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What to do when there is a Commercial Fire in East Lynn – Call SERVPRO.

10/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. SERVPRO will work with your insurance company. Commercial building restoration is a job for us.

Why should someone call us when there's a Commercial Fire in East Lynn?

Commercial fires in East Lynn have a huge impact on many people as well as the business impact. Even small fires have a large effect. There may be damaged finished goods, raw materials, implications on the business's processes, and potential structural damage. Customers are impacted, employees may lose pay, and 3rd party suppliers also lose goods and trade. A return to normal business operations is a high priority for many business and personal reasons.

SERVPRO provides commercial fire and smoke damage restoration in East Lynn. We respond the fastest, maintain the highest standards of professionalism and quality work. We aim to return your business to normal operations as fast as possible.

Why should you call us for assistance after a fire? Our highly trained fire and water damage specialists are available 24 hours a day, and we are onsite in less than four hours from your initial call to us. We deploy technicians who specialize in:

  • Fire and smoke restoration
  • Odor control
  • Water damage restoration

What should you do if there is a commercial fire? There are several steps business managers can take to mitigate their losses and also reduce the time needed to return to normal operations. Commercial fires can evolve quickly, don't hesitate, follow these steps:

  • Call 911 and evacuate the building.
  • Verify the safety of your employees, customers, and suppliers. Do a headcount.
  • Call SERVPRO so our team can get to work as soon as the fire department gives the all-clear.
  • Call your insurance company. We can discuss restoration plans with your adjuster to manage the cost and get your business back in operation as fast as possible.
  • Do not enter the building. There can be several safety-related concerns:
    • Slips and falls
    • Live electrical connections
    • Carcinogens
    • Weakened structure

Let the experts get to work with fire and smoke restoration and cleanup services.

Call SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield for fire restoration service in East Lynn and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (781) 593-6663.

Activate Flood Removal & Cleanup in Lynn – Call SERVPRO

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

Call Now! For fast and immediate storm damage restoration for your home. SERVPRO is the team to have on your side. Call now!

Avoid Extensive Damage from Mold, Secondary Damage from Floodwaters in Lynn – Call SERVPRO

Floodwaters raging through your neighborhood in Lynn can cause extensive damage in a matter of minutes to homes and businesses. Debris, sand & silt, chemicals, and biological material are all mixed, coating everything inside your home and business. There are dangers from slipping and falling, short-circuiting electrical connections, and viruses and bacteria. Mold can also begin growing in 24 hours or less with the right conditions.

Fast action by SERVPRO initiating flood removal and cleanup in Lynn structures can protect your family, your employees, and customers, and you return your business to normal operations quickly. Within four hours of your call, we are on-site, perform an immediate assessment of the situation and activate the resources needed to immediately begin removing water, debris, and residues while keeping everyone safe. SERVPRO provides mold remediation in Chicago, and we are an "Official Downtown Chicago Licensed Operator."

Among the many services our local SERVPRO franchise provides are:

We also provide external generators and truck-mounted pumps if needed until power is restored. High-capacity dehumidifiers and air movers begin drying the structure and contents before mold colonies become established. 

Calling SERVPRO immediately after a flood can also mitigate the secondary damage from contents and structures exposed to high humidity levels, water, and moisture. Many materials can be cleaned and restored if cleaning and drying action begins without delay.

Call SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield for flood removal service in Lynn and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (781) 593-6663.

Manage Your Risk with a SERVPRO Fire Safety and Prevention Plan in Lyon

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

smoke from fire SERVPRO technicians are trained and experienced in all phases of fire damage restoration. We are here to help.

What is a SERVPRO Emergency Fire and Safety Prevention Profile in Lynn?

Business owners are focused on day-to-day operations for their businesses in Lynn. They are focused on developing sales forecasts, fulfilling customer orders, ordering finished goods, manufacturing, and providing support services to their customers. Few take the time to consider managing their risk associated with natural disasters, e.g., fire, flooding, and the impact on operations from mold infestations.

SEERVPRO can assist in managing these risks with our fire safety and prevention plans for businesses in Lynn. Our Emergency Ready Profile and Plan (ERP) includes fire safety and prevention and other natural disaster preparedness for your business. The ERP plan is straightforward, available for residential and business customers, and free of cost.

SERVPRO combines our fast response commitment with our ERP plan to mitigate the secondary damage caused by chemicals and water used by the fire department to put out the fire. We also identify areas within your property that may place your building and contents even more at risk of damage during a fire.

Our ERP plan success is based on the following attributes:

  • Our in-person inspection identifies areas that are at risk
  • Business owners can identify high priority areas and materials for intervention
  • Utility shutoff locations are recorded
  • Contact details for preferred vendors and contractors providing support services for equipment
  • Identify management team for decision making during a fire or natural disaster

A SERVPRO ERP plan can be added to your risk management plan for your business and incorporated with training for your employees to help manage fire safety and prevent fires that could devastate your business. We aim to return your business to normal as fast as possible.

Call SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield for fire safety and prevention in Lynn and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (781) 593-6663.

Why Is Professional Assessment of Flood-Damaged East Lynn Properties Essential?

9/23/2021 (Permalink)

IICRC logo Rely on SERVPRO's IICRC certified technicians to restore your East Lynn flood damaged property, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO evaluates East Lynn residences’ flood damage, locating and planning interventions for a broad range of safety hazards

Although you might feel lucky after what seemed like minor storm and flood damage in your East Lynn neighborhood, arranging for an assessment of potential safety issues is critical. Water trapped in cavities and moisture absorbed by porous building materials sets the stage for progressive deterioration and secondary damage including mold growth, although you are oblivious to its presence.

How Does SERVPRO Assess Post-Storm and Flooding Hazard Risks?

When torrential rains and high winds attack your East Lynn home, ceiling leaks and basement flooding cleanup are not uncommon and can be painfully apparent. You might not realize that due to the individual construction details of your home, however, that hidden flooding and associated damage is possible. The unaddressed storm devastation will present days, weeks, or months later, and delayed water damage remediation is expensive and disruptive. Make a proactive decision, inviting SERVPRO to evaluate your home for:

  • Sagging ceilings due to leaking roofs from storm activity
  • Walls with bulges or “sweating,” staining, or peeling paint indicating stormwater flooded between behind and between vertical surfaces
  • Caches of water trapped in cinder block cells or behind plaster, drywall, or paneling in basements
  • Wet floors wicking water pooled behind baseboards
  • Mold growth from damp building materials such as insulation or framing

Can SERVPRO Access and Complete Flood Restoration for Trapped Storm Water?

The robust construction background possessed by SERVPRO work crews supports our use of controlled demolition to address basement flooding and wall and ceiling repairs from water damages. Emergency services provided by our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians include:

  • Strategic punching of weep holes in ceilings to prevent collapse
  • Drilled or sawn holes or flood cuts in drywall or mortar joints to release stormwater and permit access for applied structural drying interventions
  • Use of advanced technologies to suction water and introduce dry, warm, moving air into confined spaces through negative pressure air systems (hose and drying mat placement where more invasive demolition is contraindicated)

Count on the professionals from SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield when storms flood your property. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster -- call us at (781) 242-5430.

Can Property Owners Improve the Odds of Successful Disaster Restoration in the Lynn Massachusetts Region?

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

ERP mobile app images The mobile ERP Emergency READY Profile Program developed by SERVPRO Can Prevent or Mitigate Damage to Lynn Area Properties

Lynn area businesses and residents seek streamlined recovery efforts, why SERVPRO offers the innovative Emergency READY Profile (ERP)

When seeking the best fit for fire, water, storm, and mold among property damage recovery professionals in Lynn and surrounding communities, owners are wise to take proactive steps to customize and speed the restoration process. Our investment in robust planning tools is why SERVPRO is the company to call. We make it convenient for you to create practical disaster mitigation and remediation agendas to guide our managers and technicians when an emergency presents.

What Is the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile and Plan (ERP)?

Professional assessment, plus the essential details only an owner knows, combine during emergency pre-planning, why SERVPRO’s ERP benefits Lynn’s residential and commercial properties in anticipation of natural or human-made crises. The ERP creation process is straightforward and available free of cost:

  • Call ahead to set up an on-site evaluation with an experienced project manager.
  • Walking through your specific physical space is why SERVPRO can individualize the plan.
  • Diagrams, photos, and other information seen through the eyes of a professional restorer support the most effective response, why SERVPRO stresses in-person inspection.
  • Property owner input sharpens our focus, why SERVPRO developed a mobile app owners can use to provide details.

What Should Property Owners Add to Make the ERP More Constructive?

Although we are a leader in commercial and residential damage restoration in the Lynn area, you are the experts concerning your property, why SERVPRO values and requires your perspective. Here are some hints on using our ERP app most efficaciously:

  • Clarify your restoration provider preference, explaining why SERVPRO can begin work immediately.
  • Identify the location of utility shutoffs.
  • List contact information for vendors and contractors who designed and installed your equipment, appliances, and systems.
  • Indicate your priorities to help us rank interventions.
  • Designate individuals who can act on your behalf if you are unavailable when disaster strikes.

Our highly effective Emergency READY Profile Plan (ERP) is among many reasons why SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield delivers outstanding outcomes after property disasters. Call us at (781) 242-5430 to schedule an ERP assessment.

How Do Professionals Approach Water Removal from Lynn Hardwood Floors?

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

planks cupping from water damage SERVPRO strives to restore water damaged hardwood flooring to the delight of our Lynn customers

SERVPRO’s advanced moisture detection and extraction emergency services solve water damaged flooring challenges in Lynn

Water removal after Lynn homes suffer ceiling leaks or burst pipes is rarely straightforward. Homeowners quickly discover that fluids seep into cracks and crevices, disappearing from view while still causing progressive damage to building materials. The trapped water requires extraction and thorough drying to avoid deterioration of load-bearing surfaces and the potential of secondary mold growth and damage.

How Do Wet Subfloors Harm Lynn Hardwood?

Porous materials like plywood subflooring absorb excess water trickling down from the surface. Like a soggy sponge, the unfinished wood in the substrate continuously saturates the visible hardwood layer from the bottom or sides. Appropriate water removal in Lynn and judicious drying prevent the strips or plank hardwood floors from damage such as:

The edges of each piece of hardwood slightly raise or “cup” when the water wicks into the unfinished bottom and sides and the wood swells.

  • Crowning

If the top of the hardwood absorbs more water than the sides or bottom, the planks or strips arch up in the middle. Crowning links to overdrying of  the bottom of the stips or planks.

Note: Cupping frequently resolves with professional drying. Sanding can restore extreme cases. Crowning is usually permanent. Sections of hardwood might need replacement.

Why Do SERVPRO Technicians Trace Moisture Migration When Repairing Water Damaged Hardwood Floors?

Sensitive moisture detection and metering devices help SERVPRO workers trace the perimeters and severity of water incursions under hardwood floors. After locating pooled water and measuring moisture levels, our crews remove water and dry out damp materials before severe damage using strategies like:

  • Negative pressure technology, suctioning trapped water through sealed floor mats attached to extractors via hoses
  • Controlled demolition where technicians lift or remove some hardwood strips or planks to permit the direction of warm, dry airflow between the flooring layers

Innovations in trapped water extraction permit SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield to restore the function and appearance of hardwood floors damaged by leaking roofs after storms or pipe ruptures. For the best outcomes, call (781) 242-5430 immediately after noticing the damage for rapid water removal.

Efficient Mold Inspections for East Lynn Homes 

8/19/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage wall SERVPRO is the professional outfit needed for all of your mold remediation services. Call now for fast and immediate service.

Evaluating moist conditions in East Lynn homes can identify when mold threats exist. 

No matter where mold might exist in your home, our experienced remediators work to eliminate the colonies without making the situation worse with added moisture or improper containment. The first step in this process is identifying the extent of the damage and what specific materials are affected by fungal colonization. 

Inspecting Damaged Attics and Basements 

Two areas where mold removal in East Lynn homes is often necessary are the attic and the basement. Structural breaches and vulnerabilities in either of these areas can lead to excessive moisture concerns that leave organic matter installed susceptible to mold growth. Fungal development can be quickly identified with mold inspections by our production manager or crew chief. 

Remediation Solutions for Mold Threats 

There are several potential options for removing mold and microbial threats from area residences. With the lack of air circulation and possible moisture concerns in the attic and basement levels, the best remediation approaches are ones that target exposed organic matter like roof supports, trusses, floor supports, and other wooden constructs. Some of these remediation solutions include: 

  • Surface cleaning
  • Media blasting (dry)
  • Controlled demolition

Mold is a threatening presence in area homes and can be challenging to remove even with the fast response of our SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield team. Our remediation professionals are ready to help 24/7 at (781) 593-6663.

Can SERVPRO Offer Water Damage Repairs for Lynn Homes? 

8/12/2021 (Permalink)

standing in a pool of storm water in home Leaks and burst pipes will cause water damage in your home. SERVPRO techs are trained and ready at a moment's notice.

With a variety of build-back and repair options, we can help return Lynn homes to preloss conditions. 

While not all water damage events require repairs and reconstruction, having the capability to provide these services when necessary saves time and money for customers when choosing SERVPRO. 

Fixing the Cause of the Water Damage 

From burst pipes to ceiling leaks, water damage repairs for Lynn homes are inevitable. Our SERVPRO professionals work to correct the causes of water damage and the effects of lingering moisture on sensitive building materials. To repair vulnerabilities for the house, we provide:

  • Plumbing – Leaks and burst pipes create excessive damage scenarios rapidly on the property. Through controlled demolition to access the breach, we can remove damaged connections or pipes to restore service. 
  • Roofs – Leaks from the roof can lead to flooding in the attic and the living space beneath it. 
  • Building Envelope Breaches – From broken windows to missing siding, exterior damage can become interior problems. 

Reinstalling Removed Building Materials 

Reconstruction and reinstallation are one of the final steps towards making water and flood damages "Like it never even happened." With a general contractor license and experience, we can seamlessly transition between the restoration work and the reconstruction or build-back to follow. 

Water can be a destructive force against Lynn homes and businesses, requiring multiple types of water damage repairs. Our SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield team is ready to help however you need at (781) 593-6663.

What Can Lynn Homeowners Expect from the Fire Cleaning Process?

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

picture of home on fire Fire and smoke damage restoration is a job for SERVPRO. We will be on-site within 4 hours of the initial call.

Our cleaning process is a consistent element to restore Lynn homes to pre-fire condition.

House fire clean-up and smoke remediation are intricate processes after disasters. Evaluating the condition of the house and its damaged areas can determine the best restoration and mitigation steps to help. 

What Are the Typical Focal Points of Post-Fire Cleaning?

When fire damage restoration in Lynn homes gets started, our SERVPRO team must focus on specific obstacles that could lead to worsening conditions for the structure. Some of these include: 

  • Remove Smoke Residues – Soot and smoke residues or soils come to rest on surfaces and contents, requiring several products and practices to remove them entirely. 
  • Remove Malodors – While much of the deodorization process comes later, house fire clean-up is not complete without overcoming harsh smoke odors. Air scrubbers, hydroxyl generators, and thermal fogging are some options for odor elimination.
  • Remove Blistered Contents – Destroyed and ruined contents or furniture cannot remain in the house. We can safely pull these from the residence and discard them appropriately. 
  • Remove Ruined Building Materials – Controlled demolition, and bulk material removal can be vital mitigation steps to prevent structural collapses, identify weak points, and reduce hazardous environmental conditions.

Managing fire losses in your home begins with trusting the property to skilled restoration professionals like our SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield team. We have clear mitigation strategies to protect the property and its contents from further harm. Call us at (781) 593-6663.

Does SERVPRO provide Fire and Smoke Cleanup in Lynn?

7/22/2021 (Permalink)

fire extinguisher behind fire background Fire damage done to your personal property occurs SERVPRO should be the first call you make. Our techs are trained and experienced in all phases.

Need Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup in Lynn – Call SERVPRO

Most consumers think of smoke residue as oily grime that must be removed from the walls, floors, and home contents. Smoke residues can be oily, they can also be fluffy, and the residue can also be acidic or alkaline depending on the material consumed in the fire. Strong acids or strong alkaline smoke residues can further damage your contents if left in place too long.

SERVPRO provides fire and smoke cleanup to homeowners and businesses in Lynn. We respond to your home in less than four hours, assess the situation, and deploy fire restoration and smoke remediation technicians immediately. We know our clients are anxious to have their homes back in one piece, cleaned and deodorized.

Burning plastics produce chlorides that combine with water to form hydrochloric acid. Combustion from fires also produces carbon dioxide, which produces carbonic acid after combining with moisture. Although in most cases are mildly acidic, these substances can damage fabrics, porous materials and cause discoloration and corrosion of other materials over time. Our technicians test for acidic and alkaline smoke residue and utilize the appropriate cleaning materials suitable for acids and alkaline residues.

SERVPRO can help residents with all of their fire clean-up needs. Our services include:

  • House Fire Clean Up
  • Water and Fire Damage Restoration
  • Smoke Damage Cleanup

Call SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield for fire and smoke cleanup in Lynn and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (781) 593-6663.