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Need Office fire restoration in Rhode Island?

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

If your office, retail space, or other commercial property, unfortunately, suffers from a fire, you can count on SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island to be there to help! 

After the fire 

Immediately contact your insurance provider/ insurance agent and report the fire. 

Shut off any utilities

Shutting off all the utilities can prevent any possible secondary damage. Gas and electricity can be shut off right at the meter, and you can shut the water off using the main shutoff valve. 

If you have a SERVPRO ERP, it will outline every location of any important shutoff switches or valves, making it much easier for you! 

When flooding hits, don’t wait, SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island will arrive and are ready to start the process of any fire damage emergency.  

If you need emergency service, Call us 24/7 - (401) 949-9955

  • We are fast to any size disaster

We are available 24/7 just for you, and our team works faster and is always ready for emergencies.

  • We are fire damage restoration specialists

Our teams have advanced training and expertise.

Thunderstorm and Lightning Storm Safety

9/15/2021 (Permalink)

A severe thunderstorm watch means that severe storms are possible in and around the area. A severe thunderstorm warning means severe weather has already been reported or spotted by radar. Storm warnings also indicate danger.

Stay up to date on the weather forecasts. As we know, the weather forecast can change day today.

Stay in communication with your family. Communicate with them on where to go in the case of an emergency. And discuss an emergency plan.

Prepare your home keep tree branches trimmed back, take your patio furniture inside or put it in the shed so things don’t go flying around.

Help your neighbors and friends! Head over to your next-door neighbor’s house and see if they need any help carrying patio furniture inside or securing anything. A little help will go a long way.

Have a first aid kit

Lightning safety:

It is important for you to remain indoors during thunderstorms.

  • Avoid open areas such as fields, and do not be the tallest in the area. Lightning will strike the taller objects in an area.
  • Stay away from trees, poles, and towers.
  • Stay away from fences.

If you need emergency service, Call us 24/7 - (401) 949-9955

Document drying for commercial business.

9/8/2021 (Permalink)

After a commercial disaster in Rhode Island, a  commercial business could lose important documents and photos. You're in luck, at SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island, we offer document drying services for your important files! 

So, what's the document drying process?

  • Inventory

When we get to your commercial property, we will take inventory of all items, including the important documents that need drying. 

  • Drying

The documents will be freeze-dried (in short terms) and vacuum-sealed to achieve sublimation.

  • Decontamination

The documents will go through a process called Gamma Irradiation. Meaning: the documents (or other items) will be decontaminated using gamma rays. The gamma rays break down any molecules that are causing contamination. Especially in a category 3 situation (aka sewage), the documents (and other items) need to be decontaminated. 

  • Cleaning

Depending on the level of soil, we will take the proper steps to wipe, dust, remove soot or other contaminants from your belongings. 

  • Deodorizing

Documents that have been in a fire or water damage situation will have some sort of odor, one that you won't want to smell. All your important documents will be deodorized before heading back to you!

Preventing water damage in fall 2021.

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

As we move into the fall season, we are almost excited for apple cider, leaves changing, cool air, and sweater weather! Although fall is an amazing season, as homeowners there are some things you should check off your list before this season.

Gutters:

It has already been a pretty rainy summer, with fall around the corner and cooler weather, we are going to see more rain. As the leaves change and slowly fall off, they can clog the gutter and downspout. Remember to keep them clean this season.

Hurricane Season:

Our hurricane season runs from June to November, so we are in the midst of it. We have already been hit with a few hurricanes, so always remembering to prevent your home from damage is important.

Pipes

Pipes are something that you can easily just look over. Getting them checked and keeping an eye on them for any signs of cracks or leaks is very important. If you do catch a leak early, you'll be able to prevent further damage and any in the future. 

Gaps

Seal any gaps. Gaps can be a roadway for rodents and insects. As the weather gets colder, animals like mice are trying to warm up, too, and your home looks like just the place for them if there's a way in. 

By taking these simple maintenance tips, you can prevent further damage in your home! If you do experience water damage this fall, SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island is here to help! 

What do do and not do after a storm flooding.

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

After having a flood on your property, you should learn what to do after a storm flooding and learn what not to do after flooding. Below is a list of 5 things you should and shouldn’t do after a flood.

What to do after flooding:

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Remove excess water on furniture and prop up upholstery and cushions.
  • Gather loose items from the floors.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn on air conditioning for maximum drying.

What not to do after flooding:

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place
  • Don't leave items on the wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use a household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use any household appliances that have been in contact with the water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet

SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island for water damage.

8/3/2021 (Permalink)

When water damage hits your home or business, don’t wait to get it fixed. Even just a small water damage can lead to a larger one in the future. It is best to call right away to get it fixed, to ensure the damage won’t create more problems.

If you decide to wait, water damage can cause you issues for more than a week. These problems include damage to the walls, floors, upholstery, and other belongings. Sooner or later the walls will swell, metal surfaces tarnish and furniture will begin to warp.

When water damage hits, don’t wait, SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island will arrive and are ready to start the process of any water damage emergency.  

If you need emergency service, Call us 24/7 - (401) 949 9955

  • We are fast to any size disaster

We are available 24/7 just for you, and our team works faster and is always ready for water damage or water damage emergencies.

  • We are water damage restoration specialists

Our teams have advanced training and expertise.

  • We use advanced drying equipment.

Tips for preventing storm damage in Rhode Island.

7/7/2021 (Permalink)

Storm damage can be a huge hassle, and no one wants to receive storm damage, especially when it is least expected. Although you can get damaged at any time, there are natural ways you can do to prevent storm damage in your home. Here are some simple tips and tricks to ensure less damage.

  • Inspect your roof and chimney.
  • Maintain trees and vegetation.
  • Clean gutters and downspouts.
  • Remember to check your attic.

When storm damage hits, don’t wait, SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island will arrive and are ready to start the process of any water damage emergency.  

If you need emergency service, Call us 24/7 - (401) 949 9955

  • We are fast to any size disaster

We are available 24/7 just for you, and our team works faster and is always ready for water damage or water damage emergencies.

  • We are water damage restoration specialists

Our teams have advanced training and expertise.

  • We use advanced drying equipment.

Summer Bonfire Safety in Cumberland, RI

6/30/2021 (Permalink)

When the summer comes around in Cumberland, RI it is very common to see or have lots of bonfires. Although these fires can just be a small backyard fire some can be a larger fire at a campground. When having a bonfire it is best to know some safety tips.

  1. Only burn dry materials.
  2. Check for cables or wire lines overhead.
  3. Keep a water source nearby.
  4. Make sure the fire is at a minimum distance of 5x its height from any structure.

If fire damage has caused damage to your property, call SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island and we will be ready to help restore your property and needs like it never happened.

If you need emergency service, Call us 24/7 - (401) 949-9955

  • We are fast to any size disaster

We are available 24/7 just for you, and our team works faster and is always ready for fire damage emergencies.

  • We are fire damage restoration specialists

Our teams have advanced training and expertise.

Using SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island for Fire Damage can help you.

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island, we work hard to fix all damages in a fast and timely manner. Fire damage can be an unexpected cause of damage to your property, causing you lots of stress. We don’t want you to get worried over the damage which is why SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island can help you.

  • We are fast to any size disaster

We are available 24/7 just for you, and our team works faster and is always ready for fire damage emergencies.

  • We are fire damage restoration specialists

Our teams have advanced training and expertise.

If fire damage has caused damage to your property, call SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island and we will be ready to help restore your property and needs "Like it never even happened."

If you need emergency service, Call us 24/7 - (401) 949-9955

We can help  business commercial or residential in area like Woonsocket, Smithfield, East Greenwich, Cumberland, Narragansett, Foster, Block Island.

How small water leaks can lead to more water damage.

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

Small leaks and spills can lead to major damage if not tended to. Leaving water leaks as it is or no cleaning up after a spill can cause mold to form, as well as possibly structure damage to your floors, walls, and insulation.

Not every spill and leak is serious enough to call a professional water cleaning company, but it is important to know how to properly care for one. Acting quickly can help ensure no possible second damages.

Some things to help clean up leaks are:

  • Shop vacuum
  • Towels
  • Box or ceiling fans
  • Dehumidifier

If a small leak becomes serious in your commercial or residential property in North Kingstown, Narragansett, South Kingstown, Cranston, Warwick or West Warwick, call SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island. We will be ready to help restore your property and needs.

If you need emergency service, Call us 24/7 - (401) 949-9955

  • We are fast to any size disaster

We are available 24/7 just for you, and our team works faster and is always ready for water damage emergencies.

  • We are water damage restoration specialists

Our teams have advanced training and expertise.

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