Water Damage Dos and Don'ts

What You Can Do:

Turn off circuit breakers powering flooded areas.

Unplug any small appliances or electrical devices.

Take pictures or record video.

Remove fragile and valuable items.

Call Advantage Cleaning & Restoration Contractors immediately at 978 688-1111.


What Not To Do:

Enter any standing water area.

Vacuum anything.

Walk on wet surfaces. 

Try to dry carpeting.

Turn on A/C or heating as it could spread contamination.

Go on roof or cut any dry wall. 


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In Case Of Emergency, Call the Cleaning & Restoration Professionals at 978.688.1111.

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When catastrophe strikes in a moment's notice, either from flooding, fire, mold encroachment or from other unexpected forces, you need to call on the team of of integrated experts and craftspeople who can get the job done very well, get you all you deserve from your insurance claims and return your peace of mind. You need an advantage–Advantage Cleaning & Restoration Contractors.

Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts since 1993, Advantage Cleaning & Restoration Contractors is owned and operated by Ken Barry. Ken is a licensed home improvement contractor, certified mold remediator and a certified restoration contractor in the insurance repair industry. Fire or flood damage to your home or business can be a real disaster - unless the problem is treated efficiently.  Timely action can be an asset, but incorrect cleaning and restoration can seriously increase overall property losses. Advantage offers you an integrated array of services to turn a disaster into a dream.  We work closely with your insurance company, providing accurate estimates and timely repairs and we deliver prompt, personalized service.  

Our 24/7 Immediate Response Services Include:


Water Damage Restoration

Flooded Wet Basement/Crawl Space Restoration

Broken / Frozen Water Pipe Flood Damage Restoration

Wet Carpet Removal & Restoration

Water and Sewage Extraction & Clean up

Complete Structural Drying  

Complete Disinfection, Deodorizing & Sanitization

Fire, Smoke and Soot Damage Cleaning/Restoration

Content Pack-out/Pack-back Direct Billing to Insurance

Mold Detection, Remediation, Removal & Prevention

Disaster Recovery

Air Quality Improvement

Loss Mitigation

Reconstruction, Repair & Renovation

Insurance Facilitation

Direct Billing to Insurance

Residential & Commercial Work


When it comes to water damage, fire damage or mold, you need an advantage. Call on the Advantage Team of Cleaning & Restoration experts. We work quickly to restore your "home" to your house, restore your "business as usual" and always restore your peace of mind. Call us today at 978.688.1111.



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water damaged flooded house and propertyWater Damage Remediation Services Include:


 24 Hour Removal

 Basement Clean Outs

 Complete Drying & Dehumidifying:  Walls,  Floors & Carpets

Mold Remediation Sewer Damage Cleanup & Disinfecting

In some cases, it is necessary to remove and store furnishings to prevent deterioration or exposure from destructive conditions. Advantage moving  specialists carefully identify, pack, transport and store your furnishings.


Each piece is handled with care as it is thoroughly cleaned or repaired.

 Once your home is restored, your furnishings are carefully returned - fresh and deodorized.

Our Water Damage Restoration Steps 1. Assess the Damage 2. Extract and Dry Immediately 3. Remove and Neutralize All Odors 4. Remediate Mold If Needed 5. Resolve Your Insurance Claims

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Water, water everywhere? Call Advantage Cleaning & Restoration Contractors now at 978.688.1111.




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Advantage Cleaning & Restoration
PO Box 5026   Andover, MA 01810    978 688-1111