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Professional Water Removal in Burlington Business Properties

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

a room with water damaged walls and ceiling Are water stains lurking in the corners of your home? Contact SERVPRO to investigate the cause and remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Handles All Sizes Commercial Water Damage Clean Up in Burlington

A business that needs to remain close during any restoration services can cause hardship. Not just in terms of loss of revenue from daily operations but also from ruined stock or equipment.

SERVPRO technicians prioritize water removal for Burlington commercial clients to save as much of the structure and contents as possible through restoration methods. Removing water and drying the property is just part of the equation towards a successful water damage mitigation service.

Scoping the worksite with equipment such as moisture meters and thermal imaging assists in locating the areas that require extraction. The technicians also listen to the client and remove important paperwork or devices from the work site when requested. The techs rely on their proprietary cleaning solutions formulated for water damage restoration such as:

  • Biocides and antimicrobials
  • Broad-spectrum disinfectants
  • Botanical cleaning agents that leave a pleasant scent

SERVPRO of Bristol at (860) 582-3330 remains the name that local Burlington businesses trust for commercial water removal. The techs are available 24/7 and are Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Flood Damage in Bristol Homes Needs Fast Action

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded kitchen Are you dealing with a flood situation in your home? Team SERVPRO is available 24/7 to take your emergency call. Call right away.

SERVPRO is Ready to Handle Flood Restoration in Bristol Properties

Storms in the area can cause a host of issues in terms of damage to a structure. Ceiling leaks can come from damaged roofing; groundwater can enter the home around door frames or affect basements. These scenarios need the cleanup to begin as rapidly as possible to limit the damage to the house and contents.

SERVPRO brings different types of equipment for flood damage mitigation in Bristol homes.

Using the combination of the latest technology and decades of experience, the techs produce the best outcome to the situation.

  • Moisture detection equipment
  • Extraction equipment 
  • Drying equipment

It is vital to check under cabinets and within basements if there is the slightest possibility that water could be present. SERVPRO techs use their equipment to locate the migration path of the water within the property. Unaffected areas adjacent to the worksite get covered with plastic, including the flooring, to avoid cross-contamination during the water damage mitigation process. When groundwater has entered the property, the techs test the water and apply biocides and antimicrobials as needed. Additionally, air scrubbers assist with improving air quality by capturing airborne water vapor.

SERVPRO of Bristol at (860) 582-3330 has decades of experience handling flood damage restoration services in local Bristol properties.

SERVPRO Brings Decades of Experience to Bristol Fire Damage Restoration Jobs

4/25/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged kitchen with soot covering everything Smoke and fire residues can remain long after the fire is put out. Contact SERVPRO to assess the situation and remediate the damage.

Local Bristol Property Owners Trust SERVPRO for House Fire Clean Up

While Bristol is best known at present as the home base of the ESPN network, it has a host of unique venues for both residents and visitors to enjoy. When theme parks come to mind, places like Disney World or Universal might spring to mind. However, the oldest continuously running theme park in the United States, Lake Compounce, is in Bristol. This amusement and water park is one of the top attractions in the state. In operation for over 170 seasons, it has several fun options. The wooden rail rollercoaster, Boulder Dash, is just one of the rides. Other attractions at the park include: 

  • Phobia Phear Coaster
  • Zoomerang
  • Rev-O-Lution coaster that gives riders that feeling of zero gravity

Fans of Clocks and Watches Have a Place in Bristol

Horology is the study of time, which is also an important part of the property and structure restoration process, and one of the best places in the United States to take in the wide array of timekeepers. This museum opened in 1952 as The Bristol Clock Museum. As the collection within the museum grew, it became the American Clock & Watch Museum. There are very few horology museums, and this one has a ranking as one of the best in the world. Visitors can see watches, clocks, and see an exhibit dedicated to Connecticut's own Eli Terry, who received a patent for the shelf clock mechanism.

New England Carousel Museum in Bristol

Carousels were the main attraction at most fairs and parks at the turn of the last century. This museum was founded in 1990 as a nonprofit educational organization about the art and history of carousels. The venue features many exhibitions, such as hands-on displays, shows, and programs throughout the 33,000 square-foot building. Attendees can choose from two levels of tours, one for adults and one designed to delight children. Another attraction is the display of over 100 antique wooden horses from defunct carousels. Visitors can learn how the various pieces got restored and even take a ride on the detailed indoor carousel.

Fire Damage Restoration by SERVPRO Saves Bristol Furnishings

After a house fire, looking around, and seeing walls, upholstered items, and wood furniture with a coating of soot, homeowners may begin calculating the cost of replacing all of those items.

SERVPRO technicians have a wide selection of cleaners specifically formulated for use during Bristol fire damage restoration. In particular, hardwood flooring and furnishings can benefit from the house fire clean up techniques that the technicians use as taught using methods endorsed by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification).

The techs inspect each furniture piece to determine if there is heat damage that can inhibit the restoration, such as damage to the joints. If smoke damage is the issue, the techs can remove it carefully using:

  • Wood soaps
  • Hand cleaning methods
  • Dry cleaning sponges

When Bristol properties need fire damage restoration, homeowners contact SERVPRO of Bristol at (860) 582-3330. The techs are available 24/7 to make the house fire, "Like it never even happened."

Flood Damage Removal in Bristol

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

Biohazard sign Flood damage remediation is a job for a professional outfit. SERVPRO is the team needed for the service of your home.

Why is it so important to follow safe work practices around flood damage in Bristol homes?

Floodwaters create many safety hazards in homes and businesses. There are electrical, chemical, biohazards, structural, and slip and fall hazards. Any of these can create unsafe conditions for anyone entering the area.

At SERVPRO, we train our team to be aware of these potential hazards from flood damage around Bristol homes and businesses. We follow all recommended safety protocols to keep our employees and clients safe. Even a small scratch is a concern due to the potential presence of biohazards, bacteria, and viruses.

We evaluate each situation for all risk factors. We ask our clients not to enter flooded premises for their protection. Our team deploys with some or all of the following equipment:

  • Rubber boots
  • Chemical resistant gloves
  • Splash goggles
  • Full bodysuits
  • Respirator

Our clients may be concerned about particular items that are important to the family. Let us know what they are, and we will endeavor to recover, disinfect and restore them. We take your safety very seriously.

Contact SERVPRO of Bristol for flood damage services in Bristol and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (860) 582-3330.

Water Removal from Bristol Homes

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

carpet pulled up and wet subfloor. Water damage done to floors is a job for SERVPRO. Their techs are IICRC certified for the water restoration service needed.

How does equilibrium moisture content affect water removal in Bristol homes?

Equilibrium moisture content is a condition where a material's moisture content has stabilized in relation to the surrounding air in your home or business. Why is this important, and how is equilibrium moisture content established?

SERVPRO water removal experts in Bristol study this concept and many others to ensure your home's contents and structure are returned to normal moisture levels after water damage. Carpets and underpads may be soaked with water, and the subfloor may also have absorbed moisture. Removing water and moisture is essential to avoid issues later, such as mold and weaknesses in the subfloor structure.

Our teams establish and measure the moisture content of the surrounding air and materials affected by water damage. The following processes accomplish water and moisture removal:

Once our measurements indicate materials have reached equilibrium with the surrounding air, they have returned to their normal moisture levels.

Contact SERVPRO of Bristol for water removal services in Bristol and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (860) 582-3330.

Fire Damage Restoration in Burlington

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO trailer in warehouse Lingering odors from a fire is no easy task. SERVPRO has the technicians and equipment for the fire restoration service needed for your home.

What is the best approach to remove odors in fire damage repairs in Burlington?

Burlington is a scenic hill town, incorporated in 1806 with a population of approximately 10,000 people. The town is about 20 miles west of Hartford. Half of the townlands are owned by three public water supply firms and the state of Connecticut. The town is home to States Fish Hatchery, the Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area, and the Nepaug Reservoir.

Residents and visitors enjoy the following activities in and around the town of Burlington:

  • Burlington Golf Center
  • Nassahegon State Forest
  • Session Woods Wildlife Management Area
  • Farmington River Trail
  • Burlington State Fish Hatchery
  • Lamothe’s Sugar House
  • Hogan’s Cider Mill
  • Crown & Hammer Restaurant & Pub
  • Lasalle Market
  • George’s Pizza & Restaurant

Burlington Golf Center

The original nine holes were completed in 1923, followed a year later with an additional nine holes and a clubhouse. The golf club features a golf shop, practice facility, enclosed driving range, practice area, and teaching facility. Guests can also rely on an electronic storm identification device for early warning about approaching storm fronts.

Nassahegon State Forest

Covering 1,277 acres in the town of Burlington, the forest also includes the Burlington Trout Hatchery. Portions of the Blue-Blazed Trail systems also pass through the park. The system has over 825 miles in total and passes through 96 towns as it crosses through the state.

Session Woods Wildlife Management Area

The Session Woods Wildlife Management Area covers 771 acres and focuses on education, preservation, and conservation of the natural environment and local wildlife. There are educational programs, demonstrations as well as workshops available. There are self-guided hiking trails, which also connect to the Blue-Blazed Tunxis trail. The WMA is also next to the Nassahegon State Forest.

Farmington River Trail

The Farmington River Trailhead is located in nearby Canton and runs for 10 miles to nearby Farmington. The trail follows the river and is used for hiking, walking, running, and cycling. All dogs must be leashed while on the trail. Traffic on the course is considered moderate.

Burlington State Fish Hatchery

The fish hatchery got its start in 1923, making use of artesian wells and nearby streams. The hatchery produces four types of fish including, rainbow trout, kokanee salmon, brown trout, and brook trout. Group tours and individuals can visit the hatchery to learn more about the fish raised in the hatchery, the process, and the distribution of fish throughout Connecticut.

Deodorization of Contents and Structure after Fire Damage in Burlington

Lingering odors after a fire can sometimes be difficult to remove. The fire may have been contained in one room. However, the smoke flowed throughout the home, distributed by the forced air system. Even the air ducts may carry some odor from the fire.

SERVPRO understands how challenging it can be to remove all odors after the fire-damaged materials have been removed in Burlington homes. After all of the damaged materials are removed, we follow the smoke flow through the structure to remove odors. Our odor removal process includes:

  • Cleaning of all surfaces
  • Utilize deodorizing smoke or fog to follow the path of odors through the structure
  • Seal all porous surfaces and duct surfaces in air handling systems.

Contact SERVPRO of Bristol for fire damage services in Burlington and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (860) 582-3330.

Searching for a Home Mold Damage Remediation Service?

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified for any size job. Mold remediation is one of our specialties.

Bristol Homeowners Contact SERVPRO for 24/7 Remediation

Mold exists on some level in all buildings and even in the atmosphere. However, an excess of mold can create structural and property damages that require professional expertise to remediate to a pre-growth condition.

One reason mold remediation in Bristol properties succeeds is that SERVPRO technicians receive extensive training and certification per standards set by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. This firm’s commitment to education means that technicians, as well as franchise owners and staff, know the ins and outs of residential mold damage remediation.

How Does SERVPRO Equipment Address Mold Damage?

SERVPRO’s cleaning solutions and commercial-grade equipment ensure that homes receive comprehensive mold remediation. Tools available to techs include:

  • HEPA-filter air scrubbers to remove fungal spores from contaminated rooms as small as 0.3 microns
  • Industrial-grade personal protection equipment (PPE) that is decontaminated per restoration industry standards to halt the spread of mold
  • EPA-registered biocides that excel at minimizing mold contamination of structures and their contents

Call SERVPRO of Bristol at (860) 582-3330 for mold damage remediation services.

Can Homeowners Get Fast-Responding Fire Restoration?

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO trailer ready for work Kitchens are a hot spot for fires to start in a home. SERVPRO techs are ready for any size fire restoration job there is.

SERVPRO Emergency Response Teams Offer Fire Restoration

Home fire damage affects an estimated 353,100 homes per year, based on fire department data collected by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). These incidents resulted in over $7 billion worth of property damage each year.

Licensed technicians at SERVPRO offer fire restoration for Burlington homeowners that starts within hours of their call.

Preparing Fire-Damaged Structures for Rebuilding and Repairs

Structural materials, even those not directly exposed to flames, can be heavily impacted by soot and other residues from a home fire.

Affected materials include:

  • Wall studs
  • Ceiling joists
  • Insulation
  • Subfloors
  • Drywall

Technicians implement a broad swathe of techniques to restore these structures, such as:

  • Demolishing unsalvageable drywall and insulation to make way for fresh installations
  • Vigorously cleaning and sealing studs and joists to minimize stains and charring from fire damage
  • Cleaning surface-level stains off of structures with EPA-registered antimicrobials
  • Addressing heavier surface staining and residues with abrasion cleaning and alkaline solutions

SERVPRO of Bristol performs rapid-response fire restoration for homeowners who call (860) 582-3330.

Water Mitigation for Burlington Businesses

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged office bathroom Water mitigation services for your business should be left to the pros. Call SERVPRO for their expert techs for the job.

SERVPRO of Bristol Provides Commercial Water Mitigation Services

Water damage in businesses can get costly. An untreated faucet leak alone can emit a whopping 250 gallons of water per month, impacting upkeep costs significantly, especially for small business owners. Worse still, winters in Burlington put pipes at risk of freezing and bursting, creating even more costly repair and replacement needs.

SERVPRO can begin water mitigation for Burlington commercial properties within hours of initial franchise contact. This firm is staffed with the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-certified technicians that use industrial-grade tools and OSHA-approved antimicrobial solutions to prepare spaces for repairs.

Pipe Burst at the Burlington Library and Elsewhere

In early January of 2018, the Burlington Public Library endured damages resulting from a frozen sprinkler pipe that burst in the children’s section of the facility. The pipe was successfully repaired, and the surrounding area was restored. However, the building required several days of closure to perform repairs. A total of 78 books were damaged, and the library backdated returns to avoid accidental late fees.

According to a study of over 400 burst pipe insurance claims by Philadelphia Insurance Companies:

  • Sprinkler pipes caused-51% of claims studied
  • Sprinkler-related claims were 33% more expensive than domestic pipe failures on average
  • Average losses caused by frozen pipes were approximately $27,000, with the most costly claim in the survey generating a whopping $1.7 million in damages
  • Damage is more costly for sprinkler failures that occur in multi-story structures, particularly residential facilities and properties that require specialized equipment maintenance and sterile conditions
  • The older a building is, the more likely it is to need code updates that can lower the risk of frozen pipes bursting

Tactics businesses can take to safeguard against potential losses include cost-effective measures like:

  • Installing leak sensors
  • Implementing flow detection and shutoff systems
  • Improving heating and insulation on the property, especially in cold and drafty areas

It is imperative for businesses to ensure that their buildings are up to code to avoid costly disasters as much as possible.

How Does SERVPRO Clean Furniture and Fixtures Affected by Burst Pipes?

SERVPRO implements commercial water mitigation with the help of a variety of tools and techniques. A frozen pipe bursting in a restaurant kitchen, for example, can require the following:

  • Inspection of floor tiles for signs of damage to the grout
  • Extensive water extraction to prepare the damaged area for drying
  • Sanitation of surfaces with EPA-registered biocides, including SERVPRO’s proprietary solutions
  • Removal of cabinet toe-kicks and wall baseboards for structural drying

Drying commences with the help of centrifugal air movers positioned at 45-degree angles in relation to walls every 10 to 16 linear feet. These devices act in tandem with commercial-grade dehumidifiers to remove moisture from surfaces, pull it into the air, pass that air across refrigerant coils or desiccant materials, and expel dry air that returns humidity to normal levels. Moisture is isolated as condensation and collected for disposal in a treated sewer.

SERVPRO of Bristol can be reached at (860) 582-3330 for commercial water mitigation services.

Flood Damage Protection in Burlington is a Button Press Away

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

ERP app on tablet SERVPRO Says--get our ERP Emergency READY Profile App Before You Experience Water Damage to Your Burlington Property

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile saves time and money when flood damage strikes

As part of our effort to do everything possible to decrease response times and deliver high-quality service, SERVPRO now offers the Emergency READY Profile mobile app to help prepare your home for a future disaster.

The app allows you to contact us about flood damage in Burlington faster than ever before. With the touch of a single button, you can provide our technicians with all the information they need about where the disaster is, how they should approach the situation, and other crucial considerations such as your insurance policy and emergency contacts. We encourage you to upload onto the app, along with any other documents that you may deem useful:

  • Blueprints for your home
  • Contact lists
  • Insurance information
  • Item inventories

The faster we can get a crew out to your home, the better. With the Emergency READY Profile app, you gain an edge over everyone else and can be among the first to get help during a major storm.

Call SERVPRO of Bristol the moment your home starts to flood at (860) 582-3330.