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Will Your Floorboards Survive Water Damage Restoration?

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

Kitchen with hardwood floors SERVPRO knows how damaging water can be to your Newington hardwood floors. Call us at the first sign of water damage.

SERVPRO Understands the Stress of Water Damaged Flooring

Real wooden floors add ambiance to any home and are a beloved staple of many houses. The only downside with authentic wooden flooring is that it can be costly to replace if damaged.

If you need water damage restoration in your Newington home, your wooden floorboards are among the most critical areas to tackle. Water can cause several different types of damage to wood flooring:

  • Cupping, when the floorboards pull down and become concave, just like the inside of a cup.
  • Crowning, when the floorboards curve upwards to form curved peaks.
  • Buckling, when the boards pull up from the subfloor – this is the most severe type of damage and is the hardest to repair.

The faster you act, the better the chance of saving your floors. It is essential to dry wet floors at the correct speed, to prevent further warping or cracking during the drying process. SERVPRO trains our technicians to accurately calculate and execute drying for the best results with minimal damage.

If your wood floor needs help after water damage, call SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford at (860) 667-9191.

All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 for Newington Residents

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

A theatre with chairs and red curtains.  Go and enjoy a holiday favorite at the Playhouse On Park.

A Beautiful Musical Celebrating the Holidays Awaits the Newington Community

It is 1914, and war rages on the Western Front. Except for one memorable moment in time when a soldier begins singing “Silent Night”. The result – the gift of a night of peace for soldiers on both sides. It is a true story brought to life with:

  • Patriotic tunes
  • Trench songs
  • Christmas carols

 You can purchase a streaming ticket for $20 plus service fees. You can order online or call the Playhouse On Park to place your order. Once the order is placed, you can stream the play between December 16th and January 3rd. 

You can watch the show on our big screen by scheduling a time. Others in your quarantine bubble can attend with you, and you can bring your own snacks as there are no concessions available. You can call the box office at (860) 523-5900 ext. 10 for more information.

SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford provides water damage mitigation to homes that have been hit by water intrusions. Do not let water damage your home Contact us at (860) 667-9191.

Visit the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford

11/8/2020 (Permalink)

area school sign SERVPRO can cleanup and restore water damaged properties in the Hartford area--learn from us.

Hartford Is Home to the Residence of Samuel L. Clemens

Literary favorites like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer have been delighting readers for decades. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, alias Mark Twain, was a prolific writer who was quite eccentric. Some of his best-known works include:

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • The Prince and the Pauper
  • Life on the Mississippi
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • A Tramp Abroad
  • A Connecticut in King Arthur’s Court

The Twain family lived in this home from 1874 – 1891. It is a fascinating architectural wonder. The tour is a guided tour, and masks are required. Tickets are:

  • Adults - $21
  • Seniors - $19
  • Children 6 – 11 - $11
  • Children under 6 -free.

You can currently take a virtual tour as well. Hours are Monday – Sunday: 10 Am – 4:30 PM.

If you wonder what a good “water restoration company near me” would be, we invite you to check out SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford. Contact us at (860) 667 – 9191 for more information.

What is the Timeline After Discovering Mold in Newington?

10/18/2020 (Permalink)

mold growing on a wall next to an outlet Mold growth in your home is complicated to deal with. Contact SERVPRO for professional remediation and mitigation services.

Once You Notice Mold in Your Newington Home, Call SERVPRO Right Away to Begin Mold Remediation Services

At the first indicators of mold growth in your home, you should contact a professional to inspect for mold right away. Mold is a microbe that spreads rapidly - given the right environment, which calls for expert intervention to ensure best practices for removal. A colony begins as a tiny spore  or hundreds of thousands of them, that germinate quickly when the environment is moist and warm. Because mold can penetrate porous materials, it is better to have skilled technicians on the job as we have at SERVPRO. We can take the time necessary to look over your floors, ceilings, walls, wall cavities, and contents to ensure a complete assessment.

Why Do I Need SERVPRO for Remediation?

SERVPRO can come into your home to help with mold remediation in Newington so that you get the Certified SERVPRO Cleaned that you deserve. If you discover one or more of the following signs, it is time to give us a call:

  • Greenish, gray, or black mold colony growth on your ceilings, walls, behind furnishings, etc.
  • Dampness or condensation that keeps building, which can indicate that mold growth has begun or will not be far behind.
  • Damp or musty odors that may indicate an infestation.

Are My Belongings Salvageable?

We have the training and skills required to help determine what should get discarded and what we can safely clean and sanitize.

  • Some fabrics might be able to get washed using our specialized techniques.
  • Dense or non-porous materials with surface-level issues can be easily cleaned.
  • Other materials like tiles, mortar, and synthetics often respond well to skilled restoration efforts.

For areas hard hit by a mold infestation, we may suggest demolition for replacement with new materials. We always work to restore rather than replace, so we take each surface into careful consideration before proceeding. Many home building materials, such as insulation and drywall, are relatively easy and inexpensive to replace.

SERVPRO of Newington/Central Hartford is the team to call when you want prompt, reliable mold remediation. To ask about our services or to dispatch a crew, call us at (860) 667-9191.

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What Should I Look for in a Mold Remediation Service?

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

mold growing on walls and ceiling damaging a dining room Our SERVPRO Team Can Remediate the Mold Damage in Your Newington Home--Your Local Company Is Here to Help!

SERVPRO Ticks All the Right Boxes for Newington Residents in Need of Mold Remediation

Even the most well-cared-for homes in Newington can suffer from structural damage, mold growth, leaks, or any other problems that can plague homeowners. When trouble strikes, it is good to know you can rely on a company like SERVPRO.

Many Newington residents need mold remediation at times.

Mold can very quickly grow inside a home, and it should never be left unchecked. If spore growth is not attended to, it can cause a range of nasty effects, including:

    Structural damage to walls or floors
    Health effects
    Unsightly black mold patches
    Peeling wallpaper or paint
    An unpleasant moldy odor

What should I look for in a mold remediation company?

It is essential to call in a professional company if you suspect a mold issue in your home. Professional services train their staff to handle a mold outbreak. A reliable service will send a team equipped with all the necessary tools and products to contain the outbreak and make your home a much safe and secure place.

However, not all mold remediation companies are created equal. SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford recommends you check out the following three points before hiring someone to help you with mold.

1. No false promises
Many companies advertise complete mold removal – do not listen to this false claim. To understand why these claims are wrong, we must understand mold and how it spreads. Mold spores are naturally present in all environments, both indoors and out of doors. The spores are microscopic, which means they can spread sight-unseen to all kinds of spaces, including:

    HVAC systems
    Drywall and wall cavities
    The surface of clothes or boots
    Pet fur

Because mold spores are so tiny and so easily spread, it is impossible to eliminate all mold from your home. However, do not despair – a reliable mold remediation company can still do a lot to remove mold, dry out your home, and discourage mold from reappearing.
We emphasize remediation rather than removal because we know that remediation is a healthier and more effective long-term strategy.

2. Properly trained staff

If you are going to trust someone in your home, you want to know they are adequately trained for their job. SERVPRO has an extensive staff training program starting with putting our owners through a thorough fifteen-day hands-on training at our corporate training headquarters. All of our training is accredited by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards.

We do not stop at the initial training, however. We ensure our SERVPRO teams receive ongoing support and training to keep them updated on industry standards and best practices. The ECTP Employee Certification Training Program is just the initial step.

3. Focus on containment


Because mold organisms are so small and spread so quickly, containment is a vital part of mold remediation. The SERVPRO containment process dramatically reduces the spread of fungi throughout your home and makes the remediation process more effective. As well as using physical barriers such as plastic sheeting to seal off the affected area, we also use advanced techniques such as bringing negative air containment so mold cannot escape.

What about my belongings?

SERVPRO understands that you are concerned about your personal effects, and want to be sure they are protected during mold restoration proceedings. That is why taking care of your belongings is one of the cornerstones of our service.

If your clothes, personal effects, documents, or soft furnishings such as sofas and drapes are affected by mold, we have the know-how to take care of them. We train our teams in cleaning procedures such as wet and dry cleaning, foam cleaning, soaking, and abrasive cleaning.

You are also welcome to take advantage of our Contents Claims Inventory Service, which helps you draw up a thorough inventory of your damaged items. Our contents service helps ease the burden on you when it comes to dealing with your insurance company. And of course, we assist you with this process.

How do I know a service is thorough enough?

One of the most important things to look for in a mold remediation service is thoroughness. That means that the company you employ takes care when assessing your situation, takes care of every aspect of remediation, and makes sure you are satisfied. Check out our large number of referrals and reviews from satisfied neighbors.

Our teams do not just assess mold by sight and smell. We use equipment such as moisture meters to check for hidden damp patches and unseen mold problems. We plan our work carefully for maximum effectiveness, and we take care of deep cleaning and drying your items.

We consult with you at every stage of the process, and after your mold remediation is complete, we provide a walk-through with you to make sure you are satisfied with our service. We are prepared to answer all your questions.

If you need a thorough and effective mold remediation service that takes care of everything for you, call SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford at (860) 667-9191.

Is SERVPRO the Right Choice After Water Loss in Your Newington Home?

7/12/2020 (Permalink)

water overflowing from an orange sink Water damage is not simple to take care of yourself. Contact SERVPRO for professional grade remediation for your home.

As a reputable restoration team, we work to earn our place in the industry with our fast response, attention to detail, and focus on keeping costs to a minimum for our customers.

There is no great surprise that there are multiple restoration companies that you can choose whenever water damage threatens your Newington home. Despite the number of companies you can choose between, there are various reasons why potential customers should consider our accredited SERVPRO team's experience and response. We are an organization working to consistently better our response, our education in various niches of the restoration industry, and the satisfaction of our customers.

Restoring water damage in Newington homes is not a one size fits all solution for the property. Each structure must get carefully assessed and evaluated by our competent project manager and crew chief to determine what processes and equipment are necessary to make water loss incidents "Like it never even happened." Knowing what to expect when you reach out to our team can help to streamline the process, and get information where it belongs so that our Green Fleet can roll out with the right tools and personnel.

What Can You Expect When You Call?

Adding a personal touch amid an emergency that threatens your home can be a calming presence despite the stress of the situation. We can accomplish this with real people helping you through each phase of your problem through the complete restoration and recovery of water damage in your Newington home. This entire process begins with a single phone call, where you share the details of the last incident, how it started, and what damage you have recognized. Here is what you can expect when you call for assistance any time of the day:

  • Staffed Emergency Line – Real people answering your call when you need it is the first impression that we wish to make with our customers. Your emergency matters, and we are here to help. 
  • Mobilizing Technicians – With the information that you provide during the first notice of loss, we can begin assembling our technicians and equipment to reach your home as quickly as possible.
  • READY Trailers Rolling Out – We have pre-stocked trailers in our warehouse filled with water restoration equipment such as extractors, dehumidifiers, air movers, and other specialty drying tools.

What Are the Advantages of a Fast Response?

Just saying that We're Faster To Any Size Disaster means nothing to our customers. What matters more than this catchy slogan is the actual response during a crisis. When loss incidents threaten your home, there is often a 48-hour window in which specific exposed materials and contents can get recovered. With a commitment to reach your home within hours of the first notice of loss, we can provide our technicians with a considerable amount of this timeline to preserve as much of your home and its contents as possible. Because we reach your home quickly, we can begin vital efforts such as:

  • Emergency Services – Emergency services often precede mitigation and even the job scoping phase because these actions prevent the immediate and devastating loss. This would include temporarily sealing structural breaches, repairing plumbing, and extracting standing water.
  • Mitigation – These efforts are designed to minimize the damage that you experience after a water emergency.
  • Content Management – Protecting your belongings is a vital service that we take seriously. We have in-house strategies for the restoration and recovery of your possessions. However, when these are ineffective, we also can relocate these items to our SERVPRO facility for focused cleaning and safe storage.

Who Is Coming to Restore My Water-Damaged Home?

The education and continued training of our technicians is among the top priorities of our entire team. The majority of our technicians on our roster have water restoration training and certification, meaning customers do not have to wait for experienced and confident professionals. We have well-trained technicians available to respond 24/7. Among the numerous standard-setting companies that endorse and train our competent technicians are:

  • IICRC – Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification 
  • ABRA – American Bio Recovery Association 
  • OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration 
  • NORMI – National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors

We seek to provide a comprehensive approach for water restoration in your home. Because there are hundreds of potential causes for water loss incidents, experience and hands-on training that you get with our SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford team become more valuable than ever. No matter how we can help, from emergency services to cleaning and restoration, you can reach us 24/7 at (860) 667-9191.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Newington, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford today at (860) 667-9191 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Why Should I Call for Restoration Services After a Flood?

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

Home with flood water inside We can get your property back to the state it was in before the unfortunate incident.

SERVPRO Gets Your Prompt Flood Damage Mitigation to Bring Your Newington Property Back to Pre-Loss Condition

Floodwater infiltrating your home is an emergency that you never want to hold off on before mitigating the loss. Whether you have a crawlspace or a basement , water coming in during a flood can cause a significant amount of damage. Not only that, but this water can contain a variety of contaminants that make it best to call in the help of trained professionals to have all of the moisture safely removed.

What Type of Damage Can Flood Water Cause?

For flood damage in Newington, the level of destruction depends on the amount of water, as well as your contents and materials inside the home.

  •   If you have resilient tile flooring like vinyl, water loss can cause the tiling to delaminate and lift
  •   Water can wick up the sheetrock throughout your home, which calls for strategic flood cuts to remove the damage and open up the cavities for drying
  •   Partial or total loss of carpets, padding, or hardwood flooring depending on the success of restoration efforts; typically black water contamination requires discarding of porous flooring

Why Should I Call SERVPRO for Help?

Our IICRC-Certified team of water restoration technicians (WRT) arrives at your property promptly so that we can get started on mitigation and planning.

  •   Upon arrival, we assess the water loss. This not only gives us a plan to start but also tells us what equipment is needed for the job.
  •   Water testing might be required to determine what chemicals, bacteria, and other contaminants might be an issue.
  •   Containment is necessary to help us ensure no cross-contamination takes place throughout your home.
  •   We bring along powerful truck-mount and submersible pumps along with wet/dry vacuums, air movers, fans, and dehumidifiers so that we can execute drying promptly.

SERVPRO of Newington/Central Hartford is the team to call when you need help with flood damage. Water can cause significant damage the longer that it sits, so call us at (860) 667-9191, and we can get started on restoration right away!

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Is Your Washing Machine Spinning Water Damage in Newington?

3/6/2020 (Permalink)

View of clothes in spin cycle of washing machine Leaking washing machines can cause significant monetary losses for homeowners. Inspect your appliances often.

Newington Home Needs Water Removal from Washer Malfunction 

No one ever expects laundry day to end suddenly with water damage. When a washing machine malfunctions, the water in the tub can leave a substantial mess when it winds up on the floor.  

One of the biggest problems, when a Newington home needs water removal, is the migration of the water. Mopping and using towels may work to pick up some of the water, but it runs behind baseboards where it gets wicked into sheetrock. Tile and carpeted flooring can require removal to dry the subfloor. 

Why SERVPRO?

No matter if your regular laundry day is at 3 AM or 3 PM, SERVPRO technicians are ready to come to your home for any necessary water extraction and drying services. After the initial phone call, the team arrives within four hours to begin the cleanup needed. The techs undergo extensive training and adhere to the best practices as taught through The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC).  

Fast Restoration Services 

In the case of this washing machine malfunction, the techs removed the washer and dryer from the laundry room as the subfloor showed that it took on water according to their moisture detection equipment, which meant the tile flooring required removal to open up the subfloor. Still, the techs saved the tiles for cleaning and reinstallation. They also removed the baseboards and drilled weep holes to assist with drainage.  

Drying the Laundry Room

SERVPRO techs have many types of specialized equipment for drying. Drying mats are especially useful for forcing warm, dry air into the subfloor to force embedded moisture out. Air movers and Injecti-Dry worked to dry the floor joints and the rest of the laundry room. The techs carefully monitor the loss area during drying to ensure that measurements confirm it attains the preset goals for measurable air moisture. Once dry, the techs wipe down the area and ensure it is ready for the reinstallation of the tile and a new washing machine to get laundry day back to normal.  

Contact SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford at (860) 667-9191 when you need water removal. With their equipment and years of experience, the technicians have the skills necessary to make the water loss, "Like it never even happened." 

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No Matter The Damage Newington, SERVPRO Has You Covered

1/19/2020 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO vehicle parked with a SERVPRO employee standing next to the vehicle. Let SERVPRO help you through all of the damages your Newington area.

Newington we have your community covered in all aspects of damage.

Much of our success over the years can get attributed to our pursuit of setting our team apart from the competition in every possible way. From our fast response during a disaster to our team of loyal, educated technicians accredited in nearly every niche of the restoration industry, we have managed to build a strong reputation with Newington home and business owners. With more than 80 years of combined service experience, we have developed an effective strategy rooted in expectation-exceeding results and a drive to make customers for life. With our education and experience, we can handle the effects of water, fire, mold, flood, and storm damages, but we can also address more complex threats like subrogation, biohazards, and lead abatement. 

Storm 

Because of our positioning in the country, we do not have a mild season where we cannot get hit with powerful and devastating storm systems. From the destructive Nor’easters to the hurricanes and flash flooding the area has seen, Newington homes stay at risk throughout the year. Addressing any of these concerns involves a team of professionals capable of restoration and cleaning, along with professionals licensed to address any structural concerns with temporary solutions and later full-scale reconstruction. 

Our team of general contractors can also arrive as timely as our restoration specialists, and with the ability to help with continued damage threats like flooding. Our crew works quickly to establish structural breaches like roof damages, missing windows, missing siding, and other concerns. The division of contractors can work to temporarily cover and repair these penetration points in your Newington home with boards, tarps, and other materials. 

One of the most destructive outcomes of storm damage to Newington homes is flooding. When structural breaches exist, or waters rise outside your property, you could soon contend with several inches or more of standing water. Our SERVPRO team can move quickly against these emergencies, arriving with premier extraction tools like our portable pumps and extractor trucks. We also have hundreds of air movers and dehumidifiers at our disposal to make even large losses manageable. 

Mold 

One of the unfortunate side effects of storm damage and water damage in Newington homes is the production of mold colonies. Since spores exist naturally in nearly every environment, the only thing that these microorganisms need to colonize is the appropriate warm, moist conditions. With units like wood burners, oil furnaces, and heat pumps in the basement level of area homes, mold production has the ideal conditions to grow any time of the year when damp conditions exist. With health effects that could result from exposure to these colonies, it is vital to move quickly on perceived organism development. 

Remediation is a large portion of the work that our SERVPRO team does throughout the year. Mold damage in Newington homes and businesses is more common than you might think, and we have extensive experience and training in the ideal solutions that work. We have cutting-edge tools and potent botanical products that are easy on the environment but suffocating to microbial threats. 

Our Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) have accreditations through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), giving them advanced training and techniques for eliminating colonies and protecting the occupants of the house. No matter how severe mold damage in Newington homes might be, our AMRTs can make these losses “Like it never even happened.” 

Water

There are many causes of water damage in Newington homes, making it something that our professionals must always stay prepared to face. It is one of the only restoration niches that our SERVPRO team perpetually plans for, leaving many of our production trucks in our warehouse stocked with air movers, dehumidifiers, specialty drying equipment, cleaning products, and supporting items like lay-flat sheeting for tenting and other applications. 

Drying your Newington home is not something that can typically happen right away, but with our rapid drying equipment, we can provide a more efficient approach than you can do on your own. We have high-velocity air movers that can force moisture out of materials like drywall for collection by our whole-house desiccant systems. These moisture removal tools convert air from the damaged area into a warm, dry exhaust to assist with the drying process even further. 

Flood cuts are a necessary element to thorough drying at times in Newington homes, and we have an in-house division of qualified contractors to oversee controlled demolition. Removing damaged drywall can allow for a more stable drying of structural cavities and help to make the reconstruction and installation of new drywall paneling more efficient and cost-effective. 

Fire

Any fire restoration task that our SERVPRO team undertakes begins with a thorough assessment and inspection of a Newington home or business. We must fully understand the damage and its severity so that we can determine the appropriate personnel, equipment, and approach to take to return your property to preloss condition. As overwhelming as fire losses can be at times, we help to take the time to walk our customers through the process as much as possible to put you at ease. This extra care is vital to our business model because it helps you to understand why tasks are essential and that our team has your property’s best interest at heart. 

Content management is a considerable portion of the work that we do after a fire, and this involves taking at-risk belongings in your Newington home and moving them to an unaffected space in the house or our facility nearby. We have an ultrasonic submersion tank in our warehouse for effective soot cleaning and an ozone chamber for the collective deodorization of many objects simultaneously. 

Without the intervention of our team to begin air quality purification, deodorization, cleaning, debris removal, and soot removal, the conditions in your Newington home after a fire can continue to get worse. Not only can our professionals arrive at the property quickly to begin our assessment and subsequent mitigation efforts, but we can work with your insurance provider to expedite the claims process, so there are fewer delays and hang-ups in the restoration work to come. 

No matter how many restoration companies you can find in the area, few have the reputation and the loyal customer base that our SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford team does. With our experience and fast response in a crisis, we can help you to overcome almost any loss your home might experience. Give us a call at (860) 667-9191.

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Our Flood Damage Experts Discuss Assessing Contamination and Threats In Hartford

12/27/2019 (Permalink)

flooding damaged property Whether you need our potent biocides or controlled demolition tactics, let our SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford team help.

Assessing Contamination and Threats in Hartford with Job Scoping

Inspections and assessments are vital first steps that our technicians and project management must take for Hartford homes affected by flooding. As widespread as loss concerns might be in this case, our team leaders have sophisticated equipment to not only deduce the extent of water migration but also begin to document potential contamination threats that might exist as well. The presence of a contaminant can be a hazard to homeowners and their pets after a flood loss.

Natural flooding is often speculated to introduce contamination with the flood damage in Hartford homes. The approach of our SERVPRO technicians to address these concerns is direct, as we have many potent cleaning products that can help to eliminate germs, bacteria, and other foreign particulates in the standing water. If the saturation of materials makes restoration unwise or impossible, we have a dedicated team of general contractors capable of providing controlled demolition and later reconstruction as required.

Environmental testing and sampling can often be an expensive approach and not one that provides instantaneous results for our customers, so recommending a third-party specialist to perform this can in itself allow for conditions to worsen in your home waiting for results. Instead, our team can identify the most saturated of construction materials and contents and remove them from the household. Once the area has gotten dried, rebuilding and reconstruction can quickly follow.

We use advanced tools during the initial scoping of the job to determine the extent of water migration, such as probing moisture meters and infrared imagery. Since both of these options have their advantages and flaws, both typically get used to determine both the concentrations of moisture threats and the presence of dampness where it should not be in construction materials.

The more information that we can collect and document in the early stages of assessment help to improve our efficiency with drying and disinfection. Whether you need our potent biocides or controlled demolition tactics, let our SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford team help you by calling (860) 667-9191.

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SERVPRO Has The Best Practices For Restoring Your Hartford Home After A Flood

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

a ceiling and wall covered in water damage after a flood Rainwater traveled through the attic and then to the ceiling and walls of the living room in this home.

Flood Damage is Not Always Just Water in Hartford Properties

One of the worst things about flood damage is that the groundwater picks up everything it comes into contact with along the way and brings it into your property. This can include not only copious amounts of water but debris, mud, chemicals, and sewage.

Working on a home in Hartford with flood damage, SERVPRO technicians know they are likely to deal with a myriad of problems to turn the property around. First and foremost, the goal of each job is to limit loss for property owners.

Why SERVPRO?

Flood loss is one of the most damaging things a homeowner faces. SERVPRO technicians undergo extensive training to learn the best practices for restoring a wide array of damage types. The technicians also learn testing methods to determine the methods and applications for cleaning. This expertise saves property owners the cost of replacement for items.

Pack Out Assists in Saving Possessions

SERVPRO technicians inspect and remove items one by one to determine if they have restoration potential through the cleaning methods. This method often surprises anxious homeowners who assume anything that got wet is a loss. The organization of a pack out ensures that each item has a chain of custody and after the cleanup efforts complete in the home, technicians move in the things to their respective original placements in the house.

Floor Cleaning Tools

It is not uncommon to find SERVPRO technicians cleaning up debris and sludge from a flood damage with shovels, squeegees, and mops to move it out as fast as possible. Water extraction applications happen at the same time to prep the affected areas for drying.

Drying Actions to Lessen Loss

Flood cuts have the description as a controlled demolition action for a good reason; the action is literally cutting away the flood damage. The technicians measure above the water line in damaged sheetrock and cut it cleanly away. This action halts any further wicking of the groundwater and opens up the wall for rapid drying.

Cleaning and Disinfection

After drying, the cleaning and disinfection work begins to prep the water loss areas for reconstruction. SERVPRO technicians a broad spectrum of cleaners dependent upon the surfaces that require cleaning. Bactridies and antimicrobials are standard after flood loss to ensure the property is left sanitary.

SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford at (860) 667-9191 is ready to clean up and restore any amount of flood damage in a home. The technicians are prepared to work 24/7 and arrive soon after your call because We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Fast Response to Flooding Emergencies in Hartford Homes

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO van in parking lot with their employee walking with equipment.  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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Newington Storm Water Penetration? Call SERVPRO for Help

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

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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