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Our Crew Of Skilled Technicians Can Save Your Flood Damaged Property In Simsbury

9/18/2019 (Permalink)

leaking ceiling with mold growing Our skilled professionals have the experience and equipment to handle any kind of water loss.

Commercial Flood Damage Second Round Cleanup In Simsbury

The bad thing about water damage in a business is that it halts daily activities and puts projects behind during closure for restoration services. It also has the potential to bring loss to contents and stock, costing the property even more in terms of replacement.

SERVPRO technicians sometimes receive calls to handle commercial flood damage cleanup in Simsbury properties where it has already received attention from either the regular janitorial crew or an outside service when moisture is left behind, the potential for mold infestation increases. The lingering water odor or mold is a tell-tale sign incomplete cleanup left problems behind.

Scoping Finds All the Moisture
SERVPRO technicians know that when the complete extraction of water does not occur, it leads to more significant damage to the structure. Their technicians use advanced equipment to determine all areas of residual moisture, so thorough removal occurs. The wet/dry vacuum utilized by the regular janitorial service is not enough to fully extract water from a structure.

Waiting Causes More Water Loss
The more time that passes leaves the structure open for additional damage. When sheetrock wicks water, it buckles and deteriorates rapidly. SERVPRO technicians cleanly cut away the damaged portions using flood cuts and remove baseboards as necessary to use dehumidifiers and air movers to dry the affected areas.

Mold Remediation
The threat of mold spore germination is a legitimate concern. Once established, it spreads quickly throughout the property. The colonies have the potential to cause loss to everything from essential papers to stored stock in a company warehouse. Proactive treatments and cleaning with broad-spectrum antimicrobial solutions assists in keeping mold at bay.

Pack-Out Undamaged Items
Companies with stored stock should have it removed to a secure location during mitigation from flood damage. The elevated indoor humidity levels have the potential to soften cardboard or paper-based packaging, cause condensation inside wrapping and mold growth may occur.

SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley at (860) 675-4500 is prepared to handle commercial flood damage 24/7. Our skilled professionals have the experience and equipment to handle any kind of water loss. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Making a Difference to Support Local Fire Fighters in The Farmington Region of CT—Hands Together for SERVPRO!

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

Red shield with Burlington Volunteer Fire Department Est. 1947 written in Gold SERVPRO Proudly Donates Burn Vehicles to the Burlington Volunteer Fire Department for Training Purposes

SERVPRO Donates Fleet Service Vehicle to Burlington Fire Department for Training

There comes a time in the service life of a SERVPRO Green Fleet vehicle that it is time to take a final ride. One way to give the fleet van one more job to do is to donate it to the Burlington Volunteer Fire Department (BVFD) for use as a training element to keep skills sharp for extinguishing vehicle fires as well as extrication methods for removing victims in auto accidents.

This vehicle is one of many that are regularly donated to give the Burlington Volunteer Firefighters hands-on training. SERVPRO knows the importance of creating realistic training environments as our technicians undergo similar simulated situations when they learn the best practices during restoration services.
Valuable Training Tool
The fire department gets extra mileage out of each vehicle donation and sets up various situations. It's more than merely extinguishing a simulated engine fire under the hood. Different scenarios such as a car igniting from within are handled or the removal of an unconscious victim in a burning vehicle. These are valuable training exercises that get applied in real-life situations by the first responders.
Multi-Purpose Training
There is a regular need for this type of donation, and SERVPRO strives to help our local fire and rescue services whenever possible. In some cases, the firefighters remove the seats to teach other responders how fast the material burns and the burn patterns to learn expedited methods for extinguishing these specific types of fires.
Catching Arson
Another valuable training element is the ability to use different accelerants on the donated vehicles to learn what they look like after burning to help catch arsonists trying to cash in through fraudulent insurance claims.
SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley at (860) 675-4500 supports our local community with restoration services when you need us. And we support our local First Responders whenever possible through donations of decommissioned service vehicles for use in training.

Click here (BVFD) for the Viking Funeral by Fire for the Green Fleet

We Can Handle Any Size Leak In Your Avon Home

8/31/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded Floor From Water Leak You can reach out to our SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley team at (860) 675-4500.

Reinstalling Leaking Shower Head In Your Avon Home

Identifying the source of water loss in your Avon home is critical to prevent widespread damages and structural degradation. Leaks, for example, can often begin as small and manageable situations. If allowed to persist, these conditions can worsen to the point of complete plumbing separation, other breaches in more inaccessible areas like inside the walls, or other detrimental circumstances. Because of specific mineral content found in the water supply, your shower head can become susceptible to scale and erosion.

The failure of your shower fixture and the subsequent water damage in your Avon home rarely happens quickly. Often this is a problem that begins with throttling of the water flow through the showerhead or a small drip from the fitting that connects the head to the supply pipe. Often homeowners overlook these worsening conditions until it is too late. While our SERVPRO team is always available for unexpected water loss emergencies, there are ways that you can work to prevent these circumstances before it reaches that point.

Replacing your showerhead might be enough to relieve some of the pressure building up around the fittings when throttling takes place. There are many heads that you can choose from, but ideally, if mineral deposits continue to be an issue for your fixtures, you might consider one that is easier to clean. Having direct access to all of the openings can help you clean the head more thoroughly and increase its life in your house.

Installing this new fixture might seem complicated, but it can usually get done in a matter of a few simple steps.

    •    Shut off the water supply to the bathroom.
    •    With the use of a pipe wrench, remove the old head and fittings (unless the new shower head does not come with new threaded connections.)
    •    Clean off any debris or grime from the supply pipe threads and dry it
    •    Apply Teflon tape (Plumber’s Tape) around the threads.
    •    Using a pipe wrench, install the new fixture at this junction.

You do not need to be a professional plumber to install a new showerhead, and doing so can help you to reduce the risks of leaks that can prove costly to repair and restore.

No matter what help you need, from water damage restoration to help with the fixture installation, you can reach out to our SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley team at (860) 675-4500.

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My Old Simsbury Home is On Fire

8/28/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO van in a parking lot. SERVPRO will get your old Simsbury home back to brand new in no time after a fire.

Let us give you some extra tips on fire damage in Simsbury.

Simsbury is a beautiful town to raise a family. Its inherent historical value accompanies its landscape and well-established homes. However, older structures come with their own set of challenges as most homeowners discover at one point or another.  Along with the wear and tear of each season and their aging, Simsbury homes can have you looking for a professional restoration service in no time at all.  

Take, for instance, a Simsbury home with fire damage. It only takes an old wire to create a spark that prompts a fire in your attic, creating panic as you contact the local fire department.  Regardless of how extensive the damage is, there will always be consequences to address. With any luck, first responders control the fire, and most of your house is kept safe.  At SERVPRO, we strive to keep your losses at a minimum by arriving promptly and starting the fire remediation process upon arrival. Our IICRC certified technicians train in the classroom and in the field to bring to you the latest in restoration techniques to minimize the disruption to your daily life.

Many homeowners want to jump into action as soon as the imminent danger is under control.  Although our SERVPRO team is available 24/7 and should arrive at your home shortly after your call, you may take some steps to pave the way to a successful operation.  To this end, you may want to look at the following

  • -Make sure your home is safe before reentering. 
  • -Clear the way for our staff by moving undamaged items out of the way.  This prevents cross-pollution from the damaged area to the rest of your home.
  • -Avoid store-bought cleaners that may be too abrasive for some surfaces.  Let our SERVPRO team target our cleaning efforts to each specific item to avoid more extensive damage.

When our team arrives, we develop a plan focusing on your needs and the conditions of your home.  Rest assured that our goal is to leave your house, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley is part of your community, and we understand the peculiarities of building structures in Simsbury.  Just give us a call at (860) 675-4500 and allow us to be your guide to return your home to mint condition.

To find out more about Simsbury, click here.

Our Certified Technicians Have Techniques To Restore Your Simsbury Home After Water Damage Hits

8/14/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage requires immediate cleanup. This photo is of a truck-mounted water extraction unit that we use for big water damage jobs.

Rely on Our Professionals for Prompt Water Removal in Simsbury

No matter how much energy you have, clearing your Simsbury utility area after the water heater ruptures is a colossal task. If the malfunction occurs while you and your family are away, complications mount. Waiting a few hours or days to rid the space of stagnant water encourages the relatively clean water to become contaminated. Not only does a large quantity of water need extraction, but it also might require containment and disposal prescribed by local regulations. 

Categorization of Water Quality

Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained managers and technicians master the principles of Simsbury water removal, including determining the water’s category. The silt and residues in the ruptured heater tank can provide an environment where microbes can grow. When the water mixes with soils and other substances on the floor, the liquid’s characteristics can change rapidly from clean, Category 1 water to the dirtier Categories 2 and 3.

Safe Management and Disposal of Contaminated Water

Every locale has its rules concerning increasingly contaminated water. Even more important than the rules are their rationale. The pathogens that can grow in Category 2 and 3 water can make you and your family ill and accelerate the deterioration of building materials. SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) and the industry’s best practices to collect, contain, and dispose of the water. 

Moisture Testing

Moisture probes and meters give baseline levels to help with drying goals. SERVPRO also want to ensure no trapped water remains. Thermal imaging cameras locate hidden caches of water for the team to release and remove.

Appropriate Cleaning and Disinfection

After SERVPRO technicians use commercial-grade pumps and extractors to remove the water, we must clean and sanitize the area before drying. EPA-registered products help with these tasks. We may add an air scrubber to remove any airborne debris during the cleanup and drying phases. HEPA filters trap contaminants and vent to the outside, and the negative air pressure employed helps seal plastic sheeting barriers. Other spaces in your home remain unaffected.

SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley awaits your call, ready to offer our professional water removal services for any household water loss. Contact us 24/7 at (860) 675-4500.

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Farmington Property Damage Is Mitigated with Rapid Board-Up Services

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

Emergency Board Up Services in Farmington Save SERVPRO Customers Money and Contents

How Does an Emergency Board Up Help Protect Farmington Homes? 

Responding amid a crisis has become a staple of the service that we can provide Farmington residents in their time of need. Understanding what a property requires from our initial arrival leaves no guesswork in beginning the process of protecting your home from more substantial and costlier damage and deterioration. Emergency construction solutions like board-ups and roof tarping can reduce the continued damage to a property and allow our skilled SERVPRO technicians to begin mitigation work right away.

Board Up Services Help Save Properties

Emergency board up after water damage to Farmington homes is a situation best left to the competent professionals of our SERVPRO team. Especially in scenarios where windows and other fixtures get damaged on the second floor of the property, it can be unsafe for homeowners to attempt. Our technicians have the equipment to quickly cover exposed areas of your house and prevent further water penetration so that our experienced crew can get started on mitigation and recovery efforts within the property as promptly as possible.
How many tarps and spare sheets of plywood are in your garage?

Board-up, tarping, and other emergency construction efforts get performed by the on-site sister company, Nutmeg Restoration. Having an entire construction division sharing our facility can help to make the recovery process much more cost-effective and efficient for our customers. Water damage is already devastating enough without waiting for subcontractors to have the time to show up and help.
From Cleanup and Restoration to Full Reconstruction of a Damage Structure

Once the mitigation work completes within the house, the construction team can work on the reinstallation of missing elements like the second story windows, carpeting, drywall, and other affected areas that demand attention. These steps must get completed before the final restoration stages can begin which thoroughly clean all of the formerly damaged areas and make the water loss incident “Like it never even happened.”
As tempting as DIY restoration might seem, it is not always practical or safe to perform on your own. Our SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley restoration specialists and construction team can quickly protect your property and begin the process of returning it to preloss condition. Give our professionals a call anytime that you need us at (860) 675-4500.

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Now Hiring Veterans at SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley

7/24/2019 (Permalink)

Now Hiring!!

SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley is interested in offering production positions at our Franchise to military veterans. We understand that you possess teamwork experience, leadership, commitment, and values that can provide both meaningful employment for you with future potential while enhancing our brand. We encourage you to read the following brief job description, benefits, and advancement opportunities.

SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley is a leading provider of Fire and Water Damage Restoration Services and has an immediate opening for a production technician. We are seeking a self-motivated, hands-on individual who is comfortable working in challenging situations, meeting new people, with excellent communication skills, and who is a serious multi-tasker. Are you ready?

Our Benefits Package can include and not limited to the following:
-Competitive compensation
-Overtime after 40 hours/week
-Bonus pay for on-call response
-Unlimited resources for training
-Earned well days
-Health insurance availability
Paid Field Certifications and Education

A Qualified Applicant Requirements:
-Driver' license and clean driving record
-Willingness to undergo random drug screening and a background check
- Interior demolition experience, the ability for heavy lifting, in good physical health
-Good communication skills with customers and crew members

We are a family owned and operated company for over 42-years and seek like individuals to join our team. We specialize in disaster recovery which requires adhering to instructions, techniques, and protocols. We expect that you are dependable and on-time and can work a rotating, on-call emergency response schedule. With your excellent attitude, we promise to provide all the training and tools needed for your success.

This Water Damage Restoration Technician position is full-time, and the salary offered is from $12.00 to $20.00 / hour.

Our Technicians Will Save Your Home In Avon After A Flood

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Restoring Your Avon Residence After Flood Damage Is Easier With Specialists

Unforeseen emergencies like flash flooding happen in the Avon region every year, and they wreak havoc in the lives of property owners. Floodwater can soak carpets, stain or rust metal, warp wooden furniture and paneling or cause mold to proliferate in drywall. It could cost thousands to repair your house after the floodwater has damaged it. We assist our customers in reducing these costs to the maximum degree possible.

If your Avon property has flood damage, you can count on SERVPRO to help you with the restoration efforts. We can check your home to document the full extent of the damage to determine which work to carry out urgently. Our technicians can determine which items need speedy attention to prevent secondary damage, which ones are beyond restoration and the ones that are not at immediate risk of further destruction. We also capture images and document the loss for insurance purposes.

Our experts can then assist you in developing a practical plan for restoring your house to a comfortable, safe condition once again. We offer 24-hour, 7-day emergency services to restore homes and the possessions that floods have ruined. We work together with all loss adjusters and insurance firms with a simple mission to:

• Dry the house as quickly as possible
• Ensure that contaminated water does not compromise your health
• Prevent secondary damage to undamaged belongings
• Minimize your insurance claim costs

Our crew removes the damp items that can ruin polished surfaces and places wooden furniture on blocks so that water does not wick up the legs. If floodwaters have soaked through your carpeting, we can remove and discard it appropriately. We have advanced equipment like portable and truck-mounted pumps that enable us to complete the water extraction process quickly. We also use air movers to increase the rate of evaporation by lifting moisture from the surface into the air where dehumidifiers can collect and remove it. Combining air movers and dehumidifiers creates a complete drying system.

Contaminated water could present a health risk to the occupants of a home if it is not decontaminated thoroughly. Floodwater may contain sewage and other types of contaminants from nearby industrial premises. Our SERVPRO team takes care during the cleaning process to prevent the risk of infection, and this includes wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) like rubber gloves, boots, eye protection, and full bodysuits. We also use antimicrobial or antibacterial products to sanitize the entire affected area so that a property is safe for inhabitation.

When flooding has ruined your house, and you need the help of knowledgeable professionals, contact SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley at (860) 675-4500. Our competent technicians can assist you to overcome the impact of the water-related crisis. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

For more about Avon click here.

Our Skilled Mold Damage Professionals Can Save Your Simsbury Home

7/17/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley at (860) 675-4500 to help you restore your property to its preloss estate.

Why Advanced Training Helps SERVPRO Fix Mold Damage In Your Simsbury Home

Mold colonies present a grave threat to the structure and the occupants of a home necessitating remediation, immediately the problem is identified. Although the spores that form mold are omnipresent, it only takes roughly 24 to 48 hours for colonies to start developing. It might take longer to notice because growth mostly starts in concealed sections. Highly trained restoration professionals can help you deal with a mold problem smoothly by helping locate hidden colonies and using the right techniques to remove them.

Locating all the areas affected by mold damage in your Simsbury home is essential for effective remediation. Different approaches can help locate mold colonies, including checking familiar hotspots such as the area around windowsills, sinks, and enclosed spaces such as crawl spaces around your property. An industrial hygienist can also take air samples and perform a lab test to confirm the presence of mold. Our SERVPRO technicians also use advanced moisture detection equipment such as thermal cameras to check for hidden pockets of wetness that can lead to mold development.

The procedures used for mold removal can disturb debris and settled spores spreading them to other sections of your home. Taking steps to prevent this helps in the overall remediation process. Our SERVPRO technicians can help prevent this by setting up airlock barrier zipper chambers to contain the affected areas. We then pre-clean contents such as furniture, before moving them or storing them safely in on-site storage pods.

Effective mold remediation requires cleaning and removal of materials affected massively by mold colonies, especially if such materials are porous. Cleaning can involve damp wiping or vacuuming the affected surface among other procedures. Removing damaged materials requires controlled teardown to reach all the affected areas without causing too much damage to the property. Our SERVPRO technicians HEPA vacuum the affected area to remove loose mold debris. We also run a negative air fan when tearing down materials such as drywall, insulation, or any other building material heavily damaged by mold colonies.

It is easier to deal with mold infestations when you have a highly trained team assisting you. Call SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley at (860) 675-4500 to help you restore your property to its preloss state. Combining our excellent skills with advanced tools helps deal with any situation, “Like it never even happened.”

For more about Simsbury click here.

Our Certified Professionals Are Ready To Restore Your Simsbury Home After A Fire Disaster

7/2/2019 (Permalink)

We had to secure this property after a fire. This is a necessary step in the restoration process to prevent further damage to the property.

Before You Assess Fire Damage in Your Simsbury Property

As a Simsbury homeowner, you want to contend with the effects of fire loss and other emergencies as promptly as possible once your property becomes compromised. Even with the fast response that we can provide for our customers throughout The Farmington Valley, homeowners still choose to assess the damage to their property on their own. There are many risks and hazards associated with self-evaluation of damage to your house, and many insurance providers do not accept unprofessional or uncertified documentation and photographic evidence submitted towards claims.

There are some words and points of caution to stress before you set out to assess the fire damage of Simsbury properties you own. The first concern is a general misunderstanding and misinterpretation of the degree of severity for the damage in a house. There are situations where damage can appear minimal, but the worst of these conditions are happening in areas inexperienced individuals would not think or decide to look. With professional assessment like our SERVPRO team offers, you are getting a complete and thorough inspection conducted by Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.)

Another word of caution about self-evaluation are the dangers present in a home after structure fires have taken place. Areas that look safe and stable can be structurally compromised, and give way under pressure or collapse onto inspectors. Our SERVPRO team has multiple technicians and professionals that can work together to navigate potential hazards that exist in a fire-damaged property safely. This experience can help to not only keep our professionals safe to get your insurance company the evidence needed to approve a damage claim but also to keep our customers safe from inspecting the property on their own.

We know that fire loss incidents can be overwhelming and stressful, especially when you believe that you must assess the damages on your own. Let our experienced SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley fire restoration specialists help you through every phase of recovery to make this emergency “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (860) 675-4500.

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