Summer Safety Fun
Fires are still a concern even after all this constant rain!!
SERVPRO of Lawrence always puts safety as our #1 priority, whether it's on the job site or in our backyards. Every year Americans look forward to summer vacations, camping, family reunions, picnics, and the Fourth of July. Summertime, however, also brings fires and injuries due to fireworks and outdoor grills. Annually more than 8,000 Americans are injured by fireworks and grill fires. More than half these injuries occur during the first week of July. USFA's National Fire Data Center estimates that yearly outside cooking grills cause more than 6,000 fires, over 5 fatalities, more than 170 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.
Here are some Safety Fire Tips from SERVPRO of Lawrence:
• Build campfires where they will not spread, away from dry grass and leaves.
• Keep campfires small, and don't let them get out of hand.
• Keep plenty of water and a shovel around to douse the fire when you're done. Stir it and douse it again with water.
• Never leave campfires unattended.
• Before using a grill, check the connection between the propane tank and the fuel line. Make sure the tubes - where the air and gas mix - are not blocked.
• Do not overfill the propane tank.
• Do not wear loose clothing while cooking at a barbecue.
Remember to call SERVPRO of Lawrence at 978.688.2242 if you ever experience fire or smoke damage to your home or office building.
Your Business can Trust SERVPRO of Lawrence
In today’s competitive environment, it is vital to be seen as a great service provider. SERVPRO® of Lawrence can help ensure complete customer satisfaction and treat the customers and their contents with the utmost respect. We work hard to help you be the hero to your customers.
SERVPRO® of Lawrence understands the importance of maintaining property value and will work hard to minimize the damage and restore the property to its preloss condition, which may ultimately mean a higher resale value and higher commission on the sale.
An independent study conducted by C&R Research, a third party research company, concludes, “We have seen that the appearance of SERVPRO® is reassuring to the homeowners. Its professional appearance and detailed explanations tend to put the homeowners at ease and give them the feeling that their homes will be restored.
SERVPRO’s commitment, training and successful system has helped the Franchise System win Entrepreneur Magazine’s number one ranking in the restoration services category for the eight consecutive years.
SERVPRO® understands that a customer’s home is often their most valuable asset and will work hard to help them protect their investment.
Painting the town GREEN!
When speaking to SERVPRO clients, prospects and customers we get this question a lot; "What makes SERVPRO different than the competition?" SERVPRO's Storm Response is one of the biggest ways we separate ourselves.
Under the direction of SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division, our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.
Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.
At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO of Lawrence 978.688.2242.
For more information on how SERVPRO's Storm response can benefit your home or business, visit our website. SERVPROLawrence.com
Happy to Serve Our Dracut, MA customers!
Working for SERVPRO, a leader in the water restoration and recovery industry, can be demanding. Having to deal with real life emergencies on a daily basis takes a toll on people. Its customers like the one featured below, that make all the challenges worth it and reminds us why we keep doing what we do; SERVPRO is HERE TO HELP!
A women called in to report a pipe break in her new home in Dracut, MA. She had just moved from Methuen, MA and was so upset that her new beautiful home has suffered a water damage. SERVPRO of Lawrence started the remediation process immediately and was able to dry everything in place without any extended demolition. This homeowner was so grateful for our timely response and expertise she sent a huge bouquet of flowers to our office as a personal thank you for our services.
Everyone at SERVPRO is so grateful to play even a small role in help home and business owners recover from damages caused by burst pipes or floods. No job is too big or small for SERVPRO of Lawrence. Please call us today at 978.688.2242 and ask about how we can help you!
Attention Pelham, NH home and business owners!
Business in and around Lawrence, Methuen and Dracut, MA and Pelham, NH know how traumatic a fire could be to their continued success. Damage to personal belongings, contents of the building, and structure are just one concern. Timely mitigation is the key to controlling damage, while reducing downtime and recovery costs. Here at SERVPRO® of Lawrence, we understand how disruptive fires can be for business owners, their tenants and even their customers. That is why we offer 24-hour emergency response. Our service response guidelines can help prevent fire and smoke damage from creating long-term problems.
Smoke alarm facts:
- Install smoke alarms on every level of the business, including the basement if your building has one.
If your business has a kitchen, smoke alarms should be installed generally 10 feet from any cooking appliance
Test the smoke alarms once a month
When you change your clocks twice a year, change the batteries in the alarms also
Replace the device when it is ten years old
Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 978-688-2242
Full Service SERVPRO
SERVPRO of Lawrence is so happy to be able to offer our commercial clients in Lawrence, Methuen, and Dracut, MA full service with the new addition of a reconstruction division! Many, if not all, of our clients are thrilled to learn we can now handle their claim from start, all the way to the finish line! This allows our customer to continue to great the same great service they are used to see on the mitigation side transition directly over to the repairs portion of the claim. Our recon team writes in the same estimating program as the insurance companies, making the process of getting your business reopened as painless and smooth as possible. SERVPRO is also continuing to offer excellent response times for our clients, setting our reconstruction division apart from many other general contractors that are booked solid months in advance!
Call SERVPRO of Lawrence today for any further information! 978.688.2242
SERVPRO of Lawrence, Celebrating Generations of Clean!
Always your first call when disaster strikes!
SERVPRO of Lawrence has been a family run business since it opened its doors in Windham, NH back in 1975. Our franchise moved to Lawrence, MA in 1985 and has been here ever since!
With over 100 combined years of knowledge and expertise, SERVPRO of Lawrence continues to lead our industry in cleaning and restoration services throughout the Merrimack Valley region. Our second generation ownership team was born and raised this community. Because of this, we are full aware of its strengths, challenges and its local people and businesses. It brings us some much joy to be able to help the schools that taught us, to serve the agents and adjusters who grow with us, and the homes we made memories in.
If working with a trained and certified firm is important to you, as well as supporting a local company - SERVPRO of Lawrence at 978.688.2242 is your only call!
Fire, Water, Mold, Reconstruction Services
A Clean Home Sells Faster
In today's real estate marketplace, you can have an edge with a reputation for having quality listings. You also want the ability to move a sale through quickly to get your commission. Presentation is everything.
SERVPRO of Lawrence professionals will inspect a property - including crawl spaces - to help determine the extent of water or mold damage and remove potentially harmful bacteria and odors.
So before you risk your buyer's health or the opportunity to close the sale of a property, call the local cleanup and restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Lawrence at 978.688.2242 for a free personal walk through and quote.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, SERVPRO staff arrives on any and all inspects in personal protective equipment for the safety of all parties.
Call SERVPRO for all your Winter Needs!
WATER… that amazing property that can be a liquid, solid or a gas. We need water to wash dishes, do laundry, shower, cook… the list could go on and on. But in the winter when temperatures drop, that liquid can quickly turn to solid ice and cause havoc in our plumbing. Outlined below are the 3 main causes of frozen pipes as well as ways to prevent pipes from freezing when the bitter cold strikes.
The 3 main causes of frozen pipes are:
- Quick drops in temperature
- Poor insulation
- Thermostat too low
Quick drops in temperature
We can’t control Jack Frost but we can take actions to prevent pipes from bursting when he puts us under a cold spell. Did you know a frozen garden hose can actually burst an indoor pipe? When the water in the hose freezes, it expands, increasing pressure throughout the whole plumbing system. Garden hoses should be disconnected, drained, and stored before the first freeze.
Close the interior shut-off valve leading to outside faucets, open and drain the spigot, and install a faucet insulator. Don’t forget, outdoor kitchens need winterizing, too, to prevent damage.
Exposed pipes are most susceptible to freezing so be sure to insulate pipes in your attic or crawl space even if you live where freezing is uncommon. Consider installing products made to insulate water pipes like a "pipe sleeve," "heat tape," or similar materials on exposed water pipes. Newspaper can provide some degree of insulation and protection to exposed pipes.
Thermostat too low
Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By momentarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.
If you are planning to head south for the winter, make sure the furnace is set to no lower than 55 degrees. Shut off the main water supply and drain the system by opening all faucets and flushing the toilets. In extreme situations (a vacation home in a bitterly cold climate), you may want to have a plumber come to inspect the system.
If you find yourself in the middle of disaster, our trained, certified professionals are just a phone call away. We are available 24/7/365 and we work with your insurance company to manage the process and paperwork. SERVPRO of Lawrence would love the opportunity to work with you to make it “Like it never even happened.”
Winter has just Arrived!
Although this cold season has felt mild for many of us in the northeast, winter isn't over yet! February has brought some big storms our way in the past so please stay prepared! When the snow flies, please follow these helpful tips to stay safe:
- If you have to travel, please be careful when out and about as the roads may be slippery.
- Leave the plows extra room to help take care of our roads.
- Keep a few extra car lengths between you and other travelers just in case anyone needs to stop quickly
- Keep your gas tank at least 1/2 full to avoid freezing lines
- Accelerate slowly to maintain traction on the roads
- Take your time slowing down as sudden braking can cause slipping on ice.
- AAA shares this tip: Don’t stop going up a hill. Get some inertia going on a flat roadway before you take on the hill.
And as always, thank you to all of our emergency responders and utility workers who have to respond.
Please stay safe if you have to travel and as always, if you can, stay home.
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