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CORONAVIRUS BANNER compressedServiceMaster has over 20 years of experience cleaning and disinfecting facilities that are at risk for exposure to various diseases. In light of the Coronavirus outbreak, we are ready to respond and assist you in disinfecting your facility. Including retail buildings, daycare centers, churches, municipality buildings, schools, office buildings, and other facilities where the risk of contamination is of great importance. We're able to offer our expertise thanks to over 20 years in the industry. Our project managers are keeping up to date on the evolving communication from the CDC. We use only disinfectants that are eligible to be used against 2019-nCoV based on the EPA’s Emerging Viral Pathogen Policy. 

Boiler Puff Back Soot Damage

furnaceA home in Cumberland, Rhode Island sustained extensive soot damage when the furnace backfired. Oily soot had spread throughout the entire house. Heavy soot covered the basement areas and the rest of the building was affected with a light coating. The homeowner raises show dogs and needed the puff back cleaning done right away. He trusted the experts at ServiceMaster Dynamic Cleaning to restore his home back to a clean environment for his family and pups. Our team was onsite within 2.5 hours of the call for the puff back cleanup. 

What causes a puff back? A puff back can happen when an oil burner doesn’t ignite immediately and oil fumes are allowed to build up before ignition, resulting in an explosion similar to the backfiring of a car. The buildup of debris can also create an excessive explosion at ignition. In either case, the explosion can shoot soot and debris through the furnace or boiler’s exhaust system and into your home.  A puff back can be a chronic problem, with each ignition sending forth a small amount of soot that slowly accumulates on heating vents, ceilings, carpets or baseboards, or it can be a single sudden event that sends a large amount of soot through the heating system.

Our technicians quickly got to work cleaning the soot damage. Certain surfaces require special techniques for soot removal. If you attempt to clean soot from walls and ceilings yourself with a rag and a bucket of water, the soot will smear, creating an even bigger mess. With over 20 years of experience, our crews were prepared to handle the intensive soot damage cleanup. The project managers arranged for dry cleaning of all soft goods like bedding and clothing so the customer had one less thing to worry about. We also set up odor removal equipment because the soot from an oil burner puff back leaves an odor. 

Some highlights from our puff back cleaning process:

 hallway before      storage 2 before   fuse box before

                                                                 Oil burner puff back damage creates soot webs throughout the basement. 

                    basement floor cleaning   cleaning fuse box   vacuuming walls basement

                                                                     Technicians executing soot removal cleaning 

                                     storage ceiling before    basement storage after

                                       Basement before soot cleaning                          Basement after soot cleaning

The entire home was clean and the job complete within 10 days, despite the holiday weekend. If your home suffers from a puff back damage, we can help. Our technicians are available 24/7/365. Contact us for an appointment or to learn more.  

pipe burstA local Massachusetts home suffered water damage after multiple pipes burst this winter. Pipes on the second floor froze and subsequently burst, sending water cascading down to the first floor and basement. The house was vacant as it was on the market to be sold. The property owner's real estate agent discovered the water damage and called ServiceMaster Dynamic Cleaning in to get the home back to normal quickly.

power line workersYou've made it through the storm and the power has been restored. But you're not out of the woods yet. Now is the time to take a moment to inspect and assess. The most common cause of power outages is weather-related. If this is the case, you'll want to evaluate any damage to your home from the storm. You'll also want to investigate any potential danger like downed trees or standing water. Get your home back in order after a power outage with these suggestions.

Water Damage Restoration 

truck at churchOur team had the opportunity to restore a Massachusetts church after the building suffered from water damage. Unfortunately, the original disaster restoration company that was hired to complete the mitigation did not perform to the customer's expectations. When an industry professional that we often work with called us for help, we jumped at the chance to help get the property managers and the parishioners back in their church.

Entryway hoarding fire hazzardHoarding disorders are not a result of being lazy or disorganized. Compulsive hoarding is a complex anxiety disorder that makes it difficult for a person to discard or part with possessions, even if they appear to have little or no value. Homes of those with a hoarding disorder pose significant dangers; from health hazards to fire safety and code violations. If you or a loved one suffer from a hoarding compulsion, it is important to be aware of the risks and what you can do about them.

entry way beforeA housing complex, containing over 300 apartments suffered significant damage by a broken pipe. Five units, a maintenance area, and common areas were affected with water damage. Water from the leaking pipe ran down through the flooring to the units below. The saturated ceilings caused the drywall to collapse, leaving a wreckage of debris in addition to the water damage. The facility manager called the experts at ServiceMaster Dynamic Cleaning to help get them back to normal fast. Our crews were on-site and working within 2 hours of the initial call for water damage restoration.