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SERVPRO Supports Georgetown

9/22/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Supports Georgetown A donation of apples –and wise advise– at Georgetown Fire Open House.

SERVPRO is always happy to support our local Fire Departments. At the most recent Open House for Georgetown Fire, we donated apples (and some wise advise)!

SERVPRO Helps RPAC Surpass Goal

9/22/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Helps RPAC Surpass Goal A happy group at NSAR's FUndraising event.

Our own Rich Ciarletta was in attendance at last night's NSAR's RPAC Fundraising Bowling Event. Even with the smiles and laughter, the lofty goal of 38K was surpassed with last night's efforts! We were happy to donate a basket to raffle and be part of the success! North Shore Association of Realtors.

Every Second Counts! Fire Prevention Month

9/22/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Every Second Counts! Fire Prevention Month A downloadable graphic to review with family and co-workers.

You can get a head start on fire prevention month by downloading this graphic. The theme this year is "Every Second Counts" and it couldn't be more true. This downloadable graphic is a great learning tool to use with your family or in the workplace.

Be Ready for Anything Mother Nature Throws at You!

9/21/2017 (Permalink)

With one of the busiest hurricane seasons in recent memory, it's wise to follow these safety tips from National grid minimize any damage to your home and possessions and keep your family safe.

  • Remain calm and gather all supplies on our storm kit checklist, including adequate medical/prescription supplies. 
  • Establish a “safe room” in a windowless interior room. Keep your storm kit there.
  • Before lowering a TV antenna or satellite dish, make sure to turn off and unplug the TV, and avoid power lines.
  • Turn off all swimming pool pumps and filters, and wrap them in waterproof materials.
  • Turn your refrigerator and freezer to their coldest settings ahead of time to keep food fresh longer in the event of a power outage.
  • Turn off and unplug any unnecessary or sensitive electrical equipment.
  • Use surge protectors.
  • Consider using a UPS (uninterruptible power supply).
  • Charge the battery for your cell phone and laptop computers.
  • Make sure that your home is secure, shuttered, and able to withstand a hurricane.

Storm Prep for Seniors

If you plan staying home during a storm, be sure to follow the steps above and ask a neighbor for help if necessary. If you plan to stay with family or friends during a hurricane, take these precautions:

  • Remain calm. Call them in advance. Make sure they will be ready for you.
  • Have a backup plan in case they are out of town.
  • Have your emergency checklist completed outlining your needs.
  • Bring your own food, water, medicine supply, and important papers with you.
  • If you have a loved one with dementia, ask to have a room just for you and your loved one. Ask your hosts to take the same safety precautions you have in your home (e.g., hide sharp objects and poisons, limit access to exits, cover mirrors).
  • Notify your friends/family/neighbors of your evacuation plans.

SERVPRO Helps The Hoarding Project

5/5/2017 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO Helps The Hoarding Project Richard Ciarletta of SERVPRO (far right) helped The Hoarding Project with an event on April 29, 2017.

On April 29, 2017 SERVPRO of Danvers/Ipswich's Marketing Representative Richard Ciarletta joined forces with The Hoarding Project to help out on their Safety Day. SERVPRO donated boxes for the event as well.

Safety Day is a term to talk about conducting a "modified clean-out" of a hoarded home. The goal of Safety Day is to ensure safety in a client's home. In other words, The Hoarding Project aims to make sure that a client can use and access his or her home in the way it was intended to be used without significant risk of harm to his or herself. The way they do this is through a carefully planned and structured, team-based approach to clearing "just enough" of the possessions in the home to create a safe living environment. This is done with the client's mental health and stress level during the process as the number one priority.

For more information please contact info@thehoardingproject.org

 

Mold Remediation Services

5/5/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation Services Mold was found in this Amesbury, MA office building and SERVPRO of Danvers/Ipswich remediated the mold.

Does Your Ipswich Home Have A Mold Problem?

Mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

    • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.

 

    • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.

 

    • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.

 

    • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.

 

    • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.

 

    • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

 

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (978) 777-3498

SERVPRO Attends Speakeasy Event

4/25/2017 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO Attends Speakeasy Event Owner Michelle Lavigne, Peter Carbone of E-Z Way Cleaners, owner Dave Hart, Crew Chief Nury Cardoza and owner Patrick Lavigne attended the event

On April 5th, 2017 SERVPRO of Haverhill/Newburyport attended the Buttonwoods Speakeasy Social 2017 at The Tap in Haverhill, MA. Owners Dave Hart and Michelle & Patrick Lavigne along with Crew Chief Nury Cardoza dressed in their finest 1920's glad rags and went out to support The Buttonwoods Museum.


The Buttonwoods Museum - Haverhill Historical Society is a designated Essex National Heritage Area Visitor Center offering information to residents and tourists about the city and the region beyond. The museum opened in 1904 and is in the middle of hundreds of years of Haverhill and Merrimack Valley history.


The mission of the Buttonwoods Museum is to collect and preserve history, and to educate the community about Greater Haverhill's past and culture.


All proceeds from this event went to help maintain the museum properties, protect the priceless artifacts of Greater Haverhill's history and fund educational programs.

Be Prepared for an Emergency

4/13/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Be Prepared for an Emergency The ERP is a no-cost assessment; all it requires is a little time, making it a great value that could save you time and money in the future.

In the event of an emergency, the Emergency READY Profile® or ERP can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. Working with SERVPRO® of Danvers/Ipswich on an ERP will provide you with a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contact information, shut-off valve locations and priority areas.

The ERP also establishes your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider, giving you access to over 40 years of experience and a System over 1,600 Franchises strong. The ERP is a no-cost assessment; all it requires is a little time, making it a great value that could save you time and money in the future.

Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive and get you back in the building following a disaster.

Don't wait until disaster strikes. Call SERVPRO® of Danvers/Ipswich at 978-777-3498 or visit or website to establish your Emergency READY Profile®, and be "Ready for whatever happens."

SERVPRO of Danvers/Ipswich - Quick Response for Water Damages

4/13/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO of Danvers/Ipswich - Quick Response for Water Damages Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither does SERVPRO of Danvers/Ipswich. We provide emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of Danvers/Ipswich arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.

This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs. The water damage timeline below details the damage that occurs if no action is taken.

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

First 24 Hours

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to One Week

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than One Week

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

Call us today at 978-777-3498 for more information.

SERVPRO Hosts Haverhill Chamber Event

3/24/2017 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO Hosts Haverhill Chamber Event SERVPRO of Haverhill hosts the September After Hours Mixer for the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Greater Haverhill Chamber After Hours Mixer at SERVPRO of Haverhill.  The Casino Night was a huge success!  It was wonderful meeting so many business professionals and of course sharing the SERVPRO story and our new building with the local community.  Thank you to the Greater Haverhill Chamber for your help organizing this wonderful event.  Many thanks to Bradford Country Club for providing the food and of course Seacoast Events for all their hardwork running the casino tables.  SERVPRO is proud to be a member of and support such a wonderful community.  We hope that everyone enjoyed themselves and look forward to the Haverhill Chamber's next big event!  And remember, if ever you are faced with a fire or water damage, please don't hesitate to contact us.  We are here to help!