How SERVPRO Uses Software to Help Manage Flood Loss Events
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Software That Helps Hartford Shops in Flood Loss Situations
The restoration industry is an evolving commerce that continues to grow and expand using the latest technology. These advancements allow qualified technicians like ours to provide lasting impacts on Hartford businesses suffering water and flood losses. With hundreds of shops throughout the city, our premier restoration team finds new strategies and methods. Our goal is to provide efficient and thorough service that gets your doors back open as quickly as possible. We have embraced the technological advancements of the industry and provided some SERVPRO specific spins on these advanced strategies.
While software cannot help us dry or extract flood damage in Hartford shops in the business districts, it can help us to manage these emergencies better. As much as industry professionals and insurance adjusters can benefit from our monitoring software, we also encourage our commercial clients to gain a more intimate understanding of our Emergency READY Profile Program to help share vital data about your business during a crisis.
DryBook software is a program that allows us to document the drying process in flooded area businesses. We know that time is money in commercial projects, and you want up-to-the-minute information whenever possible about the progress of both drying efforts and other related tasks. This software is unique to our brand and can help us to coordinate information between our personnel, your insurance provider, and the customer to keep everyone on the same page.
Emergency READY Profiles
This program is one that our SERVPRO team is helping to implement to save our commercial customers time and money during a crisis. This no-cost assessment of your business can help to identify vital information you can use during an emergency. Data such as shut-off valves and emergency contact information can help prevent widespread catastrophe. This free app also gives access to those that need to notify our team about disasters in progress. The faster we get informed about flooding, for instance, the less destruction standing water can cause.
Software and technology are changing the way that we can interact with our customers and help them to make loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” If you want to know more about the way we are expanding our restoration practices during flood losses and other emergencies, give our SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford team a call today at (860) 667-9191.
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Revealed: Quick Action Leads to Storm Damage Remediation Success in Hartford
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Storms with High-Powered Winds Can Damage the Roof on Hartford Residential Properties
Hartford's proximity to the Atlantic causes a high number of storms to happen every fall. Some bring winds that reach very high speeds. The wind's intensity can create openings in the exterior of the home, causing various types of damage to start happening.
In Hartford, storm damage often affects the roof. When a roof contains gaps and missing shingles, rain, snow, and even ice can come into your attic space. Not only does moisture find a way in, but pests can also make use of such new openings, soon causing infestations and other forms of destruction. When water saturates wood long enough, rot can start. The weight of any significant snowfall can cause the roof to collapse.
Once moisture starts to affect the attic area, insulation becomes compressed and unable to function with your heating and cooling system. During the winter, your heating bills can escalate because of the warmth escaping through the attic and the roof. Replacing new insulation stops this waste from recurring, resulting in reduced utilities every month.
SERVPRO technicians and members of our building department know how to efficiently work together to restore your house and mitigate the area. Controlling the spread of any deterioration means we can more easily get things cleaned up for you. Rebuilding areas that became damaged is part of this and helps ensure that mitigated areas also look like they did before the stormy weather.
Other areas that can succumb to damage from storms include gutters and downspouts, basements and foundations, windows, siding and trim, among other components of your property. Our building crew can help with many of these areas when storms or flooding damages them. No matter what your property's needs might include, SERVPRO has the technicians and the equipment to restore things, “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford knows how to restore your roof after destructive wind and rain passes through the area. Call our 24-hour service line, (860) 667-9191, any hour of the day or night, year-round. We have the skills, knowledge, and dedication your house needs.
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Why Water Removal Must Happen Quickly in Hartford Homes
We know how quickly a water damage in your Hartford home can get away from you.
SERVPRO can walk you through how-to's and Whys for your water damage in Hartford.
Substantial water loss incidents can quickly threaten Hartford homes by moving away from the point of origin and affecting multiple areas of the property. As detrimental as standing water can be for your home, the priority in this situation must be getting the supply of this damage shut down so that professional restoration specialists can get to work on what must happen to return your property to preloss condition. As a premier restoration company in the area, we have state-of-the-art solutions and equipment to address water losses efficiently.
As water removal in Hartford homes is the priority of our arriving SERVPRO professionals, we arrive with multiple tools and machines to help. We have powerful tools ranging from the highly mobile wet-vacs with extraction wands to the shaft-driven extractor trucks in our Green Fleet. As soon as our professionals arrive, we can begin these mitigation tactics to remove standing water from surfaces susceptible to oversaturation.
One of the main reasons that restoration work must begin so quickly when standing water threatens the property is how quickly these conditions can penetrate flooring and walls. Elements like drywall and specific natural wood flooring options both have a high porosity rating. When exposed to standing water, or even excessive moisture, these materials can begin absorbing it. Even in a short period of a few days, this saturation can change the composition of these materials, allowing them to swell, distort, warp, and erode.
Should these affected materials need to get replaced, you might consider the installation of water-resistant or waterproof flooring. With a purchase like this, you want options with the lowest possible porosity rating like ceramic tile, vinyl flooring with tight seams, and similar selections. While you cannot always expect a water loss incident to occur, there are clear benefits to thinking ahead to the possibility that another could happen.
Flooring and the walls of your home can quickly absorb moisture from standing water and become ruined. Without the fast and deliberate response of our SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford team, it can be challenging to know you have successfully removed moisture and dampness from affected areas. Let our professionals help you by calling (860) 667-9191.
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Are Smoke Odors Lingering After Fire Damage in Your Hartford Home?
Long after the fire is extinguished, smoke odors persist. SERVPRO has the know how to remove the odors.
Containing Odor after a Fire Damage Event in Your Hartford Home
Fire damage situations are usually associated with the odor problem. All the odors at the site are not the same since the fire must have consumed several items whose chemical composition is different. It can be a challenging task to come up with a unique method to counteract the different smells. Even having modern equipment is not enough to determine all the sources of the smells within your Hartford home.
To eliminate the odor problem from your Hartford property after a fire damage event, we make use of multiple deodorization techniques. Though we are usually successful as far as neutralizing the smell is concerned, it is hard to know the primary deodorization procedure that eliminated the odor. There are two key aspects of deodorization that you need to differentiate during the odor elimination process: odor removal and odor control.
Removing the source of the odor is usually the first step that our SERVPRO technicians perform during the fire deodorization process. After that, we clean the site to remove any remaining residues. In some cases, the odor molecules suspended in the surrounding air, so, we perform air scrubbing and ventilation to address such a problem. We are going to look at some of the procedures we use to do odor control.
Chemical containment is the first step in controlling odors. This process aims to prevent the vaporization of smell-causing molecules into the air. We achieve that by spraying a chemical deodorizer which forms a wall-like barrier that stops evaporation of molecules from the smell-causing material. It means we have to direct the spray to the surfaces where the odors are originating.
At this point, our SERVPRO technicians can go ahead and perform vapor odor control, which is a procedure that contains the odor molecules that are already airborne before we have performed chemical containment. During this step, we apply deodorants that release vapors, which neutralize the smells. Lastly, we can perform thermal fogging as part of the odor control process.
SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford can perform a stress-free fire damage restoration process in your commercial or residential property. Call (860) 667-9191 to learn more about our industry-proven restoration procedures.
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Fast Response to Flooding Emergencies in Hartford Homes
SERVPRO has the response team you need for all your flood needs in Hartford.
We want to be the team that is there for all of your needs in Hartford.
One of the most rewarding aspects that we can offer our Hartford customers is our fast response in their time of need. We know that many of the other options in the area might make you wait for standard business hours before they can accept your call and dispatch trained personnel to help you. Our SERVPRO team has an entire crew of dedicated professionals accredited in every niche of the restoration industry available 24/7 to help whenever the situation arises. This same response amid a crisis is vital to protecting your home, its occupants, and the contents of the property as well.
You might think flood damage in Hartford is an inevitability, and for some, this might be true. How you respond to these circumstances is the difference between excessive out of pocket expenses and time-consuming restoration work to return your property to preloss condition. When it comes to flood damage recovery, the tasks fall to several divisions of our qualified technicians accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the American Bio Recovery Association (ABRA), including:
- WRT – Water Restoration Technicians
- ASD – Applied Structural Drying
- AMRT – Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians
- UFT – Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technicians
- CCT – Carpet Cleaning Technicians
- OCT – Odor Control Specialists
- Biohazard recovery and cleanup
The SERVPRO professionals that we dispatch to flood loss events have the training and expertise to work quickly on reducing the presence of water in every damaged portion of your property. We arrive with ready trailers stocked with an array of extraction tools, including our portable sump pumps, trash pumps, and wet-vacs. For more extreme standing water situations, we have a shaft-driven, truck-mount pump capable of pulling 300 psi.
The faster that our professionals can respond to these situations, the better protected your property becomes. We can continue mitigation efforts immediately following extraction efforts, so we can prevent most, if not all, installed materials from requiring removal and reconstruction.
Flooding is a situation that no homeowner has gotten fully prepared to face, and as such, it should be the responsibility of qualified SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford specialists. We have a full range of leading tools and equipment to make any flood loss scenario “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call whenever disasters strike at (860) 667-9191.
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Call Us 24/7 To Restore Your Hartford Schools After Flood Damage Hits
This photo shows the muddy debris from the groundwater that entered this school corridor. SERVPRO had the advanced equipment for water extraction.
How SERVPRO Handles Commercial Flood Damage in Hartford Schools
Water damage in any type of business or municipal building is bad enough. Then factor in the added challenges of cleaning up a groundwater intrusion. This type of loss is particularly daunting due to the potential for the water to carry in debris, mud, and contaminants. Safety for both employees and the public is a priority.
When cleaning up commercial flood damage in a Hartford school, SERVPRO technicians first test the water on arrival. It is vital to determine the nature of any toxins or contaminants in the water, so we apply the proper cleaners to sanitize the property. If there was anything fortunate about the incident, the only positive side was that the kids were on summer break and very few people needed to access the property during mitigation.
We partitioned off the water-loss affected area to stop other people entering the building from coming into contact with the groundwater while we cleaned it up. SERVPRO technicians wear protective gear and have certifications for handling category three biohazards safely.
Common issues we handle during flood cleanup:
- Debris brought in with the groundwater-Mud and dirt are a common feature with flood damage
- Flood damaged sheetrock-When exposed to water, it wicked moisture quickly and required flood cuts to remove the damaged building materials while leaving portions without water damage in place.
- Water follows the path of least resistance-We scope all areas to determine pathways of water migration and ensure no areas of excessive moisture are left.
- Move out furnishings for cleaning-Fortunately, the classroom desks and chairs were constructed from rust-resistant metal and had the potential for cleaning and disinfection.
Mold is a genuine concern after any type of flood damage, and our technicians set drying goals for the property with this in mind. While zero is not an attainable goal, mold does not thrive under 45% humidity, and we dry the structure until we hit our pre-set mark. Once dry, we disinfect and perform any needed odor treatments to return the school building to its preloss condition and get it ready for class.
SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford stands ready to support our local community whenever there is commercial flood damage. Call us 24/7 at (860) 667-9191 no matter how large or small because We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.
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Our Professionals Discuss The Common Safety Hazards After A Flood In Your Hartford Home
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Common Safety Hazards After Flood Damage In Hartford Homes
Flood damage has the potential to strike any time of the year. When it does, homeowners need to engage cleanup efforts as quickly as possible. Before our emergency response team arrives on-site, there are things you can do to help minimize loss to the home.
When flood damage hits your Hartford home, you need to ascertain the type of water that has entered the home. Rainwater comes into the house from sources such as a leaky roof or a broken window allowing rain into the home. This type of storm damage is known as a category one or clean water event. As long as cleanup efforts begin quickly before bacteria and odors have a chance to set up, many of the water-affected items have restoration potential.
The other type of water intrusion is groundwater. This kind most often happens during flash floods in this area of the State and whatever the water runs through gets brought along with it, frequently bacteria and sewage are found in this type of home flood. Here are a few actions you can do before water cleanup efforts begin to limit the loss:
• If groundwater is in the room, do not come into contact with it.
• For clean water spills, move items away from the leak or area where water enters the home if it's safe to do so.
• Turn off the electricity and gas to the house if you can do so safely.
• Flood water that has reached above wall plugs carries the danger of shock avoid turning on lights or entering these areas if the electricity is still active.
SERVPRO technicians arrive at your property usually within an hour after the initial call, and we immediately scope the property to determine the migration path of the water. After a thorough extraction and drying, we remove non-restorable items and perform any odor and disinfection needed. If any building materials show damage, our technicians remove them as required and notate them as repairs needed to return the home to its preloss condition. We do not stop until the home is clean, sanitary, and odor-free.
SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford knows when our local community has flood damage, they need help immediately, not the next business day. Contact our certified technicians at (860) 667-9191, and we can make your water loss “Like it never even happened.”
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How Portable Power Can Help with Fire Recovery in Hartford
SERVPRO can bring the POWER to you, when you have a fire damage in Hartford
We care about our Hartford neighbors, especially in a time were we can help.
Many disasters that can affect a Hartford home can do more than structural damages. In many fire loss scenarios, for example, the power to the house can get severed temporarily and can continue to stay disconnected until much of the mitigation work completes in the property. Because so much of the equipment that our SERVPRO team uses, or tools that you might want to utilize yourself rely on electricity, portable power solutions can keep the project headed in the right direction regardless of the circumstances.
Even without fire damage to Hartford homes, the acquisition of a moderate-sized generator can be a wise purchase for an area homeowner. With the severe weather that can get expected, power outages are never out of the question – not to mention their application in situations like this fire loss recovery. Smaller units might not have the capability to support running multiple high-consumption restoration tools like hydroxyl/ozone machines, carpet cleaning devices, and even deodorizers. A moderate to large generator, even rented from a local home improvement location temporarily, can ensure that you never run out of power.
While our SERVPRO team can utilize our large trailered generator solutions that produce far more in portable power than we would need to recover a single home, it also provides multiple options in approaches to restoration and mitigation for the property. Containment strategies employing filtering units can get used alongside recovery tools for cleanup, debris removal, controlled demolition, and restoration.
This multi-faceted approach powered by one central unit can increase the efficiency of this cleanup to get you back in the house more quickly. Generators can also be instrumental in more comfortable recovery efforts for workers as well, allowing filtering of the air within the property as well as running air conditioners or heaters depending on the season in question.
Portable power solutions are priorities of our SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford team, as many damaging circumstances can sever the connection to specific utilities. If you are attempting to go about fire loss restoration on your own, ensure you have the right tools and the right power solutions for the job. Give us a call anytime you need us at (860) 667-9191.
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Portable Power Solutions for Water Removal in Hartford Homes
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There are many times in which water loss incidents can become so substantial for Hartford homes that other utilities and services running to the property also become compromised. Most often, households can lose their electricity, cable, and phone service when electronic hubs and equipment get overly exposed to spreading water or moisture. Even with the water damage quickly moving throughout the property, there is little that even our experienced technicians can do without power.
Part of our fast response in emergencies to begin water removal in Hartford homes is ensuring our SERVPRO technicians arrive with the full measure of recovery tools and equipment they need to complete the task. We cannot anticipate the loss of power for disasters, but we do have solutions that can help to provide stable electricity to help homeowners and our technicians through the earliest stages of mitigation until the power can get restored by the utility company.
There are multiple ways that solutions like portable generators and trailer systems can benefit your restoration project in a house, and some of these include:
- Provides electricity to run multiple units, including extraction tools, air purifiers, and drying units.
- Allows for lighting to get installed temporarily on stands throughout the affected areas of the work area.
- Helps customers to complete their departure efforts safely and efficiently.
Portable power solutions can help our SERVPRO professionals to start work immediately on your water-damaged home. Faster response means fewer materials that get saturated and ruined by standing water concerns in the house, and a constant recovery process even in fluctuating electricity conditions. Even with tasks like helping customers to finish gathering irreplaceable items and possessions before their departure safely, preparedness for any emergency condition is critical.
We work to provide every customer with an immediate response to the hazards of water loss incidents. From our powerful extraction equipment to our cleaning and drying approaches, you can count on our SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford team to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (860) 667-9191.
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Newington Storm Water Penetration? Call SERVPRO for Help
Flooding in Newington!! What to Do?? Easy, Call SERVPRO for Extraction and Clean Up
Benefits of a Fast Response after Flooding in Newington
Flooding is a dangerous situation for Newington homeowners, as the resulting damages can spread quickly throughout the residence and cause substantial saturation and degradation. While these conditions are correctable with the right equipment and expertise, you must react quickly to the situation to get experienced personnel on-site and working towards the restoration of the property. Our professionals can help you.
While flood damage in any Newington home can be devastating and destructive, a fast response from trained professionals like our SERVPRO team can have a positive effect on this outcome. We have powerful mitigation tools for extraction and drying that can reduce the spread of the flood damages and can work to improve the condition of many exposed construction materials and structural elements. It is critical for qualified professionals to respond immediately, even amid a flooding crisis, to get this work started.
Our team has a ready trailed stocked with modern extraction and drying equipment designed to make short work of flooding effects. While even the most advanced tools and technology cannot reverse the effects of water damages, prompt response with these machines can limit how widespread the destruction of flooding can be for your property. Our SERVPRO professionals have a 24/7 response to these emergencies, working quickly to establish containment and to understand the full scope of the damage to get drying equipment set up in optimal locations.
Another reason that a prompt response is valuable for your home after a disaster like this is repairing penetration points where floodwaters got into the house. With a team of licensed general contractors with years of experience in the building trades, we can help to repair damaged areas of your property to prevent further penetration of moisture and water from the current storm system or ones yet to arrive.
It can be challenging to think quickly amid a disaster like flooding, but reaching out to our SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford team can help to protect your home and its occupants. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (860) 667-9191.
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