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Water Cleanup Gets Rid of Watery Conditions in Your Westbury Home

8/8/2023 (Permalink)

air movers on stripped floor in hallway SERVPRO provides expert water removal and drying services for our Waterbury neighbors. "Like it never even happened."

Water Cleanup & Mitigation Also Saves Belongings

Waking up in your home to standing water from a broken pipe happens more often than homeowners in Westbury might realize. SERVPRO® is always nearby with our water cleanup crew for such emergencies. A fast response reduces the overall situation into a more manageable one.

SERVPRO's experienced team knows the most effective water cleanup methods to protect your Westbury residence from the full impact of a broken pipe. Hundreds or even thousands of gallons of water can flood your floors in just a few minutes, causing damage as soon as it leaves the tube.

SERVPRO technicians want our customers to know these things about our services involving the cleanup of their property:

  • Microbes love water and take root (literally) at the first opportunity,
  • Cleanup includes your belongings, and
  • Decrease in structural damage.

Microbes are always present in our homes but are generally inactive in low-moisture environments. They easily thrive as soon as moisture increases. Extracting the water, applying potent anti-fungal agents, and removing moisture from your home can help put surviving microorganisms back into hibernation.

Your belongings took a while to accumulate. We know they are part of your family's comfort zone. We take several steps to ensure they don't sustain any additional damage. Moving them to higher ground and starting restoration services can keep damage from spreading and worsening.

Starting cleanup work after a disaster that submerged your floors prevents structural damage from worsening and spreading to new locations. Such water damage can include softer materials like drywall and carpeting or harder-to-damage elements like wooden framework or the concrete floor in your garage.

Starting cleanup and other essential services as soon as possible after a disaster helps get your property back to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened," with less hassle and a lowered cost.

Homeowners are encouraged to call SERVPRO of Waterbury at (203) 757-5050 to clean up and mitigate the effects of any disaster, including those involving flood, fire, or mold.

Why You Need Reliable Commercial Water Cleanup Experts in Waterbury

5/11/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment Drying Floor With advanced equipment, SERVPRO restores property to pre-damaged conditions, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Uses the Latest Technology During Commercial Water Damage Mitigation in Waterbury

Commercial water cleanup services aim to restore your business after a water damage incident. In most cases, companies lose revenue when such events strike, and treating them as an emergency can help prevent additional losses. Working with our qualified water damage restoration technicians makes it possible to identify what to salvage and what you need to replace and follow appropriate restoration procedures to restore normalcy.

As a business owner in Waterbury, you don't need room to make mistakes after a water damage incident. For instance, you might assume that a wet carpet is already damaged and needs to be replaced. In such situations, our SERVPRO technicians come in and offer the necessary assistance. We are trained and have the equipment to identify and provide essential recommendations during restoration.

The following are some of the procedures we perform when attending to water cleanup emergencies:

  • We clean, repair, and reinstall the damaged floors
  • We check whether floor coverings, such as carpet pads, need any replacement or repairs
  • We do repairs and replacements to the affected subfloors
  • We clean, repair, and replace any parts of the HVAC system that might have been affected

Our SERVPRO technicians understand why it is vital for your staff to remain safe after such incidents. So, we take time to inspect, clean, and replace any electrical system components likely to expose users to avoidable hazards. The most commonly affected components are ceiling fans, light fixtures, switches, and outlets.

While we understand your janitorial staff can handle some cleaning work, some situations may be big or require advanced equipment to do the job right. We have specialized equipment skills to attend to both big and small water damage emergencies. Our SERVPRO team also keeps you updated on the progress of the water damage mitigation work from start to end.

SERVPRO of Waterbury is Faster to Any Size Disaster and aims to help you restore your business to its preloss state. Call (203) 757-5050 now for reliable water cleanup services. Our team is available 24/7.

Rapid and Experienced Waterbury Fire Damage Cleanup and Repair

4/13/2023 (Permalink)

soot web in the corner of a room When a fire damages your Waterbury home, contact team SERVPRO. We will develop a custom plan to remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Restorers Help Homes After Fire Damage

In Brass City alone, we are ready to help the more than 110,000 residents when fire and smoke losses impact homes and businesses. Our skilled specialists are trained to mitigate loss and protect the property as much as possible, which is valuable when considering cultural landmarks in the city like Bank Street Historic District and the Mattatuck Museum. Our prompt mobilization puts boots on the ground for:

  • Smoke removal
  • Odor management
  • Content relocation
  • Water cleanup
  • Soot removal
  • Reconstruction

When rapidly overcoming Waterbury fire damage, our SERVPRO team’s administration understands the value of experience and education. We dispatch knowledgeable FSRT-Certified professionals to your home following fires and smoke damage. This ensures we always take the most efficient paths with the best equipment to maximize productivity and results.

First Steps to Mitigate Fire Damage

Emergency services are a vital part of the restoration process as these are the earliest actions taken to protect the impacted property and its occupants. We follow extinguishment with focused efforts to address structural compromise, circulating soot particles, water damage, and safety concerns for responding technicians or the homeowner. These actions can often occur before the estimation, and thorough inspection insurance companies need to proceed with the complete fire damage restoration.

The Behavior of Smoke

It is necessary to acknowledge the role of smoke in damaging a residence after a fire. Several determining factors about the loss effect can ultimately impact the severity of the spread and thickness of residues combustion and subsequent aerosolized particles can leave behind. Some of the aspects that change needed cleaning processes include:

  • Soot and Soil Deposits
  • Smoke Turbulence
  • Types of Smoke Damage
  • Materials Affected

Soot Cleanup Solutions

Soot and grease deposits are a challenging obstacle for even experienced restoration professionals addressing fire damage in your home. We must focus first on pulling soils away from the surface of the underlying material to prevent marring, staining, or corrosion. Solvents and detergents can help with varying types of wet smoke, while vacuuming and chem sponges are better suited for dry smoke residues.

Are Contents and Materials Washable?

One of the considerations production managers must make is determining the salvageability of impacted materials. Washable surfaces are better protected from the direct damage that soot and smoke residues can cause without being destroyed. Typically, washable exteriors benefit from applying solvents and detergents combined with mechanical action and agitation.

Final Fire Damage Restoration Steps 

After a fire loss incident, recovering a property requires the affected materials and surfaces to be thoroughly cleaned and deodorized. The hotter the fire, the greater pores in surfaces open up for smoke molecules and volatile compounds. Even with potent deodorants and counteractants, we can have the greatest impact by heating neutralizing chemicals to vapor to penetrate porous materials. Introducing unstable compounds like ozone can also be an efficient response to harsh smoke smells.

Large Loss Restoration Team

Fires can be just as destructive and damaging to larger commercial properties in the city. With venues like the Naugatuck Valley Shopping Center and Post University that could experience widespread fire loss effects, it is vital to have a trained team of professionals capable of helping fast. We have special equipment and training to be ready for a disaster of any size.

Fire damage in Waterbury properties requires immediate action. First responders can help put out the blaze, but professionals like our SERVPRO of Waterbury team can help restore and recover your home here in the Brass City. Give our rapid response team a call when you need us at (203) 757-5050.

Mitigating Waterbury Water Damage with Professional Efficiency

4/13/2023 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Helps to Mitigate and Restore Water Damage

Waterbury is home to more than 110,000 people, making leak and stormwater events more common than many might believe. Our growing roster of technicians and specialists focuses on effective mitigation where necessary to protect property and contents however possible. Our commitment to safeguarding your home from unnecessary harm begins with the extensive training that our professionals receive in niches like:

  • WRT – Water Restoration
  • CCT – Carpet Cleaning
  • ASD – Applied Structural Drying
  • CDS – Commercial Drying
  • AMRT – Applied Microbial Remediation

Because destructive standing water can spread so quickly, it is vital to begin the restoration of Waterbury water damage events as soon as possible. We have a large facility centrally located in New Haven County to accommodate disasters of all sizes, allowing our professionals to mobilize with service vehicles and appropriate equipment rapidly.

The Objectives of Emergency Services 

Few disasters require the immediate action that water leaks and flooding can need. To best provide needed attention and mitigating action to a household impacted by burst pipes or intruding water damage, there are several emergency services to help. With a combination of our contractor license and highly trained specialists, we streamline restoration and repair objectives with the first actions taken by our responding team. These might include:

  • Utility Repairs
  • Content Relocation
  • Controlled Demolition
  • Water Extraction

Effective Water Removal Services 

Removing standing water from a household requires several tools from our stock. Extractors and pumps available to our technicians are suited to several distinct situations, including challenging areas to reach, confined spaces, and other obstacles in home restoration. Surface water removal typically occurs with a combination of wet vacuums and submersible pumps, the size of the unit depending on the depth of the damage present.

Starting Widespread Drying Solutions

Depending on the size of a water damage restoration need, hundreds of drying tools could be necessary. We have axial and centrifugal air movers that directly introduce warm airflow across wet surfaces. Dehumidifiers pull moisture from the environment and keep humidity levels within acceptable parameters. We also use portable heaters that influence the temperature for faster and even drying.

Principles of Efficient Drying

SERVPRO technicians must balance several aspects to provide the most efficient pathway to a dry residence after water damage. These principles are manipulated individually with specific tools like air movers, dehumidifiers, portable heaters, and other evaporative drying equipment. To provide the most thorough and direct drying practices, SERVPRO professionals must focus on these three factors:

  • Airflow –  is the measure of direct air movement over moist surfaces or through open areas of a structure.
  • Temperature – this principle determines the rate at which molecules and particles move and chemically react.
  • Humiditythis is the measure of current moisture in the environment and consideration for water content to influence the atmosphere through practices like evaporative drying.

"Like it never even happened."

Whether it is the homes for the thousands of residents in Waterbury or more extensive facilities like Saint Mary's Hospital, we understand the urgency of mitigation and restoration for our customers. We appreciate the need to get back to normal as fast as possible, and we prioritize a swift response with our knowledgeable staff.

Waterbury water damage events overwhelm households and businesses rapidly. Our professionals remain ready to respond to these emergencies 24 hours a day at our warehouse facility. We are a trusted name for mitigation and restoration services after water and flood loss effects. Give our SERVPRO of Waterbury team a call today at (203) 757-5050.

Removing Waterbury Mold Damage Promptly

4/13/2023 (Permalink)

mold damage covering the walls of a room Is your home or business in Waterbury affected by mold damage? Contact our experienced team to remediate your home. We are available 24/7.

Our Remediators Provide Fast Mold Damage Recovery

Mold is an issue that many New Haven County homes experience in their lifetime. Because humidity is a continual concern for the more than 110,000 residents of the city, we have a growing crew of AMRT-Certified technicians versed and experienced with the latest remediation trends, products, and equipment to restore and clean your damaged property effectively. Remediation services we provide encompass many objectives, including:

  • Colony removal
  • Deodorization
  • Content cleaning
  • Moisture removal
  • Structural repairs

Waterbury mold damage should often be approached with more urgency than many homeowners show, as the destructive tendency of these colonies is not universally known. Our accredited professionals mobilize fast with cleaning products, drying equipment, and antimicrobial solutions to overcome actively spreading organisms and protect your home from worsening conditions.

The Likelihood of Mold

Humidity is a common concern for much of New Haven County, and those positioned along the Naugatuck River have an even more significant moisture threat than most. When this moisture goes unchecked and unchallenged for as little as 48 hours, naturally occurring mold spores can seat on suitable hosting materials and begin to colonize.

Removing Moisture Concerns 

Moisture removal is one of the earliest priorities for our responding team, as this is the trigger for active colonies. We work to manage moisture through drying, ventilation, and dehumidification to eliminate favorable conditions to support microbial growth.

How Does Mold Damage Removal Occur? 

Removing active mold is the primary objective of mold remediation services. There is no need or appropriate and sensible price point for removing all mold spores from the property. Eliminating all microbes is unnecessary when the cause of moisture and facilitating conditions get resolved. Strategies for removing active colonies from the property include:

  • Surface Cleaning – This is among the first options that our professionals attempt with several antimicrobial and sporicidal products. We have proprietary blends that are not as abrasive to the senses as chlorines. 
  • Abrasive Action – Sanding and sponge pressure cleaning are effective for materials like wood framing and semi-porous hosting elements. 
  • Media Blasting – One of the more abrasive tactics to remove surface and seated mold colonies without destroying or discarding the hosting material is media blasting. Sodium bicarbonate and other media like crushed corn cobs are easy to clean from nearby surfaces and provide a direct and measurable eradication of active organisms. 
  • Material Removal – We must be selective with the materials we choose to remove and discard, as this is not always the most cost-efficient method. Controlled demolition is a suitable option when other ways might not be practical or could take much longer than necessary to complete. 

What Can SERVPRO Do About Odors? 

Malodors are a common byproduct of a growing mold colony, and one of the obstacles to eliminating mold damage from the property is addressing the need for deodorization. The challenge with microbial malodors is their presence in open environments and porous materials in the affected areas. SERVPRO professionals must provide a range of deodorizing solutions, including vaporous concentrated neutralizers and larger units like air scrubbers and hydroxyl machines.

Mold Damage Repairs 

A full-service contractor saves customers time and money on the work done in a house. With mold growth, the likelihood of repairs to prevent recurrences and replace discarded materials is high. Having a contractor license allows our SERVPRO of Waterbury team to provide build-back services as needed for your property.

Despite being underrated, Waterbury mold damage can be costly and destructive. Let our experienced SERVPRO of Waterbury restoration professionals help manage this spreading threat in your residence and take the needed measures to prevent it from happening again. Give our rapid response team a call today at (203) 757-5050.

Basics of Smoke Behavior are Crucial During Fire Damage Restoration in Waterbury

4/11/2023 (Permalink)

Fire Damage With advanced equipment, SERVPRO restores property to pre-damaged conditions, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Offers Safe Fire Damage Cleanup Services in Waterbury

A successful fire damage restoration process requires one to have an understanding of how smoke particles behave. A better understanding of where to find the light and heaviest smoke residues is helpful when developing an efficient cleaning strategy. The goal is to clean surfaces and items using safe methods which do not cause additional damage.

When performing an inspection during smoke odor removal in your Waterbury property, our SERVPRO technicians check areas with the highest accumulation of residues. During combustion, a process known as convection transfers heat. Since hot air is denser than cold air, it carries the particles the farthest until it loses its temperature.

In most cases, smoke deposits accumulate in the following areas:

  • On ceilings
  • Upper sections of the walls
  • On floors of the furthest rooms
  • Behind furniture and cabinets
  • Closets and closed drawers

The most challenging surfaces to clean are those exposed to high temperatures. They tend to open the pores of the materials and make the smoke particles penetrate deeper. Also, if the residues penetrate cracks, an odor problem may result that might be challenging to solve without the correct fire cleanup techniques.

When our SERVPRO technicians develop a fire damage cleaning strategy, we also look at the type of surface that needs cleaning. The methods we use to clean porous surfaces may differ from the ones we choose to clean non porous areas. If we attempt to clean porous materials using liquids, they might absorb liquids and form corrosive acids once they mix with the smoke particles. Before performing other procedures, it might be safe to perform vacuuming to remove the loose particles.

SERVPRO of Waterbury offers reliable fire damage cleanup solutions using advanced equipment and procedures. Call (203) 757-5050 during any day of the week and work with an experienced team to make your property "Like it never even happened."

Water Mitigation of Waterbury Homes Happens Fast with SERVPRO

3/14/2023 (Permalink)

Flooded Room Call SERVPRO of Waterbury today if you need help with professional water damage restoration.

SERVPRO Uses the Latest Technology for Water Mitigation of Waterbury Homes

The most immediate challenge for SERVPRO restorers during the water mitigation of your Waterbury home after a storm is the accumulated water. Stormwater is often unsanitary and contains a lot of debris and suspended material. If not removed promptly from your property, the accumulated water can keep attacking the structural components and become a breeding ground for microbial contamination. 

SERVPRO techs use some of the industry-leading water extractors to pump out stormwater during water mitigation of your Waterbury home. The goal is to remove all the standing water from your property as quickly as possible before beginning the drying process. 

Types of Extractors and Pumps we Use for Flood Restoration 

SERVPRO restorers use different extraction equipment to remove the standing water from your property. However, the types of pump used depend on several factors, including-

  • The volume of water to be removed
  • The horizontal distance through which water needs to be pumped
  • The vertical distance through which water needs to be pumped

If a large amount of sediment or solids are present, SERVPRO techs use a piece of equipment called a Self-priming trash pump. The pump is designed to provide a strong suction force and allows solids as large as 3” to pass through, making them ideal for removing stormwater laden with sand or mud. 

However, when a significant lift is required, such as removing water from a basement, SERVPRO techs use high-pressure or submersible electric pumps

Diaphragm Pumps

Unlike most other pumps that extract water from your property, the diaphragm pump fluids down to near-zero water depth. Diaphragm pumps can handle air sucked in along with the fluid and do not lose their prime during operation. 

Call SERVPRO of Waterbury at (203) 757-5050; We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Water Cleanup in Waterbury Happens Fast with SERVPRO

2/8/2023 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Saves Time and Money on Water Damage Cleanup

Water damage can happen for many reasons, such as burst pipes, ceiling leaks, or plumbing issues. Regardless of the cause, it can be destructive if water cleanup in your Waterbury home does not happen quickly. SERVPRO techs use state-of-the-art technology and equipment to restore your home to its preloss condition. 

The water cleanup in your Waterbury home begins with SERVPRO techs assessing the extent of the damage. We use moisture sensors, thermal imaging cameras, moisture meters, and thermos-hygrometers to detect the hidden moisture in the structural component to formulate the best restoration strategy.  

The Role of Air Filtration Devices (AFDs) in Water Restoration 

There is always a risk of microbial contamination after a water damage incident. Consequently, it is important to accelerate the drying while preventing contaminants, if present, from escaping to unaffected areas of the building. 

AFDs perform a dual function during the restoration of water-damaged properties- they move and filter the air at the same time. Most ADFs that SERVPRO techs use are fitted with HEPA filters that can trap airborne contamination particles and volatile organic compounds (VOC) in the filter. SERVPRO techs can control the aerosolization of contaminants while maintaining high evaporation rates with the AFDs during the drying process. 

Drying Systems During Water Damage Repairs

SERVPRO techs use two types of drying systems when restoring water damage to Waterbury homes:

  • Open system: In this system, the affected area is left open to the air, and dehumidifiers are used to remove excess moisture
  • Closed system: This involves enclosing the affected area in a sealed chamber, where dehumidifiers and air movers control the humidity and circulate the air. A closed system is used if restorers suspect contamination.

Call SERVPRO of Waterbury at (203) 757-5050; our techs are available 24/7 to answer any question you might have.

Performing Mold Remediation in Waterbury Homes

1/10/2023 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Can Remediate Mold Damage from Wetrooms

Bathrooms are designed to withstand wet and moist conditions. However, built-in moisture resistance can weaken over time, leading to mold on window frames and in-between tiles. Unfortunately, these issues do not resolve themselves and usually require an inspection, assessment, and remediation procedure. Thankfully, SERVPRO is a licensed remediation service that can help to return bathrooms to their pre-damaged condition. 

Our services:

  • Mold inspection
  • Mold removal
  • Mold Remediation

Common bathroom symptoms that require mold remediation in Waterbury are microbial infestations of grout or caulking. Caulking is the rubbery seal used between tub and wall or around faucets- the sealant between a toilet and the floor is caulking. Grout, on the other hand, is the spots in-between tiles. Both of these areas have frequent exposure to moisture and are highly porous, which molds love. These materials are not always moldy due to their finish, which creates a vapor barrier. Failure to maintain these finishes annually can lead to these materials becoming hotbeds for microbial activity.

If microbes appear on the grout, there is a chance that the infestation has spread to the backing board. These areas are inspected using a moisture sensor that can help technicians to detect whether the materials behind the tiling are wet. Usually, a damp backing board means dry rot and may require a bathroom remodel. In less difficult situations, surface molds can be scrubbed off using steel wool and scouring pads. Once the surface layers are removed, the remaining grout is treated with biocide, like bleach. Following the bleaching of the area and after sufficient drying time, new grout can be applied to return the bathroom to its former luster.

What to do if there is a moderate mold infestation in the bathroom:

  • Remove the shower surrounds, tile backer, and, if necessary, the bathtub or shower unit.
  • Clean and dry the framing using EPA-registered anti-microbial along with drying equipment.
  • Assess and address the underlying moisture problem before replacing the unit with new grout and caulk.

A moisture problem in your bathroom could cause problems in other areas of the home. Contact SERVPRO of Waterbury for mold remediation assistance at (203) 757-5050.

SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Restoration Services in Waterbury

12/13/2022 (Permalink)

What Can We Do For You For fast and efficient service call SERVPRO of Waterbury at (203) 757-5050.

Need Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Waterbury – Call SERVPRO

Water leaks can cause a great deal of damage requiring restoration of the structure and the contents in commercial buildings in Waterbury. Your customer’s goods may be impacted, leading to late deliveries. Raw materials are damaged and must be discarded and replaced. You may have to lay off employees temporarily until everything is restored to its original condition. The longer it takes to make repairs and complete restoration, the large the impact on the bottom line.

SERVPRO understands that commercial water damage restoration in Waterbury is a high priority for our customers. That’s why we are available 24/7 and can be onsite to assess the damage, develop a plan and begin cleanup in less than four hours from your call to us. We focus on removing water from your premises and drying the contents and structure to minimize the damage caused by water and moisture. We use high-capacity water extraction equipment, dehumidifiers, and air movers.

We also work closely with clients to develop innovative solutions to help maintain temporary business operations while the restoration is underway. While every situation is different, solutions such as installing vapor barriers to isolate undamaged spaces from those affected by the water allow operations to continue at reduced levels. Another is to establish holding areas for cleaned and dried contents until we can return them to the restored building. We can arrange storage facilities to hold materials and contents until the restoration is completed.

SERVPRO offers our commercial customers the following services:

  • Water clean up
  • Water removal services
  • Emergency services caused by water damage

We also supervise a complete range of restoration services to save our customers time and reduce costs. Quickly returning to normal operations maintains continuity for your customers, suppliers, and employees.

Call SERVPRO of Waterbury for water damage restoration services. We provide service to Waterbury and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (203) 757-5050.