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Our Water Restoration Process

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann Knows what it takes to take on water damage, Were Highly Trained in Water Restoration it is the keystone of our business. We handle all kinds of water issues and overflowing toilet, roof leaks, a burst water pipe, sump pump failure, flooded basements. SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann is here for you in your time of need no matter the day or time were open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

HAVE WATER OR FLOOD DAMAGE

Give us a call 978-927-8665.

We're Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Immediate action is crucial when dealing with water damage. SERVPRO has over 1,700 U.S and Canadian franchise locations. We are strategically positioned to be faster  to any size disaster. 

WE'RE HIGHLY TRAINED WATER DAMAGE SPECIALIST 

As a water damage specialist we have the experience, expertise, and advanced training that enables us to get your property dried quickly and thoroughly. We use scientific drying principles and provide validation and documentation that your property is dry and the job is complete.

WE USE ADVANCED DRYING EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUES

Our advanced equipment helps to detect hidden moisture, extract the standing water quickly, and thoroughly clean and dry your home and belongings. We finish the job with professional deodorization and sanitizing agents for your comfort and safety. 

Call us Today here at SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann at 978-927-8665 were here for you no matter what time of day it is.   

Broken Pipes

9/10/2020 (Permalink)

Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poising, and heart attacks from overexertion. Not only can winter storms bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice and high winds, and a winter storm can also cause pipes to burst, flooding, sump pump failures, and power outages.

SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann can respond faster to any size disaster because we are locally owned and operated. SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann is professional, reliable and highly trained in water restoration, so we'll make it "Like it never even happened," and bring your home back to its pre-storm condition. SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann will work with your Insurance Agency for a stress free claim process. We're here for you in your time of need. Call us here at SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann at 978-927-8665. We're open 24 hours a day 7 days a week including weekends and holidays.

Plan Ahead

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

With Hurricane Season very active this year, SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann wants you to have some information. Hurricanes are dangerous and can cause major damage because of Storm Surge, Wind Damage, and Flooding. They can happen along any U.S coast or in any territory in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans. Storm Surge is historically the leading cause of Hurricane-Related deaths in the United States.

Know your Hurricane Risk. 

Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Find out how Rain, Wind, Water could happen where you live so you can start preparing now.

Make an Emergency Plan.

Make sure everyone in your household knows and understands your Hurricane plan. Discuss the latest Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19), and how it may affect your Hurricane planning, and don't forget a plan for the Office, and Children learning.

Gather Supplies.

Have enough supplies for your household to include Medications, Disinfectants supplies, Cloth face coverings, Pet supplies in your Go bag or in your car trunk.

Those with Disabilities. 

If you or anyone in your household is an individual with a disability, identify if you may need additional help during an emergency.

Know your Evacuation Zone.

You may have to evacuate quickly due to a Hurricane. Practice with your household, pets, and identify where you will stay.

Recognize Warnings and Alerts.

Have several ways to receive alerts and receive real-time alerts from the national weather service for up to five locations nationwide. 

Review important Documents. 

Make sure your insurance policies and personal documents like "ID" are up to date. Make copies and keep them in a secure password protected digital space.

Strengthen your Home.

De-clutter drains and gutters, bring in outside furniture, consider Hurricane shutters.

Get Tech Ready.

Keep your cellphone charged when you know a Hurricane is in the forecast and purchase back-up charging devices to power electronics. 

Help your Neighborhood. 

Check with your neighbors, Senior Adults or those who may need additional help.

Prepare your Business.

Make sure your business has a continuity plan to continue operating when disaster strikes. 

Remember  SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann Is open 24/7 Including weekends and Holidays.

When Disaster Strikes

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann is getting ready for winter months ahead, so we put together some information that would be helpful. Make a plan today, your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you'll contact one and another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that's familiar and easy to find. 

Step One: 

  1. Put a plan together by discussing the questions below with your family and friends to start your emergency plan. 
  2. How will I receive Emergency Alerts and Warnings?
  3. What is my shelter plan?
  4. What is my Evacuation route?
  5. What is my Family communication plan?
  6. Do I to update my Emergency preparedness kit?
  7. Check with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and update my Emergency plans due to Coronavirus.

Step Two: 

  • As you prepare your plan tailor your plans and supplies to your specific daily living needs and responsibilities. Discuss your needs and responsibilities and how a network can assist each other with communication, care of children, pets or specific needs like operating medical equipment. Create your own personal network for specific areas where you need assistance. Keep in mind some of these factors when developing your plan. 
  • Different ages of members within your household.
  • Responsibilities for assisting others. 
  • Locations frequented.
  • Dietary needs.
  • Medical needs including prescriptions and equipment.
  • Languages spoken.
  • Pets or service animals.
  • Household with school aged children. 

Make sure to practice with your family 

Fall is in the air.

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

Fall is in the air, the kids are going back to school, there's a chill in the in the air, and if you're like most homeowners, fall also means an opportunity to spruce up your yard and cut down on the work you'll need to do when the weather turns warm again. It doesn't matter if you're a seasoned landscape professional or somebody who just wants their yard to look as good as it can with as little work as possible, everyone can benefit from backyard fall cleanup. A little bit of work in the fall will really pay off when spring rolls around again. 

  • Rake those leaves. Once the snow flies, an un-raked layer of leaves can get matted down over the turf and smother it all winter long. Raking or using a mulching mower in the fall helps avoid dead patches in the spring. But don't worry about getting every last leaf, especially in the garden. They help insulate plants, and as they decompose, they provide valuable nutrients.
  • Feed the grass. Fertilizing in the fall is like a day at the spa for your lawn. Using a slow-release fertilizer allows the grass to soak up nutrients and - just as important - spend the cool days and nights of autumn recovering from summer heat and stress. And building a healthy, rejuvenated lawn is one of the best ways to protect against heat, cold, drought, insects and other stresses.
  • Weed all about it. Weeding in the fall is probably the most valuable thing you can do to prepare for spring, and it's one that many people overlook. The good news: Pulling weeds used to be a backbreaking chore, but tools like the Weed Hound have come a long way from the tiny weeding forks of "the good old days." There's no reason to get down on your hands and knees and gouge at the turf. All you do is place the tool over the weed, step lightly on the footrest, and pull.
  • Remove thatch build-up. A build-up of aboveground roots called thatch prevents sunlight, oxygen and moisture from getting to the nutrient-hungry soil below. But it's easy to remove, especially if you don't wait until it overwhelms the yard. Just go at the yard with a dethatching rake in early fall, or for an easier - but more expensive - option, rent a power dethatcher.
  • Aerate. Heavy use throughout the summer can cause soil to become compacted. Perforating your lawn with small holes helps reduce compaction and lets water, air and fertilizer get down to the soil, which strengthens the grass plant's root structure. For smaller yards, a manual aerating tool that removes plugs from the turf while you step should be just fine. If you've got a larger yard, consider renting a power aerator.
  • Water trees and shrubs. Dehydration during the colder months is an all-too-common cause of tree damage, but it's easily preventable. To sustain them over the long winter, it's important to give trees a drink before putting them to bed. After they go fully dormant - but before the ground freezes - use a soaker hose or root irrigator to water them thoroughly.
  • Clean out your garden. Fruits and vegetables left in the garden can rot all winter long, and provide a comfy home for insect eggs. Gross? Not as gross as they'll be in the spring. Now's the time to get rid of diseased plants, too, but keep them out of the compost pile so the problem doesn't spread to the rest of your garden next year.
  • Plant spring bulbs. Fall is not all about closing up shop. It's also the perfect time to plant spring flowering bulbs like daffodils and tulips. But pay attention to the weather in your area; planting too early can cause bulbs to sprout before winter, and planting them too late can mean their roots don't have enough time to develop before the ground freezes.
  • Give your tools a tune-up. When it comes time to put away the backyard tools for the season, don't just shove them into the garage or shed. Spend a few minutes wiping them down and removing debris and dirt, then apply a light layer of oil to keep them from rusting over the winter. That way they'll be all set to go again come spring.

Old Man Winter may be on his way, but with a little work now, you can lay the groundwork for a happy, healthy backyard that's ready to thrive next season.

# 1 Choice in Water Restoration Services!

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann is available 24 hours a day 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 the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration 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 trained 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-damaged 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 the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO™s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property
  • About SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann

Emergency Services 24 Hours a day 7 Days a week

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann is available 24 hours a day 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 the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—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 trained 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-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann

SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

We are all in this together. With the rising spike of COVID-19 all across the country, it's time to take action and fight back! SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann is here for you with our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program. 

You may ask what is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned and how is it important? Here at SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann we use EPA registered disinfectants to touch point services in a variety of methods including but not limited to ULV fogging. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is designed to provide our communities with a way to know that your business, office, or home has been Cleaned, Sanitized, and Disinfected to minimize harmful pathogens. SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann is highly trained to adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitization standards, making us the #1 choice. If a structure is cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected as a part of our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program, a window decal shield will be left at the structure as well as a separate window decal which will be dated by one of our highly trained crew members to let everyone know when it was last sanitized and disinfected. We can schedule as little as one time or a recurring service to put you at ease. 

SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann is ready to help!

Call us today  978-927-8665,

Remember to continue to be safe.  

School Is Back in Session!!

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

Hallway/ Lockers Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

Whether you're going back in person or schooling from home, SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann knows the importance of safety. But September is not only the month everyone goes back to class, as it is also National Preparedness Month! 

Different types of disasters and emergencies happen in communities across the country, but there are key steps that every household can take to be better prepared for them. Kids learn what to do at school so why not have some sort of a plan at home? Discuss how to prepare and respond to emergencies that can help at home, work, and school.

Some tips can include:

  • Make a clear plan of what to do in an emergency, and in case of evacuation.
  • Identify clear key roles for everyone in your house.
  • Have a list of all the important things you may forget when an emergency occurs.
  • Have a disaster kit assembled for everyone in your household.
  • Have an out of the area emergency contact person saved on a smartphone.
  • Sign up for emergency alerts.  

Practice evacuating your home twice a year, especially if you have kids, infants, people with disabilities and seniors. This makes it a routine and can make a real emergency situation less stressful.

SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann is here for you 

Highly Trained technicians in water Restoration

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

Be careful to take certain precautions after the storm has passed. Damage to your home can have a dramatic emotional impact, and it's best to have a plan before the storm strikes for how to reenter your home. Having a plan, and being aware of certain risks, will minimize the threat of harm to you or your family after the storm.  

Keep these after the storm tips in mind:

  • Make sure that you have current identification. You may have to pass through identification check points before being allowed access to your home/neighborhood.  
  • Avoid metal fences and other metal objects near downed lines. 
  • DO NOT use matches in a storm ravaged area until all gas lines are checked for leaks (keep flashlights and plenty of batteries at hand).   
  • Stay tuned to local news organizations, such as a radio or television station, for important announcements, bulletin, and instructions concerning the storm area.
  • Remember that, after the storm, you may not have immediate access to your home. Emergency rescue crews, power crews and other personnel may be attending to special needs. Roads could be blocked, power lines could be down and people may be trapped and in need of assistance.  
  • Use a camera or camcorder to record thoroughly any damage done to your home before any repairs are attempted.  
  • In certain areas, the flooding rains that accompany a storm can create pest problems. Be aware of potential pest problems in your area, such as mice, rats, insects or snakes that may have "come with the storm". 
  • Make sure that you have current identification. You may have to pass through identification check points before being allowed access to your home/neighborhood.  
  • Avoid driving as roads may be blocked after the storm.
  • Avoid sight-seeing or entering a storm ravaged area unnecessarily. You could be mistaken for a looter.  
  • Avoid downed power lines even if they look harmless.
  • Avoid turning the power on at your home if there is flooding present. Have a professional conduct a thorough inspection first.  
  • Consider having professionals/licensed contractors inspect your home for damage and help in repairs. This includes electricians, as well as professionals to inspect gas lines, remove uprooted trees and check plumbing.
  • Remember that downed or damaged trees can contain power lines that can be a hazard after the storm.  
  • Telephone lines will likely be busy in the area; use a phone only for emergencies.
  • Flooding brings with it the risk of waterborne bacterial contamination.
  • After the storm you should assume that the water is not safe and use properly stored water or boil your tap water.

These are just a few ideas to be thinking about before and after a severe storm hits. Remember to keep your radio tuned to a station issuing emergency bulletins and updates with the latest information.

We often only focus on the before when it comes to storms (you can see our tips for before the storm here) but knowing what to do after is just as important.

Source: Federal Alliance For Safe Homes 

Give us a call at (978) 927-8665 or visit our website at https://www.SERVPRObeverlycapeann.com/storm-flooding-restoration