Recent Storm Damage Posts

Hyde Park Contents Cleaning and Flood Damage Restoration Services

6/18/2022 (Permalink)

Man in yellow boots standing in flood Content cleaning and storm damage restoration services for Hyde Park are second to none. Call now for fast and immediate help.

SERVPRO’s Flood Damage Restoration Gets Your Hyde Park Property Back to Normal

Whenever a storm creates a flood situation, the water could be riddled with contaminants. Also known as black water, you never want to attempt cleaning it on your own due to the potential impact on your health. Not only that, but DIY methods alone with water emergencies open the door for migration where water could leave hidden moisture in various areas. SERVPRO can come to your Hyde Park home with our disaster response team to begin assessment and water removal services as soon as possible.

What about contents impacted by flood damage in Hyde Park? Some items may be able to handle successful content cleaning; others might need to get discarded. Our team of water restoration technicians (WRT) knows how to inspect everything touched by floodwater to determine salvageability carefully.

We handle every aspect of floodwater cleanup, including:

  • Muck-out services – You may have debris that came in through a broken window or with the floodwater. We arrive with rakes, shovels, and powerful extractors to pull out water and waste. Our crew wears personal protective equipment (PPE) for safety throughout each phase.
  • Unsalvageable items/materials – Any porous belongings touched by floodwater should be disposed of. This will include items like pillows, mattresses, furnishings made with MDF, and more.
  • Drying – We have proven drying and dehumidification methods that involve industrial-grade equipment and tools. If the weather permits, we may also utilize open windows to help improve airflow to achieve our drying goals.
  • Sanitizing – All surfaces must get thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. SERVPRO’s Green Fleet comes stocked with the best cleaning agents to sanitize and deodorize everything. We make it “Like it never even happened.”

Please talk with us at SERVPRO of Hyde Park/Roslindale when you require help after recent storms. With one call to (857) 399-9797, we can be there to handle your flood damage cleanup.

How to Handle Flood Damage After Mattapan Storms

5/24/2022 (Permalink)

Storm damage Flood damage restoration for Mattapan homes is a job for SERVPRO. We use the latest technology and equipment for every disaster.

SERVPRO’s Flood Damage Restoration Helps Mattapan Residents, Fast

If storms rolled through the Mattapan area and your home is worse for wear, you may be looking into the best ways to begin the restoration process. Contaminated water could enter your home, but you may also have a leaking roof from storms and other issues. Hiring skilled technicians from SERVPRO gives you peace of mind the project gets handled quickly and efficiently. We’re here for water removal services and reconstruction to make your property “Like it never even happened.”

Rather than worrying about trying to go the DIY route to address flood damage in Mattapan, you can reach out to our customer care team at SERVPRO 24-hours a day. The basic steps you can expect once we arrive at your property include:

  • Initial inspection and assessment of all water-impacted areas and materials
  • Damage control and containment, including spray treatment of contaminated water with antimicrobials
  • Removal of all debris and unsalvageable contents and materials
  • Water removal services using pumps, extractors, wet/dry vacuums, and other tools
  • Drying and dehumidification with air movers, fans, dehumidifiers, etc. 
  • Reconstruction using controlled demolition performed by trusted area contractors

Odors are never a problem with our Odor Control Technicians (OCT)

Floodwater is known for bringing foul, musty odors, which you never want lingering throughout your property. We work to eliminate malodors rather than masking them while using industrial deodorizing agents and equipment. Air scrubbers that feature HEPA filtration pull particulates from the air, leaving the space freshened while counteractant odor beads help absorb odors while putting out a pleasant scent.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

Before finishing any flood-related project, our team cleans and disinfects all surfaces with a selection of EPA-registered cleaning agents. All surfaces and areas within your property get the attention they deserve.

Contact us whenever you need help with storm flood damage! You can reach SERVPRO of Hyde Park/Roslindale by dialing (857) 399-9797. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO Provides Flood Damage Restoration in Mattapan

5/7/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo SERVPRO flood damage specialists will be on-site within 4 hours of the initial call. We are ready at a moment's notice.

Need Help with Flood Damage after a Storm in Mattapan – Call SERVPRO

The flood damage after a storm in Mattapan can be devastating to residents in the city. The cleanup after the storm can take weeks and even months to recover fully. Dealing with insurance companies and the associated claims takes a great deal of time to process and replace any items damaged during the flooding.

Many residents turn to SERVPRO for help with flood damage restoration in Mattapan. We assist residents and owners with processing the paperwork and many of the questions from insurance companies. In addition, our approach is to clean, repair, and restore where possible instead of replacing contents. Many consumers appreciate this approach, especially when family heirlooms are involved.

Floodwaters also carry contaminated debris into homes and onto the property. The floodwaters absorb chemicals, bacteria, viruses, and even biological material and deposit them inside your home. SERVPRO removes all of the debris and standing water. Next, we begin cleaning, disinfecting, and drying the structure and contents.

It is important to begin cleaning and drying immediately to reduce the amount of secondary damage. Wood products and building materials absorb moisture and swell. They can lose their structural integrity, warp, or buckle and require replacement in many cases. Let SERVPRO teams work quickly to prevent water damage to floors and cupboards.

In many situations, demolition of flooring materials, walls, and cupboards must occur. We use controlled demolition techniques to manage the amount of demolition and protect entire areas of your home. We work closely with the homeowner and their insurance company in these situations.

Our flood damage services provided by SERVPRO include:

  • Emergency services floodwater damage remediation
  • Basement flooding clean up
  • Floodwater damage repair and restoration

Call the storm flood damage specialists at SERVPRO of Hyde Park / Roslindale and nearby areas for assistance. We can help 24/7. Call (857) 399-9797.

Storm Flood Damage Calls for Prompt Response in Roslindale

4/18/2022 (Permalink)

Infographic of a toilet overflowing Is your home or business flooded? Contact team SERVPRO for water removal and flood damage remediation services today.

SERVPRO Helps Roslindale Property Owners Deal with Storm Flooding

Residents in Roslindale know how fickle the weather can be with each season. Whether the East Coast gets a tropical storm in summer or a Nor’Easter in winter, there is always the potential for heavy rains, sleet, and wind. Whether you have a home or business in the area, you want to ensure you are ready and protected. However, once a storm brings flooding and property damage, SERVPRO is there to execute fast, efficient cleanup and restoration!

Unlike clean water situations like a failed dishwasher or burst pipes, flood damage in Roslindale calls for specialized protocols to address any hazards and contamination. SERVPRO features skilled technicians that go the extra mile to ensure your property gets the attention it deserves. 

We Tailor Our Approach to Flood and Water Restoration Projects

No two situations are alike when it comes to any emergency restorations. We carefully inspect all building materials, contents, and structural elements to ensure safety and salvageability. Due to the possible contamination found in blackwater situations from exterior flooding, and sewage backups, anything that comes into contact with the water must get cleaned and sanitized. Many of the areas we look at include:

  • Flooring and subfloor
  • Carpets and carpet padding
  • Clothing and linens
  • Mattresses
  • Appliances
  • Draperies and upholstery
  • Toys, utensils, and other belongings

Some items listed are easily cleaned with antimicrobial solutions and sanitized, but others call for disposal. Porous items like stuffed animals, pillows, and mattresses will often be difficult to restore to our standards. 

What Does Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Mean?

Whether you have basement flooding or require water removal services for flood water coming into your main living space, we follow detailed IICRC protocols on restoration and cleaning. Everything gets a thorough cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing to eliminate foul, musty odors, and bacteria.

Flood damage after a storm is an emergency water restoration situation that should not wait. Call SERVPRO of Hyde Park/Roslindale at (857) 399-9797 when you need us.

The 4 Things That Often Cause Flooding | SERVPRO® of Hyde Park/Roslindale

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

a street completely submerged in water and a flood warning sign in roadway Regardless of the cause of the flooding, SERVPRO of Hyde Park/Roslindale has the team to help you recover from any disastrous event.

Natural disasters of any type can be devastating. Whether you are dealing with tornadoes, hurricanes, severe thunderstorms or something else, they can all be quite dangerous. However, most people are surprised to learn that flooding is the most common and the most deadly type of natural disaster within the United States.

There can be a lot of variation in the damage that flooding causes, but the types of flooding and the things that make it occur are often the same—and that is what we will be examining today.

3 Main Kinds of Flooding

Flash floods, as the name implies, occur rather rapidly. Typically caused by heavy rainfall, either from a large storm cell or a slow-moving one, flash floods occur when the ground is no longer able to absorb an adequate amount of water. Flash flooding can impact any area, and often the water will move swiftly enough to carry away objects such as dumpsters and cars in its path.

River floods happen when a riverbank cannot contain the water within the river—this is common after heavy rainfall or in the spring when snow begins to melt. River floods occur when the river overflows, flooding the surrounding area.

Coastal floods are similar in nature to river floods, but they occur in bodies of water along the coast. Typically due to hurricanes or other types of storm surges, coastal floods occur when water along the coast rises rapidly and overwhelms its borders.

4 Ways Flooding Often Occurs

Heavy rainfall. When storms dump a large amount of rain on an area, all types of flooding become likely. Flash floods are the most common type of flood, and they often occur in areas with large swaths of paved ground, such as cities and suburban areas. Heavy rainfall can also cause rivers or coastal waters to overfill.

Oceanic activity. The rise of ocean tides, due to rainfall, hurricanes or other storms, can lead to coastal flooding that impacts areas bordering the water.

Dams and levees failing. As seen in 2005 events surrounding Hurricane Katrina, the failure of a dam or levee is quite devastating. These structures are sometimes overwhelmed due to a high volume of water, and are thus prone to giving way and causing major destruction.

Snowmelts and ice dams. Throughout the winter, snow and ice can pile upon one another and lead to quite a bit of moisture buildup when warm weather finally comes along. This can lead to flooding on its own, but also cause ice jams, which can cause secondary flooding along riverbanks.

Regardless of the cause of the flooding, SERVPRO has the tools and teams to help your home or business recover from its disastrous effects. Contact us anytime when flooding or water damage makes a mess in your life.

What SERVPRO Means by “Full Service” | SERVPRO® of Hyde Park/Roslindale

2/15/2022 (Permalink)

a green SERVPRO van parked in a warehouse full of equipment When you need cleanup and recovery of any kind, you can trust SERVPRO of Hyde Park/Roslindale to get the job done.

If you drive by a neighbor’s home and see carpets on the side of the house along with a green SERVPRO truck sitting in the driveway, it’s safe to assume that they had some kind of disaster happen to them.

We are well-known as being a cleaning company, but what we want people to understand is that we are actually a full-service company! So if you need cleaning, restoration or even reconstruction, you can rest assured that we will see you through all of it.

Let’s take a deeper look into what SERVPRO provides for home and business owners:

Water damage recovery. If you suffer from some type of water damage, you can bet that we will be there to help in no time. Water damage requires a quick cleanup, and we are available 247 so that we can provide that for you.

Fire damage recovery. There is a fire reported every 23 seconds here in the United States. As we’ve seen for ourselves, fires can do a lot of damage to a home or business, but that’s why we know to bring in big help!

Mold removal. Mold damage can creep up on you in no time, and sometimes without you even noticing! It can threaten the structure of your home, and it spreads quickly. That’s why you should leave that cleanup to the professionals.

Storm recovery. Whether you’ve been hit by a tornado or high winds, the damage weather can do to a home or business can be quite catastrophic! We are here and ready to help restore or even reconstruct your home or business following storm damage.

Commercial needs. While we are best known for residential services, we provide the same services (plus a few more) to business owners, too. We work to give your business a shiny look so that your customers and employees see that you care about them.

General cleaning. Sometimes, life can be hectic, and general cleaning can be difficult to keep up with. That’s why we provide these services, along with carpet, curtain and upholstery cleaning.

Specialty cleaning. Businesses sometimes need specialized services for things like biohazard cleanup or document restoration. No matter what it is, we know that if it can get dirty, we can get it clean.

Construction. There are times that a home or business is past the restoration process, and the only option left is reconstruction. And while we understand that is stressful, we will provide you with services to help you get through it, and make your home or business look just as good as before.

Add 24-hour service and an easy insurance process to all this, and the picture becomes clear—when you need cleanup and recovery of any kind, you can trust SERVPRO to get the job done.

Be Aware of Storms | SERVPRO® of Hyde Park/Roslindale

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

a large lightning strike in a dark stormy sky If storms cause damage to your home or business, SERVPRO of Hyde Park/Roslindale is on the line, ready to make things right.

Stay Alert

Storms may be more common in summer but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take them less seriously. Storm alerts are issued for a reason so take notice.

Consider canceling or postponing outdoor events if bad weather is in the forecast.

Local meteorologists try to provide the most accurate forecasts possible. Get yourself an NOAA Weather radio if you think a power outage could happen.

Plan to stay home and off the roads if storms are in the forecast.

Consider tree maintenance to remove dead or low hanging limbs that could be susceptible to strong winds. Also, store outdoor lawn furniture in a secure location.

Unfortunately, with all of these precautions, people still die each year from storm-related weather. Don’t take storms for granted.

If lightning accompanies the rain, stay indoors for at least 30 minutes after the last thunder you hear. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from the storm.

Stay away from windows, and don’t shower or bathe during a thunderstorm. Consider unplugging sensitive electronics.

Make sure you have an emergency kit prepared, and know the evacuation route for your area.

If flooding materializes, stay on high ground and avoid flood water if possible.

Don’t attempt to drive or walk through moving water, as it can easily knock a person off their feet. Flood waters can also conceal hidden road damage, and that could be catastrophic for you and people in your car.

There are any number of dangers that can come into play in a thunderstorm, and it’s always best to be cautious and put things on hold until storms safely pass. If storms cause damage to your home or business, SERVPRO is on the line, ready to make things right again.

Natural Disasters Happen - Always Be Prepared

9/7/2021 (Permalink)

orange natural disaster sign Call us when you need us 24/7 365!

When natural disasters occur most times we have little time to prepare. A common natural disaster that not only affects coastal property is a flood. Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States.

A flood can be a result from rain, snow, coastal storms, storm surges, and overflows of dams and other water systems. They can develop slowly or quickly – Flash floods can come with no warning. When there is a flash flood there is typically no warning or very little time between when the warning is given and the onset of the flood. Floods have been known to cause electrical outages, disrupt transportation, damage buildings, and create landslides.

It is very important if you have been warned of a potential flood that you do not walk, swim, or drive through flood waters. It is very easy to drown during a flood - Just six inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away. Be safe by evacuating if you are told to do so or moving to higher ground and/or level where possible. It is also recommended that you stay off of bridges over fast-moving water.

The best thing you can do is prepare yourself well in advance. Gather and store supplies in a safe place in case you have to leave immediately, or if services are cut off. Keep in mind each family members specific needs, including medication. Don’t forget the needs of pets either. Keep extra batteries and charging devices for phones and other critical equipment so they are functioning during the time of need.

Once the warning is over and the storm has passed assess any damages to your home or business. Your top priority is still safety! Call your insurance provider if there were any damages – for a flood it would typically be FEMA on a specialized flood policy. Call SERVPRO of Mattapan/Hyde Park for the remediation and reconstruction of your property – 857-399-9797.

SERVPRO Will Help During Storm

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

trees getting knocked down due to rain We are here 365 24/7!

Severe weather is a powerful thing, and it can cause significant damage to homes, property and businesses. In recent years, the cost of treating storm damage has continued to rise nationwide, but not treating it can lead to much larger problems with your structures later on.

Choosing the right restoration company is one of the most important things you can do if you have sustained storm damage. They will be responsible for taking care of your building and belongings, as well as making sure that every aspect of the damage is thoroughly handled.

Picking the right company for the job will provide you with great peace of mind and ensure that any damage is properly addressed.

Why We Have Become Leaders in Storm Restoration

Our reputation has been earned over time. We are proud to be not only a member of the local community but also to be considered a leader in the restoration industry as a whole. We have worked hard to earn our reputation, and we are proud of it. After disasters, there are many scams afoot that take advantage of those who are vulnerable, but when you trust us, you can be certain you are getting the best in the business.

Our resources allow us to take on more jobs. If there is a large area that is impacted by a storm, you do not want a company that is struggling to keep up with demand to be in charge of your restoration. Thanks to our national partners, we can handle disasters that are any size with the same service and expertise we always do. When there is a large storm, we can call for backup in the way of extra resources and workforce to handle the issues.

Our emergency response is truly 247. Severe weather never takes a day off, so we won’t either. You can call us 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to report your damage and receive exceptional service, so as soon as you discover you need us, we can be there. No matter what time you discover you have received damage, you can call us and be certain you will receive a rapid response from our expert technicians.

When you have damage from a storm to your home or commercial building, you can always depend on us to handle it. Contact us at any hour to see our exceptional service in action.

Be Prepared for Severe Weather

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

lightning striking during night time Make Sure You Are Prepared for a Storm Anywhere

When the sky is clear and the weather is warm, it seems silly to think about thunderstorms ruining the fun—but unfortunately, this happens quite often on hot, humid days, as that creates the ideal condition for a sudden storm to form.

When storms catch people off-guard, they are often extra dangerous because people are not sure of what to do. With these tips, you can make sure you are prepared for a storm anywhere.

Make Sure You Are Prepared for a Storm Anywhere

Know your options for shelter. When you hear that a storm is a possibility and you are somewhere you can wait out the threat, this would be the ideal thing to do. That being said, when storms come up suddenly, this will not always be an option. You can set up shelter in your vehicle with the proper guidelines in mind, enabling you to wait out the storm anywhere you are.

Practice electrical safety. Claps of thunder are caused by lightning strikes, so any thunderstorm has the potential to cause lightning damage. If you are sheltering in a building, unplugging your electronics can help prevent damage from a power surge in case lightning strikes the building. Surge protectors are also a smart thing to invest in, both for your home and your office, in case you are not around when a storm starts.

Avoid direct contact with concrete. While concrete structures do have sturdiness going for them, they also pose risks when it comes to lightning strikes due to their metal framework. When lightning strikes a concrete building, the electricity can transfer from the metal and through the concrete, so be careful to not sit or lean against any concrete surfaces during a storm.

Stay indoors for at least 30 minutes. If you are interrupted by a thunderstorm, you will likely want to get back to your summer fun as soon as you can, but it is important to give yourself ample time in your shelter spot. Lightning can travel nearly 30 miles from the center of a storm cell, so experts recommend waiting at least 30 minutes before heading back outside.

If your home sustains damage due to a storm, you can count on us to help. Contact us at any hour to learn more about our storm restoration process.857-399-9797

A Look at the Types of Damage Associated With Thunderstorms | SERVPRO® of Roslindale/Hyde Park

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

a large lighting strike just in front of person driving down road Thunderstorms can pop up at any moment. Contact SERVPRO of Roslindale/Hyde Park if you experience any damage.

Thunderstorms are quite a dangerous weather event, and though they occur frequently, it is important to not become immune to the threats that they pose. Every thunderstorm brings the potential for injury and damage along with it, and between hail, high winds, heavy rains and flooding potential, there are lots of issues that can be present each time a storm happens.

Every storm that contains thunder and lightning has the potential to be dangerous, as lightning strikes and heavy rain are major hazards. Additionally, a thunderstorm can become severe when winds over 58 miles per hour and hail over one inch are present, posing even more possible hazards to those in the path of the storm.

Various Ways That Thunderstorms Can Cause Damage

Damage and injury from lightning strikes. Every thunderstorm will also contain lightning, as thunder and lightning always go hand in hand. Lightning strikes are responsible for over 300 injuries each year, which does not include how often they cause structural fires or fell trees that cause additional damage.

Property damage due to hail. Though hail may seem like a minor occurrence compared to something like lightning, its damages can be quite far reaching. People without adequate shelter can receive injuries from hail, and it can also dent cars, cause damage to homes that lead to water entry and lead to leaking roofs. Large hail is extremely dangerous because of the sheer speed with which it can fall.

Harm from flash flooding. Though most people consider flooding something that is only likely to happen around bodies of water, with flash flooding, it can be a threat nearly anywhere. Flash flooding is often caused when rainfall is heavy and drainage systems or ditches get backed up, which can quickly lead to standing or flowing water. Flash floods are particularly dangerous because of their force, which can knock people over and carry cars away in its tide.

Thunderstorms are dangerous and can cause significant damage to homes or commercial spaces. If you have damage due to a thunderstorm, you can count on us to help. Contact us 247  857-399-9797 for more information about our storm restoration practices.

What Sets Our Storm Restoration Methods Apart?

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

large downed tree laying on top of light brown house Choosing the right restoration company is crucial to getting things back to normal. Call SERVPRO of Roslindale/Hyde Park to set up an appointment.

Severe weather is a powerful thing, and it can cause significant damage to homes, property and businesses. In recent years, the cost of treating storm damage has continued to rise nationwide, but not treating it can lead to much larger problems with your structures later on.

Choosing the right restoration company is one of the most important things you can do if you have sustained storm damage. They will be responsible for taking care of your building and belongings, as well as making sure that every aspect of the damage is thoroughly handled.

Picking the right company for the job will provide you with great peace of mind and ensure that any damage is properly addressed.

Why We Have Become Leaders in Storm Restoration

Our reputation has been earned over time. We are proud to be not only a member of the local community but also to be considered a leader in the restoration industry as a whole. We have worked hard to earn our reputation, and we are proud of it. After disasters, there are many scams afoot that take advantage of those who are vulnerable, but when you trust us, you can be certain you are getting the best in the business.

Our resources allow us to take on more jobs. If there is a large area that is impacted by a storm, you do not want a company that is struggling to keep up with demand to be in charge of your restoration. Thanks to our national partners, we can handle disasters that are any size with the same service and expertise we always do. When there is a large storm, we can call for backup in the way of extra resources and workforce to handle the issues.

Our emergency response is truly 247. Severe weather never takes a day off, so we won’t either. You can call us 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to report your damage and receive exceptional service, so as soon as you discover you need us, we can be there. No matter what time you discover you have received damage, you can call us and be certain you will receive a rapid response from our expert technicians.

When you have damage from a storm to your home or commercial building, you can always depend on us to handle it. Contact us at any hour to see our exceptional service in action.

Heavy Rain & Back Ups

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

City sewage diagram in wet and dry seasons City Sewage Diagram

The heavy rains that occurred in the Boston area caused not only flooding but also many sewage back- ups. The town & cities sewage system gets overwhelmed causing the sewage to flow into basements through toilets and sinks. When a storm drain suffers a partial or complete blockage, rain water gets trapped in the pipes and must go somewhere. Unfortunately, the only exit point is the pipe servicing your home that connects to the sewer line. With nowhere left to go it goes up through your pipe, pushing whatever refuse and filth it’s carrying into your basement and other areas of your home. Contact your local plumber to install a backwater valve to prevent this from happening to you! If your basement gets flooded or has sewage issues, please call SERVPRO of Roslindale/Hyde Park (857) 399-9797 to assist you.

Did you know that SERVPRO of Roslindale/Hyde Park also helps Commercial and Industrial customers?

Water Damage - 24 Hour Emergency Service

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

logo with numbers 24 7 and 365 We are always here to help!

SERVPRO of Roslindale/Hyde Park is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

Call SERVPRO of Roslindale/Hyde Park Today - (857) 399-9797

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Cambridge/Belmont has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

Your name and contact information

Your insurance information (if applicable)

The street address of the water-damaged home or business

When did the flooding or water damage occur?

What caused the water damage (if known)?

Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Roslindale/Hyde Park

SERVPRO of Roslindale/Hyde Park specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Know What to Do No Matter Where a Storm Catches You | SERVPRO® of Hyde Park/Roslindale

7/23/2020 (Permalink)

lightening striking tree Its always best to know what to do in the event of a disaster

When the sky is clear and the weather is warm, it seems silly to think about thunderstorms ruining the fun—but unfortunately, this happens quite often on hot, humid days, as that creates the ideal condition for a sudden storm to form.

When storms catch people off-guard, they are often extra dangerous because people are not sure of what to do. With these tips, you can make sure you are prepared for a storm anywhere.

Make Sure You Are Prepared for a Storm Anywhere

Know your options for shelter. When you hear that a storm is a possibility and you are somewhere you can wait out the threat, this would be the ideal thing to do. That being said, when storms come up suddenly, this will not always be an option. You can set up shelter in your vehicle with the proper guidelines in mind, enabling you to wait out the storm anywhere you are.

Practice electrical safety. Claps of thunder are caused by lightning strikes, so any thunderstorm has the potential to cause lightning damage. If you are sheltering in a building, unplugging your electronics can help prevent damage from a power surge in case lightning strikes the building. Surge protectors are also a smart thing to invest in, both for your home and your office, in case you are not around when a storm starts.

Avoid direct contact with concrete. While concrete structures do have sturdiness going for them, they also pose risks when it comes to lightning strikes due to their metal framework. When lightning strikes a concrete building, the electricity can transfer from the metal and through the concrete, so be careful to not sit or lean against any concrete surfaces during a storm.

Stay indoors for at least 30 minutes. If you are interrupted by a thunderstorm, you will likely want to get back to your summer fun as soon as you can, but it is important to give yourself ample time in your shelter spot. Lightning can travel nearly 30 miles from the center of a storm cell, so experts recommend waiting at least 30 minutes before heading back outside.

If your home sustains damage due to a storm, you can count on us to help. Contact us at any hour to learn more about our storm restoration process.857-399-9797

Storms in the Summer Time

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

formation of hurricane from meteorologist view Always be prepared, we are here to help when you need us

If you are a Boston resident you typically were looking forward to the warm weather given some of the cold days we experienced this past winter. Long behold summer is finally here! It’s a great time to visit the beaches and the beautiful towns of Boston. Just keep in mind, the summer weather also brings an increase in thunderstorm activity.

July is typically one of the hottest months of the summer in Boston with temperatures averaging over 80 degrees.  We also see the most thunderstorms in July than any other month. According to weather experts there is a higher chance of a tropical storm coming within 100 miles of Boston during the month of July.

What does this means for you as a home or business owner? It means you need to ensure your home and/or business is properly protected to prevent damage due to storm. One of the most common losses caused by storm is water seeping into the property causing a flood and damaging personal belongings. In addition, if moister is left then coupled with warm temperature it creates a breeding ground for mold. Fire’s can also start as a result of a storm. In the summer months it’s common for lightning to strike and cause a fire. Prepare yourself and business for anything that can happen this summer – good and bad.

In June our office answered to multiple water damage calls after rain fall. So far we have had more than 3 major rain fall this summer – each resulting in a few claims that our office attended to in the Mattapan & Hyde Park area. We were happy to be called but at least four of the losses could have been prevented had the business properly closed a window or checked if the sump pump was functioning properly. None the less, our team was available to help. We were able to address the cause of the damage, dry the area, then restore/replace the area “Like it never even happened.”

Summer time is for your enjoyment here at SERVPRO of Mattapan & Hyde Park we want to make sure you can get back to your summer time fun after a storm without a hitch. Call us in your time of need or if you want to be proactive and set up an Emergency Ready Profile call us today 857-399-9797.

Natural Disasters Can Happen Anywhere

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

car parked on street flooded by water from hurricane Natural Disasters Can Happen Anywhere- Be prepared

When natural disasters occur most times we have little time to prepare. A common natural disaster that not only affects coastal property is a flood. Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States.

A flood can be a result from rain, snow, coastal storms, storm surges, and overflows of dams and other water systems. They can develop slowly or quickly – Flash floods can come with no warning. When there is a flash flood there is typically no warning or very little time between when the warning is given and the onset of the flood. Floods have been known to cause electrical outages, disrupt transportation, damage buildings, and create landslides.

It is very important if you have been warned of a potential flood that you do not walk, swim, or drive through flood waters. It is very easy to drown during a flood - Just six inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away. Be safe by evacuating if you are told to do so or moving to higher ground and/or level where possible. It is also recommended that you stay off of bridges over fast-moving water.

The best thing you can do is prepare yourself well in advance. Gather and store supplies in a safe place in case you have to leave immediately, or if services are cut off. Keep in mind each family members specific needs, including medication. Don’t forget the needs of pets either. Keep extra batteries and charging devices for phones and other critical equipment so they are functioning during the time of need.

Once the warning is over and the storm has passed assess any damages to your home or business. Your top priority is still safety! Call your insurance provider if there were any damages – for a flood it would typically be FEMA on a specialized flood policy. Call SERVPRO of Mattapan/Hyde Park for the remediation and reconstruction of your property – 857-399-9797.

Power Outage Due to Storm

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

power lines down and service men on scene trying to repair Be safe during power outage

Storms can cause power outages that can span a couple of hours or even days. In the event your town or neighborhood is affected by a power outage here are a few tips to stay safe!

Before the storm:

  • Purchase a flash light that runs on batteries
  • have extra batteries available
  • Invest in a generator if possible or rent one if you know a major storm is coming.
  • Keep mobile phones and other electrical devices charged
  • Keep your vehicle gas tank full just in case!
  • Place a thermometer in your fridge and freezer so you can monitor the temperature during the storm
  • Buy food supplies that do not require refrigeration
  • Have a plan of where to go if the storm lasts more than 4 days. Community Centers are usually good places to go.

During the storm:

  • Disconnect appliances, equipment or electronics
  • Use a generator where possible to avoid the possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning from running the oven for heat or electrical stove.
  • Keep freezer and refrigerators closed. Food will stay cold for about 3 days.
  • Stay connected with family or local news so you are up to date on the status of the storm. This will also let you know if evacuation is necessary.

After the storm if you notice damage to your home or business, call SERVPRO of Mattapan/Hyde Park 857-399-9797 so we can help get you back to pre loss conditions.

Be Prepared for Natural Disasters

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

Unsettled waves due to Hurricane Katrina in Boston, MA Inclimate weather is very common in Boston, MA year round.

When natural disasters occur most times we have little time to prepare. A common natural disaster that not only affects coastal property is a flood. Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States.

A flood can be a result from rain, snow, coastal storms, storm surges, and overflows of dams and other water systems. They can develop slowly or quickly – Flash floods can come with no warning. When there is a flash flood there is typically no warning or very little time between when the warning is given and the onset of the flood. Floods have been known to cause electrical outages, disrupt transportation, damage buildings, and create landslides.

It is very important if you have been warned of a potential flood that you do not walk, swim, or drive through flood waters. It is very easy to drown during a flood - Just six inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away. Be safe by evacuating if you are told to do so or moving to higher ground and/or level where possible. It is also recommended that you stay off of bridges over fast-moving water.

The best thing you can do is prepare yourself well in advance. Gather and store supplies in a safe place in case you have to leave immediately, or if services are cut off. Keep in mind each family members specific needs, including medication. Don’t forget the needs of pets either. Keep extra batteries and charging devices for phones and other critical equipment so they are functioning during the time of need.

Once the warning is over and the storm has passed assess any damages to your home or business. Your top priority is still safety! Call your insurance provider if there were any damages – for a flood it would typically be FEMA on a specialized flood policy. Call SERVPRO of Mattapan & Hyde Park for the remediation and reconstruction of your property – (857) 399-9797.