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Small Firms in Avon Often Rely Upon SERVPRO for Flood Loss Restoration

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Small Firms in Avon Often Rely Upon SERVPRO for Flood Loss Restoration Flood Damage in a Fitness Center, Small Office or Large Building in the Avon Area? No Problem--Call SERVPRO

Addressing Commercial Flood Damage in an Avon Temp Agency

Sometimes the aftereffect of commercial flood damage creates more significant issues when the water damage seems small. Common effects of improperly addressed water cleanup can include mold, weakening of building materials and a tell-tale musty odor. Even one of these problems can affect a business.

A temporary staffing agency in Avon experienced commercial flood damage in their offices and contacted SERVPRO for mitigation. The company had cleaned up the initial water intrusion in the front area and conference room and a week earlier and wanted us to handle the unpleasant odor that remained.

SERVPRO technicians accessed the reception area and conference room and quickly found the issues plaguing the property. Our detection equipment found no remaining water in the front of the offices; however, the conference room had elevated moisture levels in a few places. The primary source of odor in the room proved to be under the conference table. The industrial carpeting with its rubber backing had a layer of moisture underneath. Our technicians removed the carpeting for disposal since we could not guarantee any risk of bacterial or viral problems in the future from the contaminated water. The legs of the conference table and chairs were raised on blocks so the floor could dry. Even though mold spores can germinate 48 hours after exposure to moist conditions, we saw no signs of mold growth.

Water migrated behind the baseboards but had not wicked into the sheetrock. Our technicians determined with the use of an Injecti-Dry setup, our air movers, could force air into the wall cavity and get rid of the excess moisture. Some areas of the floor showed elevated levels of moisture, and we chose to use drying mats to dry those floorspaces quickly.

In a business with heavy traffic from the public, it is vital that the property is both sanitary and smells clean. Once the conference room no longer showed excess moisture in readings, we cleaned and disinfected both the reception area and conference room with our EPA-registered disinfectants. These cleaners eliminate bacteria and inhibit mold growth. The Black Water from the flood necessitated spraying to secure a safe and wholesome environment.
After drying and cleaning, a residual odor remained. We used ultra-low-volume (ULV) fogging to neutralize the remaining scent in the room from the water. Afterward, the conference room was ready to get back to interviewing potential employees for the staffing agency.

SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley is available to mitigate commercial flood damage when you need us 24/7. Call us at (860) 675-4500, and our technicians can restore your property to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened."

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If An Office Appliance Causes Fire Damage To Your Avon Home, Let Our Experts Help!

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage If An Office Appliance Causes Fire Damage To Your Avon Home, Let Our Experts Help! SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley is just a phone call away from addressing and eliminating damage from your disaster.

Addressing Fire Damage After An Avon Home Office Appliance Fire

Anyone who has ever had a home office is likely accustomed to working late hours at times. Nothing helps to get through those late nights better than the convenience of having a pot of coffee right next to your desk. However, something as small as a wiring malfunction or thermostat failure while your coffee maker is plugged in can cause fire damage to your furniture, cabinets, papers, and other appliances in your office if left unchecked.

If a coffee maker mishap leads to fire damage in your Avon home office, the pros at SERVPRO are Faster to Any Size Disaster and possess the tools and knowledge to clean your office and prevent long-term heat and soot damage to your cabinets, tables, and other fixtures in your home.

After our SERVPRO team arrives, we can evaluate damage in your home and remove charred debris from your home office. We can then get to work restoring surfaces and soot-stained fixtures. Charred cabinetry can be cleaned with a blast medium such as sodium bicarbonate, which acts as both an abrasive cleaner and deodorizing agent that can remove hard-to-clean soot that is under 1/4" in thickness. We can also use 50 psi sprays to address particularly charred spots of carpet or fabric in your home.

After manual cleaning of smoke damage and residues, we can ventilate and deodorize your office to knock out odors for good. Our odor control technicians have a variety of tools, including HEPA air scrubbers with activated carbon and potassium permanganate filters to catch 99.97% of odor-causing particles as small as 0.3 microns in size, and thermal foggers, which emit a dry, solvent-based smoke to bind with odors on a particle level and eliminate them. We can also use ozone to eliminate odors from dry structures after proper cleaning and preparation.

SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley is just a phone call away from addressing and eliminating damage from your disaster. If you need our cleanup services, give us a call at (860) 675-4500 today, and we can ensure that your home is restored, “Like it never even happened.”

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

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Skilled Professionals Explain How To Prevent Long Term Issues After A Flood In Your Avon Home You can reach us at (860) 675-4500 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Preventing Long Term Problems After Flood Damage In Avon

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.
One common effect of flood damage in Avon 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 pad because it's not possible to remove all traces of contaminants from such materials.
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.
Flooding can lead to structural weakness in the contents such as furniture or parts of the house, especially after extended exposure. This happens because absorption of water causes swelling in wooden frames and weakening of joints especially where glue is used. Rotting and other problems can also happen. 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.
To deal with immediate and future problems after flood damage, call SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley to help. You can reach us at (860) 675-4500 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Why SERVPRO Is The Leader In Farmington Valley Water Damage Restoration

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why SERVPRO Is The Leader In Farmington Valley Water Damage Restoration We showed up fast to start the restoration process when heat was not maintained in a home during a polar vortex. We are ready to handle anything 24/7.

Trained Technicians and Efficient Equipment: Why SERVPRO is the Water Damage Expert in Farmington Valley

One thing is sure after a water loss in Farmington Valley, the wisest homeowners seek expert help soon after the event. Failing to respond appropriately when water invades and saturates the structural components and the contents of your home can lead to progressive deterioration and increased expense when the work does begin. Lingering moisture also encourages mold growth with all the concerns that scenario brings. Our commitment to being Faster to any size disaster is why we complete projects to our customers’ satisfaction.

When you first notice water damage in your Farmington Valley home, act right away. Water is extremely destructive despite its many uses, and it must be traced to its source before extraction and drying. If the leak is not addressed the damage will recur. We bring decades of experience to your situation, able to diagnose the problem and devise a plan to eliminate it and the harm it causes. Our record of success proves why we are restoration industry leaders in our region.

Removing water from your home and completing structural drying requires specialized equipment. The tools available to a homeowner are not the quality and capacity of those in our inventory. When we arrive at a work site, we have a full stock of commercial strength pumps, extractors, air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers in our service vehicle. The proper tools make the process easier and faster, which is why SERVPRO can resolve even severe water losses rapidly.

The best equipment cannot help unless the operators are skilled. Highly-qualified technicians are another reason why SERVPRO can take a water damage scenario from chaos to “Like it never even happened.” Our investments in both equipment and personnel set us apart, giving our customers the confidence to call upon us for help under many different circumstances and recommend our services to family and friends.

A short response time is another factor when choosing a water damage restoration company. We are available by phone 24/7, why SERVPRO is the number you keep on speed dial. Since water damage needs remediation within 24 to 48 hours, our accessibility is the key to delivering the best outcome.

Our professional approach, trained technicians, and advanced technology are why SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley is your trusted restoration resource. Call (860) 675-4500 to set up an appointment to evaluate your water loss.

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Are You Making These Water Damage Remediation Mistakes in Avon?

4/14/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Are You Making These Water Damage Remediation Mistakes in Avon? Certified technicians need to inspect the extent of the water damage in your home. Sometimes detection equipment is used. Contact team SERVPRO.

Measuring Moisture in your Avon Home for an Informed Water Removal Service

Getting rid of excess water in the home may seem like a straightforward task. However, since water migrates from the source and can seep into cavities, crawlspaces or beneath fittings it can be challenging to guarantee the property is completely dry. We start from the source of moisture, usually a split pipe or plumbing issues, and work outwards. Using a range of equipment we can detect both the visible symptoms and areas that may be invisible to the naked eye.

Properties in need of water removal in Avon should first be subject to inspection. SERVPRO technicians use a range of detection of equipment to help inform us on the most efficient way to restore your home to its preloss condition. Our process begins with shutting off damage at the source, before working our way around the property, guided by sensors, infrared cameras, and thermal hygrometers.

Thermal imaging cameras use infrared light bands to find moisture that may be residing in cavities around the home. By finding these moisture pockets, SERVPRO can limit the likelihood of secondary damages occurring from stagnating water or mold growth. Where there are signs of moisture behind walls, we can drill small holes creating airflow, drying the interior before sealing and repainting the affected area.

In water emergencies, carpets may need removal as well as the subfloor mat which, more often than not, breaks apart after prolonged exposure to moisture. SERVPRO use moisture sensors to penetrate carpets or wooden flooring. These sensors light up if moisture is detected, informing us of how deeply saturated the material is. Where carpets can be pulled up, hardwoods can be dehumidified using desiccant dehumidifiers which help to pull moisture out from sodden boards.

Restoring a property to its natural humidity levels is essential to preventing mold growth. Your SERVPRO technician can measure relative humidity using a thermo-hygrometer and comparing to outside air as well as other unaffected rooms in the home. Most water removal equipment evaporates moisture using heat and airflow. This creates a humid indoor environment, but we can use refrigerant dehumidifiers to bring the air back to its normal condition.

Taking accurate measurements are essential to the planning and removal of potential damages. Contact SERVPRO of Farmington Valley at (860) 675-4500 for an accurate assessment.

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Your Avon Home Can Be Restored By Our Fire Damage Specialists

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Your Avon Home Can Be Restored By Our Fire Damage Specialists Our goal at SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley is to return every home to its original condition after a fire.

Restoring Avon Homes After Fire Damage

Avon has seen its share of disasters. Flooding is an issue for the entire community, but fires are always more personal and visceral. Cleanup and repair often take longer as well.

Any Avon fire damage needs a professional service that can respond quickly. SERVPRO maintains a response team on-call, 24/7 to begin the restoration process immediately after the area is determined safe to enter.

Our first actions include securing the home and disposing of non-salvageable property. The fire can blow out windows, and firefighters need to create new openings to assist in their efforts. Technicians use plywood and heavy canvas to close off broken windows, block doorways, and even cover damaged roofs to prevent secondary damage from the weather, vandals, and animal intrusions.

As team members secure the home, others begin removing the personal and structural property damaged physically by the fire. Immediate removal serves two purposes: it clears out the home for our inspectors to determine the extent of the damage and what tools they need for repair. It also eliminates a source of odor-causing particles so they can determine the source of the remaining odors to eliminate them.

Next, SERVPRO technicians clean everything that is restorable. Response teams use an extensive inventory of cleaners to remove smoke residues, and other particles left after the fire. They can restore everything from ceiling tiles to sofa cushions. If there are heavy residues, our personnel can remove the items to our facility for immersion cleaning. This method of forcing cleaners across and through surfaces using sonic waves is exceptionally effective on window blinds and even some types of upholstered furniture.

Our goal at SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley is to return every home to its original condition after a fire. If that includes you, contact us today at (860) 675-4500 to schedule an inspection and then determine how we can help get you back into your home.

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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
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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

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