The Insurance Information Institute (iii.org) states that 63% of renters do not have renters insurance. Renters insurance covers your personal property in the event of a disaster. Many tenants believe that their landlord's insurance policy will cover the damage to their belongings. Unfortunately, this is not the case. A landlord's insurance will only pay to repair the building itself, not the renter's things. For example, if a pipe breaks under the sink and floods the kitchen, your landlord would be responsible for repairing the pipe and any damage to the structure. As a tenant, you would be responsible for replacing your personal property.
Our team had the privilege of restoring a Blackstone, MA home after it sustained severe fire damage. The fire began in the home's second-floor bedroom in the early morning hours. Thankfully no one was hurt but the fire quickly spread black smoke throughout the house. All living areas in addition to the attic, basement, and garage were affected with fire and smoke damage. The lower levels of the home also suffered water damage from the firefighter's efforts to extinguish the fire.
ServiceMaster Dynamic Cleaning crews were on the job within an hour of receiving the call for fire damage restoration. The technicians immediately set to work providing emergency board up services to secure the property and cleaning up glass and debris from the broken windows. Building materials that were beyond repair because they were wet, charred, or soot-covered, were removed. This home required the removal of its contents in order for demolition and reconstruction to be completed. Our company provided contents packing, inventory, moving and storage services. The home's structures and affected contents were cleaned and deodorized. The attic above the second-floor bedroom required heavy duty cleaning using dry ice blasting to restore the structure.
More water damage insurance claims are filed for pipe breaks and plumbing or appliance issues than weather-related causes. Most plumbing failures in the kitchen and the bathroom are easily prevented. If a clog causes a backup and it is not caught right away, the resulting water damage can lead to warped hardwood floors, popping tiles, and wet moldy building materials. Prevent clogs, backups, and pipe breaks by following these easy tips to keep things flowing.
A home in Ashland, MA suffered mold damage from a previous water damage loss that was not addressed properly. Mold can begin to grow in as little as 48 hours if proper water damage mitigation is not completed. For this property, the bedroom, laundry room, bathroom, kitchen, and garage were affected with mold damage. The property owner put their trust in ServiceMaster Dynamic Cleaning to get the job done right, and they were not disappointed.
The majority of wildfires are caused by humans1. In 2017, there were 63,546 human-caused wildfires that burned nearly 5 million acres.2 Natural wildfire outbreaks are typically started by lightning strikes igniting dry vegetation during periods of drought. We see many calls for fire damage restoration caused by brush fires in the dry New England summer months. Often times, these fires begin with the property's shed and quickly spread to surrounding homes. You can help protect your home and community by preparing ahead. These tips review the top causes of wildfires.
ServiceMaster Dynamic Cleaning Performs Commercial Water Damage Restoration
An office Building in Canton, MA was stricken with water damage from a pipe break in the building's main drain line. Multiple offices, cubicles, storage rooms, bathroom, and main hallway were all impacted by water damage. The property manager called the experts at ServiceMaster Dynamic Cleaning who were on site within an hour.
Providence Home Overwhelmed with Hoarding and Mold
Hoarding is a complex anxiety disorder that makes it difficult for someone to discard or part with items. At ServiceMaster Dynamic Cleaning we work with people battling a hoarding disorder to help them restore their homes and their lives. Our trained professionals execute a proven process to help people affected by hoarding and overwhelming clutter to clean out a home and continue to move towards a clutter-free life.