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Keeping Business Booming: The Case for Regular SERVPRO® Cleanings in Commercial Spaces

5/11/2024 (Permalink)

Commercial cleaning in Lynn Running a successful business is no easy feat, but with SERVPRO by your side, you can rest easy knowing that your commercial space is in good hands.

Welcome, savvy entrepreneurs and business enthusiasts, to another enlightening edition of our SERVPRO® blog series! Today, we're diving into the nitty-gritty of commercial cleanliness and why partnering with SERVPRO for regular cleanings is the secret ingredient to keeping your business booming.

1. First Impressions Count:

Picture this: a potential client walks into your pristine establishment, greeted by sparkling floors, gleaming countertops, and a fresh, inviting aroma. Instantly, they're impressed. That's the power of a clean space! With regular SERVPRO cleanings, you can ensure that every first impression is a memorable one, setting the stage for success from the moment your customers step through the door.

2. Healtheir Work Environment, Happier Employees:

A clean workspace isn't just about aesthetics—it's also about employee well-being. Dust, dirt, and allergens can wreak havoc on indoor air quality, leading to discomfort and decreased productivity among your hardworking staff. By scheduling regular SERVPRO cleanings, you're not just tidying up; you're investing in the health and happiness of your team.

3. Protecting Your Assets:

Your commercial space is more than just a place of business—it's a valuable asset. From expensive equipment to delicate furnishings, there's a lot at stake. With regular SERVPRO cleanings, you're not only preserving the longevity of your investments but also safeguarding against potential damage caused by neglect or improper maintenance.

4. Say Goodbye to Surprise Disasters:

Water damage, mold growth, fire hazards—oh my! Commercial spaces are no stranger to unexpected disasters, but with regular SERVPRO cleanings, you can mitigate the risk of such calamities. Our trained professionals have the expertise and tools to spot potential issues before they escalate, saving you time, money, and headaches down the line.

5. Peace of Mind, Guaranteed:

Running a successful business is no easy feat, but with SERVPRO by your side, you can rest easy knowing that your commercial space is in good hands. Our reliable team is committed to delivering top-notch service with every cleaning, leaving you free to focus on what you do best: growing your business.


In the fast-paced world of commerce, cleanliness is key. With regular SERVPRO cleanings, you're not just maintaining appearances; you're investing in the long-term success and prosperity of your business. So, why wait? Give your commercial space the TLC it deserves and watch your business soar to new heights!

Until next time, stay clean, stay classy, and remember, when it comes to commercial cleaning, SERVPRO has you covered!

Flowing Solutions: Navigating Commercial Water Loss with SERVPRO®

4/29/2024 (Permalink)

Commercial large requiring dryout and demo services SERVPRO's Large Loss Certification signifies expertise in handling large-scale water damage scenarios specific to commercial properties.

Water damage can be devastating for any business, disrupting operations, damaging property, and potentially causing long-term financial repercussions. For commercial entities, the stakes are even higher, as the scale of the damage and the need for swift restoration are amplified.

In such critical moments, having a restoration partner equipped with the expertise, resources, and certifications to handle large-scale water losses becomes paramount. This is where SERVPRO®, with its Large Loss Certification, emerges as a beacon of reliability and efficiency in navigating commercial water damage crises.

Understanding the Scope of Commercial Water Loss: Commercial water losses come in various forms and magnitudes, from burst pipes and plumbing failures to natural disasters like floods or storms. The sheer size and complexity of commercial properties often exacerbate the damage, requiring specialized knowledge and equipment for effective restoration.

Navigating Commercial Water Loss with SERVPRO: SERVPRO stands out in the restoration industry for its comprehensive approach to handling commercial water losses. At the heart of its capability is the Large Loss Certification, a testament to the company's commitment to excellence and proficiency in managing significant water damage incidents.

  1. Specialized Expertise: SERVPRO's Large Loss Certification signifies extensive training and experience in handling large-scale water damage scenarios specific to commercial properties. From warehouses and manufacturing facilities to office complexes and retail spaces, SERVPRO's technicians possess the expertise to assess, strategize, and execute restoration plans tailored to the unique needs of each establishment.

  2. Rapid Response and Mobilization: Time is of the essence in mitigating water damage to commercial properties. SERVPRO understands the urgency involved and operates with a sense of immediacy. Leveraging its network of strategically located franchises and cutting-edge equipment, SERVPRO can swiftly mobilize teams to the affected site, minimizing downtime and preventing further damage.

  3. Scalable Resources: Commercial water losses often demand a vast array of resources, from industrial-grade drying equipment to specialized techniques for salvaging sensitive documents and equipment. SERVPRO's Large Loss Certification ensures access to scalable resources capable of addressing even the most extensive water damage incidents effectively.

  4. Comprehensive Solutions: Beyond mere restoration, SERVPRO offers comprehensive solutions aimed at restoring normalcy to commercial operations swiftly. This includes not only water extraction and structural drying but also odor removal, mold remediation, and even reconstruction services to rebuild damaged areas, ensuring businesses can resume operations promptly.

  5. Seamless Communication and Documentation: Clear communication and meticulous documentation are crucial aspects of navigating commercial water losses. SERVPRO employs advanced project management systems to keep clients informed at every stage of the restoration process, providing transparency and peace of mind. Additionally, detailed documentation of the restoration process facilitates seamless insurance claims processing, easing the burden on businesses during challenging times.

Conclusion: Navigating commercial water loss requires a combination of expertise, resources, and efficiency, qualities epitomized by SERVPRO and its Large Loss Certification. In times of crisis, businesses can trust SERVPRO to deliver prompt, professional, and comprehensive restoration services, helping them mitigate losses and expedite recovery.

When water damage strikes, SERVPRO stands ready to navigate the turbulent waters, guiding businesses towards a brighter, drier future.

Cleaning Up Fire Damage to Lynn Office Buildings

8/4/2022 (Permalink)

Power Plug Fire Contact SERVPRO to effectively tackle the fire damage in your property. Call now!

Reaching Pre-Fire Damage Condition

After a fire, damages can widely impact your office building. Mitigation must begin immediately to start returning the property to preloss condition. Early inspections can help steer needed recovery work. 

Job Scoping Helps Focus Restoration

SERVPRO must restore fire damage in Lynn offices quickly. Job scoping inspections use several inputs to create a complete restoration plan:

  • Customer Input: The best way to return to original conditions is by understanding the state of the office before the incident. Property management can help.
  • Visible and Trackable Damage: Tracking the migration of fire losses shows where restoration is needed now and where it will be required soon.
  • Damaged Contents: Inspections determine how damaged contents, furniture, and other objects in the office have become.

What Are Pre-Damaged Conditions?

The term pre-damaged condition refers to the condition of the office before the fire. A common misconception is that restoration is intended to improve the overall shape of this impacted property beyond its original state, but this could be costlier and more challenging for the business beyond what is necessary.

Cleaning and Restoring Damaged Surfaces

Soot and smoke solids are a common byproduct of combustion, impacting many surfaces and contents throughout the office. From desks and shelves to heaps of debris on the carpeted flooring, restoring damaged surfaces is one of the direct measures to recover the property. We have several cleaning agents to help trap soils and allow for effective wet wipe cleaning.

Completing Structural Repair

The preloss condition can also mean repairing portions of the structure compromised by the fire. Combustion can completely engulf certain building materials, especially thin wall assemblies of the office. After cleaning up the debris and bulk materials, SERVPRO will replace these drywall panels and other construction elements. 

The objective of fire restoration and cleanup for your office building is to return the structure to preloss condition. Our SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield professionals can start this work as soon as we arrive. Call now at (781) 593-6663.

Eliminating Moisture Content During Lynn Shop Water Restoration

8/4/2022 (Permalink)

Moisture Reader Call your local professionals at SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield to ensure your home is dry and sanitary.

Water Restoration Includes Humidity Management

The water restoration and recovery processes involve many approaches and focus, especially in more significant commercial properties like small businesses and shops throughout the city. As helpful as the process of removing moisture content from the environment can be, we must also prioritize other mitigative strategies first, such as:

  • Structural Repair
  • Drying
  • Cleaning
  • Content Recovery

The Impact of a Humidity Ratio

Moisture content in the environment, or humidity as it is more commonly known, can significantly influence water restoration for Lynn shops. Overcoming this threat to the property begins with understanding the current moisture concerns against the dryness in the same environment. This measure of moisture grains in the atmosphere and work areas against the dryness of the room is known as the humidity ratio. 

What is Relative Humidity?

A related term and consideration of the responding SERVPRO professionals working to eliminate moisture and water concerns in your shop is the relative humidity of the work areas. This RH is the capacity for moisture in a particular environment. This is measured as a percentage and calculates when the air in the room has become too saturated to allow drying to continue. Warmer temperatures can increase relative humidity and allow connected drying to continue.  

How Can SERVPRO Lower Humidity?

The management of environmental moisture must be a priority of SERVPRO professionals when drying gets underway. The placement and frequency of desiccant and refrigerant dehumidifiers can be critical in trapping humidity and collecting water grains in the air for discarding. Multiple dehumidifiers can operate simultaneously, which might be necessary depending on the air movers' volume. 

Humidity is one of the more challenging aspects to regulate during water restoration and post-disaster cleanup of shops. As a Large Loss recovery team, SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield has hundreds of drying tools and dehumidifiers to manage these persistent concerns. Give us a call now at (781) 593-6663.

Water Damage Repair Completes Commercial Remediation in East Lynn

4/17/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO water damage cleanup experts Water damage repair services by SERVPRO techs are top-notch. We have the knowledge and experience for every size disaster.

Several Actions May Be Taken to Finish Water Damage Repair at Your East Lynn Shop

Remediating commercial water issues in East Lynn involves water extraction and drying, cleaning measures, deodorization, and fixing or replacing damaged structural elements and contents. All of the steps taken after the water removal process are typically referred to as “water damage repairs.” These repairs can vary and are dependent on your particular situation.

East Lynn water damage repair firms like SERVPRO routinely perform diverse tasks to return local businesses to their normal operations. Our highly-skilled water damage remediation experts first look for the source of your problem, work to repair the burst pipes or ceiling leaks causing it, and then perform their water removal services and water damage repairs. Some of their restoration efforts include:

  • Cleaning up, fixing, and reinstalling water-impacted flooring like carpets, padding, and hardwood segments
  • Installing tack strips and restoring or replacing subflooring materials such as concrete and plywood
  • Washing, refinishing or replacing structural elements and materials like ceilings, walls, framing, baseboard plates, and insulation
  • Remediating damage in basements, crawl spaces, attics, and other storage areas
  • Cleaning, fixing, or replacing HVAC system elements and electrical components, including light fixtures, switches, and outlets
  • Thoroughly washing and deodorizing all interior contents

The ultimate goal of all of these various repairs is to return your facilities to their preloss state as soon as possible so you can resume normal operations quickly.

With all of that said, remember that good water damage repair professionals can resolve even the worst water-related issues in a timely, cost-effective manner. So, if your commercial establishment is ever impacted by a water leak, contact SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield. We are always ready for your call at (781) 593-6663.

What Are the Options After Water Damage Affects Lynn Business Premises?

1/23/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO at the Toyota Dealership SERVPRO commercial damage restoration team has the manpower and equipment. We will work around your schedule.

SERVPRO Provides Professional Opinion That Can Guide Your Water Restoration Efforts

Sitting idly after water intrudes into your workplace is not a viable option. Whether you are overwhelmed or confused by the intensity of the intruding water, taking decisive steps is the only solution for you to take back control. Many commercial establishments are driven out of business by water damage incidents due to lackluster responses.

When planning a response to water damage at your Lynn premises, you need to explore different ways to address the incident. SERVPRO considers the convenience of a restoration approach and its effectiveness in controlling the damages.

Some common water restoration approaches for businesses include:

  • Closing the facility for restoration
  • Isolating affected areas to keep operating
  • Renovating during off-hours

Halting all operations to address water intrusion creates sufficient access for restoration tasks such as water extraction or cleaning and enough space to place crucial equipment like dehumidifiers and air movers. However, it disrupts all operations, and if the process is not concluded in good time, your business might not recover from the extended closure.

Depending on when the intrusion occurs, it might be possible to time the closure for restoration during off-hours when your facility is normally closed. You need help from a flexible service provider like SERVPRO since our teams work at any hours, including at night or during holidays whenever the need arises. Such timing ensures you get the advantages of full closure without inconveniencing your staff or clients.

Doing restoration while the facility is still open is also possible and advantageous. Isolating the affected areas from the rest of the structure is essential for such restoration. 

Isolating water damaged areas of a property takes:

  • Waterproof material such as 6-mil plastic sheets
  • Sturdy support materials such as spring-loaded metal bars
  • Warning signs such as wet floor signs

SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield has the technical skills and experience to determine the best approach for water damage management. You can reach us at (781) 593-6663. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Fast Help for Large Losses in the Boston Area

11/18/2021 (Permalink)

contained med area office with plastic doorway SERVPRO follows EPA and OSHA protocols for medical facility water damage removal and sanitizing in Boston and Lynnfield

SERVPRO - We Are Here to Help

After a devastating flood damaged a biomedical facility in the Boston metropolitan area, the second emergency of a burst pipe caused an even more significant threat to the property after our SERVPRO team had begun mitigation. There was a critical timeline to protect the structure, its equipment, and its occupants.

Restoring Damage from Water Exposure

Whether the flooding or the water damage incident, fast extraction was necessary to overcome standing water on the concrete floors throughout the facility. Containment barriers were constructed to identify drying zones and protect sensitive instrumentation throughout this affected level of the property.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

After a flood, whether in Lynn or Boston, there are concerns about microbial growth and contaminants. For this reason, we used hundreds of HEPA 500 air scrubbers throughout the structure to contain and regulate potential hazards before they got out of control. Other regulatory equipment and products necessary include:

  • Air movers
  • Trailered desiccants
  • Sporicides and biocides

Our SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield large loss response team is ready 24/7 to help at (781) 593-6663.

Which Resources Are Essential for Cleaning and Restoration of Lynn Public Facilities?

11/17/2021 (Permalink)

Here to Help When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO for prompt service.

SERVPRO Uses Sophisticated Machines and Specially Formulated Cleaning Products for Better Outcomes

Maintaining top cleanliness levels in a public facility such as a hospital or a train station is essential for aesthetic and health reasons. Some of the challenges that prevent this include quick re-soiling of cleaned areas, moisture issues, accumulation of soils in hidden areas, and development of odors, thus limiting the effectiveness of regular janitorial staff. Periodic cleaning and restoration by professionals overcome the challenge. Our well-trained crews can work off-hours to complete cleaning and maintenance tasks without disruptions to normal operations.

Cleaning and restoration at your Lynn facility may be necessary when an incident leaves the place heavily soiled. Constant foot traffic can lead to gradual soiling requiring stringent measures to bring back the sparkle. Flooding and fire incidents are the common reasons. Another common reason is the gradual deterioration from the accumulation of grime and the yellowing or browning of surfaces through oxidation or otherwise. SERVPRO simplifies the challenge of such cleaning exercises by availing the appropriate equipment and cleaning products.

Some of the essential resources for restorative cleaning include:

Any cleaning task involving a vast area is challenging because it requires more passes, longer use of cleaning solutions, and in some cases, a wide variety of surfaces. The exhaustion from executing these seemingly ordinary things or the time it takes to complete the exercise can be very demanding. When SERVPRO professionals use specialized machines such as Roto, fitted with brushes or pads, each pass leaves materials cleaner, thus shortening the overall time taken and ensuring the technicians handle each task enthusiastically.

Removing the grime from various materials requires sufficient cleaning power. Cleaning power depends on the alkalinity or, in some cases, the acidity of the cleaning solution. The pH of regular cleaning detergents changes very quickly when exposed to soils. Our SERVPRO technicians use cleaning products with buffering agents, which retain their pH levels throughout the cleaning process, thus producing excellent results.

SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield readily takes over when cleaning and restoration challenges exceed the scope of your regular janitorial staff. Call us at (781) 593-6663 for immediate assistance and the elimination of any soiling, “Like it never even happened.”

What Are Some Key Considerations When Cleaning Your Lynn Offices?

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside a job site. When it comes to commercial damage restoration, SERVPRO is second to none. We have the manpower and equipment for every size disaster.

SERVPRO Focusses on Producing Quality Outcomes and Minimizing Interruptions

The process of cleaning your Lynn office may be categorized differently depending on what is involved. The two commonly executed categories are regular maintenance cleaning and deep cleaning. Involving a professional when deep cleaning your premises is prudent since you can get the desired results faster.

Playing close attention to certain factors helps ensure the right outcomes when cleaning offices in Lynn. The crucial factors include segmenting the cleaning area into clusters and choosing appropriate products to use. Assistance from SERVPRO has a significant impact because of the experiences we have handling such cleaning projects.

Some of the essential considerations include:

Traffic lanes are areas with heavy foot traffic, such as the hallways, lounges, and receptions, among others. Different types of soiling accumulate on the floors and furniture in such areas. They are also deeply embedded because of the constant pressure from people moving around. One of the solutions our SERVPRO technicians rely on is specially formulated products designed for such areas. The agent has neutral pH of around 7.5 to 7.8, making it not only effective in soils removal but also safe for different fabrics.

The detergents used to remove soils also tend to leave trace elements, including odors. Since people have different tolerance levels to smell, the trace elements can be irritating, interfering with daily operations after the cleaning exercise is over. SERVPRO technicians rinse all cleaned areas thoroughly to minimize trace elements. We also use rapid biodegradable agents with zero VOCs.

SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield considers cleaning offices and essential service and thus commits sufficient resources to eliminate all traces of soiling, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (781) 593-6663 for a consistently safe and clean work environment. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

What to do when there is a Commercial Fire in East Lynn – Call SERVPRO.

10/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. SERVPRO will work with your insurance company. Commercial building restoration is a job for us.

Why should someone call us when there's a Commercial Fire in East Lynn?

Commercial fires in East Lynn have a huge impact on many people as well as the business impact. Even small fires have a large effect. There may be damaged finished goods, raw materials, implications on the business's processes, and potential structural damage. Customers are impacted, employees may lose pay, and 3rd party suppliers also lose goods and trade. A return to normal business operations is a high priority for many business and personal reasons.

SERVPRO provides commercial fire and smoke damage restoration in East Lynn. We respond the fastest, maintain the highest standards of professionalism and quality work. We aim to return your business to normal operations as fast as possible.

Why should you call us for assistance after a fire? Our highly trained fire and water damage specialists are available 24 hours a day, and we are onsite in less than four hours from your initial call to us. We deploy technicians who specialize in:

  • Fire and smoke restoration
  • Odor control
  • Water damage restoration

What should you do if there is a commercial fire? There are several steps business managers can take to mitigate their losses and also reduce the time needed to return to normal operations. Commercial fires can evolve quickly, don't hesitate, follow these steps:

  • Call 911 and evacuate the building.
  • Verify the safety of your employees, customers, and suppliers. Do a headcount.
  • Call SERVPRO so our team can get to work as soon as the fire department gives the all-clear.
  • Call your insurance company. We can discuss restoration plans with your adjuster to manage the cost and get your business back in operation as fast as possible.
  • Do not enter the building. There can be several safety-related concerns:
    • Slips and falls
    • Live electrical connections
    • Carcinogens
    • Weakened structure

Let the experts get to work with fire and smoke restoration and cleanup services.

Call SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield for fire restoration service in East Lynn and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (781) 593-6663.

A Proven Mold Removal Company for Lynn Warehouses

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage in corner office Mold remediation for your commercial building should be handled by a professional outfit. SERVPRO has you covered from start to finish.

Fast and reliable mold removal tactics for large commercial customers in Lynn. 

As a leading mold remediation team for the area, we must devote our initial efforts to eliminating threatening microbial growth while preventing these microorganisms from spreading throughout the warehouse. Establishing physical barriers is the most efficient method, though it is often combined with negative pressure machines and air filtration.

Proactive Disaster Responses for Damaged Lynn Properties 

One of the things that set SERVPRO apart from the top mold removal companies for Lynn businesses is our commitment to a proactive response to emergencies. Disasters do not wait for convenient times to strike, so our team must be prepared to help at all hours. We ensure the most efficient approach and action by encouraging local businesses to create a free profile with our Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) plan. Beyond designating our talented SERVPRO team as the choice restorers for potential hazards, the app allows you to provide critical information needed when amid an emergency, including:

  • Chain of command
  • Vital structural information 
  • Priorities for restoration and remediation

The threat of mold growth in moist warehouse spaces cannot be ignored, and that is why our SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield team responds fast with effective strategies to help. You can reach us anytime by calling (781) 593-6663.

What Water Damage Repairs are Needed for Lynn Businesses?

4/11/2021 (Permalink)

a water damaged ceiling Recent water damage affected your business? Call Team SERVPRO for effective water damage remediation services.

Our general contractor license provides several critical services to Lynn businesses after water damage.

Water damages can have a destructive impact on area stores and shops in Lynn. While removing standing water and drying the structure must be prioritized, our general contractor license can help with additional services like water damage repair to remove, repair, and replace compromised areas of the property. We have Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) and those trained in Applied Structural Drying (ASD) accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to begin mitigation and dedicated professionals to oversee water damage repairs. Our team can help with:

  • Emergency services water damage
  • Basement flooding
  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Flood restoration
  • Water damage remediation

Providing Ceiling Repairs from Water Damages

Water damage repair necessary for Lynn businesses can often start with concerns occupants of the space recognize. A persistent dripping ceiling can usually point to a more significant issue within the structural cavity or with the roof, requiring several construction and repair services to begin. Our SERVPRO team starts with removing oversaturated materials that can become too heavy for drywall screws and other fastening hardware to support. Burst pipes within these structural cavities can also make the vacuuming out of wet insulation and its reinstallation a part of water damage repair.

Resolving Leaking Roof from Storms in Lynn Properties

Harsh weather conditions can also lead to a need for water damage repairs. When strong winds, torrential rain, hail, or heavy snowfall impact the building's installed roof, vulnerabilities can form that allow for moisture penetration. With many single-story storefronts or aging commercial properties throughout the coastal community, water penetration can begin deteriorating many exposed materials. Water damage repair conducted by our team addresses these concerns temporarily with tarping and board up. Full-scale build back and reconstruction are often required for water damage repair following storms.

Flood Restoration Steps Beyond Water Damage Repair

Water damage repair is only part of the restoration process for area businesses. Much of the work that must get done inside of these buildings is intended to remove standing water, dry up moisture, or provide adequate water clean up. As challenging as water damage incidents can become, our professionals must ensure that our drying measures meet the expectations and timeline of our initial job scoping. Moisture detection meters and thermal imagery can both be used to track the presence of damp pockets to direct air movers and dehumidifiers in the appropriate areas. Beyond centrifugal air movers, evaporation recovery tools include:

  • Positive/Negative Pressure Systems
  • Axial Air Movers
  • Desiccant Dehumidifiers
  • Portable Heaters
  • Trailered Generators

When your business requires water damage repair, you can count on our SERVPRO of Lynn/ Lynnfield team with our general contractor license to help. Our comprehensive solution for restoration and recovery makes us a one-stop-shop for water clean up and water damage repair. Give us a call today at (781) 593-6663.

Local Water Damage Repair for My Store?

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. Commercial water damage should be handled by a professional outfit. SERVPRO techs are IICRC certified for water damage restoration of any size.

SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield is Here for Your Commercial Water Damage Repair Needs!

Lynn is the largest city in Essex County of Massachusetts. Historically, it was known as the "City of Sin" due to its early industrial status. More crime happened within the city than others around it due to its growing nature. However, modernly, the town is a peaceful place with many examples of historic architecture and open spaces. 

Lynn Facts: 

Before European settlement, Lynn was home to the Kaumkeag People. European settlement began roughly around 1629. Like many east coast cities, it is not far off from 500 years old. Some more general information and facts about Lynn include: 

  • Lynn's official seal shows a port with sailboats and a rising sun in the background
  • Its population is estimated to be around 94,000 people
  • An old rhyme used to be sung about Lynn, stating, "Lynn, Lynn, the city of sin: if you aren't bad, you can't get in" 
  • Susan Stafford, the original hostess of Wheel of Fortune, was born in Lynn

Places to See in Lynn: 

Due to the fact that Lynn is so old, there are many things to do and see. Should you find yourself in Massachusetts, consider going to Lynn and visiting: 

  • The Lynn Woods, a small getaway from the traffic and noise of the city. It contains hiking trails and perfect places for picnics 
  • The Lynn Shore Boardwalk is known for its scenic views of the ocean 
  • The Lynn Museum and Historical Society has an excess of information about early settler life. Come here to study about the history of Lynn and New England! 

What Can I Do About the Water Damage in My Lynn Office Building? 

Owning property and seeing it in need of water damage repair is difficult for any Lynn business owner. In the case of your office, picture a burst pipe on the first floor, right near reception. However, do not worry. Here at SERVPRO, we have your back. 

A burst pipe right near reception could leave computers fried and important files soaked. Our SERVPRO technicians understand how stressful it would be to have the entrance of your building unreachable. For this reason, we are: 

  • Able to work around your schedule, whenever you need us
  • We travel with state of the art equipment designed for water mitigation 
  • Our technicians are highly trained and experts in our field 

When you work with SERVPRO, you are getting quality service. Once inside your building, we can help you sort through ruined material and pack up anything salvageable. Furthermore, we can help you create a list of lost items for your insurance adjuster. To clean up the damage, we can: 

When your office building suffers water damage, never wait. Speak with SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield by dialing (781) 593-6663. We're ready for you 24/7. 

East Lynn Businesses Need Prompt Cleanup After a Fire

2/12/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged living room One of the most important things after fire damage is a prompt response. Contact SERVPRO right away. We are available 24/7.

Your East Lynn store will not miss a beat when you contact SERVPRO for fire restoration

There is a lot that you must think about if your East Lynn shop has a fire. Not only will you want to handle all of the inventory that has been impacted by soot and charring, but you also have to think about safety and the ability to stay open. SERVPRO is here with a rapid response to help you check each important step off of the list.

When you call us for commercial fire restoration in Lynn, we take the time to manage the contents of your business carefully. Steps that may get taken include:

  • Pack outs to store or clean items off-site
  • Detailed content manipulation, including inventory and organization
  • Inventory and disposal for any unsalvageable contents

We understand how important it is to carefully manage restoration of your business after a fire. We remove all traces of the blaze, including deodorization, to combat odorous soot and smoke residue. Everything is left in a preloss condition so that your business can get back to regular operation.

SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield wants you to know that our services are available 24/7 when you require skilled fire restoration. Call us at (781) 593-6663 to have a crew deployed to your store after a fire for prompt, reliable cleanup.

Tacos and Board Games in Lynn

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

interior of restaurant and lounge tables Enjoy the tacos while SERVPRO removes the mold from this Lynn restaurant

Come in And Enjoy Game Night Plus Dinner in Lynn

Taco Tuesday is still running strong in the Lynn area at Savvor Restaurant and Lounge. Every Tuesday, this eatery features Taco Tuesdays with $3 taco specials featuring a choice of steak, chicken, jerk, or fish fillings.) There are also trivia games played with the winner getting shots. Due to the temporary curfew in effect, the event ends at 9 PM instead of 11 PM. The establishment asks that masks be on before entering the restaurant and observe social distancing between tables where the maximum seating together is six persons. Attendees for the game night must order food.

  • Date: January 19, 2021
  • Time: Tuesday, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
  • Price: No cover 
  • Please note attendees must be over 21 years of age
  • Location: Savvor Restaurant and Lounge at 180 Lincoln Street

SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield at (781) 593-6663 deals with the problem of commercial mold removal in local Lynn properties. The techs are available 24/7 for any size infestation that needs remediation.

Lynn Executives – Experience the #MTMN Executive Buffet via Zoom

12/18/2020 (Permalink)

A person ordering food looking at a laptop. Supporting local businesses as well as getting to know local executives from your home or office sounds like a great way of networking. Try out #MTMN.

Free Networking Available for Lynn, MA, Professionals with the #MTMN Executive Buffet

Each month, the MTM Institute hosts a buffet where local professionals have the chance to network with other executives in and around the Greater Boston Area. Due to the need for social distancing, you can now enjoy this networking event online from your home or office. This “buffet” networking event is geared toward helping professionals with business education. Participants are encouraged to support local restaurants by ordering in from their favorite restaurant or purchasing a gift certificate. 

  • Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
  • Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
  • Where: Virtual via the Zoom portal
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: Registration is required to take part in this business networking event

Having like-minded people to network with is crucial if you want to be successful in business. This is something that our team at SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield supports for our current and future customers. Should you suffer from a fire in your business, you may feel overwhelmed at the immense damage and need for detailed cleanup. Our crews are readily available 24 hours a day to tackle your fire damage restoration needs. Give us a phone call at (781) 593-6663, and we can send out a crew to get started as quickly as possible.

Can Restoration Services Remove Smoke Odors from My Business?

9/22/2020 (Permalink)

Fire sprinkler head on white ceiling in a building with flames below. If your office experiences fire damage, SERVPRO has the tools and training to restore your business to pre loss condition.

SERVPRO Arrives at Your Lynn Business Ready to Remove Tough Smoke Odors with Expert Fire Damage Restoration Service

Even the smallest fire leaves behind foul odors and damage within any commercial space that may keep you from regular operations. Knowing that you need prompt action to get your business back up and running, calling in the help of trained restoration technicians to your Lynn business is the best move. At SERVPRO, we have IICRC-certified technicians and the advanced technology necessary to get the job done fast. 

How Does Smoke Odor Removal Work?

When called for fire damage restoration in Lynn, we arrive at your business to begin the initial assessment. Once the action plan is in place, we remove all charred building materials and any interior contents deemed unsalvageable. Any water left from extinguishing the flames gets extracted, and we start to focus on soot and smoke residue.

  • Dry sponges allow us to pick up powdery soot
  • Wet sponges and industrial-grade cleaning solutions help remove sticky, stubborn smoke residue
  • All areas are tested before cleaning, which helps to ensure the best method gets used for the type of residue present

For tough smoke odors, we often use thermal fogging technology. With this process, our thermal fogging equipment puts out a chemical fog with odor-neutralizing power that reaches particles deep down in crevices and cracks. We also use air scrubbers to help remove odorous elements and particles from the air. 

Whatever building materials are deemed unsalvageable, our team removes them, and everything is replaced with brand-new materials to bring your business back to preloss condition.

Fire damage restoration is something that we specialize in at SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnfield. You can call us 24/7 to have a team deployed to your location in as little as four hours. We can be reached at (781) 593-6663.

How Can Water Restoration Professionals Help My Flooded Gift Shop?

9/9/2020 (Permalink)

Gift shop Our technicians have state of the art equipment and experience to restore your Lynn gift shop to pre-damage condition. “Like it never even happened.”

Businesses in Lynn Can Depend On SERVPRO to Return Their Business to Pre-loss Condition.

Lynn is a lovely town and is the 5th oldest colonial settlement in Massachusetts. Today it is known for its immigrant population, contemporary public art, and historical buildings. There are many unique boutiques, gift shops, and other small businesses in the town. All of these are prone to water damage. The top four reasons commercial businesses experience water damage are leaky roofs, HVAC systems, leaking pipes, and faulty appliances. If any of these situations happen in your store SERVPRO is there to help.

What Do You Mean By Restoration?

After water intrusion damage, restoration is returning a business to a preloss condition. For SERVPRO, commercial water cleanup in Lynn goes beyond the basics that many restoration companies offer. We are water damage experts and provide services such as repairing the sub-flooring, relaying the carpeting, and resetting the contents after cleaning. Our goal is to put your gift shop back the way it was so you can return to what you do best. 

What is the Process for Water Removal & Drying?

Before the restoration process can begin, any excess moisture needs to be removed. The building and the content need to be thoroughly dried as well. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified technicians use powerful equipment and advanced technology to make sure both of those things get done in a timely manner. Our techs use the following when mitigating the water damage:

  •   Moisture Measurements – moisture meters, detectors, and probes determine the moisture in the air and ensure everything is drying properly. They are also used to find hidden moisture.
  •   Powerful Pumps – these can be truck-mounted or portable. Submersible pumps can be used in water two or more inches deep.
  •   Water Extraction Tools – this includes wet vacs, wands, and rovers. Wet vacs pull up water. Rovers use the technician’s body weight to push water out of material, such as carpets.
  •   Drying Equipment – Air movers and industrial-strength dehumidifiers get used in the correct ratio for your situation. They dry out content and pull moisture from the air.

Will I Need to Replace Most of My Gift Shop?

What can be salvaged instead of replaced is going to depend on the extent of the water damage and the items involved. Many businesses are surprised at what SERVPRO can restore with commercial water cleanup. We can clean and restore items such as:

  • Carpet and padding
  • Walls, ceilings, drywall, and installation
  • Store fixtures 
  • Upholstered furniture
  • Wood items such as desks, shelves, and bookcases
  • Documents, photographs, and books
  • Glass items
  • Linens, drapes, and clothing

In most circumstances, it is more cost-effective to restore the item than to replace it. There are a few items where this is not the case, such as ceiling tiles, but overall that is the case. Our goal is always to restore instead of replacing whenever possible. We work with you and your insurance company to decide what gets saved and what is disposed of properly.

Can My Flooring Be Salvaged?

One of the things SERVPRO handles often is flooring restoration. Carpet and padding are salvageable if it has not been damaged so severely that it has come unglued. At that point, replacement is often the better option. Hardwood floors, resilient and non-resilient floors are restorable in many cases. Our crews can repair sub-flooring as well. When we repair the floor or install new flooring or carpet, our techs remove the content from your gift shop. Once everything is complete, the content gets returned to its original location.

What if There is Structural or HVAC Damage?

One of the first things the techs do is look for any structural damage. They deal with ceilings, walls, framing, and insulation every day. Water damage mitigation on structural elements may include repainting walls, refinishing woodwork, or controlled demolition. 

The techs assess your HVAC system to check for possible water damage. If required, we can clean and repair impacted ductwork. They also check electrical components such as light fixtures and outlets for moisture. With SERVPRO, you don’t need to hire several companies to get the job done. We are a comprehensive water damage restoration company.

Getting You Back to Business.

Once our professional technicians clean, repair, and restore your store SERVPRO does a final inspection of the work to make sure you are satisfied. Our equipment gets moved out, and everything of yours gets moved back into place. Your gift shop at this point should look, “Like it never even happened.” 

We understand the need for help the moment disaster strikes. That is why we are available 24/7 to assist you with any water or fire catastrophe. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Contact SERVPRO of Lynn / Lynnwood at (781) 593-6663 for expert flood damage service.

HVAC Leaks and How to Prevent Them

8/6/2020 (Permalink)

a man testing an HVAC unit HVAC units need to be maintained to prevent cosstly water leaks

Change the HVAC filter regularly

  • Changing the filter helps prevent the unit from overworking, which can cause freezing and then defrosting on the evaporator coils, leading HVAC water damage.
  • Change the filter at least once a month with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters. Some air filters need to be changed twice a year, others once a month, depending on their type and how often you use the HVAC system.
  • Check the instructions manual first to know what type of filter you need.
  • If the filters are inside the furnace or air handler, hire a contractor to change the filters.

Clean the condenser

  • The condenser is the exterior portion of your air conditioner or heat pump. It requires proper airflow to work efficiently.
  • Any dirt or other debris that accumulate on the condenser should be removed once a year (preferably at the beginning of spring).
  • Also, make sure to keep plants away from the condenser and remove any cover from it to ensure proper airflow.
  • Leave at least two feet of space between the unit and the bushes or shrubs in your yard.

Maintain the condensation drain line

  • When your AC unit is running, check the condensation line opening to make sure you see water flowing to the drain. The amount of water that flows depends on the humidity level in the house.
  • Clean the AC drainage holes. Locate the drainage hole on the base of the cabinet (beneath the evaporator fins). Use a paper clip or wire to poke through the hole and clear it, thus ensuring the AC drainage is kept clear.
  • Once or twice a year, flush out your drain line with an algaecide to prevent mold or algae from forming. Use a commercial solution or regular bleach.
  • Make sure to properly connect and install the main drain line and emergency drain line.
  • Check that the pipe is oriented correctly, as it might be knocked out of alignment.

How to unclog the drain line

  • Sometimes, the drain line gets clogged with algae, dirt, mineral deposits, and even mold or mildew, causing water to overflow into your home.
  • Attach a wet/dry vacuum to the drain line (removing the paper filter first) and suck the clog out.
  • Consider installing an overflow shut off device on the drain line to automatically turn off the A/C unit if the drain line backs up.

Install a condensation pump

  • Another tip on how to avoid HVAC water damage is to install a condensation pump.
  • That helps excess water flow into the proper disposal drain.
  • Additionally, install a safety float switch to automatically shut down the power to the AC unit whenever condensation builds up, and there is a risk of water overflow.

Maintain the overflow drain pan

  • The drain pan collects any water that has overflowed due to a clogged drain line.
  • Over time, drain pans made of metal or plastic may get damaged, resulting in leaks and water damage.
  • If you notice leaks near the drain pan, carefully inspect it for damage using a flashlight.
  • Consider patching up small holes or cracks using epoxy glue or replacing the pan entirely.
  • Regularly clean the drain pan. Rinse the pan and clean it with a bleach-water mixture to clear out any dirt or mold growth.

Have your HVAC system inspected professionally

  • HVAC inspection and maintenance can be difficult for homeowners, so hiring a professional is a good idea.
  • Besides the tasks already mentioned, they can inspect and fix problems related to HVAC components.
  • Those include the ductwork, furnace flames, grills and registers, AC compressors, the thermostat, and more.

If leaks of any kind do happen be sure to call your friends at SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield at 781.593.6663

How to Remove Persistent Odors

8/6/2020 (Permalink)

a small skunk outdoors Odors can present a persistent problem for property owners

Dealing with an odor problem can be one of the most annoying experiences for a property owner. Some odors can be neutralized using over-the-counter (OTC) products available at stores, but others are not that easy to eliminate. Skunk spray, serious pet urine odor, and decomposition smells are some of the most upsetting when they affect your hproperty. But although controlling those odors can be difficult, it can be achieved. Here are tips on how to deodorize a building properly.

Safety Comes First

Before you start getting rid of the odors, remember that safety is the most important thing. That’s because you might be dealing with some forms of biological contamination. You’ll need gloves, eye protection, and something that will cover your skin in case of a spill or splash. Also, wear an N-95 disposable respirator which you can purchase from any Home Depot or similar stores. The respirator will prevent anything from getting into the mucus membranes of your nose and mouth.

After you have ensured your safety, the first step in getting rid of an odor is removing the source.

How to Deodorize a Property Affected by Skunk Spray or Pet Urine

  • Nonporous surfaces — If pet urine or skunk spray is on a nonporous surface, such as metal or plastic, thorough cleaning is the first step and may be enough. Since the odorous substance contains natural oils, which is the cause of the smell, you will want a strong detergent. Using warm water and strong detergent should be effective and should not take long. After washing the surface, rinse it with warm water. If the smell is still there, repeat the process. Make sure to rinse with warm water to clean away any residue left behind.
  • Porous surfaces — If pet urine or skunk is on a porous surface, like carpet, particleboard, or upholstery, cleaning them is also the first step. Clean these as you would a non-porous surface. These surfaces are more difficult to clean, so if your efforts are not successful, or if the task is too overwhelming, call the restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield. Carpet and pad with excessive pet urine damage should usually be removed and discarded.
  • Semiporous surfaces — On semiporous materials, such as wood, also clean with a solution of water and detergent as explained above. To help neutralize the odor, the detergent should penetrate the material. However, if the wood is heavily damaged by urine or skunk spray, it will most likely need to be disposed of. Seek assistance from a restoration company to improve your chances of restoring damaged semiporous material.

How to Deodorize a Property Affected by Decomposition Odor

  • Dead body odors — If the issue involves a deceased person, professional assistance is strongly recommended. After the proper authorities have removed the body, cleaning and decontaminating the fluids come under Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Blood and Other Potentially Infectious Material (BOPIM) regulations. These regulations specify the training, equipment, safety issues, and products that must be used to safely remove and decontaminate an area damaged by BOPIM. Professional restoration companies follow these regulations to safely decontaminate areas where decomposition took place.
  • Dead animal odors — In case the source of decomposition is a small animal, such as a rodent, the approach is similar to removing pet urine or skunk spray. Wear protective gear first, clean and sanitize non-porous and semi-porous material, and discard damaged absorbent material. Semi-porous and nonporous materials need to be thoroughly cleaned and then sanitized with a disinfectant. OTC disinfectants are very effective and will result in a clean and sanitary surface.

The odor should disappear after applying these tips on how to deodorize a property. If after your hard work the odor persists, call SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield. We have specialized products and equipment, such as ozone or hydroxyl generators, that can be very effective in completing the deodorizing process.  781.593.6663

Apartment Water Damage

1/25/2020 (Permalink)

An apartment kitchen with water on the floor It's important to know who is responsible for water damage in your apartment

Unfortunately, water damage is a common issue both homeowners and renters can face. The aftermath can be devastating making the property unlivable and permanent damage may occur to personal belongings. When water damage occurs in an Lynn, Lynnfield or Nahant Massachusetts apartment you need to know who is responsible for the damage cost. The property owner or renter? When water damage occurs in an apartment, who is responsible for the damage cost? The property owner or renter?

Renter rights

Water damage can be unpredictable and it is important to understand your renter rights and understand who is responsible for what in such an event. In general, a landlord is responsible for maintaining the property ensuring that the apartment is livable and functioning up to code. The landlord may refuse repairs, or fail to address them quick in enough – causing further damage such as mold. In the United States, basic principles in tenant rights are in place and outline the party liable for damages.  Depending on the state, rent details can vary so check with your local housing authority.

Review your lease

It’s important to know what your lease states regarding property damage. Most properties have property insurance and will list what type of damage that is covered and what is not. The lease may specify actions that may be in place depending on the severity of the water damage. If the damage is severe and the apartment is unlivable is the tenant still required to pay the rent? Can the landlord evict the tenant or can the tenant cancel their lease without penalty? In general, if the damage is minor, the tenant will not be able to cancel the lease agreement. If the terms regarding property damage are not listed in the lease, speak to your landlord about who is responsible in the event when water damage strikes.

Renters insurance

Accidents happen which is why it is essential to have renters insurance. Most places require you have it before allowing you to move in an apartment. Depending on the plan you select, coverage can vary from damages to the building, personal content and may even cover the cost of lodging while repairs are being completed.

Landlord Responsibilities

The landlord is responsible for maintaining a functional apartment ensure that it is livable. The upkeep of basic plumbing such as sinks, toilets and tubs fall on the shoulders of the landlord. Failure to maintain or repair these functions may lead to property damage and the landlord is liable due to negligence.

Damage to property and personal belongings

Water damages caused to the building itself such as flooring, walls and utilities should be covered under the landlord’s property insurance. Personal property damages fall to the responsibility of the party at fault for damages, which can be the tenant. For example, if the tenant leaves a faucet on and falls asleep causing water damages.

How we can help

Water damage requires a rapid response in order to minimize loss to both the property itself and belongings inside. The professionals at SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield are experts at water damage cleanup in apartments and building of all sizes no matter severity of the damage. Our team of experts will assess the damage and develop an appropriate plan to restore and recover your property and contents. Contact us by calling 781.593.6663 to learn more about our water damage clean-up services.

Factors That Affect Cost of Commercial Water Loss

1/25/2020 (Permalink)

firefighters on the site of a commercial water-damaged building Commercial water damage should be handled quickly and properly to avoid further costs

Water is a force of nature to be reckoned with and has the amazing power to both create and destroy anything in it’s path. It created the Grand Canyon, it keeps us alive, and unfortunately, it can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your business.

If your Lynn, Lynnfield or Nahant Massachusetts business has water damage, repairing it immediately is vital. Finding the cause of water damage and addressing the issue is half the battle, the other half is mitigating the damages. The extent of water damage can be misleading when looking at the outside surface but often times water seeps into the deeper materials of your home. Due to the unique nature of water, the damage cost can range from high to low.  Here’s a look into factors that will affect the price of water damage mitigation. 

Factors That Affect Your Water Damage Repair Costs

No one wants to end up with a larger bill than they expected. That’s why it’s helpful to get a professional estimate on your repairs. Here are some of the factors that will impact the pricing.

1. The Size of the Area

As you might expect, the larger a damaged area is, the more expensive it will be to repair it. It will take more time, materials, and manpower to fix an entire room that was flooded compared to a few square feet of damage. This isn’t the only factor that determines your cost. Some of the other factors on this list can add up and make a smaller area with more extensive damage cost more than a larger area.

2. Your Location

You’d be hard pressed to find anything that costs the same in Los Angeles as it does in Des Moines. As the cost of living varies, so does the cost of services like water damage repair. It’s best practice to find a local reputable water damage company like SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield with experienced professionals that can give you an accurate cost estimate. 

3. Whether Water is Still Present

If water is still present it needs to be removed immediately to stop further home deterioration. This can be done with the help of water pumps, dehumidification equipment, and moister absorbent materials. Removing excess moister adds more time to the mitigation process, leading to an added cost. As soon as the area has been dried and the excess water is removed the repair process can begin.

4. The Materials That Were Damaged

Depending on what materials were affected, the cost will vary. For example, hardwood floors are often times easier to repair than carpets, walls and trim. Hardwood floors require less time than the time consuming labor that is associated with replacing carpet.  Another factor to take into consideration that will affect the cost of mitigation is the cost of the materials that need to be replace or repaired.  

5. The Type of Water

The state of of the water during water damage can vary from clean to a bio hazard. The dirtier the water, the more precautions and treatments the repair will require resulting in a higher cost. The worst case scenario is black water: sewage water that has been in contact with human waste. Gray water, on the other hand, is water that has been used for showering or dishes but not for sewage. Backwater and gray water mitigation are usually more expensive because of the need to treat for contaminants.

6. Presence of Mold

One of the worst parts about water damage in a home is that it can lead to the development of mold and mildew. The way to prevent mold and mildew from developing is to ensure that excess moister has been removed from damaged areas.  If allowed to develop, they can cause further damage to your home and even turn it into a health hazard. If mold or mildew are present, it adds an extra step to your water damage repair. Not surprisingly, that extra step leads to a higher bill.

7. Your Timeline

A good of  rule of thumb to follow is to address water damage immediately, that is your first defense against further damage. The longer you wait, the larger the impact it has resulting in a need for more repairs and a high bill. In addition, mold and mildew will have a chance to develop and that requires another set of repairs themselves.  

Planning for Your Business's Repairs

We understand: it isn’t fun to pay for building repairs, and it certainly is not cheap. In comparison, the initial costs of water damage mitigation you pay now is minor to what you would have to pay down the line. Ignoring water damage can lead to further problems like mold, rot, and even structural damage that may be entirely irreparable.  

If we can help, please call SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield at 781.593.6663

Top Six Fire Damage Restoration Tips

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial fire damage most often requires professional clean-up

We’re not going to kid you. Fire damage restoration is tough work. People call SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield frequently to ask for advice on how to clean up after a fire.  Here are seven of the best tips we give people who ask about fire damage restoration.

Most people can put these tips into practice. But remember that fire damage restoration takes time, work, and skill. Realistically consider whether you want to try these ideas on your own or whether you’d be better off hiring highly trained restoration specialists who will guarantee their work.

  1. Remove Smoke Damage

With any fire you’ll have a degree of smoke damage to your walls, wall paper, and paint. If the smoke damage is not too serious, you should be able to scrub it clean with detergents and bleach. Soot from smoke damage is greasy stuff, so always try to dust as much of it off from a surface before trying to scrub the surface clean. Often, you’ll want to repaint, but make sure all surfaces are clean and dry before you paint.

  1. Limit Activity & Other Simple Fire Damage Restoration Steps

Until your house is restored, limit your activity and movement in the house. This helps prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets. Keep people’s hands clean so you don’t further soil upholstery, walls, and woodwork. Protect your things by placing clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery, and carpet traffic areas. Before you clean know the best cleaning method for that particular cleaning job (one example: Clean and protect chrome with a light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.) Wash both sides of the leaves on your houseplants. Change your HVAC filter and tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

Call SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield for Cleanup and Restoration. Call (781) 593-6663.

  1. Get Rid of Mold & Mildew

Firefighters are great. They save lives and many a home. But they do introduce mold and mildew into houses when they must use water to extinguish the fire. SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield highly recommends you hire fire damage restoration professionals to deal with mold and mildew. Mold and mildew can cause serious health problems. It’s difficult for a non-professional to know for certain if he’s clean up all the areas affected by the mold and mildew. And mold and mildew can contaminate your furniture, carpets, clothing, mattresses, walls, and vents. The best thing you can do immediately is to air out every room and clean out all vents and filters.

  1. Replace Carpets. Clean And Dry Your Floors

Your floors and carpets end up absorbing the worst of the damage from all the water used to put out a fire. In almost every case, SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield recommends that you pull up any carpets that have water damage and replace them. Water can also seep underneath vinyl flooring and into the cracks in hardwood. You must address this. If you have experience with flooring, you can lift it up and clean under it. But you may want to call a professional fire damage restoration company to assist you.

  1. Avoid Smearing Soot Into Clothing

Cleaning smoke damage from clothing is one of the biggest jobs you’ll have after a fire. Make sure you don’t smear the greasy soot into the clothing or just throw the smoky clothes into the wash. Often times dry cleaning is the best bet, and you should ask around local dry cleaners to see if any have experience with post-fire laundry. Removing smoke odor is another issue and we’ve covered it in another blog post.

Call SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield for Cleanup and Restoration. Call (781) 593-6663.

  1. Scrub, Soak, And Cleaning Dishes

Dishes are also important items to clean thoroughly after a fire because they will be in contact with your food. Scrub all dishes well, let them soak in a solution of bleach and water (2 tablespoons of bleach per gallon) for at least 20 minutes and scrub some more for safety. When in doubt, if a dish, pot, or pan won’t come clean, cut your losses and throw it out – especially rubber or wooden dishes that absorb smoke.

Help Is Here

The team at SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield also has specialized training and experience in fire restoration services, natural disaster prevention, water damage, chemical cleanup, and natural disaster cleanup. Call SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield (781-593-6663) anytime.

Using a Third-Party Mold Testing Company

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial mold damage

SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield thinks that third-party mold testing is important for two main reasons.

The first is accountability. When you hire professional mold inspection that does testing, they will arrive with specialized equipment that can detect mold through walls, ceilings, and other obstructions. That means they can find mold that you might not have even known was there and take samples.  Depending on how accessible the mold is, they might take samples from mold in an HVAC system or under outdoor cladding and stucco. And that is the extent of the onsite testing. The real work happens when they take those samples to the lab.

In the laboratory, mold testing will be run on those samples to determine what kind of mold you’re dealing with (there are thousands of species of mold, and not all of them can be dealt with in the same way). Depending on the severity of the problem, your mold contractor will deal with the problem in different ways. This is why third-party mold testing is so important. If your mold contractor runs the tests themselves, that’s a conflict of interest. A contractor might want to perform the more difficult (and therefore expensive) treatment, and if they do the testing themselves, they might find results that make that necessary. Third-party testing ensures that a neutral party decides the extent of the mold problem.

This leads us to our second reason: empowerment. If your mold testing company uses third-party testing but you never see the results, that company is still controlling your mold remediation choices. That’s why Advanced Mold Diagnostics has our third-party tester send the results straight to you, the client. When you receive the results from the lab, you are able to see the type of mold you’re dealing with and the choice to move forward is yours.

SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield takes its relationships with its clients very seriously, and third-party mold testing is a great example of our commitment to that principle. If you have any questions about the mold testing we offer call 781-593-6663. We look forward to hearing from you!

Protect Your Business from Water Damage

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial water damage

Your family depends on your business. So do your employees, as well as your customers and community. So the thought of commercial water damage caused by extreme weather or plumbing failure is scary. But you don’t have to be scared. A little planning and a few precautions will help you breathe a little easier, knowing you’re ready for any commercial water damage contingency,

Commercial Water Damage Tip: Think it Through

Start by asking yourself, “What if?”

That’s a powerful question when it comes to reducing commercial water damage risk. For instance, what if a water main bursts and floods your office? This always leads to more questions, such as how will you ensure the safety of your employees and customers? Or how will you prevent or eliminate business disruptions that might result in cash flow problems? How will you communicate with employees during emergencies or periods of disruption (say, when a pipe bursts and requires the main power to be shut off during repairs)? Make notes of your answers to all your questions, because organizing this information is the basis for the next key step in preventing and minimizing commercial water damage: making a plan.

Commercial Water Damage Tip: Make a Plan

While thinking through possible commercial water damage scenarios for your business, you made notes of the solutions you came up with for your “what if?” questions. Now put your thinking into action to craft an emergency plan for your business. A good emergency plan should provide for the safety of all people who could enter your business, as well as set forth processes and procedures for carrying on with business during a variety of challenges.

It should include, at the very least:

  • an emergency contact list (accessible from off-site)
  • emergency procedures
  • emergency staffing instructions
  • vendor lists and contact info
  • data backup plans and other resources to support business operations in case you have to temporarily or permanently relocate your business operations.

You should note that this plan is never finished. You should always be updating and improving it with lessons you learn during any business disruption.

Commercial Water Damage Tip: Inspect, Repair, Repeat

Stuff gets old. It breaks. It fails. When plumbing or water-management equipment in your commercial facility fails, the resulting water damage restoration costs can stack up fast. So the operative word for commercial water damage prevention is maintenance.

Routinely inspect all visible plumbing, test basement sump pumps, check exterior gutters and downspouts, muck out drainage ditches and storm drains and ensure roof structures are in good repair. Commercial property managers generally agree that a water leak on a commercial property is the most costly problem you can have, often costing thousands of dollars to mitigate, once the problem develops. Good property maintenance can lop off a big chunk of commercial water damage risk, so don’t cut corners on repairs.

Commercial Water Damage Tip: Call SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield

A key part of any emergency plan is knowing how to get the help you need when you need it. Lynn, Lynnfield and Nahant business owners trust SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield when faced with scary, costly commercial water damage. If your business is disrupted by water damage, call SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield at 781-593-6663 and get peace of mind during uncertain times.

Water Damage at Your Business or Home

7/30/2019 (Permalink)

Water leaks can cost your business thousands of dollars.

Water damage is a problem that most property owners dread. When it rains heavily or snow melts quickly, the risk of this type of damage increases. Water can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage by damaging wood furniture, upholstery, electronics, household appliances, and plumbing equipment. Water damage also increases the risk of mold growth, which is a very expensive problem to remediate. Hiring a water damage restoration company like SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield can make the cleanup process easier to handle, as we employ only experienced workers who know the best ways to repair or replace damaged items and help with water damage cleanup.

Causes of Water Damage

There are several possible causes of water damage. Leaky dishwashers, clogged toilets, broken pipes, broken dishwasher hoses, overflowing washing machines, leaky roofs, plumbing leaks, and foundation cracks are just some of the possible causes of water damage in homes and businesses. Floods, heavy snow, and heavy rain are other possible causes of this type of damage and can lead to having water in basements. Too much water can lead to minor problems such as water in basement areas, or it can lead to the destruction of homes and businesses. Once a home or business sustains water damage, it is important to start the water damage cleanup immediately. Starting water damage cleanup as soon as possible increases the likelihood of saving water-soaked furniture, carpets, rugs, clothing, and other items.

Should your home or business suffer a water loss call the experts at SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield at 781.593.6663.

Commercial Fire Restoration

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Lynnfield DPW Garage Fire

Fire damage is especially devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If your business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business.

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  • Highly Trained Fire and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Commercial Fire Damage?

Call Us Today 781-593-6663

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant, motel, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield can respond immediately to your commercial fire damage emergency regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters.

Call Us Today 781-593-6663

What Percentage of Businesses May Never Reopen After a Loss?

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know that nearly 50% of businesses never reopen after a business interruption?  

When it comes to your commercial property, we mean business. You need a company that can minimize the disruption to your clients while delivering superior results. Whether you need professional cleaning to make your business shine, or emergency water restoration services, SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

We understand how critical it is to be prepared and we developed our Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) to help make sure you are “Ready for whatever happens”.  Our ERP is designed to help you quickly and easily access crucial information in the event of an emergency.  From everyday disasters to catastrophic events, the SERVPRO Ready Plan app puts everything you need at your fingertips.  You can easily manage the situation and, with the help of our SERVPRO team, get back on track faster.  Together we can reduce downtime and make it “Like it never even happened.” 

Be Ready!  Our app is a no-cost readiness plan that places your ready plan data on your mobile device for quick access during an emergency.

Call SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield today to schedule your FREE Emergency Ready Plan consultation.  781-665-6396

Commercial Mold Remediation

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

Mold in Basement of Commercial Building

Besides causing a major business interruption, a mold problem can present a serious health risk for people exposed at your commercial property. Mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield, who will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Mold and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Mold and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Have a Mold Problem?

Call Us Today – 781-593-6663

Commercial Mold Remediation Presents Unique Challenges

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition. Learn more about SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield training and certifications.

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 781-593-6663

Emergency READY Profile - Are Your Ready?

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

The Best Way to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster is to Plan For it NOW. As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry 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. 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. Are You Ready?

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?” The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO® is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order. The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile Advantage A no cost assessment of your facility. – This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost. A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency. – It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed. A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster. – This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action. Establishes your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. – You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by. Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin. – This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money. Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information. – Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens.” 

Call SERVPRO Lynn/Lynnfield 24 hours a day, 7 days a week  


Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events in commercial properties on the North Shore and surrounding areas 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 Lynn/Lynnfield

SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield 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.

SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield 781-593-6663 has  the training and equipment to help make it    "Like it never even happened."

Let Us Help With Your Commercial Cleaning Services

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients.  So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO professionals have the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, call in SERVPRO of  Lynn/Lynnfield.  Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO to make your workspace look its very best.  They’ll respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best.

To learn more about our Commercial Cleaning Service call the professionals at SERVPRO of Lynn/Lynnfield 781-593-6663.   We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”