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How can New Haven Businesses Protect Themselves Against Flood Damage?

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

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A professional water restoration team can help mitigate the loss associated with flood damage in New Haven.

New Haven, the second-largest city in Connecticut, is located on the harbor of the same name and is considered part of the New York metropolitan area. Not surprisingly, it is the first planned city in the United States and started as a four-by-four grid with a central place where downtown New Haven existed. It was founded in 1638 by English Puritans and is recognizable as the home of Yale University. 

From 1701 to 1873, New Haven shared its role as the capital of Connecticut with Hartford. Although the sole governance was eventually entrusted to the latter, the city is still known as the "Cultural Capital" of the state in response to its vibrant artistic community. The Puritans developed New Haven, but they were not the first to inhabit the area. The Quinnipiac fished and farmed the land before the arrival of European settlers. Even though the Dutch visited and established minor trading posts in current-day New Haven, it wasn't until a group of Puritans left the Massachusetts Bay Colony with the desire to settle into a community where religion and government worked closely together. At the time, the Quinnipiac was in conflict with neighboring Pequots, and John Davenport, the group's leader, offered the tribe protection in exchange for permission to purchase their lands. 

The incorporation of New Haven in 1784 coincided with the city's pivotal industrial activity. 

Eli Whitney, a Yale graduate, developed the cotton gin and created a gun manufacturing plant. These two elements set the stage for New Haven to become a manufacturing town, which profoundly benefited the city during the American Civil War. As a result, the population grew, and the economy strengthened. Today, New Haven continues with its purposeful urban planning. Although manufacturing is no longer its most substantial sector, Yale University continues to be at the core of economic activity. Both the University and Yale-New Haven Hospital are large employers, and tech startups continue to flourish.

Visitors may be surprised that New Haven is a delight for the foodies among you. Many internationally acclaimed eateries grace its streets, representing the food and culture of many countries and cultures. Some of the most famous establishments include-

  • Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana- famous for its pizza
  • Louis' Lunch- famous for its fast food since its founding in 1895
  • Miya's- home to the first restaurant in the world to feature sustainable sushi

Protecting your New Haven business

Flood damage can happen throughout New Haven, and acting quickly is your first line of defense when it happens to your business. Whether you own a restaurant, a bookstore, or a beauty salon, your safety is of paramount importance to our team at SERVPRO, and we approach your needs with the greatest professionalism. While avoiding cross-contamination and mitigating your loss, we may see us employ some of the following-

  • Truck-mounted and submersible pumps
  • Anti-microbial solutions
  • Thermal foggers and deodorizers

When you call SERVPRO of New Haven at (203) 234-1100, you access the area's top water restoration team. Reach us around the clock and let us do our best to leave your place "Like it never even happened."

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