mold from fridge leak 2Our restoration team had the privilege of restoring a home in Weston, MA after sustaining water damage. The water line to the refrigerator let go, slowly leaking water into the home's kitchen. The leak went unnoticed for some time, resulting in mold growth on the drywall and insulation behind the refrigerator and kitchen cabinets. Appliance malfunctions are one of the most common causes of household water damage. As for the refrigerator, the ice maker water lines are often made from thin plastic tubing. These water lines can split and or form a pinhole-sized leak, allowing water to slowly seep into the surrounding cabinets and flooring over time, so much so that the homeowner does not even know there is a leak until after the damage is done. 

luggageThe end of a vacation can be a letdown but coming home to find your house flooded is even worse. No matter the time of year, water damage is a possibility. Be it frozen pipe bursts during the Winter holidays or rising flood waters during Spring break. Give yourself peace of mind while you're away from home for an extended period of time. Explore ways to prevent water damage with these expert suggestions. 

truck mount extractionA daycare in Gardner, MA had the misfortune of a sewage pipe leak a short time ago. The crawlspace under the building bore the brunt of the damage with 4 inches of standing black water. Water containing sewage or other harmful contaminants are considered 'category 3' water damage and must be mitigated with care and proper disposal. The business owner trusted the experts at ServiceMaster Dynamic Cleaning to get the job done with minimal interruption. 

Our crews were on location within 3 hours of the first call for help to begin emergency water damage mitigation. The pipe break necessitated an in-depth cleaning of the crawlspace. Odor mitigating equipment was immediately set up on the main level to eradicate the unpleasant odor. The plastic vapor barrier did not cover the soil completely, allowing the water to penetrate the dirt floor of the crawlspace. The technicians had to extract the standing water and sludge and complete a muck out of the area. Finally, lime was spread to absorb additional moisture after sanitizing the entire affected area. 

Dryer FireDryer problems cause thousands of fires every year. The leading cause of dryer fires is a failure to clean. We've responded to thousands of fire damaged homes over the years, many of them listing the home's dryer as the source. 

Routine maintenance will help extend the life of your appliance and reduce energy usage. Not only will your clothes dry faster, saving you time and money but also reduce the likelihood of a fire. These 7 tips will help keep your home and family safe and thwart dryer fire damage.

6 foot flood lineBasements are notorious for having a damp feeling and musty smells. This makes sense as it is the lowest point of the home and primarily underground. Basements are prone to moisture and water damage for many reasons. Flooding is common during the spring months due to heavy rains and snow melt. However, basement water damage can occur at any time of year.

trucks at churchA church in Holden, MA suffered water damage from a frozen pipe break. Our team was happy to help this organization and responded within two hours of receiving the call. A frozen sprinkler head burst affecting the sanctuary, entryway, and storage room with water damage.

The technicians quickly set to work by extracting standing water from the carpets and setting up drying equipment to prevent further damage. Restoration services included extraction of standing water, cleaning & deodorizing carpets and upholstered chairs, applying the antimicrobial agent to the affected surfaces, removing sections of unsalvagable carpet and setting up and monitoring drying equipment. 

Disaster Planning

commercial fire damageDisasters can be unpredictable. Be prepared for the worst with a disaster recovery plan. If a pipe bursts in your property in the middle of the night, would your employees know what to do? Make ServiceMaster Dynamic Cleaning part of your plan with a free Priority Response Partnership. Minimize downtime, reduce potential lost revenue and gain the peace of mind of knowing who to call following a disaster. Our goal is to understand your critical operations so we can restore your facility to pre-loss condition as quickly as possible when disaster strikes.