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Flood Damage Cannot Wait!

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded living room Contact SERVPRO right away when facing flood damage. We are available 24/7 to take your emergency call.

Lynnfield Residents Get Rapid Response From SERVPRO When Called for Flood Damage

When your home gets hit with high winds and torrential rains, there could be several things that go wrong. No matter the season, you need to have a team on-site at your Lynnfield property to get to work as soon as possible. SERVPRO arrives within hours of your initial call, beginning remediation right after assessment to save precious time.

Securing your home after flood damage in Lynnfield is just half the battle. Your exterior must get stabilized, and any damage addressed to keep wind, rain, and debris from getting inside. When SERVPRO arrives at your door, we work to secure your property in many ways, including inspecting your siding, roofing, or windows that have taken on damage. For cleanup, we utilize equipment such as:

  • Pumps, extractors, and other industrial-strength water removal equipment
  • Powerful fans, centrifugal air movers, and dehumidifiers to evaporate moisture and restore humidity levels
  • Careful moisture monitoring with meters, thermal imaging technology, and sensors
  • Deodorization and disinfection of all surface areas with the help of EPA-registered products

When your property goes through a significant weather event, SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield is available to help with professional flood damage assistance. You can reach us any time for emergency service by calling (781) 593-6663. With our skills and experience, we get the job done right the first time!

East Lynn Businesses Need Prompt Cleanup After a Fire

2/12/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged living room One of the most important things after fire damage is a prompt response. Contact SERVPRO right away. We are available 24/7.

Your East Lynn store will not miss a beat when you contact SERVPRO for fire restoration

There is a lot that you must think about if your East Lynn shop has a fire. Not only will you want to handle all of the inventory that has been impacted by soot and charring, but you also have to think about safety and the ability to stay open. SERVPRO is here with a rapid response to help you check each important step off of the list.

When you call us for commercial fire restoration in Lynn, we take the time to manage the contents of your business carefully. Steps that may get taken include:

  • Pack outs to store or clean items off-site
  • Detailed content manipulation, including inventory and organization
  • Inventory and disposal for any unsalvageable contents

We understand how important it is to carefully manage restoration of your business after a fire. We remove all traces of the blaze, including deodorization, to combat odorous soot and smoke residue. Everything is left in a preloss condition so that your business can get back to regular operation.

SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield wants you to know that our services are available 24/7 when you require skilled fire restoration. Call us at (781) 593-6663 to have a crew deployed to your store after a fire for prompt, reliable cleanup.

Rapid Flood Removal is Crucial After a Storm

2/7/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded laundry room and hallway Don’t face flooding and subsequent flood damage alone. Contact SERVPRO’s certified technicians for remediation services.

Lynn Homeowners Look to SERVPRO for Reliable Flood Removal and Restoration

As the biggest city in all of Essex County, Massachusetts, you will find Lynn situated just 10 miles to the north of Boston along the Atlantic Ocean. Known for being part of the urban core of Greater Boston, this is a bustling region with a population of 90,329 people as of the time the 2010 United States Census got taken.

For years, Lynn was referred to as “City of Sin” because of the reputation for vice and crime in the area. Today, the area is known for a beautiful downtown cultural district, historical architecture, and wonderful open spaces and parks.

Learning About the History of Lynn, MA

The area now known as Lynn was initially inhabited by native Naumkeag people. In 1629, European settlement began with Edmund Ingalls, followed up in 1631 by John Tarbox. Moving forward, further settlement of Lynn brought about the formation of several independent downs, including:

  • Reading in 1644
  • Lynnfield in 1782
  • Saugus in 1815
  • Swampscott in 1852
  • And Nahant in 1853

During the 19th century, many estates and quaint beach cottages were constructed all along Lynn's shoreline. Because of this, the region and surrounding Atlantic coastline quickly became the fashionable place to spend time during the summer months. Many of these original structures along the coastline are now listed within the National Register under the Diamond Historic District.

Lynn, Massachusetts – Things to See and Do

There are many great locations to take in some local history or spend some time for a day trip. The top attractions in Lynn include:

  • Lynn Museum and Historical Society – Located in downtown Lynn, this is an excellent place to go with the family as there is something for all ages. There is an audio tour, interactive displays, courtyards for relaxing, and much more.
  • Lynn Shore – Are you hoping to spend some time amidst the ocean air with crashing waves in the background? This beach stop will provide plenty of shops to explore, a local pier, and a boardwalk for the ultimate beach day adventure.
  • Lynn Woods – When you want to get out to experience nature, there are lots of great trails in the middle of this stunning natural setting. Locals love to visit Lynn's wooded area to get away from a lot of the hustle and bustle of city life. 

Flood Removal by SERVPRO Ensures Your Lynn Interior Gets Back to Normal Fast

Be it a big flood or small; there is bound to be hidden moisture left in your Lynn home after storm waters rush in. Rather than DIY methods that can lead to secondary damage, SERVPRO features skilled IICRC-certified technicians to get the job done right the first time.

Failing to address all moisture with flood removal in Lynn could lead to numerous issues, such as:

  • Warped ceilings, walls, and flooring if water remains under the surface
  • Walls, baseboards, and flooring might require total replacement if moisture lingers
  • Potentially harmful microbial growth may develop, including mold colonization

SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield is available whenever you need us for flood removal measures after a recent storm. Call us at (781) 593-6663!

East Lynn Residents Can Learn Wilderness First Aid

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

first aid kit for the wilderness When an emergency occurs at your West Lynn home, call SERVPRO for water extraction and restoration--We give First Aid!

Get The Skills To Help Others In An Emergency At This East Lynn Seminar

East Lynn residents can hone their skills to save a life potentially by having basic first aid knowledge. This Wilderness First Aid workshop runs for two days. It covers many critical necessary actions to take when someone is injured or needs assistance, and there is not fast access to a medical facility. Participants learn how to handle getting caught in the elements, stay warm when the temperature drops, what to do if you get lost or ill, and handle emergencies calmly. Attendees get the first aid training to handle crises when on outings with family, friends, and groups. The training covers how to assess a situation, manage broken bones, necessary survival skills, and safe treatment of soft tissue injuries. At the end of the course, a certificate good for two years will get given to individuals completing the course.

  • Date: January 30, 2021
  • Time: Saturday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
  • Price: $195
  • Location: Boston Outdoor School, 131 Walnut Street 

SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield at (781) 593-6663 brings their certified technicians and professional equipment to handle water mitigation for East Lynn property owners.

Tacos and Board Games in Lynn

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

interior of restaurant and lounge tables Enjoy the tacos while SERVPRO removes the mold from this Lynn restaurant

Come in And Enjoy Game Night Plus Dinner in Lynn

Taco Tuesday is still running strong in the Lynn area at Savvor Restaurant and Lounge. Every Tuesday, this eatery features Taco Tuesdays with $3 taco specials featuring a choice of steak, chicken, jerk, or fish fillings.) There are also trivia games played with the winner getting shots. Due to the temporary curfew in effect, the event ends at 9 PM instead of 11 PM. The establishment asks that masks be on before entering the restaurant and observe social distancing between tables where the maximum seating together is six persons. Attendees for the game night must order food.

  • Date: January 19, 2021
  • Time: Tuesday, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
  • Price: No cover 
  • Please note attendees must be over 21 years of age
  • Location: Savvor Restaurant and Lounge at 180 Lincoln Street

SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield at (781) 593-6663 deals with the problem of commercial mold removal in local Lynn properties. The techs are available 24/7 for any size infestation that needs remediation.

How Does a Lynn Home Get Cleaned After Puff Back Damage?

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

green furnace in basement SERVPRO can clean your Lynn home, ducts, and heating system after a Puff Back--Contact us for a professional job!

Our SERVPRO professionals can clean and restore soot-damaged contents and structural elements.

There are inherent risks to running oil furnaces in your Lynn home, especially when these units begin to age without proper maintenance. A stalled ignition in the chamber can cause a small explosion when the furnace ultimately ignites. This event causes soot and smoke particles to blast through the HVAC system and out of vents and registers. Your personal belongings and exposed structural elements are both in need of immediate fire restoration.

How Do Furnace Puff Backs Affect Lynn Homes?

Fire puff back cleaning for Lynn homes hinges on knowing the extent of the damage. Beyond the immediate damage that puff backs can do to both the furnace and its ducts, there are several other impacts that these events can have:

  • Surface Damage – When soot comes to rest on the surfaces of structural elements and fixtures throughout your home, it can affect the underlying material. Without immediate cleaning with the appropriate techniques, these residues can permanently mar exposed surfaces. Soot is acidic and can etch glass and corrode metal surfaces.
  • Content Damage – Your personal belongings must also get considered when harmful particles are circulating in the environment. These items can become permanently damaged through prolonged exposure. SERVPRO can provide the advanced Esporta Washing System to gently clean fabrics using a hydraulic-based process.
  • Environmental Hazards – Circulating soot particles can be hazardous to the health of those exposed, making air filtration vital to begin as soon as possible to capture potentially threatening carcinogens. HEPA filters work with air scrubbers to trap airborne particles.

What Practices Are Used in Soot Removal?

Knowing what happens when soot needs to get removed from your house can help homeowners to prepare for these stages as they happen. Depending on the severity and thickness of present soils, there are multiple approaches to removing oil-based residues. While oil-based solvents and detergents can loosen heaping particles, agitative cleaning practices can reduce the threat's severity so cleaning can become more successful. Some of these approaches include:

  • Brushing
  • Dusting
  • Vacuuming

Whenever a puff back occurs in your home, you can count on our SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield team to help you make it "Like it never even happened." We are available anytime you need us at (781) 593-6663.

Lynn Residents Rely On SERVPRO For Fast Water Removal

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

boots splashing in water with person wearing blue jeans You can take off your boots when SERVPRO arrives for water removal and cleanup in your Lynn area home

SERVPRO Arrives Quickly To Lynn Properties For Water Removal and Restoration

Like most of the land in the area, early settlers in the area that would become Lynn bought the land from the indigenous people, the Naumkeag. The tribe maintained their independence, although they initially were members of the Massachusett Confederacy of tribes. There is no evidence this particular tribe was anything but peaceful with their surrounding neighbors, both Native and the settlers. As more European settlers came into the area, the Native American population dwindled due to illness. When a plague swept through the site in the early 1600s, the Naumkeag people got hit hard and lost large numbers. The population did not recover and by 1633 were all but gone.

Lynn as a city would have never come into existence 350 years ago without a group of settlers from Salem who tired of the fast pace, crowded conditions, and wanted more farmland to raise crops and livestock. All of those needs got met in the not-yet-named Lynn, then called Saugus in 1630. The first official minister for the town was Samuel Whiting, who hailed from King's Lynn in England. The local townsfolk changed the name of the city to Lynn in 1637 in honor of Whiting.

Lynn grew primarily as an agricultural hub, but also due to the making of leather shoes. In fact, the soldiers’ boots for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War had their creation in the city.

In the present, the city's seal has a colonial boot on it. A Quaker gentleman named Ebenezer Breed saw potential in the town and persuaded other shoemakers and Europeans to settle in the area. By the time Lynn became an official city in 1850, it was already hailed as the Ladies Shoe Capital of the World. At the start of the 1900s, the town was the world leader in shoe production. Over 200 factories put out over one million pairs of shoes daily. This was in part due to the automation developed by an African-American immigrant named Jan Matzeliger. The city saw production begin to decline post-WWII and the last show factory finally closed its doors in 1981.

Jan Ernst Matzeliger was an immigrant from Suriname, then called Dutch Guiana, born to a plantation owner father and a mother who was still an indentured servant. He traveled to Lynn as he was a skilled shoemaker. To make shoes that fit, molds of the buyer’s feet called “lasts” got made and the shoes made around that mold. It was a tedious process that required dexterity and skilled hands. Also, the last-makers would sometimes hold back on delivery of the needed molds asking for more money for the job. Matzeliger set about to automate the shoe laster.

He spent five years developing his invention and finally in 1883, he received the patent for an automated shoe laster. This was the beginning of mass production of shoes, where a skilled shoemaker could produce up to 50 pairs of shoes a day; Matzeliger’s process could produce anywhere from 150 to 700 pairs of shoes in a single day. This lead to the price of most types of shoes getting cut in half and becoming more affordable. The downside of his dedication to developing this technology took a toll on his health. He did not eat and caught a severe cold which led to the discovery he also had tuberculosis. He died in August 1889 just three weeks shy of his 37th birthday.

Another important nickname is "The City of Firsts." Some critical "firsts'' for this town are: 

  • Established the first leather tannery in 1629
  • First fire engine in 1654
  • Lydia Pinkham is the first woman to use her image to sell a product in 1875   
  • Engineers built the first jet airplane engine in Lynn's GE Plant in 1942

Best Places to Check Out in Lynn

Lynn has the benefit of beautiful, natural scenery while still being able to see the city. Lynn Woods is one of the most popular venues for nature lovers. The trails are some of the best hiking in the area. Other popular places to visit in the city are:

  • Lynn Shore situated on the beach by Nahant Bay
  • High Rock Park has excellent views of Boston
  • Lynn Museum and Historical Society highlight the contributions the immigrant population made, plus Lynn's influence on the area’s growth through its hold on the ice and shoe industry. 

When it comes to dining, the winner of the Traveler's Choice for restaurants was the Antique Table Restaurant. This eatery is popular because of its Italian menu, excellent food, and gluten-free options. The city has a considerable number of food options with something for everyone's taste. 

What Furnishings Have The Best Outcome After Water Removal In Lynn Homes?

When a water damage event occurs in a Lynn property, the items that have the best potential for reuse after water removal are nonporous articles. Anything that absorbed the water has the potential for damage. Wood furniture can get restored if absorbing the water has not swelled or cracked crucial joints. SERVPRO technicians have extensive training to visually inspect items and determine if they have the potential for reuse through the various restoration techniques utilized by the techs.

Other top-level concerns about whether an item can get reused depend on many factors: 

  • How quickly the cleanup started
  • If the water caused damage to the item 
  • Whether the water contains contaminants 

If the water caused staining or discoloration to an item or surface, the techs have an array of cleaning agents, and some can lift away water spots. The technicians always test the surface to ensure the method chosen does not mar the exterior the techs are cleaning

Odor control can be another concern, mainly if the water waited a length of time for removal. Pungent, musty odors can set up quickly in a home, and after extraction and drying, the techs can perform different types of applications to dispel and get rid of odors.

SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield at (781) 593-6663 serves the local Lynn community for all types of water removal services. The trained technicians bring their professional equipment and experience to make the damage in the home, "Like it never even happened."

Lynn Executives – Experience the #MTMN Executive Buffet via Zoom

12/18/2020 (Permalink)

A person ordering food looking at a laptop. Supporting local businesses as well as getting to know local executives from your home or office sounds like a great way of networking. Try out #MTMN.

Free Networking Available for Lynn, MA, Professionals with the #MTMN Executive Buffet

Each month, the MTM Institute hosts a buffet where local professionals have the chance to network with other executives in and around the Greater Boston Area. Due to the need for social distancing, you can now enjoy this networking event online from your home or office. This “buffet” networking event is geared toward helping professionals with business education. Participants are encouraged to support local restaurants by ordering in from their favorite restaurant or purchasing a gift certificate. 

  • Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
  • Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
  • Where: Virtual via the Zoom portal
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Registration is required to take part in this business networking event

Having like-minded people to network with is crucial if you want to be successful in business. This is something that our team at SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield supports for our current and future customers. Should you suffer from a fire in your business, you may feel overwhelmed at the immense damage and need for detailed cleanup. Our crews are readily available 24 hours a day to tackle your fire damage restoration needs. Give us a phone call at (781) 593-6663, and we can send out a crew to get started as quickly as possible.

Lynn Residents – Experience the Salem MA Weekly Meditation Group

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

A lady meditating in a livingroom. A healthy mind and body makes daily life so much better. Try out the Salem MA Meditation Meetup Group virtual classes.

Virtual Meditation is Available for Lynn, MA Residents Online Via Zoom 

Meditation is something that many people enjoy as a way to relax or to look into their higher self. This is a process that is based on Kriya practices, and you experience blissful silence as you are guided through the process. Each week, the Salem MA Meditation Meetup Group offers virtual classes for people to participate in openness and healing for the mind, body, heart, and soul. If this is something that you are interested in, you can take part without ever having to leave your home or office. All you have to do is register and log into the online Zoom class, and you can begin the experience with Judy and the rest of the participants. 

  • Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
  • Time: 5 pm to 6 pm 
  • Where: Online virtual meditation via Zoom
  • Cost: Free

Health and wellness are essential, and SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield likes to encourage local residents to take charge of their well-being. If you have issues after a storm and you require assistance with groundwater cleanup, our skilled team at SERVPRO has the tools to handle the job. Our fleet of vehicles is at the ready, meaning that we can be there with 24/7 emergency on-call services when you contact us at (781) 593-6663.

East Lynn Business Professionals – Don’t Miss Business Ethics 1 Day Virtual Live Training

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

Two women looking at a computer. SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield supports continuing education, if your in a business you can gain from This Business Ethics 1 Day Virtual Live Training.

Academy for Pro’s is Hosting Live Training Available Virtually for East Lynn, MA, Area Residents

Business ethics training is essential for anyone involved in the field of business, all avenues. Proper business ethics is critical if you want your organization to be successful over the long-term. In this world of social distancing, you can still take part in valuable training sessions. This Business Ethics 1 Day Virtual Live Training session features all of the details that you need to help you work with suppliers, employees, customers, and the competition. Registration is required for this online event, and anyone interested in learning more about business ethics is welcome to attend.

  • Date and Time: Two options available – Thursday, December 10, 2020, at 10:30 pm and Friday, December 11, 2020, at 6:30 am
  • Location: Online via EventBrite
  • Cost: $395 - $695, tickets available online

Local businesses and residents of East Lynn are vital to us at SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield, and we always support continued learning and enrichment. If you suffer from flood damage after a significant storm rolls through, we can come out to your home to handle the cleanup and restoration. Call our team at (781) 593-6663, and we will arrive on-site and ready to work within hours. We are Faster to Any Size Disaster!