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Hurricane Mitigation in Truro, MA

5/18/2023 (Permalink)

Hurricane Season - Disaster/Storm Property Restoration Be prepared for Hurricane Season to avoid water damage to your home or business. Call in the Pros at SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod for help!

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

5/16/2023 (Permalink)

Ceiling with bubbling paint from water damage A common way water damage presents itself is in bubbling paint on ceilings or walls. Call the PROs at SERVPRO if you suspect water damage.

Water damage can affect virtually every part of your home. If you have a roof leak and proper mitigation action isn't taken immediately, you run the risk of causing water damage throughout your entire home from top to bottom. SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod recommends you monitor your roof for leaks during the current rainy season.

  • Check regularly for leaks and cracks year-round, even when it’s not raining.
  • Check outside for loose tiling, shingles or gutters that could potentially be a hazard if hit by high winds. If any shingles 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.
  • Check chimney flashing to make sure it is watertight. Chimney leaks can go un-noticed for a long time before they become visible, potentially causing mold issues behind walls & ceilings.

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 your disaster mitigation needs.

Preparing Your Barnstable Home for Hurricane Season

5/16/2023 (Permalink)

Hurricane cloud Summer months on Cape Cod can be bring volatile weather. Prepare your home BEFORE the storm hits to avoid storm damage from ruining your summer fun.

The Atlantic Hurricane season starts on June 1 and typically lasts until late November. With the season less than a month away, now is the perfect time to make sure your home is prepared and protected from possible storm damage. Here are some useful tips to help you be ready for whatever hurricane season throws your way:

  • Remove problematic trees and tree branches: If any trees or branches seem to be in danger of falling on your home, trim them down or remove them before they have a chance to become a falling hazard.
  • Consider Replacing Your Gravel: Any rocks or gravel on your property could inflict large amounts of damage to your windows and walls during a hurricane. Consider replacing parts of your yard that are landscaped with stone or gravel with lighter materials such as mulch.
  • Hurricane-Proof Your Doors: Make sure each door has three hinges and deadbolts wherever possible. Otherwise, high winds can blow your doors open or in extreme cases, even off the hinges causing huge amounts of damage to both the inside and outside of your home.
  • Make Sure Your Sliding Doors Are Safe: Check to see if your sliding doors are made of tempered glass and have working locks. In the event of a hurricane, be sure to board up windows and sliding doors with plywood to prevent shattering.
  • Store Yard Furniture Indoors: Any yard furniture, such as patio tables and chairs, needs to be safely stored inside your home, garage or shed. Anything left outside and unsecure, cars included, have the potential to become projectiles in the event of a hurricane.

Hurricanes can cause major damage to Cape Cod homes. If your home suffers from storm damage, call SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod at 508-778-7378. We have the tools and expertise to be your local one-stop shop for your disaster mitigation needs. From Mashpee to Provincetown, we are on alert 24/7 to help you recover quickly.

Emergency Water Restoration Timeline for your Commercial Property

5/12/2023 (Permalink)

Flooded office building staircase Nothing can halt your business faster than water damage. If you fall victim, rely on the Pros at SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod to help.

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 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, efficiently and exceptionally. Call us anytime at 508-778-7378 and together, we’ll work to restore your property to its preloss condition.

Prevent Basement Flooding in Wellfleet MA

5/12/2023 (Permalink)

Flooded basement When Mother Nature opens the flood gates, we need to be prepared to prevent storm damage & water damage from wrecking your summer fun on Cape Cod.

They say “April showers bring May flowers” but rain can happen anytime during the spring and summer months on Cape Cod.  With the rainfall that typically arrives 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: Your septic tank may need pumping as 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 assist in preventing some 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.

TRUST SERVPRO With Your Cape Cod Commercial Property

5/12/2023 (Permalink)

Technician treating a Commercial space When it comes to water or fire damage, smoke or soot damage, mold remediation, rodent cleaning & disinfecting, TRUST SERVPRO.

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 owners back in control of their properties in a fast, effective and efficient manner. Here are a few reasons SERVPRO stands out above 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 are 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 are trained and experienced in all things restoration. Call us at 508-778-7378 to set up your free estimate. From Mashpee to Provincetown, we are on alert 24/7 for your restoration emergency.

Don't Let Storm Damage Ruin Your Cape Cod Property

5/11/2023 (Permalink)

Flooded house Summer on Cape Cod can bring some volatile weather. It is best to be prepared for storm damage BEFORE the storm hits.

Don’t let storm damage become another obstacle to getting your business back up and running. On Cape Cod, weather can be unpredictable and unreliable.  It is imperative to have storm damage prevention methods in place to protect your property from a stormy weather event. Here are some tips from our Team 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 if 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 your Insurance Policy:Ask for an official copy of your insurance policy. Know which losses are covered in the policy and which losses are not. 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 the right way. We are on call 24/7 for your emergency restoration needs. From Mashpee to Provincetown, we are ready for your call at 508-778-7378. Storm damage? We will work to make it "Like it never even happened."

Praise From Our Customers

5/11/2023 (Permalink)

Certified Clean Every disaster is concerning. Every customer is important. Helping is our goal!

Reviews and testimonials aren't just another form in a file cabinet or a blurb lost on 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 of Mid-Outer Cape Cod stands out above 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 Google SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod will continue to meet and exceed the specific and important needs of all our customers and are proud to be members of the Mid-Cape community.

Call SERVPRO When Spring Cleaning Your Barnstable Home Becomes a Restoration Project

4/25/2023 (Permalink)

Technician cleaning a toilet From general cleaning & mold remediation to water & fire damage mitigation. Our Team is ready to help with all your restoration needs.

With warmer weather finally upon us, many Cape Cod residents 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.  Trying to tackle these situations alone may just make it worse. Here’s some examples of why some common household issues should be left to the professionals:

  • Puffbacks: puffback-related soot damage will deteriorate objects and structures 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 treated 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.

If spring cleaning becomes more of a home restoration project, call in the PROs at SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod.  We are available 24/7 for all your restoration needs.  CALL US at 508-778-7378.

Storm Preparedness in Barnstable County

4/25/2023 (Permalink)

Hurricane cloud Preparation is the best defense against storm damage. Pay attention to the weather & take precautions as necessary to prevent storm damage.

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 are nearing the end of Nor'Easter season, SERVPRO of Mid-Outer Cape Cod has a few tips to prepare your home 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, windowsills 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 Cod are here to help. From Mashpee to Provincetown, we're on 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.