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24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann is available 24 hours a day 365 days a year 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. With our faster to any size disaster business motto SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann is here to get you back on your feet in no time!

What makes SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann faster to any size disaster?

Easy! Here at SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann we fully embrace our responsibility as an emergency service company. Every single one of our employees takes great pride in making sure they do everything they can to get your home or business back in order as quickly and safely as possible without compromising quality!

Call us today (978) 927-8665!!!

Include These Elements in Your Building's Storm Preparedness

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

Storm Preparedness Plan For Your Business

Exterior maintenance is an important part of your commercial building's storm preparedness plan alongside proper staff procedures and medical kits. Having the building maintained up to standards can help it withstand the power of Essex County storms and minimize damage. Before such event takes place, ensure that the building includes the following elements and practices.

Unblocked and Clear Drainage
A business building inspection should include a well-maintained drain system from the roof to below. It should consist of elements such as:

  • Drains
  • Gutters
  • Downspouts
  • Roof slopes

These elements work together to take rainwater from the building's roof to the ground. If the water accumulates on top, it can either seep through the cracks and damage your property or cause the roof to break completely, leaving the area vulnerable. You should also ensure the drain system is in great condition. Remove any blockage and fix any existing damage.

Secured or Removed Loose Accessories
As part of your exterior maintenance, you should also consider any separate items that are around the building that serve your business. Some of these objects include tables, chairs, trash cans and signs. A powerful storm can move them around and crash them against your location or other people's properties. Ensure you have enough room to take the items inside. If you have larger structures like trailers, dumpsters and portable restrooms, you can anchor them to the ground or to fixtures using rope or chains.

Shuttered or Boarded-Up Glass
Glass surfaces such as windows, skylights and glass doors are vulnerable to the impact of high winds and debris. Their destruction creates further water damage and even endangers staff. Make sure there are exterior shutters and covers ready to protect these items from the elements. If the storm is coming soon and you lack shutters, board up these surfaces to reduce the damage.
Professional storm damage restoration can always help bring your establishment back to normal. However, with proper exterior maintenance, you can mitigate the negative effects.

Want to know more information please call SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann (978) 927-8665

Let us Help You!

9/8/2021 (Permalink)

We see a lot of people try to get rid of a sizable water damage themselves to try and save money. But in the end, it may cost you more trying to do it by yourself. 

Let's take a look at what you will need to do to handle a water cleanup yourself.

  • You have to remove all the excess water. You might be able to handle this one if you or a neighbor has a wet vac or a submersive pump. SERVPRO Beverly/Cape Ann has professional extraction equipment.
  • So that pump got you out of the jam, make sure it got ALL the water cleaned up. So that means getting out your infrared camera to help to see what is intrusive. Oh you don't have one laying around? SERVPRO Beverly/Cape Ann can help.
  • Now you have to dry the area that had all that water.SERVPRO Beverly/Cape Ann has dehumidifiers, do you?
  • Ok you got it bone dry (took a bit but you got it) but now mold is probably going to give you some problems as secondary damage.  SERVPRO Beverly/Cape Ann can sanitize when cleaned up - it will be a more comforting feeling knowing this was done. 

We really can help you out, please call SERVPRO from the start to come handle your water damages 978-927-8665.

Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

9/8/2021 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 978.927.8665

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Disasters never wait for the right time to strike. Are you prepared if you experience a loss due to water?

9/2/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage happens quite frequently, the most common causes we see are from, failed supply lines, water heaters, leaking toilets, fridges & dishwashers or water coming from outside the home, or storm damages. 

What can you do to be prepared? SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann is here to help with some steps you should follow

* Know where all your main shut off(s) are for your utilities!

  1. Be sure that your Home Owners Insurance policy covers floods.

Many policies do not cover outside water source damages, from storms, irrigation systems, or city utilities lines. Call your Insurance agent, before you have a loss. 

  1. Have regular inspections done, on your homes systems.

Keep up on necessary maintenance on your water heaters, softeners, fridge/freezers, wash machines, and dishwashers. Clean/replace filters regularly and check for any leaks or seepage on hoses, change hoses regularly. 

  1. Keep gutters and downspouts clear of debris,that can cause overflowing or a back up of water.
  2. Maintain trees & vegetation surrounding your home,so no unnecessary damages occur to foundations, gutters, window wells, water or power lines. 
  3. Regularly check your water pressure and keep a close eye on your water bill,for fluctuation in water usage. 

We understand’s how stressful any type of loss can be. We pride ourselves customer service and quick response times. All our technicians are background checked and are certified through the IICRC. Their certifications range from Water Restoration Technician, Applied Structural Drying, Commercial Drying Specialist, and Applied Microbial Remediation Technician. Click the IICRC link to learn more about these certifications.

Have Questions about Water Damage?
Call SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann today (978) 927-8665!

What is Lurking in that Water Damage?

9/2/2021 (Permalink)

If you’ve ever had a flood in your home, you may have heard the term “category” followed by a number. For most homeowners, that doesn’t really mean a whole lot, but from a mitigation perspective, it means a whole lot.

Categories of water determine the process necessary to clean up and how careful you should be in dealing with the mess.

Three Types of Contamination

Category 1

There are three categories of water that can infiltrate your home or business. The first, Category 1, is sanitary water that typically comes from a broken pipe and doesn’t come in contact with any contaminants that could mix into it. It doesn’t pose a risk to your safety if you’re exposed to it but can still easily cause mold if not treated immediately.  

Category 2

This water contains significant amounts of contaminants that may cause harm to a person should they come in contact. Flooding from your washing machine into your home, or aquariums, or punctured waterbeds. This water could already harbor bacteria and shouldn't touch your skin and should quickly be taken care of to prevent further issues.  After just two days, Cat 2 water damage can easily become a Category 3.

Category 3

This water is heavily contaminated by sewage. If water comes in from a sewer drain in any way, or back flows from the drains in your home, it requires extreme levels of caution. Toxins and pathogens are extremely harmful to humans and pets and should be treated with the utmost care. Professionals should be wearing protective gear to clean up those messes.

Our expert team takes these situations very seriously. We have a response time of 1 hour or less to start the water damage repair process to keep it from spreading and worsening. We’re available 24/7 to protect your home, you, and your family.

Water Loss Tips

Water damages happen quite frequently, some of the most common causes that we see are from: failed supply lines from a toilet or fridge, water coming from outside the home, or leaks in the home bathroom.

When experiencing a water damage in your Essex County home you should first:

-Shut off the water

-Call your insurance agent

-Call SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann at (978) 927-8665 to begin emergency services

When dealing with a water loss from a clean water source which is considered to be a Category 1 loss. Most of your building materials that are wet can be salvaged and restored to preloss conditions. We have the ability to dry and salvage important documents due to water loss.

Helpful Tip

When shopping for a Home Owners Insurance policy a thing to consider is looking into a Flood policy. There have been many times that the cause of loss has been water from an outside water source. In result the insurance policy didn’t cover the loss and the owner was responsible for the cost.

Our team at SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann understands how stressful any type of loss can be. We pride ourselves on customer service and quick response times. All our technicians are background checked, drug tested, and are certified through the IICRC.

Their certifications range from Water Restoration Technician, Applied Structural Drying, Commercial Drying Specialist, and Applied Microbial Remediation Technician. Click the IICRC link to learn more about these certifications.

Have any questions call SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann at (978) 927-8665

Certified: SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann Cleaned!

9/2/2021 (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.  

Cigarette Odor and Stains In Your Home? No Problem!

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann is here to help with getting your home ready to sell or apartment ready for new tenets.  Cigarettes don’t just leave behind a smell, they leave a sticky film on all surfaces that holds in the smell for YEARS if not cleaned properly.  It also makes painting a home extremely difficult, because even if you paint all walls and ceilings, paint is porous and will still allow the smell to permeate through the home.

So how do you get rid of the smell? Easy just call SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann at (978) 927-8665 and let professionals do the dirty work for you! We have a process for nicotine removal that not only cleans surface’s but removes the smell using a thermal fogger, specialty chemicals, and a little elbow grease, SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann employee’s work on removing the sticky film so you don’t have to worry about the extra steps as you begin the next chapter of your life. After removal, it’s also recommended that you use a primer to seal the walls prior to painting, So any smells that are deep within the walls are sealed in. It’s a lot of work to get rid of the odors and stains that cigarettes leave behind, but SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann is more than happy to help you through the process!!

 The best is we are open 24/7, 365 days a year including holiday’s so we can work around your schedule to make life even easier for you!!! CALL SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann at (978) 927-8665

Before the Storm tips from SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann!

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

When a Severe Storm hit's New England; are you and your family be prepared and ready? Severe weather or a Storm can come in many different forms including Storm Surges, Tornadoes, High Winds, and Flooding. It's not too late to prepare and stock up.

SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann has some tips to help you be ready.

  1. Have a backpack for each family member in your home with a couple of outfits, personal hygiene items, extra mask’s, and medications (if needed), in case you need to leave quickly.
  2. Make sure to fill up your gas tank before a storm, just in case.
  3. Stock up on drinking water and non-perishable food enough for you and your family.
  4. Stock up on Flashlights, Masks, Batteries and extra blanket’s
  5. Make sure to close all your storm windows and shutters.
  6. Charge all cell phones, Tablets, Laptops in case you lose power.
  7. Have activities for your children, coloring books, crayons, markers, board games, playing cards, etc.

SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week including weekends and holidays. If you encounter water damage in your home due to a Storm, call us today 978-927-8665

Why Call SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann After A Fire?

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

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 to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property! SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann always care for our client's property like our own, We act quick to any disaster and are to your property within one hour receiving the call, We are equipped to deal with any size of fire damage, and We are specialized in fire and water-related damages; therefore we assure you the most reliable and quality services. Dealing with fire damage to your home and/or property could be the most devastating incident you can ever have to experience.

Being a stressful time for you, we believe that all you need is to contact us here at SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann at (978) 927-8665 not only because we are a professional restoration company but our goal is to help you every step of the way but we are here for you no matter what time disaster happens. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year!!