Slow Leaks Can Cause Exponential Damage to your Hartford Home
SERVPRO Helps Hartford Resident Limit Property Losses from Water Exposure
The capital city of Connecticut State is one of the oldest in America. Hartford was initially established as a settlement as early as 1635 when dutch explorers set up a trading outpost on the North-Eastern Coast of America. Formal acquisition of the land was paid to the indigenous Pequot population, while the nearby fortifications saw a massive surge in immigrants from Britain. Over time the British colonies became so large that territories were formally divided between them and the Dutch. In this region of Connecticut, the initial groundwork was laid for a US constitution in a ruling document named the Fundamental Orders. As a result of this unified governing proposition and its influence in the US's later establishment, the state carries the moniker of the Constitution State. During the Industrial Revolution, Hartford became a center for manufacturing, with legendary gunsmith Colt mass-producing weapons that would eventually be sold worldwide. The proximity to ports and trade, by virtue of being on the East Coast, saw a dramatic growth of factories and commerce throughout the 19th century, which laid the groundwork for the 122 587 people living in the region today.
As a business center, Hartford's city has seldom reached the levels of prosperity that were prevalent in the 19th century. From the mid-twentieth century, the population began to decline, with many residents preferring the suburban centers around Connecticut instead of living in the city itself. This movement of people eventually led to the movement of large businesses, and employers, from Hartford and establishing headquarters elsewhere. The movement of the hockey franchise, the Hartford Whalers, from the area in 1997 illustrates the overall decline, which is also reflected by the shrinking population in the 1990s. Today, Hartford maintains a strong reputation for medical research and remains home to several large insurance firms such as the Lincoln National Foundation and United Healthcare. Historically, it remains a must-see destination for those interested in American history and, particularly, the formation of the United States as well as seminal US authors such as Mark Twain.
- For history buffs, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art houses one of the most extensive early European and American works. Over 50,000 pieces are stored in the multi-story museum, itself a piece of history, with over 75,000 square feet of floor space. The Museum on Main Street is one of the largest and oldest collections in the United States, with a long, storied history of excellence.
- The Ancient Burying Ground in Gold Street is a testament to some of the earliest settlers on the East Coast and the final resting place of historical figures like Thomas Hooker and Jeremiah Wadsworth. The quaint cemetery is one of the oldest churches in the US, which was first opened in 1636. The burying ground, and adjacent chapel, are in excellent condition and well worth visiting during a day in Hartford.
- Hartford maintains its reputation as a cultural center with several excellent theater companies and schools. The Bushnell Center for Performing Arts features regular classic theater shows, while the smaller Hartford Stage and Theater Works also offer an eclectic mixture of contemporary drama. Small comedy clubs and theaters dot the streets of Hartford's historic downtown and are worth dropping in on.
Historical sites and landmarks in Hartford, Connecticut
- The Mark Twain House & Museum on Farmington Avenue is a National Historic Landmark. Some of the most influential American literary fiction was written here by the seminal author, Mark Twain, including Huck Finn, The Prince & The Pauper, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The 19th-century structure houses a library, museum and is a fantastic example of period gothic architecture.
- The stunning Connecticut State Capitol building and surrounding grounds of Bushnell Park are visited by millions of tourists every year. Members of the public are invited to see the house of representatives and the state senate in action via the viewing gallery, while guided tours inform you of this area's unique history and heritage.
- For a unique, historic, and luxurious stay in Hartford, the only place to go is the Goodwin Hotel. Situated at the heart of the city on Haynes Street, this 19th-century structure is stunning inside and out with famous guests, including J.P. Morgan. While many aspects of the hotel have been lovingly restored with original features, there is still a modern feel inside, thanks to innovative renovations over the past few years.
SERVPRO Assists Hartford Residents with Water Restoration and Can Arrive On-site Within Four Hours of Notification of Loss.
Slow leaks or insufficient insulation can lead to unpleasant moisture issues in your home. Water damages typically appear as damp spots or yellowing and cracking of paintwork. These seemingly benign problems can be the symptom of a more terminal issue. SERVPRO technicians take great care in identifying and rectifying water issues for residents of the Hartford area. Our technicians undergo extensive training before gaining practical experience under the tutelage of an experienced crew chief. By working hard with homeowners and insurance adjusters, we can confidently perform water restoration in your property. We incorporate many additional services into our repair, which could help to protect your home against future water intrusion events or prevent secondary damages. Our contents restoration uses state of the art equipment and techniques to return your belongings to their preloss condition.
- Our ability to identify long-term water issues and mitigate them effectively makes us a leading water restoration provider for residents in Hartford.
- By balancing mitigation with preventative treatment, we can guard your home against expensive secondary damages.
- Additional services include the restoration of sensitive textiles as well as full carpet cleaning. We may also be able to help with document drying, electronics, and artwork restoration.
If there is suspected water intrusion in your home, you should contact a professional restoration service immediately. Contact SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford at (860) 667-9191.