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What It Takes to Manage Water Removal From Bristol Homes Successfully

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. Stagnant water from water damage can be a health risk. SERVPRO water damage specialists are here to help with any size disaster you may have.

SERVPRO Handles Extraction, Storage, and Transfer of Water From Inundated Areas of Your Home

When someone mentions water removal, you may visualize a process involving wiping off stagnant water from floors or other surfaces. However, once water spills, it can exist in different states apart from accumulating on surfaces, so removal requires a comprehensive approach to restore preloss conditions at your Bristol home.

Apart from taking care of extraction during water removal from your Bristol home, it would be best if you also had a sound plan for managing humidity and drying the water absorbed by various materials. Semi-porous materials such as solid wood present the main challenge for the restoration process since it takes longer for them to release the trapped water. SERVPRO can help you manage the removal better by providing advanced technical skills and state-of-the-art equipment.

Some of the most useful resources when extracting water from a property include:

  • Availability of powerful equipment
  • Expertise to perform controlled demolitions
  • Availability of water storage 

The power of water removal equipment is gauged in many ways, including the extraction speed and vacuum lift capacity. The mode of power for such equipment also matters since electricity may be off after water intrusion. SERVPRO believes in matching the equipment to the task. Therefore, we have a wide array of extraction equipment, including portable, submersible, and truck-mounted extractors.

When removing water, it might not be possible to dispose of it immediately. For instance, in case of leaks in sections of the house far from a bathroom, the extracted water needs to be collected and transferred to the disposal point. In other cases, the water may contain harmful substances, and therefore disposing it into the sewer system may not be appropriate. SERVPRO uses portable extractors with storage tanks ranging from 5 gallons to 12 gallons. In case of high water volumes, we use large wheeled trash cans as water receptacles.

SERVPRO of Bristol takes care of all issues that arise during water removal addressing water intrusion, "Like it never even happened." Call us at (860) 582-3330.

What Are Water Damage Repair Services Available for Bristol Businesses?

10/8/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Commercial water damage restoration services by SERVPRO are top-notch. Call now for fast and immediate service.

SERVPRO of Bristol is a Certified Water Damage Repair Company for Local Businesses

Commercial buildings are at the same risk as residential properties for suffering from the adverse effects of water intrusion. It is up to the property manager of a commercial building to quickly enact a solution to potential water emergencies by enlisting the help of a professional organization. Failure to act soon can sometimes force a temporary closure for businesses, affecting revenues, reputation, and staff. We are an established restoration provider for commercial properties and can provide a team of qualified technicians to help assess and repair your business. Use SERVPRO for assistance with:

The process of water damage repair for Bristol businesses involves the removal, disposal, and replacement of non-salvageable materials. Areas that typically sustain permanent damage due to water intrusion include acoustic ceiling tiles, thin textile carpets or plyboard, and other wood composites. Our technicians can quickly identify and sort non-salvageable materials, which reduces the overall timespan of restoration significantly. We can provide dumpsters and dump trucks for the fast disposal of wet, non-salvageable materials. Once the property is deemed safe, our team can work around your business using clear signage to alert staff or customers to the remaining restoration areas. 

  • Commercial teams can include qualified crew chiefs, production technicians, and water restoration technicians.
  • We respond quickly to commercial property managers through our twenty-four-hour operated emergency phone line. 
  • A crew chief can document and administrate the cleanup process from start to finish allowing you to complete a stress-free claim. 

In a business emergency, contact SERVPRO of Bristol for water damage repair at (860) 582-3330.

Honoring Colin McFadden: SERVPRO of Bristol is Sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive on October 30, 2021

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

portrait of colin and  donation for blood Please honor the dedication of Colin by donating blood at the Burlington, CT Townhall

Come out and donate at the Blood Drive

SERVPRO of Bristol is sponsoring a blood donation drive on Saturday, October 30, 2021. The event will be held at the Burlington Town Hall located at 200 Spielman Highway in Burlington. The drive kicks off at 8 am and runs until 1 pm. For appointments, they can be booked online at redcrossblood.org and use Sponsor Code: Burlington, CT.

The blood drive is a community event to honor Colin McFadden, 26. He served as a Burlington volunteer firefighter and was a member of the Bristol CERT Team. As a local Bristol-area resident, he enjoyed supporting his community as a first responder. Colin passed away shortly after collapsing from undiagnosed leukemia during a fire service call on August 12, 2021. SERVPRO of Bristol wanted to honor his service by sponsoring a blood drive.

The team at SERVPRO of Bristol is proud to support the local area with restoration services and elevating awareness for important events that benefit community members, such as this drive to celebrate the life of Colin McFadden with the gift of life through blood donations.

Can Flood Damage Cause Permanent Harm to a Burlington Property?

9/27/2021 (Permalink)

Call Now! SERVPRO storm damage restoration technicians are trained and experienced in all phases of storm damage. Call now!

Long-term Exposure to Flood Damage in your Burlington Home Can Lead to Severe Losses.

While the primary concern for most homeowners dealing with flooding is reducing the water level, it is equally important to return the property and its materials to their natural dry state. Organic materials that are commonly found in a building assembly take on water. This water absorption can cause problems for the home's structure. These problems may manifest through the warping of materials like floorboards which can also cup or buckle as they take on increasing amounts of moisture. Drywall materials can disintegrate once the moisture content level gets too high. It is essential to respond to water intrusion quickly to reduce the chances of water absorption for materials. We can help with:

  • Flood damage
  • Water remediation
  • Water cleanup

One of the most dangerous aspects of flood damage in your Burlington home is water absorption. Unlike other forms of damage, absorption can lead to structural insecurity. Materials typically found in a home environment, such as hardwood or lumber, have a natural moisture content of around 12%. Once the moisture content rises above this natural level, the material must expand to contain the additional moisture. Expansion can put further pressure on the joints of the home and make the building unsafe for inhabitants. SERVPRO has a tried and tested formula for dealing with hardwoods or lumber and has demonstrable experience returning these materials to a preloss condition. 

  • Measuring the moisture content of a material is possible by either probing the material or using a moisture sensor directly on the surface. 
  • Reducing moisture content is possible by applying hot air at high pressure directly onto the material's surface.
  • Silica-based dehumidifiers can reduce the indoor climate to below 40 GPP which draws moisture from hardwood materials. 

To return your home to its preloss condition, contact SERVPRO of Bristol for flood damage restoration at (860) 582-3330.

Why is Mold Remediation Necessary for Homes in Bristol?

9/20/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage ceiling Mold remediation services by SERVPRO are second to none. Call now for the help you need.

Mold Remediation Can Prevent Mold Returning to your Bristol Home. SERVPRO Remediation Technicians are a Phone Call Away

Microbial growth occurs in environments that provide the correct temperature, moisture levels, and food supply. It is normal then for a mold remediation team to focus on environmental controls when removing a mold infestation. Controlling the indoor environment is a fine science that is called Psychrometry. We use psychrometric measuring equipment and drying equipment to establish the ideal conditions for mold remediation. Monitoring psychrometric conditions allow SERVPRO technicians to keep track of the indoor atmosphere in real-time and ensure that the remediation project is as efficient as possible. We can help residents with:

  • Mold remediation
  • Mold removal
  • Dehumidification of the home

Using a mold remediation professional in your Bristol home ensures that the property can return to a sanitary condition and address any concerns you may have around indoor air quality. Since molds release microscopic spores into the air, these can sometimes be ingested and have health effects. SERVPRO technicians use state-of-the-art remediation equipment to return your indoor air quality. We can also provide the necessary humidity controls to address the source of a mold problem and ensure that it does not come back. We promise to arrive on-site within just four hours of receiving your notification of loss. 

  • Hygrometers and manometers can measure the conditions of an indoor environment and test for humidity and microscopic particles, respectively.
  • Using refrigerant dehumidifiers, technicians can remove moisture from the air and remove the essential condition for mold reproduction. 
  • Air filtration devices can remove particles as small as 0.3 microns- below microscopic sizes- from an indoor environment. 

To quickly return your home to its normal condition, contact SERVPRO of Bristol for mold remediation at (860) 582-3330.

How Does Burlington Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Address Burnt Proteins?

9/2/2021 (Permalink)

smoke from a fire Fire and smoke damage to your commercial building is a job for SERVPRO. Our IICRC certified technicians are ready at a moment's notice.

SERVPRO Fire Damage Restoration Mitigates Malodors in Burlington Businesses

In 2019 alone, reported non-residential structural fires caused over $4.3 billion in damages, according to a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) survey of US fire departments. After adjusting for inflation, the property loss per structure fire from 1977 to 2018 increased a whopping 43%. Fire damage restoration needs have also increased due to an uptick in fires over time.

SERVPRO fire damage restoration professionals serve Burlington property owners with services performed quickly and to code, 24/7. Highly-trained techs, staff, and franchise owners undergo thorough education to stay current on restoration industry best practices and better aid community members in need.

Commercial Protein Fire Damage Cleanup and Odor Control Methods

Cooking fires are common in commercial kitchens, many of which occur while cooking proteins. Cleaning up smoke and soot is one issue. Still, burnt proteins leave behind great, odorous residues that require very specific cleanup measures to mitigate fully.

  • SERVPRO technicians treat protein residues with enzyme digesters, which eliminate proteins and convert them into water-soluble byproducts
  • Technicians clean these byproducts with EPA-registered antimicrobial solutions
  • Further odor control after a protein fire in a commercial kitchen includes abrasion cleaning on heavily charred surfaces with soda ash, time-release odor removal pellets, and thermal fogging with commercial-grade, solvent-based deodorizers

If food items are affected by fire, SERVPRO can dispose of these items after they are inventoried for a proof of loss claim and a Disposal of Belongings Release is signed.

SERVPRO of Bristol leaves businesses looking “Like it never even happened,” after a disaster. Call (860) 582-3330 to begin the restoration process.

Can Bristol Homeowners Dry Flood Damage Successfully?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

Storm damage home SERVPRO techs have all the training and experience needed for any size storm damage restoration needed for your home.

Bristol Properties Can Be Restored After Flood Damage by SERVPRO Technicians

Even small amounts of flood damage can create costly damages. An inch of water alone can cause as much as $21,000 in structural damage, even after standing water has receded. Bristol property owners may not have the equipment necessary to remove the damage themselves, but they can contact a firm that does.

SERVPRO renders flood damage cleanup for Bristol properties that covers everything from debris removal and sanitation to drying and rebuilding services. This firm is available 24/7 to eliminate the effects of flooding with EPA-registered antimicrobial solutions and commercial-grade personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep property occupants safe.

SERVPRO Flood Damage Drying Salvages Walls and Floors

Whether flooding comes in from a back door in the kitchen or a ground flood in the basement, Bristol SERVPRO techs rely on two categories of drying equipment after extraction: air movers and dehumidifiers.

  • Axial and centrifugal air movers push moisture off of surfaces and into the air as water vapor, which allows low-grain refrigerant (LGR) and desiccant dehumidifiers to replace this humidity with warm, dry air
  • Air movers have snout attachments that facilitate pushing air into wall cavities, cabinetry, and other typically hard-to-reach areas
  • Technicians carefully calibrate air movers to target flood damage and avoid overwhelming dehumidification units
  • LGR dehumidifiers lower relative humidity in a structure to approximately 40 grains per pound and can be deployed even when access to electrical power is limited

SERVPRO of Bristol can be reached by phone at (860) 582-3330 to render mitigation services that keep homes feeling and looking “Like it never even happened.”

How Burlington Homeowners Fix Wet Basements with Water Restoration

8/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. Water damage restorations by SERVPRO are top-notch. We use EPA-registered biocides for all jobs.

SERVPRO Technicians’ Water Restoration Techniques Preserve Damaged Burlington Basements

Burlington homeowners have a bevy of options for water damage prevention that include smart landscaping and drainage, water-resistant sealants, and more. However, these efforts may not always be sufficient for preventing small, long-lasting pipe leaks that allow mold and moisture to eat away at basement sheetrock, insulation, and wall supports.

Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified SERVPRO technicians provide water restoration that revitalizes Burlington homes after basement water damage occurs. SERVPRO training prepares technicians, staff, and franchise owners with extensive knowledge of emergency water damage mitigation and related cleanup processes.

Burlington SERVPRO Basement Water Restoration Restores Damaged Walls

SERVPRO basement cleanup is a comprehensive process that includes such services as:

  • Sanitizing surfaces with EPA-registered biocides, which can be applied manually, with extractors, or fogged
  • Demolishing unsalvageable water-damaged or mold-affected sheetrock and insulation. Nonporous insulation, like fiberglass, can often be restored and re-implemented after water damage
  • Drying wet wall cavities after demolition with centrifugal air movers and industrial-grade low-grain refrigerant or desiccant dehumidifiers
  • Installing, repairing, and repainting basement sheetrock after remediation to return the space to a pre-disaster state
  • Cleaning and sealing services to remove and prevent concrete efflorescence on basement floors

After cleanup, SERVPRO Odor Control Technicians can treat basement water damage odors with water- or solvent-based deodorizers that can be deployed with ultra-low volume foggers. Duct cleaning and sanitation can also address the spread of moisture odors.

SERVPRO of Bristol can be reached at (860) 582-3330 to provide mitigation that makes basements feel “Like it never even happened.”

When to Use Fire Damage Restoration Services for an Attic in Burlington?

8/5/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. Smoke and fire damage in your attic is no DIY project. SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians are trained and experienced in all phases of fire repairs.

SERVPRO Recommend Initiating Fire Damage Restoration as Quickly as Possible Using a Local Burlington Provider

Fires, and the smoke they produce, naturally travel upwards, seeking out cooler air pockets as they move through a property. In severe fires, this process can often cause excessive damage to attic spaces and roofing. In some situations, there may be physical signs of damage to the roof's framework and its trusses. SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians are qualified to assist with:

  • Fire damage restoration 
  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Fire damaged homes

Appropriate fire damage restoration services in Burlington can help to restore your home to its preloss condition. While attic spaces can be particularly tricky to fix, due to space restrictions limiting conventional restoration equipment, it is possible with a professional service. We can often adapt existing equipment to allow its usage in smaller spaces, for example, ducting the attic and applying an air filtration device. Technicians can remove charred wood from trusses and roof frameworks using powerful sand-blasting equipment. We can also:

  • Remove and replace insulation that has been adversely affected by exposure to smoke, temperature, and odor. 
  • Apply deodorant solutions directly onto lumber wood frames to reduce the likelihood of odor particles dissipating into the home environment. 
  • Carry out repairs of fire damages to the roofing structure under the guidance of an experienced crew chief. 

Restore your home properly. Contact SERVPRO of Bristol for fire damage restoration at (860) 582-3330. 

Bathroom Mold Inspection and Removal Services for Landlords in Bristol

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

mold growth in bathroom Commercial mold remediation services by SERVPRO are second to none. We will be onsite within 4 hours of the initial call. Call now!

SERVPRO Commercial Mold Removal Specialists in Bristol, CT, are Ready to Help your Business

Mold growth in bathrooms and wetrooms can be a common problem for landlords. Mold can make a property unsanitary for tenants while also causing physical damage to drywall and other organic matter. Fortunately, common materials used in bathrooms, such as grout and tiles, can be cleaned from the mold without requiring a full replacement. Professional mold remediators can help with:

  • Mold inspection
  • Mold removal
  • Bathroom mold removal

A commercial mold removal service in Bristol could help you restore your property and prepare it for prospective tenants. Equally, professional restoration services can provide a speedy resolution should molds affect a property with existing tenants. A range of materials is used to construct a bathroom, including tilework, porcelain, drains, and showers. Using a commercial mold remediator is an efficient way to tackle mold problems as their qualifications and knowledge allow them to select the right cleaning approaches for specific materials. SERVPRO can help by: 

  • Applying a chemical drain cleaner, allowing dwell time, and then rinsing several times with hot water. 
  • Treating basins and porcelain with appropriate biocides before agitating the affected area using specially designed mold scrubbers.
  • Combining a hydroperoxide bleaching agent to destroy mold and restore any discoloration in bathtubs or showers. 

Find a quick solution to mold problems. Contact SERVPRO of Bristol for commercial mold removal at (860) 582-3330.