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Avoid Freezing Pipes This Winter

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

With our recent drop in temperature these past few weeks. Here are a few tips on how to prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting.

  • Disconnect and drain outdoor hoses
    Detaching the hose allows water to drain from the pipe so an overnight freeze doesn't burst the faucet or the pipe it’s connected to.
  • Insulate pipes or faucets in unheated areas
    It's best to wrap all water pipes in unheated areas (such as the garage, attic or crawl space) before temperatures plummet. You can find pipe wrapping materials at any hardware or building supply store.
  • Seal off access doors, air vents, and cracks
    Winter winds whistling through overlooked openings can quickly freeze exposed water pipes. DO NOT plug air vents used by your furnace or water heater.
  • Find the master shutoff valve
    Usually located where the water line enters your house (or near the water heater or washing machine), the master shutoff valve turns off the water to the entire house. Paint it a bright color and make sure everyone in the household knows where it is.
  • Check with your water company
    Various additional precautions (such as letting a small trickle of water run from the faucet or covering outdoor meters) may need to be taken depending on local circumstance. Contact your water company for additional measures.
     
     

If your pipes do happen to burst call SERVPRO® of Lowell. We are only a call away, 978-454-7577

Containment

12/28/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Containment A secure containment from floor to ceiling, with extra containment poly and tape to prevent any contamination.

SERVPRO of Lowell was called in to help with a sprinkler system failure. 

With such a large lab affected containment was needed to separate the room, to prevent any cross contamination and to help speed up the drying process. With a floor to ceiling containment, and 2 layers of our containment barrier there was no cross contamination from the lab to any other room. We take your business as serious as your home. Our commercial emergency services range from water, fire, mold, and even bio-hazard remediation.   

There's never a convenient time for Fire or Water damage to strike your Lowell commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: http://www.SERVPROlowell.com/commercial-cleaning

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