Recent Why SERVPRO Posts

SERVice Above The Rest!

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Effective training is the best way to help ensure your customers receive the service they deserve. We are trained to IICRC standards in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration. In addition, continuing education classes are available to Franchise Professionals and Insurance Clients at our state of the art IICRC Approved Training Facility.

Vendor Qualification Compliance and Professionalism

If you call SERVPRO, we will use only qualified vendors to service your customer. That commitment resulted in:

  • A National Call Center to achieve prompt handling of the claim.
  • Implementation of best practices and job process programs.
  • National Accounts qualification criteria and annual compliance checks.
  • Crew and vehicle standards.
  • Insurance requirements.
  • File documentation requirements.
  • Quality assurance program.

Serving Adjusters and Their Clients

SERVPRO of Norwood/West Roxbury's job is to reassure the customer, perform quality service and to report to you quickly. We know your job is to interpret the policy and adjust the claim... and not to deal with problems from vendors! Working together we strive to save you time so you can focus on priority files, while having complete control of every loss you are assigned. 24-hour emergency response, damage mitigation, loss assessment, and an electronic file are available to you within hours. SERVPRO of Norwood/West Roxbury's documented, measured performance increases value to you and your shareholders, managers and customers.

Hard-earned results have made SERVPRO leaders in the fire and water cleanup and restoration industry. The SERVPRO System is geared to achieve customer satisfaction and mitigation results, adding to your company’s competitive advantage.

Why SERVPRO is the Restoration Company To Call

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Norwood/West Roxbury understands your situation. As an agent or adjuster, you have a responsibility to keep claims costs down while still providing the best services possible for your customers.

We are uniquely qualified to help. Our results create a measurable difference, giving you many competitive advantages.

Emergency Response to Claims

Restoring property is our first priority. Your customer will appreciate the immediate response and you will know everything is being done to limit the damage.

Pretesting Reduces Claims Expense

Restoring property is less expensive than replacing property. Claims Professionals know the rule is, "Restore whenever possible, replace only when necessary." SERVPRO of Newton/Wellesley makes sure pretesting is completed on every loss to determine restorability.

Claims Inventory Service

We can provide an itemized loss inventory. You will receive an Excel formatted report and pictures of important items.

Electronic Claims Information

Our Claims Information Center provides fast, accurate information you need to make sound decisions, including:

  • A Complete Electronic Job File.
    • First Notice of Loss.
    • Detailed Estimate.
    • Digital Loss Photos.
    • Scanned Forms and Paperwork.
    • All delivered by email or hard copy.
  • On-line Access to All Files.
    • New Assignments.
    • Pending Jobs.
    • Completed Jobs.
  • Informative Reports to Improve Results
    • Job Cost Data.
  • Performance Comparison to Industry Standard.

SERVPRO - The Most Trusted Restoration Company with over 50 years of Expertise

2/1/2019 (Permalink)

Ted and Doris Isaacson launched SERVPRO in 1967 as a painting business in Sacramento, Calif. With a background in cleaning and restoration, however, Ted and Doris soon transformed the company into a franchisor of cleanup and restoration specialists.

After selling its first Franchise in 1969, SERVPRO continued to grow, acquiring the Bristol-Myers Domesticare Division and its 175 Franchises in 1979.

SERVPRO relocated the corporate headquarters from Sacramento to Gallatin, TN, in 1988 in a strategic move to place itself within 600 miles of 50% of the U.S. population.

At the time of the relocation, the SERVPRO System consisted of 647 Franchises.

SERVPRO Corporate quickly became a key contributor in its community, and in 1991 the Nashville Business Journal named SERVPRO the Small Business of the Year. In the meantime the company continued its impressive growth, selling the 1,000th Franchise in 2000. Learn more about our Awards and Recognition.

In 2005, SERVPRO moved to a 140,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Gallatin to provide more room for expansion.

With a proud history, a successful present and a bright future, SERVPRO will press on toward becoming the premier cleaning and restoration company in the world.

The Power of Essential Oils

2/1/2019 (Permalink)

Have you ever worried about the antimicrobial products that you use? Sure they do the job but are they toxic? Are they suitable for use around children, pets, the chemically-sensitive or the elderly? Are they environmentally responsible & sustainable? Botanical products are the answer to all of these questions.

How can a disinfectant be less toxic than vinegar?

In nature, plants produce germ-killing 'essential oils' to protect themselves from invading microbes, similar to how our bodies produce antibodies for our protection. Benefect is a revolutionary blend of these antimicrobial extracts, particularly from the herb Thyme, and achieves remarkable efficacy ...without using any traditional synthetic chemicals

Here at SERVPRO we use Benefact. And people have asked what do we mean when we say Benefect is authentically botanical? “Authentic” is defined as not false or copied, genuine, real. “Botanical” means a substance obtained from a plant. Benefect was the world’s first and is still the ONLY authentically botanical disinfectant technology. It doesn’t use synthetic active ingredients but contains thyme and other essential oils, that are nonhazardous and sustainable, to kill the germs.

SERVPRO of Norwood/West Roxbury Offers Air Duct Cleaning Too

2/1/2019 (Permalink)

According to the National Air Ducts Cleaners Association (NADCA) Air Duct cleaning is an important component to improving indoor air quality and having a healthy home.  In addition to normal accumulations of dust and dirt found in all homes with air ducts, there are several other factors that can increase the need for regular HVAC system cleaning:

  • pets
  • occupants with allergies or asthma
  • cigarette or cigar smoke
  • water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system
  • home renovation or remodeling projects

Some occupants are more sensitive to these contaminants than others. Allergy and asthma sufferers, as well as young children and the elderly tend to be more susceptible to the types of poor indoor air quality that air duct cleaning can help address.

 Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your home or business.

If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating odors, dust and other contaminates.

SERVPRO of Norwood/West Roxbury routinely inspect the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC).  Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment. This can in turn save you money and give you cleaner air to breathe.

Pipe Freezing Season

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

It’s January in New England, which means Pipe Freezing Season! Anyone who has experienced this unexpected disaster knows the extent to which it can cause damage and disruption to the comfort and security to your home. In addition, it is a common misnomer to think this only happens when you are away or when a home is vacated.   

     When water freezes, it expands and sadly what most people do not know is that even metal cannot contain this tremendous expansion. The pipes most susceptible to freezing are outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool supplies lines and water sprinkler lines are water supply pipes contained in unheated interior areas like basements, crawl spaces, attics, garages, and even kitchen cabinets. These pipes run against exterior walls that have little or no insulation.

    Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we! SERVPRO Norwood/West Roxbury provides emergency water restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In trouble? Give us a call and we will be there ASAP!

SERVPRO FRAMINGHAM NEWTON/WELLESLEY ACQUIRES NEW LOCATION IN WESTWOOD!

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Framingham, Newton/Wellesley has expanded resources available to you by acquiring SERVPRO of Norwood/West Roxbury. These combined franchises will now service towns as far west as Hopkinton and as far east towards the Dedham/Norwood region.

Dave Kurzontkowski, Licensed Contractor and former Insurance Agent and his wife Jill, purchased SERVPRO of Framingham in 2009 and subsequently SERVPRO of Newton Wellesley in 2015.

Dave and his team have earned an impeccable reputation in the area because of their excellent work ethic, congeniality and professionalism. This dedicated SERVPRO team is able to ease the stress and anxiety of customers experiencing difficult situations. A resident of Hopkinton commented after using SERVPRO of Framingham, Newton/Wellesley and Norwood/West Roxbury services, “I was truly impressed by their utmost professionalism, courtesy, and competency, and thoroughly cleaned up nicely after each job.“

The new location of SERVPRO of Norwood/WestRoxury, covers the towns of Norwood, Westwood, Dedham and West Roxbury.

SERVPRO has earned the title of trusted leader in the restoration industry with highly trained technicians committed to responding faster than any competitor to any size disaster, big or small. Offering 24-hour emergency service and providing the training and expertise to handle your immediate cleaning needs as well as the long term commitment to restore your property to a condition equivalent to “Like it never even happened.”®

Strategically located to be faster to getting to you when your need is greatest, SERVPRO also follows up with highly trained restoration technicians in advanced restoration, remodeling and renovation including custom carpentry.

SERVPRO Norwood/West Roxbury now offers Remodeling Services

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

It is hard to put into words what the reality is like when a homeowner or business owner experiences emotional devastation due to destruction of property by fire, invasive mold or flooding. Whether it happens to your home, the safe place that is the source of protection for your family or if it happens to the place that is the source of your livelihood, you are left feeling helpless and vulnerable. This unexpected trauma reaches you in stages, first you are in shock, second you attempt to make sense of the situation and think about possible solutions, and thirdly you call someone to assist you in the process of recovery. Making the right call to the right service that will see you through from start to finish without abandonment at any point in the process is critical to your future happiness and security. SERVPRO Norwood/West Roxburyis that service. If you call SERVPRO you will have made your first step toward complete recovery.

SERVPRO is now a one stop service, a company that offers restoration, renovation and complete rebuilding to reverse your devastating loss and to do so “Like it never even happened.” ®. When your needs are greatest, you want the most expertise full service company available locally and that is SERVPRO Norwood/West Roxbury.

There are additional benefits in choosing SERVPRO. One being that 95% of our work is dealing with renovations that entails insurance adjusters, insurance companies, and insurance agents.We welcome being the middleman because then we can ensure a smooth and continuous transition from the first moment of loss to the application of finishing touches. SERVPRO owner Dave Kurzontkowski is a Licensed Contractor, a former Insurance Agent, and an extremely knowledgeable restoration and renovation expert.

Our team of technicians, designers and construction crew are focused on every detail and will work with you, walking you through the entire collaborative process. Our quality craftsmanship and mastery will be displayed in your end product of a beautifully restored home or business so that you will feel “Like it never even happened.” ®