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Moving to a new Location

6/27/2017 (Permalink)

Community Moving to a new Location Our New Address is : 148B Tanner St Lowell, MA 01852

SERVPRO is excited to announce that we are moving to a new location. SERVPRO of Lowell first opened up their doors in October 2010, at the 9 West Adams St unit #3. In the seven years we have been at this location, we’ve made many memories. It has been Awe-inspiring thinking back on how far we’ve come as a franchise, but we have out grown our current location and are looking forward to the move to the new building, where we will have much more space and room to grow. At this time SERVPRO of Lowell would like to thank a few people who have shown support the last six years, although we cannot name everyone, please know that we appreciate everyone who has supported SERVPRO of Lowell. Daly group LLC, we thank you for providing us the space to grow our business. We’d also like to thank Mike Signs for his artistic touch and providing our First sign at our 9 West Adams St Location. August 1st 2017, we start a new chapter in our new building at 148B Tanner St Lowell, MA 01852

Safety tips when dealing with suspected mold

6/2/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Safety tips when dealing with suspected mold SERVPRO of Lowell assisted in a water damage,in Lowell, MA, the home had been empty at the time of loss, as a result Mold was also discovered

SERVPRO of Lowell is Sharing some mold safety tips

Mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 978-454-7577

It’s time for cookouts and BBQ’s, but first SERVPRO of Lowell is sharing some fire safety tips!!!

6/2/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage It’s time for cookouts and BBQ’s, but first SERVPRO of Lowell is sharing some fire safety tips!!! In this photo you can see what happens when you don't take proper measure to ensure safety and proper use of your grill.
  • Check the gas tank and hose for leaks, before using for the first time.
  • Propane and charcoal grills should only be used outdoors. 
  • Grill should be placed well away from home, deck railing, and any leaves or overhanging branches. 
  • Keep children and pets at least 3ft away from grilling area.
  • Keep your grill clean, by removing grease or grease build up from grease trap under grill. 
  • Never leave grill, unattended for any reason. 
  • Always make sure your gas grill lid is open before lighting it.
  • When using a charcoal grill here are a few tips to follow.
  • If you use a starter fluid, use only charcoal lighting fluid DO NOT use or add any other flammable liquid.
  • When you finished grilling, let the coals completely cool before disposing into a metal container.

Make sure to use these safety tips for your next cookout!!!!!!!!

SERVPRO of Lowell - Time & Material Software Certified

5/22/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial  SERVPRO of Lowell - Time & Material Software Certified SERVPRO of Lowell, was called in to assist another franchise on a Large Commercial loss in Worcester, MA

SERVPRO of Lowell was called in to assist another franchise on a large Commercial Loss at a medical office building In Worcester, MA. The sprinkler system went off unexpectedly and caused some significant damage to multiple areas of the building. SERVPRO stepped in to write and produce the Job using the Time & Material Software. SERVPRO of Lowell is one of the first franchises to become certified in our area. we projected the Job would take 14 days, but with our skilled team of professionals, we were able to get the job done in just 10 days. if you ever find yourself in need don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of Lowell 978-454-7577, no job is too big or too small, residential or commercial.    

SERVPRO of Lowell offers Commercial Janitorial Services

2/10/2017 (Permalink)

Building Services SERVPRO of Lowell offers Commercial Janitorial Services Call SERVPRO of Lowell 978-454-7577

SERVPRO of Lowell® will provide all labor, supplies and equipment necessary to complete the weekly commercial cleaning.

Daily services can be customized to fit the needs of your business. Below you will find some of the services we offer

  • Remove finger prints and smudge marks from the doors, windows, light switches and outlets.

  • Empty trash barrels and replace liner.

  • Dust all flats surfaces; tops of cubical walls, top of doors, door trim, chairs, desks, rolling parts racks and stationary storage racks throughout the warehouse and production areas.

  • Clean and store any dishes, silverware and cups left in the sink.

  • NOTE: The vacuuming and dusting will be conducted in open areas of the racks and desks. No paper, product or other materials will be moved or reset.

  • Also coffee cups, food and any other personal items will remain in the manner found. If these items require disposal, the item must be placed in the appropriate container (trash barrels, sink, etc…) for SERVPRO of Lowell® to handle.  

  • Vacuum all carpet and hard floors

  • Wash and dry all hard floors.

  • Clean all bathrooms fixtures.

  • Clean all glass doors.

Here are some our weekly Services:

  • Machine Scrub the bathrooms floor

  • Machine buff all vinyl flooring

  • Wipe down and dust the bottoms of the chairs and storage racks.

  • Clean interior windows

Specialty Services:

  • Machine Clean the carpets

  • Strip and Re-finish the vinyl flooring

  • Change customer supplied light bulbs

  • Clean Duct Work

  • Clean Exterior Windows

  • Emergency Services; Fire, Smoke, Water and Mold

  • Additional service days

  • Week End service

Remember if you need Janitorial Services don't hesitate to pick up the phone and call SERVPRO of Lowell 978-454-7577

Estimates Are FREE

Containment - Setting up containment barriers between contaminated and uncontaminated space

2/8/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Containment - Setting up containment barriers between contaminated and uncontaminated space Setting Up containment Area

SERVPRO of Lowell was called to a renovated mill building for a sewer back up from the 3rd floor center stacked bathrooms. The facilities maintenance crew attempted to control and clean up the waste water to keep the facility operation. Once the drain company began snaking the drains their maintenance could not keep up. Upon arrival there were several key areas that could not be shut down we began to build containment to isolate the affected areas for the unaffected area.

As the containment and air scrubber were set up the City of Lowell Health Inspectors arrived, since the containment and air scrubbers where operational the city Health inspectors allowed the building to remain open for business.

Should you facility experience a small or large natural or manmade disaster. Please contact SERVPRO of Lowell to assist in the restoration and reducing your loss of use.

Use of Thermal Imaging

2/8/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Use of Thermal Imaging Our image shows a water line approx. 6’’ above the floor. This water is contaminated (a sewer damage) the wall will was removed 2’ above the floor.

One of the greatest assets to our arsenal of inspection tools is the Flir E6 thermal camera.

During the initial loss inspection we utilize the Flir thermal imaging camera to identify the amount of damage to the plaster board. Since we’re able to quickly identify the amount of water wicking in the plaster board we can reduce amount of demolition required to the affected walls. (Asbestos testing is required prior to removal of the affected materials under (MassDEP) asbestos regulations at 310 CMR 7.15).Reducing the amount of demolition also reduces the cost of the repairs which allows the business to return normal operating hours sooner.  

Our image shows a water line approx. 6’’ above the floor. This water is contaminated (a sewer damage) the wall will was removed 2’ above the floor.

If you’re in need our emergency services and want to reduce the business down time contact SERVPRO of Lowell 978-454-7577

Lowell Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

1/4/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Lowell Residents:  Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Lowell for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Lowell specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 978-454-7577

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

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Lowell Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration! This Lowell home’s basement flooded due to heavy rains.

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

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 978-454-7577

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Lowell and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the tust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 978-454-7577

6 Most Common Sources of Commercial Buildings

12/14/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial 6 Most Common Sources of Commercial Buildings Commecial Fire Damage

Most common causes of commercial fires and how to safeguard against them:

1. Cooking

Cooking is the most common cause of both residential and commercial fires. In the commercial arena, we tend to associate cooking fires with restaurants, but the problem extends to office kitchens as well. Treat all kitchens the same, wherever they are. A kitchen should have a smoke detector, a well-conditioned fire extinguisher and strict safety protocols, including no unmanned appliances.

2. Electrical

When it comes to electrical fires, the problem is twofold: user error and electrical system malfunctions. In the realm of user error, the big issues are frayed power cords, misused extension cords and overloaded and daisy-chained surge protectors. When it comes to a system malfunction, the biggest problem is faulty wiring, which is why it’s essential that all commercial buildings have their electrical systems regularly serviced by a professional.

3. Heating

Fires caused by heating are similar to those caused by electrical factors in that they’re caused by both user error and system malfunction. The most common form of user error is misuse of space heaters. Commercial spaces often have cold spots, and space heaters are a great way to alleviate that. Space heaters are also quite dangerous if users don’t respect a three-foot or greater safety zone around the unit. As for system malfunctions, fires often occur due to dust buildup and ventilation blockage, so be sure to have your heating system checked regularly.

4. Arson

Arson is much more common than you might realize. Although it often occurs at abandoned commercial structures, arson fires that occur at occupied buildings can be devastating. In addition to monitored fire detection and fire suppression measures, security cameras are an essential defense.

5. Smoking

Smoking was once a leading cause of commercial fires. This has been alleviated greatly through better security systems for business use and stricter protocols. Even in smoke-free buildings, however, cigarettes can and do lead to fire. Prevention starts with commercial alarm monitoring, but it also requires proper receptacles and fire-retardant furniture.

6. Combustibles

Most commercial buildings, including basic offices, must have combustible materials on hand. The real danger with such materials comes when they’re stored improperly, and this is a common occurrence because the materials are often being managed by people who aren’t trained in proper use. Therefore, it’s crucial to have safe storage space available, but it’s also essential that the business trains employees in the use of such materials and continues to refresh that education.

Commercial Safety

When it comes to fire and other risks to a commercial enterprise, it’s best to be proactive. Contact a security company that specializes in commercial security systems. They can help you identify risk factors in your place of business and make recommendations to help protect your enterprise against fire-related catastrophes.



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