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Does your home have mold? If you own your house or apartment, mold can be an expensive issue to fix, and a persistent problem. And it is not just the cost either - many forms of mold are extremely bad for your health, if ingested over a period, so you need to get it sorted. If you are in any doubt about whether you have mold, what type you have, or where it is concentrated, you should pick from any of the best mold test kits and check it out...more
Spring is finally here and we’re beginning to see the world slowly come back to life. Like many homeowners, you’re probably feeling reenergized. Taking advantage of more time outdoors is great, but you’re also likely starting some projects around the house.
Everyone has their own list, with projects varying from simply decluttering and deep cleaning to giving the entire yard a complete overhaul. Regardless of whatever items are already...more
1. Contact your insurance company right away.
If you have insurance on your property, you’ll want to call them as soon as the fire is safely extinguished.
Familiarize yourself with your insurance policy so that you know what is covered, and you can ensure you receive full and fair payment. The best thing you can do is read through your insurance coverage and familiarize yourself with what it entails. Each policy is different, so...more
A flooded basement, moldy drywall and mildewed grout are no fun to deal with. Here are tips to help you prevent water damage and mold growth from happening in the first place, and tips for handling these situations if they do occur.
Tip 1: Control Indoor Moisture to Prevent Mold
The key to stopping mold and mildew is controlling dampness. The worst infestations usually occur in damp crawlspaces, in attics and walls where water has...more
Kitchen remodeling is a fantastic alternative. Moreover, it has the power to bring a new life into your old kitchen structure. In fact, enhancing the appearance of your home is one benefit of kitchen remodeling.
It is apparent that kitchens undergo many tears and wear. As they deal with the accumulation of grease, oil, and other issues. These issues are hard to repair. Hence, the benefits of kitchen remodeling are numerous and give your...more
old can grow anywhere it can find oxygen, moisture and organic material, and it's particularly happy in damp, humid areas of the home — so it's no surprise that mold in the basement is a common problem for homeowners.
Basement mold is often the result of a source of moisture — leaky foundations or condensation from appliances are typical culprits. One of the first steps in the prevention of basement mold is to ensure that your basement...more
You may already be familiar with the existence of mold. It naturally occurs if there is excess humidity in an area. It can grow on furniture, carpets, appliances, floors, drywall, and plaster walls. However, it seems like only a few take it seriously.
Mold can cause serious damage to your home structure as well as to your health. When mold grows on walls, floors, and foundations, it can cause the structure to weaken. If left...more
In scenarios where fire damage is also accompanied by water damage to a property, it is best to get in touch with a full emergency professional restoration company. Able Construction can help cater both water and fire damage and help restore your business or home to its original condition.
A fire can be a devastating event, whether it occurs at home or a business. Not only does a fire cause damage due to the heat and flames alone, the...more
When something goes wrong in your home, the sooner you call a restoration company, the better. Waiting even a few hours after the damage occurs can make matters worse. A restoration company can prevent further damage and restore the property that has already been affected.
No matter what causes it, water damage quickly allows water to gather in small spaces of your home. That water...more
A serious fire will leave black soot and a strong smell on all your home’s surfaces. With time, the smell will leave hard surfaces, but the softer ones like carpet, drapes and furniture cushions will soak that smell in. You’ve got to take special measures to get that smell out. Here are 5 tips that’ll make the cleaning process easier.
1. AIR IT OUT
The first logical thing that you’ll want to do is air out your entire house. Keep...more
Mold & Mildew
You probably guessed that this would make the top 5 list. Water damage contributes to the growth of mold and mildew in your home. As you may know, mold can cause breathing problems & more health issues for you and your family. Mold especially affects people who have allergies, asthma, and other respiratory diseases. Something that seems insignificant, such as a small leak, only needs 48 hours to...more
Did you know that mold is present in about 70% of homes in America in some shape or form? While in most cases it’s not particularly harmful, mold can cause both structural damage and also cause your home to be more toxic, negatively impacting the health of you and your family. Depending on the extent of the contamination, it could end up causing you thousands of...more
There are 3 main types of smoke and residues that can be left behind by fire damage in your home:
1. Synthetic: These synthetic residues appear when oil-based materials are burned such as plastics and fabrics. This could include everything from window coverings, furniture, carpets, and electronics. When synthetic materials burn, they will produce a thick black smoke, leaving behind a smeary residue that can create...more
It is important to keep your home or business clean and safe during this pandemic. However, do you understand the difference between cleaning and disinfecting? These two practices are very different but it is important they are practiced in tandem.
What is cleaning?
Cleaning is the process of physically removing germs, dirt, and other impurities from the surface areas. To accomplish this, it is important to use...more
In addition to making your home more comfortable, sealing air leaks and adding insulation can also reduce your energy use which may lower your heating and cooling bills. Just like you wouldn’t go outside during winter without a coat, your home needs layers too protect itself against the cold too.
Air sealing is the process of sealing cracks and other sources of leaks in your home to prevent heated air from escaping and unwanted outside...more
While it’s possible your home is already conserving energy so efficiently you don’t need an audit, most homes consume more energy than they need. An energy audit does more than help you save energy—it increases your personal comfort and the value of your home.
The benefits of a home energy audit
Other than home savings, how does an energy audit benefit you? Reasons to hire a home energy auditor include the...more
Whenever a pipe bursts and causes flooding, it’s easy to panic. However, it’s important to remain calm and keep a leveled head. The best way to respond is to find the emergency shut off valve for your water supply. By turning off the water you can minimize the water damage that can accumulate, whether it’s inside the basement or elsewhere within your home.
We have dealt with difficult ice dams and the flooding they can cause. When dealing an event like this it is important to work with the professionals who know how to deal with the situation. Able has worked on many projects to restore flooded homes to their best look.
Preventing and Defrosting Frozen Pipes
Low temperatures can lead to freezing air and ground temperatures, which can play havoc with pipes still...more
The growth of mold and mildew will always be a big issue for property owners. They can destroy the integrity of one’s property and even put one’s health at risk, but what is black mold? In a nutshell, it is made up of several species of toxic mold that thrives in humid environments but most professionals focus on specific type: Stachybotrys chartarum. It can be recognized by their greenish-black color on the surfaces they grow on.
Responds Immediately When a Disaster Strikes
Did your restoration company respond as soon as possible when a disaster struck your home or business? Its important when you have a disaster for the company you hire to respond immediately and jump straight into action. At Able not only do we have someone to always answer your calls 24/7/365 but we will have a truck to your home or business as soon as possible in an...more
Disconnect Hoses – Standing water in a hose may freeze back into the pipes and create and ice block that can stop your water flow, it could even burst pipes and create damage to walls, floors and even the foundation.
Clean Gutters and Downspouts – Clean your gutters at least twice a year to avoid blockage and ice dams. Standing water can cause damage to your gutters and roof, and unmanaged overflow may...more
Virtual home energy assessments are similar to home energy assessments but adjusted to operate in the current climate. We have made it possible to perform this no-cost service through virtual channels, such as a zoom meeting call. Each call will take approximately 90 mins, providing that you have provided all requested information prior to your appointment.
Are you qualified for a Virtual No-Cost Home Energy Assessment? If the...more
The annual average of fires caused by grills is just over 10,000. Gas grills cause more fires then both charcoal and electric grills. Avoid a fire and follow these nine steps to make sure your home is safe when you start barbecuing.
1. Grill outside and away from any structures
It is important for your grill to be placed in an open space which is away from any overhanging branches or under your...more
A sump pump can be the difference between a costly flooding incident and a dry basement. There are two types of sump pumps, “submersible” pumps are installed under the floor in your basements, while the “pedestal” pump sits above your sump basin. Sump pumps are used to “pump” groundwater away from your home and will evacuate large quantities of water, such as flooding, to other areas, such as storm drains. It is important to maintain your...more
Our customers have nothing but nice things to say about us. We work our hardest to make sure we are considerate and aware of our customers homes and to leave as little trace as possible while still performing the best possible service. But don't take our word for it - see what our customers have to say:
Hurricanes can cause a lot of damage to properties and shatter how you live. As we are in the middle of hurricane season, it is important to be prepared if one of these devastating storms hits where you live. Here are some steps you can take to protect yourself and your homes and businesses.
1. Have a plan to get out
If you live in a mobile home or on the coast it is important to have a plan to evacuate. The local...more
Expertise® scored 173 mold remediation companies in Boston, MA and scored us as one of the top companies in the area. Expertise has a goal to connect people with local experts. They use a reliable scoring system to judge each company based on what customers value. They scored us based on five selection criteria:
- Reputation – A history of delighted customers and outstanding service
- Credibility – Building customer confidence...
It’s terrible when a disaster strikes one’s home or place of business, as a restoration company we excel in offering restoration and repair services when a serious disaster hits your property. A Restoration company can clean, remove and repair any damage to your home caused by fire, water or mold. At Able we provide these services with a special touch. We are always thinking about you, when you call us we will do whatever it takes to get the...more
Since the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic Able has been working closely with an industry giant in the automotive sales and service business. We have partnered with them to disinfect their showrooms and service areas before they started to re-open, and continued since they have resumed welcoming customers into their buildings.
With nearly 35 locations in MA our client has a high-end clientele and a high demand for our help –...more
Experiencing a fire at your business or home is a life changing event. Damage to the property and the interruption of the day to day living and working cycles create a stressful situation. Make the right decision - choose Able, we're experts.
We are proud of the positive results of the challenging work we perform. Our customers think that we are worthy of praise - see what the Cynthia and Patrick had to say:
Since 1997 Able...more
Able provides Commercial Property Sanitizing and Disinfection services for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
We have multiple protocols available to you - which works best for your needs?
- Hydroxyl Generating Machines: to disinfect the air
- Hand Wipe Down: with EPA registered disinfectant
- Electrostatic Mist: positively charged...
Have you had to close your business due to Massachusetts' COVID-19 Non-Essential Shutdown? Thinking about doing a deep cleaning while your office is closed, but don’t know where to start - contact us for a no-cost estimate.
3/31/20 UPDATE: According to a correction made to their prior article,...more