Recent Commercial Posts

Safety Measures for Commercial losses

2/12/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO will take care of everything after your flood damage, even the safety measures.

As flooding spread through your event center it is hard not to panic. Your bookings are many and the schedule is tight, not to mention that the occasions you support are one of a kind -- weddings, anniversaries, proms, and graduations. Although We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, halting the harm and bringing your space back to preloss condition does take some planning and time. Flood waters also are teeming with contaminants, requiring strict infectious waste protocols be observed.

Infectious Waste Requires Caution

Flood damage exposes your customers, staff, and our technicians to highly infectious waste material. Sewage backup is common during overland flooding, adding cholera, tetanus, typhoid, polio, hepatitis, and a variety of other infectious diseases to the mix in your facility. Sewage also releases methane gas and other “sewer gasses” harmful to breathe. Our technicians working with infectious waste must follow all proper safety precautions, including keeping immunizations against diseases current. 

Permit Our Trained Workforce to Manage the Challenges

The precautions SERVPRO managers and technicians take are vital to the health and welfare of all who risk coming in contact with the flood waters. Our team wears personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent contaminants from touching exposed skin or to be inhaled. Expect also work area containment with heavy-duty plastic sheeting, sealed with negative pressure air scrubbers to filter the atmosphere inside the affected space. We set aside the area for safety reasons, but partitioning also permits us to concentrate completely on the work at hand. Each phase of the project completes more quickly because our team is focused and well-trained. 

Pre and Post Project Disinfection

SERVPRO applies an EPA-registered disinfectant on infectious waste and surfaces exposed to the contaminated water and debris prior to beginning the work. After the prescribed dwell time runs, flood water removal and deep cleaning proceed. A second application of the disinfectant after removal of all waste and moisture  inhibits the pathogens from rebounding. It also reduces the risk of airborne contaminants when we position air movers and other equipment for the drying phase.

Be confident that the professionals at SERVPRO of Stoughton/Sharon prioritize the health and welfare of your customers, employees, and the public when responding to flood damage in your commercial property. Call 781-341-1946 to set up an assessment to plan for rapid water removal.

ERP Program

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

Computer room at a local business.

Call our office today to schedule your free Emergency Ready Profile! 508-697-5439

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place.

Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

Please see our example of a flooded local business that do to great planning was able to get back up and running in no time.

Industrial Hygienist - Oasis Environmental

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

If you are in need of Environmental testing be sure to call the best. We highly recommend Oasis Environmental. Please read this info below taken from their website. 

For over fifteen years, Oasis Environmental Contracting Services, Inc. (Oasis) has been providing quality environmental advice and support to our valued clients. Our clients include Fortune 500 corporations and homeowners across the northeast. Oasis is veterans owned business/registered with CCR Cage/NCAGE 5KC12.

Oasis provides an eclectic array of environmental services and products, and we specialize in Environmental Investigations. Our meticulous and unique forensic approach provides clients with the historic data considered necessary to formulate options and make educated decisions regarding difficult environmental questions.

Matthew E. Montefusco, CHMM, CMC, CES, founded Oasis on the premise that individuals faced with environmental problems prefer and deserve a calm place (an Oasis) to obtain sensible and cost effective solutions to their particular situation. With Mr. Montefusco's twenty-nine plus years of environmental experience and the diligent efforts of the Oasis conscientious staff, environmental problems can be solved in a professional manner with the client's best interest in mind. 

Call our office today for their contact info.

508-697-5439

Commercial water loss

6/7/2018 (Permalink)

Sewage damage is the most dangerous from of water cleanup. The possibility of blood-born pathogens and other contaminants is high. Should you suffer a sewage loss, SERVPRO of Stoughton/Sharon would like to share a few tips.

1: Advise any and all occupants that they should leave/evacuate the space.

2: Inspect for any possible hazards that might be in the environment, "I.E" electrical plugs that might be in contact with the loss.

3: Do not walk in the area of the loss to avoid cross contamination and try to clean yourself.

The the experts help you. SERVPRO of Stoughton/Sharon have certified technicians that will do the following.

1: Pump out the water and sewage.

3: Remove all unsalvageable materials from from the space including carpet, pads, flooring and drywall.

4: Set up a containment barrier if need be to prevent cross containment.

5: Clean and deodorize the area.

When you call SERVPRO of Stoughton/Sharon at 781-341-1946 you can be assured that we will take care of you "like it never even happened".

Duct cleaning

6/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial air duct cleaning is different than residential air duct cleaning. HVAC systems are larger and more complex you will need more types of cleaning tools, and connections. . SERVPRO Stoughton/Sharon has knowledgeable technicians that will walk through the process with you as well as determine what equipment is needed. 

SERVPRO Stoughton/Sharon knows that commercial duct work can come in all shapes and size. Some are large enough to crawl through while other must be cleaned with various cleaning tools (power brushes, air whips, air washing, and contact vacuuming). Typically  duct work would be put under negative pressure from the vacuum collection system, and cut access holes and zone off as needed and then do your source removal. SERVPRO puts the Air back into Air Quality when it comes to cleaning your duct system. 

 Have questions call SERVPRO Stoughton/Sharon today at

781-341-1946

SMOKE & SOOT DAMAGE? ~ SERVPRO Can Give You a Hand with That!

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

SMOKE & SOOT DAMAGE? ~ SERVPRO of Stoughton/Sharon Can Give You a Hand with That!

Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Business.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your workplace, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke. Wet and Dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Stoughton/Sharon will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is different, each requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We, at SERVPRO of Stoughton/Sharon have the equipment, the expertise, and the experience to restore the fire and smoke damage caused to your place of business.  

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Contact Us TODAY! – SERVPRO of Stoughton/Sharon ~ Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Dealership with roof leak

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fallen ceiling tiles from the roof leak.

The contractor who was replacing the roof had tarped it but not very well which resulted in the building getting flooded during heavy wind and rains. Ceiling tiles had fallen and water was pouring into the dealership. We arrived on site within 2 hours of getting the call. The building was completely flooded with roughly 2 inches of water throughout. Our crews worked around the clock to extract the water and used lifts to remove the remaining ceiling tiles. 

The job took approximately a week and a half to remove the water and complete the demo and dry out. Our insured was extremely happy with the outcome and how fast they were able to get back up and running. 

Call SERVPRO of Stoughton/Sharon for all your commercial needs. 

Lead Clean up at the Gun Club

3/1/2018 (Permalink)

Setting up the duct cleaning equipment in the gun range.

Our crews were called in to this particular gun club for an extensive duct cleaning and removing the lead dust from the gun range. This is typically done often as the dust accumulates very quickly and can pose serious health issues to those that utilize the ranges. For more information on this please visit http://www.mass.gov/lwd/labor-standards/deleading-and-lead-safety/occupational-lead-poisoning-registry/shooting-range-bulletin.pdf

According to this article every year several shooters, instructors and maintenance staff become sick from lead poisoning they receive while on the range.

Our technicians are required to be trained in lead safe practices and wear PPE at all times to protect themselves from the dangers during clean up. 

Always remember to contact SERVPRO of Stoughton/Sharon to help with any and all your cleaning needs! 

SERVPRO Emergency Ready Program

3/1/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's ERP

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

Call our office today to schedule yours! 508-697-5439

Roof Leak Pre-School

5/15/2017 (Permalink)

This preschool was replacing their roof when they suffered a water loss.

Big Buildings can present big challenges, but when it happens at a preschool, it needs to be handled so as to not upset the daily routine. This preschool was fortunate, school was out when they suffered damages from a roof leak. 

No one is more prepared to tackle your commercial loss then SERVPRO of Stoughton/Sharon. We help building owners get their business back up and running fast. 

Our number 1 priority is getting onsite, begin the assessment and immediately get to work. We work directly with you and your adjuster. We know that when a business suffers a loss, any amount of disruption can effect the bottom line.

Virtually every job we perform is covered by insurance. We specialize in helping our clients with the insurance claim in a timely manor.   

If you are in need of service for your commercial property contact SERVPRO of Stoughton/Sharon at 781-341-1946 for your peace of mind.

Commercial Duct Cleaning

5/15/2017 (Permalink)

This Braintree commercial property owner decided that it was time to clean the duct system.

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems have been shown to act as a collection source for a variety of contaminants that have the potential to affect health. Most people will spend an average of 60 to 90% indoors. HVAC systems carry such micro's such as mold, fungi, bacteria and very small particles of dust. 

Research has demonstrated the cleaning the HVAC system may allow the system to run more efficiently by removing debris from sensitive mechanical components, are less likely break down and provide cleaner air. 

The HVAC units should be inspect annually for cleanliness. Visually inspect the supply and return every two years. During your inspection you may see particulate matter being discharged from the vents, this is a good indication it it time for the cleaning of your vents.

SERVPRO of Stoughton/Sharon has trained and certified technicians that can come and clean the vents for you. Give them a call today at 781-341-1946

Restoring Your Brockton, MA Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

2/16/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Brockton, MA  commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.


Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges


Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.


About SERVPRO of Stoughton/Sharon


SERVPRO of Stoughton/Sharon specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.

North Dighton, MA Smoke and Soot Cleanup

2/16/2017 (Permalink)

Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Business

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Stoughton/Sharon will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – Stoughton/Sharon 781-341-1946

Walpole, MA commercial Duct cleaning

2/16/2017 (Permalink)

Day care in Walpole concerned about the air quality

Commercial air duct cleaning is different than residential air duct cleaning. HVAC systems are larger and more complex you will need more types of cleaning tools, and connections. . SERVPRO Stoughton/Sharon has knowledgeable technicians that will walk through the process with you as well as determine what equipment is needed. 

SERVPRO Stoughton/Sharon knows that commercial duct work can come in all shapes and size. Some are large enough to crawl through while other must be cleaned with various cleaning tools (power brushes, air whips, air washing, and contact vacuuming). Typically  duct work would be put under negative pressure from the vacuum collection system, and cut access holes and zone off as needed and then do your source removal. SERVPRO puts the Air back into Air Quality when it comes to cleaning your duct system. 

 Have questions call SERVPRO Stoughton/Sharon today at

781-341-1946

Brockton, MA Sewage Loss

2/16/2017 (Permalink)

A Sewage loss in Brockton, MA caused from the use of to much toilet paper.

Sewage damage is the most dangerous from of water cleanup. The possibility of blood-born pathogens and other contaminants is high. Should you suffer a sewage loss, SERVPRO of Stoughton/Sharon would like to share a few tips.

1: Advise any and all occupants that they should leave/evacuate the space.

2: Inspect for any possible hazards that might be in the environment, "I.E" electrical plugs that might be in contact with the loss.

3: Do not walk in the area of the loss to avoid cross contamination and try to clean yourself.

The the experts help you. SERVPRO of Stoughton/Sharon have certified technicians that will do the following.

1: Pump out the water and sewage.

3: Remove all unsalvageable materials from from the space including carpet, pads, flooring and drywall.

4: Set up a containment barrier if need be to prevent cross containment.

5: Clean and deodorize the area.

When you call SERVPRO of Stoughton/Sharon at 781-341-1946 you can be assured that we will take care of you "like it never even happened".