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When A Plumbing Leak Causes Damage To Your Farmington Home, Call The Professionals At SERVPRO For Help!

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO When A Plumbing Leak Causes Damage To Your Farmington Home, Call The Professionals At SERVPRO For Help! Give our technicians a call 24/7 at (860) 675-4500.

Identifying Plumbing Leaks That Can Damage Your Farmington Home

Even more troublesome than a water loss incident that affects your Farmington home, is one that continues to happen because you cannot identify the source of the plumbing break. When emergencies like these occur, you can depend on the fast response of our professionals. We're available 24 hours a day with the equipment and training to find the source of the damage, repair the break, and restore the damage the water has done to your home.

While water damage occurring in your Farmington home might be alarming, our dedicated professionals have detection equipment to help locate the break and get it repaired quickly upon our arrival. Our SERVPRO team arrives with moisture detection and leak detection devices that can help to limit the removal of materials like drywall to access the precise point of the break to begin repairs promptly. We have licensed contractors on our crew that has the experience and craftsmanship to repair the damaged portions of pipe successfully.

From the time that our team arrives at your home, we must assess the full scope of the damage and all affected areas beginning with the source of the water loss incident. Thermal imagery can help to identify moisture pockets within inaccessible areas like wall cavities, ceiling spaces, and into flooring. We have many advanced tools to begin drying out damp areas such as the powerful combination of our forced heat air movers and LGR dehumidifiers.

Additionally, our SERVPRO professionals can address the saturation of flooring materials, wall cavities, and ceiling spaces with the use of our injectidry system. This approach forces hot air through affected areas to dry up moisture and dampness while being as minimally invasive as possible.

Water damage can be challenging enough to contend with without being unable to determine the source of the damage. Allow our SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley rapid response team to utilize the full measure of our detection and restoration equipment to return your property to preloss condition quickly. Give our technicians a call 24/7 at (860) 675-4500.

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Farmington Fire Damage? Call SERVPRO for Mitigation and Restoration

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Farmington Fire Damage? Call SERVPRO for Mitigation and Restoration Farmington Property Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Fire and Smoke Damage Cleanup and Restoration

What Damage Can You Expect from Fire in Your Farmington Home?

With disasters that can occur with little or no warning to your Farmington home, few are as disastrous and potentially powerful as a fire. With the spread of this damage moving quickly from the combustion site through adjoining areas of your property, you react quickly to get first responders and firefighters out working to extinguish this growing blaze. To protect your investment in your home and its belongings, you must begin by understanding the types of damage that could occur in your house both during and after the incident.

While many Farmington homeowners might lump fire damage into one big category of loss, varying situations require professional restoration technicians like ours to address specific concerns before working to mitigate losses. While many hazards and risks could present themselves through the investigation in the house, both the assessment and the work to follow should get performed by our trained SERVPRO technicians that can respond 24-hours a day to this pressing emergency.

Primary effects often include the structural damage common to larger house fires. Through debris removal and controlled demolition, our professionals can prepare your home for the reconstruction needs it has after mitigation completes. The consequences can include soot and smoke residues, both of which are difficult to clean up and restore on their own without the appropriate equipment. Smoke damage can also remain present through a widespread noxious odor that embeds into materials, fabrics, clothing, and other contents. Strategic placement of HEPA filtered air scrubbers, hydroxyl generators, and light fogging can mitigate the odors.

Our SERVPRO professionals can also help you to contend with the secondary damages that can occur such as water harm from extinguishing efforts, and even mold growth that can result from the warm, moist environment.

Understanding what you can expect after a fire occurs in your home is the first step to choosing to have our professional and reputable SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley rapid response team help you make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime that you need us at (860) 675-4500.

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We're Here 24 Hours a Day if You Experience Unexpected Water Damage

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today  860-675-4500

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley

SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Is Your Basement Flooded?

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Avon basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

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If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley

Residential Cleaning Services

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Residential Cleaning Services Let our professionals expertly clean your home.

Life happens. Kids spill drinks, pets have accidents and homes get dirty. SERVPRO of the Farmington Valley has the expertise to provide a deeper clean than your basic house cleaning service. The residential cleaning services performed by SERVPRO professionals will not only ease the burden of the constant maintenance of your home, but will also create a safe, clean and comfortable living environment for you and your family.

You know SERVPRO as a leader in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration, but our professional residential cleaning services can also make a dirty carpet "Like it never even happened."

Need Cleaning Services?
Call SERVPRO of Farmington Valley today at (860) 675-4500.

Residential Cleaning Services include:

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

The SERVPRO carpet and upholstery cleaning service will not only get out the dirt you see, but will also remove the unwanted dust you don’t. A professionally cleaned carpet and furniture may make all the difference in brightening up a room and freshening up your home.

Air Duct Cleaning

We all have tasks around the house that don’t make it to the top of our priority list. Properly maintaining your home’s air ducts should not be one of them. Regular duct cleaning can increase your home’s heating and cooling efficiency and improve the quality of the air you and your family breathe.

Odor Removal

Your basic cleaning service is not going to have the expertise to effectively deodorize your home. Take advantage of SERVPRO’s residential cleaning services to remove unwanted odors.

Sewage and Biohazard Clean Up

SERVPRO experts are ready to assist in the clean up of sewage and other biohazard materials and provide deep cleaning services for your home.

Are You Prepared for a Winter Storm? - Be Safe!

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Are You Prepared for a Winter Storm? - Be Safe! Be safe and prepared during winter weather events.

Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow that lasts for several days. Some winter storms are large enough to affect several states, while others affect only a single community. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes by strong winds, icing, sleet and freezing rain.

KNOW THE DIFFERENCE

  • WINTER STORM OUTLOOK - Winter storm conditions are possible in the next 2 to 5 days.
  • WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY – Winter weather conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences and may be hazardous. When caution is used, these situations should not be life threatening.
  • WINTER STORM WATCH – Winter storm conditions are possible within the next 36-48 hours. People in a watch area should review their winter storm plans and stay informed about weather conditions.
  • WINTER STORM WARNING – Life-threatening, severe winter conditions have begun or will begin with 24 hours. People in a warning area should take precautions immediately.

Regardless of the severity of a winter storm, you should be prepared in order to remain safe during these events. SERVPRO of the Farmington Valley encourages you to learn about the hazards they may face during a winter storm and prepare for all types of emergencies by writing an emergency plan, choosing a meeting place, gathering supplies for your home, and preparing a Go Bag in case they need to leave their home in a hurry. Make a disaster plan with your household members to prepare for what to do, how to find each other, and how to communicate in an emergency. Make a plan that best suits your needs and the needs of your household.

You CAN Prevent Mold Growth After a Flood

1/5/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial You CAN Prevent Mold Growth After a Flood Dehumidifiers, drying equipment, fans and air movers begin the drying process after flooding.

After a storm in the Farmington Valley, mold growth may become a concern in flooded areas. These steps can help you prevent possible issues if your business has suffered water damage.

1. Remove Items From the Flooded Area

The walls and floors are not the only place bacteria can grow after a flood. Office furniture and equipment may also be in danger. It’s best to get these items out of the water as soon as possible so they can be dried and repaired as well.

2. Remove the Water 

Leaving standing water can cause your business property a number of issues. That’s why it’s best to have this water removed as soon as possible. A professional service will have the tools needed for water removal, and they should know what signs of damage to look for so that any needed repairs can be promptly scheduled.

3. Thoroughly Dry the Area

A damp area is prime for mold growth. This is why thoroughly drying the flooded area is so crucial. Keep air moving through the area as it dries to help the process. If you have access to a dehumidifier, use it.

4. Disinfect the Area

Disinfecting the area after the removal of standing water is as important as getting things dry again. This step can help prevent the growth of molds or mildews that may cause further damage.

5. Clean and Disinfect Your Items

This last step can be done at any point in the process, and depending on the items, sooner may be better. A good time may be while the water is being pumped out of the flooded area or everything is drying. Bacteria can grow on equipment as easily as on walls, so you’ll want to check all your items thoroughly.

After a flood, mold growth can become a problem a business may face. Following these steps to properly remove the water and dry and disinfect the area can help prevent this issue. It’s also a good idea to do the same for any items affected by the flood water.

A Security Fence Can Protect your Property After a Fire

1/5/2019 (Permalink)

If your building was recently devastated by a fire, you may be asked to vacate the premises until the structure has been fully remediated. You may be concerned about the safety of your property as it is not uncommon for damaged or abandoned buildings to become susceptible to vandalism and theft. To keep your property safe, both your Farmington Valley fire remediation team and insurance adjuster may suggest a security fence.

Before you install a fence, there are some things you should do beforehand: 

• Call in all service providers, such as plumbers, electricians and gas suppliers, to inspect your building's internal systems and ensure that all are in safe, working condition. 
• Turn off all utilities. 
• Invest in shutters, storm doors, commercial locks and other means of keeping vandals out. 
• Make a list of damaged and destroyed items.
• Discuss your options with your insurance provider. 


Don't risk additional damage to your building by failing to invest in adequate security. Talk to your insurance company about security fence options today. For more information, call SERVPRO of Farmington Valley today at 860-475-4500.

Commercial Carpet Maintenance

1/5/2019 (Permalink)

The carpeting in an office can quickly because soiled due to heavy traffic. Carpets act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair and other soils into the fibers to the carpeting. The IICRC believes that soil in carpet is 79% dry soil. Therefore, regular vacuuming is a major factor in keeping up with proper care and maintenance of your carpets. Vacuuming should be done at least once a week. However, in high traffic areas it may be necessary to vacuum once daily.

Other things you can do to help maintain your carpets appearance are…

  • Spot removal. Don’t wait until your whole carpet needs to be cleaned to try to remove a stain or spill from the carpet. Take care of any staining that may occur on the carpet immediately.
  • Move furniture to change traffic patterns. If everyone at your office walks in the same path on the carpet, the carpet will quickly show warn spots in those areas. Those same areas will receive the most amounts of dirt and soil on them while other areas never get walked on. Moving furniture around forces people to walk in different areas of the carpet preventing the carpeting to get worn too quickly in the same areas.
  • Using entryway mats. Using entryway mats limit the amount of soil brought in and tracked onto the carpets. Entryway mats are especially useful during the winter months when salt from the roads and sidewalks can stain the carpeting.
  • Schedule a professional cleaning. Professional carpet cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil in your carpets. We generally recommend having your carpets professionally cleaned at least every 12 months. However we may suggest having your carpets cleaning more frequently based on soil build-up, traffic, type and color of carpeting.

Be Prepared for a Severe Thunderstorm - Tips from the Red Cross

1/5/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Be Prepared for a Severe Thunderstorm - Tips from the Red Cross Storms can be frightening and devastating.

The American Red Cross was founded in 1881 and is a charitable organization that relies on donations and volunteers to carry out their mission. The Red Cross provides disaster relief, blood donations, military family support, training and certification in CPR, lifeguarding and first aid. The Global Red Cross Network can be found in 187 countries throughout the world. SERVPRO began a partnership with the America Red Cross in 2013 and became a Disaster Responder partner in 2016. The Disaster Responder program provides those in need with support, comfort and assistance in times or disaster. Disaster Responders help communities prepare for disasters before they even happen!

Some safety tips the Red Cross recommends in order to prepare for severe thunderstorms are:

  • Listen to the local news via television or the radio for emergency updates.
  • Put off participation in outdoor activities if thunderstorms are predicted.
  • Pay attention to the weather around you. Watch for signs of a storm such as darkening skies, high winds, and lightening. Lightening can happen even without rain.
  • If a severe thunderstorm warning has been issued get to a safe location. Find shelter or get in a vehicle with the windows closed.
  • Do not use electronics such as telephones, computers, televisions, etc.
  • Close all windows and doors.
  • Do not take a bath, shower or partake in activities that use running water.
  • If you’re driving, pull safely off the road and use your flashers.
  • Do not touch metal surfaces that can conduct electricity.
  • Stay out of pools, or bodies or water.

For more information on being prepared for storms, go to redcross.org.