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Frozen Flooding?

Frozen Flooding?

Frozen flooding? Is that even possible? We found out the hard way when a "Bomb Cyclone" snow storm hit New England in early 2018, dumping feet (as in plural) of snow during astronomical high tides which caused unprecedented flooding.

Storm Trooper Not Your Enemy!

Storm Trooper Not Your Enemy!

This Storm Trooper re-wrote public opinion by shoveling out strangers' cars and walkways during a recent storm that paralyzed much of the East Coast.

The storm dumped several inches of snow and caused unprecedented flooding. 

The News Of The Day

The News Of The Day

This homeowner laid newspapers down after a flood in their home. The idea was a good one to absorb some of the moisture, they quickly realized that wouldn't be enough and called SERVPRO!

Under The Tile

Under The Tile

Because of all the moisture in your bathroom, mold can easily grow under tiles. When it gets so bad that it's visible through the grout, it can be shocking once the tiles are removed!

Pitch Perfect!

Pitch Perfect!

If your window air conditioner unit isn't installed and pitched correctly, it can sometimes lead to mold. It's best to continually check under window sills, inside and outside, for sign of growth.

A Cut Above

A Cut Above

Crews begin cutting the drywall above the water line to ensure moisture won't lead to mold growth. Not taking these extra steps, in the remediation, after water or storm damage can lead to more problems down the road.

Rebuilding After Water Damage

Rebuilding After Water Damage

Rebuilding after a water or fire damage can be a daunting task. We'll stick with you through the whole process to get your home back to the point it was before the crisis. 

Fires Spread Quickly

Fires Spread Quickly

A quick moving kitchen fire can spread well beyond it's point of origin – in under 3 minutes, according the National Fire Safety Council – as it did with this kitchen fire. Most of the first and second floors needed to be gutted due to smoke and/or fire damage.

Where There's Moisture, There Could Be Mold

Where There's Moisture, There Could Be Mold

Mold was found behind the drywall of Page School when it was removed during clean up of a water damage caused by a burst sprinkler pipe. SERVPRO was able to address this after the water damage was contained.

Storm Damage at Page School

Storm Damage at Page School

SERVPRO of Danvers/Ipswich dispatched crews in the overnight hours when Page School in Newbury, MA flooded due to a burst sprinkler pipe after a particularly nasty winter storm blew through New England. 

What Is A Puff Back?

What Is A Puff Back?

No, it has nothing to do with that magic dragon! A puff back is when a sticky, oily, smokey soot is blown back through your ventilation system due to a system failure. Our sister franchise, on Cape Cod, wrote an excellent article explaining how it occurs and the do's and don'ts of clean-up.

Power Strips and Space Heaters, Deadly Combination.

Power Strips and Space Heaters, Deadly Combination.

A Facebook post by Umatilla County Fire District No. 1 in Hermiston, Oregon, of a melted and burned power strip went viral.

Space heaters must be plugged directly into wall outlets, experts say. Never use an extension cord or power strip, which can overheat and result in a fire. Power strips are not designed to handle the high current flow needed for a space heater, and can overheat, melt and even catch fire due to the added energy flow.

Boys & Girls Club at Star Wars: The Last Jedi!

Boys & Girls Club at Star Wars: The Last Jedi!

SERVPRO of Danvers/Ipswich recently hosted an event for several of it's commercial clients at a local movie theater for an early premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. These lucky Boys & Girls Club members were personal guests of owner, Dave Hart.

So Many Different Types of Mold!

So Many Different Types of Mold!

If you already know that so many different types of mold existed, then you probably also know it's best to call a professional to remove it. If you're like the rest of us who are surprised to learn there are so many types, then here's your news flash! It’s important to get your home dried out your home as much as possible, since mold thrives in wet and humid environments. Professionals will use air movers, dehumidifiers and HEPA air scrubbers that work together to eliminate moisture and dry out the air and surfaces. They’ll also wear safety gear like gloves, a mask and eye goggles.

The Anatomy of an Ice Dam

The Anatomy of an Ice Dam

When you look at those glistening icicles hanging off the edge of any building or home, you usually just think how pretty they are…hanging there innocently, shining in the sunlight! Well, not so fast! These beauties can often lead to ice dams, which can lead to huge headaches for the owner. 

This illustration shows a good layman's explanation of what an ice dam is and how it forms and This Old House writes a great article on what to do if you have them. 

Client Appreciation in Ipswich, MA

Client Appreciation in Ipswich, MA

Richard Ciarletta, Sales & Marketing Rep for SERVPRO of Danvers/Ipswich and Andrea LaCroix of Churchill Properties poses with the winner of the Galleria Open House grand prize. We donated a rolling cooler full of goodies to the lucky winner! 

SERVPRO of Danvers/Ipswich office is in the Galleria Tile & Stone plaza, at 78 Turnpike Street, Unit G in Ipswich, MA.

Water Damage Threatens Iconic Artwork

Water Damage Threatens Iconic Artwork

When a pipe burst, forcing 10,000+ gallons of water through an old, historical building, much of the artwork in the school was at risk of irreversible damage. For example, this old piano, creatively repainted, would have been destroyed without a quick mitigation action plan.

SERVPRO of Danvers/Ipswich immediately brought in dozens of fans to combat the moisture and two 1 million BTU Incandescent Heaters to heat the air. The school is currently undergoing the mitigation process.

Cogswell School in Haverhill, MA Gets Some TLC

Cogswell School in Haverhill, MA Gets Some TLC

Some heavy duty equipment can be seen set up at Cogswell School in Haverhill, MA., after a burst pipe allowed 10,000 + gallons of water to rush through it's halls. SERVPRO of Danvers/Ipswich was called in to start the drying out process. Due to the historical nature of the building, a precise plan and delicate balance of "dry-in-place" procedure began.

Abandoned Rags Spark A Fire

Abandoned Rags Spark A Fire

If you don't believe the warnings that combustible materials should not be left in direct sunlight, think again. When this homeowner took a break from staining his deck, he left the rags in the open container of stain, in the direct sun. When the toxic chemicals heated up, the rags ignited causing a fire on the deck and extensive smoke damage throughout the first and second floor. 

SERVPRO Softball Rocks!

SERVPRO Softball Rocks!

Congratulations to the SERVPRO Softball team for winning the 2017 Championship! Our own Justin Naffah had some pretty sweet moves! 

SERVPRO Hosts Lunch and Learn in Ipswich, MA

SERVPRO Hosts Lunch and Learn in Ipswich, MA

SERVPRO of Danvers/Ipswich's Marketing Representative Richard Ciarletta sets up for the Lunch & Learn at Windhill Realty in Ipswich, MA. The lunch and learn is a great way to meet with realtors and explain how SERVPRO can help with any fire, water, mold or general cleaning issues.

SERVPRO and The Ipswich Business Roundtable Serve Up Dinner

SERVPRO and The Ipswich Business Roundtable Serve Up Dinner

Richard Ciarletta of SERVPRO (back left) served up dinner with The Ipswich Business Roundtable at The Dinner Bell in Ipswich, MA. The free weekly meal is a community event for people who want to get out and meet their neighbors.

SERVPRO Attends The Buttonwoods Speakeasy Social

SERVPRO Attends The Buttonwoods Speakeasy Social

SERVPRO's Michelle Lavigne, Dave Hart, Nury Cardoza and Patrick Lavigne attended the event with E-Z Way Cleaners Peter Carbone (second from left). This event raised money to benefit the Buttonwoods Museum.

SERVPRO Attends Community Heroes Breakfast

SERVPRO Attends Community Heroes Breakfast

SERVPRO's Richard Ciarletta and Mary Ellen Lawlor attended the American Red Cross Community Heroes Breakfast on Thursday March 30, 2017. The American Red Cross Heroes Breakfast was established in an effort to raise awareness for local heroes who carry out the mission of the Red Cross by making a commitment to creating stronger communities and providing help when disaster strikes.  

SERVPRO Attends St. Patrick's Day Event

SERVPRO Attends St. Patrick's Day Event

SERVPRO's Richard Ciarletta (Marketing Representative), Michelle Lavigne (Owner) and Mary Ellen Lawlor (Marketing Representative) attended The Exchange Club of Haverhill's 16th Annual St. Patrick's Day Breakfast. SERVPRO of Haverhill/Newburyport/Danvers/Ipswich sponsored the bagpipers who played at the event.

SERVPRO of Danvers/Ipswich Joins Beautification Project

SERVPRO of Danvers/Ipswich Joins Beautification Project

Richard Ciarletta of SERVPRO Danvers/Ipswich and the North Shore Association of Realtors members gathered at Wellspring House in Gloucester for a backyard beautification project on 2 of the Wellspring properties. The clean-up phase is complete, and they will be looking for more volunteers for planting in the Spring.

SERVPRO of Danvers/Ipswich Equipment Training

SERVPRO of Danvers/Ipswich Equipment Training

Our SERVPRO of Danvers/Ipswich crew is learning about equipment use and maintenance as part of our continued training program. It’s important to know not only how to use each piece of equipment correctly, but how to care for the equipment as well.

Ipswich Business Roundtable

Ipswich Business Roundtable

SERVPRO of Danvers/Ipswich's Richard Ciarletta joins in on the Ipswich Business Roundtable discussion. Discussions range from big-picture topics to smaller projects, and the group has spent a good deal of time discussing ways to attract more visitors to Ipswich.