse facility can lead to several accidents. While you focus most on the safety and well-being of the staff and preventing accidents that can lead to injuries, unexpected collisions with exposed pipes and plumbing can damage the facility and its contents.

Fork trucks and other lifts can break plumbing or sprinkler fittings, leaving a pressing need for water damage repair in your Brockton warehouse. As dire as this might ultimately be, there are several layers of restoration and repairs necessary for these emergencies when water pools on the concrete flooring. Mitigation and emergency services often fixate on the extraction of standing water and drying of exposed contents. However, there are other focal points as well, such as repairs and controlled demolition.

How Can I Remove Standing Water from the Warehouse Floor?

Extraction is one of the priorities for water losses in your warehouse because of the destruction that rising water levels can do to stored contents in the facility. Even with several inches of the stocked items off the main floors because of pallets, removing standing water is still an utmost priority before elevating moisture content causes irreparable damage to your company’s wares. Some of the tools used in water removal include:

    •    Submersible Pumps
    •    Wet-Vacs
    •    Squeegee Wands

Can SERVPRO Fix the Damaged Plumbing?

With a team of in-house contractors that can oversee both controlled demolition and full-scale reconstruction, we have qualified representatives of nearly all the building trades. Once isolated, our SERVPRO contractors can repair broken plumbing fixtures and get your lines running well again.

From reconstruction to restoration, you can count on the reliable response of our SERVPRO of Metro Brockton team. Give us a call anytime your business needs water restoration at (508) 690-4690.

How Do I Get Rid of Damp in my Brockton Home?

6/21/2020 (Permalink)

water droplets leaking in bucket from ceiling, damaged roof Our technicians arrive on the scene with equipment to detect excess humidity and packets of moisture. Call right away for best results.

Dampness is a Symptom of Water Damage in your Home. SERVPRO Technicians can Identify and Address Dampspots in your Home.

Why does damp occur?

Dampness occurs when warm, humid air comes into contact with cold walls and condensates. If there is persistent dampness in your home, it may be prudent to use Brockton restoration services to investigate the cause. Sometimes moisture can be the result of a slow leak or insufficient insulation. When there is the presence of water from a hole, it can raise the relative humidity of your home above its average level. It is crucial to investigate persistent dampness in your home as these spots can become hotbeds for microbial activity leading to mold or bacteria in the house.

How do I find the cause of dampness in my home?

Inspecting for water damage in your Brockton home is an exact science. The measuring equipment you need includes a thermo hygrometer, moisture sensor, and if you suspect water in cavities, thermal imaging cameras. Usually, the first measurement is to assess relative humidity. We take humidity readings from unaffected rooms and compare them with moisture in the affected area. If there is a disparity, then we know that there is not an external issue like weather change as the root cause of the problem. We can then use moisture sensors to measure walls and isolate the area of damp.

What are the long-term effects of dampness?

  • Poor indoor air quality and odor
  • Paint discoloration and cracking
  • Mold growth

Is damp harmful to a building?

Long-term water issues that result from damp spots can be expensive to fix. Over-time exposure to water can lead to rotting, warping of structure, and mold growth, which can spread quickly throughout your home. Using a professional restorer is essential to addressing the causes of damp and ensuring that there is no long-term damage.

If you notice damp in your home, contact SERVPRO of Metro Brockton at (508) 690-4690.

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How Can I Restore My Home After A Flood?

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

"Flood Zone" Flooding can quickly damage your home. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation efforts.

Bring in SERVPRO to Return your Home to a Clean, Safe Condition.

Any water spilled across your home can cause problems. Flood water is especially damaging since it contains a bit of everything it flowed over before entering your home. These contaminants increase the amount of damage, making quick removal far more critical. 

How fast can you start restoring my home?

After a thorough inspection of your home in Brockton, flood damage restoration begins immediately. We start with equipment that enables us to quickly remove standing water and detect where it is trapped in your home’s structure.

  • Submersible pumps that can operate continuously using one of our portable generators if your home’s electrical power is out or compromised by the flood.
  • Portable extraction devices that carefully draw water off your floors and out of the carpets without damaging them. 
  • Heat-sensitive digital cameras that detect water trapped behind ceilings, walls, and under flooring. 
  • Humidity and moisture detectors that determine if the water content in the air and surrounding items is too high for comfort and allows property like drywall to deteriorate or let mold to begin growing. 

Can you restore everything?

With outside flooding, the answer is no. Our teams cannot guarantee the safety of carpets, even after a thorough cleaning. The only safe method to support your home is for our technicians to remove the carpeting and carpet pads for immediate disposal. Fortunately, the anti-bacterial cleaners we use are very effective on any flooring underneath them. 

What if there is physical damage from the flood, like damaged walls and doors?

SERVPRO response teams also perform emergency tasks when needed. This includes boarding up doors and windows, packing out personal property, and sandbagging to protect damaged walls if there is a threat from more flooding or storms. 

For more information about what SERVPRO of Metro Brockton can do for your home, or to set up a service visit, call us today at (508) 690-4690. 

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Restoring Your Brockton Home After A Fire

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

Burned interiors after fire Let SERVPRO of Metro Brockton be your guide as you eliminate all traces of fire damage from your home.

Your Brockton Pantry Also Suffers From Fire Damage

Restoring your Brockton home after a fire is not a simple task. There are several tiers in managing the emergency, starting with relocating your family and pets while you assess the extent of the damage. As a follow-up, you need to understand just how widespread the fire damage is and how long it would take to restore your home. Making an educated decision about what to salvage and what is not easy, which is why relying on a professional team is your best option.

Homeowners facing fire damage in Brockton can rely on SERVPRO to help them through the process of discarding items where soot and smoke have settled. Our team is available around the clock to begin the restoration process as soon as possible, thus minimizing the time and cost related to the incident. Packing up your home to allow for repairs and to remove traces of the fire is an essential step, but many do not realize that some items need to be out of your life for good, even if they appear to be in pristine condition.

Soot and smoke have a way to reach all parts of your home, even if they are far away from where the fire first started. Our SERVPRO team knows how to handle this situation by using specialized cleaning solutions, which vary depending on the composition of the items that burnt. If done incorrectly, cleaning agents can cause more damage because of their abrasive nature. Let our team make a knowledgeable decision and preserve your belongings.

While you identify your priceless possessions, you may feel like packing items like cleaners, food items, and other personal hygiene products. Even when they seem to be in good shape, you may be better off disposing of them. They may appear sealed, but the heat brought on by the fire may cause physical and chemical changes detrimental to your health and their shelf life. When in doubt, let our SERVPRO team guide you and decide what you can dispose of and what warrants keeping. Our knowledgeable team is here to help you.

Fire damage affects your walls, furniture, and even the toothpaste in your bathroom. Let SERVPRO of Metro Brockton be your guide as you eliminate all traces of fire damage from your home. Call us at (508) 690-4690 and let us work with you to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Barstool Sports & SERVPRO of Metro Brockton

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

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Hi Barstool Sports Fans in Massachusetts and the Metro Brockton Area… Thanks for visiting and checking out our promotion with Barstool Sports, we hope you are enjoying your summer so far!

If you heard our ad on Barstool Sports you already know we are now offering COVID19 Disinfection services for Residential and Commercial Properties all over New England & New York. If you are in need of this service then call us now and receive 10% off your first COVID-19 Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Disinfection Cleaning Service.

Here is the number to call. 844-895-9116, a sales associate will schedule a time to meet, review your specific needs and help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Where Can I Find Wet Vacuums Powerful Enough to Clear Water Out of My Store?

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

flood in my building Contact SERVPRO of Metro Brockton for any commercial water removal project with confidence.

Need Water Removal in Brockton? Partner with SERVPRO When Significant Plumbing Problems Threaten to Destroy Your Business!

Although it can be financially advantageous to manage some of your Brockton business's cleaning and maintenance, unexpected "once-in-a-lifetime" emergencies are best resolved with professional help. If a main water supply line breaks, hundreds to many thousands of gallons of water can flood your store. Investing last minute in equipment powerful and capacious enough to handle the influx is prohibitively expensive and needs trained operators to do the job.

How Long Do I Have to Wait for Professional Help?

It might come as a welcome surprise how quickly we respond to your Brockton business for water removal. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster because we know how critical it is to get water out of your commercial space within hours and to dry out structures in no more than 24 to 48 hours. Our technicians train in the protocols of rapid water extraction through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We also invest in impressive inventories of industrial-grade equipment to support our crews, including truck-mounted and portable extractors and multiple sets of air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers for efficient applied structural drying.

What About My Documents and Electronics?

SERVPRO has many resources for specialized drying challenges. If your business's document storage or equipment suffered water damage, we assist. Our employees can pack-out vulnerable materials and stage them in a dry, secure area on your property or bring them to our production facility. Options available to dry items include:

Freeze Drying
Used for papers and photographs, the process of sublimation removes frozen water as a vapor without the intervening and damaging liquid state.

Small Chambers
Contained areas improve drying options for furnishings and electronics where we can manipulate air movement, temperature, and humidity to halt the water damage and remediate the harm done as articles dry out.

Contact SERVPRO of Metro Brockton for any commercial water removal project with confidence. Call us day or night at  (508) 690-4690 for a professional crew directed by experienced project managers, ready to meet your requirements.

Why Do Disaster Recovery Companies Use Demolition Techniques to Solve Brockton Flooding Issues?

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

Flood covered street and yards It's rain and storm season. Should floodwaters enter your home, call SERVPRO for complete restoration..

SERVPRO Keeps the Lines of Communication Open to Reassure Our Customers that Our Efforts Are Always in Line with Flood Restoration for Brockton Residents 

In the chaos after a severe storm that causes flooding, it can be disturbing to a homeowner when a restoration company suggests using partial or controlled demolition as a strategy. When you look around at the destruction, it is hard to accept that planning more disruption is a pathway to recovery. 

What Are Some of the Reasons We Recommend Demolition? 

Although every flood damage restoration project in Brockton is unique, there are three primary reasons why our team might pursue demolition as a mitigation or remediation tactic.  

  • Safety Hazard Control and Water Mitigation 

If we notice telltale signs like bowing and bulging of surfaces, peeling or blistering of paint, or significant staining, we consider the chance that a hidden cache of rainwater collected in building cavities. Roof leaks caused by high winds or airborne debris destroying shingles or loosening flashing allows water to flow and migrate to lower levels. Rather than wait for collapse, we punch weep holes or remove materials to allow water to release in a planned and monitored way. 

  • Disposal of Irreparably Damaged Building Materials 

We cannot restore crumbling drywall and buckled flooring. SERVPRO removes the damaged portions in anticipation of replacement with sound materials. 

  • Access to Wet Cavities to Improve Structural Drying Efficiency 

Flood cuts, where we saw drywall several inches above the water line, permit the release of water and provide the warm, moving air conveyed by our drying equipment to reach confined wet areas. We also cut smaller holes to drain water and allow systems like Injectidry to use positive or negative air pressure to remove moisture. 

Who is Responsible for the Repairs and Rebuilding? 

We feel particularly comfortable making the decisions to employ controlled demolition because of our robust build back team. In addition to supporting or performing the demolition, our construction crew is ready to repair holes and replace destroyed building materials. 

The wrap-around assessment to reconstruction services offered by SERVPRO of Metro Brockton makes your experience stress free. For a streamlined restoration after storm-related flood damage, call (508) 690-4690. 

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Why Do Professional Restorers Focus First on Water Issues After a Household Fire?

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

Firefighters putting a fire out at a home. Let SERVPRO help you balance the water and fire damage when you have a fire in your Brockton home.

The Multi-Certified Team from SERVPRO Provides an Integrated Water and Fire Damage Response for Our Brockton Neighbors

While firefighters apply chemical extinguishing agents and water during the height of a blaze, homeowners are grateful for the rapid knockdown of the fire. Only when you view your property after its survival of the fire emergency, do you realize the severity of the water loss. Significant water damage is understandable given the alternative, but it now needs immediate attention.

What Makes Water Damage the First Priority in a Fire Recovery?

The resolution of fire damage in your Brockton house includes the management of prompt water removal and thorough structural drying, including moisture hidden in building cavities. The safety risks presented by standing and absorbed water are substantial and must abate before smoke and soot cleanup can begin in earnest. Safety concerns include:

  • Slip, trip, and fall fears
  • Potential weakening and collapse of ceilings and walls because of heavy, collected water
  • Electric shock exposure
  • Deterioration of porous materials and oxidation of metal framing and fasteners
  • Activation of mold growth and consequent damage

How Do Restoration Companies Balance Water Removal with the Urgent Need for Fire Damage Cleanup?

We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, arriving quickly with fully stocked services vehicles after your call. One contingent of the SERVPRO crew responds to the water damage with high-efficiency extractors and state of the art structural drying equipment. Meanwhile, project managers evaluate the types and extent of soot damage, matching products and strategies so that we can move directly to residue removal after the water mitigation and remediation completes.  The transition from water to fire damage recovery is seamless.

Adherence to restoration industry best practices for both water and fire damage ensures that SERVPRO of Metro Brockton can bring your home back to preloss condition fast. Call us at (508) 690-4690 to start the transformation to “Like it never even happened.”

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Whom Can I Trust to Help Me Dry Out My Brockton Water Damaged House?

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

A wall with the drywall cut with pipes exposed. With a red bucket on the floor. When it comes to your Brockton water damage, SERVPRO will happy to assist.

SERVPRO Commits to Provide the Highest Quality Water Damage Restoration for Brockton Residents with Integrity and Compassion

A burst pipe or broken appliance thrusts a homeowner directly into a water loss crisis. Vast quantities of water flow, even from standard household plumbing. It is not uncommon for the leakage to occur overnight or while a family is away at work or school, increasing the intensity and severity of the damage.

Why Should I Look for Professional Assistance with a Water Emergency?

Water damage to your Brockton home can impact structures and contents at several levels. Most apparent is standing water, which can be inches or deeper, depending on the amount of fluid flowing from the pipe, pump, or hose. Once the supply line shuts off, the water might recede, seeming to disappear on its own. Counting on the water crisis having such a simple resolution is a mistake.

Where Does the Water Go?

When water invades your dwelling, it is constantly on the move, seeking cracks and crevices to seep through. It wicks into porous materials like carpet and drywall and collects above ceilings and in building cavities. A hardwood floor can seem completely dry while the water actively soaks the sublayers, eventually warping the strips or planks forming the surface you walk on from underneath. 

What Happens if the Water Lingers?

Water is incredibly corrosive and destructive, crumbling walls, rusting metal fasteners, warping framing, and activating mold growth and resultant damage, among other concerns. SERVPRO Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained employees not only aggressively extract visible water, but also gather data to create and implement a structural drying plan. We follow the restoration industry best practices, ensuring that when we wind up your water recovery project, your home is clean, dry, disinfected, and deodorized, “Like it never even happened.”

Your confidence in the trained and skilled team at SERVPRO of Metro Brockton is well-placed. Call us at (508) 690-4690 to arrange for a prompt assessment and speedy mitigation and remediation of residential water damage.

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Brockton, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Metro Brockton today at (508) 690-4690 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.


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