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Commercial Fires Call for Experienced Response

5/22/2024 (Permalink)

Nobody anticipates a fire damaging their business, but when it happens, the aftermath can be overwhelming. That’s where SERVPRO of Waterbury’s fire damage mitigation team comes into play.  

Here’s why it’s crucial to hire experts to clean up and restore your business after a fire: 

  1. Safety First: When a fire occurs, prioritize safety by ensuring everyone evacuates the premises. Once the fire department extinguishes the flames, the next step is mitigation. Professional mitigation companies assess the damage and create a plan to secure your property. 
  1. Board-Up Services: Fires can destroy windows, doors, and openings. Boarding up these areas prevents further damage, protects against the elements, and deters looters. 
  1. Water Damage: Surprisingly, fire often leads to water damage due to firefighting efforts or damaged pipes. SERVPRO Team Randolph Mitigation crews use specialized equipment to dry out water residue and humidity, preventing additional harm. 
  1. Soot and Odor Removal: Even after the fire is out, soot residue remains. It’s acidic and corrosive, causing secondary damage to machine surfaces and causes your production to suffer if employees are running to eye-wash stations after touching improperly cleaned work items.  Proper cleaning relies on using the proper cleaning equipment, products and techniques.  
  1. Economic Resilience: Professional mitigation minimizes financial losses. By acting swiftly, based on an understanding of your business priorities, SERVPRO of Waterbury’s team of professionals executes a process that is explained to you, and when in agreement, deftly executed.  
  1. SERVPRO of Waterbury understands that fire damage mitigation is the first step toward complete restoration of your business. Our unlimited resources, experience and fast response ensure that the first critical step to total recovery is completed quickly and, in a way, so that all the other steps can proceed without a hitch. It is impossible to overstate the importance of a fast-response, experienced commercial fire mitigation team when the unthinkable happens.  

Smoke Cleanup Is a Key of Fire Restoration in New Haven

2/25/2024 (Permalink)

a fire damaged room with soot covering the walls and furniture Call SERVPRO 24/7 for remediation and mitigation services. Our technicians are ready to help get your house back to normal after a fire.

Smoke and Soot Damages Your Home in Several Ways

It is crucial to understand that the most critical aspect of the restoration process is mitigating the damage caused by smoke. Smoke damage can pose a significant threat to your household in numerous ways, and our SERVPRO® professionals must prioritize its mitigation, recovery, and repair.

Services like water damage cleanup or fire restoration in New Haven homes vary significantly based on the condition of the affected house. Soot and smoke damage spread quickly, impacting the property on several fronts that require swift attention from experienced restorers.

  • Airborne 

Our SERVPRO® professionals respond quickly to address the smoke, aerosolized threats, and soot particulates left behind after a fire. We place HEPA air scrubbers to remove smoke solids and ash from the air while also containing airborne contaminants to protect your family.

  • Soiled Surfaces

When burning and combustion occur, they create turbulent plumes of smoke and vapors that can leave soot and smoke soils on surfaces under pressure. Removing these residues can be challenging, but several approaches can help. We use HEPA vacuums and chemical sponges to remove loose debris from materials. Potent cleaning agents and alkaline products might sometimes be necessary to neutralize pH and preserve the affected substrates.

  • Malodors

After a fire, offensive smoke odors can permeate your entire home. Our specialty is smoke odor removal, and we use various deodorization tools and proprietary products to neutralize the environment and overcome strong malodors. HEPA air scrubbers are essential in removing airborne contaminants that increase odor concentrations.

Choosing SERVPRO Restoration

At SERVPRO, we take charge of the situation and work closely with your insurance provider to develop a comprehensive fire and water damage clean-up and restoration plan that minimizes out-of-pocket expenses. Our end-to-end recovery solutions allow our experienced specialists to complete projects faster and with minimal additional expenses beyond your deductibles.

Need fire restoration in your New Haven home? Call SERVPRO of New Haven now at (203) 234-1100.

Expert Flood Damage Cleanup in New Haven

12/21/2023 (Permalink)

stacked air movers in box truck SERVPRO arrives with plenty of drying equipment, like these air movers, to mitigate water damage after your New Haven home has been flooded.

SERVPRO® Provides Rapid Flood Damage Removal Services

In the heart of New Haven, the impact of flood damage can be significant, especially when it strikes residential areas. When a flood hits, it's not just the water itself that's a concern but also the myriad of problems it brings.

Flood Damage in New Haven Homes: A Closer Look

Flood damage in a typical New Haven home often occurs in the basement or lower living areas. This situation happens due to the city's geographical layout and the common architectural styles. Floodwaters infiltrating these areas can wreak havoc, leading to several challenges:

  • Water seeps into foundational cracks, weakening the structure.
  • Damage to electrical systems and appliances
  • Mold and mildew growth due to damp conditions
  • Ruined furniture and personal belongings

SERVPRO's Approach to Flood Damage Restoration

When tackling flood damage in New Haven, SERVPRO employs advanced techniques and equipment. Their approach involves:

  • Initial Assessment: Using moisture sensors and thermal imaging cameras to gauge the extent of the damage and plan the restoration process.
  • Water Extraction: Utilizing powerful pumps and extraction units to remove standing water.
  • Drying: Air movers and dehumidifiers are deployed to accelerate drying, ensuring no moisture is left behind.
  • Restoration: Repairing structural damage and restoring the property to its pre-flood condition when approved by the owner's insurance.

Equipment and Techniques Used by SERVPRO

SERVPRO's effectiveness in managing flood damage is primarily due to their use of professional equipment and use of advanced methods for cleanup:

  • Thermal Imaging Cameras: Used to see hidden moisture and ensure thorough drying.
  • High-capacity Air Movers and Dehumidifiers: To remove moisture from the air and accelerate drying.
  • Advanced Water Extraction Equipment: Ensuring quick removal of floodwater.

Flood damage in New Haven homes can be daunting, but with SERVPRO's expertise and specialized equipment, restoration is efficient and effective. Their approach addresses immediate water damage and mitigates long-term risks like mold growth and structural weakening.

SERVPRO of New Haven at (203) 234-1100 is the storm and flood damage restoration company residents trust to be Here to Help® 24/7.

Effective Water Damage Restoration Services in New Haven

10/24/2023 (Permalink)

IICRC logo Experienced SERVPRO technicians extract water from New Haven homes. Our clients are happy as we mitigate the water damage.

Reliable Water Extraction Services for New Haven Residents

New Haven is home to the prestigious Ivy League Yale University. The town has numerous parks, including Lighthouse Point Park and East Rock Park, where one can walk, trail, or play games. The Long Wharf Theatre is also ideal for a great movie experience. Despite the town’s welcoming weather and beauty, the likelihood of unexpected disasters like water damage is high.

Water damage in New Haven can be frustrating, especially since almost all leaks, appliance failures, and other plumbing shortcomings happen when least expected. Imagine coming home from work and finding your house full of water! Your favorite carpet, upholstery, drapery, floor, and electronics are all soaked in water. Such a situation requires quick action to prevent the water from reaching places like the basement and causing even more damage.

When you need water cleanup services in your New Haven property, SERVPRO® is your company for effective cleaning, drying, and restoration services as per the IICRC (S500) guidelines. Our team of professionals is always ready to help you out of a water damage situation and restore normalcy in the shortest time possible. Here to Help® 24/7. We also eliminate health risks and prevent further damage to the property.

You want a restorer who listens to you and is available anytime you need them. When you call us, our authorized team members answer your call professionally and quickly respond 24 hours a day. We collect all the information, such as name, phone number, address, directions, and time of loss to handle the damage effectively.

Safety is fundamental when restoring water-damaged properties. We at SERVPRO take safety concerns seriously and adequately address them before and during the entire restoration process. Once our experts get to your home, the first thing is to perform a safety evaluation. We identify and ask you to point out all known safety hazards before proceeding.

SERVPRO of New Haven delivers proven water, fire, storm, and mold restoration. Call us at (203) 234-1100 for exceptional services.

SERVPRO Salutes Our First Responders

10/24/2023 (Permalink)

badges of first responders SERVPRO proudly supports all our American First Responders.

Our True American Heroes

Last year, in 2022, President Biden asked the Nation to rededicate October 28th to First Responders. These highly trained individuals are invaluable members of our society but rarely receive the recognition they deserve. Since 2017, the USA has remembered our lost heroes and thanked those who continue to serve. Despite the intense training, ongoing hardships, and extreme heaviness of their gear, these heroes never become discouraged. Living a life of sacrifice and service is not just what first responders do — it is who they are.

These dedicated and heroic rescuers, police officers, firefighters, and medical personnel strive to protect Americans from harm every day. Because of this, they wear equipment and gear that protects them equally well so they can continue to help save lives.

We strive to protect all heroes during National First Responders Day by legislating the American Rescue Plan, Protecting America’s First Responders Act, and the Federal Firefighters Fairness Act. The Safer America Plan has additional funding to provide our law enforcement officers with mental health and wellness resources.

Much like our beloved first responders, the technicians at SERVPRO® also work in hazardous conditions. Please thank any first responders you see this October 28th, 2023. They deserve our appreciation and respect. ((203) 234-1100

Mold Removal Inside Walls of New Haven Commercial Buildings

8/27/2023 (Permalink)

mold growing on the walls of a room Getting rid of mold in your commercial location is a tricky task. Contact SERVPRO for certified professionals and equipment to help you.

Commercial Building Mold Removal Under Cabinets in New Haven

Leaks around windows or the roof, air conditioning systems, and plumbing leaks under sinks inside cabinets can lead to mold colonies forming in New Haven Commercial buildings. Employees may notice a strong, musty smell in a specific location of the building, which is often the first indication there may be a mold problem.

SERVPRO® provides mold removal services in New Haven to commercial business owners for all types of buildings. Residential apartment buildings, warehouses, hotels, motels, manufacturing, and retail stores all experience water leaks leading to the formation of mold inside walls and under cabinets.

We can help

  • Identify the location of the mold colony,
  • The source of the leak,
  • Remove the mold and
  • Dry the area
  • identify damage to structure and cabinets requiring repairs

Our construction services, building, and remodeling services professionals can also assist with any repairs to the structure, cabinetry, and flooring materials damaged by the mold infestation. Among the many services we provide, the following are often required to return the damaged area to its original condition after mold damage, “Like it never even happened.” For extensive build backs we can partner with CRS Connecticut Reconstruction Services to expedite the delivery of a functional commercial structure.

  • Floor repairs – tile, hardwood, linoleum, carpet cleaning, and repair
  • Drywall and insulation removal, installation, and repairs, including baseboards and corner round
  • Plumbing repairs
  • Painting of walls and ceilings
  • Cabinet removal, repair, and installation

Our commercial mold remediation team will assess the mold infestation, check for moisture leaks, and prepare recommendations for mold removal and repair to your commercial building. We recommend that owners and property managers act quickly to limit the potential damage caused by ongoing water leaks and mold infestations.

SERVPRO can assist with all your mold removal needs in the commercial business. Call SERVPRO of New Haven for mold removal services. We provide service to New Haven and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (203) 234-1100.

Drywall Water Damage Restoration for Your New Haven Home with SERVPRO

5/24/2023 (Permalink)

Water Damage Contact SERVPRO to effectively tackle the water damage in your property.

Signs of Water-Damaged Drywall in New Haven Properties

Water damage in New Haven homes can stem from many sources. Regardless of the cause, responding quickly to water damage is crucial since the damage from excess water continues to spread until the source is identified and the affected materials are fully restored. When water damage occurs, it’s likely to affect the drywall making up your home’s walls and ceilings. While drywall is sturdy, it can quickly deteriorate and become soft and weak once it is saturated, thus losing its structural integrity.

Drywall water damage restoration in New Haven homes is possible. However, this depends on the water category it is exposed to and how long it was exposed. For example, with category three water on drywall, replacement is necessary. Since water damage is only sometimes apparent, a professional is mainly needed to assist. SERVPRO quickly responds to water damage emergencies and helps identify any hidden moisture in your home.

Signs of moisture damage on drywall:

  • Discoloration, such as brown or yellow stains, on the surface of the wall
  • Sagging or bulging can compromise its structural integrity
  • Peeling paint or wallpaper
  • Visible mold is a clear sign of moisture damage
  • Warping or buckling

Steps To Restore Water Damage on Drywall

Using a non-penetrating moisture meter, our crews identify areas of moisture accumulation before they become visible to the naked eye. The device helps prevent the unnecessary removal of drywall by detecting areas of moisture that can be dried out and restored. We also perform a visual inspection by making a giant hole to check for water on the supporting studs.

Fixing water damage on drywall involves several steps:

  • Removing and replacing any contaminated sections
  • Thoroughly cleaning and decontaminating the affected area
  • Drying the space

When removing drywall, our crews cut out the affected panels. The restoration team uses drying equipment, including dehumidifiers and air movers, to dry out the other affected area. Sometimes the affected area may require cleaning and disinfection using antimicrobial agents and specialized cleaning solutions to prevent microbial growth. We finalized by replacing damaged drywall and repainting the wall.

Contact SERVPRO of New Haven for drywall water damage restoration at (203) 234-1100. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Crucial Steps to Combat Fire Damage in New Haven Homes

4/25/2023 (Permalink)

 Room Debris After Fire Call SERVPRO at (203) 234-1100 for fast and efficient service.

Manage Fire Restoration Handily in New Haven with SERVPRO

Fire damage is stressful when it affects your property since you have to deal with heavy soiling and damaged structural materials or utilities. Resolving such a situation in your New Haven property requires a systemic approach that controls the existing problems and prevents new issues from cropping up.

Fire damage restoration for New Haven homes can mean different things depending on the source of the fire, how long it burnt, and the materials involved. A professional intervention by SERVPRO addresses all issues comprehensively and conveniently.

Routine actions during a fire response:

  • Addressing the safety of your home
  • Securing the property
  • Dealing with fire residues
  • Addressing moisture accumulation

Your home can turn from a refuge to a hazardous trap in the aftermath of a fire. Problems like frayed electrical cables, shattered glass, and the jagged edges of charred materials can cause injuries to anyone venturing in - whether to explore or fix the damage. SERVPRO crews take action to improve safety, including stripping off electrical cables and supporting vulnerable structural sections, thus permitting other processes to run smoothly.

Safeguarding the Fire-Damaged Structure  

As the fire ranges, your home is at risk since some sections, such as ceilings or roofs, can collapse when the flames consume support systems. Even after the fire is controlled, the structure is still vulnerable, especially to intrusions through openings such as shattered windows or roof cave-ins. Making some effort to protect the building can prevent complications later on. Our technicians can install roof tarps or board up window openings for short-term structure protection before commencing other restoration processes.

Apart from the harmful aspects of fire damage, other issues such as soiling and moisture accumulation are another challenging dynamic of fire restoration. Planning how to handle these two aspects is essential since cleaning the premises to sanitary levels is critical for a complete renovation. 

Actions that remove moisture and residues:

SERVPRO of New Haven can help plan your fire restoration, ensuring your property regains preloss conditions. You can reach us at (203) 234-1100.

Mold Damage is Best Handled by Trained Technicians in New Haven

4/3/2023 (Permalink)

employees with equipment standing in a parking lot SERVPRO can help with mold damage in your New Haven home. Call today for help from the mold remediation experts.

Call SERVPRO for Mold Damage Remediation in New Haven for Results!

Mold removal is a term you will often hear and see from various restoration and cleaning companies. However, all New Haven homeowners and businesses need to know that removal of mold is a fallacy. Microscopic mold spores, including countless varieties, are everywhere – in the air we breathe, our clothing, and outdoors. Rather than falling victim to companies or DIY products claiming to eliminate all mold, SERVPRO shows you how careful cleaning and proven methods help you sanitize and keep your interior safe for you and anyone in your home or business.

Mold damage in New Haven could lurk within your building without knowing it. If you experienced recent water damage or issues with humidity, there could be a chance that hidden colonization is developing. SERVPRO is there if you suspect black mold growth, whether you see suspicious spots or notice musty odors.

Some of the many reasons it is important to address mold as soon as possible include:

  • Structural damage – Even a minor mold issue can lead to structural problems as mold feeds on different organic materials. It will eat away at everything from fabrics and paper to glue and wood. Leaving mold for too long means damage to your flooring, ceilings, and walls.
  • Furniture degradation – Along with structural material damage, mold wreaks havoc on furnishings and personal belongings. Depending on the materials and makeup of each item, it can be challenging to repair or restore the longer that you wait.
  • Home devaluation – Mold is a big red flag whether you are looking to rent your property or sell in the near future. Rather than subjecting yourself to an enormous bill when having to call in professionals after failed DIY mold removal efforts, SERVPRO is there for skilled mold remediation and cleanup.

There are Ways that You Can Keep Your Property from Having Mold Issues

While there is always the potential for mold development, any New Haven business or homeowner can remain proactive to keep these pesky spores from colonizing. At SERVPRO, we are there to handle your mold cleanup needs but also want you to keep these helpful tips in mind:

  • Remove any water spills and moisture issues as soon as they happen
  • Keep all flooring dry to help minimize possible mold growth
  • Try to keep relative humidity (RH) levels within your living spaces under 60%
  • Periodically check your interior for mold, including areas under cabinets with plumbing, around bathtubs and showers, etc
  • Work on decluttering your interior by storing or removing unnecessary belongings

Do You Need Help with Commercial Mold Remediation?

When you have a commercial property in New Haven, you have a unique set of challenges when faced with mold infiltration. Black mold is a possible liability, and you have to think of your customers, staff, and visitors to your business. SERVPRO’s scalability allows us to handle even the most significant mold cleanup projects. This means we can get the job done whether you have a small office with ten employees or you detect mold growth at your production facility with 200+ employees. We arrive ready to work with industrial-grade cleaning equipment and products to ensure all surfaces get left Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

SERVPRO of New Haven is ready when you need us for mold damage and detailed cleaning. Call us at (203) 234-1100.

Navigating Water Damage – Call Pros to Your New Haven Property

4/3/2023 (Permalink)

equipment on a concrete floor with water damage Our IICRC certified technicians are ready 24/7 with state-of-the-art equipment to restore your water damaged home in New Haven.

SERVPRO’s Water Damage Team is Available 24/7 in New Haven!

Water infiltration can be a tricky situation for any business or homeowner. Something that further complicates water emergencies is that they can happen in many ways, and no two properties are alike. When it comes to sewage backup, burst pipes, or a leaking roof from storms, you need someone onsite and ready to get to work fast. The longer you wait to begin water extraction and drying, the more you open yourself up to a world of costly secondary damage. SERVPRO is available around the clock, even on weekends and holidays, to help with water removal services, drying, and complete restoration!

Whether Mother Nature is the cause of your water damage in New Haven or you have interior flooding from an appliance or plumbing, SERVPRO can be there within hours to begin water cleanup and drying. Our water mitigation efforts are second to none, ensuring you limit the destruction to your property to get back to everyday routines.

Dealing With Burst Pipes in Your Basement

Broken piping can happen at any time anywhere in your home or business. Much of your plumbing is hidden from plain sight, so you might overlook an issue until the damage presents itself. Should you notice staining, musty odors, or damp building materials, these are all indicators that you have a water damage issue developing. Some of the other telltale signs there is a piping leak that must get addressed include:

  • Standing water below sinks in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, etc.
  • An unexplained spike in your water bill
  • Strange noises coming from the pipes like bubbling or whistling
  • Water that is discolored or has a funny smell
  • Changes in your water pressure

SERVPRO features IICRC-certified water restoration technicians (WRT) who can investigate to find the source of your water problem. We ensure the issue gets fixed as we begin water remediation to ensure no further damage occurs. Wherever there are unsalvageable building materials, we use controlled demolition to remove them, carefully dispose of them, and then replace them with brand new materials. 

Drying and Dehumidification are Critical in Any Water Restoration Project

Our goal here at SERVPRO is to make it “Like it never even happened.” When called to water-related emergencies, a big piece of the puzzle to reaching our goals includes our drying and dehumidification efforts. We follow our tested and proven methods to help us bring your interior back to preloss condition with the help of industrial-grade equipment and knowledge of drying theory. We also have access to thousands of pieces of equipment which allows us to scale each project as needed!

  • Powerful extractors, both portable and truck-mounted, allow our crew to remove standing water and pull moisture from carpeting, flooring, etc.
  • Air movers, industrial fans, drying mats, and other equipment allow us to enhance evaporation to reduce overall drying time. 
  • Dehumidification equipment help to cut back on relative humidity (RH) to help boost evaporation rates throughout the work zone.

There are two common types of dehumidifiers you may see our crew using for emergency water restoration projects. One option is the desiccant dehumidifier that works using desiccants, which are chemicals that aid in pulling out and absorbing moisture from the air. 

Regardless of the cause of water damage within your property, you need skilled technicians to restore everything to pre-water event condition. Look to SERVPRO of New Haven for water repair and restoration – contact our team 24/7 by dialing (203) 234-1100. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!