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Can SERVPRO Perform Mold Remediation Behind Bristol Kitchen Cabinets?

1/27/2022 (Permalink)

Kitchen Baseboard Mold Call SERVPRO of Bristol at (860) 582-3330 for assistance from a professional remediation company.

SERVPRO Technicians Can Inspect and Mitigation Any Size Mold Damage Issue in Bristol

A Bristol kitchen is a likely place to have a mold damage situation. Due to the amount of plumbing in this home area, a small leak or constant moisture from poor ventilation can lead to an infestation. 

Clearing a Bristol kitchen through mold remediation involves several steps homeowners should outsource to professionals. Without steps such as containment and professional antifungal cleaners, the spores can unintentionally spread throughout the home. 

Some of the steps necessary for a successful mold damage cleanup involve 

  • Scoping the property to determine the scale of the damage
  • Securing the mitigation area using containment
  • Preventative actions to inhibit the return of the problem

Scoping is Vital

The technicians do not rely on visuals alone in a kitchen to ascertain the size of the mold growth. Through years of experience and continuing education, they know that mold can grow and spread behind and under cabinets or within wall cavities. The techs use different types of equipment to locate areas of elevated moisture, which are good prospects for mold colonies.

Securing the Kitchen

The techs take care when working on a mold remediation service and cover vents, doorways, and other areas to ensure that any airborne spores stay within the confines of the kitchen. The techs often combine barriers and equipment such as self-created negative air chambers to port airborne particulates outside the worksite. 

Preventative Measures

Sometimes it is necessary to remove the cabinets to get to the mold growing behind the scenes. The technicians dry the surfaces and then treat them with antimicrobial cleaners and sealants. These actions inhibit the potential for mold to return and set up home again before repairs get made.

Bristol residents trust SERVPRO of Bristol at (860) 582-3330 for their mold remediation services. The certified technicians have extensive knowledge of handling all types of mold damage.

What Hazardous Conditions Are Likely During Burlington Fire Damage Restoration?

1/18/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Safely Performs Fire Restoration in Burlington Homes

The fire restoration process in a Burlington property comes with many hazards. SERVPRO technicians have extensive training in handling the post-fire cleaning process safely. 

SERVPRO technicians need to inspect many types of issues within a Burlington property before the fire damage cleanup can begin. Numerous areas need scoping, such as: 

  • Electrical 
  • The structural integrity of the home
  • Slip and fall dangers

Electrical Hazards

Often, electricity is not available after a house fire. SERVPRO technicians inspect the home to determine if the power is off entirely or only for a portion of the residential structure. The techs have the training to work around electrical wiring during the restoration service. Finding any areas where the current is live is crucial because water conducts electricity, and the wiring within the property may have gotten saturated during the fire extinguishing efforts. SERVPRO opts for the safest worksite possible and, if necessary, can turn off power to the home entirely and power their equipment with their generators. 

Typical Structural Hazards

A house after a fire can have numerous issues that pose a threat to safety. The technicians wear protective clothing and have the training for the problems to be aware of within a home, such as falling debris, exposed nails, and keeping unauthorized individuals out of the residence. 

Slip and Fall Physical Dangers

While this type of injury is usual, the issue can be avoided through simple preventative actions. The technicians look for slick surfaces from water or a covering in soot and put up the appropriate tape or barriers to keep people from walking through the area. A common problem is someone walking on a wet carpet and falling when their wet shoes contact a tile floor. 

SERVPRO of Bristol at (860) 582-3330 cleans up and restores Bristol properties with fire damage. The certified, trained technicians are available 24/7.

Water Cleanup in Large Commercial Spaces in Burlington Calls for Professional Intervention

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Features Commercial Water Damage Professionals for Cleanup and Restoration in Burlington

For water cleanup and drying in your Burlington commercial space to be successful, the project should get monitored carefully. One of the main reasons area customers can trust SERVPRO to get the job done right the first time is that we have processes and protocols that allow us to execute water removal services and drying methods faster than DIY alone. We understand that no two water emergencies are the same, so we are there, from removing standing water or inspecting and drying inventory to addressing structural damage and document drying. Everything gets done so that your business sees as little downtime as possible.

Careful monitoring is crucial for commercial water cleanup in Burlington. SERVPRO often takes a tailored approach for a larger commercial property that may involve controlled demolition, water extraction services, drying, and cleaning. We set up drying equipment to remove residual moisture and adjust accordingly to reach our drying goals. Our principles of drying and monitoring are as follows:

  • Assess, observe, and document all zones throughout the commercial property.
  • Take into consideration all situational factors and apply changes as needed by repositioning our air movers and dehumidifiers.
  • Adding and removing equipment, as needed.

We bring a broad selection of commercial restoration equipment to each project, including powerful pumps and extractors capable of pulling up mass amounts of water in a short period. With the help of moisture detection tools, we ensure nothing gets left behind that may cause secondary damage or the onset of potentially harmful black mold. All surfaces get thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before deodorization to make your business “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Bristol understands how important it is for you to reopen your business fast to minimize revenue loss. Our efficient water cleanup and drying always do the trick! Call us at (860) 582-3330 to have a team deployed to your business when you need us.

Are There Steps I Can Take to Prevent Water Damage Caused by an Ice Dam in Bristol?

12/30/2021 (Permalink)

Ice dams Severe winter weather can cause ice damming, frozen pipes and many other disasters for your home. SERVPRO can Help!

SERVPRO Offers Emergency Services Including Water Removal in Bristol

During the early fall season, the most common cause of water damage tends to be pipes freezing and breaking. It often occurs during the first day where the temperature drops below freezing and people have not yet turned on their heaters or taken the necessary winterization steps. Preventing frozen pipes can be accomplished by covering them with insulation and ensuring your home stays above 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Frozen pipes and ice damming in Bristol are the most common sources of property damage during the fall and winter months. Pipe freezes happen more often during the first couple of months of the cold seasons, but an ice dam can form on your roof anytime after a snowstorm strikes. 

In some cases, you can prevent ice dams from occurring by placing heated cables in zigzag patterns on the edge of your roof. But, if your house is prone to getting ice dams, more permanent fixes could be necessary. Ventilating your eaves and ridges can help prevent uneven temperatures on your roof by circulating cold air underneath it. 

Another method to prevent ice dams is to make sure all of the ducts connected to your kitchen, bathroom, and dryer vents are exhausted to the outside and that they do not run through your attic. Sealing and insulating your ducts can also prevent heat from escaping into your attic and causing your roof to heat unevenly. You can seal around any penetrations into your building's exterior with caulk, including electrical cables and vent pipes.

However, if, despite your prevention efforts, you still get a water leak caused by frozen pipes or an ice dam, our SERVPRO technicians can assist you in the following ways:

  • Emergency Service After you Get Water Damage
  • Making Repairs Related to Water Damage
  • Water Extraction
  • Water Damage Debris Removal
  • Attic Mold Inspections

If a disaster ever happens to ruin your holiday season, call SERVPRO of Bristol at (860) 582-3330. 

Many Flood Damage Situations After Bristol Area Storms Call for Pack Out Services

12/21/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Offers Pack Out/Move Out Services in Bristol to Facilitate Rapid Storm Flood Damage Cleanup

Heavy rainstorms that bring flooding may introduce a wide variety of contaminants to your Bristol home. This includes dirt, grime, debris, chemicals, and other potentially harmful elements. Unfortunately, vermin and fecal matter can sometimes be present in a blackwater flooding situation. This means the need for skilled restoration to ensure safety and proper protocols for cleanup, which is where SERVPRO comes in. We are available to handle:

  • Blackwater (Category 3) treatment and removal
  • Debris removal and proper disposal
  • Flood damage repair

Handling storm flood damage in Bristol is something that SERVPRO does best. We can organize a team to be at your door to begin water removal services within hours of your call. In many flooding events, packing up and moving out your belongings is crucial. This is helpful to allow for off-site cleaning at our facilities or store possessions as our team works safely. 

  • A detailed digital inventory of all items getting packed up and moved for storage is kept.
  • SERVPRO facilities are climate-controlled and carefully organized to keep your belongings safe during storage.
  • With our process for packing and moving out, our team can return all of your belongings to zones within the home where they belong after we complete restoration.

Storms bring devastation and the potential for immense damage, but having a team of water restoration technicians (WRT) like SERVPRO ensures you get the best results possible. We have emergency response teams standing by when storms are on the forecast so that we can get your property back to pre-event condition.

Do you need help with storm cleanup and flood damage? Call us at SERVPRO of Bristol at (860) 582-3330, and we can get there and get to work as soon as possible. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, offering 24/7 emergency service.

How Does the Layout of a Burlington Home Influence Water Damage?

12/11/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Looks Out for Layout-Fueled Deterioration or Impediments to Restoration

When you realize water is intruding into your Burlington home, you might focus on the amount and condition of the water involved since these two factors determine the level of damage involved and the necessary restoration processes. However, other factors also play some roles that influence the outcome.

The property layout is one easily dismissed aspect of water damage in Burlington homes, but it has a big impact. That is why SERVPRO customer support agents inquire about the house layout and the source of the leak when you make the first call. Getting such information helps ensure proper planning of the restoration process.

Some of the crucial aspects regarding the layout include whether:

  • The house is single or multistory
  • Spilled water affects one or several rooms
  • There is a basement, attic, or other concealed area

In a storied house, water leaks originating in upper levels can cause more destruction. The water can find a way through the floor surface, run through the joists and wall frames, spreading moisture over vast areas. Since such moisture intrusion is confined to cavities, substantial demolition is necessary to resolve the damage. The restorers must therefore have some building skills.

When the intruding water spreads beyond a single room, it complicates water extraction and drying wet materials. If several rooms need attention, our SERVPRO teams bring several units of water extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers to guarantee faster removal. 

SERVPRO of Bristol tackles all challenges related to water damage, making it "Like it never even happened." You can reach us at (860) 582-3330.

Why Do You Need Help to Complete Water Cleanup at Your Bristol Business Premises?

11/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Commercial water damage restoration is a job for SERVPRO. Our IICRC certified techs have the equipment for every size disaster.

SERVPRO Takes Cafe of Unexpected Challenges that Develop During Water Removal From Business Premises

After water leaks at your business premises, you may think the solution is simply drying the wet areas, but several challenges may arise, complicating the process. Extended closure, high restoration costs, and even injury are some of the unexpected issues you may encounter while trying to clean up your Bristol business premises.

Calling a professional to help with water cleanup at your Bristol business address helps deliver faster results and forestalls most of the problems you might encounter while working on your own. A professional like SERVPRO can deliver better outcomes since we provide highly trained crews to handle every task necessary to complete the cleanup.

The cleaning process involves processes such as:

  • Removing soils, stains, and odors
  • Tracing moisture migration
  • Relocating items

Moving items around to reach water or soiled areas may be challenging if there are several heavy and bulky items in your workplace. Since leaving the water that spreads beneath such items in place is not feasible, seeking a convenient way to move the items is the only option. Our SERVPRO technicians use lifting straps to ease the manipulation of appliances and heavy furniture.

Soiling varies greatly since the water might contain dissolved wastes, or the spilled water might dissolve materials in the affected areas causing deep soiling and staining. Some cleaning methods might also be too aggressive, especially when used on fabrics. Therefore, the cleaning process requires adequate balancing. SERVPRO has a wide array of cleaning equipment, so it is possible to use a distinct method for each cleaning situation. We pre-test surfaces to ensure the correct detergent is applied.

 Some of the equipment that helps ease cleaning include:

  • Water extractors with heating capability
  • Rotary machines
  • Specialized upholstery cleaning equipment

SERVPRO of Bristol provides excellent water cleanup services ensuring faster business resumption and comfort for customers and staff. Call us at (860) 582-3330. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Much Damage Can One Expect in a Bristol Home After a Flood Damage Incident?

11/19/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Deals With All Levels of Flood Restoration So Homeowners Have Less to Worry About 

The uncertainty that follows a flood damage incident can be worse than even the financial implications of the loss. Coping is much easier when you know what you have to pay and what items of sentimental value you have to lose. Although there is no magic solution to identify all the damage at once, useful pointers can give you a general idea of what you are facing.

Calling professionals to assist you in resolving flood damage in your Bristol home has many benefits, including helping you understand the scope of the loss faster. Working with an experienced restoration team like SERVPRO that has handled flooding incidents for several years means they can rely on their experiences to identify the different sets of problems you face in your property faster, thus giving an overall verdict in good time.

The main factors that determine the outcome of a flooding incident include:

A variety of materials in your home, including carpets, pads, upholstery, insulation, and drywall, are porous. Such materials readily absorb the water that accumulates in your house during a flooding incident. They also collect residues of toxic chemicals and biohazards dissolved in the water. In most cases, the only solution when porous materials are involved is to replace them.

Appliances such as electronics are often destroyed by water exposure. Even when not exposed directly to water, the humidity in the air can cause rusting of electronic components. Such appliances require evaluation and restoration by a specialist. We can suggest a third party that specializes in this type of restoration.

In general, the cost of restoring a flooded home is determined by:

  • Time
  • Service
  • Materials

SERVPRO of Bristol can help you estimate faster the time and materials needed to fix flood damage at your property. Call us at (860) 582-3330. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

How Essential Is Estimation of Fire Damage in Burlington Homes?

11/6/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Estimates the Level of Damage and the Likely Costs of Restoration

Once the fire at your Burlington home is put out, your main focus shifts to salvaging items and restoring the damaged areas; collecting various estimates are essential before embarking on the restoration process. 

Since estimation takes some time, you may be tempted to avoid it when restoring fire damage at your Burlington home. However, when you understand the importance of estimates, any time spent doing them is worthy. Since SERVPRO tackles several fire restoration tasks simultaneously, it is possible to do the estimates without delaying other processes significantly.

A properly done estimate should help reveal:

  • The variety of resources needed to complete the restoration
  • Cost of cleaning, repairing or replacing items
  • The different types and extent of damages

The resources needed for restoration vary greatly, so it is easy to underestimate or overestimate what is required at your loss site, with dire consequences. In some loss situations, you might need to move out items, while in others, a supplementary power source is necessary for heating the building. A thorough evaluation of the loss helps reveal such needs and the costs involved.

You may think of the decision whether to repair or dispose of damaged items as based solely on the level of damage. However, factoring in the cost is also necessary. Our SERVPRO technicians help establish the costs it takes to restore various materials through cleaning or resurfacing. We let you know whether such cost differs significantly from replacement cost so that you can make an informed decision. For instance, replacing insulation is relatively low cost, so our technicians remove and replace the top layers of insulation from walls rather than wasting time cleaning them.

SERVPRO of Bristol can help you understand fire damage clearly by making it clear whether you are primarily dealing with residue deposits, material degradation from heat and flames, or a severe odor problem. Call us at (860) 582-3330. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster

Why Does Professional Fire Damage Restoration Produce Better Results in Bristol Homes?

10/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO fire damaged sign Fire and soot damage restoration is no easy task. SERVPRO specialists are ready at a moment's notice for the service you need.

Professionals Like SERVPRO Breakdown the Restoration Into Unique Tasks for Better Implementation

Fire causes significant damage to properties within a short period. Your attempt to fix the damage may prove overwhelming or fail to produce satisfactory outcomes. Calling a professional to fix your Bristol home increases the chances of quality outcomes significantly.

The two main issues that can complicate fire damage restoration at your Bristol home are tackling everything simultaneously or trivializing some aspects of the job. When SERVPRO breaks down the process, it is easier to avoid both pitfalls.

The main stages that need full focus include:

  • Loss discovery
  • Approaching the job
  • Job management
  • Job completion

When working independently, such breakdown is rare because you might not consider some of the issues as significant. For instance, in terms of loss discovery at your property, you may focus on a single factor. However, SERVPRO restoration teams take it as an opportunity to learn as much as possible about the loss, including what caused the fire, which rooms are affected, among other things. 

Having such information helps in preparation for the restoration. For instance, when major damage is concentrated in one room, we still expect residue deposits in the other rooms. Since soot is acidic, such residues can stain or corrode stone and metallic items. Therefore, our SERVPRO technicians prioritize the protection of such materials when we arrive at your property. Pre-cleaning them and applying a protective oil film are two simple ways to protect them.

The approach that is taken when fixing damages at the loss site also affects the outcomes. SERVPRO starts by reviewing the entire loss site, establishing a staging area for equipment, and doing pack-outs where necessary. Such preparation paves the way for faster and effective restoration. Handling job management and completion professionally also helps.

SERVPRO of Bristol has the resources you need to tackle fire damage restoration competently. Call us at (860) 582-3330. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.