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What is the Best Way to Protect Stock in a Newington Warehouse During Commercial Water Damage Restoration

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

a broken ceiling exposing pipes Commercial water damage can affect many aspects of your business. Contact SERVPRO to assess the situation and formulate a remediation plan.

SERVPRO Techs Work to Minimize the Need to Replace Items Due to Water Damage in Newington Properties

When the need for water removal happens in a Newington warehouse, the elevated moisture levels can cause damage to items in cardboard boxes and paper products. Failure to protect existing stock items can increase the cost to the property owner in terms of replacement of these items.

SERVPRO techs assisting Newington business properties with commercial water damage restoration services bring more than equipment to the work-site. The technicians perform several actions to help limit the damage to stored stock within warehouses and backrooms:

  • Taking air moisture readings and removing stock in high humidity conditions
  • Setting up containment to assist in keeping stock dry
  • Performing organized pack-out services as needed

The techs sometimes only need to cover items during the water cleanup job. When air moisture readings show high humidity conditions, the techs often opt to remove items in boxes or paper-based products to be certain these things receive no ill-effects from the moisture. The organized pack-out is a detailed process that records the area the items get removed from, their condition and exactly where they get placed so if the property owner has a question regarding a specific article, SERVPRO can get it without delay.

SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford at (860) 667-9191 stands ready to assist local Newington businesses with any size or type of commercial water damage restoration.

Do Hartford Homeowners Have to Wait for Flood Damage to Recede Before Bringing in SERVPRO?

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded street with water everywhere Has your home recently been affected by a flood? Team SERVPRO can help with the right equipment and certified technicians to handle the job.

SERVPRO Techs Can Perform Water Cleanup As Soon As Hartford Property Owners Call

After storms bring heavy rains, the need for flood restoration in Hartford properties can be an issue. Many homeowners mistakenly believe they must wait until the water recedes to begin the cleanup; however, that is not the case.

SERVPRO techs can start flood damage restoration in Hartford residential properties as soon as the property owner calls in a request. Standing water is no match for the techs' professional water removal equipment on these types of jobs.

The technicians determine if the water in the property is groundwater or clean rainwater from a roof or window leak. In cases of groundwater, special actions need to happen, such as:

  • Treatment of the water with professional biocides
  • Containment to inhibit the spread of airborne water vapor
  • Safe extraction and disposal following municipal guidelines for biohazard wastewater

It is not uncommon for SERVPRO techs to run air quality measures such as air scrubbers and set up negative air chambers to port particulate elements off-site. 

SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford at (860) 667-9191 is ready to assist property owners in Hartford with flood damage cleanup and water removal services as needed, available 24/7.

Can Fire Damage Restoration Clean Newington Kitchens and Appliances?

7/11/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged kitchen with soot covering everything When fire damage occurs in your kitchen, the situation needs a quick resolution. Contact our team to come out and quickly assess and remediate.

SERVPRO Has Professional Cleaning Agents to Restore Newington Kitchens Like New After Fire Damage

After a Newington kitchen has fire damage, particularly after a protein-based fire, there can be heavy smoke damage and residues. Homeowners should hand over this type of cleanup job to a professional restoration company for the best outcome.

One of the biggest reasons fire damage restoration by Newington homeowners is a bad idea is because not all residues left behind get cleaned in the same manner. High heat fires produce dry soot, which collects in corners and around the ceilings, sometimes producing soot webs. If wet cleaning products get applied, it can ruin a surface as this type of smoke damage needs to get gently lifted away using dry cleaning sponges. Protein and wet smoke residues leave a greasy film that sticks to surfaces. Often a solvent-based cleaner gets used to release its grip. After a kitchen fire, SERVPRO can:

  • Bring in a local expert to determine if appliances need repairs or are safe to operate
  • Negate cross-contamination from happening with airborne particulate 
  • Use solutions specifically made for cleaning appliances with smoke damage
  • Leave the kitchen "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford at (860) 667-9191 serves the Newington community for all types and sizes of fire damage restoration needs.

SERVPRO Provides Newington Homeowners with Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

pipe leak in ceiling SERVPRO can locate the leak, remove ceiling materials, repair and replace "Like it never even happened." Ask are many Newington customers.

Air Circulation, Deodorizing and Controlling Microbial Growth after Water Damage

The presence of excess moisture in the home can be a catalyst for extensive property issues. Sometimes these problems manifest in mold growth. Other times, the steady weakening of the structure alongside stagnation can require general contractors to work onsite. We are a restoration team that can remediate these issues before they become too severe, using industry-leading training, equipment, and experience.

Our team has helped the community overcome water damage in Newington properties for many years. The process begins with an easy phone call to the SERVPRO twenty-four-hour emergency contact line. From here, our staff can arrange an appropriate service by gauging both the scale and severity of the task at hand. We can send a technician or a crew to your property within four hours of notification of damage and have on-call technicians for out-of-hours emergencies.

Safety is the priority in any home emergency. Our restorers can spot potential hazards, loose electric wires, and assess the level of water contamination and whether or not it is likely to become more severe. Starting from the source of water, usually a damaged or split pipe, SERVPRO technicians work outwards using detection equipment, including thermal imaging cameras and moisture sensors, to discover the water source and the extent of its movement.

Water Removal Services

The proper drying of a property ensures that you are protected from microbial growth, water stagnation, and mold and assist with odor removal. The critical method of drying property is establishing air circulation through the affected area. By drilling small holes underneath fittings or beneath skirting, SERVPRO can pump warm air into wall cavities, establish an airflow, and ensure the property is dry inside and out.

Managing water issues in your property is more complicated than removing the visible signs of moisture. We adopt a holistic approach that tackles odor, dries your property, and controls microbial growth. Where necessary, we can thoroughly deodorize your home and apply antimicrobial treatments as an added layer of protection after water damages. Our team always strives to restore and not replace water-damaged materials and content.

When in need of assistance, contact SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford at (860) 667-9191.

Don’t Stress Over Fire Damage Remediation In Your Newington Home

6/12/2021 (Permalink)

green ozone machine servpro SERVPRO offers IICRC certified fire and smoke damage technicians for your Newington home restoration

Why Contact SERVPRO for Fire Damage in a Newington Home

Unfortunately, many Newington homeowners experience the often devastating effects of a fire damage incident in their property. In these situations, residents must act quickly to secure the appropriately skilled professionals to address these spreading concerns and ultimately return the house to pre-fire condition. Our team has extensive experience and training through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as fire and smoke restoration specialists and odor control technicians. This training helps us understand the best approaches to overcome hazardous effects in your house after this disaster.

We know the investment you have in your home and its contents, making fire damage in Newington such a destructive force. Our SERVPRO professionals can arrive quickly to begin protecting and removing affected contents, furniture, and possessions from the house to start vital mitigation work. With symptoms that often follow fire damage incidents like widespread soot and smoke residue and harsh odors that can become embedded in fabrics, construction materials, and other areas, recovering this damage is a challenging task.

IICRC Trained Fire Restoration Technicians

Even with the extensive training and experience that our professionals have in combating fire damage effects, these efforts can often become steadily challenged without effective containment solutions. After a fire, our SERVPRO professionals can often utilize advanced machines like hydroxyl or ozone units, even air scrubbers, all with HEPA filters that can begin to address airborne contaminants, particulates, and odors.

The fast response of our technicians to a fire damage incident also allows us to set up physical containment barriers and thick plastic sheeting. These sealed-off areas can prevent the penetration of odor molecules and airborne soot and smoke residue particulates.

While many homeowners often fixate on structural concerns after a fire damage incident, many steps are vital to addressing all of the effects after these disasters. You can count on the experience and equipment of our SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford team to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (860) 667-9191.

What Processes Remove Mold Odors from Newington Offices?

6/7/2021 (Permalink)

mold in a petri dish Mold growth affects IAQ indoor air quality in Newington Commercial Structures--Call SERVPRO for remediation

Deodorization is vital in restoring normal work conditions for staff and customers in Newington businesses

Office buildings can be notorious for allowing the fast and devastating spread of disaster effects, especially microorganisms seeking new surfaces in moist conditions. Active colonization can produce volatile organic compounds that are a hazard for those exposed and overwhelming musty odors in many cases. Even with prompt remediation solutions, deodorization must occur to get the office back up and running as soon as possible.

A Deodorizing Restoration Tactic for Damaged Newington Offices

Mold removal for Newington businesses is only part of the obstacles to getting an office back to normal operations. After remediation treatments like antimicrobial cleaning and surface sanding, drywall and other building materials require repainting to return to their original appearance. By using a special odor sealing primer before the topcoat, our SERVPRO team can often quickly avoid lengthy deodorization processes with other tools in our inventory like:

  • Foggers
  • Air scrubbers
  • Hydroxyl machines
  • Odor counteractants

Deodorization can be a formidable lingering process that requires several tactics and techniques to finish. As a leading mold removal team, our SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford professionals can help you through many of the steps to getting your doors back open. Call us today at (860) 667-9191.

Are There Risks With Basement Flooding in Newington Homes?

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. Flood damage restoration by SERVPRO is second to none. We have all the manpower and equipment for any size disaster.

Our experienced flood restoration team must carefully extract water from Newington basements.

Several feet of standing water is possible in the house's basement levels, making a substantial obstacle for our responding technicians to overcome. When outside flooding has infiltrated the property, standing water surrounding the structure can impact the softness and saturation of soil against blockwork and foundational materials. Our technicians extract water and look for signs of physical damage forming or structural changes like:

  • Bulging materials
  • Leaks and water running
  • Missing/damaged mortar joints

Are Repairs Necessary During Flood Restoration? 

By removing flood damage in Newington homes in stages, we can better regulate when repairs or reconstruction is necessary. Flood damage and water damage repairs often coincide, as long exposures to moisture can deteriorate sensitive building materials like drywall and wood framing.

From the extraction of standing water after basement flooding to the possible repairs your property might need, our SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford is a one-stop-shop for restoration and recovery. Call us today at (860) 667-9191.

How Does SERVPRO Successfully Provide Fire Damage Restoration to Newington?

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

open flames SERVPRO works with insurance companies to make you live easier with the fire restoration service going on. Call now!

Our experienced team can offer mitigation and fire restoration to Newington residences.

To our SERVPRO team, successful fire damage restoration provides efficient solutions that are a product of safe, thorough, and quality work. After a fire, multiple hazards can exist within the property that require immediate job scoping and damage assessment to uncover and prepare to overcome.

What Does the Job Scoping Phase Uncover? 

To determine the estimated cost and formulate strategies within the proposed labor budget by the insurance provider, a tailored plan must exist for fire damage restoration in Newington homes. Job scoping by our production manager can provide a fast turnaround of information to the insurance adjuster to ensure the damage claim approval happens rapidly and that responding field technicians are made aware of:

  • Unsalvageable materials
  • Desirable cleaning methods
  • Order of room production
  • Designated workspaces

When fire damage restoration is necessary for area homes, you can count on the fast response and experience of our SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford team. We are available 24/7 at (860) 667-9191.

How Our Water Restoration Company Helps Protect Hartford Businesses

5/7/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician at work. SERVPRO will be onsite within 4 hours of the initial call. Water damage remediation is our specialty.

Fast-spreading water damage can threaten venues and educational centers of Hartford. 

The capital city is home to more than 120,000 residents, which has made it one of the most populated cities in New England. The city Hartford has an upscale appearance through many of its neighborhoods with more reasonable real estate and opportunities than other major cities in Connecticut. When water damages impact area homes, owners look for experienced water restoration companies like ours to help with:

  • Water damage remediation
  • Basement flooding
  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Flood restoration
  • Emergency services water damage

Protecting the Diverse Culture of Hartford

While there might not be many water restoration companies in Hartford with the experience and training of our SERVPRO team, there are many locations where travelers and residents can learn more about the area and educate themselves. Cultural centers abound in Hartford, some of which include:

  • Connecticut State Library – At the top of Bushnell Park, you will find this educational center home to thousands of literary volumes and the Museum of Connecticut History with several exhibits dedicated to famed Hartford resident Samuel Colt.
  • Connecticut Science Center – This state-of-the-art museum has nine stories and encompasses a total of 154,000 square feet of exhibits, artifacts, interactive displays, and more.
  • Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art – Home to more than 50,000 creations and objects, this museum is the oldest continually operating art museum in the United States since opening its doors in 1844.

The Allure of Entertainment Options in the Capital 

  • Mark Twain House – This is the long-standing residence of Samuel Clemens as he raised his daughters with his wife. It would be here that he penned many of his most popular books. Now, the site is a museum to the famous author’s life.
  • Xfinity Theater – This is one of the largest live music/performance amphitheaters in the country, with an impressive capacity of 30,000. This is a popular venue for traveling music and stand-up comedy acts.

Choosing the Right Water Restoration Companies for Hartford Homes

Water restoration companies like ours understand that no two water damage incidents are the same, so careful damage assessment and job scoping are critical to determining where recovery practices are necessary. Our project manager or crew chief can work with the customer to define the priorities of the homeowner and the most pressing threats.

Premier Drying Tools for Water Clean Up 

Regulating the environmental conditions is a critical aspect of successful water clean-up and drying practices. Whether it is substantial trapped water during flood restoration or ceiling leaks that require focused evaporation, we have several tools and products to help. Centrifugal air movers help target specific moist spots on building materials to prevent reconstruction.

As one of the most bustling communities in the state, the threats of situations like water damage are ever-present. As rapidly as pooling and moisture migration can affect the structure, our SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford can show the value of a fast response when every minute counts. Give us a call today at (860) 667-9191.

Taking Care Of Everything During Hartford Fire Damage Restoration

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

smoke and soot damaged home Fire damage leaves a mess behind. Smoke and soot damaged are no easy task. SERVPRO has the equipment for any size disaster.

SERVPRO coordinates the moving parts of Hartford house fire clean up

One of the most daunting things about fire damage is realizing how many different things you need to worry about. Your walls and floors might have soot damage. There could be clothes, textiles, or electronics that are warped by the fire. Fire-fighting water and chemicals can soak into all kinds of materials, including wooden floors and furniture.

When it comes to fire damage restoration in your Hartford home, you need a smoke damage crew who can coordinate every part of the restoration effort. SERVPRO takes care of:

  • Prioritizing cleaning and restoration tasks, so things get fixed in the fastest and most helpful way.
  • Helping you sort out what is salvageable and what is not.
  • Testing fibers on sooty carpets, drapes, and upholstery, to determine the best and safest cleaning method. 
  • Taking pictures for insurance agents and talking with them on your behalf.
  • Working with other professionals such as electricians, plumbers, or decorators, to leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

Let SERVPRO take care of every aspect of your house fire clean-up. Do not wait – it is better to get in touch as soon as you can. Call SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford at (860) 667-9191.