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Water Damage in Your Farmington Home

3/22/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged home For 24/7 assistance with your home restoration project, contact SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley at (860) 675-4500.

Using SERVPRO for Water Damage in Your Farmington Home

A water leak occurring anywhere within your home can be extremely frustrating. It can also be overwhelming if you are not sure how to clean up and fix the leak. Seeing your home and the items within it damaged can also be frustrating unsettling.

At first thought, water damage in your Farmington home may sound like a huge inconvenience, both to your routine and to your finances. However, with the correct equipment and techniques along with careful planning, SERVPRO restoration professionals can help you make it, “Like it never even happened.” Our technicians continually provide quality services for our customers.

SERVPRO Uses a Process to Complete Restoration
When dispatched to your home, a SERVPRO project manager or crew chief develops a plan right away to get your home back to preloss condition. There are four phases we take when restoring your home:

Project Initiation: After a disaster, you may contact SERVPRO any time of the day, seven days of the week. Our emergency response team comes to your home and assesses the damage at this time once you have authorized technicians to begin work, they may begin emergency mitigation services such as sealing or tarping areas, water extraction, and gathering specialty equipment.

Project Plan: After securing the affected areas, the SERVPRO crew chief creates a plan. During this time, they take moisture readings using moisture sensors and infrared (thermal) imaging to determine the location of water and moisture meters to determine the amount of water, using this information to understand the scope of the damage better. For water damage, SERVPRO project leaders create a demolition plan when needed, and a drying plan that includes gathering and positioning of equipment such as air movers and dehumidifiers.

Project Execution: This is the phase when restorers complete their work by removing destroyed materials and drying salvageable materials and contents. Technicians use extraction devices and drying equipment before SERVPRO leaders conduct quality control through this phase of the project to ensure that the worksite, your home, is organized and clean as possible, to disrupt your life the least amount as possible.

Project Closeout: This is the last phase of the project, where SERVPRO professionals work with customers to perform a final review and finish any final touches ensuring customer satisfaction.

For 24/7 assistance with your home restoration project, contact SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley at (860) 675-4500.

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Commercial Flood Damage Mitigation In Farmington

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

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Commercial Flood Damage Mitigation In Farmington Can Include Restoring Various Types Of Flooring

During the wintertime in the Farmington region, snowfall and cold temperatures can plague your neighborhood. During severe winter weather, your furniture store could suffer from commercial flood damage due to a variety of causes. For example, a heavy snowstorm can cause deep amounts to build up outside your store's building, and then when it melts, excessive moisture can enter your structure. Cold temperatures can also cause the H2O in your pipes to freeze.

The main problem when mitigating commercial flood damage inside your Farmington furniture store is that they can contain a large variety of products made from different materials. For example, some furniture stores are divided in sections that are made to mimic different rooms inside the average house. Your store might contain parts that are set up to portray living room areas that contain porous materials such as carpets and couches. Then, there could be other aisles in your store that have tile floors or linoleum and are set up like an average kitchen or bathroom.

When water enters your building after a cold spell due to snow melting or a pipe freezing and breaking, all of the different types of flooring present inside your store could have got negatively affected. Whenever a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO arrives at your place of business, we start by inspecting your entire store to figure out where the moisture traveled inside your building. We can use moisture sensors to test and see if carpets and other flooring materials got wet. We can also use a hygrometer to test the humidity levels to see if your products that didn't come into direct contact with moisture are at risk.

The first step our SERVPRO technicians always take when mitigating moisture-related issues is to extract as much H2O as we can while it is still liquid. If there are more than two inches of standing water, we can use a submersible pump to pull all of the moisture into one of your sewage drains. If there is moisture sitting on top of hard-surfaced floors such as wood, tile, or linoleum, we can extract the liquid H2O by using a mop or a squeegee. If any of your store's carpets got wet, we can use a heavy-duty extractor to vacuum the moisture out of the fabric.

If your furniture store ever suffers from issues created after a cold spell or winter snowstorm, call SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley at (860) 675-4500 24/7.

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Addressing Fire Damage In Your Farmington Home

2/27/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged property Get in touch with us by calling (860) 675-4500, and we can send out a team to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Calling SERVPRO in Farmington to Address Fire Damage Gets Results, Fast!

There is no singular way to address a fire damage event, meaning that every situation is unique. This is why calling the trained professionals at SERVPRO is best when you want quality restoration services. Factors like time, exposure, and materials play a significant role in whether or not items throughout your home are salvageable, and we are here to help!

Smoke and fire damage in Farmington can impact a variety of items, surfaces, and materials within your home. Because the average homeowner may only have limited knowledge when it comes to addressing the devastation that fire leaves behind, this is a job that called for experienced technicians. SERVPRO follows the standards set forth via the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Technicians (IICRC), which makes a real difference in the results of your restoration project.

What We Do
Calling in a team of skilled technicians after suffering a fire loss means that you have experienced personnel on-site and ready to get to work immediately. We take the time to carefully assess your home and all of the fire damage, paying close attention to all of your belongings and hidden cracks and crevices where moisture, as well as soot and smoke residue, often hides. Such attention to detail ensures that stains, discoloration, and lingering odors are not left undetected or unaddressed. We fully tailor all of our services to your unique situation.

Once we get started on the restoration project, the latest in air moving and ventilation equipment is strategically-placed to prevent odorous smoke particles from settling on various surfaces throughout the home. Our trained technicians also remove any debris and damaged items, making it easier to clean and deodorize all affected areas. We utilize proprietary restoration and cleaning processes that eliminate odors while helping to restore your personal belongings safely and efficiently.

In situations where smoke and soot are incredibly prominent, a combination of multiple techniques might be required. Chemical containment helps to block odor molecules so that they do not vaporize into the air by way of spraying chemical deodorizers. Vapor odor control helps counteract airborne odor particles using products made to put deodorant vapors into the air. Thermal fogging utilizes solvent-based deodorants expelled into the atmosphere using thermal fogging equipment.

When you need help with fire damage, you can trust in our trained team at SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley. Get in touch with us by calling (860) 675-4500, and we can send out a team to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Our Team Responds Right Away In Farmington After A Flood

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

Two of our air movers drying the floor in this home We have the state of the art equipment, expertise and experience to restore your flood damage right away. Call us anytime day or night.

Flood Damage Farmington – Restoration After a Flood

Many consumers are devastated after floodwaters have entered their home. These homeowners assume that everything is destroyed. Many are especially concerned about relevant documents and heirlooms that might have been touched by the floodwaters.

SERVPRO has been providing flood damage services in Farmington and the surrounding area for over 40 years. We live in the community and have had experience with almost every kind of disaster possible. Our teams are ready to respond on a 24 hour/ 7 day a week basis and are usually on-site within four hours of the first call.

Flooding Presents Challenges

Floodwaters often carry many chemicals, bacteria, viruses, and sewage. All of these items can be dangerous to human health if not handled properly and safely. Many consumers see their homes covered in silty material left over after the water has receded. Still, there are many other dangerous pathogens contained in the silt left in your home.

SERVPRO has had lots of experience dealing with these conditions. We have the equipment to remove the water and silt, the cleaning processes, and disinfectants to deal with viruses, bacteria, and more. Some items cannot be satisfactorily cleaned and must be discarded. We can review every item with you and your insurance adjuster to explain what can be restored and those items we cannot save.

Rest assured that SERVPRO aims to restore everything possible within your home. Flood damage restoration includes repairs to the structure if needed and, of course, the contents. Subcontractors may be needed to make repairs to structural items, install new flooring, and more. We make sure that every restored item has been placed back in your home, perform a final inspection, and we have removed all of our equipment. Your home is dry, clean, and humidity levels have returned to normal levels.

When SERVPRO responds to a flood damage event, we aim to return your home to its original condition, "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley at (860) 675-4500 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Simsbury, North Canton, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Water Damage In Your Farmington Home

2/16/2020 (Permalink)

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Why Call SERVPRO for Help with Water Damage in your Farmington Home?

It is essential that water issues are contained within your home if you want to lessen the severity of the loss. When you call a team of professionals, thorough restoration commences, and you also have the chance to keep replacement materials and belongings to a minimum. This is where our team at SERVPRO thrives, and we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get started.

To tackle your water damage in Farmington, we must address and prevent water from migrating into other areas of your home. When water seeps into other areas, it hinders the restoration process and requires more sophisticated equipment and the potential for invasive measures to get into tight spaces and cavities. Our trained SERVPRO technicians employ the use of light wand extractors for drying the outer regions of a room to help halt the migration of water. We also place air movers, industrial fans, and dehumidifiers at strategic locations throughout the home to facilitate thorough drying.

Any water incident within your home can bring about the potential for microbe development. Microbes are living organisms that thrive in moist conditions, leaving behind permanent damage to any porous materials throughout your home. Mold, bacteria, and viruses can be present in a water loss situation, so our technicians work quickly to clean and disinfect everything. This helps prevent mold growth as well as the onset of unpleasant odors.

When SERVPRO arrives at your property, our trucks are loaded with a range of chemical compounds that help us break down and combat microbial growth. We utilize disinfectants and anti-microbial compounds that work to deter future mold growth. Such products can be applied to your upholstery and carpeting by way of misters or pressure sprayers.

Calling in skilled technicians helps you to have the peace of mind you need in knowing that your property will be restored to preloss condition. With a simple phone call to us at SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley at (860) 675-4500, we can send a team out as soon as possible to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Water Cleanup In Your Farmington Basement

1/26/2020 (Permalink)

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Worst Case Scenario in Farmington Basement Water Cleanup

Trees are beautiful in a yard; however, the roots have the potential to cause water damage to the sewer pipes. The roots naturally seek the water in the pipes, and eventually, blockages happen. This situation can create terrible backups of black water into homes.

A homeowner needed water cleanup in a Farmington finished basement due to a large amount of overflow from a toilet. A plumber traced the issue to tree roots blocking the sewage pipes, and while that repair happened, SERVPRO techs worked on restoring the home.

Stopping Sewage Contamination
SERVPRO techs advised the homeowner to avoid contact with the contaminated water in the basement. Upon arrival wearing safety gear, the techs put up containment to ensure airborne particles did not affect the rest of the home.

Water Extraction Safety
When contaminants of any type are present in the water, the technicians wear personal protection equipment and ensure that the water gets ported away safely for disposal. Ventilation is also an essential part of the mitigation process, and air scrubbers run throughout the restoration to ensure the capture of airborne particulates.

Controlled Demo of Contaminated Materials
In many types of water loss, items have the potential for drying and cleaning for reuse. However, in the case of sewage, building materials, and porous items compromised by the water are generally not restorable to sanitary conditions.

Cleaning and Restoration
After drying, the technicians use their professional-grade cleaning agents to remove all traces of bacteria and microbes left behind. They have solutions specially formulated to clean the concrete floors and the masonry on the walls, leaving them renewed and sanitized.

Removal of Sewage Odors
While the removal of the water and drying goes a long way towards lowering the strong smell of sewage, SERVPRO technicians have numerous odor control applications to eradicate any residual odors left behind entirely.

SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley at (860) 675-4500 can handle any size water cleanup. They have the experience and advanced equipment to make any type of water loss, “Like it never even happened.”

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Restoring Rafters Damaged by Fire in Your Farmington Attic

1/17/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Damage in attic You Need Experts On The Job In Your Farmington Home. Call SERVPRO.

Fire Damage In Your Farmington Home Will Need SERVPROs Assistance

During a house fire in Farmington, firefighters often use hatchets and axes to open up sections of the roof. This helps them gain control of the fire more quickly, decreasing the amount of damage overall in the entire house. However, it also helps push smoke out through the attic, which can leave rafters coated in layers of soot. This soot becomes troublesome for several different reasons.

When firefighters do this to your Farmington residence, fire damage still occurs because their goal is extinguishing the fire as quickly as possible. The attic is not considered as part of the living space, and stored items often carry low priority. However, we want to mitigate all of the damage left behind after a fire, and this includes the unfinished wood rafters supporting your roof. Soot in the most isolated places can cause odors, and it can also hide the extent of damage wood sustains. Weakened wood can collapse under the weight of heavy snowfall, even after our building crew repairs the roof. 

After the roof is tarped and protected, we can start mitigating the damage by removing the soot from the rafters. Lighter deposits, like those found farther away from newly-made holes, usually come away from the surface of unfinished rafters and other frameworks with a stiff brush. We use a high-strength deodorizer to neutralize any remaining odors.

Smoke can cause damage in other ways than just physical deposits. Particles can burn the rafters just enough to cause damage when heated to extreme temperatures, but without them ever igniting anything. Doused by firefighters, these quickly cool off, but the damage remains. Finding out how much damage, however, is crucial to protecting your home’s roof. 

We use different methods, including wire brushing, to remove all of the charred wood, revealing undamaged wood again. Other methods used include blasting with baking soda or dry ice pellets, and also scraping and vacuuming simultaneously with small filtered hand devices. Many times, we use a combination of methods. Once we reach undamaged wood, we apply deodorizer mixed with duct sealer to protect the wood and keep odors from becoming a nuisance. A pigmented lacquer-type primer can be sprayed upon the exposed, raw wood lumber to contain the malodorous molecules.

SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley is always here to help families in Avon, Canton, and Collinsville after fire damage leaves their homes full of smoke deposits like soot and ashes. Call us at (860) 675-4500, 24/7, year-round, including weekends and holidays.

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SERVPRO of Farmington Valley Full-Service Restoration

1/4/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Service Vehicle side view The Residents of the Farmington Valley Area Rely on SERVPRO for Restoration of Their Properties after Fire, Storm, and Water Damaging Events

For Property Cleanup, Restoration, and Repair Services in the Farmington Area—Contact SERVPRO

We are the one-stop-shop for restoration services in our corner of Connecticut. We strive to provide every customer with an experience that exceeds their expectations, and that starts with our fast response to your emergencies as they happen. We have trained professionals accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), American Bio Recovery Association (ABRA), National Duct Cleaning Association (NDCA), National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI) and others. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and with our main facility in Unionville, we can reach damaged Farmington homes within hours of your call.
 
Water
 
We have more than 40 years of experience in the restoration fields, and one area where our SERVPRO team has become the most prepared is with water recovery needs for Farmington homes. Thorough inspections of water damaged properties are where our services begin, and we dispatch the appropriately qualified personnel to assess the current situation with advanced discovery devices, moisture meters, infrared imagery, and other tools. Depending on the affected material and region of your property, different equipment is necessary to make informed decisions about what personnel, products, and machines we need to address water loss effects present in your residence.
 
Water losses can become a dangerous situation for Farmington homes without the appropriate fast response. Within days, installed structural elements like drywall can become too severely damaged and heavy to stay attached to studs and framework. Our team encompasses both the professionals needed to address mitigation of your home like drying, and a crew of general contractors to perform controlled demolition to prevent continued wicking of your drywall material and flooring when conventional drying approaches cannot preserve them.
 
We have invested heavily in the right tools that can make the water recovery process more efficient and cost-effective for our customers. We utilize powerful tools like centrifugal and axial air movers, desiccant dehumidifiers, and even large drying mats that can protect installed materials in your Farmington property from needing removal and replacement. If these elements become too damaged, we have competent reconstruction specialists in our sister company, Nutmeg Restoration, to repair and reconstruct these compromised areas.
 
Fire
 
From the time that our professionals first arrive at your fire-damaged Farmington home, we have to work immediately to determine how severe the present damages are and implement containment protocols to keep the situation from getting worse. Effects like soot and odors can continually spread, coating surfaces and permeating materials to become a steadily more complicated concern to inevitably overcome. Reducing the spread of these effects can reduce overall recovery times and help the restoration to cost less money overall.
 
We have IICRC-certified professionals accredited in multiple facets of the fire restoration niche, including Odor Control, Fire & Smoke Restoration, Carpet Cleaning, and Rug Cleaning. Our experience in these areas can help us to continue being the restoration company that can handle all of the effects of a disaster in house, without requiring our Farmington customers to seek out subcontractors or spend more money out of pocket for fire restoration and cleaning.
 
Our success is tri-fold. We are always looking for ways to improve our response time to fire emergencies. We are always looking to improve our inventory of powerful recovery tools and equipment. Lastly, we are continually training and improving our knowledge to exceed both industry standards and the expectations of our Farmington customers.
 
Storm
 
With the location of our service area sandwiched between so many potential storm fronts throughout the year, there are no seasons that Farmington homeowners do not risk exposure to destructive systems. Our professionals have developed a fast response to these emergencies, offering both real-time construction solutions and mitigation strategies designed to save our customers money and time. We know how destructive these storm systems can be, so we do not waste any time reaching your property and getting our trained team repairing the damages.
 
One of the most helpful restoration services that our SERVPRO team can offer is our emergency repair and temporary construction solutions. With violent storms capable of destroying homes, let alone leaving them vulnerable to flooding and other detrimental conditions, you need fast and reliable patches for your Farmington home. Not only can these reconstruction specialists offer tarping for damaged roofs and board up services for holes in the house or broken windows, but they can also help with areas like temporary fencing, tree removal, and portable power solutions that can all play a role in severe weather emergencies.
 
Among the most challenging storm damages to Farmington homes are flooding disasters. Once breaches exist, or when waters rise to threatening levels outside the property, areas of your residence could become susceptible to penetrating water. Our technicians have experience in these tense situations, providing capable extraction equipment, rapid drying solutions, and other recovery options.
 
Mold
 
The discovery of mold growth in your Farmington home might be alarming at first, but with a full roster of certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) through the IICRC, we can approach these scenarios with skill, knowledge, and confidence. Addressing the cause of mold growth should often happen before the removal of present colonies to not continue allowing the hazardous conditions that can facilitate mold growth. Ideally, you want to significantly reduce moisture and dampness in the affected area, often through the deployment of air movers and dehumidifiers.
 
Containment is another factor that our professionals must consider when contending with mold damage in Farmington homes. Through both physical barriers like zipper locks and plastic sheeting to the use of powerful machines like negative air units and air scrubbers, we can regulate the spread of active spores that can increase the difficulty in removing the presence of the organism and its colonies.
 
Remediation is an effective solution to mold growth as it seeks to remove colonies and protect the hosting materials as much as possible. In situations where colonization persists long enough to degrade and deteriorate the material hosting the colony, we have controlled demolition and reconstruction solutions that can help. Nutmeg Restoration, a trusted and proven partner, has experienced professionals ready to roll out quickly to help with any structural concerns in Farmington homes after mold growth.
 
You have choices to make when it comes to restoration services. Our SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley team has the experience, a fast response, and industry-leading equipment to help any disaster you face. We can make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (860) 675-4500.

Thorough Cleaning Applications for Fire Damage and Odor Control in your Farmington Home

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

A home with fire damage on the windows of the home, and SERVPRO employees working in the yard. Fire damage to your Farmington home can be very scary, let us help.

SERVPRO is prepared to help you through your Farmington fire damage.

After a house fire, homeowners can sometimes require special services to restore their possessions and structural contents. Smoke travels quickly through a home environment and can deposit hot ash onto tough to reach places like stairwells, light fittings, or drapery rods. When temperatures rise, so does the air pressure in an indoor environment. That can mean that soot is forced into small recesses or cavities. Any gaps, such as sockets or ceiling infrastructure, can become caked in odor-causing ash, smoke residues, and soot deposits. 

Indoor air quality can become adversely affected by fire damage in your Farmington home. You may breathe in microscopic soot particles or find unpleasant burnt odors throughout the areas of your house. Odor can come from numerous sources and be tough to pin down. Your best opportunity to overcome malodors is through thoroughly removing soot from all areas of the property. SERVPRO technicians can identify where soot deposits are likely to be found and conduct an inspection of your heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit.

Odor Control Technicians (OCT) are a vital part of SERVPRO's restoration roster. We can remove fittings like socket housing, as well as drapery rods or ventilation ducts. These openings create a small enclosure and increase air pressure, which can drive soots into these spaces. By removing them, SERVPRO can safely dissolve bonded soots from the surface using oil or water-based cleaning fluids. The materials themselves can be replaced relatively cheaply or sent for immersion cleaning. 

Immersion cleaning is an advanced restoration technique. Dense items that can withstand submerging in a cleaning fluid are suitable options for immersion cleaning. When the machine is switched on, sound waves passing through the solvent produces bubbles. Thousands of these bubbles burst against the item creating friction, pressure, and temperature. Items capable of withstanding the pressure benefit because the removal of bonded soiling is total. Often, thorough cleaning of contents and structure can remove odors more effectively than deodorants. 

Thoroughly removing troublesome soot or smoke deposits is only achievable with professional training and equipment. Contact SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley at (860) 675-4500.

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Flood Damage In Avon

12/21/2019 (Permalink)

flooding caused by storm Our goal, like yours, is to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”

Should I Worry About Electricity When My Avon Home is Flooded?

A reputable company to tackle flood damage is essential to the restoration of your home after a water event.  Many homeowners are distraught when they face the extent of destruction outside water can cause to your home, and being at a loss for next steps is not uncommon.  A simple rise in water levels due to weather-related events can trigger a series of consequences that put your home in the path of the inevitable.  As much as you think that a pump and store-bought disinfecting agents are sufficient to bring your house back to mint condition, in reality, the restoration process is not simple.

Our SERVPRO team is ready to help you wade through the reality of flood damage in Avon.  Our staff trains specifically with industry experts to understand the intricacies of removing all traces of water and debris from your home.  A call to our 24/7 hotline is all you need to enlist the professional help of our crew and take prompt action to protect your home and personal belongings.  With us by your side, you can feel confident that knowledge and experience drive the restoration of your home.

Aside from the apparent need for extracting water from your home, water restoration jobs entail understanding where other risks may lie.  For example, there may be damage to your structure because of the flood, as well as a real threat of electrical hazards as soon as water touches your home.  Our SERVPRO team is well aware of the conductivity of water and takes safety precautions to avoid possibly lethal situations.  Cutting the electricity at its source, be it inside or outside the home, can sometimes be insufficient to protect your property, which is why we also employ technology designed to interrupt the power to any equipment if the electrical current is outside of normal levels.  Throughout this process, you can trust our expert technicians to take all necessary precautions to preserve your safety.

Flood damage is not only about water coming into your home but about understanding and anticipating any threats it may cause.  When you call SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley at (860) 675-4500, you reach a team of skilled technicians ready to identify those vulnerabilities.  Our goal, like yours, is to leave  your home, “Like it never even happened.”

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