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Why choose SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island.

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

We offer 24-hour Emergency Service
SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island is a disaster restoration company. We offer 24-hour emergency service just to help you. We clean and restore damage to your home or commercial building from water, fire, or storm damage, as well as do numerous different jobs for cleaning such as mold removal, cleaning carpets, cleaning air ducts, and more.

At SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island, we work in many different locations all over Rhode Island, some areas which include; Smithfield RI, Woonsocket RI, Central Falls RI, Lincoln RI, and many more towns.

Why you should act fast and call SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island

In many cleaning and restoration situations, action is needed quickly. Acting quickly to your damage will help ensure the damage doesn’t get any worse than what it already was. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island team will arrive and start the process quickly just for you. If you need emergency service, Call us 24/7 - (401) 949-9955

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.

Use SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island for hurricane damage.

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

Hurricane season is upcoming soon, be prepared for your property to get hit. No matter where you are when hurricane season begins, you should begin to prepare yourself for a hurricane. Doesn’t matter how small or large, a hurricane could possibly impact you. 

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

We are here to help:

Narragansett

South Kingstown

North Kingstown
Cranston Warwick

West Warwick

East Greenwich

we are ready!

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.

Use SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island for water damage

3/18/2021 (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 over 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.

Enough water damage will create moisture in the air, a perfect hotspot for mold to start developing and later growing and spreading around the place. 

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.

Have a frozen pipe? Use SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island

3/3/2021 (Permalink)

When temperatures drop below freezing point, pipes have the chance of freezing in these temperatures. You may have a frozen pipe and currently are unsure whether it is frozen or not.

Tips to tell if pipes are frozen:

  1. There is frost on pipes
  2. It’s not at the right temperature
  3. Little to no water is flowing from drains.
  4. A strange smell is coming from the drain or faucet.

If your pipes in your commercial office building, commercial property or residential home in Cranston, Warwick, East Providence have these signs, don’t wait, SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island will arrive and are ready to start the process of any frozen pipe damage.  

We direct bill your insurance company

  • Chubb
  • Preferred Mutual
  • USAA
  • Catholic Mutual 
  • AMICA
  • Safety Insurance
  • Arabella Insurance
  • Bunker Hill Insurance Company
  • Peerless Insurance Company
  • Foremost Insurance Company
  • Safeco
  • New London Insurance
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Philadelphia Insurance
  • Modern Home
  • EMC Insurance Companies
  • Narragansett Bay Insurance Company
  • The Hartford
  • Pawtucket Mutual
  • Pure Insurance

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

  • We are fast to any size disaster
  • We are water damage restoration specialists
  • We use advanced drying equipment.

Why Apartments in Pawtucket should use SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island

12/29/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island has mastered our services to please our clients and customers. At our company, we offer numerous services, some include; water, fire, and storm damage and different types of cleanups such as mold removal, air ducts, sewage, and carpet.

Why you should choose SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island.

  • We are fast to any size disaster

We are available 24/7 just for you, and our team works fast and are always ready for any cleanup or restoration damage

  • We are cleanup and damage restoration specialists

Our teams have advanced training and expertise.

  • We have and use advanced equipment.

At SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island, we are here to help Pawtucket RI. We will restore it quickly "Like it never even happened."

Contact us at (401) 949-9955

Why use SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island for water damage restoration

12/28/2020 (Permalink)

We offer 24-hour Emergency Service

At SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island, we have mastered our services within repairing and restoring water damage.  We offer many water damage services including, flooding, leaky pipes, basement water flooding, soaking wet carpets/upholstery, and more. 

Our team at SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island is always ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We work locally around Rhode Island including; Warwick RI, Cranston RI, Lincoln RI, Woonsocket RI, and many more locations.

Why you should choose SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island.

  • We are fast to any size disaster

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



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

Warwick Why choose SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island.

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

We offer 24-hour Emergency Service
SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island is a disaster restoration company. We offer 24-hour emergency service just to help you. We clean and restore damage to your home or commercial building from water, fire, or storm damage, as well as do numerous different jobs for cleaning such as mold removal, cleaning carpets, cleaning air ducts, and more.

At SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island, we work in many different locations all over Rhode Island, some areas which include; Smithfield RI, Woonsocket RI, Central Falls RI, Lincoln RI, and many more towns.

Why you should act fast and call SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island

In many cleaning and restoration situations, the action is needed quickly. Acting quickly to your damage will help ensure the damage doesn’t get any worse than what it already was. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island team will arrive and start the process quickly just for you. If you need emergency service, Call us 24/7 - (401) 949-9955

Cranston Warwick Providence 

East Providence Pawtucket West Warwick 

East Greenwich we are ready  to help you ! 

Be prepared for any disaster!! Central Falls business owners!

6/23/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island (401) 949-9955 Give us a call today to set up your Emergency Ready Profile! (401) 949-9955

As a Central Falls business owner, you'll want to be prepared for whatever may come your way! You never know when a pipe could burst, a fire could happen, sewage backup, and more. 

At SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island, we offer a FREE Emergency Ready Program

What is an Emergency Ready Profile? 

A SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) is a preparedness plan for you and your business. Did you know as much as 50% of businesses never reopen following a disaster?? That's what we have the ERP for! 

Being prepared ahead of time can save you and your business from closing. By having a SERVPRO ERP for your business, you'll also minimize business interruptions by already having a plan in place! Knowing what to do, what to expect, and who to call in advance is great at saving you time and stress! 

The SERVPRO ERP is

Free assessment: This means you don't have to go looking for extra $$ to be prepared! 

A concise document that contains critical info in the case of an emergency. ERP's don't take much time at all to complete, our Marketing Representative will just need a walk through of your facility and snap a few photos. Then he'll take the photos back to the office and get started on your ERP folder. 

A guide. Your ERP is there to help you minimize business interruptions and help you get back into your facility ASAP following any disaster. 

Establishes your local SERVPRO as your restoration and mitigation provider. As leaders in the industry, we're here to help you and we're close by, as we are locally owned and operated! 

Identifies the line of command for work authorization. This will save you time and stress so you know exactly who to contact. 

Provides facility details. Including: shut off valves, priority areas, priority contacts and more!! 

Give us a call at (401) 949-9955 today to set up your Emergency Ready Profile!! 

Hey Rhode Island - What does WRT mean?

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island is IICRC certified in many things. One of them being water restoration.

Before we get into the certifications, you might be wondering, "What's IICRC?" 

IICRC stands for the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. They set the standards for the cleaning and restoration industry, which we do comply to. 

Our teams study IICRC standards and practices in water restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and fire restoration, just to name a few. 

What does WRT mean?

WRT stands for water damage restoration technician. 

The IICRC states "the Water Damage Restoration Technician course is designed to teach restoration personnel that perform remediation work to give them a better concept for water damage, it's effects and techniques for drying of structures." 

This course gives them the resources and information to do work at commercial and residential properties. 

The next step to get hands-on training is to get ASD certified. ASD stands for applied structural dryingBefore you can take the ASD course, you must be WRT certified. 

Being WRT certified, that means our technician, project manager, or crew chief is certified to take care of your water damage, no matter if its in your living room or your retail store!

If you suffer a commercial or residential disaster and need clean up call us and we will clean with care and can be your single source for all you clean up needs - Rhode Island

SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island is proud to be able to serve our local communities. We're here to help you! Call us 24/7 at (401) 949-9955

Hey Cranston - What is Personal Protective Equipment?

3/4/2020 (Permalink)

Our crew member wearing proper PPE during a mold remediation job: gloves, respirator, boot covers, full body suit. Our restoration technician, Julio, wearing proper PPE on a mold remediation job. Great job Julio!

Personal Protective Equipment AKA PPE, is gear worn to protect our crews from any hazards they may come in contact with while on a job. 

These hazards may include:

- Chemicals

- Bio Hazardous materials

- Mold

- Mechanical, electrical, and physical hazards

- Dust, pesticides, and other fumes 

PPE can include gloves, safety glasses, shoes, hard hats, respirators, and full body suits! 

It is important at SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island that our employees are as safe as possible while working for our wonderful customers so we can get the job done right and efficiently.  

Although it isn't the most fashionable outfit of the season, it is absolutely necessary in some situations. 

Our crews work with sewage, mold, black water, chemicals and other hazards on a regular basis. Don't let it alarm you if you see them wearing PPE. 

If your Central Falls home or business requires any mold, water, fire, sewage or other damage that requires professional care, call us at (401) 949-9955 any time, any day!

We'll make it "Like it never even happened."

Why SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island??

12/27/2019 (Permalink)

When water runs a muck in your home, it sure can cause a lot more damage than it looks on the surface. Without tools to detect the path of the water and hidden water, damage can go unnoticed. Our crews are highly trained to use the correct tools and use all of the equipment to properly get the job done, and prevent any further damage.

Our techs are trained to trace water that lingers behind walls, counter tops etc. They are trained to solve the problems before they can get any worse. 

At SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island, one tool that we use to determine if the water is completely gone and the area is dry are moisture meters. The meters will show the levels of water that is absorbed in materials such as drywall, wood, and more. Using these tools will help our techs determine an effective drying plan for the affected areas. The moisture meters will be used every day until the process is complete, and they read optimal levels. 

The state of the art equipment and training that our techs use are just two answers to: why SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island?? Call us at (401) 949-9955 if your Northern RI home suffers from a water damage. 

24 Hour Emergency Response - Rhode Island

12/23/2019 (Permalink)

We’re faster to any size disaster!

At SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island, we’ll be there as fast as possible to your commercial or residential property. We serve communities like North Smithfield, Woonsocket, Cumberland, Central Falls and more!

We are a leader in the disaster and restoration industry, properly trained with the effective protocols when an emergency strikes your North Smithfield home. We understand that storms and fires don’t wait for a convenient time to happen. That’s why we’re here 24/7 365! Our certified team of professionals and top of the line equipment are here to help you and your friends and family!

Sometimes immediate action is needed when it comes to damage to your home or business. At SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island, we are strategically positioned to be faster to any size disaster! We aim to have our response times in minutes, not hours in emergencies!

Call us at (401) 949-9955 if you need emergency services! We’re here to help 24/7

Keeping elder family members safe during storms - Greenville

11/14/2019 (Permalink)

Emergency kit with checklist Make sure your elders have all the supplies they will need in case of an emergency.

Not everyone can be there 24/7 like SERVPRO, but consider your elderly parents, aunts, uncles, or neighbors. They’re just as scared as anyone is during a storm, maybe even worse. That's why it's a good idea to have a plan for them just in case you can't be there. 

Keeping seniors safe during a storm:

  1. Have a strategy1 and make a plan
    • Make sure the person(s) is aware and understands the plan.
  2. Keep emergency supplies accessible.
    • Water bottles
    • Canned goods
    • Can opener
    • Matches or lighter
    • Candles
  3. A supply of canned goods or non perishable items is necessary when preparing for an emergency. This way, they will not go bad. 
  4. Prepare a kit with:
    • Phone numbers
    • Flashlight w/ extra batteries
    • Important papers
    • First aid kit
    • If the senior is on daily medication, be sure there is enough for at least 4 days in the emergency kit.
  5. Appoint someone to check up on the senior(s)
    • Put someone in charge of checking in on the person(s) in case of a storm or emergency.
      • Make phone calls and home visits
    • If they have a cell phone, make sure it is fully charged (if we are aware of an incoming storm), and that they understand how to use it.
      • Program their phone with important phone numbers

SNOW STORMS:

If we are expecting a snow storm, here are some things to keep in mind when thinking about our elderly family members and friends.

  • Refill prescriptions and have extras in case you/ they can’t get out in the snow.
  • Prepare for power outages, again, making sure phones and other electronic devices are fully charged.
    • If your family member uses oxygen or other medical devices requiring electricity, be sure they or someone has a generator they can use for the time being without power.
  • Keep spare blankets and warm clothes in an easily accessible area.

Outdoors:

  • Keep cars at least half a tank of gas, and check the tires for air!
  • Clean debris out of gutters and spouts to allow water to properly drain.
  • Arrange cars and driveways to allow for proper plowing.

Do not wait until the minute the storm hits to prepare yourself and elders!

Take these tips into consideration this winter. Call us at (401) 949-9955 or see our website if there is any damage to your home after a snow or rain storm! SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island is a leading disaster restoration and repair company in local communities including: Woonsocket, Chepachet, North Smithfield, and Lincoln. “We’re faster to any size disaster”

  1. https://www.caringseniorservice.com/blog/keeping-seniors-safe-during-storms

New Customer Satisfaction for SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO branded logo 401-949-9955

Have you been pleased with our restoration services in your Smithfield community? Do you have something you'd like to say about your water restoration but you wish to remain anonymous? Now is your lucky time because SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island have just launched a brand new customer satisfaction survey.

As our loyal customer, we want to make sure we are fully satisfying you through the duration of our restoration work. Whether its containing an area, informing you of what's going on, or assembling debris from the job, we want to do it right. Our survey will consist of simple questions so we can get an idea of how your experience was with SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island. Don't worry - all information is private, anonymous, and we will use these to better improve our own restoration practices and services. Cranston, Warwick, West Warwick, Coventry, East Greenwich, let us help you clean up from your commercial or residential water or fore damage. We can be your single source for you disaster cleanup needs. We will clean with care and get the rescon done  fast.

Fill out the survey. We want to here from you! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3L5VY68

Call SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island

401-949-9955

Storm Damage Checklist for Hurricane Dorian

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

Image of a storm and SERVPRO branded logo We're here to help in case of storm damage

Hurricane Dorian is making headlines because of how destructive it has been so far in The Bahamas. It is now approaching the Florida coast and is expected to effect states higher up the coast like Georgia and North and South Carolina by Wednesday and Thursday. It is important to use caution and to pay attention to mandatory evacuation orders. The "probable path" of this tropical storm is expected to be up the entire U.S. east coast. 

We are available 24/7 in case of any emergency

SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island cares about your well-being and safety and will work fast and efficiently until the structure is habitable and safe. We always put the customer first, and we explain the storm damage restoration process in great detail, since it can be confusing and stressful for the customer.

Remember these #SERVPRO Tips

- Do not touch electrical equipment if you are surrounded by water

- Do not try to move through the water since you may fall and injure yourself

- Establish an evacuation plan for your loved ones or your employees to ensure everyone understands what to do when disaster strikes

- Leave building if it is surrounded by flood waters

- Do not attempt to drive through the water, as nearly half of flood deaths are due to automobiles

SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island - (401)-949-9955 or visit our page on Storm Damage

Red Sox Giveaway at Smithfield Plumbing Supply

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

image of text, baseball hat, baseball Red Sox Giveaway

SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island not only cares about your disaster, but we also love our community. Baseball is America's pastime and it holds a special place in many people's hearts. This is why we are running another RED SOX GIVEAWAY for the game at Fenway Park September 19th at 1PM

Our marketing team will be at Smithfield Plumbing Supply next Tuesday, September 10th from 8:30AM-12:30PM where you may submit your entry. The lucky winner will receive two tickets and Red Sox merchandise! 

When/Where You May Submit Your Entry To Win - Smithfield Plumbing Supply, 1 Austin Avenue, Greenville, RI

The Red Sox Game is September 19th @ 1PM and we know you will have a great time! Bring a friend and enjoy the game!

West Coast Livin'

6/28/2019 (Permalink)

The 50 Annual Convention recognized Don and Tina for 20 years of service.

SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island takes pride in serving the community and being there for people at their most stressful state. 

Convention is a time for SERVPRO owners and managers to get together and talk about new initiatives for SERVPRO, celebrate this years achievements, and have fun. 

What sets us apart from other disaster restoration companies is our dedicated to self-improvement. We are constantly striving for better. We are driven to make customers happy and we always value customers feedback on all jobs we do. 

WHY SERVPRO?

  • We always make sure the customer is comfortable
  • we always have the customer sign forms of consent to make sure we are both on the same page with what is to be cleaned and what is to be thrown out/ removed from the home/commercial property
  • we always follow up with the customer
  • we establish new, attainable goals each month for how we are going to do even better

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Why SERVPRO is ready for Measles

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

Cleaning + Disinfection - Why SERVPRO? Image made with Canva Photo Editor

There has been a 2019 outbreak of Measles in many U.S. states. SERVPRO of the Northern Rhode Island is known as a leading emergency disaster restoration company, but we also specialize in carpet cleaning, air-duct cleaning and disinfecting. So far, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated there were about 839 measles reported cases so far in the United States. According to the CDC, the number of cases is increasing at an accelerating rate.

Now remember, the first signs of the Measles are:

  • high fever, cough, runny nose, & conjunctivitis.

Never fear, though, because SERVPRO® of Northern Rhode Island is here to help you before more measles spread! Rhode Island is the smallest state, so like gossip, measles spreads very quickly. Call SERVPRO® of Northern Rhode Island at 401-949-9955 to disinfect your residence or commercial property in your North Smithfield, Cumberland, Woonsocket, Burrillville, or Central Falls community. No one should get the measles, and our dedicated technicians know how to clean, disinfect, and deodorize your area without damaging your furniture, fabrics, upholstery and other important pieces of property. 

Reminder to wash/sanitize your hands regularly, especially after using public restrooms, water fountains, and touching doorknobs. This greatly decreases the spread of bacteria and viruses. 

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/measles/cases-outbreaks.html

Rhode Island Customer Service Focus Helps SERVPRO Drive Satisfaction

5/3/2019 (Permalink)

Rhode Island Customer Service Focus Helps SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island Drive Satisfaction

The SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island's desire to help people in their time of need that is the focus. Training in the technical aspects of dealing with the storm, fire and water damage but also to be understanding of what the customer is going thru is the drive we seek every day.

Good customer service is explaining what needs to be done and why then show the customer the "why".

When water damage or fire damage happens and you do not know what do call us so we can help. We have completed many cleanups over the years and have seen situations where the building is completely flooded. 

 SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island 401-949-9955

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What is HVAC?

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

Heating

Ventilation

Air Conditioning

An acronym, HVAC refers to the different systems and technologies used in enclosed settings such as homes, offices, and transportation systems. Here at SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island, our professionals make it a priority to routinely inspect these units, to ensure they are working correctly and do not have any defects.

What are the perks of inspecting?

Keeping these units clean can extend the life of the equipment, as well as create a safer and cleaner environment. Servicing can also:

  • Restore peak energy efficiency
  • Help to eliminate offensive odors
  • Help reduce the potential for mold growth

Although the benefits are clear, duct cleaning is not always necessary. At SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island, we may instead, make recommendations about the best way to address air quality concerns. This can, in turn, save you money and provide you with a more positive mind state regarding the area.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to give us a call at (401) 949-9955 or visit our website.

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Commercial Restoration in Rhode Island

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island franchise has the training, experience, and equipment to manage water and flooding damage. Recently a large water damage in a Providence commercial building was completed. The water was removed quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the water repair restoration project through to its completion and customer satisfaction. We specialize in these areas for commercial and residential disaster clean up:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Applied Structural Drying
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning

A good business disaster recovery plan is needed to get the business up and operating with minimal downtime. Let us be your service pros of cleaning with care. We’ll make it "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island at (401) 949-9955 or feel free to visit our website!

Demolition and Removal in Commercial Properties

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

Why do you need demolition during mitigation?

SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island specializes in residential and commercial restoration for fire, water, and mold losses. We take pride in our work and provide quality service. During mitigation we want to save as much as possible and restore materials back to normal, but unfortunately, at times, mitigation may require demolition. This is because some materials just cannot be saved and salvaged.

Examples of materials that would require demolition and the reason:

Drywall: Drywall would require removal because wet insulation is present; it was affected by water for a long period of time; it was affected by certain categories of water; it has visible "mold" growth; or it is fire damaged or burnt.

Insulation: Insulation would require removal because it is non-slvageable when affected by any type of water, mold, or fire loss.

Tile: Tile would require removal because it acts as a vapor barrier covering wood sub-floors, drywall, and framing. Tile would have to be removed in order to clean and dry the wood sub-floor or framing when affected by water, mold or fire - depending on circumstances and category of loss.

Vinyl: No matter what type of sub-floor, the vinyl would have to be removed. Vinyl acts like a vapor barrier and delaminates when affected by any type of water. Vinyl would have to be removed in order to clean and dry the wood sub-floor when affected by water, mold, or fire - depending on circumstances and category of loss.

Contact SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island when you need to make a decision on demolition during a fire, mold, or water loss at (401) 949-9955! We are here to make any disaster, "Like it never even happened."

Air Duct Cleaning in Rhode Island

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

If you are having trouble breathing in your home, think about having SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island professionally clean your air duct system! Not only are ventilation systems often the biggest culprit for poor indoor air quality, but a dirty one can end up costing you money.

A dirty air duct system that has been operating for quite some time without any proper care or attention, could be circulating dust, pollen, dirt, debris, odors, and several other contaminants. Although it may not seem like a problem immediately, the culmination of different contaminants have the ability to cause any occupants headaches, nasal congestion, or sinus problems.

Some tell-tale signs that your home requires professional air duct cleaning include:

  • A sudden increase in sweeping and dusting of furniture
  • After cleaning, left over dust is visibly seen circulating around the area
  • When heating or cooling systems are running, one room differs in its temperature from the rest of the house
  • Allergy symptoms seem to be stronger than usual
  • Musty odors circulate around the home

Here at SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island, we routinely inspect heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units. Properly maintaining and having your air duct regularly serviced can be the difference maker in making your home more comfortable to live in.

What separates us from our competitors? We understand that a thorough air duct cleaning service may be costly, which is why we make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. Sometimes, the best option may be to do-it-yourself, if the situation is deemed to be of minor importance.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your air duct, please do not hesitate to give us a call at (401) 949-9955 or visit our website. We have the training and equipment to make any situation look, “Like it never even happened.”

No Damage too Large or too Small

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

Your home is truly a reflection of you, your tastes and your personality. Suffering damage to your home can feel like a part of you has been damaged as well. We recognize a loss can make you feel vulnerable, invaded or robbed of part of your life. Your loss is unique - in how it started, the emotions experienced and the extent of the damage.

When damage affects your home, you want it to be restored to preloss condition. You cannot afford to let the marketability of your home be affected. That is why SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have professionally restored property for over 40 years.

SERVPRO is the trusted choice for hundreds of insurance companies nationwide, because they know SERVPRO Professionals have the experience to do the job right!

Tips on Cooking-up a Safe Holiday Season!

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Esmond, RI November 19, 2018 -- Holiday party planning begins now for many families, and Don McKendall of SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island offers some important reminders to Esmond residents to help ensure this season glows with the warmth of good food and good friends, and not with the glare of a devastating home fire.

“The holiday season is a time when many families plan big and elaborate meals for large groups of people,” says McKendall. “But all that cooking creates an extraordinary risk of fire. For a safe and festive holiday season, it’s important to understand that risk and take steps to minimize it.”

Cooking Fire Safety

Research from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reveals that in 2017, on average, U.S. fire departments responded to a home fire every 88 seconds.1 Cooking equipment was the leading cause2 of home fires and fire injuries, causing 47 percent of home fires. These fires resulted in 20 percent of the home fire deaths and 45 percent of the injuries.

“Esmond families should keep these statistics in mind as the holidays approach. According to the NFPA, Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by the day before Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and Christmas Eve2,” says McKendall. “Families should also be aware that frying poses the greatest risk of fire, in fact, the NFPA discourages the use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers that immerse the turkey in hot oil.3  This video graphically illustrates the danger these devices can pose.” https://youtu.be/j3rF8F0JQRQ.

McKendall offers these additional cooking safety tips from FEMA’s U.S. Fire Administration.4

  1. Keep an eye on what you fry: If you see any smoke or the oil starts to boil, turn the burner off.
  2. Stand by your pan: If you leave the kitchen, turn the burner off.
  3. Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove so that no one can bump them or pull them over.
  4. Wear short sleeves or pull sleeves up: 18 percent of cooking fire fatalities in 2016 were caused by ignited clothing.2
  5. Keep a pot lid or cookie sheet nearby to cover a pan if it catches on fire.

“Taking common sense precautions like these and keeping kids and pets out of the kitchen during meal prep can help keep your holiday celebrations safe,” says  McKendall. “The precautions you take could help prevent a devastating home fire, a tragic injury, or even the loss of life. While SERVPRO disaster response professionals are fire damage restoration specialists, they know how important it is to keep the focus on fire prevention, because for some types of loss, there is no remediation.”

SERVPRO is an industry leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services. For more fire prevention and fire safety tips and information about fire and water damage restoration services, please visit www.SERVPRO.com. For more information on SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island, please contact Don McKendall at (401) 949-9955 or via email at don@SERVPROmckendall.com.

Citations

1 https://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Fire-statistics-and-reports/Fire-statistics/Fires-in-the-US

2 https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/News-and-Research/Fire-statistics-and-reports/Fact-sheets/CookingFactSheet.ashx?la=en

https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Top-causes-of-fire/Cooking/Turkey-fryers

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/cooking.html

September is National Preparedness Month

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

Contact:

Don McKendall
SERVPRO® of Northern Rhode Island
(401) 949-9955
don@SERVPROmckendall.com

(Esmond, RI) September 6, 2018 - Local disaster restoration specialist Don McKendall, owner of SERVPRO® of Northern Rhode Island, reminds Rhode Island property owners that September is National Preparedness Month. This annual event, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), provides families and businesses with the information and resources they need to plan for, react to, survive, and recover from an emergency, before the emergency happens. (https://www.ready.gov/september)

For National Preparedness Month 2018, themed “Disasters happen, prepare now, learn how,” FEMA has prepared a week-by-week calendar of recommended actions property owners can take to be ready if disaster does strike:

Week 1. Create an emergency plan that includes signing up for emergency alerts and making contingency plans for shelter, evacuation, and family communication.

Week 2. Learn life-saving skills. CPR is a good place to start, but also be certain you know how to turn off the utilities in your home and ensure your smoke and CO detectors are properly installed and working.

Week 3. Check your insurance coverage. Once the emergency is over, appropriate and sufficient insurance will be key to getting your life back to normal, or at least on track.

Week 4. Plan financially for the possibility of a disaster. This goes beyond having a “rainy day fund” for immediate needs. Gather and organize important home, business, insurance, financial, and personal documents and keep them up-to-date and stored in a secure, water-and-fire proof location.

“There’s a difference between surviving a disaster and recovering from a disaster,” says McKendall. “Families and businesses who take the time to create both a short- and long-term plan to deal with the unexpected are better able to respond quickly if the unexpected happens, which can improve their chances of survival. Having key information at their fingertips in the aftermath of the emergency can set them on the path to recovery more quickly and with less stress.”

Because SERVPRO recognizes a fast response is critical in any emergency, McKendall reminds Esmond-area commercial and residential property owners they can download the SERVPRO READY app for free at https://ready.SERVPRO.com/home/mobileapp. The app allows users to store essential contact and property information electronically, where it can be accessed with a mobile device in seconds, right from the scene, if disaster strikes. For local business owners who designate SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island as their disaster mitigation and restoration provider, SERVPRO professionals will conduct a no-cost assessment of their facility, help the owner complete a comprehensive Emergency READY Profile® (ERP), and store that profile in the READY app.

“SERVPRO disaster cleanup and restoration specialists are ready to respond to emergencies big and small,” said McKendall. “From SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team, a group of elite large-loss specialists, pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster, to local SERVPRO professionals like SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island, we specialize in disaster restoration, cleanup and repair services, helping make it ‘Like it never even happened’ for both commercial and residential customers.”

For more information on SERVPRO® of Northern Rhode Island, please contact Don McKendall at (401) 949-9955 or don@SERVPROmckendall.com. For more information on SERVPRO® and the SERVPRO® Emergency READY Program, please visit www.ready.SERVPRO.com.

About SERVPRO®

Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO® Franchise System is a leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO’s professional services network of more than 1,700 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO® System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.

SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team mobilizes from across the country, as needed, to support large storm events. SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team has responded to large loss and storm events across the country, including: 2018 California Wildfires, 2017 Hurricane Harvey, 2017 Hurricane Irma,  2016 Hurricane Matthew, 2016 Louisiana Flooding, 2016 Houston Flooding, 2015 Siberian Express, 2014 Mid-Atlantic Flooding, 2014 Polar Vortex, 2013 Colorado Floods, 2013 Alberta, Canada Floods, 2012 Hurricane Sandy, 2012 Hurricane Isaac, 2011 Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, 2011 North Dakota Floods, 2010 Tennessee Floods, 2010 New England Floods, 2009 California Wildfires and 2008 Hurricane Ike.