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Hurricane Mitigation in Truro, MA

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

Be Prepared for Hurricane Season!

The Atlantic hurricane season will officially begin on June 1. Hurricane hazards come in many forms, including storm surge, heavy rainfall, inland flooding, high winds, tornadoes, and rip currents. The National Weather Service is responsible for protecting life and property through issuance of timely watches and warnings, but it is essential that your family be ready before a storm hits. In addition to battening down the hatches on your home, you should have an emergency supply kit to last each family member and pet for at least three days. A basic kit should include the following supplies:

  1. Basics: Flashlights, candles, lighters, matches in water-proof container, manual can openers, first-aid kit, towels, and batteries.
  2. Electronics: In addition to keeping your cell phone charged before losing power, make sure you have a portable charger to charge your devices during a power outage. Having a prepaid phone and spare battery in the kit can come in handy if something happens to your phone during an evacuation.
  3. Radio: An emergency radio that charges by hand-crank, in case cell service is out, will keep you informed of weather alerts.
  4. Food: You should store at least 3 days of non-perishable food including canned and dehydrated food.
  5. Medical Supplies: Pack a week’s supply of your prescription drugs in a waterproof container or bag. CVS and Walgreens recommend visiting your local pharmacy to stock up ahead of time. If your medications need to be kept cold, have a small cooler with ice on hand. Don’t forget batteries for medical devices.
  6. Water: Have multiple cases of water accessible. A rule of thumb is 1 gallon per person (or pet) per day.
  7. Clothing: Keep a change of clothing on hand (vacuum-packed saves space!) including shoes.

Experiencing fire, smoke, water, or mold damage? Call SERVPRO of Mid Outer Cape Cod any time at 508-778-7378.

Provincetown Roof Leak Prevention Tips

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage can negatively effect virtually every part of your home. If your roof leaks and proper preventative action isn't taken immediately, you run the risk of ruining your entire home from top to bottom. We here at SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod recommend you monitor your roof for leaks during the current rainy season

Check regularly for leaks and cracks year round, even when its not raining. Check outside for loose tiling or gutters that could potentially be a hazard if hit by high winds. If any tiles are broken or missing, replace them or consider re-roofing. Any water that gets under your shingles can get under your roof's plastic barrier, potentially seeping into your wood, insulation and structural beams. The cost of replacing your roof is a fraction of replacing structural roof damage.

If a storm-related disaster strikes, call SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod at 508-778-7378. From Mashpee to Provincetown, we're on alert for all of your disaster mitigation needs.

Trust SERVPRO With Your Commercial Property

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod may seem like just another local restoration company, but our experience, response time, connections and quality of work are world-class. We put property owner back in control of their properties in a fast, effective and efficient manner. Here are a few reasons SERVPRO stands out from the rest:

  • We have over 1,700 franchise locations: No job is too big, small or far away for SERVPRO. Need a local restoration job? We’ll be there faster than the competition. Need a large-scale facility serviced? We have the backing of nearly thousands of other franchises that can help us get the job done fast and right.
  • We Offer 24/7 Emergency Response: Consider us the restoration company that never closes. Have a flood at 2 am? We’ll be there before 3. Operators, whether they’re at our local Dennis branch or elsewhere, are always on the line to ensure a project manager is aware and will respond to your disaster within the hour.
  • Over 300 Property Management and Insurance Company Partnerships: Because SERVPRO aims to restore instead of replace, we save insurance agencies and the insured far more than the competition. Because of our track record of great service and savings, your insurance agency likely has us as a preferred vendor, making the restoration process smooth and easy.

If your commercial property is suffering from water, mold, fire or smoke damage, trust the professionals at SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod to get the job done right. We’re trained and experienced in all things restoration. Call us at 508-778-7378 to set up your free estimate. From Mashpee to Provincetown, we’re on alert 24/7 for your restoration emergency.

Prevent Basement Flooding in Providence, MA

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

They say April showers bring May flowers, and this year that seems truer than ever. With all the rainfall last month and in the coming months, be sure your basement is properly flood-proofed by following these steps:

  • Secure basement windows: Installing window well covers will give you a solid first line of defense from basement flooding. Also, make sure all cracks around the window are properly sealed
  • Gutter Maintenance: Keep your gutters clean and free of debris. Also, be sure your downspouts are draining at least three feet away from the foundation of your house
  • Inspect your foundation: Survey the interior basement walls and exterior foundation of your house. Be sure all cracks are properly sealed
  • Clean your septic tank: If your septic is in need of being emptied, the above-average rainfall that comes along with spring can seep into your system and wreak havoc. Be sure to service your septic tank regularly

These helpful tips should prevent storm-related flooding in your basement if followed correctly. However, if disaster strikes and you find your basement flooded, the experts at SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod are here 24/7 to help. From Mashpee to Provincetown, call us at 508-778-7378 for your water damage and storm damage needs.

Emergency Water Restoration Timeline For Your Commercial Property

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

When it comes to restoration after a water disaster, nothing is more crucial than time. Knowing this, SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod has a set timeline for water emergency that ensures the job is done right and you can continue on quickly with business as usual.

Within One Hour: You’ll be contacted by our project manager and service will be arranged

Within Four Hours: Our crew will arrive and begin working on your property. We’ll walk you through the situation and the expected outcome of our work. After, we’ll pretest the area to see the best route of restoration, starting from the source of damage outwards.

Within Eight Hours: A detailed briefing of the scope of work will be communicated to the property owner or insurance adjuster. Then, using our state-of-the-art equipment, our crew will work diligently according to the scope until the job is done right. When the work is done, the property owner will have a final walkthrough to make sure everything was done to their satisfaction.

If your commercial property falls victim to water damage, trust SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod to get the job done quickly and exceptionally. Call us anytime at 508-778-7378 and together, we’ll work to restore your property to its preloss condition.

Praise From Our Commercial Clients

5/3/2022 (Permalink)

Your reviews and testimonials aren't another form in a file cabinet or a blurb lost in the internet to us. All reviews, good or bad, help us at SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod learn how to be the best disaster mitigation service we can be for our community. At the end of the day, no matter how we pitch our own services, the word of the customer is the most accurate and important indicator of our performance. Here are some much appreciated testimonials that show why SERVPRO stands out from the rest:

  • Janyce from Chatham sings the praises of our crew members, "Phillip was so respectful, courteous & polite! We couldn't be happier with his customer service. Thank you again!"
  • Mary from Barnstable admires our mindfulness, "Great crew - they worked great together. Very thoughtful of sick family member."
  • Eastham United Methodist applauds our striving for perfection, "They did a great job. Fast, nice and left our pantry spotless."
  • Robert from West Dennis simply states, "The best of all workers"

If we recently did a job for you, your feedback means a great deal to us. Leave us a review on facebook, on google. SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod will continue to meet the specific and important needs of all of our customers and are proud to be members of the Mid-Cape community.

Don't Let Storm Damage Ruin Your Cape Cod Property

5/3/2022 (Permalink)

Don’t let storm damage become another barrier to getting your business back up and running at 100%. On the Cape, weather can be unpredictable and unreliable, so much so your storm damage prevention methods are reliable. Here are some tips from us here at SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod to keep your Cape Cod commercial property ready for whatever storm and hurricane season brings.

  • Clean the Gutters: For homes and businesses alike, keeping gutters clean is crucial for preventing storm damage. Excessive blockages in gutters lead to ceiling and roof leaks. Any storm, large or small, can be a massive source of damage is gutters are left unchecked.
  • Keep the Property Free of Debris: When high winds strike, debris become projectiles. Not only should a business pick up existing debris around the property, potential debris should be identified and removed. Remove any problematic tree branches, flags or signage prior to a high-wind event.
  • Know the Insurance Policy: Ask for an official copy of the insurance policy. Know which losses are covered in the policy and which losses aren’t. This information will help business owners prepare properly for preventing expenses in the instance of storm damage.
  • Keep Tabs on Pre-loss Conditions: Document the commercial property with photos before a storm, preferably areas susceptible to wind damage. This includes gutters, windows, roofs, ceilings, etc.

If you find your commercial building has fallen victim to storm damage, call the experts at SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape to restore your property right. We’re on call 24/7 for your emergency restoration needs. From Mashpee to Provincetown, we’re ready for your call at 508-778-7378. Storm damage? We’ll work to make it "Like it never even happened."

Storm Preparedness in Barnstable

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

Any storm, be it big or small, should be prepared for to prevent damage to your home and to keep everyone living in it safe. Although we're nearing the end of Nor'Easter season SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape has a few tips to be prepared in the event of a large storm:

  • Keep your yard clean and free of debris
  • Check your house for attic and basement leaks
  • Be sure gutters, shingles, window sills and anything that can potentially become a projectile are secured
  • know your evacuation routes in case of a severe storm

If storm damage or water damage unexpectedly strike your home or business, the experts at SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape are here to help. From Mashpee to Provincetown, we're alert 24/7 to help with your disaster mitigation and remediation needs. Contact us at 508-778-7378 and we'll send our crew over to you to prevent further damage and restore your home or business.

Keep Your Hyannis Commercial Property Free of Mold

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

Summer is coming, and mold comes along with it. The warmth and dampness of Cape Cod makes your business a prime candidate for excessive mold growth. By not being vigilant for the warning signs of mold, you could be putting the structure of your commercial property in major jeopardy. More importantly, mold buildup may put the health of your clients and employees at risk. We here at SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod see extreme mold growth constantly. Here's a few tips from the mold experts at SERVPRO:

  • Keep your environment free of excessive humidity

A dehumidifier is one of the best investments you can make for the health of your commercial building. Mold requires constant moisture to thrive, so snuffing out the air moisture in your building stops mold dead in its tracks. Circulate the air in the building with fans or HVAC units. However, if you find that you have a mold issue, shut off HVAC units immediately and call a mold remediation service

  • Dust Often

Dusting off shelves, appliances and other objects in your building not only keeps the place looking clean, it's also an important measure towards preventing mold. Mold feeds off of the organic dust tissues. Less dust means less food for mold spores. We recommend thoroughly dusting most every area in your commercial property on a weekly basis

  • Find and Fix Leaks ASAP

Feel pipes around your property for moisture. Also, be on the lookout for telltale signs of a leaking pipe; stained walls, warped walls, buckling floors and peeling wall paint. If you suspect you have a leak, call a plumber as soon as possible.

  • Clean Wet Areas

Though cleaning up an indoor puddle from a spill may be an obvious measure, be on the lookout for high-moisture areas that may be less apparent. Check under appliances, tables or behind any area where a spill may be forgotten. Any unchecked dampness can become a major mold problem, don't wait until it becomes more apparent and becomes a mold infestation.

If you discover your commercial property has a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod for mold remediation services. From Barnstable to Truro, Dennis to Wellfleet, even Mashpee to Provincetown, trust SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape cod for your disaster mitigation needs. Call us at 508-778-7378, we're on alert 24/7 to help.

Call SERVPRO When Spring Cleaning Becomes Something More

4/20/2022 (Permalink)

With warmer weather finally upon us, many cape codders are taking this opportunity to start their spring cleaning. However, homeowners may often find larger household issues when clearing clutter. Rodent infestations, mold, puffback soot and other household headaches may just be looming around the corner. If spring cleaning becomes a home restoration nightmare, trying to tackle the situation alone may just make it worse. Here’s some examples of how some common household issues should be left to the professionals:

  • Puffbacks: puffback-related soot damage will deteriorate objects and structure in your home, sometimes past the point of restoration. Plates and fine China will discolor, paint can be left permanently stained and electronic appliances can be irreversibly damaged. If not tested correctly by a professional, parts of your home or business that you wouldn’t expect to be damaged could deteriorate before your eyes. Furthermore, through use of patented cleaners and chemical sponges, SERVPRO removes puff back damage thoroughly and permanently.
  • Rodent Infestations: SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod is trained to safely remove animal related biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations. Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, we can help transform these unhealthy environments back into clean, safe homes and offices. Also, anytime animals stow away in your home, it’s more than likely that your insulation needs to be replaced. Trust SERVPRO to clean or replace your insulation fast, easily, affordably and efficiently.
  • Mold: Remediation Makes Sure That Mold STAYS Gone: Removing mold stains will only get rid of its appearance for a brief amount of time. The mold spots will come back larger and more toxic than before. By calling a restoration company, you’ll be saving time and money that could’ve been wasted on a more severe mold problem down the line