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Protect your Commercial Property!

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

A flooded building can wreak havoc on your business operations. If flood water is a real concern in the Beverly, Wenham, Essex, Manchester, Gloucester or Rockport areas, it is important to do what you can now so that your business property is better protected later. Here's how you can protect your property from water damage.

Preparing Your Building

Before a flood even occurs, you can take steps to seal your building from water. Start by applying a waterproof coating to the exterior walls. Several other steps are also important.

" Install waterproof shields over windows and doors where possible.
" Strengthen walls to stand against the pressure of flood water or flood debris.
" Seal all areas where utilities enter the building.
" Anchor the building if necessary.

Protecting the Lower Levels

Inspect your basement and first floor to ensure there are no areas where flood water can easily enter the premises. Regrade any land that slopes into your property, extend or redirect gutter spouts and repair any cracks in the walls. Move any valuable equipment or furniture to higher ground and create digital backups of any important paper documentation.

Taking Other Safety Measures

Water damage is not the only thing to worry about during flooding. It is also important to properly anchor any fuel tanks to prevent the water from sweeping them away, which can cause the lines to break and fires or explosions to happen. Sewer backflow valves are also important.

Preparing for Restoration

No matter how well you prepare your building for a flood, at least some damage is still likely to occur. Call SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann

978-927-8665

https://www.SERVPRObeverlycapeann.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning, a well-respected restoration company to help you remove moisture, dry materials and get your property ready to do business again.

Being 100 percent prepared for a natural disaster is practically impossible, but preparing now for a later storm means getting back into the swing of things as quickly as possible after any damage happens. SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann is open 23 hours a day 7 Days a week 978-927-8665

Beverly Commercial Water Damage

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage can strike your commercial property at any time. Water damage can sideline your business, regardless if the damage occurs from a major storm event or a broken water line. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when you have an emergency water event, SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann Professionals offer fast, 24 hour emergency services, 365 days per year.

Water Damage or Flooding? Call Us Today 978-927-8665

Commercial Water Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann Professionals have the training, experience, and equipment to manage water and flooding damage. Whether you have a large water emergency or a small water damage event, they will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Learn more about our extensive training:

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician.

SERVPRO Beverly/ Cape Ann is open 24 Hours a Day 7 days a Week, 978-927-8665

Did you Know!

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

Even the highest-quality carpet and upholstery can show soiling over time. Protect your investment by calling us to clean and maintain your carpet and upholstery. The SERVPRO System offers a number of cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet.

We also offer a range of specialized cleaning methods:

  • Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short piled carpets.
  • Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas.
  • Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry.
  • Dry Cleaning: When color-fastness is an issue.

Preventative Maintenance

Carpets act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair, and other soils. All carpet manufacturers agree on actions you can take between carpet cleanings to increase the life span of your carpet.

IICRC states that 79% of soil in carpet is dry soil. Vacuuming is a key component to proper care and maintenance of carpet.

Preventative maintenance actions include: 

  • Regular vacuuming
  • Spot removal
  • Moving furniture to change traffic patterns
  • Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet

Professional Cleaning

Our professional cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets. How often you’ll need professional cleaning depends on soil build-up, traffic, type and color of carpeting. A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months. The best advice is to clean carpets before they become totally saturated with soil. If you wait until carpets look really dirty, the carpets may never be restored to their former appearance. Dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet looks dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the fibers. More dirt is hiding below the surface down near the base of the pile, causing damage to the carpet. When a carpet is saturated with dirt, the soil has penetrated crevices and has become firmly lodged.

We will get the job done right. For a cleaning backed by state-of-the-art equipment, over 40 years of experience and Professionals trained to the highest standards, call us today at 978-927-8665.

Mold Problem in your Commercial Property?

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

Besides causing a major business interruption, a mold problem can present health effects for people exposed at your commercial property. Mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call  SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann, who will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Mold and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Mold and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Have a Mold Problem? Call Us Today – 978-927-8665

Commercial Mold Remediation Presents Unique Challenges

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition. Learn more about SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann training and certifications.

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician. 

Call us Today here at SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann 978-927-8665 we are open 24/7

Commercial Water Restoration.

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

When cleaning up areas of your home after Flooding and sewer damage is awful no matter what, but cleaning up the Bathroom can be especially tedious, if you ever face a sewer backup in your bathroom, there are a few things that are helpful to know to speed up proper cleanup and a safe and sanitary home.

  1. Call for Help. 

If you suspect you have damaged sewer lines, call your sewer company to schedule an inspection to protect your home from future mold or rot issues after a toilet overflow, call SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann we specialize in water restoration, you can rest assure that flood water has not crept into places you can see.

 2. Dry the Area.

Though you may be tempted to sanitize your bathroom immediately after a toilet overflow, you should not do so before you start drying out the affected area. Whether you are dealing with a flooded toilet or entire basement, the first thing you should do is utilize heavy duty vacuums, drainage systems and fans to remove all water.

 3. Sanitize. 

After drying the area, sanitize it as best you can. Flood water resulting from sewer damage can be toxic, so be thorough in your cleaning processes. Once the area is dry from the first round of Sanitizer, you should plan to disinfect it one more time.

 4. Dehumidify. 

The presence of excess water in the bathroom often welcome's lingering humidity which only encourages mold growth in spaces affected by sewer water, during the process of drying, sanitizing and restoring, you should be sure that a dehumidifier is always running.

Cleaning up the after math of sewer damage doesn't have to be a nightmare, by getting ahead start on the problem and calling the professionals, you can have your home clean and dry again in no time.

SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week including weekends and holidays call us today 978-927-8665

Emergency Services

1/20/2021 (Permalink)

Green truck in front of building SERVPRO on the site

In late September SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann became aware that Northshore Education Consortium School in Beverly needed fast emergency services right away, after their water tank on the roof starting leaking through 3 floors causing devastating flooding throughout the school. SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann was onsite within the hour to help a neighbor in our community. We knew the importance of getting the school back up and running so the children can get back to class. We stayed with Northshore Education Consortium from start to finish, taking every precaution possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with their insurance, managing all aspects of work including subcontractors. 

SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann is Honored to have helped such an important institution in their time of need. 

SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week including weekends and holidays, call us if you need emergency services @ 978-927-8665 

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  

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

Get your Business back up and Running

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week including holidays to restore your commercial property and get you and your employees back to work. We have the expertise, equipment and highly trained crew to handle your commercial property, whether it's Water, Fire or Mold damage. We can also access the resources of our national network of 1,700 franchises to handle large commercial projects and major storm events.

SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann takes your commercial property seriously. Whether you need professional cleaning to make your business shine, or emergency water restoration services, SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann will make it "Like it never even happened."

Call us today 978-927-8665

Does Your Office Smell? SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann Can Help!

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

You cannot always see mold lurking in the walls or vents of your commercial property or your home. But sometimes your sense of smell can be the help you need to find out you might have a mold issue.

This time of year can be very humid most of the time which is great for mold, as it loves damp dark places to spread its spores. Although you may not be able to hide from mold it can definitely hide from you.

In many of our jobs mold comes with a musky almost damp smell that once detected needs to be eliminated as quickly as possible. Here at SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann we have professional equipment that eradicates mold and then we sanitize the affected area's to help keep the mold from returning and causing more problems.

If you think you have an issue at you Business or Home Please give us a call SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann so we can help! 978-927-8665

Commercial Carpet Cleaning!

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

Even the highest-quality carpet and upholstery can show soiling over time. Protect your investment by calling us to clean and maintain your carpet and upholstery. The SERVPRO system offers a number of cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet. 

We also offer a range of specialized cleaning methods:

  • Bonnet cleaning: A less aggressive method for short piled carpet's.
  • Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet type's.
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Help's restore deeply soiled areas. 
  • Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most through cleaning method in the industry.
  • Dry cleaning: When color-fastness is an issue.

Preventative Maintenance 

Carpet's act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair, and other soil's. All carpet manufactures agree on action's you can take between carpet cleaning's to increase the life span of your carpet.

IICRC states that 79% of soil in carpet is dry soil. Vacuuming is a key component to proper care and maintenance of carpet. 

preventative maintenance actions include:

  • Regular vacuuming.
  • Spot removal.
  • Moving furniture to change traffic pattern's.
  • Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet.

Professional Cleaning 

Our professional cleaning can be address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets. How often you'll need professional cleaning depends on soil build-up, traffic, type and color of carpeting. A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 month's. The best advice is to clean carpet's before they become totally saturated with soil. If you wait until carpet's look really dirty, the carpet's may never be restored to their former appearance. Dirt build's up in layer's and when a carpet look's dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tip's of the fiber's. More dirt is hiding below the surface down near the base of the pile, causing damage to the carpet. When the carpet is saturated with dirt, The soil has penetrated crevices and has become firmly lodged.

We will get the JOB done right. Call SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann 978-927-8665

Commercial Building Restoration Services

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

When it comes to your commercial property, we mean business. You need a company that can minimize the disruption to your clients while delivering superior results. Whether you need professional cleaning to make your business shine, or emergency water restoration services. SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann has the training and expertise to help make it "Like it never even happened."

  • Small office Buildings
  • Large office/ High-Rise office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings 
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/ Motels
  • Small retail stores
  • Large retail/ Big-Box stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/ Military

SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann is available 24 hours a day to restore your Commercial property and get you back to business. We have the expertise, equipment, and highly trained personnel to handle your commercial water, fire, or mold damage. We can also access the resources of our national network of 1,700 Franchises to handle large commercial projects and major storm events.

Commercial Mold Remediation

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

besides causing a Major business interruption, A mold problem can present a serious health risk for people exposed at your commercial property. Mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, Call SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann, who can respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

  • 24 Hour Emergency service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A trusted Leader in the Mold and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Mold and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Have A Mold Problem? Call US Today 978-927-8665

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann can respond quickly, working on first to contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition. Learn more about SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann training and certifications.

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Order Control Technician
  • Upholstery and fabric Cleaning technician     

Commercial Water Damage?

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage can strike your commercial at any time. Water damage can sideline your business, regardless if the damage occurs from a major storm event or a broken water line. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when you have an emergency water event, SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann professionals offer fast, 24 Hour emergency services, 365 Days A year.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • High Trained Water damage Restoration Specialists 

SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann Professionals have the training, experience, and equipment to manage water and flood damage. Whether you have a large water emergency or a small water damage event, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. 

Call us Today 978-927-8665 

Commercial Water Damage

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

Cherry Hill Business Sustains Water Damages After Hours, but thanks to SERVPRO Beverly/ Cape Ann Rapid Response, A Catastrophic loss was averted, and business operations can resume.

Just as most of us were recently going about our pre-Christmas routines of decorating the tree, baking cookies with the family, and finishing up some last minute shopping, SERVPRO’s emergency notification system rang out informing all first responders that a local business was taking on water from a failed hot water heater on the second floor and that they were in desperate need of help. Were it not for the quick repurposing of several trash cans for makeshift water collection by the weekend janitorial staff, followed by a wise call to the local Beverly SERVPRO Franchise, hundreds of employees might have found themselves out of a job when they returned to work on Monday morning. Making this past holiday season less than joyous for many north shore families. When it comes to a water loss, few factors are as critical to limiting property damages and business interruption as response time. It can often mean the difference between a minor inconvenience and brief loss of productivity or worst-case scenario, complete work stoppage and business closure. According to an earlier FEMA study, “nearly 40% of all businesses never reopen their doors following a disaster”. Don’t let this happen to your business. Get to know your local SERVPRO provider and schedule a time to have them visit your property to conduct an ERP (Emergency Ready Program). It can help to guarantee the safety of your employees, patrons and ensure the longevity of your business and property. 

Call your water damage professionals at SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann if you’re in need of emergency services or if you have specific concerns and need an expert consultation.

Beverly Businesses: How To Protect Your Business From Storm Damage

12/20/2018 (Permalink)

Advanced Preparations Are Key to Restoring your Business After a Flood! "We are here to help" if Preparations Were Not Enough!

A flooded building can wreak havoc on your business operations. If flood water is a real concern in the Beverly,Wenham,Essex,Manchester, Gloucester or Rockport areas, it is important to do what you can now so that your business property is better protected later. Here's how you can protect your property from water damage.

Preparing Your Building

Before a flood even occurs, you can take steps to seal your building from water. Start by applying a waterproof coating to the exterior walls. Several other steps are also important.

" Install waterproof shields over windows and doors where possible.
" Strengthen walls to stand against the pressure of flood water or flood debris.
" Seal all areas where utilities enter the building.
" Anchor the building if necessary.

Protecting the Lower Levels

Inspect your basement and first floor to ensure there are no areas where flood water can easily enter the premises. Regrade any land that slopes into your property, extend or redirect gutter spouts and repair any cracks in the walls. Move any valuable equipment or furniture to higher ground and create digital backups of any important paper documentation.

Taking Other Safety Measures

Water damage is not the only thing to worry about during flooding. It is also important to properly anchor any fuel tanks to prevent the water from sweeping them away, which can cause the lines to break and fires or explosions to happen. Sewer backflow valves are also important.

Preparing for Restoration

No matter how well you prepare your building for a flood, at least some damage is still likely to occur. Call SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann

978-927-8665

https://www.SERVPRObeverlycapeann.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning, a well-respected restoration company to help you remove moisture, dry materials and get your property ready to do business again.

Being 100 percent prepared for a natural disaster is practically impossible, but preparing now for a later storm means getting back into the swing of things as quickly as possible after any damage happens

How To Protect Your Business From Storm Damage

12/20/2018 (Permalink)

A flooded building can wreak havoc on your business operations. If flood water is a real concern in the Beverly,Wenham,Essex,Manchester, Gloucester or Rockport areas, it is important to do what you can now so that your business property is better protected later. Here's how you can protect your property from water damage.

Preparing Your Building

Before a flood even occurs, you can take steps to seal your building from water. Start by applying a waterproof coating to the exterior walls. Several other steps are also important.

" Install waterproof shields over windows and doors where possible.
" Strengthen walls to stand against the pressure of flood water or flood debris.
" Seal all areas where utilities enter the building.
" Anchor the building if necessary.

Protecting the Lower Levels

Inspect your basement and first floor to ensure there are no areas where flood water can easily enter the premises. Regrade any land that slopes into your property, extend or redirect gutter spouts and repair any cracks in the walls. Move any valuable equipment or furniture to higher ground and create digital backups of any important paper documentation.

Taking Other Safety Measures

Water damage is not the only thing to worry about during flooding. It is also important to properly anchor any fuel tanks to prevent the water from sweeping them away, which can cause the lines to break and fires or explosions to happen. Sewer backflow valves are also important.

Preparing for Restoration

No matter how well you prepare your building for a flood, at least some damage is still likely to occur. Call SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann

978-927-8665

https://www.SERVPRObeverlycapeann.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning, a well-respected restoration company to help you remove moisture, dry materials and get your property ready to do business again.

Being 100 percent prepared for a natural disaster is practically impossible, but preparing now for a later storm means getting back into the swing of things as quickly as possible after any damage happens

Beverly/Cape Ann: We Offer Bio-hazard, Crime Scene and Vandalism Cleanups!

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

Hardwood floor/ Crime scene SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann Offers The North Shore Area Crime Scene, Biohazard and Vandalism Cleanup Services!

Did you know we offer bio-hazard and crime scene cleanup and restoration services for residential and commercial properties.

Along as being a leader in the fire and water cleanup and restoration industry, SERVPRO® of  Beverly/Cape Ann also offers fast, reliable bio-hazard and crime scene cleanup and restoration services to residential and commercial property owners.

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers, and owners. A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.

Our technicians are trained to safely and effectively remove bio-hazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal according to OSHA, EPA, and state and local health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann helps turn unsafe environments into clean, safe homes and offices. We can help with a variety of bio-hazard, crime scene or vandalism issues.

Sewage Backups

Sewage backups and dark water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits – these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. We remove the sewage, contaminants, and moisture, and help ensure the structure is properly cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized.

Bloodborne Pathogens

Our technicians remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue, and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime, or death. We thoroughly clean, disinfect, and deodorize the structure.

Arson and Vandalism

SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann helps property owners recover quickly from fire and water damage. We also provide general cleaning and deodorization services for situations resulting from vandalism including graffiti, egg, spoiled foods, and human or animal waste.

No matter what type of damage you have, SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann can help clean and restore your property.

When you run a business, you know that time is money. We offer 24/7 service; so don’t hesitate to call us day or night to start the restoration process. If your business experiences damage of any kind, call SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann at 978-927-8665, and we’ll make sure your property is cleaned up and ready for business. 

   "Like it never even happened." 

Water Damage Over The Weekend at this Essex Business

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Quick Response Combined with an ERP got this business back up and running!

On Monday morning, Melanie arrived in the office early as usual. She was always the first one in the office. As she went to her cubicle her feet squished. She looked around & she saw that the carpet and surrounding area was completely wet. She called the office manager, Drew. Drew knew what to do, call SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann. The SERVPRO crew arrived quickly. They immediately went to work with all of the necessary information since our Marketing Manager Gary had an ERP (Emergency Ready Plan)he had already completed with this business. They extracted the water and set up drying equipment. The production manager monitored the loss and when he determined the area was dry, he arranged to have the carpet cleaned. Melanie requested that the carpet cleaning be done after hours so the business would not be interrupted.  Everyone at the Essex business was very happy when things were back to normal. If your business has water damage, or would like to have ERP information,  please call SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann 978-927-8665 to assist you.

Exceptional Leaders

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

"Fake It "Til You Make It!"

Below are 12 essential behaviors that exceptional leaders rely on every day. Give them a try and you can become a better leader today.

  1. Courage

“Courage is the first virtue that makes all other virtues possible.” —Aristotle

People will wait to see if a leader is courageous before they’re willing to follow his or her lead. People need courage in their leaders. They need someone who can make difficult decisions and watch over the good of the group. They need a leader who will stay the course when things get tough. People are far more likely to show courage themselves when their leaders do the same.

For the courageous leader adversity is a welcome test. Like a blacksmith’s molding of a red-hot iron, adversity is a trial by fire that refines leaders and sharpens their game. Adversity emboldens courageous leaders and leaves them more committed to their strategic direction.

Leaders who lack courage simply toe the company line. They follow the safest path—the path of least resistance—because they’d rather cover their backside than lead.

  1. Effective Communication

“The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.” —Joseph Priestley

Communication is the real work of leadership. It’s a fundamental element of how leaders accomplish their goals each and every day. You simply can’t become a great leader until you are a great communicator.

Great communicators inspire people. They create a connection with their followers that is real, emotional, and personal, regardless of any physical distance between them. Great communicators forge this connection through an understanding of people and an ability to speak directly to their needs.

  1. Generosity

“A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.” —John Maxwell

Great leaders are generous. They share credit and offer enthusiastic praise. They’re as committed to their followers’ success as they are to their own. They want to inspire all of their employees to achieve their personal best – not just because it will make the team more successful, but because they care about each person as an individual.

  1. Humility

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” —C.S. Lewis

Great leaders are humble. They don’t allow their position of authority to make them feel that they are better than anyone else. As such, they don’t hesitate to jump in and do the dirty work when needed, and they won’t ask their followers to do anything they wouldn’t be willing to do themselves.

  1. Self-Awareness

“It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.” —Latin Proverb

Contrary to what Dilbert might have us believe, leaders’ gaps in self-awareness are rarely due to deceitful, Machiavellian motives, or severe character deficits. In most cases, leaders—like everyone else—view themselves in a more favorable light than other people do.

Self-awareness is the foundation of emotional intelligence, a skill that 90% of top performing leaders possess in abundance. Great leaders’ high self-awareness means they have a clear and accurate image not just of their leadership style, but also of their own strengths and weaknesses. They know where they shine and where they’re weak, and they have effective strategies for leaning into their strengths and compensating for their weaknesses.

  1. Adherence to the Golden Rule +1

“The way you see people is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become.” —Jon Wolfgang von Goethe

The Golden Rule – treat others as you want to be treated – assumes that all people are the same. It assumes that, if you treat your followers the way you would want a leader to treat you, they’ll be happy. It ignores that people are motivated by vastly different things. One person loves public recognition, while another loathes being the center of attention.

Great leaders don’t treat people how they themselves want to be treated. Instead, they take the Golden Rule a step further and treat each person as he or she would like to be treated. Great leaders learn what makes people tick, recognize their needs in the moment, and adapt their leadership style accordingly.

  1. Passion

“If you just work on stuff that you like and are passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.” —Mark Zuckerberg

Passion and enthusiasm are contagious. So are boredom and apathy. No one wants to work for a boss that’s unexcited about his or her job, or even one who’s just going through the motions. Great leaders are passionate about what they do, and they strive to share that passion with everyone around them.

  1. Infectiousness

“The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.” —Reverend Theodore Hesburgh

Great leaders know that having a clear vision isn’t enough. You have to make that vision come alive so that your followers can see it just as clearly as you do. Great leaders do that by telling stories and painting verbal pictures so that everyone can understand not just where they’re going, but what it will look and feel like when they get there. This inspires others to internalize the vision and make it their own.

  1. Authenticity

“Just be who you are and speak from your guts and heart – it’s all a man has.” —Hubert Humphrey

Authenticity refers to being honest in all things – not just what you say and do, but who you are. When you’re authentic, your words and actions align with who you claim to be. Your followers shouldn’t be compelled to spend time trying to figure out if you have ulterior motives. Any time they spend doing so erodes their confidence in you and in their ability to execute.

Leaders who are authentic are transparent and forthcoming. They aren’t perfect, but they earn people’s respect by walking their talk.

  1. Approachability

“Management is like holding a dove in your hand. Squeeze too hard and you kill it, not hard enough and it flies away.” —Tommy Lasorda

Great leaders make it clear that they welcome challenges, criticism, and viewpoints other than their own. They know that an environment where people are afraid to speak up, offer insight, and ask good questions is destined for failure. By ensuring that they are approachable, great leaders facilitate the flow of great ideas throughout the organization.

  1. Accountability

“The ancient Romans had a tradition: Whenever one of their engineers constructed an arch, as the capstone was hoisted into place, the engineer assumed accountability for his work in the most profound way possible: He stood under the arch.” —Michael Armstrong

Great leaders have their followers’ backs. They don’t try to shift blame, and they don’t avoid shame when they fail. They’re never afraid to say, “The buck stops here,” and they earn people’s trust by backing them up.

  1. Sense of Purpose

“You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.” —Ken Kesey

Whereas vision is a clear idea of where you’re going, a sense of purpose refers to an understanding of why you’re going there. People like to feel like they’re part of something bigger than themselves. Great leaders give people that feeling.

Bringing It All Together

Becoming a great leader doesn’t mean that you have to incorporate all of these traits at once. Focus on one or two at a time; each incremental improvement will make you more effective. It’s okay if you “act” some of these qualities at first. The more you practice, the more instinctive it will become, and the more you’ll internalize your new leadership style.

Commercial Carpet Cleaning

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

WE DO CARPETS!

Even the highest-quality carpet and upholstery can show soiling over time. Protect your investment by calling us to clean and maintain your carpet and upholstery. The SERVPRO System offers a number of cleaning options to match any type of upholstery or carpet.

We also offer a range of specialized cleaning methods:

  • Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short piled carpets.
  • Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas.
  • Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry.
  • Dry Cleaning: When color-fastness is an issue.

Preventative Maintenance

Carpets act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair, and other soils. All carpet manufacturers agree on actions you can take between carpet cleanings to increase the life span of your carpet.

IICRC states that 79% of soil in carpet is dry soil. Vacuuming is a key component to proper care and maintenance of carpet.

Preventative maintenance actions include: 

  • Regular vacuuming
  • Spot removal
  • Moving furniture to change traffic patterns
  • Using walk-off mats to limit the amount of soil tracked onto the carpet

Professional Cleaning

Our professional cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets. How often you’ll need professional cleaning depends on soil build-up, traffic, type and color of carpeting. A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months. The best advice is to clean carpets before they become totally saturated with soil. If you wait until carpets look really dirty, the carpets may never be restored to their former appearance. Dirt builds up in layers, and when a carpet looks dirty you are only seeing the dirt at the tips of the fibers. More dirt is hiding below the surface down near the base of the pile, causing damage to the carpet. When a carpet is saturated with dirt, the soil has penetrated crevices and has become firmly lodged.

We will get the job done right. For a cleaning backed by state-of-the-art equipment, over 40 years of experience and Professionals trained to the highest standards, call us today at 978-927-8665.

How To Protect Your Business From Storm Damage

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Advanced Preparations Are Key to Restoring your Business After a Flood! "We are here to help" if Preparations Were Not Enough!

A flooded building can wreak havoc on your business operations. If flood water is a real concern in the Beverly,Wenham,Essex,Manchester, Gloucester or Rockport areas, it is important to do what you can now so that your business property is better protected later. Here's how you can protect your property from water damage.

Preparing Your Building

Before a flood even occurs, you can take steps to seal your building from water. Start by applying a waterproof coating to the exterior walls. Several other steps are also important.

" Install waterproof shields over windows and doors where possible.
" Strengthen walls to stand against the pressure of flood water or flood debris.
" Seal all areas where utilities enter the building.
" Anchor the building if necessary.

Protecting the Lower Levels

Inspect your basement and first floor to ensure there are no areas where flood water can easily enter the premises. Regrade any land that slopes into your property, extend or redirect gutter spouts and repair any cracks in the walls. Move any valuable equipment or furniture to higher ground and create digital backups of any important paper documentation.

Taking Other Safety Measures

Water damage is not the only thing to worry about during flooding. It is also important to properly anchor any fuel tanks to prevent the water from sweeping them away, which can cause the lines to break and fires or explosions to happen. Sewer backflow valves are also important.

Preparing for Restoration

No matter how well you prepare your building for a flood, at least some damage is still likely to occur. Call SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann

978-927-8665

https://www.SERVPRObeverlycapeann.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning, a well-respected restoration company to help you remove moisture, dry materials and get your property ready to do business again.

Being 100 percent prepared for a natural disaster is practically impossible, but preparing now for a later storm means getting back into the swing of things as quickly as possible after any damage happens

Commercial Biohazard

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At SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann, we understand that any type of exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose some serious health threats and consequences. In a commercial setting, any type of sewage backup, blood cleanup or even chemical spill, can place YOU and all of the inhabitants of the area at risk. Upon recognizing the situation, your primary focus should be safety. After the area has been critically assessed, you should be well versed in the do’s and don’ts after a contamination.

What to Do After a Contamination

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.
  • Turn off the HVAC system if there is sewage damage.

What Not to Do After a Contamination

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don’t use television or other household appliances.
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Situations that contain any biohazardous material or spills, should not be handled lightly. At SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann, we care about our local community, as well as all of those that live in the area. If you have any questions, or would like to contact one of our professionals, please call 978-927-8665 or visit our website.

Commercial Mold Remediation Presents Unique Challenges

1/18/2018 (Permalink)

Besides causing a major business interruption, a mold problem can present a serious health risk for people exposed at your commercial property. Mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call  SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann, who will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Mold and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Mold and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Have a Mold Problem? Call Us Today – 978-927-8665

Commercial Mold Remediation Presents Unique Challenges

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition. Learn more about SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann training and certifications.

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

Commercial Building Restoration Service

1/18/2018 (Permalink)

When it comes to your commercial property, we mean business. You need a company that can minimize the disruption to your clients while delivering superior results. Whether you need professional cleaning to make your business shine, or emergency water restoration services, SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Beverly/Cape Ann: We are always here to help! Biohazard Cleanup and Restoration

12/23/2017 (Permalink)

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences. A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are trained to safely clean and remove biohazardous substances and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are here to help transform any unsafe environments back into clean, safe homes and offices.

Need Biohazard Cleanup?
Call Us Today-978-927-8665

The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding, or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

The SERVPRO Beverly/Cape Ann Professionals provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

Common Biohazard Scenarios

Sewage Backups

Sewage backups and dark water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits – these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. Our SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann Professionals remove the sewage, contaminants, and moisture, and help ensure the structure is properly cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized.

Bloodborne Pathogens

SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann professionals remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death. Our trained SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann Professionals clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure.

24 Hour Emergency Service

Biohazard emergencies don’t always happen during regular business hours, and that’s why the SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann Professionals are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night. 

Beverly/Cape Ann Businesses: Commercial Restoration Services

12/23/2017 (Permalink)

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we'll be there fast with the help you need. 

No Job Is Too Large

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation. 

If your business suffers a major loss, call 978-927-8665.

Disaster Recovery Team

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether it’s a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable.

Commercial Properties in the Beverly/ Cape Ann area:Commercial Water Damage Restoration

12/23/2017 (Permalink)

Water damage can strike your commercial property at any time. Water damage can sideline your business, regardless if the damage occurs from a major storm event or a broken water line. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when you have an emergency water event, SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann Professionals offer fast, 24 hour emergency services, 365 days per year.

Water Damage or Flooding? Call Us Today 978-927-8665

Commercial Water Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann Professionals have the training, experience, and equipment to manage water and flooding damage. Whether you have a large water emergency or a small water damage event, they will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Learn more about our extensive training:

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician

Restoring Your Essex County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

11/15/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Essex County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we are dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we will be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann

SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.