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When is the Best Time to Involve Professional Restorers for Water Cleanup in Middletown Businesses?

4/23/2021 (Permalink)

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Water Cleanup in Middletown Businesses Requires Immediate Action by Certified Professionals Like SERVPRO

Water cleanup in a commercial building is a specialized service, which involves removing water from the affected area are restore it to a healthy, pre-damaged condition. Acting fast by involving certified restorers like SERVPRO can minimize damage and get your property to its former glory.

SERVPRO restorers offer fast and professional restoration service

SERVPRO is certified to perform commercial water cleanup in Middletown businesses. We follow industry standards to make sure your commercial building or business premises is dry, clean, and safe for employees and customers.

We use advanced equipment, tools, products, and innovative techniques to minimize damage and restore your property fast. We have IICRC expertise that enables us to offer services such as:

  • Water clean up
  • Ceiling repairs from water damages
  • Water removal services
  • Water damage repairs

We can use centrifugal air movers with an impeller that holds several blades to dry your property. When the impeller rotates, it enhances air movement in the affected area speeding up evaporation. We can dry porous surfaces using the equipment.

SERVPRO restorers also clean the affected area effectively. We use various forms of cleaning, including:

  • Dry cleaning
  • Spray and wipe cleaning
  • Wet cleaning

Our restorers can use sterilant a sanitizer that destroys microorganisms such as fungi and bacteria. Before we leave, we always ensure our customer’s property is restored to its pre-damaged state or even better.

A water leak can cause severe damage to your inventory and endanger the stability of a commercial building. Contact SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain at (860) 826-5169 for professional restoration that makes the incident seem, “Like it never even happened.”

Support Youth Theater in Middletown

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

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Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown Provides a Canvas for Youth Artistic Expression

As Middletown residents leave 2020 behind and embrace a fantastic 2021, our youth is invited to participate in the Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater. Committed to fostering young performers' growth, Oddfellows offers several programs open to a diverse population, including at-risk and underserved youth. Although many programs have shifted to virtual, for the time being, they are still going strong, including the following-

  • Up on Your Feet Series- for ages 6-11 focusing on physical activities.
  • Virtual Mainstage Production- for ages 11-14, participants will ultimately create their own work while attending theatrical workshops.
  • Circophony: The Movie- older participants (ages 12-20) can join this workshop and hone their juggling, acrobatic, and dance skills. Group rehearsals will take place weekly.

Keeping safe doesn’t mean we need to stop our lives. At SERVPRO, we apply that same principle as we address mold damage to businesses in the area. As much as possible, we minimize the disruption of daily operations while we perform our work with state-of-the-art techniques.

Let SERVPRO of Middletown/New Britain be a part of a successful 2021. Call us at (860) 826-5169 whenever you need restoration services and let us work for you until your space feels, “Like it never even happened.”

Zoom Event Meant for Middletown Residents to Interact and Have Fun

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

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Join Other Middletown Residents in This Online Event Where Anything Goes in the Comfort of Your Home

In these uncertain times, it is essential to avoid physical interaction. However, that does not mean that you cannot have fun with your neighbors and friends.

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, located at 605 Main Street Middletown, presents an online event hosted by Ashely Hamel. This is an excellent way to have a great time with friends online. The event takes place on December 28th. Sign-ups begin at 6:30 PM, and the open mic from 7 PM lasts to around 10 PM.

As the event’s name suggests, Anything Goes Open Mic provides you with the opportunity to share a:



Poem

Song

Piece of art

Story

Share a joke



Between 8 PM and 8:15 PM, attendees can share Moments of Gratitude to encourage and build positive energy. The cost of attending the event is $5.

SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain warmly welcomes you to the Anything Goes Open Mic online event. We support businesses that make such events possible. If there is flood damage in your Middletown business, our professional restorers can help you bring things back to normal so you can open your business doors in a brief period. Talk to us today at (860) 826-5169. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.   

Analyzing Middletown's Most Famous Attractions and Structures

11/8/2020 (Permalink)

tech in tyvek suit SERVPRO of Middletown technician dons a tyvek suit and respirator to grapple with a mold problem

With a history dating back before the American Revolution, Middletown has many attractions that are one-of-a-kind.

Middletown and the entire Middlesex County is rife with history, culture, and a heritage dating back centuries. While Middletown was initially one of the most profitable ports in the 1700s and 1800s, the War of 1812 would ruin this once-profitable industry and trading permanently. Adaptation and evolution were necessary, and even to this day, Middletown continues to grow and change with new residents and leadership. The gentrification of younger residents has also helped keep the prominent retail locations relevant and modern without ever compromising the area's historic appeal. Some of the buildings and landmarks have become protected properties in a national historical database, which have become some of the most alluring and attractive structures for those visiting the town.

Wesleyan University

Perhaps one of the longest-standing institutions and businesses for the Middletown area is Wesleyan University. This school has stood since 1831 and continues to provide quality education to this day. Its founding in the 1800s by Methodist leaders can showcase the choice in the name of Wesleyan, as the founder of the Methodism sect of Christianity was one John Wesley. As a liberal arts college with Division III athletics, the average attendance between undergraduates and postgraduates is just over 3,000.

Despite its smaller size, this institution has been one of the most influential schools in the country when you consider the achievements of its most aspiring alumni and faculty, including:

  • Fulbright Scholars
  • MacArthur Fellows
  • Nobel Laureates
  • Guggenheim Fellows
  • Truman Scholars
  • Pulitzer Prize Winners
  • Rhodes Scholars
  • Members of the US Congress
  • Presidential Cabinet Members
  • Governors
  • CEOS and Founders of Fortune 500 Companies

For this reason, Wesleyan University is among the most respected and known institutions throughout the world. Its status has made admittance exclusive, bringing many to Middletown to meet with university administrators and see the respective historic buildings that make up the beautiful campus.

Oddfellows Playhouse

The mission and ultimate objective of the Oddfellows Playhouse is to introduce the youth of the region to the performing arts in ways that can build credible skills, encourage creativity, and benefit the community. The organization started in 1975 and, since then, has continually been Connecticut's foremost youth theater. Every year, the theater helps more than 1200 pupils find their voice and presence on the stage.

In 1994, through immense community support for the program that had been functioning nearly 20 years at this point, allowed Oddfellows to purchase the historic building where it now resides downtown. This space features a modest-sized performing center with a stage and 110 seat audience. Also, there are areas for rehearsals, the lobby/gallery, prop storage and a professionally equipped light/sound booth. Anyone coming to Middletown would be remiss to overlook live performances from the group, as the ever-changing troop of performers has successfully performed more than 350 plays and specials.

O'Rourke's Diner

O'Rourke's has been a staple of Middletown since 1941. A few short years after opening, the diner would get the iconic Mountain View diner car that would be the way it continues to look to this day. The restaurant has become among the most well-regarded in the city, likely for its nostalgic appearance and affordable dishes. It is a fitting relic of Americana that works well with its placement in the Main Street Historic District of Middletown.

Its historical significance allowed the diner to get featured in many write-ups about Connecticut and New England's best eateries. Guy Fieri would also feature O' Rourke's on the hit television show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Despite a devastating fire that rallied the community to raise money for a complete renovation and repair totaling more than 350,000 dollars, the diner still has its original appearance, attractive aesthetic, and authentic menu.

Historic Homes of Middletown

Throughout New England, there are thousands of properties protected by National Historic Site statuses. Middletown has several historic districts, the most noteworthy of these being the Main Street area. Here you can incorporate properties like the Oddfellows Playhouse and O'Rourke's Diner along with many of the structures that have been adopted into the campus for Wesleyan University that are, in fact, older than the school.

Protecting these properties and the thousands of single-family homes throughout Middletown has become one of the priorities of our experienced SERVPRO restoration team. With 33 homes and commercial structures that made the National Register of Historic Places within Middletown's city limits, many buildings are worth your time to explore and learn about when you visit. Some of the most famous protected constructions include Alsop House, Samuel Wadsworth Russell House, Town Farms Inn, and the Wadsworth Estate.

How Mold Remediation Occurs in Area Businesses

Mold can be one of the most challenging conditions that home and business owners must contend with, as the presence of microbial threats can be hazardous to exposed customers. Addressing these concerns immediately can reduce the spread and severity of the organism, especially when our SERVPRO professionals can establish containment barriers.

Remediation seeks to remove active colonization threats through several specific approaches. With traffic and cross-contamination concerns contained with barriers and poly-sheeting, our professionals can work to regulate temperature, airflow, and moisture content in the drying zone to being evaporation to make mold removal tactics on hosting materials more effective and successful. Some of the most effective remediation approaches include:

  • Surface cleaning with antimicrobial products
  • Soda/media blasting
  • Orbital sanding and sandblasting
  • Controlled demolition

With contracting license #HIC.0652559, our team can offer full-scale build back and repairs for compromised structures like your downtown business. We understand that with multiple historic districts in the city, a fast and knowledgeable response can prevent far costlier restoration and renovations of these landmark properties with controlled demolition, repairs, and containment.

Mold does not have to be a devastating force in your business. We have skilled Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) capable of remediation and mold removal for SERVPRO of Middletown businesses. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (860) 826-5169.

Why Would Controlled Demolition Be Necessary After Water Damage in Middletown?

9/11/2020 (Permalink)

A bathroom with the drywalling removed around the flooring. Let SERVPRO help you determine what needs demolition in your Middletown office after water damage.

When your Middletown office complex suffers widespread water damage, it can deteriorate structural elements to require demolition. 

Coming back from a long weekend to your Middletown office and finding it flooded from a burst pipe or other disaster could be devastating. You need immediate restoration services provided by outfits like our SERVPRO team, but you must also determine if there is anything you can do to keep the business going while this recovery gets underway. Depending on the severity of the situation, it is possible to keep doors open in a limited capacity through containment and a fast response of our technicians. Controlled demolition and other emergency services have become a vital role in that effort. 

Water damage repair for the Middletown offices seeks to both reduce the spread and severity of the water damage, but also to protect exposed contents and structural elements when possible. Reconstruction is often a necessary component of restoration when drywall becomes exposed to standing water. While metal tracks and framing of commercial structures can resist rusting and water damage, outside materials like sheetrock and insulation are highly porous and quickly irreparably damaged. 

What is Controlled Demolition? 

Between our SERVPRO contractors and professionals on our roster and third-party subcontractors and trusted experts, we can perform actions like controlled demolition. This approach is specifically designed to remove compromised portions of construction materials from a property without removing unaffected or undamaged elements in the process. The careful calculation of drylines and damaged zones can make reconstruction and repairs more efficient. Controlled demolition is often an element of either emergency services that occur before even job scoping or during the earliest mitigation stages. The benefits of this demolition include:

  • Easier Access to Damaged Areas
  • Faster Drying of Moist Environments
  • Removes Compromised Structural Materials
  • Prepares Area for Reconstruction

Where is Water Damage the Worst? 

Understanding where the most damaged areas of your facility are can achieve multiple things, including showcasing where restoration and recovery efforts should be the most focused. A concentration of water damage effects can become devastating to the documentation of your office building or the equipment that you have in every individual workspace. Utilities stored within your building walls can often be one of the common origin points for water damage. With severe temperature drops overnight in an office, inadequate insulation could freeze and burst pipes. In fact, there are many different ways that these hidden pipes could be problematic, including:

  • Drips
  • Leaks
  • Sprays
  • Damaged Fixtures
  • Broken Plumbing

How Does Removing Saturated Material Help? 

Choosing controlled demolition is not a decision made lightly. The understanding that comes with discarding structural materials and construction elements is that it is more beneficial to proceed without them than to attempt to restore and dry them where they are. Sometimes this decision can get made for our technicians by elements becoming too saturated and collapsing or showing clear signs of warping, distortion, and bloating after prolonged exposure. Ultimately, removing damaged materials can do three things:

  • Slow the Spread – When materials that were once oversaturated are no longer installed, they cannot impact neighboring surfaces and materials with higher moisture content or transference. 
  • Preventing Mold Growth – Mold growth is not always entirely unavoidable with substantial loss events in your office building. How severe these situations become can shut down the facility if not appropriately contained.
  • Clean Foundation for Rebuilding – Removing damaged construction materials leaves a clean and stable base for reinstalling new elements when drying and cleaning complete. This allows reconstruction at a later point to be more efficient. 

Is Mold a Potential Problem? 

You might not realize how quickly water damages in your office building can become more palpable threats like microbial colonization. Mold is a destructive force that is often not taken as seriously as it should be. Within 48 hours of exposure to water damage and saturation, structural elements could facilitate mold growth. The formation of these colonies could ultimately require more demolition and repairs to the structure if not promptly addressed. With Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) and our in-house contractors readily available, we can overcome these possible hurdles often before they get out of control through demolition, mold inhibitors, and drying.

There is no mistaking how devastating situations like plumbing breaks and appliance malfunctions can be for an entire office building. Rapidly spreading water effects can compromise structural elements and require preventative steps like controlled demolition to resolve. No matter what your office needs, our SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain team can help. Give us a call today at (860) 826-5169.

Our Dishwasher Flooded Our Middletown Diner – How Fast Can You Help?

8/12/2020 (Permalink)

"Come in we're open" We understand the need for continuing business as usual during restoration efforts. Call us right away we are available 24/7.

Our Technicians Can Provide Emergency Water Mitigation Within Hours.

Dishwashers can release gallons of water fast! If you own a business in Middletown, you need to be up and running, not closed due to a flooded kitchen. That’s where our expert technicians come into play. Emergency water mitigation intervention gets you busy serving your customers in no time.

Will I Need to Close My Business?

If you are in the food business cleanliness and safety are paramount. You do not want customers walking around puddles or seeing water seeping from under the woodwork. Slips and falls are a risk to employees and diners. Closing to allow the needed water damage restoration in your Middletown restaurant is the best choice for everyone involved. The great news is that SERVPRO is Faster To Any Size Disaster. We do not want your business to shut down any longer than necessary. 

Can My Equipment Be Cleaned On-site?

Depending on the scope of the water intrusion, it can be possible to do on-site cleaning. A dishwasher leak may not cause standing water as deep as some other situations would. Our technicians are equipped to mitigate commercial water damage. We do everything possible to prevent disruption to your facility. Some of the ways we handle on-site cleanup includes:

  •   Assessing flooring to determine if it can be repaired or needs replacing. SERVPRO can restore wood and linoleum flooring.
  •   Food prep equipment is moved out of the affected area and is deep cleaned.
  •   Sanitizers and disinfectants get used on all affected surfaces.
  •   Tables can be placed on blocks to get them away from the water. Chairs, stools and other items are relocated until the water extraction and drying is finished.

If your situation is such that the water damage is quite extensive and a pack-out is needed, our technicians carefully inventory the contents. Our Contents Claim Inventory System (CCIS) documents where each item was within the diner. The team returns everything to its proper place when the water damage restoration is complete.

What Type of Damage Happens?

When commercial properties get hit with a water intrusion, the flooring usually is damaged the most. Carpets and tiles that are glued down are in danger of excess moisture seeping into the substrate below. This is why it is crucial to seek emergency water mitigation as quickly as possible. Composite flooring is typically a loss. It soaks up water immediately and is more cost-effective to replace. Here are some other scenarios that can occur in a situation like yours:

  •   Sheetrock wicks up water rapidly. This can make it warp or buckle. SERVPRO has moisture detection sensors and probes that can determine where the water is located that is causing the problem. 
  •   Controlled demolition means less material to dispose of and smaller areas getting restored. Replacing a portion of drywall or sheetrock instead of an entire wall would be a good example.
  •   Foul odors are often a result of water damage. Mold and mildew can be a cause of the unpleasant smells. The team searches for hidden moisture and provides mold remediation if required.
  •   Immersion cleaning can be used for reusable items such as metal serving utensils, trays or glass dinnerware. It involves dipping the items into a bath of a cleaning solution. Ultrasonic sound waves create microscopic jet streams and high temperatures to agitate the solution and scrub the content. 

Dealing with Odors

The last thing any eatery wants is a nasty smell when customers come in for a meal. If the water damage has left foul odors, the crew often uses a combination of odor control techniques. Time-released gel pellets are perfect for on-going scent control. We can eradicate airborne particulates hydroxyl generators. If odors are on surfaces or embedded within the material thermal fogging helps remove them. Removing unpleasant scents is all part of the sanitizing process.

How Soon Can I Reopen?

To reopen, everything needs to be thoroughly disinfected and dried. SERVPRO technicians know how to use the right ratio of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry your diner as quickly as possible. Moisture levels are monitored continuously to decide if any change needs to be made to the drying process. When everything is dry, then the techs sanitize all affected services. Then needed repairs to walls, floors or other structural components are finished.

You depend on your diner for your livelihood, and downtime is a loss of revenue. We understand how significant that is to you, your family, and the community. We are a local business serving the community too. Our expert team puts together a water damage restoration plan for your approval. We begin implementing it immediately upon approval. 

Contact SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain at (860) 826-5169 for professional water damage restoration service. 

Can My Housekeeping Crew Clean Up the Water Damage in My Middletown Office Building?

6/26/2020 (Permalink)

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Moving Forward with SERVPRO's Trained Technicians Offers Middletown Business Tenants Confidence that Water Damage Is Handled Professionally

A supply line leak spread water throughout the Middletown office building you manage over the weekend. Your building maintenance and cleaning staff are willing to do their best to manage the damage, but is that the most sensible course?

Why Should Restoration Professionals Take Charge of Commercial Water Damage?

When you own or manage a multiple unit commercial building, you have a duty to your tenants to provide fast, expert response to water damage. Middletown business owners expect the restoration to conform to the best practices in the disaster recovery industry. Our managers and technicians master comprehensive coursework presented by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the international standard-setting organization for restoration firms. 

What Are Examples of Best Practices in Commercial Water Damage Mitigation and Remediation?

When SERVPRO arrives, we follow a protocol that ensures the occupants' safety and removes the water and dries out the space. The following is a typical agenda; we personalize your plan to reflect unique circumstances.

Safety Inspection

  • Electrical and slip, trip, fall risks identified and adaptations made
  • Location determined of water collected in cavities that threatens structural collapse, water release strategies selected and implemented carefully

Extent of Water Incursion Documented

  • Infrared imaging and moisture detection and metering completed by trained technicians
  • Data recorded for drying goals and monitoring

Water Extraction

Methods include submersible pumps, truck-mounted and portable extractors, and negative pressure systems to suction water through floor mats and hoses threaded into strategically placed holes

Structural Drying

  • Drying goals use data collected for both wet materials and unaffected materials in other areas of the commercial building
  • Balance among temperature, air movement, and dehumidification struck to evaporate absorbed water for capture and appropriate disposal 

Partner with SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain when water damage affects one or more units in your office building. Your reputation as a responsible and reliable commercial landlord can only improve after our skilled and well-equipped crew arrives to set things right after a call to (860) 826-5169.

We Get You Back In Business In Middlefield After Water Damage Strikes

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

Our LGR dehumidifier sitting in the room of this home Our LGR low refrigerant dehumidifier removed high volumes of water vapor in this home after a water damage disaster.

What is the Best Way to Tackle Commercial Water Cleanup in My Middlefield Office?

SERVPRO Speeds Up Water Removal to Get Your Middlefield Business Up and Running Quickly

Coming into your business in the morning and finding water flooding the office is a situation that often causes panic. SERVPRO can make sure that this emergency is under control with our prompt response times and proven methods for water removal.

When you call us to your office for commercial water cleanup in Middlefield, we act fast to halt the migration of water while ensuring that your office does not become overrun with mold and mildew. 

How can SERVPRO make sure that my office is free of destructive moisture?

- Our fleet is equipped with powerful water damage extraction tools and truck-mounted vacuum units to pull the moisture from your office interior, including the carpeting and padding below.

- We bring in air movers to create the perfect amount of airflow and desiccant dehumidifiers that pull water vapors from the air.

- After we use thermal imaging tools to ensure all moisture is gone, we then apply powerful disinfectants to all surfaces to inhibit dangerous mold and mildew growth. 

SERVPRO of Middletown/New Britain is available to handle all of your commercial water cleanup concerns. Call our team at (860) 826-5169, so we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Middletown Business Under Real Water? Call SERVPRO for Removal and Drying

1/18/2020 (Permalink)

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Let SERVPRO Address the Water Damage in Your Middletown Commercial Space

If your plumbing springs a leak or an appliance fails and spouts water, you need to call the professionals quickly. Taking action and calling SERVPRO ensures that you get your commercial Middletown space back to normal so that regular business resumes. The longer you wait, the more costly and dire the situation becomes.

For the most exceptional results when you have commercial water damage in Middletown, you have to call the experts. Only the pros have the skills, experience, and the right equipment and techniques to ensure your space is dried adequately so that mold and mildew don’t stand a chance. Once you call us, SERVPRO is ready to start the water removal and restoration process so that you can focus on your business.

Using our professional services for mitigation helps cut back on water-related problems from festering. This means decreasing loss risk for your equipment and inventory, as well as lessening the chance of hazards from slips and falls. We know that you need to make your commercial space “Like it never even happened,” and we have the manpower and methods to get the cleanup finished in a timely fashion.

We start by removing any standing water followed by taking up any moisture that may be trapped in your carpeted flooring, underneath countertops, desks, furnishings, and other content. We dry everything completely by placing air movers and dehumidifiers strategically to remove moisture from the air. Everything is deodorized after drying is complete, and oils or emollients are applied to protect certain surfaces as needed.

The common mistake many individuals make is failing to look for hidden moisture after a water loss incident. SERVPRO technicians use special detection tools that employ thermal imagery to ensure no moisture is left within the nooks and crannies of your commercial space. If any materials have been removed during restoration, our team replaces everything and provides your business looks as good as new so that you can resume regular activities.

Do you have questions about the services that we offer to address commercial water damage? We invite you to give us a call at SERVPRO of Middletown/New Britain at (860) 826-5169.

You Can Count On Our Experts To Restore Your Middletown Business After A Flood

12/23/2019 (Permalink)

A large LGR low refrigerant dehumidifier woking in a room to remove high volumes of water vapor This large LGR low refrigerant dehumidifier is woking in the room of this property to remove high volumes of water vapor after a flood.

Get Commercial Flood Damage Cleanup in Middletown 24/7

Even with adequate coverage, Connecticut business owners can still find themselves vulnerable to flooding. According to United States government statistics, the average commercial flood claim for the last ten years was approximately $33,000. Annual property damage due to flooding added up to more than $6 billion on average. 

If your business has been affected by commercial flood damage in Middletown, SERVPRO technicians are ready to come to your business to extract floodwaters, thoroughly disinfect surfaces with OSHA-approved, EPA-registered antimicrobials, and dry your facilities with contemporary disaster mitigation technologies. Technicians work hard to ensure that your building is restored to a preloss condition so that you can get back to business as usual.

Integrating Elevation & Floodproofing into Your Business

  • Install flood shields on your property. Using flood barriers on your property is a smart way to minimize the damage that can come in from entrances to your facility.
  • Store your electronics accordingly. Keep electronics like routers, space heaters, and televisions elevated on shelves, mounted on walls, or use other storage methods to keep them elevated at least two to three feet above the floor.
  • Add watertight shields to windows. Over time, window sealants loosen up, which can allow water into your business without you knowing. A watertight seal can guard against this as well as flooding.
  • Stock up on sandbags. If landscaping, drainage systems, and structural measures fail to accommodate flooding adequately, sandbags are highly absorbent and an excellent complement to your prevention measures during a flood.
  • Consider perimeter drainage and landscaping. Something as simple as a rain garden, asphalt around the perimeter, and some smartly-designed slopes can help redirect water away from your business.

How SERVPRO Restores Your Business

When SERVPRO comes to your facility, technicians can get straight to work on moisture detection and extraction. If you have a flooded lobby, break room, or waiting room with carpet, the carpet may need removal to protect against microbe proliferation. Unlike most water damage situations, flooding requires disinfection before drying to prevent the spread of microbes through the air. 

If you have a roof leak or other disaster during severe storms that can contribute to flood damage, SERVPRO can also set up air movers and dehumidifiers to dry above ceiling tiles. After disinfection and drying, remaining inventory and salvaged furniture can be moved safely back into your facility.

SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain is dedicated to serving the community by being Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call (860) 826-5169 today for cleanup you can count on for your business.

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Mitigation and Remediation of Hardwood Floor Water Damage in Middletown Commercial Space

11/10/2019 (Permalink)

Water on wood flooring. Damaged floors in Middletown, no worries SERVPRO can help.

Let us save your Middletown floors from water damage.

Named Middletown in 1653, our community boasts many buildings with histories that stretch back for a hundred years or more. The characteristics of rustic or elegant hardwood flooring brings warmth and a sense of permanence to retail outlets, restaurants, and institutions in the area. When a water loss occurs because of aging plumbing or appliance breakdown, saving your venerable floors from permanent damage is one of our focuses. 

Understanding Water Migration

A break in a freshwater pipe can happen without warning in your Middletown shop, the water damage spreading out sometime far from the origin under a sink or behind a wall. Naturally, the floors take the brunt of the harm, with water moving across the surface and seeping into cracks and crevices. The seepage makes it appear as though the water disappeared. On the contrary, as the subfloor and joists become saturated, they prevent the top hardwood layer from drying out completely. Lingering moisture causes stips or planks to swell, distorting the surface with cupping or crowning. If left unaddressed, the flooring becomes permanently damaged, requiring removal and replacement at great expense and loss of historical integrity. 

Innovative Water Removal and Drying Techniques

Rather than disassembling the wet floor, SERVPRO employs a pressurized Injectidry system to remove water from beneath the floorboards and behind trim. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians seal floor mats to areas where moisture was detected using thermal imaging or probes. Hoses connect the mats to negative pressure (suction) from extraction equipment, pulling liquid from all the layers. Holes drilled into baseboards permit suction to address hidden water, as well. When liquid water is gone, the absorbed moisture evaporates with the help of warmed air movement using a similar configuration. Dehumidifiers then condense or absorb the water vapor for collection and disposal outside your commercial space.

A Restorative Mission

SERVPRO approaches water damage challenges with a concentration on returning commercial properties to preloss condition, “Like it never even happened.” Especially important when your shop has an ambiance that rehabbing or remodeling cannot replicate, turning the clock back on water damage through skillful mitigation and remediation action is our goal to get you back to business fast.

SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain has skilled technicians and cutting edge equipment to resolve your commercial water damage woes. Contact us at (860) 826-5169 for an evaluation of your scenario. 

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Why You Need Our Trained Restoration Specialists In New Britain

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

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Hotel Water Damage Containment in New Britain

Two equally essential goals can compete or collaborate when your New Britain hotel suffers from water damage. The damage inflicted by plumbing leaks, appliance breakdowns, pool and spa overflows, and guest misadventures must be addressed fast to avoid permanent harm. At the same time, the ordinary operations of your lodgings need to proceed to prevent disturbing your guests and threatening your financial stability. We have solutions that meet both goals, sacrificing neither.

Divide and Conquer

When water damages your New Britain hotel panic among the members of your management might ensue. Your top-notch cleaning staff finds themselves stretched, unable to respond to both daily housekeeping tasks and the onslaught of water-related emergencies. Take care of both by engaging our specialized services to mitigate and remediate the water damage while regular maintenance carries on.

What to Expect from Our Water Damage Responders

Every water damage scenario is unique, but SERVPRO’s Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training provides an agenda that we adapt for your circumstances. The initial assessment by experienced project managers provides the information needed to create a plan that ticks all the boxes--containment followed by mitigation, and remediation. We also ready the water damaged spaces for any rebuilding needed.

Containment Strategies

We take steps immediately after assessment to contain the water-damaged area, using plastic sheeting to establish the work-are perimeter. To limit the drift of debris and residues, SERVPRO crews often employ a negative pressure air-scrubbing system. The suction action of the scrubber seals the edges of the containment area while forcing the interior atmosphere through HEPA filters to trap contaminants and reduce odors.

Mitigation Efforts

Our commercial-grade pumps and extractors arrive on the same vehicles that brought our technicians. No delay is necessary as SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) get right down to business. We can halt the migration of water across carpeting using wanded extractors to hold the line. Members of the crew search for water in hidden recesses using thermal imaging. We might choose controlled demolition techniques like flood cuts to access and remove trapped water. Otherwise, these fluids could continue moving through building cavities to damage areas far from the original leak, overflow, or burst pipe.

Remediation in Anticipation of Full Restoration

Weighted extractors help us remove water from carpets, allowing us to dry them in-place. SERVPRO crews monitor moisture levels of fixtures and structures, evacuating as much liquid water as possible before setting up drying perimeters with air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers.

SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain partners with commercial customers, managing the water damage while your operations continue mostly unimpeded.
We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and can be reached at (860) 826-5169.

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New Britain Deals with Mold Remediation by Calling in SERVPRO

7/20/2019 (Permalink)

Problem with Mold Growth in Your New Britain Offices? Try Calling SERVPRO for Remediation

Removing and Disposing of Commercial Mold Damage Materials in Your New Britain Business

A property manager needs to stay abreast of issues that may affect staff or customers. Uncontrolled mold growth can pose a health risk as well as creating an unpleasant environment by giving off musty odors and soiling nearby by furniture, walls, or ceilings. Running a business requires time and attention, so the last thing you need is a property issue taking away from the day to day processes of your company.

Our services offer quick responses and professional remediation for commercial properties with mold damage in New Britain. We cover large structures like schools as well as smaller single room occupancies. Depending on the scale of your business, SERVPRO can dispatch a crew chief or a full-team of technicians to remediate the property of bothersome mold issues that allows you to get back to running your company.
 
Mold spores proliferate when they come into contact with moisture. The source of the problem can be something like a slow leak, or even a seemingly harmless water spill that has seeped into cavities or materials. Our commercial units can remove flooring to assess the condition of the subfloor and check wall cavities using advanced moisture measuring equipment like thermal imaging cameras.
 
Recurring mold problems are a nightmare for businesses resulting in short-term closures every time microbial growth returns. Persistent mold issues in food establishments can be particularly troublesome. SERVPRO safeguards against recurring damages by applying chemical treatments to all affected areas once they are thoroughly clean. Some of these chemical agents are specially formulated for SERVPRO. Our AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians have the experience and the certification from the IICRC Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification to secure properties.
 
Temporary closures after microbial infestations can impact business revenues. Contact SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain at (860) 826-5169 to remediate the effects efficiently.

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We Have The Specialized Equipment Necessary For Middletown Flood Damage Restoration

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

You can trust our team, we are dedicated to responding immediately when you need help.

SERVPRO Streamlines Commercial Flood Damage Cleanup in Middletown for Less Downtime

Water damage of any type is disastrous for your business. Along with the structural damage and loss of contents, there are secondary issues such as mold and foul odors that can occur — worst of all, the downtime of the business or organization during remediation.

When SERVPRO works on commercial flood damage for Middletown business properties, our goal is two-fold. We have streamlined the process for mitigation of water damage, so there is as little downtime as possible for your business, and through our proprietary methods, we can restore more contents that previously may have been written off as a loss.

Upon arrival at the site, we immediately scope the property to ascertain all areas of water migration and begin extraction efforts as fast as possible. SERVPRO has specialized equipment for water extraction such as weighted extractor heads that pushes deeply embedded water to the surface for removal or highly maneuverable Rover stand-on units that use the weight of the technician to force the water upwards for fast extraction.

Our technicians spend time removing as much water as possible from the property because this extra effort significantly speeds the time need to dry the property. Whenever possible, we attempt to dry large furnishings in place by placing them on blocks, so there is as little disruption as possible to work environments.

Mold and foul odors after mitigation a water loss event and our technicians hold numerous certifications in the restoration sciences including Odor Control Technician and Mold Remediation Specialist. We know the signs of potentially favorable conditions for mold and how to inhibit mold colonies from setting up home. Our technicians have different techniques and equipment for neutralizing any residual odors, so your business or organization smells as fresh and clean as it looks.

Our goal is to assist property owners in mitigation commercial flood damage and get back to normal operations with as little disruption as possible. Contact SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain at (860) 826-5169, we have the tools and training to handle any type of damage from flooding and arrive soon after your initial call because We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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What winter services does SERVPRO of Middletown/New Britain offer to Home & Commercial property owners?

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Middletown/New Britain is the premiere restoration service in Connecticut. Though locally owned, SERVPRO is part of a national network with over 1,700 franchises spread throughout the country.

Serving the towns of Middletown, New Britain, Cromwell, Berlin, Kensington, East Hampton, East Haddam, Haddam, Durham, and Middlefield SERVPRO of Middletown/New Britain has you covered for anything that winter throws at you: water and fire damage, storm damage, mold remediation…  

We proudly and quickly arrive on site to deal with the worst that winter has to offer. With 24-hour emergency service, you are always a phone call away from receiving speedy, efficient, and professional help to clean up any mess.

Our SERVPRO technicians are trained to handle leaks, flooded basements, and fire damage. When leaks and floods occur, mold is never far behind. Damage from ice, melting snow, and wet conditions all are optimal environments for mold to grow.  It only takes a small leak for mold to form in in your East Haddam house or business. Our technicians utilize specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate mold infestations.  

Please feel free to read through the other blog posts from this month. Along with helpful tips about how to prepare your home for winter and the remediation processes in case any of the above mentioned problems do arise this winter in your homes and commercial properties, the previous posts go into more depth about the process.

Here at SERVPRO of Middletown/New Britain, we know what it’s like to have disaster strike.  That’s why we’re ‘faster to any size disaster’! The most important creed we work by is making sure that you, the customer, is happy and satisfied with our services. Our SERVPRO technicians will travel to your home as quickly as possible to assess any damages, come up with a plan of action, and remediate any problems winter may bring. We will proudly make sure that your home is restored to its pre-damage condition, “Like it never even happened.”

Stay on top of winter, but if winter gets the best of you call 860-826-5169 and talk to our SERVPRO staff to mitigate any damage to your home or commercial property!

We're always 'Here to Help!'

Is your business “READY for whatever happens”?

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

According to the latest research at least 50% of businesses never reopen after experiencing a natural disaster.

As the leader in water damage restoration, our staff is highly trained in property damage mitigation. We understand that lost revenue in business affects productivity. That’s why we’ve established a READY PLAN.

Our SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) was developed to help minimize business interruption after a loss by providing an immediate plan of action. Advantages of this profile include:

  • A no cost facility assessment
  • A compact Profile Document with important EMERGENCY info
  • A help guide to get you back to business
  • An official mitigation provider
  • A quick reference for details such as shut-valve locations

Why be reactive when you can be proactive? To learn more about setting up an ERP with a member of our staff contact our office at 860-826-5169.

We're 'Here to Help!'

Thank you for your kind hospitality!

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

We have one rule, and that is to take care of your loss to make it "Like it never even happened." Our crews work around the clock to provide the best possible service to you during your time of need. We understand the stress associated with operating a business, therefore we use state of the art equipment to clean and/or dry your facility fast. 

Your guest should never be inconvenienced due to an unforeseen loss. The sooner we can begin mitigation, the quicker the turn around for your clients.

Never let a loss have you at a loss...

When the need arises you can count on us to be there. We even work directly with your insurance company. For a hassle free claims process, call the Team that you can count on! That's SERVPRO of Middletown/New Britain! (860) 826-5169. 

We're always 'Here to Help'!

What's that smell? SERVPRO of Middletown/New Britain Offers Odor Removal And Deodorization

5/17/2017 (Permalink)

Lazy cat

 


What's the best way to remedy foul indoor odors? Sure, venting the structure may help. Cleaning is also effective. Though, there are certain odors that are a little difficult to get rid of.


Odors that may require deodorization:



  • Animals/Animal Feces

  • Raw Sewage

  • Pet Urine

  • Smoke 

  • Skunk


SERVPRO of Middletown/New Britain offers odor removal and deodorization to eliminate offensive odors. We understand that these odors can come from a number of sources both inside & outside a structure (and in some cases - a motor vehicle).


We help to identify the source to ensure proper removal of the odors. No masking! No short cuts! If you need help identifying a structural or vehicular odor call us today to schedule an assessment. (860) 826-5169


We're 'Here to Help'!


 


 

SERVPRO of Middletown/New Britain Can Help Your Educational Institute

5/4/2017 (Permalink)

Classroom

SERVPRO of Middletown/New Britain's goal is to make sure that your academic environment is safe & suitable for your students. We have the expertise and training to help with cleaning challenges that go beyond the scope of regular janitorial services.

We provide:

  • Professional Water Removal/Extraction
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
  • Post Construction Cleaning
  • Biological Hazard Cleanup
  • Odor Identification
  • Mold Remediation
  • Sewage Cleanup
  • Deodorization
  • Disinfection
  • and More

Our fast turn around time and effective cleaning techniques will guarantee minimal interruption to your classroom setting. Through proper mitigation & remediation, we'll provide a clean and healthy environment in a timely fashion. 

SERVPRO is the brand you know and trust! Having a qualified company saves time and also keeps costs low. SERVPRO of Middletown/New Britain can provide this continuity by supervising the full range of services that will bring your establishment back to full functionality. 

If you have questions about our services or want to schedule an assessment for future services call us at 860-826-5169.

Compulsive Hoarding Cleanup: SERVPRO of Middletown/New Britain Can Help!

5/3/2017 (Permalink)

Clutter

Don't confuse hoarding with the hobby of collecting. They are two completely different things. Though they both share the common act of holding on to specific items, collectibles tend to have immense value and are stocked in an organized fashion. On the other hand, hoarded items tend to lack value, but hold a psychological attachment making it difficult to discard nonessential articles. The disorganized clutter that follows is often a clear indication that professional cleaning services are needed.


You need a company that understands the psychological aspect of hoarding. Our professionals have the compassion, training, and certification needed to handle any sized hoarding cleanup project. Call us if you have questions about our procedure or if you or someone you know is in need of a professional deep clean, bio hazardous remediation, and/or toxic waste removal. We specialize in restoring homes and apartments for those displaced due to hoarding. Call today 860-826-5169

Are you prepared for an emergency?

1/23/2017 (Permalink)

Starting a fire

Everyone should have a plan in place in case of an emergency or disaster. Consider an emergency supply kit.

A basic emergency supply kit could include (but not be limited to) the following recommended items:

  • Water - one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food - at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter in place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

These are some of the things to have on hand during an emergency. 

 

*Source: ready.gov