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Ice Dam Removal Service

1/9/2023 (Permalink)

What is an ice dam?

An ice dam is the ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof which prevents melting snow from draining as it should. The water that backs up behind the ice dam can leak into the home and cause damage to walls, floors, ceilings, insulation, and other areas. Most ice dams occur on the lowest edge of your roof. 

There are 6 warning signs for ice dams:

1.     Your home has had ice dams in the past.

2.     You see roof ice– icicles forming on the edge of the roof, or off the front edge of the gutter.

3.     Ice is coming through the soffit.

4.     Ice is forming behind the gutters (if gutters are present).

5.     You see ice or water on the exterior wall.

6.     You see water coming through the frame of a door or window.

SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree offers safe, professional snow and ice dam removal services for your home or business. Our experienced team will be onsite within a matter of hours, saving you time, effort and costly repairs later. Don't wait until it's too late. Call us today and have the job done safely and done right. 781-980-7060

From Start to Finish

7/1/2022 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree we are committed to making the rebuilding process for our customers as simple and organized as possible. After the removal of the effects from water, fire, or smoke damage, our Reconstruction team steps in to finish the job; leaving your home or business in the condition it was prior to the incident. This means it will seem “Like it never even happened.”

Our Reconstruction Project Manager (RPM) will take the lead on handling any of your construction needs, from rebuilding your home or business to its original condition, to installing any and all remodels and upgrades that you, the customer, request.

As construction begins the RPM will work closely with you and your insurance adjuster to guarantee the highest level of satisfaction and most time-efficient execution of any and all construction requirements and needs. Our service will start with replacing the home or business back to its original condition, but also allow for any changes or upgrades to the property at your request. We will communicate directly with you to inform you of the coverage to be expected from the insurance agency, and then offer you a range of options from professional and effective contractors from all trades to remodel your property. This will afford you the opportunity to make any alterations to your property that you desire during the reconstruction phase. This will save you time and money on any of those home or business improvements you may have been putting off!  

The reconstruction process is one that may seem intimidating to many homeowners and/or business owners, but we at SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree assure you that this is our specialty. Our mission is to leave you with the home and/or business you recognized before any damages, as well as to remove any stress or strain associated with handling a construction project on your own. Our services will allow you time to consider any remodel upgrades without the hassle of juggling contractors and insurance adjuster requests and needs.

The RPM will be in contact with you daily to keep you apprised of the job schedule and progress as well as take the time to sit with you and discuss your options. It is important to us that you can trust and rely on us during construction. Our RPM is always available to speak with you, either over the phone, via email, or in person, at your request.

We at SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree hope that you choose the experts at emergency restoration to complete any and all jobs with our Reconstruction division.  Please visit our website, follow us on Facebook, call our main office at 781-980-7060.

Tips to Stop The Spread of Mold

7/1/2022 (Permalink)

  • Keep humidity levels as low as you can—no higher than 50%--all day long.
    • An air conditioner or dehumidifier will help you keep the level low.
    • Bear in mind that humidity levels change over the course of a day with changes in the moisture in the air and the air temperature
      • You will need to check the humidity levels more than once a day.
  • Be sure your home has enough ventilation.
    • Use exhaust fans which vent outside your home in the kitchen and bathroom.
    • Make sure your clothes dryer vents outside your home.
  • Fix any leaks in your home’s roof, walls, or plumbing so mold does not have moisture to grow.
  • Clean up and dry out your home thoroughly and quickly (within 24–48 hours) after flooding.
  • Add mold inhibitors to paints before painting.
  • Clean bathrooms with mold-killing products.
  • Remove or replace carpets and upholstery that have been soaked and cannot be dried promptly.
  • Do not use carpet in rooms or areas like bathrooms, basements, or kitchens that may have exposure to a lot of moisture
  • WE SPECIALIZE IN MOLD CLEANUP, GIVE US A CALL AT (781) 980-7060 SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO ANY DIRTY WORK.

Building and Reconstruction Services

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

Did you know that SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree offers reconstruction? If your home has excessive damage, we can help.

You have water or fire damage to your home. You call SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree. We respond immediately and work to contain the damage. Once the restoration crew has packed up, and the house is quiet again you make your way to the site of the damage and you are confronted with the remains of what was your home. What are you doing to do? Who is going to put your house back together? Where do you begin? Who can you call? Don’t worry we can help.

When the time comes to rebuild the areas of your property damaged by water/fire/mold or any other disaster, SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree can step in and save you time, money, and the headaches of taking on a construction job on your own. We understand the damage, we know what it will take to fix your property. What makes SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree’s Reconstruction division such a wise choice is that upon completion of any restoration demolition to your property, you continue to work with the same franchise for your home or business rebuild. This not only saves you time shopping for a general contractor but assures you that you will receive the same unsurpassed customer service from start to finish that you have come to expect from the leader in disaster relief: SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree.

Call us for an estimate, 781-980-7060.

Reconstructing after a loss

2/3/2022 (Permalink)

The damage has been contained, the restoration crew has packed up, and the house is quiet again. You make your way to the site of the water/fire/mold damage and you are confronted with the remains of what was your home.

Who can you call...? SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree’s Reconstruction division is standing by awaiting your call!

When the time comes to rebuild the areas of your property damaged by water/fire/mold or any other disaster, SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree can step in and save you time, money, and the headaches of taking on a construction job on your own.

Our Reconstruction Project Manager (RPM) will handle all the aspects and stages of reconstruction, allowing you to get back to your daily routine. When you trust in SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree with the investment to rebuild and improve your property you will not be disappointed. Along with coordinating all subcontractor needs and being in communication with your adjuster throughout the reconstruction process, you will be kept apprised of all phases of construction daily. Whether by phone, text, or email, our RPM will make sure you are confident and comfortable with the progress of your project.

What makes SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree’s Reconstruction division such a wise choice is that upon completion of any restoration demolition to your property, you continue to work with the same franchise for your home or business rebuild. This not only saves you time shopping for a general contractor but assures you that you will receive the same unsurpassed customer service from start to finish that you have come to expect from the leader in disaster relief: SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree.

Call the experts of SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree at 781-980-7060 and watch the damage to your home disappear “Like it never even happened.”  

We are Cleaning Experts

1/31/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree is here to help 

During this unprecedented time this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

At SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree, we’re dedicated to inspiring confidence in communities across the country as we find our way to a new normal. And we’re doing just that with Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, our new defensive pathogen cleaning program, goes way beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning. With over 50 years of experience in biochemical spill remediation and decontamination, you can trust SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree Professionals to bring a higher standard of clean to the places we gather.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree at 781-980-7060.

What Makes SERVPRO The Best

10/6/2021 (Permalink)

Why is SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree the best choice in the area when it comes to Water and Fire Restoration?

#1 IICRC Certified Professionals

IICRC is the leading, independent, non-profit, certification and standard-setting body in the cleaning, inspection, and restoration industry. When choosing water damage, mold remediation, and/or fire and smoke restoration company, be sure to ask if they are IICRC Certified.

At SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree, the team holds IICRC certifications in water removal technician (WRT), applied structural drying (AST), mold remediation technician, and lead paint remediation. The team also participates in ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility.

#2 Ready for Any Emergency 24/7

A disaster can strike at any time and any day which is why SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree is ready to answer your call 24/7. With water damage, time is of the essence and it’s important to start the process of removing the water quickly before it can cause further damage or lead to mold growth. SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree realizes that every water damage situation is an emergency which is why they are ready to help out day or night.

#3 Known and Trusted for Over 50 Years

SERVPRO has been around for over 50 years. That’s 50 years of industry experience and know-how in the fire and water cleanup and restoration industry. When you call SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree you can trust that they have the skills and the expertise to handle any emergency no matter how big or how small. There are not many fire and water restoration companies that can say they’ve been around as long.

#4 Advanced Equipment, Treatments and Techniques

With that 50 years of experience comes 50 years of learning the best techniques and the right treatments to cleaning and restoring business and homes from fire and water damage. Along with the best treatments and techniques come some of the most advanced equipment in the industry. Trust and reliability and excellent results come from 50 years of experience dealing with every disaster imaginable.

#5 Experts at More Than Just Water Damage

Many times, water damage isn’t the only thing that a homeowner or business owner is experiencing. If the water damage has been happening over a period of time, there could be underlying mold damage. If a home or business has experienced a fire, there could be water damage from the fire department and/or sprinkler system. If the water isn’t removed completely, there could be secondary water damage and mold growth. Luckily, SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree can handle all of those quickly and professionally.

Call the Experts for Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration

If you should, unfortunately, experience water damage to your business or home, call the experts at SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree. They have the expertise, the knowledge, the equipment, and the know-how to remove the water and restore your home or business. SERVPRO Milton/Braintree can help, call them at 781-980-7060.

Mold Containment

7/27/2021 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree our top priority is to restore your home or business to its preloss state after fire, water, storm or mold damage has taken place.  In order to protect your belongings and prevent any further contamination or spread in a mold situation, SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree will often build a containment around any affected area. Within this containment, our trained professionals can properly mitigate and remove any mold contaminated items or structures, keeping the rest of your home or business safe and operational for use. 

Within a mold containment area, our SERVPRO production technicians utilize state of the art air purifying equipment to preserve and retain as much of the original building structure and contents as possible.  We will also work to clean and sanitize any salvageable items, such as dishes, and safely pack them away for return to the area once the mold intrusion has been remediated. Taking the utmost care of your property and belongings, while providing a safe environment for everyone involved during a mold remediation is of top concern at SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree.

If you suspect mold in your home or business, call SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree at 781-980-7060.

We’re Here to Help!

Why SERVPRO should be your choice!!

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

Why Should I Hire A Restoration Company?

If your home or business has been damaged due to a fire or a flood, the situation can seem overwhelming. You want to get the building back into livable condition quickly, but you don’t want to have lasting issues due to the smoke and/or water. You should reach out to SERVPRO Milton/Braintree.

Although every situation is different, it’s usually a wise idea to hire SERVPRO Milton/Braintree. In addition to getting the job done quickly and efficiently and allowing you to concentrate on your business or family instead of working on your home or office, SERVPRO Milton/Braintree offers several benefits. Among these are:

  • We will make your home or office safe. SERVPRO Milton/Braintree knows where to look to spot potential health hazards, such as black mold, and not only get rid of current problems, but help to prevent future issues. Although cosmetic work, such as re-painting and re-plastering will make your building look fresh and new, there could still be underlying smoke and mold problems that could cause or aggravate health effects for years to come.
  • We will work quickly. SERVPRO Milton/Braintree can attack your clean-up job with a full crew immediately, while you’ll have to work the clean-up around your already busy schedule. Cleaning up the damage quickly will help to prevent the damage from spreading and mold and mildew from forming.
  • We will help with your insurance claim. SERVPRO Milton/Braintree has years of experience dealing with insurance companies after a fire or flood. We can help you fill out and submit the necessary paperwork to get your money quickly. Plus, the services of SERVPRO Milton/Braintree are usually covered under most homeowners’ insurance policies.
  • We will help you decide what’s salvageable. SERVPRO Milton/Braintree can be invaluable in helping you determine what items you should keep and what is damaged beyond redemption. In the aftermath of a fire or flood, it can be difficult for you to make such decisions without being emotional.

Where You Should Be Looking for Mold in Your Home

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

Your attic, garage, and basement are the places in your home you're most likely to find mold in your home. You may not spend much time in these rooms in your home. Not only does this mean you’re less likely to notice mold, but it also means that mold is more likely to grow due to poor ventilation. This, combined with the dark, cold nature of attics, basements, and garages, makes mold highly probable.

In the attic
Mold in the attic is a huge problem — they can contain a lot of your ventilation systems and, if left unchecked, can spread mold throughout the rest of your home.

In your attic, check for mold:

  • On the roof, near any possible leaks
    In your insulation.
  • Near any vents from the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room/dryer.
  • Near your water heater or furnace.
  • Around your soffit vents (these are the vents near the bottom of the roof that provide ventilation to the attic).

To prevent mold from growing (and spreading) in your attic, you can:

  • Repair any roof leaks as soon as possible
    Use the proper type of insulation.
  • Properly vent items outside, instead of into your attic.
  • Keep soffit vents clear to allow air flow.
  • Keep your gutters cleaned and in good repair, especially during rainy months.

In the basement
Everyone knows that musty basement smell, but your basement doesn’t have to fall victim to that odor if you keep the mold out. There are a lot of areas that are prone to mold growth here, as this tends to be a moist area of the house, so here are a few reminders on where to look:

  • Around pipes and ducting ( look for leaks, excess moisture, and condensation).
  • Near areas where the foundation may be leaking.
  • Near a sump pump.
  • Windows or vents where condensation might gather.

In the garage
Rain from your car and water leaks from the roof are two of the main ways mold gets invited into your garage. If you use your garage for storage of old items or cleaning supplies, you may find mold growing in places you wouldn’t expect.

If you suspect mold growth in any of these hard to reach places, contact SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree at (781) 980-7060.

Getting Rid of odors

2/12/2021 (Permalink)

Does your home smell like a barn or an ashtray? Is your nose so used to the stench that someone else had to tell you?

Step away from the Glade plug-in air fresheners, scented candles, and cans of Febreze, dear homeowner. Allow SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree to attack the root of the cause. Masking the problem with nausea-inducing fruity fragrances will only have temporally mask the smell. 

For every foul odor, there’s a different remedy, so let SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree help neutralize the worst offenders, including:

  • A dirty or messy house
  • Walls drenched in cigarette smoke
  • Pet odors seeped into carpets and furniture
  • Damp, mildewy bathrooms or closed-in spaces

Call SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree at (781) 341-7007 to help remedy any odor situation you may have.

Be prepared for winter

2/12/2021 (Permalink)

As winter fiercely approaches, water damage from burst pipes can wreak havoc on your home. At SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree it is our mission to be your number one resource during these times of distress. Our mitigation restoration team is the best around and are standing by at the ready, 24/7, to service any of your water damage needs. It is important to remember that this may only be the beginning. After SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree has successfully removed any standing water and damaged materials it may be time to think of the next step: reconstruction. This can be a challenging endeavor to tackle on your own, so we recommend calling our Reconstruction Project Manager (RPM) at 617.842.8793.

During the reconstruction phase of your home or business’s restoration, you can be assured that you are an integral part of the operation. You will receive daily calls, texts, or emails (your preference) on the progress of the project from our RPM. It is their job to handle all claim related issues, as well as assist you in any home improvement add-ons you decide to make while under construction. This can be a great time to upgrade that old carpet or add that extra closet you have always wanted! The SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree RPM is committed to giving you the best customer service around and will make the reconstruction of your home or business a top priority.

Why choose SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree Reconstruction? SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree offers you a unique opportunity that most restoration companies do not. You can stay with the same trusted company from start to finish, making the project far more time efficient, cost effective, as well as streamline any communication between your insurance adjuster and you, the property owner. Most insurance carriers agree that a “one-stop-shop” is the best way to facilitate the restoration and reconstruction of your property.

Although the idea of water damage in your home or business may seem unlikely, SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree wants you to know that we are ready when disaster strikes, 24/7. New England winters can be harsh, and your home or business may suffer damage due to weather conditions out of your control. However, you now have the experts at restoration and reconstruction at your service!

Call SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree at 781.341.7007 to make it seem “Like it never even happened.”  

Reconstructing after a loss

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

The damage has been contained, the restoration crew has packed up, and the house is quiet again. You make your way to the site of the water/fire/mold damage and you are confronted with the remains of what was your home. You are grateful for the men and women of SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree’s emergency response team, but who is going to put your house back together? Where do you even begin? Who can you call...?

SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree’s Reconstruction division is standing by awaiting your call!

When the time comes to rebuild the areas of your property damaged by water/fire/mold or any other disaster, SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree can step in and save you time, money, and the headaches of taking on a construction job on your own.

Our Reconstruction Project Manager (RPM) will handle all the aspects and stages of reconstruction, allowing you to get back to your daily routine. When you trust in SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree with the investment to rebuild and improve your property you will not be disappointed. Along with coordinating all subcontractor needs and being in communication with your adjuster throughout the reconstruction process, you will be kept apprised of all phases of construction daily. Whether by phone, text, or email, our RPM will make sure you are confident and comfortable with the progress of your project.

What makes SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree’s Reconstruction division such a wise choice is that upon completion of any restoration demolition to your property, you continue to work with the same franchise for your home or business rebuild. This not only saves you time shopping for a general contractor but assures you that you will receive the same unsurpassed customer service from start to finish that you have come to expect from the leader in disaster relief: SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree.

Now that you know that SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree is your one-stop solution for all your construction needs call us for a free estimate at: 617.842.2556

Call the experts of SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree and watch the damage to your home disappear “Like it never even happened.”  

Why SERVPRO should be your choice!!

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

Why Should I Hire A Restoration Company?

If your home or business has been damaged due to a fire or a flood, the situation can seem overwhelming. You want to get the building back into livable condition quickly, but you don’t want to have lasting issues due to the smoke and/or water. You should reach out to SERVPRO Milton/Braintree.

Although every situation is different, it’s usually a wise idea to hire SERVPRO Milton/Braintree. In addition to getting the job done quickly and efficiently and allowing you to concentrate on your business or family instead of working on your home or office, SERVPRO Milton/Braintree offers several benefits. Among these are:

  • We will make your home or office safe. SERVPRO Milton/Braintree knows where to look to spot potential health hazards, such as black mold, and not only get rid of current problems, but help to prevent future issues. Although cosmetic work, such as re-painting and re-plastering will make your building look fresh and new, there could still be underlying smoke and mold problems that could cause or aggravate health issues for years to come.
  • We will work quickly. SERVPRO Milton/Braintree can attack your clean-up job with a full crew immediately, while you’ll have to work the clean-up around your already busy schedule. Cleaning up the damage quickly will help to prevent the damage from spreading and mold and mildew from forming.
  • We will help with your insurance claim. SERVPRO Milton/Braintree has years of experience dealing with insurance companies after a fire or flood. We can help you fill out and submit the necessary paperwork to get your money quickly. Plus, the services of SERVPRO Milton/Braintree are usually covered under most homeowners’ insurance policies.
  • We will help you decide what’s salvageable. SERVPRO Milton/Braintree can be invaluable in helping you determine what items you should keep and what is damaged beyond redemption. In the aftermath of a fire or flood, it can be difficult for you to make such decisions without being emotional.

How can SERVPRO help!!

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage in your home or office can be completely devastating. However, there may be situations where the water damage seems minimal to the untrained eye, leaving property owners to shrug it off and skip a call to SERVPRO Milton Braintree. In many cases, property owners believe that the only reasons to call SERVPRO Milton Braintree are after a fire, major storm or other significant damages. In reality, it is always a good idea to contact SERVPRO Milton Braintree your local restoration experts, even in instances where the damage seems minimal.

There are a wide range of potentially hazardous situations that may require the help from SERVPRO Milton Braintree. From obvious disasters like a burst pipe or flood damage to preparing to put your home on the market and other preventative measures. Here are a few examples when SERVPRO Milton Braintree can help, After buying a new home we can help inspect concerning areas for water, mold and weather damage.  After a major storm where you may have sufferer some water damage or if you smell any strange and unwanted odors.  SERVPRO Milton Braintree is here to help, Give us a call at 781-341-7007 

We are Disinfecting Experts

5/2/2020 (Permalink)

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the CDC.

SERVPRO of Milton / Braintree is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Milton / Braintree at 781-980-7060

Why SERVPRO Milton/Braintree Should Disinfect

4/10/2020 (Permalink)

PPE Four of our crew members wearing the necessary Personal Protective Equipment.

If you are responsible for the cleaning and disinfecting activities of a facility, you need to understand disinfection. Without a basic understanding of the principles of disinfection, there is a greater chance of illness and perhaps life-threatening diseases such as Covid-19 to spread. The primary use of disinfectants is to eliminate or greatly reduce microbial pathogens and thus prevent the transmission of diseases and illnesses. 

The appropriate personnel protective equipment (PPE) should always be used when dealing with contaminated surfaces during cleaning and disinfecting procedures.The PPE is designed to protect the user from airborne particulates or any other hazardous materials.  Surfaces must be thoroughly cleaned before being disinfected because dirt, blood, mucous and tissue may interfere with the action of the disinfectant. After the cleaning and disinfection of the designated area, the appropriate PPE must be properly disposed of to prevent cross contamination. This includes regularly changing gloves, disinfecting face masks, and throwing out the white suits. 

At SERVPRO Milton/Braintree we only use products approved by the CDC and pride ourselves in the use of the necessary protective gear to get the job done right.

Why you must call SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree after a fire

2/21/2020 (Permalink)

Kitchen room showed after fire damage with soot all over half burnt cabinets Fires can be devastating if not handled properly and efficiently

When a fire hits your home, the damage can be devastating. For the best possible restoration efforts, you must address the situation ASAP.

The longer you avoid making needed repairs after a fire, the greater the chance of doing even more damage. Prioritizing the repairs and restoration of your property as soon as possible after a fire will allow you to get home back to its original condition sooner.

What Happens When Fire Damage Restoration is Delayed?

Leaving your home unrepaired for any amount of time after fire damages can result in structural issues as well as the decay of your home. You might also find yourself facing other issues like water damage, mold growth, and even theft.

When firefighters extinguish the blaze, you need to contact your insurance company right away so they can assess the damages and start your claim. You should also call SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree for help, including board-up and tarping services that protect your property from further damage.

Count on SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree to Restore Your Home

In addition to securing your property from possible thieves & vandals while protecting it from inclement weather, our proven professionals will also:

  • Try to save as many of your belongings as possible – Any item in your home covered by soot or damaged by smoke can be salvaged by our restoration specialists using our proven soot & smoke damage restoration process. Soot and smoke damage requires special cleaning materials and methods to remove, which is why professionals are required.
  • Help with documentation for insurance claims – Before you can file a legitimate claim for fire damage with your insurance provider, you will need to follow a number of important steps. Your restoration specialist will know exactly what needs to be done when it comes to insurance claims filing. This includes proper documentation of the damage with lists, photos, and videos.
  • Work quickly and efficiently – To get your home fixed as soon and as efficiently as possible, trusting a restoration company is your best bet. An industry leader like SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree knows exactly what to do to get your home back to its original condition, like it never even happened.

In Milton, Braintree, Avon, Abington, Mattapan, Hyde Park, Brockton, Holbrook, Randolph and the neighboring South Shore when you need the help of a restoration company, the one to call is SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree. With years of experience in helping people get their homes back to the way they were before disaster struck, you can be sure that your home will be as good as new in no time. To get our help, all you need to do is to contact us at (617)774-8583 and we will send someone over to assist you.

-Elias Urizar

Why Should You Call SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree vs Your Local Plumber?

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

Servpro Logo over all different personnel that works at Servpro SERVPRO Professionals are just one call away (617) 774-8583

Why Should You Call SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree vs Your Local Plumber

When dealing with water damage, there are different levels of severity. A small, easily-fixed leak under you faucet certainly doesn’t require extensive attention, but if that leak gets out of control and results in serious flooding or the growth of worrisome mold, then you’ll need to take a step beyond just hiring a plumber. Just like you wouldn’t hire a handyman to deal with fire damage, you shouldn’t blindly hire a plumber to handle every kind of water-related issue.

Plumbers are able to handle many problems with your pipes, faucets, sewer lines, toilets, and more, but their abilities only go so far when it comes to emergency situations. If you’re looking for precision and efficiency on a larger scale, you’ll need to contact SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree for any restoration need.

SERVPRO professionals, unlike most plumbers, are able to handle the aftermath of severe water mishaps in your home, among other types of damage. They can quickly address situations of varying degrees and types, including:

  • Mold growth caused by extensive leaks or hidden moisture in your house.
  • Catastrophic flooding caused by storm damage, leaks, or other accidents.
  • Contaminated areas that were affected by smoke, fires, or electrical problems.
  • Bad smells caused by various kinds of incidents.

When you hire SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree, you aren’t just hiring a service to deal with a small problem; you’re bringing in a team of professionals who can restore your house to its previous state, "Like it never even happened." no matter what kinds of elements have wreaked havoc on the structure.

If you need help safely restoring your home in the wake of a disaster, contact the professional restoration experts at (617) 774-8583 24-hours a day 7 days a week. 

-Elias Urizar

The Importance of Fast Extraction of Mold!

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

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The Importance of Fast Extraction of Mold!

Home and business owners place a lot of their faith in their buildings when they place the orders to supply their shops with items and goods. While you might have made the substantial initial investment a long time ago, every item that you have for sale within the shop represents part of that financial arrangement that you have with your supplier to make good on your end of the agreement. When water loss incidents occur within the home or property, you need to act immediately to protect this investment from irreparable damage. Our professionals are readily available to help!

While you cannot predict when you might need water or mold removal, the faster that you can secure this service, contain and appropriately clean the area, the less of the items and stock throughout your home or property that can become directly impacted. Our SERVPRO professionals can work quickly to offer effective mitigation solutions including fast extraction when you need it the most.

When we first come into your building, part of our team works to set up the extraction equipment required to begin removal and restoration efforts while another portion of our crew can work to remove at-risk contents from the affected area. Without a widespread situation, much of these moved items can get stored in a different area of your store unless they require focused drying and cleaning attention.

Our SERVPRO technicians on site determine the best equipment for the severity of the water damage, ranging from mobile wet-vac units with extraction wands to gas-powered trash pumps and our extractor truck. With effective removal of excess water, our team can get to work on thoroughly drying the damaged area and protecting your building from potential reconstruction or remediation needs.

While there are many concerns when your home or property suffers a water loss incident, the investment that you have made and contents of the property is our upmost priority for our SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree teams, as well. We have efficient extraction and drying equipment to get your doors back open quickly. Give us a call anytime disaster strikes at (617)774-8583.

-Elias Urizar

How to Spot Water Damage in Milton Braintree

7/5/2019 (Permalink)

Ceiling Water Damage in Dorchester MA

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In general, a house is one of the biggest investments you will make in your lifetime. In order to protect that investment, you should vigilantly look out for household problems and address them before they worsen.

One such dreaded homeowner issue is water damage. If left unattended, residential water damage can detrimentally impact the structure or spawn other complications, including mold that poses a health risk to inhabitants. Here are several methods for detecting water damage within your house.

1. Check the Floors
No matter what kind of flooring you have, it will manifest signs of water damage. For tile and wood, look for cracked, buckling or warped flooring. When it comes to carpet, be wary of damp spots, gradual rises, soft spots or the smell of mold and dampness.

2. Look for Stains
Water stains on the floor around the bathtub, toilet or sink, as well as stains on ceilings and walls, are some of the most obvious signs of water damage. Unusual stains could indicate there is a leaky pipe or drain inside the wall. Cracks in the drywall or areas that appear swollen and are soft to touch also may signify trouble. Peeling paint is another sign of loose water within wall spaces. As the drywall gets saturated, paint can lose adhesion.

3. Inspect Outside
Observe the exterior of your house. What you want to look for are pools of standing water that can indicate poor drainage in the yard, gutter spouts that aren’t transporting water far enough from the house or leaky rain gutters. Any of those issues could threaten the foundation of your house. Additionally, common signs of water damage on the roof may include pools of water; cracked, curled or missing shingles; or broken flashing.

4. Watch for Rust and Mold
Inspect your water heater and check for rust on the tank or damp spots on the floor. A rusted tank could indicate a slow leak. Additionally, corrosion around pipe connections could be caused by water seepage. Visual signs of active mold growth mean moisture is contacting microscopic mold spores, often in the nooks and crannies of your home. Finally, don’t rely solely on sight. When water stagnates, mold and bacteria can grow, producing a musty, unpleasant smell.

If you'd like for us to come out and inspect your house or commercial property please contact us and we'll send a project manager to address your needs or answer any questions you may have, contact us at SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree today for all you property restoration needs. 

SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree

260 Centre St

Holbrook, MA 02343

Office: 781-341-7007

http://SERVPROmiltonbraintree.com/

Why it may be hard to find Mold in Milton, MA

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

You may not spend much time in these rooms of your home. Not only does this mean you’re less likely to notice mold, it also means that mold is more likely to grow due to poor ventilation. This, combined with the dark, cold nature of attics, basements, and garages, makes mold highly probable.

In the attic

Mold in the attic is a huge problem — they can contain a lot of your ventilation systems and, if left unchecked, can spread mold throughout the rest of your home. In your attic, check for mold:

  • On the roof, near any possible leaks
  • In your insulation
  • Near any vents from the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room/dryer
  • Near your water heater or furnace
  • Around your soffit vents (these are the vents near the bottom of the roof that provide ventilation to the attic)

To prevent mold from growing (and spreading) in your attic, you can:

  • Repair any roof leaks as soon as possible
  • Use the proper type of insulation
  • Properly vent items outside, instead of into your attic
  • Keep soffit vents clear to allow air flow
  • Keeping your gutter cleaned and in good repair, especially in rainy months

In the basement

Everyone knows that musty basement smell, but your basement doesn’t have to fall victim to that odor if you keep the mold out. There are a lot of areas that are prone to mold growth here, as this tends to be a moist area of the house, so here are a few reminders on where to look:

  • Around pipes and ducting ( look for leaks, excess moisture, and condensation)
  • Near areas where the foundation may be leaking
  • Near a sump pump
  • Windows or vents where condensation might gather

Some tips for preventing mold growth in the basement:

  • Use a dehumidifier to keep your moisture levels low
  • Paint with waterproof or mold resistant paint
  • Check and repair any leaky pipes or foundation leaks
  • Make sure there is adequate ventilation
  • Waterproof the exterior of your basement and fix drainage issues

In the garage

Rain from your car and water leaks from the roof are two of the main ways mold gets invited into your garage. If you use your garage for storage of old items or cleaning supplies, you may find mold growing in places you wouldn’t expect. Be sure to check for mold:

  • Behind or under any storage areas that don’t get moved around very often
  • Around the garage doors and windows
  • In areas where water may be standing for long periods of time

Keep mold at bay in your garage by:

  • Using a dehumidifier to keep moisture levels low, especially during wet months
  • Use a waterproof or mold and mildew resistant paint for the walls and concrete in your garage
  • Use a squeegee to remove standing water from the floor
  • Try to introduce sunlight and ventilation, when possible

If you believe you have mold in any of these location reach out to SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree. 

Where You Can Find Mold in Milton Ma

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

Your attic, garage, and basement are the places in your home you're most likely to find mold in your home. You may not spend much time in these rooms in your home. Not only does this mean you’re less likely to notice mold, but it also means that mold is more likely to grow due to poor ventilation. This, combined with the dark, cold nature of attics, basements, and garages, makes mold highly probable.

In the attic
Mold in the attic is a huge problem — they can contain a lot of your ventilation systems and, if left unchecked, can spread mold throughout the rest of your home.

In your attic, check for mold:

  • On the roof, near any possible leaks
    In your insulation.
  • Near any vents from the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room/dryer.
  • Near your water heater or furnace.
  • Around your soffit vents (these are the vents near the bottom of the roof that provide ventilation to the attic).

To prevent mold from growing (and spreading) in your attic, you can:

  • Repair any roof leaks as soon as possible
    Use the proper type of insulation.
  • Properly vent items outside, instead of into your attic.
  • Keep soffit vents clear to allow air flow.
  • Keep your gutters cleaned and in good repair, especially during rainy months.

In the basement
Everyone knows that musty basement smell, but your basement doesn’t have to fall victim to that odor if you keep the mold out. There are a lot of areas that are prone to mold growth here, as this tends to be a moist area of the house, so here are a few reminders on where to look:

  • Around pipes and ducting ( look for leaks, excess moisture, and condensation).
  • Near areas where the foundation may be leaking.
  • Near a sump pump.
  • Windows or vents where condensation might gather.

In the garage
Rain from your car and water leaks from the roof are two of the main ways mold gets invited into your garage. If you use your garage for storage of old items or cleaning supplies, you may find mold growing in places you wouldn’t expect.

If you suspect mold growth in any of these hard to reach places, contact SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree at (781) 341-7007.

Selling a Home with Odor in Braintree, MA

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

Does your home smell like a barn or an ashtray? Is your nose so used to the stench that someone else had to tell you?

Step away from the Glade plug-in air fresheners, scented candles, and cans of Febreze, dear homeowner. Allow SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree to attack the root of the cause. Masking the problem with nausea-inducing fruity fragrances will only have temporally mask the smell. 

For every foul odor, there’s a different remedy, so let SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree help neutralize the worst offenders, including:

  • A dirty or messy house
  • Walls drenched in cigarette smoke
  • Pet odors seeped into carpets and furniture
  • Damp, mildewy bathrooms or closed-in spaces

Call SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree at (781) 341-7007 to help remedy any odor situation you may have.

What Makes SERVPRO The Best

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

With the rainy spring season upon us, many homes and businesses will be the unlikely victims of water damage. Some may experience flooding in low lying areas while others may experience leaky roofs or windows or flooded basements.

While there are many ways for water to creep into your home, there’s one sure choice when it comes to choosing someone to remove it. With one call to SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree, they can be at your home and business removing the water and restoring any damage that it may have caused.

Why is SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree the best choice in the area when it Water and Fire Restoration?

Here are the top five reasons why you should give them a call the next time you experience water damage:

#1 IICRC Certified Professionals

IICRC is the leading, independent, non-profit, certification and standard-setting body in the cleaning, inspection, and restoration industry. When choosing water damage, mold remediation, and/or fire and smoke restoration company, be sure to ask if they are IICRC certified.

At SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree, the team holds IICRC certifications in water removal technician (WRT), applied structural drying (AST), mold remediation technician, and lead paint remediation. The team also participates in ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility.

#2 Ready for Any Emergency 24/7

A disaster can strike at any time and any day which is why SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree is ready to answer your call 24/7. With water damage, time is of the essence and it’s important to start the process of removing the water quickly before it can cause further damage or lead to mold growth. SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree realizes that every water damage situation is an emergency which is why they are ready to help out day or night.

#3 Known and Trusted for Over 50 Years

SERVPRO has been around for over 50 years. That’s 50 years of industry experience and know-how in the fire and water cleanup and restoration industry. When you call SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree you can trust that they have the skills and the expertise to handle any emergency no matter how big or how small. There are not many fire and water restoration companies that can say they’ve been around as long.

#4 Advanced Equipment, Treatments and Techniques

With that 50 years of experience comes 50 years of learning the best techniques and the right treatments to cleaning and restoring business and homes from fire and water damage. Along with the best treatments and techniques come some of the most advanced equipment in the industry. Trust and reliability and excellent results come from 50 years of experience dealing with every disaster imaginable.

#5 Experts at More Than Just Water Damage

Many times, water damage isn’t the only thing that a homeowner or business owner is experiencing. If the water damage has been happening over a period of time, there could be underlying mold damage. If a home or business has experienced a fire, there could be water damage from the fire department and/or sprinkler system. If the water isn’t removed completely, there could be secondary water damage and mold growth. Luckily, SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree can handle all of those quickly and professionally.

Call the Experts for Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration

If you should, unfortunately, experience water damage to your business or home, call the experts at SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree. They have the expertise, the knowledge, the equipment, and the know-how to remove the water and restore your home or business. SERVPRO Milton/Braintree can help, call them at 781-341-7007

What Sets SERVPRO Of Milton/Braintree Apart From The Rest

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Call Us, SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree for your water, fire and mold emergencies 781-341-7007

We don't just do our jobs to the fullest ability, we set ourselves apart from other restoration companies by being the full package.

In damage restoration we understand there is a lot of companies that you have to choose from and you want to be sure to pick the right company.

We are that company. Only 5 years new to the Holbrook, Ma area. And serving any areas between the North Shore and all down to the cape. We want you to experience the best in service when you are in need of disaster restoration. 

What sets us apart is a few different things, when hiring our company to come in and take care of your water, fire or mold loss. We carefully asses the damages and give you honest estimates on what to expect. In removing affected areas of a loss there could be certain unexpected occurrences and we want you to understand every step of the way.

A big part of our companies benefits from other restoration business is that we have an entire reconstruction department. That after your loss has occurred and we mitigate the damage of that, we are able to come in and completely restore your property back to preloss conditions.

With all required certifications and the experience of our staff and crew you will always be in the best of care when working with SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree

Why You Should Use SERVPRO

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

Why Should I Hire A Restoration Company?

If your home or business has been damaged due to a fire or a flood, the situation can seem overwhelming. You want to get the building back into livable condition quickly, but you don’t want to have lasting issues due to the smoke and/or water. You should reach out to SERVPRO Milton/Braintree.

Although every situation is different, it’s usually a wise idea to hire SERVPRO Milton/Braintree. In addition to getting the job done quickly and efficiently and allowing you to concentrate on your business or family instead of working on your home or office, SERVPRO Milton/Braintree offers several benefits. Among these are:

  • We will make your home or office safe. SERVPRO Milton/Braintree knows where to look to spot potential health hazards, such as black mold, and not only get rid of current problems, but help to prevent future issues. Although cosmetic work, such as re-painting and re-plastering will make your building look fresh and new, there could still be underlying smoke and mold problems that could cause or aggravate health issues for years to come.
  • We will work quickly.SERVPRO Milton/Braintree can attack your clean-up job with a full crew immediately, while you’ll have to work the clean-up around your already busy schedule. Cleaning up the damage quickly will help to prevent the damage from spreading and mold and mildew from forming.
  • We will help with your insurance claim.SERVPRO Milton/Braintree has years of experience dealing with insurance companies after a fire or flood. We can help you fill out and submit the necessary paperwork to get your money quickly. Plus, the services of SERVPRO Milton/Braintree are usually covered under most homeowners’ insurance policies.
  • We will help you decide what’s salvageable. SERVPRO Milton/Braintree can be invaluable in helping you determine what items you should keep and what is damaged beyond redemption. In the aftermath of a fire or flood, it can be difficult for you to make such decisions without being emotional.

How Will You React

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

How Will You React?

How will your business react to a property disaster such as a flood, Fire, or hurricane? Will you frantically search the internet, trust a billboard or radio ad, call a number from the Yellow Pages only to discover that there’s a waiting list or be disappointed that the company is unable to respond to your emergency? Time wasted on poor response costs thousands of dollars in lost revenue and reconstruction costs.

As a professional, you interview an accounting or law firm before agreeing to engage their services to be certain they are the right fit for your business and for you. And just as you know to call 911 in a medical emergency, it’s vital for you and your key employees to know who to call in the event of a commercial property disaster day or night instead of wasting time and money scrambling and making costly, reactionary mistakes.

SERVPRO Milton/Braintree offers a free Emergency Ready Plan to help with these worries.  We want you to be prepared and ensure that you can return to your daily business as fast as possible, “Like it never happened”.  Call us today to Schedule your free Emergency Ready Plan at 781-341-7007

When Winter Attacks

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

Fight back against winter disasters with the help of SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree!

As winter fiercely approaches, water damage from burst pipes can wreak havoc on your home. At SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree it is our mission to be your number one resource during these times of distress. Our mitigation restoration team is the best around and are standing by at the ready, 24/7, to service any of your water damage needs. It is important to remember that this may only be the beginning. After SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree has successfully removed any standing water and damaged materials it may be time to think of the next step: reconstruction. This can be a challenging endeavor to tackle on your own, so we recommend calling our Reconstruction Project Manager (RPM) at 617.842.8793.

During the reconstruction phase of your home or business’s restoration, you can be assured that you are an integral part of the operation. You will receive daily calls, texts, or emails (your preference) on the progress of the project from our RPM. It is their job to handle all claim related issues, as well as assist you in any home improvement add-ons you decide to make while under construction. This can be a great time to upgrade that old carpet or add that extra closet you have always wanted! The SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree RPM is committed to giving you the best customer service around and will make the reconstruction of your home or business a top priority.

Why choose SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree Reconstruction? SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree offers you a unique opportunity that most restoration companies do not. You can stay with the same trusted company from start to finish, making the project far more time efficient, cost effective, as well as streamline any communication between your insurance adjuster and you, the property owner. Most insurance carriers agree that a “one-stop-shop” is the best way to facilitate the restoration and reconstruction of your property.

Although the idea of water damage in your home or business may seem unlikely, SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree wants you to know that we are ready when disaster strikes, 24/7. New England winters can be harsh, and your home or business may suffer damage due to weather conditions out of your control. However, you now have the experts at restoration and reconstruction at your service!

Call SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree at 781.341.7007 to make it seem “Like it never even happened.”  

Reconstruction After Destruction

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree is your one-stop solution to all you man made and natural disaster needs!

The damage has been contained, the restoration crew has packed up, and the house is quiet again. You make your way to the site of the water/fire/mold damage and you are confronted with the remains of what was your home. You are grateful for the men and women of SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree’s emergency response team, but who is going to put your house back together? Where do you even begin? Who can you call...?

SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree’s Reconstruction division is standing by awaiting your call!

When the time comes to rebuild the areas of your property damaged by water/fire/mold or any other disaster, SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree can step in and save you time, money, and the headaches of taking on a construction job on your own.

Our Reconstruction Project Manager (RPM) will handle all the aspects and stages of reconstruction, allowing you to get back to your daily routine. When you trust in SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree with the investment to rebuild and improve your property you will not be disappointed. Along with coordinating all subcontractor needs and being in communication with your adjuster throughout the reconstruction process, you will be kept apprised of all phases of construction daily. Whether by phone, text, or email, our RPM will make sure you are confident and comfortable with the progress of your project.

What makes SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree’s Reconstruction division such a wise choice is that upon completion of any restoration demolition to your property, you continue to work with the same franchise for your home or business rebuild. This not only saves you time shopping for a general contractor but assures you that you will receive the same unsurpassed customer service from start to finish that you have come to expect from the leader in disaster relief: SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree.

Now that you know that SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree is your one-stop solution for all your construction needs call us for a free estimate at: 617.842.8793

Call the experts of SERVPRO of Milton/Braintree and watch the damage to your home disappear “Like it never even happened.”