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Commercial Water Damage

1/5/2021 (Permalink)

Mother nature is no joke when a storm comes through Beverly/ Cape Ann. It poses numerous threats to your property whether it be your home or business. Storms could bring Strong Winds, Hail, Falling Tree's and Coastal Flooding, Which can cause extreme damages to Home or Business. SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week including night's weekends, and Holidays, If you occur Water damages do to a storm call us right away we will come right out and start our water restoration process right away, We can remove your contents if needed, start extracting water and drying your property. SERVPRO is here to help.. Call us today and talk to one of our friendly staff member's 978-927-8665. 

SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann takes pride in helping our community. There is no job to big or to small, we will stay with you from beginning to end  

WILL YOU BE READY?

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

It is important to prepare before a disaster occurs. Consider the following steps to help you better prepare for an emergency situation.

  • Sign up for local alerts and warnings, download apps and/ or check access for wireless emergency alerts.
  • Develop and test emergency communication plans.
  • Assemble or update emergency supplies.
  • Learn about local hazards and conduct a drill to practice emergency response actions.
  • Participate in a preparedness discussion, training or class.
  • Collect and safeguard critical documents.
  • Plan with neighbors to help each other and share resources.
  • Document property and obtain appropriate insurance for relevant hazards.
  • Make property improvements to reduce potential injury and property damage.

Emergencies can happen anytime to anyone. Take action now to protect yourself and your property. SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann is ready to respond any time of day or night.

Call SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann to help make it "Like it never even happened," at 1-978-927-8665.

OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY 7 DAYS A WEEK.

12/28/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week including weekends and Holidays for water emergencies, Large or Small when you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage. 

WE ANSWER THE PHONE READY TO HELP CALL TODAY 978-927-8665. 

We understand that when you call us you may be feeling confused, stressed and vulnerable, you need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann has specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage in fact it's the cornerstone of our Business.

what to expect. 

When you call we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring including how many SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

OUR SERVPRO REPRESENTATIVE WILL ASK SEVERAL QUESTIONS. 

* YOUR NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION.

* YOUR INSURANCE INFORMATION (IF APPLICABLE)

* THE STREET ADDRESS OF THE WATER DAMAGE HOME OR BUSINESS.

* WHEN DID THE FLOODING OR WATER DAMAGE OCCUR.

* WHAT CAUSED THE WATER DAMAGE (IF KNOWN)

* IS THERE ELECTRICITY AVAILABLE (ON-SITE)

SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann specializes in cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a Fire, Smoke, or Water damage event.

SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann id here call us today 978-927-8665

YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!!

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

There are lots of reasons why a sump pump can fail for number of reasons, which can include lack of maintenance, old age, power outages, surges, or improper installation. There are very simple steps you can take to prolong the life of your sump pump. When shopping for the best sump pump, look for pumps that are built to last. Having a quality sump pump and backup system will take care of many of the top reasons for sump pump failure.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE MOST COMMON REASONS WHY A SUMP PUMP MAY FAIL. 

1. Lack of maintenance. 

2. Age of the pump.

3. Electrical power outages or power surges.

4. Improper Installation. 

5. Incorrectly sized pump. 

Your not alone, If this happens to you call us SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann, We are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week including weekends and holidays 978-927-8665. We will stay with you from start to finish.  

COVID-19 and HOLIDAYS!!!!!

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann understands everyone wants to be with family and friends during the Holidays, But this year has been hard on all of us with COVID-19, especially since we are use to being around loved ones and friends during the Holiday season. Try to keep your gathering small and wear your mask if you can't social distance to ensure the safety for you and your love ones and friends. 

SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann cares about our community, Here are some useful tips.

  • Wear a mask.
  • open a window to get fresh air in.
  • Have a fan on blowing the air around.
  • Wipe down common touched surfaces- Bathroom Sinks, Toilets, Door Knobs, Kitchen Sink, Light Switches, Ect.
  • Wash your Hands. 

SERVPRO of Beverly of Beverly/ Cape Ann wants to Wish Everyone A Happy, Safe, Holiday.

Call us Today 978-927-8665 We are open 24 Hours 7 Days a Week including Weekends and Holidays. 

5 most common reasons for house fires

11/10/2020 (Permalink)

1. Despite overall progress reducing in home fires, Fire safety facts show cooking fires have remained steady.

Here are some factors.

  • Not keeping an eye on the stovetop, ovens, and other cooking equipment.
  • Placing flammable materials too close to heat
  • Improperly throwing out or disposing of hot material
  • Leaving heat generating appliances on after cooking- or turning them on accidentally. 

2. Heating takes second place among the top fire Hazards in the home- with electric heaters and fire places bearing much of the blame.

No surprise that winter months see a disproportionately large share of space-heater and fireplace-related fires in December, January, and February as there are in the other nine months of the year combined.

3. Fire safety facts- electrical fires are single-most damage source of Ignition.

Some Common causes of home electrical fires include.

  • Faulty outlets and old appliances.
  • Bulbs with wattages that are too high for the fixture.
  • Misuse of extension cords.
  • Wiring that cant handle the demands of modern electrical devices. 

4. Smoking Fires join the top fire Hazards in the home as less common but extremely lethal events

 5. Only 1 in 5 home fires with candles, but they cause their fair share of harm. 

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THANKSGIVING FIRE TIPS

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the holidays. From testing family recipes to decorating cakes and cookies, everyone enjoys being part of the preparations.

So keeping fire safety top of mind in the kitchen during this joyous but hectic time is important, especially when there’s a lot of activity and people at home. As you start preparing your holiday schedule and organizing that large family feast, remember, by following a few simple safety tips you can enjoy time with your loved ones and keep yourself and your family safer from fire.

Thanksgiving by the numbers
  • Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.
  • Unattended cooking was by far the leading contributing factor in cooking fires and fire deaths.
  • Cooking equipment was involved in almost half (48%) of all reported home fires and civilian and tied with heating equipment for the second leading cause of home fire deaths
Safety tips
  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food.
  • Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently.
  • Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay 3 feet away.
  • Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
  • Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags.
  • Keep knives out of the reach of children.
  • Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
  • Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children — up high in a locked cabinet.
  • Never leave children alone in room with a lit candle.
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.
More NFPA Thanksgiving-related information

If you do have a kitchen fire SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann is here to get your family back to cooking!!  Our professional and experienced teams will remove the smoke, soot and fire damage from your home.  Even a small kitchen fire can leave a residue and odor.  Call SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann at 978-927-8665 to get your home back in it's best condition for the holidays!!

Winter Is Coming

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

Now that fall is officially here, it's time to prepare your home for cold weather. These steps, most of which you can do yourself, will help lower your utility bills and protect your investment.

Some tips could include;

- If your ceiling fan has a reverse switch, use it to run the fan's blades in a clockwise direction after you turn on your heat. Energy Star says the fan will produce an updraft and push down into the room heated air from the ceiling (remember, hot air rises). This is especially helpful in rooms with high ceilings -- and it might even allow you to turn down your thermostat by a degree or two for greater energy savings.

-If your home had lots of icicles last winter -- or worse, ice dams, which can cause meltwater to back up and flow into your house -- take steps to prevent potential damage this year. You will be happy you did!

-Turn of exterior faucets;
Undrained water in pipes can freeze, which will cause pipes to burst as the ice expands. Start by disconnecting all garden hoses and draining the water that remains in faucets.

Check and repair weather stripping before winter hits. https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/essential-guide-to-weatherstripping

Call SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann 978-927-8665

TIPS FOR CLEANING!

10/2/2020 (Permalink)

Leaves and Rake Yard, leaves, Rake

SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann knows how important it is to be safe with Flu season approaching and Coronavirus spiking. SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann put together some tips to keep your you and your family safe. Here are some tips that you should know. 

1. DOORKNOBS. 

Doorknobs are highly touched throughout your home and should be cleaned twice a day.

2. WASHER & DRYER.

Most people think washers and dryers are clean, but they can hold mold, mildew, and bacteria. There are solutions you can run in them once a month to make sure they are cleaned and sanitized.

3. REMOTE CONTROLS.

They should be wiped down throughout the day.

4. LAUNDRY BASKETS.

Laundry baskets hold dirty clothes which can leave behind bacteria. When you do laundry you should spray down your laundry basket with a disinfecting spray.

5. TRASH BARRELS. 

Trash barrels should be sprayed downed with a disinfecting spray when trash goes out.

6. BLANKETS & BED PILLOWS. 

Blankets and bed pillows should be washed once a week to prevent bacteria backup.

7. SHOWER CURTAINS & BATH MATS.

Shower curtains can hold mold, mildew, and bath mats can hold dirt. They should be washed once a week.

8. LIGHT SWICTHES. 

Light switches should be wiped down twice a day since they are highly touched throughout the day.

9. KITCHEN SINK AND DISHWASHERS.

your kitchen is the heart and soul of your home. Make sure to clean the sink and dishwasher and commonly touched areas of your kitchen.

10. LIVING ROOM.

Be sure to spray a disinfecting spray daily over your couches.

Those are just some ideas from SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann to keep you and your family safe. 

Home Space Heater

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

In the colder months of the year, homeowners look for ways to make chilly areas warm and comfortable. While space heaters can be useful to keep small areas warm, it’s very important to use them with caution. In a 2010 study, it was found that space heaters caused 32 percent of all home heating fires but were involved in 79 percent of all home-heating related fire deaths. Fortunately, using a space heater can be safe if you follow these simple recommendations.

NFPA offers the following safety tips.  

Heating

  • Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters.
  • Supervise children when a fireplace, fire pit, or other space heater is being used. Use a sturdy, metal screen to prevent contact burns, which are even more common than flame burns.
  • All heaters need space. Keep things that can burn, such as paper, bedding or furniture, at least 3 feet away from heating equipment.
  • Use heating equipment that has the label of a recognized testing laboratory.
  • Never use your oven for heating.
  • Install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters or central heating equipment, according to the local codes and manufacturer’s instructions.
    • Have a qualified professional install the equipment.
    • Make sure all fuel-burning vented equipment is vented to the outside to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. CO is created when fuels burn incompletely. CO poisoning can cause illness and even death. Make sure the venting for exhaust is kept clear and unobstructed. This includes removal of snow and ice around the outlet to the outside.
  • Install and maintain carbon monoxide alarms to avoid risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected annually by a qualified professional.

Portable electric space heaters

  • Turn heaters off when you go to bed or leave the room.
  • Use and purchase portable space heaters with an automatic shut off so if they’re tipped over they will shut off.
  • Place space heater on solid, flat surface.
  • Plug power cords directly into outlets and never into an extension cord.
  • Inspect for cracked or damaged, broken plugs or loose connections. Replace before using.

Fuel burning space heaters

  • Always use the proper fuel as specified by the manufacturer.
  • When refueling, allow the appliance to cool and refuel outside or in a well-ventilated area.
  • When using the heater, open a window to ensure proper ventilation.
  • In portable kerosene or other liquid-fueled space heaters, always use the proper grade of the proper fuel.
  • All new unvented gas-fired space heaters have an oxygen depletion sensor that detects a reduced level of oxygen in the area where the heater is operating and shuts off the heater before a hazardous level of carbon monoxide accumulates. If you have an older heater without this feature, replace it.
  • If the pilot light of your gas heater goes out, allow 5 minutes or more for the gas to go away before trying again, do not allow gas to accumulate, and light the match before you turn on the gas to the pilot to avoid risk of flashback.
  • If you smell gas in your gas heater, do not attempt to light the appliance. Turn off all the controls and open doors and window. Call a gas service person.

Wood burning stoves

  • Install the stove, chimney connectors and chimneys following manufacturer’s instructions or have a professional do the installation.
  • Wood stoves should bear the label of a recognized testing laboratory.
  • In wood stoves, burn only dry, seasoned wood. In pellet stoves, burn only dry, seasoned wood pellets.
  • Start the fire with newspaper or kindling, never with a flammable liquid, such as lighter fluid, kerosene or gasoline.
  • Keep the doors of your wood stove closed unless loading or stoking the live fire.
  • Allow ashes to cool before disposing. Dispose of ashes in a tightly covered metal container and keep the ash container at least 10 feet away from the home and any other nearby buildings. Douse and saturate with water.
  • Chimneys and vents need to be cleaned and inspected at least once a year.

SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann is here to help you recover from any fire.  Our trained technicians will remove the smoke and soot from your home.  Saving your belongings and memories.  Call your neighbors when you need us 978-927-8665