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Phases of Newington Water Damage Mitigation and Remediation
Our industry-certified technicians in Newington are equipped with the latest water damage restoration equipment like the Injectidy System.
Research-Based Protocols Help SERVPRO with Effective Water Removal in Newington
Water damage in Newington poses a challenge for property owners. First, locating and then strategizing to eliminate the destructive moisture reliably delivers the desired results when following a research-based process. Trained technicians are vital during the evacuation of all excess water and follow up with applied structural drying to avoid secondary damage.
Who Establishes Best Practices for Restoration Professionals?
Newington water damage must resolve quickly to prevent progressive deterioration and secondary issues like mold and rusting of metal supports and fasteners. SERVPRO supports our managers and crew members through comprehensive coursework and hands-on opportunities from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The IICRC is an international standards-setting and education entity, continually exploring and updating the most advantageous moisture control and elimination strategies.
What Causes Water Damage in Newington?
Homes and commercial businesses are loaded with appliances on all living and storage levels, threaded with plumbing lines, and protected from the elements with a broad range of exterior building materials. Damage from compromised waste or supply lines or winds and precipitation, as well as lack of upkeep, can destroy both the structures and contents inside a building when one or more of the following occur:
- Burst pipes
- Roof leaks from storms or delayed maintenance
- Gutters and downspouts are missing, damaged, or improperly installed
- Appliance malfunction
When your property experiences any of the above events, substantial quantities of water can spread and create adverse effects throughout building materials and contents.
How Does SERVPRO Approach Water Damage Scenarios?
An experienced IICRC-certified SERVPRO project manager arrives at your Newington property and assesses the circumstances. Although interventions might look similar from job to job, we must scope out your home or the commercial space layout. We need to identify any confined areas and recesses or cavities where fluid can hide. Mapping the location of utility lines and evaluating for hazards such as slip and fall, electric shocks, trapped fluids that could collapse structures, and exposure to toxic substances like asbestos or lead help us protect occupants and crews. Determining the level of contamination, Category 1 (least) and 3 (most), is critical. It must occur before emergency services begin. Once we control for the safety hazards, our technicians:
- Secure exterior damage
- Position submersible pumps, including trash pumps, for rapid removal of fluids deeper than two inches
- Operate truck-mounted extractors and portable extractors to evacuate, contain, and dispose of as much liquid water as possible
- Employ moisture detection and metering tools to trace the migration from the visible incursion sites and establish structural drying goals
- Use advanced technology such as negative pressure Injectidry-systems and floor mats to pull moisture from multiple layers of building materials in floors and building cavities
- Consider controlled demolition, including flood cuts between wall studs and punched weep or drilled/sawn holes to drain hidden water and improve airflow for drying
Does SERVPRO Perform Structural Drying Services?
Lingering moisture can fuel a mold infestation or promote continuing destruction of wet building materials. Drying with professional-grade equipment ensures that Newington water damage resolves completely. We use a scientifically-designed configuration of low-profile air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to accelerate the evaporation of excess moisture absorbed into structural components and fixtures. Our team monitors the drying process, periodically measuring the moisture content of affected materials and comparing it to the goals established earlier. Only when moisture levels reach the numbers of similar materials in non-damaged areas of your property, do we cease the drying process.
Have confidence that SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford is ready to provide fast and professional water damage restoration. Call (860) 667-9191for a reliable assessment and practical recovery plan.
Portable Power Solutions for Water Removal in Hartford Homes
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SERVPRO Has the Power to Knock Out all your Water Issues.
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 various 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 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.
Water Damage Repair Helps Salvage Furnishings in Newington Properties
If you find yourself in need of assistance with water damage remediation, call SERVPRO.
SERVPRO Can Handle Your Water Damage Repair Needs in Newington Homes
If you have water damage from a faulty appliance or burst pipes, you may wonder if your furnishings and contents are at risk. The good news is that Newington residents can look at the processes and cleaning products that SERVPRO uses to help bring water-damaged items back to life. We have you covered whether you had flooding in your kitchen/living room or your finished basement took on water after the water tank failed. We can come in, and our water restoration technicians (WRT) put a plan together to handle everything to make it “Like it never even happened.”
Rather than handling water damage repair in Newington as a DIY, SERVPRO has the scalability to handle any size project with ease. Whenever your prized possessions and furnishings get saturated with water, our team is there to salvage whatever is possible. Some of the things we may address when you contact us for emergency water restoration include:
- Water spots that may have developed on your furnishings. Our technicians get to work to eliminate water spots even if they appear on your dry-clean only upholstered items.
- Items made with wood can begin swelling when coming into contact with standing water. Wood can get wet and begin to bulge and warp, or the joints of your wood furniture may weaken. We look at all areas of your wood furniture, including wood glue and damaged joints.
- Color bleeding is considered when fabrics, wooden furniture legs, or metal gets wet. The bleeding could stain carpets and other surfaces, so SERVPRO’s technicians get to work with specialized techniques and cleaning products.
We Never Leave Mold Growth to Chance
Failing to address moisture issues or areas where water migrated could bring mold and mildew growth potential. As we work on water damage repair to your contents or structural elements, we set up air movers and dehumidifiers to get humidity levels down and keep mold and bacterial growth at bay.
SERVPRO of Newington/Central Hartford is where you acquire assistance with water damage repair. Reach us 24/7 at (860) 667-9191 or request help online at your earliest convenience.
Should I Clean Fabric in Newington After a Water Leak?
Water leaks can ruin drywall in your home. Call SERVPRO for professional water damage restoration.
SERVPRO Cleans Drapes and Upholstery in Newington
After being away from your Newington home for a few days, finding a leak may leave you wondering what you should address first when you begin the restoration process. An unattended water leak from an upstairs bathroom may damage everything from your drywall to your textiles, including your curtains and upholstered furniture.
Should I Work on Spot Removal Before or After Technicians Clean the Fabric?
When dealing with your water-damaged Newington home, spot-checking fabric might be the furthest thing from your mind. However, it is essential first to check and treat heavily soiled areas or spots. Even before spot treating, technicians pretest the surface to make sure the dye does not run, and the upholstery or drapery fabric can sustain cleaning without damage. If the material is sensitive to water, technicians use a cleaning solution like Solvent Spotter, and if it is not sensitive, they typically use SpotER or Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner. Our restoration specialists may also vacuum the surfaces to remove any dry soils before treating with solvents.
What Are Some Things to Remember About Cleaning Upholstery and Drapery?
- To protect nearby areas and furniture, use a tarp for protection.
- It is critical to identify the type of fiber and remember that no two fabrics require precisely the same cleaning.
- Technicians have a variety of techniques to choose from, ranging from mild to aggressive when heavily soiled.
- Allow proper dwell time to ensure adequate cleaning action.
- Rinse using clear water or SERVPRO's specially formulated Fabric Rinse and Color Set.
Our home specialists take great care in restoring your curtains and upholstered furniture. If the cleanup also requires cleaning rugs and carpets, our technicians wait until the area is completely dry before repositioning your furniture.
For 24/7 assistance after a water leak, contact SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford at (860) 667-9191. We make it, "Like it never even happened."
Choose Water Restoration Companies Over DIY in Newington
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Water Restoration Companies Like SERVPRO Help Newington Residents and Businesses
It is always nice to save money, so naturally, Newington property owners feel water cleanup can get handled as a DIY project. However, the benefits of hiring professionals for emergency and water damage services far outweigh any possible disadvantages. When it comes to our team at SERVPRO, we take pride in offering proven methods, prompt response, and mindful mitigation to help you get your property back to normal faster.
Water restoration companies in Newington, such as our SERVPRO crew, are available for various situations. Whether you encounter a leaking roof from storms or notice burst pipes in the middle of the night, we can be there within hours to get started. Due to our IICRC training and selection of industrial equipment, we also get the job done faster than any DIY efforts could.
Several factors we take into consideration with everything from basement flooding to water spills include:
- Floor surfaces and the total square footage of all affected areas
- Any individual rooms impacted by water and moisture
- All ceiling and wall areas higher than two feet
Once you call us, we deploy our Green Fleet to begin assessment and water removal services as soon as possible. Prompt mitigation helps to cut loss, costs, and downtime overall. We also put drying equipment into action as soon as possible to help restore relative humidity (RH) and keep the potential for mold growth to a minimum.
Should your property require the replacement of damaged, saturated materials, we perform controlled demolition as needed to make everything like new again. Once we finish the project, it will be “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO of Newington/Central Hartford is here when you are looking for water removal companies to restore your property to pre-emergency condition. You can reach our team around the clock by dialing (860) 667-9191 or requesting help online.
How Should Water Cleanup Processes in Hartford Homes Run?
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SERVPRO Plans for Moisture Management, Soils Removal, and Deodorization to Guarantee Positive Outcomes
Cleaning up your Harford home after a water spill may not always go as you expect, which can be frustrating. Sometimes unforeseen problems crop up, but in other cases, poor planning impedes many of the processes involved.
How the water cleanup process in your Hartford home turns out is rarely incidental. Therefore, with sufficient planning, you can steer the process towards your desired outcomes. Such planning is what sets professionals like SERVPRO aside, ensuring they keep delivering quality outcomes consistently. Planning mostly requires the identification of outstanding problems then scheduling appropriate times to tackle them during the cleanup.
Typically the issues that require the most attention when cleaning up property include:
Moisture, whether from clean sources or otherwise, contributes to the soiling of properties. It might cause dyes in fabrics to run, metals to rust, or resins in wooden furniture to leak. Moisture is also responsible for microbial growth processes and rotting, which generate foul odors. Removing moisture, especially if you manage to do it in good time, addresses all these problems. SERVPRO incorporates different aspects of moisture management into the cleanup process. For instance, we use powerful extractors when cleaning various floor surfaces removing soils and the absorbed water simultaneously. We can also set up dehumidifiers to keep humidity levels constant.
The soils left within your property after water intrusion can range from loose surface soils to stains. Cleaning them at a go may not be very practical. Our SERVPRO crews can start with spot cleaning to limit chances of stains setting before embarking on general cleanup.
SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford knows what leads to successful outcomes during water cleanup, thus making the appropriate plans. Call us at (860) 667-9191. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.
How Does Water Damage Restoration in Newington Homes Change if Walls Are Wet?
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SERVPRO Opts for Disassembly to Reach All Wet Areas Within Wall Cavities of Your Home
If the water inundating your Newington home accumulates deep pools on the floors or the intrusion originates from an elevated point, damage to walls is likely. Sometimes, the damage may not be readily identifiable, which can introduce unique challenges for the restoration.
If water damage restoration in your Newington home involves wall assemblies, restoration may require extra steps that would otherwise be unnecessary if the problem affects other areas of your property. SERVPRO provides the expertise necessary to perform the other steps.
Some of the necessary actions to facilitate restoration include:
- Locating and confirming the presence of damage in walls
- Removing any trapped water in wall cavities
- Removing unsalvageable materials from the walls such as trim and insulation
- Refinishing the restored areas
Abundant resources, including skills and equipment, are essential to complete the variety of tasks needed to restore preloss conditions. For instance, a simple task like pinpointing the locations within the walls where the moisture is concentrated is essential but challenging. Our SERVPRO professionals rely on their training to check for visible signs on wall surfaces or use tools like moisture meters to check wetness inside walls.
Damaging the wall structure is likely when attempting to remove the trapped water. Therefore, restoration must be done in a way that protects the integrity of the wall structure. Our SERVPRO technicians perform controlled demolition to facilitate safe restoration, so various building tools and equipment are necessary.
Some of the helpful demolition actions include:
- Removing baseboards and door trim
- Punching vent holes at the wall base
- Making flood cuts
Demolition paves the way for wet insulation removal or circulation of warm, dry air into the wall voids to dry the wall panels, frames, and other structural elements.
SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford takes the additional steps necessary to facilitate water damage restoration in any section of your home, eliminating it, "Like it never even happened." Call us at (860) 667-9191.
Apartment and Condo Water Removal Handled by Pros in Newington
When water damage occurs in your home for any reason, SERVPRO is the team to call. We will be on-site within 4 hours of the initial call.
SERVPRO Can Tackle Water Removal After Burst Pipes or Ceiling Leaks in Your Newington Building
The last thing a property manager or tenant wants is to deal with burst pipes or a significant water spill within their Newington building. When you manage a multi-family dwelling, one or more tenants may have water coming into their living space. It is imperative that fast action gets taken to handle water damage remediation, ceiling leaks, and moisture issues. SERVPRO features water restoration technicians (WRT) with the training and knowledge to get the job done quickly and efficiently.
Water removal in Newington handled by SERVPRO will get you rapid, reliable results. We often get calls for emergency services water damage assistance, and our Green Fleet gets dispatched within hours of your initial contact. Once on the scene, the crew chief assesses the water damage to work on a plan of action that includes selecting the best equipment for the job. We understand that your tenant's safety and the ability to restore their living space to pre-water event condition is number one on your mind.
During any water clean-up projects that we take on, we work diligently while keeping potential hazards in mind. This ensures safety for our crew as well as that of any tenants in and around the building. Some precautions often taken include paying attention to:
- Potential slip-and-fall hazards due to wet flooring.
- Saturated ceilings begin to sag and could drop, leading to injury.
- Any water or moisture that might come into contact with wiring or electrical outlets, leading to shock.
Of course, the elimination of moisture is paramount with water damage remediation. SERVPRO brings moisture detection equipment and dehumidifiers to ensure relative humidity within the loss zone gets brought back to normal levels.
Call (860) 667-9191 to initiate water removal services by SERVPRO of Newington/Central Hartford. Just remember that We're Faster to Any Size Disaster!
SERVPRO Provides Newington Homeowners with Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration
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.
How Our Water Restoration Company Helps Protect Hartford Businesses
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.
Is Restoring a Wet Property an Expert Job?
Water restoration is no easy task. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and trained in water restoration services of any size.
SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Restoration and Mitigation for Newington Residents
The town of Newington is among the oldest in the United States. Situated in Connecticut state's Hartford County, the small township is home to 30,562 residents. Early settlements in the region date back to 1636 when British colonialists found the abundant supplies of timber and agricultural farming land ideal for setting up an outpost that was informally named the West Society. Eighty-five years later, the West Society settlement was renamed Newington, which references the nearby meadow and the new town. By the nineteenth century, a railways network allowed Newington businesses to ship agricultural products and raw materials across the United States.
The essential factor in establishing Newington as a township was the purchase of land at Mill Pond Park. The purchasers built a sawmill in the area, using the natural waterfall to power its engines. The first economy of the Newington region was the production of pipe staves. Today, Newington is primarily a residential community. However, redevelopments at the Berlin Turnpike have seen larger businesses transform areas into commercial centers. One of the main attractions of Newington is the headquarters of the American Radio Relay League. The ARRL is an amateur radio platform with nearly 165,000 operators across the world. The center covers both the history of amateur radio and its role in modern society.
- The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is located on Main Street in Newington. The museum includes fully-functioning radio transmitters that date back to the early nineteen-sixties with information on HAM operators' role in national security, natural disaster warning, and entertainment.
- The Mill Pond Park on Garfield Road is the historic center of Newington. The natural waterfall and its ability to power sawmills in the early seventeenth century were essential to the township's development. Lantern festivals are held at the Mill Pond Park each year, while basketball courts and other sports entertainment are on site.
- Callahan's Bowl a Rama is an entertainment center featuring several lanes, a bar, arcade entertainment, and a movie house. As part of the Berlin Turnpike, Callahan's is ideally situated alongside the shopping centers and commercial district, offering fun for the whole family.
SERVPRO Helps Newington Residents Restore their Homes from Water Damage
Water intrusion can steadily degrade your home and belongings. Often, long-term secondary damages to the property resulting from a previous water intrusion event are followed by a failure to dry the house thoroughly. SERVPRO technicians hold nationally recognized IICRC certifications which allow us to perform expert drying, mitigation, and restoration services to Newington residents throughout the year.
- Materials in the building assembly can disintegrate under consistent exposure to moisture. We can restore or replace wet drywall, insulation, and flooring.
- Our textile cleaning services are multi-tiered and can help with minor, moderate, or severe water exposure.
- Off-site storage facilities are available for storing belongings during a long restoration process. Warehouses are climate-controlled and fully-insured.
A water intrusion event could cause lasting harm to your home. Contact SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford for water damage restoration at (860) 667-9191.
Newington Residents Try their Hand at Cocktail Making this January
Water damage is an issue for the professionals. SERVPRO has experience, knowledge, and an IICRC certified team for your flood damaged home.
Bartending Classes for Home Entertaining are Running this January in Newington
Intermediate bartending lessons are perfect for entertaining guests at your Newington home. Professional bartenders teach the single night course at the boutique cocktail bar, 158 on Main. The Main Street venue focuses on an understanding of flavor combinations, classic cocktail principles, as well as syrups and shrub making. Learn the intricacies of professional cocktail techniques and the ratios required to make venue-standard drinks in the comfort of your own home. Classes run from 6 pm until 8 pm with complimentary food, snacks, and beverages. House favorites from the food menu can be purchased during the lessons. Guests are invited to remain afterward to mingle with other guests and sample the extensive drinks menu.
- Grow your knowledge of classic cocktails and techniques with an expert tutor
- Enjoy off-menu, specialty cocktails requested directly from bartenders
- Classes begin on the 26th of January with tickets available for advanced booking and prices starting at $60
Burst pipes can result in excessive quantities of water entering the home. Contact SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford at (860) 667-9191.
Slow Leaks Can Cause Exponential Damage to your Hartford Home
Water damage is no DIY project. Call SERVPRO, they have IICRC technicians, experience and the latest equipment on the market hard at work for you.
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.
How Does SERVPRO Handle Electrical Hazards in a Flooded Home?
Safety is our First Priority When Dealing with Water Intrusion in Newington Homes.
Safety is our First Priority When Dealing with Water Intrusion in Newington Homes.
If you enjoy fall festivals, Newington is the place to visit. Mill Pond Farm is the main focus of this quaint autumn celebration. Thousands of families attend and enjoy the event. Newington is also home to over 30,000 people, many of whom are homeowners. Water intrusions happen all the time in these homes. From burst pipes to broken water heaters, water can pour into these homes, causing all kinds of destruction.
What are Some of the Electrical Risks Involved in Water Damage?
Whenever you have water intrusion, you have environmental hazards. There are structural hazards, hazardous materials, and electrical hazards. Water damage restoration companies in Newington, such as SERVPRO, are trained to handle all types of water damage situations. We put safety first in every circumstance.
Water & Electricity Don’t Mix
There is nothing more dangerous than mixing water and electricity. When our crews arrive at a water damage scene, electrical hazards are among the first things they look for on the premises. There are many ways moisture can come into contact with electrical elements. These can include things such as:
- Roof leaks or upper-level pipe leak causing water to seep into wall wiring.
- Water intrusions deep enough to come in contact with receptacles and plugs.
- Electrical appliances in standing water.
Many electrical items get shorted out when coming in contact with water. But our technicians have seen some pretty strange things such as a light bulb, fully submerged, completely lit. You can never be too careful.
The power distribution panel is one of the first things technicians check. All circuit breakers get turned off. If the homeowner can safely shut off these currents before SERVPRO arrives, it is helpful. It may not be necessary to shut electricity down completely, if all areas are not affected. The water inside wall cavities or places where there are electrical outlets can pose a hidden danger. Our technicians implement the following:
- Signs get posted warning of electrical hazards
- Have the power turned off at the outside source if needed
- Use a generator when no electricity is available
- Use Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) to detect too much current
- Use heavy extension cords for heavy equipment
- Avoid using metal objects that might come in contact with energized circuits
- Determine where electrical elements such as wiring are located before drilling or cutting into structural components
- Never turning on electrical appliances or fixtures that have been exposed tO water or while standing on wet surfaces.
- Make sure electricity is off at the box before unplugging wet items.
All of these safety measures are part of our water damage restoration service. Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified crew members are trained in the highest level of safety precautions.
Restoring Your Home
Once the safety of the premises has been established SERVPRO can move on with restoring your home. Water extraction is the foremost issue. Not only do you need the water removed for safety reasons but to prevent secondary damage. Depending on the amount of water spillage, it can spread rapidly to unaffected areas relatively quickly. SERVPRO uses a variety of water extraction techniques, including different pumps, rovers, and squeegees. Moisture meters and probes help detect where the moisture is and how the drying process is working. Air movers and dehumidifiers move and pull dampness and moisture from materials and the air. The building and contents are returned to preloss condition whenever possible.
What Can Be Restored?
In serious water intrusion, water damage can occur that may be overwhelming. Many times, homeowners do not realize how much can be saved. Our technicians are professionals at water restoration and can help you decide what can be salvaged and what needs to be tossed. Some of the items our teams can restore include:
- Furniture, wood, and upholstered
- Carpets, rugs, and drapes
- Family photos and paperwork
- Household goods
We always restore and replace whenever possible. It may be more cost-effective to replace certain things like ceiling tiles. While valuables can be costly to restore, depending on the item, it can be worth it for the emotional value alone.
Keeping your family and our workers safe during the water damage restoration process is of the utmost importance. Next comes giving you back your home, “Like it never even happened.” Disasters, big or small, do not happen when it is convenient. We are here 24/7 to help with any water damage that occurs in your home.
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How Seriously Should I Take Water Damage?
Inspect your crawl space often for signs of water damage.
Water Damage to Your Newington Home Can Pose a Serious Threat to Your Health
Residents of Newington often risk their health and the safety of their homes by failing to address water damage and leaks promptly. Whenever there is standing water in your home, you risk creating a suitable environment for bacteria to multiply, including mold. Calling a professional water restoration team can help you resolve the situation and set the stage for a healthy home.
In Newington, water restoration services are our specialty at SERVPRO. Our team arrives at your home once you call our 24/7 hotline and share your situation. Regardless of appearances, all households benefit from a thorough evaluation following a water event. Sometimes the damage is not apparent, such as when drywall soaks up water and becomes weaker. Still, our water restoration equipment and technicians can help decide regarding the scope of the damage.
Where does water damage hide?
Depending on your specific circumstances, water might collect in your basement or even your crawl space. Using advanced imaging, such as infrared technology, our SERVPRO technicians can help determine where the problem areas are in your home. As necessary, we tap into our expertise and industry best practices to pump water from under your home and restore normal humidity levels. Among the equipment we use to achieve this goal, you can find:
- Submersible pumps
- Air movers and circulators
When space is an issue and equipment does not fit, our crew may explore creating a point of entry above the crawl space or utilizing a flex house to aid the extraction process. Throughout this process, we typically wear personal protective equipment to protect us from bacteria and debris living under your home.
Relying on our SERVPRO of Newington/ Central Hartford for help is a sound decision. Our team's experience and knowledge help mitigate your loss in terms of time and money. Call us at (860) 667-9191 and let our team leave your home "Like it never even happened."
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What Do Professionals Do to Clean Up Water in My Newington Home?
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When You Call SERVPRO to Address Water Damage Found in Your Newington Home, You Get Prompt, Reliable Service
Water loss events leave Newington homeowners wondering what steps to take next. You may have slight damage that presents with staining on your ceilings or walls. There are some incidents like a burst pipe that sends vast amounts of water into your home and through a variety of hidden spaces. Calling in the professionals to handle the restoration helps give you peace of mind that no moisture lingers and causes mold or mildew to develop. This is where our skilled technicians at SERVPRO are trained and ready to help!
Why Do I Have to Worry About Hidden Moisture?
To efficiently address water damage in Newington, our team works fast to inspect and remove any materials that have absorbed a great deal of moisture. Failure to do so causes secondary damage and the potential for harmful microbial growth. Once we arrive at your property, we:
- Perform a detailed inspection
- Formulate a plan for restoration
- Remove any standing water
- Extract moisture from carpeting, flooring and behind walls
- Implement drying and dehumidification practices
- Perform controlled demolition, if necessary
- Use moisture detection devices to find hidden pockets of moisture
- Thoroughly clean, sanitize, and disinfect your interior
Our team must work fast because your belongings and porous materials take on water and rapidly:
- Become contaminated with pathogens and microbes
- Begin staining from the colors transferring from bleeding
- Start to distort, warp, and swell
- Produce foul odors
Why Can’t I Use a Wet/Dry Vacuum?
In slight water loss situations in Newington, a wet/dry vacuum may be able to pull up visible water. However, it is the hidden moisture that is concerning. Our team leaves no stone unturned, and we ensure all water is removed from your interior to move forward with the drying process. Just a sampling of the tools that we bring with us for our water restoration technicians (WRT) to use include:
- Truck-mount extraction equipment for removing hundreds to thousands of gallons of water
- Submersible pumps for standing water over two-inches deep
- Portable pumps
- Light-wand extractors
- Movers, or ride-on units, which use the weight of our technicians to push the carpet down to pull water out
What Does Water Migration Mean?
Water dispersed into your home migrates to drier spaces. Our skilled technicians follow the path of migration to ensure all areas get addressed adequately. We have a range of moisture detection tools that help to measure both humidity levels and moisture under floors and behind walls. What this does is help us to ensure that no water is left behind so that additional damage festers.
What is a Controlled Demolition?
Various materials throughout your home have the potential of recovery with proper drying methods. If mitigation starts fast enough, hardwood flooring has the potential for full restoration. If you have a composite wood floor or subfloor, it deteriorates quickly after being exposed to water for an extended time. Our technicians remove the damaged flooring so that it can be replaced. Drywall tends to wick significant moisture as well, so flood cuts are made to remove unsalvageable portions. This also helps to expose the wall cavity to enhance dry times.
In situations where the wood flooring seems salvageable, our team may put down dehumidification mats hooked up to a system of air hoses. This complex system enhances drying times to restore the flooring and speeds up the overall drying process.
Smart, Complete Drying is Essential
Our skilled technicians monitor drying in your Newington home to make sure that the levels of indoor humidity fall under the range for germination of mold spores. This also helps us to avoid musty odors from developing. After your structure is deemed dry, we then work to meticulously clean and sanitize all surfaces with our EPA-registered, proprietary disinfectants. All of this is done to ensure that you have a clean slate so that the reconstruction can begin.
Reconstruction and Restoration
In any instance where the flooring gets removed, flood cuts were performed, or there were holes drilled in your walls to facilitate drying, reconstruction must begin. SERVPRO offers everything that you need for recovery and rebuilding to ensure your home looks as good as new. To restore your home to preloss conditions, all damaged materials that were removed get replaced, and it ends up looking, “Like it never even happened.” This will include new flooring, new drywall, new baseboards, new paint, and whatever else is necessary to bring your interior back to normal.
Whether you have hidden water damage behind walls or your flooring needs particular attention, you can trust that our technicians at SERVPRO of Newington/Central Hartford take care of it for you. Call us at (860) 667-9191, and we will send out a team as quickly as possible to begin the assessment and restoration.
Strategy for Maximizing Water Damage Remediation in Hartford
When your home has clogged gutters, water damage can quickly follow. Contact SERVPRO to investigate, assess and then remediate the damage.
Clogged Gutters Cause Water Damage to a Hartford Home
Gutters are crucial for maintaining a dry, leak-free structure. All it takes is some clogging to bring water into your home. This moisture can seep through cracks in exterior walls, foundation, and basements to saturate structural materials and create an environment that can host mold and other bacteria.
If your Hartford home has suffered water damage due to clogged gutters, downspout issues, or other structural maladies, certified SERVPRO technicians are ready to provide you with service that aims to restore your residence to its preloss condition. Technicians, staff, and franchise owners alike receive extensive training, certification, and continuing education opportunities through SERVPRO's comprehensive learning modules to ensure that all employees are knowledgeable and better able to assist homeowners with all of their needs after a disaster occurs.
Tips for Maintaining Your Gutters
- Clean your gutters regularly. Check to make sure that they are clean and free of debris. Use leaf guards to cover gutters where trees overhang the roof line.
- Secure the gutters properly. If needed, replace gutter spikes with screws using a cordless drill for better support.
- Apply silicone caulk to seal leaks. You can use a garden hose to check the joints and seams for potential leaks that could affect the integrity of your gutters. Clean the affected area before applying caulk.
- Keep your downspouts in good shape. Keep them clear of debris and make sure that they point away from your home.
- Monitor the water runoff from your downspouts. You can use downspout extensions, irrigation pipes, or splash blocks to ensure that water is diverted away from the structure.
How SERVPRO Saves the Day
When SERVPRO professionals come to your home, they thoroughly inspect the affected area for water damage. A variety of moisture measurement tools are used to evaluate the source of leaks and the extent of damage to materials. This equipment can include infrared cameras to see behind structures, penetrating and nonpenetrating sensors and meters, and hygrometers that can evaluate air temperature and humidity to maximize accuracy in calculating drying times and conditions.
From there, technicians focus on extraction with portable, back-mounted water removal equipment to prepare the affected area for drying. Walls and ceilings may have weep holes or small cutouts drilled in them to maximize ventilation during the drying process. If fiberglass insulation has been affected by water damage, technicians may be able to salvage it after using a specialized insulation vacuum to collect the material and dry it separately from the structure.
SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford can ensure that your home looks, "Like it never even happened." Call (860) 667-9191 for rapid disaster cleanup that can start within hours of your initial contact.
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The Final Stages of Water Restoration In Newington
Water cleanup is always one of the steps of recovery after a disaster in your home.
The Final Stages of Water Restoration for Newington Homes
Finalizing the efforts of our water restoration technicians working in your Newington home means returning each of the exposed areas to their original condition. Cleaning is a vital restoration element that is key to improving the aesthetics of a house before the structure gets turned back over to the property owners. In these final stages of restoration, following any reconstruction and rebuilding efforts, our SERVPRO team has several cleaning practices that can finish our recovery efforts.
Water cleanup in Newington homes can be a general term for many of the restoration steps required to make water losses “Like it never even happened.” Most often, it refers to the cleaning and residue removal of installed materials using an array of capable tools and potent products. Understanding the varying approaches could help prepare you for recognizing the need for these steps in the final phases of water restoration.
Residues do not exclusively exist with flood and fire loss incidents, as the degradation of materials and other factors can leave a damaging film on the surface of other exposed areas of the house. We have many cleaning practices like foam and wiping off surfaces that can address these concerns as long as they have not gotten absorbed into porous materials beyond the top layer.
After many water loss incidents, it is possible that reconstruction and build back are necessary. As you might expect, construction projects of any kind create dust and debris. With dry vacuums and many conventional cleaning practices, we can wipe down walls and surfaces to provide a finished product after build back.
Cleaning up surfaces like wood flooring and carpets can also be a focus of our SERVPRO team after a water loss incident. Using deep carpet cleaning equipment for hot water extraction and thymol products to restore the original sheen of finished wood, we can improve the look and feel of affected materials after water losses.
Water cleanup is always one of the steps of recovery after a disaster in your home. Our SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford team can help with a fast response and capable equipment. Give our professionals a call today at (860) 667-9191.
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We Have The Highly Trained And Skilled Technicians Ready To Restore Your Hartford Home
We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster! Our team has the experience, expertise and equipment to handle any size water damage disaster. Call us right away.
Staying Safe During Water Removal Work on Wet and Damp Homes in Hartford
The introduction of water into areas that remain dry under normal, non-crisis situations can make these previously safe locations full of hazards. SERVPRO technicians wear personal protective equipment (PPE) during many jobs in the Hartford area. Sometimes, this precaution is not enough. Electrical hazards can bypass the PPE and cause injuries. All of our teams, including our building and reconstruction team, use these safety precautions wherever warranted.
When working on restoring a home in Hartford, especially where water removal is part of the job, we want to make the area as safe as possible. Electricity plays a large part in any mitigation work. We use effective methods to enhance our safety while keeping us efficient and capable of completing the water removal work your home needs.
The National Fire Protection Association 70 210.8 B5 requires the installation of ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) in all locations within six feet of a water source. When a broken water pipe soaks walls, floors, and furniture, the risk of an electrical shock increases. Using portable GFCI outlets helps us manage the risk involved in working near water. These temporary units break the electrical current whenever a grounding fault occurs, protecting people from harmful shocks.
At times, running power to equipment means using long extension cords. When water damage covers the floor, we want to keep these cords elevated, instead of allowing them to lie in wet or damp conditions. We use curved plastic pieces instead of nails to prevent sharp bends in the cord that can lead to weakening over time.
Smaller shocks can happen when temporary contact is made with electricity. This might happen when handling cords or outlet strips with exposed metal components, including wiring. We cover all such places with either a plastic cover or electrical tape. Other kinds of tape can fail to provide enough protection. It only takes one strand of wire to shock someone, so repairing such electrical equipment, whether on extension cords or on equipment, requires we do so under ample lighting.
When handling electrical equipment, we take it one step more by not wearing metal jewelry that can conduct electricity. Loose-fitting non-metal jewelry can also pose safety risks if they get caught in the moving parts of any equipment.
Signs explaining problems with electrical outlets or equipment help to keep us and our customers safe. If you see these, please do not ignore the warnings stated on the tag or sign. Also, please do not remove them. Operating equipment before it has been serviced can cause serious injuries. As soon as servicing finishes, the person repairing these items removes the warning.
SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford has highly trained and skilled technicians ready to safely perform any size water removal job at your home. Call us at (860) 667-9191 for round-the-clock service.
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Our Team Is Available 24/7 To Restore Your Hartford Property
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Water Removal in Hartford Properties Must Address Upholstered Furniture and Saturated Carpets
Finding your Hartford home flooded from a broken pipe when you return home from work can put your life in turmoil. No matter what your plans were for the evening, this is a crisis that needs your immediate attention. SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year because we know that emergencies can happen at any hour of the day or night.
When a homeowner in Hartford calls for water removal and extraction services, they can depend on us to get their house's interior back to average moisture content percentages. SERVPRO's employees work in teams so accomplishing the goals of each job happens quickly. We understand that your family did not ask for such disruptions and the stress that comes along with them.
Because water migrates from wet areas into drier locations, we often isolate large items that retain large amounts of water. Your furniture, especially sofas and larger stuffed chairs, can hold onto water because of the upholstery blocking air currents. While this type of fabric often comes with a stain repellent, its weave can keep air from penetrating enough to whisk moisture out. Leather furniture also poses the same challenge.
We often use drying chambers to get these pieces dry again. These chambers are temporary enclosures, made out of clear plastic, and large enough to allow air currents to pass around the items inside. At one location, we place an air mover that pushes dry air inside, and at another location, we situate a desiccant machine to strip the air of any moisture before releasing it back into your house. In certain situations, we might exhaust the dampened air out a window, but this only happens when the air outside is relatively dry compared to the air inside.
With carpets, we often force air underneath it. However, when a carpet contains smaller areas that got wet, we can use a weighted instrument that forces the water out while simultaneously extracting it through a suction unit. This tool, often called 'the claw' (although it does not cause any water damage to the pile of the rug), can also help us remove stains if we treat them early enough.
Removing water to dry out your home happens much more swiftly when we treat more heavily saturated items separately. SERVPRO's services are always scalable and never too much, nor ever inadequate. Call SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford at (860) 667-9191 after your home takes on water and you want it dry again as quickly as possible.
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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.
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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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