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Our Skilled Professionals Explain How To Prevent Long Term Issues After A Flood In Your Farmington Home

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. Flood damage restoration is no DIY project. SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment for every size of disaster.

Preventing Long Term Problems After Flood Damage

A flooding incident can ruin your property, leaving you with a significant restoration bill. Although some incidents flatten homes or cause other significant structural problems, most flooding incidents leave the structure intact but cause other lasting issues. It is possible to prevent such long-term problems by taking specific steps during the restoration process. 

Flood Damage Restoration

One common effect of flood damage in Farmington that can leave a lasting impact is contamination. As the floodwaters flow over different areas, they collect insecticides, industrial chemicals, biohazards, and other contaminants. The waters deposit some of these contaminants in the areas of your house that they reach. Our SERVPRO technicians spray EPA-registered disinfectants in all affected areas before starting the restoration processes. We then clean up your property using pressure washers and professional cleaning agents to sanitize any contaminants. We also tear out porous elements affected by the water, such as carpets and pads, because it's impossible to remove all traces of contaminants from such materials. 

Development of Mold Damage

Mold is another problem likely to plague properties hit by flooding events. Mold develops where there is sufficient moisture, so any traces of wetness left in elements and contents can spark growth. Even high levels of relative humidity exceeding 60% can lead to mold development. Our SERVPRO technicians take moisture readings using moisture meters and sensors throughout the restoration process to ensure We dry your property to preloss levels. We also FLIR thermal cameras to help identify any concealed wet areas.  

Flood Damage to Contents and Structure

Flooding can lead to structural weakness in the contents, such as furniture or parts of the house, especially after extended exposure. This happens because the absorption of water causes swelling in wooden frames and weakening of joints, primarily where glue is used. Rotting and other problems can also occur. Our SERVPRO technicians take various steps to dry the structure and its contents. We use specialized drying equipment such as the injectidry system and drying mats to dry wooden floors. We also use ventilation equipment to drywall cavities. 

After flood damage, call SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley to help with immediate and future problems after flood damage. You can reach us at (860) 675-4500 any time. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

How Should Water Damage in Avon Schools Be Remediated? 

6/11/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial water job location When your commercial building has water damage issues, SERVPRO should be the first thought. Our techs are trained and ready at a moment's notice.

Call SERVPRO for Water Damage Experts in Avon 

If a pipe inside your Avon private school ever develops a leak in it, moisture can spread throughout your building quickly. Whenever a plumbing failure occurs, it is wise to call in a professional commercial water damage restoration company such as SERVPRO. However, there are some steps that you and your maintenance staff can take to help speed up the mitigation process.

Conducting the proper procedures during your commercial water damage project in Avon can help you save many of your building materials and contents quickly after the leak occurs. A plumbing failure can often happen overnight, which can give the leak time to spill hundreds of gallons of water into your school's building. If you ever happen to walk into an indoor flooding situation, it is wise to get your maintenance staff started on mitigation procedures quickly.

First, your crew should work towards mitigating any potential safety hazards. Anything that could harm one of your building's occupants needs repairing, or the area should get blocked off and closed to all foot traffic. Next, it is wise to work towards removing any visible water. Moisture can be mopped up and squeegeed from hard surface floors and vacuumed up from carpeted surfaces.

Once your maintenance and janitorial crew have extracted as much liquid water as they can, it is wise to begin drying out your contents and structural components. It can help to remove the chairs and desks from any wet floors. Once you have the affected area clear of furniture and other contents, you can set up fans to create air circulation.

Contact SERVPRO for Water Damage Remediation

Once you have taken the first steps of water extraction and drying, it is wise to get help from a professional company like SERVPRO. One value we give to being invited to help you with your project is our testing and monitoring capabilities.

We can start by testing your contents and building materials to see how wet they are. We test both affected and unaffected areas so that we can determine a drying goal. After achieving the goal, we return to test every day until the final drying goal and all moisture levels return to what they were before the water leak occurred.

We can work with your maintenance team to make sure the best job possible gets completed. For professional help with testing and monitoring, call SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley at (860) 675-4500 because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How does SERVPRO Help If Flood Damage Mostly Affects the Ceiling of A Farmington Home?

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Helps With Water Removal As Well As Other Water Damage Repairs Needed

After a storm, you may not expect flood damage in your home if there is no standing water inside your Farmington property. However, if storm winds blow off some shingles from the roof, some water may find a way into the ceiling void, leaving it trapped.

Any aspect of flood damage in Farmington homes, whether hidden or readily discernible, poses significant challenges to the house occupants and the restorers. For instance, the weight of the water pooling in the ceiling can cause it to sag and even collapse if nothing is done to address the situation. SERVPRO is well suited to reverse the effects of water intrusion.

Common actions taken as part of flood restoration include:

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

Our SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians focus on actions that halt or reverse damages conveniently. For instance, we drill small weep holes on the sagging ceiling to remove the water. Starting drilling closer to the support beams and moving towards the center as the water drains out helps minimize the chances of collapse. Drying the supporting beams and replace any unsalvageable materials. 

Other water damage repairs in the ceiling include:

  • Replacing wet insulation
  • Drying wet support structures such as beams
  • Applying chemical agents to prevent microbial growth

SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley manages flood damage to reverse immediate damages and prevent secondary problems. Call us at (860) 675-4500. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

How Does Mold Get Quickly Removed from Avon Schools?

5/19/2021 (Permalink)

black mold in bathroom Mold remediation for a school is a job for SERVPRO. We have the manpower and IICRC certified techs for any size job.

The presence of mold can be destructive or hazardous to those in Avon educational centers.

There are multiple hazards and obstacles to mold remediation and clean-up in area schools. The pressing effects for high traffic areas can include:

  • Noxious odors
  • Volatile organic compounds
  • Structurally damaging

What Are the Best Mold Remediation Solutions in Avon Schools? 

When mold remediation is necessary for Avon schools, it is a pressing concern that our experienced technicians get started as soon as possible. The presence of mold colonization could be detrimental to those exposed and present the deterioration of hosting structural elements until remediation has occurred. Black mold can be a hazardous presence, demanding swift mold removal strategies, including antimicrobial cleaning and power sanding affected surfaces. Pitted surfaces and textures of installed building materials like painted masonry can often require more aggressive tactics like dry ice blasting to remove present mold.

Outside Expertise

Many municipal structures require mold testing, not just mold inspections. This is done on-site and in laboratories--air sampling to determine the type of mold species and mold spores. An Industrial Hygienist HI is often needed to verify the mold remediation process has been successful. 

When your school or commercial property requires mold remediation, you can count on our SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley team to help. We are ready 24/7 at (860) 675-4500.

Is Indoor Air Quality Threatened in Fire-Damaged Farmington Homes?

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

smoke from fire Fire and smoke damage restoration is no easy task. SERVPRO technicians are trained and experienced in all fire restoration services.

We have filtration and vacuum equipment to minimize hazardous conditions in Farmington homes after a fire.

Indoor air quality is a considerable concern for responding technicians reaching home or business after a fire. Carcinogenic particles circulating in the environment can pose health hazards to those exposed, but there are added threats of noxious smells and other contaminants and particulates. Filtration equipment includes:

Can These Soot Particles Impact the Property in Other Ways? 

Whatever particles could not be captured by the placement of HEPA filtration products and equipment will lead to other needs of fire restoration for Farmington homes. Smoke residues can be a formidable threat to exposed building materials and contents, especially when the finish or surface coatings for the underlying substrate are sensitive to acids. We have multiple restoration approaches ranging from soda blasting to agitated mechanical cleaning to help.

With indoor air quality being a substantial concern for homeowners after a fire, we provide suitable solutions for these soot threats upon arrival. Our SERVPRO of the Farmington Valley teams available anytime you need us at (860) 675-4500.

In What Ways Can SERVPRO Help with Water Damage Repair in Farmington Homes?

5/7/2021 (Permalink)

frozen pipe sign Frozen pipes cause major water damage issues. SERVPRO has the manpower and equipment for any size disaster.

Water disasters often require repairs and reconstruction in Farmington, and our experienced team can help.

Our professionals seek to be a full-service team after water damage incidents impact homes and businesses throughout the Farmington Valley. As rapidly as standing water and burst pipes can affect the properties involved, our restoration technicians respond with efficient mitigation and recovery solutions to help. We are with you every step of your journey back to getting your property to its original condition. Our team assists with:

  • Water damage remediation
  • Emergency services water damage
  • Flood restoration
  • Basement flooding
  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks

Our Water Damage Repairs Always Necessary for Farmington Homes? 

While it is inevitable that many situations require water damage repairs for Farmington homes after moisture damage and standing water, it will be the job scoping and assessment process that determines if controlled demolition and reconstruction is required. When it is possible to restore and recover impacted building materials, contents, and furniture, this is more desirable than discarding these elements and the costs to replace them unnecessarily. Inspections determine where water damage repairs are needed.

Can SERVPRO Rebuild Burst Pipes? 

Water damage repairs are often necessary after burst pipes as well. From threatening conditions in the winter seasons where frozen pipes can burst to aging plumbing situations where lines can separate, this threatening condition requires immediate action by our restoration professionals. Beyond water removal services and flood restoration, our SERVPRO team will also have to reconstruct and replace damaged plumbing components to restore this vital utility to the property as soon as possible.

Do Ceiling Leaks Require Reconstruction and Repairs? 

Water damage repairs can often be necessary after prolonged ceiling leaks occur. Aging plumbing can weaken specific joints and connections, allowing drips and faint sprays to persist over long periods. We appreciate how much of the nearby building materials could become affected before the problem surfaces to the extent that homeowners can recognize. By the time property owners notice a need for water removal and drying, many building materials and structural elements have become irreparably harmed. Some of these might include:

  • Insulation
  • Floor joists
  • Ceiling tile/drywall
  • Plumbing
  • Wood framing

Does Controlled Demolition Make Build-Back More Efficient?

One of the advantages to controlled demolition and similar strategies is that we can regulate what materials get removed and limit this demolition process to the worst that your home experiences. From flood cuts to removing sagging saturated materials after prolonged exposure, we have efficient strategies to eliminate possible structural threats before injury or greater damage to building materials occurs. Once the materials have been discarded, we can begin the build back process as necessary.

From water clean-up to water damage repairs, we have the professionals and the experience to help with nearly every facet of water damage remediation your home might need. Give our SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley team a call today at (860) 675-4500.

Water Damage Restoration in Farmington – Call SERVPRO

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

dehumidifier sitting on a concrete floor SERVPRO responds in four hours or less on the initial call. Water damage restoration is our specialty.

Do You Need Water Damage Restoration for a Farmington Home?

Homeowners often wait a few days after a water leak or major spill, thinking the water will evaporate and everything will return to normal. Porous materials absorb water and swell, often causing permanent damage. Even hardwood floors can be permanently damaged.

SERVPRO recommends that our clients call us immediately to avoid more expensive water damage restoration in Farmington homes. Water clean-up removes all of the surface water and water that has penetrated cavities. Also, we use drying mats, air movers, and dehumidifiers to remove any moisture that may cause swelling, warping, and buckling of flooring materials.

The effects of more prolonged water exposure on various materials can significantly increase the cost of water damage restoration.

For example:

  • Drywall easily absorbs water, swells and must be replaced
  • Wood flooring is slower to absorb moisture; however, it can warp and buckle, causing cupping and crowning
  • Water-soluble glues holding particleboard and plywood together can dissolve, causing delamination or disintegration
  • Mold infestations can occur in 24 hours with the right conditions

SERVPRO responds in four hours or less to help our clients avoid these issues.

Call SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley for water damage restoration in Farmington and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (860) 675-4500.

Fire Damage Restoration in Farmington Homes – Call SERVPRO

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged home Fire damage restoration is no easy task. SERVPRO has the team and equipment for any size fire disaster.

Fire and Smoke Damage and Cleanup in Farmington Residences

Even a small fire can leave a huge mess. The fire's damage may include burned structure and contents, water damage along with smoke, and soot residue covering everything. You have firefighters tramping in and out, inspectors, insurance adjusters, and even the neighbors have wandered through your house.

Everyone is trying to help. SERVPRO has the equipment, knowledge, and cleaning materials to provide professional fire damage restoration services to Farmington residents. Removing black oily soot from your appliances, furniture, structure, and clothing is no problem. We also remove the odor-causing materials and employ house fire clean-up cleaning agents to eliminate the odors from your home.

Fast and efficient service can keep your costs to a minimum and saves many of your precious belongings. Our team starts with emergency services such as:

Call SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley for fire damage restoration in Farmington and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (860) 675-4500.

Looking for Water Restoration Companies in Avon – Call SERVPRO

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

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Avoid Mold Contamination by Using Water Restoration Companies in Avon

Avon was settled in 1645, becoming part of Farmington until 1830, when it was incorporated as the town of Avon. The community is considered a suburb of Hartford, Connecticut. Approximately 20,000 people call Avon their home. A shortlist of activities and historical places to visit:

  • Avon Congregational Church
  • Farmington Canal Heritage Trail
  • Talcott Mountain State Park
  • Heublein Tower
  • Metacomet Trail
  • Pine Grove School House
  • Avon Congregational Church
  • Horse Guard State Park
  • Hopmeadow Brewing Company
  • Blue Fox Run Golf Course

Avon Congregational Church

The Avon Congregational Church was built in 1819; however, the congregation dates back to 1754. David Hoadley designed the church building. Seven of his designs have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

The church is active today, providing services to the local congregation. The Avon cemetery behind the church is as old as the church.

Farmington Canal Heritage Trail

The Farmington Canal Heritage Trail begins in New Haven and winds its way 54 miles to the Massachusetts border and beyond. Two groups sponsor it:

  • The Farmington Valley Trails Council, based in the Farmington Valley, and
  • The Farmington Canal Rail-to-Trail Association, based in Hamden.

In Avon, you can access the arrow-straight path at Thompson Road, heading north to Mountain View Avenue before the trail enters Simsbury just opposite Talcott Mountain.

Talcott Mountain State Park

Talcott Mountain State Park covers 557 acres and has been under public control since 1965. The highest point is estimated to be 1000 feet, and visitors with excellent eyesight can see an estimated 1200 square miles on a clear day. Hikers may encounter all types of wildlife, from rabbits to deer to bears, as well as wild turkeys, Bald eagles, and many more. Activities include:

  • Hiking
  • Picnicking
  • Visiting the Heublein Observation Tower
  • Enjoying the vista
  • Visiting the historical museum and building

The tower trail takes you to the tower and the observation areas. It is 1.25 miles long from parking located at Summit Ridge. 

This trail is also a portion of the Blue-Blazed Metacomet Trail.

Heublein Tower

The Heublein Observation Tower located in Talcott Mountain State Park was built in 1914 for 

Gilbert Heublein, as a summer home. Gilbert, who was a beverage magnate, promised he would build his fiancé a castle while on a hike in the area. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan have visited and stayed at the castle. Many people make the 1.25-mile hike to see the structure and enjoy the panorama, especially during fall months, when the autumn colors are vibrant.

Ceiling Repairs and Water Damage Restoration in Avon

A Water Leak from pipes in the ceiling can go undetected for days or even weeks. The drywall or ceiling panels gradually absorb water, become very heavy, and may even fall to the floor below, causing a huge mess. In some cases, stains appear on the ceiling's room side, providing the first hint that there may be a water leak.

SERVPRO is a water damage restoration company providing repairs and restoration to our clients in Avon. Our team provides water clean up and restoration services:

  • Respond in less than four hours
  • Water clean up and removal of the damage created by the leak
  • Assess the location of the leak
  • Arrange for ceiling repairs from water damages
  • Arrange for water damage remediation and drying of the structure and flooring as needed

Call SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley for water damage restoration companies in Avon and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (860) 675-4500.

Local Mold Damage Remediation Experts Near Me?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage door and ceiling Mold remediation is not a DIY project. SERVPRO techs are trained and experienced with the service needed for your home.

SERVPRO Can Restore Your Farmington Home after a Mold Infestation

Many people believe that it is possible to have a mold spore-free home. This assumption could not be further from the truth. Mold spores are omnipresent. However, there is no need for concern. If unactivated, the fungus is not a danger to you. 

The danger of finding Mold Damage in your Farmington home comes from excess moisture. Many harmless spores can develop into a colony with the help of a little water. Below are a few examples of events in your home that could lead to mold damage: 

  • Your dishwasher leaking
  • A broken water supply line to your sink
  • A leaky water pipe
  • High interior humidity

Any excess water that is not cleaned up within 72 hours can give rise to microbial growth. However, mold isn't to be feared. With the help of SERVPRO, our IICRC-certified technicians can address any mold colonies in your home. When you trust us to help you, we can: 

  • Arrive swiftly after your call
  • Walk you through the process and explain every step of the way
  • Attend to your emergency remediation, no matter the time of the day
  • Remove contaminated building materials
  • Apply an antimicrobial agent to the treated area

When you find your home in need of Mold damage remediation, get help immediately. Contact SERVPRO of the Farmington Valley by calling (860) 735-3482. We're ready to help you!