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SERVPRO's Water Mitigation Services Save New Britain Homes from Long-Term Damage

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO employee unwrapping plastic from the floor. Don’t live with the uncertainty of secondary water damage. Call SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain to get the job done.

New Britain Home Owners Turn to SERVPRO for Expert Water Mitigation 

Water intrusion in a home can be a traumatic event for any homeowner and create an environment of stress and uncertainty. SERVPRO's highly trained IICRC certified professionals can help you deal with it by offering professional water mitigation of your New Britain home.

The primary goal of SERVPRO technicians during water mitigation of your New Britain home is to prevent any secondary damage. Water damage due to burst pipes, ceiling leaks, or basement flooding can have contaminants that must be prevented from spreading to unaffected areas. SERVPRO's team of experts takes appropriate steps to establish engineering controls and create conditions that help to localize the contamination. 

What Engineering Controls do SERVPRO Techs Establish during Water Cleanup of Your New Britain Home? 

Once the SERVPRO techs begin the restoration work on your New Britain property, especially controlled demolition, the contaminants can be easily dislodged (or Aerosolized) and travel to unaffected areas. To avoid this, restorers establish the following engineering controls-

  • Building containment zones- Doorways or openings to the affected areas are sealed off 6-mil polyethylene plastic. The technicians also create an additional decontamination chamber, turn off the HVAC, and seal the supply and return registers with plastic bags. 
  • Establishing a negative pressure- Within the containment zone, air filtration devices blow air outside the building. The arrangement allows the clean air to come into the containment area, but the contaminated air can't go to unaffected parts of the structure due to lower air pressure. Such a system is said to have created a 'negative pressure' within the containment area. 

Call SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain at (860) 826-5169 for fast and efficient service.

SERVPRO is One of the Most Trusted Mold Removal Companies in Middletown

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

yellow and green mold on a white wall. Mold damage can proliferate before you realize. Call SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain as soon as you realize you may have an issue.

Middletown Residents Prefer SERVPRO Over Other Mold Removal Companies for Our Fast and Efficient Service

Mold can grow very quickly if there are conducive conditions such as high humidity and temperature. Hiring professional mold removal companies like SERVPRO can help you prevent the damage caused by mold to your Middletown home. 

One of the reasons for SERVPRO being one of Middletown's most trusted mold removal companies is our fast and efficient service. Our IICRC certified mold specialists understand the importance of time while dealing with mold remediation. SERVPRO works hard to limit mold exposure to the structure and contents as much as possible by establishing efficient containment zones and fast removal of the contaminated material. 

How do SERVPRO Mold Specialists Deal with Mold in Your Middletown Home?

SERVPRO technicians work closely with the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) professionals and Indoor Environmental Professionals (IEP) to develop a mold inspection, remediation, and removal strategy. The IAQs and IEPs perform the initial tests and evaluations and establish a protocol for the SERVPRO restorers. Once the restoration is complete, these professionals perform clearance tests/inspections to ensure that mols have been restored safely. 

SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain has years of experience in dealing with various mold-related issues in Middletown, including-

  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Attic mold removal
  • Black mold damage repairs
  • Bathroom mold removal

Call SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain at (860) 826-5169; we are here to help you round the clock.  

It Pays to Hire SERVPRO Professionals for Water Restoration of Your Middletown Office

7/14/2021 (Permalink)

Standing water in an office building. Have SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain come out and handle your office water damage.

SERVPRO Can Save Middletown Offices Time and Money During Water Restoration 

SERVPRO is among the leading water restoration services for commercial spaces in Middletown. Our IICRC certified professionals offer a fast and efficient service to ensure minimum downtime for your business during the water damage restoration.  

The water restoration process of your Middletown home begins with a thorough inspection of the affected area by SERVPRO professionals. The interaction of moisture with the material determines the nature and extent of the water damage. Porous and permeable materials stand at the highest risk of being damaged after water incidents such as burst pipes or ceiling leaks. 

Common Terms That SERVPRO Techs Use During Water Cleanup of Your Middletown Office Space

SERVPRO techs in Middletown use several scientific terms to describe the relationship between moisture and material after a water incident. Some of these that you should be aware of including the following-  

  • Vapor barriers- When SERVPRO techs talk about a vapor barrier surface, they mean that it is practically impervious to water. Common vapor barriers in your commercial structure might include vinyl wallpaper, gloss and semi-gloss paint, and a 4-mil polyethylene sheet commonly installed behind drywall. 
  • Hygroscopic materials- Materials that readily absorb water vapor from the air and retain them are called hygroscopic. If the humidity during a water damage incidence increases beyond 60%, hygroscopic materials readily can undergo secondary damage. Some examples of hygroscopic materials include carpet, insulation, and upholstery. However, the good news is that hygroscopic materials are easier to dry as well.  

Call SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain at (860) 826-5169. We are available 24/7. 

The Science Behind Professional Water Removal in Middletown

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

Water on hardwood flooring. Please give us a call, SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain understands how damaging water can be.

Why Understanding Water Properties is Crucial for Water Removal

Water intrusion in unwanted areas of your Middletown home can lead to a wide range of problems, some of which might develop immediately, while others take time. Immediately after the water spill, the main difficulties include soiling and staining of fabric materials. Over time, other serious problems such as mold, rotting, and other severe forms of material deterioration develop. Proper and fast water removal can help minimize the effect such incidents have on your property.

Machines for Water Removal

Executing fast water removal in Middletown requires sophisticated equipment because water permeates through different materials or wicks into wall cavities and other concealed areas immediately after spilling. Any water pooling on surfaces requires equipment with sufficient lift capacity for quick removal. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on a wide range of extraction equipment, including submersible pumps, portable water extractors, and truck-mounted water extractors. Submersible pumps are very efficient for removing water deeper than two inches.  

The speed of water removal depends on what form the water is during removal. The most common ways are removal in liquid form and evaporation, which utilizes air movements. From training and experience, our SERVPRO technicians understand that extraction is 1200 times more effective than evaporation. We, therefore, bring different types of extraction equipment to the worksite, ensuring we reach every drop of water possible before embarking on drying procedures, which helps expedite the process.  

Water Cleanup at the Precise Speed

Drying the home to finalize mitigating the effects of water damage is necessary to prevent mold and rot from developing. Unlike extraction, which is mainly a speed-intensive process, drying is more of a delicate balancing act. A very high rate of evaporating puts too much moisture in the air and can lead to condensation if the dehumidification rate is moderate. Some materials, such as wood, can also develop cracking if the drying rate is too fast. Our SERVPRO technicians set drying goals, which involve calculating the correct number of air movers and dehumidifiers for balanced drying.  

For proper removal of water from your property, call SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain at (860) 826-5169 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Our Advanced Equipment Can Save Your Flood Damaged Home In New Britain

6/15/2021 (Permalink)

A man cleaning carpet in a room SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain is prepared to assist you and your home through storm damage.

Flood Damage Equipment Used To Restore Your New Britain Home

The equipment used to perform flood damage restoration in your New Britain home has a significant part in the quality of the restoration you receive. Everything from vacuum cleaners to ozone machines all has a hand in providing excellent results.

Homeowners need to learn everything about the type of flood damage affecting their New Britain property. You want to use skilled restoration technicians who are willing to answer any questions you might have to quell any concerns during the restoration process. Knowing more about the type of equipment used can also be interesting.

SERVPRO technicians make sure that you understand what is happening in your home. We explain our services in detail and answer all of your questions before moving forward. Our equipment is essential to providing excellent results, even something as simple as our vacuum cleaners. We use lightweight vacuums designed with separate brush drive motors and vacuum motors perfect for dry or embedded soil removal.

Equipment for Water Removal Services

SERVPRO also uses portable and truck-mounted extraction units to clean carpets, upholstery or remove standing water from your structure after a flood. With variable heat control, a separate solution tank & pump, vacuum, and waste recovery tank, our portable extractors hold up to 12 gallons of wastewater at a time. Out truck-mounted extractors and submersible sump pumps make removing copious amounts of water quicker and even more efficient than ever before.

SERVPRO’s drying technicians put dehumidifiers and air movers to work to remove unwanted moisture from your home. Dehumidifiers remove evaporated water from the air and provide a continuous supply of warm, dry air to the affected section, which speeds up the overall drying process. Air movers circulate the air produced by dehumidifiers throughout the structure and help enhance the evaporation process. Technicians strategically place this equipment to achieve the best possible results.

Contact our staff at SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain to obtain full-service solutions and 24/hr emergency cleaning and restoration services that fit any situation that may occur on your property. Our team is ready to provide quality restoration services throughout the Middletown and New Britain areas. Call today (860) 826-5169.

Cleaning Up A Middletown Office After a Fire Incident

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

Stairs in a building with fire and soot damage Do not let a fire in your Middletown office keep you down. Call SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain for fire damage assistance.

There are many phases to fire restoration for Middletown businesses. 

As leading restoration professionals, we have efficient and effective solutions for fire restoration for area businesses. A prompt response ensures that your doors can stay open, which often begins with a thorough inspection of the damage and emergency services to overcome discovered threats.

What Are the Emergency Services Necessary?

Initial actions to begin fire restoration in Middletown office buildings are often the most critical to cleaning and restoring the facility. Some of these include:

  • Air Filtration – Soot particles and other airborne threats can be hazardous for the office staff until our HEPA air filtration equipment gets to work.
  • Debris Removal – Heaps of ash and charred remnants can amplify odors and soot particles. Shoveling out and using HEPA vacuums for this debris can prevent worsening conditions for the office.
  • Controlled Demolition – After a structure fire, it is not uncommon to see many structural elements compromised. Collapse and failures can be unsafe conditions for SERVPRO workers and others exposed, so we quickly remove these ruined materials.
  • Containment – Establishing physical barriers ensures that soot particles and odors cannot reach other areas of the building. This extra step reduces how widespread fire damage effects can be.

Fire restoration in an office space can be challenging, but our experienced SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain team can help. Call us today at (860) 826-5169.

Water Damage, High Humidity in Your Middletown Home?

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

water meter tester Whether a plumbing problem or other issues with water damage restoration is a job for SERVPRO. Our techs are ready 24/7 365 days a year.

Contact SERVPRO for Professional Water Damage Remediation

After an incidence of water damage, your primary concern may be whether it is possible to dry all affected areas as soon as possible. While speed is essential when dealing with water damage, there is a need to balance the drying process to avoid other problems. We offer professional water damage mitigation that ensures balanced drying of your Middletown home. 

For faster drying after an incident of water damage in Middletown, there is a need to increase temperature levels, boost air movement and extract moisture from the air. Balancing all these aspects is necessary for optimum drying. If the air movements and temperature levels are high, but the extraction rate is too low, condensation can happen, transferring damage to other areas. Optimum temperatures are also necessary because warmer air holds more moisture increasing the evaporation rate. Our SERVPRO technicians use portable heaters or other heat sources to maintain temperatures around 70 to 90 degrees. We also make calculations to determine the number of dehumidifiers and air movers to use. 

Porous materials such as wood in floors and other fixtures absorb water and swell. Leaving such water unaddressed can cause long-term problems such as warping, rotting, or buckling. Fast-drying, on the other hand, can cause cracking or splintering of floorboards. Our SERVPRO technicians use moisture meters to determine the actual levels of wetness in such materials allowing us to determine the correct drying rate to deal with the effects of water damage "Like it never even happened."  

It can be harder to dry property if the water damage results from a weather event because humidity levels might be high outside the house. Opening windows during the drying process to ventilate the rooms can lengthen the process by allowing moisture from outside the structure to filter inside. An unusual but never desired effect is "inside rain" when this high level of water vapor condenses. Our SERVPRO technicians use thermo-hygrometers to take moisture readings inside and outside the structure before starting the drying process to determine whether to use a closed drying system. We can also create drying chambers by hanging plastic sheets around the affected areas. The final walk-through with our client is done once we have reached our drying goals.

For balanced drying after incidents of water damage, call SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain to assist. You can reach us at (860) 826-5169 any day.

How Professional Flood Damage Remediation Professionals Protect Your Middletown Home

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged home Flood and storm damage remediation is no DIY project. SERVPRO has IICRC certified technicians for every job.

Don't let Stormwater Push you Around your Home; Call SERVPRO Today

Springtime brings the rising of the Connecticut River in Middletown, the beautiful waterway capable of causing severe damage to a residential property in the area. Homeowners must take action to ensure that any floodwaters that creep into the lower levels of their homes are eliminated appropriately. Merely allowing a seemingly minor incursion of water to drain away over days or weeks can result in severe primary and secondary damage.

When water from the river seeps into your Middletown home, flood damage occurs faster than you might believe. A swift response from our flood mitigation professionals can save both the contents and the structural components of your dwelling. Our crews operate every day of the year because water damage from flooding happens fast and progressively, worsening hour by hour if unresolved. When more than 24 to 48 hours pass, mold damage can add to the devastation.

The answer to the flooding challenge is the expertise of our SERVPRO crews. Thoroughly trained by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration (IICRC) to manage water removal and other aspects of flood remediation, our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WDRT) use the restoration industry's best practices to get standing water and residual moisture out of your home.

Floodwaters are by definition contaminated, mixing with everything from sewage and dead animals to landscaping and road chemicals before they enter your home. The SERVPRO crews we send are familiar with containing and lawfully disposing of the polluted water. As we move from evacuating standing water to applied structural drying, expect the addition of advanced equipment like negative pressure air scrubbers to prevent the drift of airborne contaminants into unaffected areas of your home.

If possible, early on during the project, SERVPRO considers a pack-out of furnishings and stored contents threatened by the floodwaters. Our team uses a detailed Content Claims Inventory Service (CCIS) to track items we move to our production facility. Specially trained technicians use innovative techniques to clean, dry, and restore upholstery, documents and pictures, soft items like decor and stuffed toys, clothing, window treatments, and more.

SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain invests in the equipment and the trained workforce needed for high-quality flood damage remediation. Call (860) 826-5169 day or night to set up an evaluation intended to return your property to pre-flooding condition.

When Is the Right Time to Call Professional Restorers for Fire Damage Restoration in Middletown?

5/15/2021 (Permalink)

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Call Certified Restorers Like SERVPRO within 24 Hours to Handle Fire Damage in Your Middletown Home 

The secondary damages of fire begin after the firefighters extinguish the flames. Smoke and soot residues can discolor your walls and porous surfaces including carpets, and furniture. Involving professional restorers like SERVPRO on time can help minimize the damage and get your property to its preloss state. 

Precautions to take after a fire

Fire damage in your Middletown residence can affect the structure and house items severely. However, after the unfortunate incident, you can set things in motion and by conducting the restoration process. You can help prevent another situation from escalating and minimize further damages from occurring. After the incident, it is crucial to take some precautions, including: 

  • Contacting your insurance company.
  • Avoid getting into contact with the affected surfaces.
  • Securing your essential documents.

Since soot and smoke residues can settle on any surface, SERVPRO technicians clean any surface, including the one that moisture can damage, such as upholstery and furniture. We can use deep sponges and shampoo super concentrate to clean the smoke residues. The products can leave your furniture clean and reduce the chances of the surface holding moisture. 

How SERVPRO technicians deal with persisting smoke odors

SERVPRO technicians are always thorough when cleaning and drying our customer’s property. The odors can hide in confined places and continue to persist. We can use an ozone machine to get rid of the odors. The equipment generates an unstable gas of oxygen molecules that reacts with the odor-causing molecules to remove the odors. We remove materials made of natural rubber to protect them from breaking down.

Even a small fire can cause significant damage in your house if not handled professionally. Call SERVPRO of Middletown New Britain, at (860) 826-5169 to get your home to its pre-damage condition. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Where Can Homeowners Seek Help When Fire Damage Occurs in New Britain?

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

kitchen fire New Britain Homeowers Deserve SERVPRO services for house fire clean up.

Hire an Experienced Restorer Like SERVPRO to Perform Fire Damage Restoration in New Britain Homes

After a devastating fire, most property owners are left confused about where to begin the fire restoration process. However, they need to take action fast since the secondary damages of fire begin immediately. After the unfortunate incident happens, contact SERVPRO technicians to help you get your property back to normal safely and quickly.

Do SERVPRO restorers work with the property owner’s insurance company?

At SERVPRO, we aim to make fire damage restoration in New Britain properties is hassle-free for our customers. To ensure our customers be eligible for compensation, we help in recording the damage and providing a Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS.) This service can simplify the clai process for you and your insurer.

How do restorers clean affected surfaces?

We can clean affected areas using special skills and products. The fire and smoke restoration process depend on the intensity of the damage. Our restorers evaluate several issues during the inspection process, including:

  • Smoke residues
  • Preexisting damage
  • Water damage
  • Heat damage

We offer the following services to restore fire-damaged homes.

  • Fire damage restoration
  • Fire and smoke damage remediation

We can use the wall and all surface cleaner, a slightly alkaline product, and a cloth to clean the affected surfaces. After cleaning, our technicians can use dry mist air freshener- ocean breeze to deodorize your home.

After the flames are out, the secondary damages of the fire begin to take effect. Contact SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain at (860) 826-5169 for efficient fire damage restoration. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.