Commercial Property Disaster Preparation

Trucks at commercial water loss

Is your business prepared for a disaster? According to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), 40% of small businesses do not reopen after a disaster. There are simple steps that you can take to make things easier to recover after a fire or water damage loss. Act quickly and follow these preventative tips from the Restoration Industry Association.

Shrewsbury, MA Restaurant Flooded

 Water damaged floors Buffet area

ServiceMaster Dynamic Cleaning recently repaired a local Shrewsbury, MA restaurant impacted by water damage from a frozen sprinkler head. The frozen pipe break occurred the weekend of the New Year holiday, one of the busiest times of year for the restaurant. Our team sprung into action to get the owners back in business quickly.

Every emergency preparedness kit should be tailored to meet your family's needs. Store the items in a sturdy, waterproof container and keep where it is easily assessable in an emergency. It is also a good idea to keep a smaller, portable version in the car if you are caught away from home.

Hurricanes, blizzards, freezing temperatures, flooding and even tornadoes are all disasters Massachusetts and Rhode Island are familiar with. Preparing before the onset of a disaster helps to avoid the notoriously long lines at the grocery store with empty bread and milk shelves, and forget about finding portable generators at the hardware store. Having essential survival items ready to go is the key to weathering any storm. 

 light bulb burning

Electrical distribution systems are the 3rd leading cause of house fires according to the Electrical Saftey Foundation International (ESFI). Electronics have become ingrained in our everyday lives; from smartphones and tablets to televisions and gaming systems. This addition of technology puts an added strain on our home's electrical system and poses a risk of fire if not handled properly. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) reports that electrical fires are most common in the bedroom, attic, and kitchen. Follow these tips to keep your home and family safe.

Be Prepared For Spring Flooding 

Front of building flooding

With spring upon us, homeowners will begin to tackle spring cleaning projects. It is important to note that spring cleaning is not just for the indoors. Take this time to prepare your home for the frequent and heavy rains ahead by addressing these three areas.

Mold Growth

At ServiceMaster Dynamic Cleaning, we deal with disasters every day. However, we know that the typical property owner will experience only a handful in their lifetime, so it's understandable that you may have questions. Mold is a common occurrence after a water loss when the water sits for a length of time. In fact, mold can begin to grow in as little as 24-48 hours.

Bristol County, MA & Providence County, RI 

 Roof Storm Damage

Water damage from roof leaks and sump pump failures affected Massachusetts and Rhode Island after the remains of Tropical Storm Philippe battered the area on October 29th-30th. Widespread power outages lead to many sump pump failures in homes and businesses. Sump Pumps are common in homes built on soil containing a high water table and prone to flooding. The pump is installed in the ground of the basement to pump water out and keep the basement dry. Without a battery backup, these electric pumps stop working during power outages causing water to flood the basement.