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Beverly-Rockport-Gloucester-Hamilton: How to handle Extreme Cold

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

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Prepare NOW

  • Know your area’s risk for winter storms. Extreme winter weather can leave communities without utilities or other services for long periods of time.
  • Prepare your home to keep out the cold with insulation, caulking, and weather stripping. Learn how to keep pipes from freezing. Install and test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors with battery backups.
  • Pay attention to weather reports and warnings of freezing weather and winter storms. Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts.
  • Gather supplies in case you need to stay home for several days without power. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Do not forget the needs of pets. Have extra batteries for radios and flashlights.
  • Create an emergency supply kit for your car. Include jumper cables, sand, a flashlight, warm clothes, blankets, bottled water, and non-perishable snacks. Keep the gas tank full.
  • Learn the signs of, and basic treatments for, frostbite and hypothermia.

Survive DURING

  • Stay off roads if at all possible. If trapped in your car, then stay inside.
  • Limit your time outside. If you need to go outside, then wear layers of warm clothing. Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia.
  • Avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Only use generators and grills outdoors and away from windows. Never heat your home with a gas stovetop or oven.
  • Reduce the risk of a heart attack. Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow.
  • Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia and begin treatment right away.
  • Check on neighbors. Older adults and young children are more at risk in extreme cold.

RECOGNIZE AND RESPOND

  • Frostbite causes loss of feeling and color around the face, fingers, and toes.
    • Signs: Numbness, white or grayish-yellow skin, firm or waxy skin
    • Actions: Go to a warm room. Soak in warm water. Use body heat to warm. Do not massage or use a heating pad.
  • Hypothermia is an unusually low body temperature. A temperature below 95 degrees is an emergency.
    • Signs: Shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, slurred speech, or drowsiness
    • Actions: Go to a warm room. Warm the center of the body first—chest, neck, head, and groin. Keep dry and wrapped up in warm blankets, including the head and neck.

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We are Faster to any Size Disaster!!

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

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Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

·         Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.

·         Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.

·         Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.

·         Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

·         Drywall begins to swell and break down.

·         Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.

·         Furniture begins to swell and crack.

·         Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.

·         A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

·         Mold and mildew may grow and spread.

·         Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.

·         Metal begins to rust and corrode.

·         Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.

·         Paint begins to blister.

·         Wood flooring swells and warps.

·         Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

·         Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.

·         Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

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. 

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Ice Damns and Their Hidden Damages?

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester by the Sea residents Make SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann your winter storm damage restoration company! Call us:978-927-8665

ICE DAMS AND HIDDEN DAMAGE

Ice Dams form when snow or ice  accumulates on the surface of your roof, causing a “dam” at the edge of an in-insulated part of a roof, such as an overhang or eve. As the heating system heats the home and attic space throughout the day, snow and ice begin to melt from the heated areas and drips off of the roof.

Though beautiful, icicles form and begin to build up ice on the edge of the uninsulated part of the roof. Beneath this top layer water runs down into the gutter and then refreezes then continues over time to cause a large amount of ice build up over the top of the gutter. Water then starts to pool on your roof and seep back under your shingles, metal roofing or any other roofing system. 

As the ice melts again, it seeps into your attic and eventually comes through areas of the structure, resulting in water damage. This can cause damage to drywall, insulation, and framing materials. It can also be an incubation point for mold inside the wall cavity or external walls, ceiling, and even the attic. It can even potentially cause dry rot to the framing materials and reduce the structural integrity of the structure. Wet building materials can start to have a strong musty odor as well.

Ice dams can cause a large amount of damage to a commercial or residential structure. They can cause mold damage and even dry rot. If ice builds up too much it can even rip off rain gutters from the weight of the ice.

Here are a few easy preventative measures to reduce the potential for ice dams:

1.Check the attic for proper insulation. 
2.String waterproof electric heat tape through your gutters to keep them from freezing and building up with ice.
3.Keep the snow off of your roof. If snow is building up on your roof, get it shoveled off to eliminate the melting of the bottom layer.

If you have any questions about ice dams, water damage or mold feel free to call SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann:978-927-8665.

Flooded Basement Cleanups no Problem

3/2/2021 (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 Beverly 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?

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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

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We take on Storm Damage

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

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

  • A Blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe.
  • Heavy Rain causes surface water to pool around your home.
  • A sewer Backup.
  • Foundation Drainage Failure. 
  • Water Supply-line break or a hot-water tank failure.
  • Sump pump Failure
  • Storm Surges, High Winds

SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann specializes in storm and flood damage restoration, our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24 Hours a Day 7 Days a Week including Holidays and weekends. If you occur a flooding, Sump Pump failure, or Broken pipes. SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann is here for you in your time in need. Call us today 978-927-8665

Before the Storm!

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

If a Severe Storm hit's New England would 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 to 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 and medication (if needed), in case you need to leave quickly.
  2. Make sure to fill up you 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 and Batteries.
  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 Due to a Storm 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.  

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.

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

When a Storm Hit's or Flooding occurs in Essex County, SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann is Ready!

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

Faster to any Size Disaster 

Since we are locally owned and operated, We are able to respond quicker with all the right resources, and our Highly Trained Crew we can restore your property to its pre-storm condition like it never even happened.

SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann is open 24/7 including weekends and holidays, We understand that when you call you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. you need an expert to help guide you through your crisis. SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann has the specific water damage training through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration, in fact its the cornerstone of our business. 

Resources to handle Floods and Storms

When a storm hits the North shore you can count on SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann. We have the proper equipment to handle any size emergency. 

  • Infrared camera to help us detect water through walls, ceiling, or floors.
  •  Water extraction equipment.
  • Drying equipment.
  • Odor removal and deodorization.
  • Sanitizing agents
  • Germicides
  • Anti-Microbial treatments. 

If you have a Sub Pump Failure, Sewage loss, or Flooding, Call us today here at SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann Were here to help! 978-927-8665 Let us Help You Today!

IMPORTANT TIPS AFTER THE STORM!

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

Be careful to make 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 reenter your home. Having a plan, and being aware of certain ricks, 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 or 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 TV 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.
  • 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.
  • Flooding brings the risk of waterborne bacterial contamination.   
  • 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.  

5 COMMON REASON'S FOR SUMP PUMP FAILURE!

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

Sump pumps can fail for a number of reason's, which include lack of maintenance, old age, power outages or surges, or improper installation. There are 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 the 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..

-Lack of maintenance.

-Age of pump.

-Electrical Power outage or Power surges.

-Improper Installation.

-Incorrectly sized pump.    

Those are just some reasons for sump pump failure. 

Were here to help no matter what size the disaster is. 

SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann 978-927-8665

Water Damage Timeline

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies dont wait for regular business and neither do we. SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 Days a week including Holidays. 

faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and much more. SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann arrives quickly and starts water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning restoration costs. 

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and wrap.

Hours 1-24

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish. 
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spreads and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

Hours 48 to a Week

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode. Furniture warps and shows signs of Mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazzard contamination is possible.

More than A week

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically, replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, Mold growth, and biohazzard contaminants pose serious risk to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann

SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property. Our staff is equipped and Highly Trained. 

Preparing For A Storm

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

A flooded building can wreck havoc on your business operations. If Flood Water is a real concern in the Area, Its important to do what you can now so that you business property is better protected later. Here's how you can protect your property from water damages. 

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 a 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

When a storm hits SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann is Ready!

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important.  A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to handle Floods and Storms

When a storm hits the Beverly/ Cape Ann area, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. we can access equipment and personnel from a network of 17,000 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Flood damage? Call us Today SERVPRO Beverly/ Cape Ann - 978-927-8665

When A Storm Hits, SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann is READY!

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

When a Storm Hits - SERVPRO is Ready!

SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today! 978-927-8665

Beverly and Cape Ann Area Residents: Introducing our TES trailer

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

Trailer The SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann TES trailer Let us help provide temporary heat where you need it!

Do you need your home or business heated during a power outage?

Eliminate the possibility of frozen pipes, water damage, mold damage and other related damages with a simple fix.  Call us and we will deliver and set up our TES trailer to have you back up and running with heat in no time!

There are many situations to use this magical trailer.  We recently used it for a multi-unit residential building to aid in drying some of the materials and contents.

During last winter's storms it was used to stabilize a home from further water damage during a period of power outage and sub zero weather.  Had the trailer not been set up to heat this home, the house, materials and contents would have never dried.  The entire home would have resembled a frozen snowball. And when this is the word used to describe your home, that is not good!

Let us provide temporary heat where you need it. Protect your investment!

Beverly,Wenham and Hamilton: Winter Snowstorm Tips

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

Winter Snowstorm and Extreme Cold

Snowstorms & Extreme Cold

Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms and blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, and high winds. A winter storm can:

  • Last a few hours or several days;
  • Knock out heat, power, and communication services; and
  • Place older adults, young children, and sick individuals at greater risk.

IF YOU ARE UNDER A WINTER STORM WARNING, FIND SHELTER RIGHT AWAY

  • Stay off roads.
  • Stay indoors and dress warmly.
  • Prepare for power outages.
  • Use generators outside only and away from windows.
  • Listen for emergency information and alerts.
  • Look for signs of hypothermia and frostbite.
  • Check on neighbors.

HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN A WINTER STORM THREATENS:

Prepare NOW

  • Know your area’s risk for winter storms. Extreme winter weather can leave communities without utilities or other services for long periods of time.
  • Prepare your home to keep out the cold with insulation, caulking, and weather stripping. Learn how to keep pipes from freezing. Install and test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors with battery backups.
  • Pay attention to weather reports and warnings of freezing weather and winter storms. Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts.
  • Gather supplies in case you need to stay home for several days without power. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Do not forget the needs of pets. Have extra batteries for radios and flashlights.
  • Create an emergency supply kit for your car. Include jumper cables, sand, a flashlight, warm clothes, blankets, bottled water, and non-perishable snacks. Keep the gas tank full.
  • Learn the signs of, and basic treatments for, frostbite and hypothermia.

Survive DURING

  • Stay off roads if at all possible. If trapped in your car, then stay inside.
  • Limit your time outside. If you need to go outside, then wear layers of warm clothing. Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia.
  • Avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Only use generators and grills outdoors and away from windows. Never heat your home with a gas stovetop or oven.
  • Reduce the risk of a heart attack. Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow.
  • Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia and begin treatment right away.
  • Check on neighbors. Older adults and young children are more at risk in extreme cold.

RECOGNIZE AND RESPOND

  • Frostbite causes loss of feeling and color around the face, fingers, and toes.
    • Signs: Numbness, white or grayish-yellow skin, firm or waxy skin
    • Actions: Go to a warm room. Soak in warm water. Use body heat to warm. Do not massage or use a heating pad.
  • Hypothermia is an unusually low body temperature. A temperature below 95 degrees is an emergency.
    • Signs: Shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, slurred speech, or drowsiness
    • Actions: Go to a warm room. Warm the center of the body first—chest, neck, head, and groin. Keep dry and wrapped up in warm blankets, including the head and neck.

Associated Content

https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather

Gloucester,Rockport and Mancheseter:How to Handle Extreme Cold

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

What to Do in Extreme Cold Weather

Prepare NOW

  • Know your area’s risk for winter storms. Extreme winter weather can leave communities without utilities or other services for long periods of time.
  • Prepare your home to keep out the cold with insulation, caulking, and weather stripping. Learn how to keep pipes from freezing. Install and test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors with battery backups.
  • Pay attention to weather reports and warnings of freezing weather and winter storms. Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts.
  • Gather supplies in case you need to stay home for several days without power. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Do not forget the needs of pets. Have extra batteries for radios and flashlights.
  • Create an emergency supply kit for your car. Include jumper cables, sand, a flashlight, warm clothes, blankets, bottled water, and non-perishable snacks. Keep the gas tank full.
  • Learn the signs of, and basic treatments for, frostbite and hypothermia.

Survive DURING

  • Stay off roads if at all possible. If trapped in your car, then stay inside.
  • Limit your time outside. If you need to go outside, then wear layers of warm clothing. Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia.
  • Avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Only use generators and grills outdoors and away from windows. Never heat your home with a gas stovetop or oven.
  • Reduce the risk of a heart attack. Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow.
  • Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia and begin treatment right away.
  • Check on neighbors. Older adults and young children are more at risk in extreme cold.

RECOGNIZE AND RESPOND

  • Frostbite causes loss of feeling and color around the face, fingers, and toes.
    • Signs: Numbness, white or grayish-yellow skin, firm or waxy skin
    • Actions: Go to a warm room. Soak in warm water. Use body heat to warm. Do not massage or use a heating pad.
  • Hypothermia is an unusually low body temperature. A temperature below 95 degrees is an emergency.
    • Signs: Shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, slurred speech, or drowsiness
    • Actions: Go to a warm room. Warm the center of the body first—chest, neck, head, and groin. Keep dry and wrapped up in warm blankets, including the head and neck.

Associated Content

https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather

Essex: Learning from the Winter of 2018

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Ready?

As John Wooden says, "Confidence Comes From Being Prepared". 

Preparing for Winter Weather around The North Shore can be a full time job.  One thing that would be a help would be an Emergency Kit to have on hand for storm situations.  In addition to the supplies often listed in any build a kit, you need to consider your family and your family's needs.  Do you have a senior that you need to include? Or maybe your pet?  Think about the special needs of your pet if you should be out of your home for any length of time...pet medications, supplements, blankets, food, and extra water...Maybe even their own plastic bag or duffel bag!

Ideas for Items to include in your Emergency Kit are as follows:

Water: (1gal/person/day for at least 3 days, for drinking and sanitation.

Food: at least a 3 day supply of non-perishable food)

A Radio-battery operated or hand crank and a NOAA Weather radio with tone alert

Flashlight(s): Consider headlights for hands free use.

First Aid Kit

Extra Batteries, Battery packs for phones

Whistle to signal for help

Dust Mask, Plastic Sheeting, Duct tape:for sheltering in place.  Or fort making!

Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation

Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

Manual Can Opener for food

Printed local maps

Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

Deck of Cards

Blankets or sleeping bag for each person

Prescription Medications

Non-prescription Medicines: pain relievers,anti-diarrhea medication,antacids or laxatives

Glasses and contact lens solution

Infant supplies:formula,diapers,wipes,diaper rash cream

Important family documents:copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records saved electronically or in a waterproof,portable container

Complete change of clothing appropriate for your climate...sturdy shoes

Chlorine Bleach and eye dropper to disinfect water

Fire Extinguisher

Matches in a waterproof container

Personal hygiene products

Mess kits, paper cups, plates, paper towels and plastic utensils

Paper and pencil

Books,games,puzzles, puzzle books

Disposable Gloves

Where should these be kept?  Since you never know where you will be when an Emergency occurs...One at home, one at work and one in your car!

Gloucester and Rockport Residents, Are you Ready? 5 Common Reasons For Sump Pump Failure

12/20/2018 (Permalink)

Sump pumps can fail for a number of reasons, which include lack of maintenance, old age, power outages or surges, or improper installation.

Sump pumps can fail for a number of reasons, which include lack of maintenance, old age, power outages or surges, or improper installation. There are 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 the 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:

-Lack of Maintenance
-Age of the Pump
-Electrical Power Outage or Power Surges
-Improper Installation
-Incorrectly Sized Pump

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Rockport and Gloucester Businesses: Have you Checked Your Mechanical Functions?

12/16/2018 (Permalink)

Have you Checked Your Mechanicals?

Sump pumps can fail for a number of reasons, which include lack of maintenance, old age, power outages or surges, or improper installation. There are 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 the 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:

-Lack of Maintenance
-Age of the Pump
-Electrical Power Outage or Power Surges
-Improper Installation
-Incorrectly Sized Pump

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Winter Storm Safety Tips

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Winter Storm Safety Tips

Winter storms in New England can range from freezing rain and ice, to a moderate snowfall over a few hours, to blizzard conditions with blinding wind-driven snow that can last several days.

What Are Winter Storms?

Winter storms can include large snow accumulation, extremely cold temperatures, coastal flooding, beach erosion and heavy, wet snow or ice.

Why Prepare?

Extreme winter weather can shut down an entire region. It can lead to roof collapses, communications disruptions and power outages. Winter storms are associated with storm-related deaths caused by:

  • Automobile accidents 
  • Heart attacks due to overexertion 
  • Freezing to death; and
  • Carbon monoxide incidents 

To minimize the dangers associated with winter storms, take the proper safety precautions to protect yourself and your family.

Winter Storm Watches and Warnings

The National Weather Service issues watches and warnings for winter storms and blizzards to alert the public of potential winter storms. It is important to understand the difference between these warnings so you know what to do to stay safe:

Winter Storm Watches 

It is likely that winter storm warning, blizzard warning, or ice storm warning criteria will be met due to the conditions of an upcoming storm.

Winter Storm Warning 

6” of snow or more in a 12-hour period (or 8” of snow or more in a 24-hour period) expected within next 12 to 36 hours.

Blizzard Warning — Sustained wind gusts greater than or equal to 35 mph AND considerable falling and/or blowing snow, resulting in reduced visibility of less than 1/4 mile for at least three hours.

Ice Storm Warning — ½ inch or more of freezing rain.

Before a Winter Storm
  • Be informed by receiving alerts, warnings, and public safety information before, during, and after emergencies. Download the Massachusetts Alerts app.
  • Create and review your family emergency plan.
    • If you receive medical treatments or home health care services, work with your medical provider to determine how to maintain care and service if you are unable to leave your home for a period of time.
  • Assemble an emergency kit. Add seasonal supplies to your emergency kit, such as extra winter clothing and blankets.
  • Follow instructions from public safety officials.
  • Prepare for possible power outages.
    • Fully charge your cellphone, laptop, and other electronic devices before a storm if power outages are expected.
    • Consider purchasing a generator to provide power during an outage. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and learn how to use it safely before an outage.
  • Prepare your home for possible emergencies.
    • Remove dead or rotting trees and branches around your home that could fall and cause injury or damage.
    • Clear clogged rain gutters to allow water to flow away from your home. Melting snow and ice can build up if gutters are clogged with debris.
    • Ensure your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are working and have fresh batteries.
    • Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected every year.
    • Make sure your home is properly insulated. Caulk and weather-strip doors and windows to keep cold air out. Install storm windows or cover windows with plastic from the inside to provide insulation.
    • Ensure you have sufficient heating fuel and consider safe backup heating options such as fireplaces or woodstoves.
  • Ensure your vehicle is ready for safe winter driving. Keep the gas tank at least half-full and have a Winter Emergency Car Kit in the trunk.
During a Winter Storm
  • Minimize outdoor activities. Drive only if it is absolutely necessary. If you must drive, utilize MEMA’s winter driving safety tips.
  • Keep your pets safe with Winter Pet Safety Tips.
  • Dress for the season to protect against the elements. Dress in several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight clothing instead of a single heavy layer. Outer garments should be tightly woven and water repellent. Wear a hat, mittens (not gloves) and sturdy waterproof boots to protect your extremities. Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.
  • During extreme cold weather, follow our extreme cold safety tips.
  • Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia.
After a Winter Storm
  • Continue to monitor media for emergency information.
  • Follow instructions from public safety officials.
  • Call 9-1-1 to report emergencies, including downed power lines and gas leaks.
  • Check with your local authorities or call 2-1-1 to find locations of warming centers or shelters near you or for other storm-related questions.
  • In the event of power outages during cold weather, you may need to go to a warming center or emergency shelter to stay warm. Report power outages to your utility company.
  • Stay away from downed utility wires. Always assume a downed power line is live.
  • Stay off streets and roads until they are clear of snow.
  • Use caution and take frequent breaks when shoveling snow to prevent overexertion. Overexertion can bring on a heart attack—a major cause of death in the winter.
  • Clear exhaust vents from direct vent gas furnace systems to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Make sure your carbon monoxide detectors are working as it is a silent, odorless, killer.
  • Clear snow from around vehicle exhaust pipes before starting the vehicle to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Make sure emergency generators or secondary heating systems are well ventilated because their fumes contain carbon monoxide. See more Generator Safety Tips.
  • Dig out fire hydrants and storm drains in your neighborhood.
  • Check your roof and clear accumulated snow to avoid roof collapses.
  • Don’t park too close to corners so public safety vehicles and plows can maneuver safely.
  • Be aware of children playing in the streets, particularly climbing on or running out from behind large snowdrifts. Parents should remind their children to be aware of plowing operations and traffic.
  • Be a good neighbor. Check on family, friends, and neighbors, especially the elderly, those who live alone, those with medical conditions and those who may need additional assistance.

After the storm, "We ARE HERE TO HELP!"  Call 978-927-8665 to reach us 24/7 for your water/fire/storm/smoke disasters! https://www.SERVPRObeverlycapeann.com/

After the Storm: Important Tips - SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann for any After the Storm Clean ups you may have!

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

If a Disaster Strikes, Will You Be Ready?

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Tips for preparedness

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.

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Faster to your Wenham Water Damage Event

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

A water pipe break caused this basement in Wenham to flood. This before picture shows the mess left behind after all water had receded.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

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Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

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.

Beverly Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

This Beverly home's basement flooded due to heavy rains. Their home contained the office records and supplies for their family business.

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 Beverly 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

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 978-927-8665

Are you aware of Ice Damns and their Hidden Damage?

12/23/2017 (Permalink)

Infrared photo of hidden ice damage
 Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester by the Sea residents:Make SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann your winter storm damage restoration company! Call us:978-927-8665

ICE DAMS AND HIDDEN DAMAGE

Ice Dams form when snow or ice  accumulates on the surface of your roof, causing a “dam” at the edge of an in-insulated part of a roof, such as an overhang or eve. As the heating system heats the home and attic space throughout the day, snow and ice begin to melt from the heated areas and drips off of the roof.

Though beautiful, icicles form and begin to build up ice on the edge of the uninsulated part of the roof. Beneath this top layer water runs down into the gutter and then refreezes then continues over time to cause a large amount of ice build up over the top of the gutter. Water then starts to pool on your roof and seep back under your shingles, metal roofing or any other roofing system. 

As the ice melts again, it seeps into your attic and eventually comes through areas of the structure, resulting in water damage. This can cause damage to drywall, insulation, and framing materials. It can also be an incubation point for mold inside the wall cavity or external walls, ceiling, and even the attic. It can even potentially cause dry rot to the framing materials and reduce the structural integrity of the structure. Wet building materials can start to have a strong musty odor as well.

Ice dams can cause a large amount of damage to a commercial or residential structure. They can cause mold damage and even dry rot. If ice builds up too much it can even rip off rain gutters from the weight of the ice.

Here are a few easy preventative measures to reduce the potential for ice dams:

1.Check the attic for proper insulation. 
2.String waterproof electric heat tape through your gutters to keep them from freezing and building up with ice.
3.Keep the snow off of your roof. If snow is building up on your roof, get it shoveled off to eliminate the melting of the bottom layer.

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Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester by the Sea residents: Ice Dams and Hidden Damage

12/23/2017 (Permalink)

ICE DAMS AND HIDDEN DAMAGE

Call SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann for all of your winter storm damage water issues at: 978-927-8665

Ice Dams form when snow or ice  accumulates on the surface of your roof, causing a “dam” at the edge of an un-insulated part of a roof, such as an overhang or eve. As the heating system heats the home and attic space throughout the day, snow and ice begin to melt from the heated areas and drips off of the roof.

Though beautiful, icicles form and begin to build up ice on the edge of the uninsulated part of the roof. Beneath this top layer water runs down into the gutter and then refreezes then continues over time to cause a large amount of ice build up over the top of the gutter. Water then starts to pool on your roof and seep back under your shingles, metal roofing or any other roofing system. 

As the ice melts again, it seeps into your attic and eventually comes through areas of the structure, resulting in water damage. This can cause damage to drywall, insulation, and framing materials. It can also be an incubation point for mold inside the wall cavity or external walls, ceiling, and even the attic. It can even potentially cause dry rot to the framing materials and reduce the structural integrity of the structure. Wet building materials can start to have a strong musty odor as well.

Ice dams can cause a large amount of damage to a commercial or residential structure. They can cause mold damage and even dry rot. If ice builds up too much it can even rip off rain gutters from the weight of the ice.

Here are a few easy preventative measures to reduce the potential for ice dams:

1.  Check the attic for proper insulation. 
2.  String waterproof electric heat tape through your gutters to keep them from freezing and building up with ice.
3.  Keep the snow off of your roof. If snow is building up on your roof, get it shoveled off to eliminate the melting of the bottom layer.

If you have any questions about ice dams, water damage or mold feel free to call us at 978-927-8665.

Winter Storm Cleanup and Restoration Professionals for Essex County

12/23/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann is your Winter storm damage restoration team of professionals!

Call us:978-927-8665

Cold weather, snow, and ice storms can cause severe damage to your home or business. When these types of disasters strike, immediate action is necessary to prevent additional damage to your property. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have the winter storm experience, expertise, and the resources to remediate damage caused by winter weather.

Damage from Cold Weather or Winter Storm? Call Today: 978-927-8665

SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann

Frozen Pipes

Extreme cold weather can cause pipes to freeze and burst. In general, pipes are more likely to freeze when the temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. The resulting water damage can be extensive. Outdoor pipes and pipes in unheated areas of the home can freeze if they are not properly insulated or if temperatures are severely cold. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can quickly and safely repair water damage caused by frozen pipes.

Outdoor pipes most likely to freeze include:

  • Outdoor hose bibs
  • Swimming pool supply lines
  • Water sprinkler lines

Pipes in unheated or partially heated areas are also at risk of freezing, including:

  • Basements
  • Crawl spaces
  • Garages

Ice Dams

An ice dam is formed when snow melts unevenly on a roof and refreezes into a dam at the edge of the roof, near the eaves. This dam prevents any further snowmelt from draining off of the roof. This standing water can back up under shingles, leak into a home, and cause significant water damage to ceilings, walls, and other areas. Ice dams can also tear off gutters and loosen shingles.

Roof Damage

Snow and ice can cause significant damage to your gutters and roof. The additional weight of snow and ice can even cause a roof to collapse. When there’s a cold snap, water can get into cracks and small spaces and expand when it freezes, causing larger cracks and more damage. The repetition of freezing and thawing cycles can cause small cracks to get larger.

When Storms or Floods hit Essex County, SERVPRO is ready!

12/19/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit the Beverly/Cape Ann area, we can scale ourselves to handle a large storm or flooding disaster.  We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have a Storm or Flood Damage?  Call us today at 978-927-8665

When Storms or Floods hit Essex County SERVPRO is ready!

11/15/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Beverly/Cape Ann specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit the Beverly and Cape Ann area, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams  that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today: 978-927-8665