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The Right Response to Mold Damage for Bristol Residents

9/21/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO car in front of a home You know who to call if you find mold in your Bristol home. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today for mold damage remediation help.

SERVPRO in Bristol Has Expert Mold Remediation Technicians

Microorganisms are a natural part of any indoor environment. However, like fungi, some microbes can proliferate rapidly in parts of the home and become a nuisance. Molds are fungi that produce unpleasant odors, damage decor, and spread quickly from one area to another. If you suspect fungal growth on your property, it is wise to contact microbial remediation professionals as soon as possible.

Remediating mold damage in your Bristol home can be time-consuming and ineffective without the proper training and equipment. Identifying the root cause of a microbial growth issue can be challenging, but ensuring your home makes a full recovery is essential. If you cannot identify the source of the issue, there is a strong chance that the problem returns a few days after cleaning. Microbes have a short life cycle which can see a single spore grow to a full-size colony within 48 to 72 hours. Full-size colonies can produce between 200 and 500 reproductive spores meaning that a minor microbial problem can lead to exponential damage over just a few weeks. Spores can become airborne or travel on clothing, footwear, and belongings. Practicing diligence by avoiding moldy areas of the home or reducing potential airflow can help slow the spread of an infestation. 

One of the core principles that we work toward for remediation technicians is containment. Containment prevents spores from spreading via airways or clothing from one home area to another. Since many of the strategies used to eliminate infestations involve demolishing materials or utilizing abrasive cleaning methods, there is a strong chance of spores becoming airborne during the remediation process. We use common-sense practices, such as changing out of personal protective equipment (PPE) when moving between affected and unaffected areas of the home. Other methods involve more advanced strategies such as placing negative air pressure machines in close vicinity when demolishing drywall. Negative air pressure machines use a vacuum to pull surrounding air into a storage space. These machines are handy at removing airborne spores from the air into a controlled area where they can be disposed of responsibly. 

How to Prevent the Spread of Mold in Your Home

  • Try to reduce foot traffic into rooms with musty odors or visible signs of microbial growth, and always wash hands or parts of you that come into contact with the infestation.
  • Reducing ventilation in areas with infestation by closing doors and windows to block airflow.
  • Avoid disturbing colonies without first placing vital containment protocols that reduce spreading.

Chemical action is becoming an increasingly helpful tool for remediation professionals fighting against microbial growth. There are several categories of chemical agents that, in theory, can reduce growth or destroy microorganisms themselves. Biocides are poisonous substances that, with controlled usage, can eliminate microbes. Common biocides include the herbicides or pesticides used in agricultural maintenance. Anti-microbial agents are also designed to kill microorganisms. The household product bleach is considered an anti-microbial agent. Using chemical agents should be completed sparingly if possible. For example, technicians may take extra care when selecting a chemical action if pets are on the property. Equally, some chemical agents are less effective on wet materials, which should also be considered when attempting to eliminate mold.

Alternatives to Chemical Remediation

  • Dehumidification can be a valuable tool in remediation.
  • SERVPRO utilizes refrigerant (cooling) and desiccant (gel) technologies in dehumidification.
  • Controlled demolition and disposal of infested materials.

If microbial infestation affects your home, contact SERVPRO of Bristol for mold damage remediation at (860) 582-3330.

Searching for a Home Mold Damage Remediation Service?

9/20/2022 (Permalink)

Mold on Wall 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 mold can create structural and property damages that require professional expertise to remediate 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.

How Can Larger Bristol Office Complexes Contend with Mold?

7/21/2022 (Permalink)

Mold Near Outlet Plug For the threat that mold can become to your office staff and your clients, professional mold remediation companies like our SERVPRO team can help.

Microbial threats can be a hazard and destructive to structural elements, making it a substantial concern for your Bristol office complex.

Regardless of how diligent custodial staff might be in your Bristol office complex, water disasters can often leave moisture and dampness concerns out of sight. Even though the surface water gets addressed and the facility seems fine, absorption might have moved water to areas that you cannot easily see or inspect. Often it is most beneficial to seek out professional restoration companies for water disasters and emergencies. However, after the incident occurs, you should ensure that you have fully addressed the concerns. Without removing moisture from structural cavities and trapped water in materials, you could contend with mold growth on a severe scale.

While you might seek mold removal for Bristol offices, what is really necessary is mold remediation. We cannot remove all naturally occurring spores in every environment, but we can address the immediate damage that these organisms can cause to the structural elements and contents within your office building. We can help with efficient recovery practices from the damage to documentation and records to structural deterioration of drywall, carpeting, and other sensitive materials. Understanding the standard methods for remediation and site recovery can help to showcase the need for these services as soon as you believe mold exists on the property. Addressing microbial threats often involves:

  • Evaluation and Testing
  • Content Inventory and Containment
  • Remediation Solutions
  • Post-Remediation Repairs and Reconstruction

What Can Environmental Testing Tell You?

Sampling and testing the environment where mold might exist can be very beneficial in determining your facility's state. Often, when you believe that mold damage exists, it can be a pressing concern for your staff and clients' safety and well-being. Industrial hygienists can help in this regard through a series of air samples examined at a laboratory to reveal pertinent information about the structure and any microbial threats present. Results of these tests often convey:

  • Likelihood of Mold Growth – Mold growth is not always visible and might not appear on surfaces for weeks after colonization begins. Testing the air reveals when experts believe mold colonization has likely started.
  • Spore Concentration – The concentrations of spores in the affected environment can tell our technicians and the property owner what measures should get taken to alleviate these concerns. Air scrubbers and other filtration equipment can often help in this regard.
  • Type of Mold Present – Testing the specific kind of mold is beneficial to understand the measures necessary to remove it efficiently. With thousands of structural mold and fungus types, the right approach and cleaning measures can save time and money.

What Pre-Remediation Tasks Benefit Your Office?

Several measures can help your office building to reduce loss during a mold growth threat. Our remediation professionals can oversee several initial tasks to protect both the structure and its occupants. These practices also fixate on reducing the deterioration and irreparable damage that contents and documentation can often suffer when exposed to microbial threats. Some of these techniques include:

  • Content Management – The relocation and removal of potentially damaged content and records from your office space can eliminate irreparable damage concerns. When exposure has already occurred, on-site drying and recovery methods are needed.
  • Containment – Establishing a drying zone can help not only regulate airflow and humidity but can also prevent the migration of mold spores.
  • Establishing a Staging Area – An adjacent space to the work area is ideal for storing equipment and drying tools necessary for remediation and cleaning.

What Remediation Tactics Are the Most Effective?

Mold remediation can involve several different approaches depending on the materials affected and the condition of your office space. Drywall in individual offices often requires a different approach to microbial concerns on glue-down carpets in the communal areas shared by many employees. Usually, removing mold colonies involves several practices working simultaneously, including sanding, media blasting, surface cleaning, and demolition.

When Does Build Back Occur?

Reconstruction is one of the final stages in getting your office doors back open again after a mold damage situation. We can seamlessly transition to rebuilding and repairs after remediation and cleaning, from replacing wall systems and flooring materials to long-term solutions to prevent recurrences.

For the threat that mold can become to your office staff and your clients, professional mold remediation companies like our SERVPRO of Bristol team can help. We have experienced technicians to respond quickly to these emergencies when you call (860) 582-3330.

Call SERVPRO, The Solutions Provider for Storm, Fire & Smoke, Water Damage or Mold Remediation When Your Bristol Home Needs Help

4/18/2022 (Permalink)

Welcome To Bristol Sign Bristol Welcomes SERVPRO for Property Damage Restoration Services

Can Bristol Residents Get Their Homes Back to preloss Condition Using SERVPRO Restoration Services?

Property disasters can strike at any time, causing unexpected damages to your property and contents. Most homeowners do not have the equipment or the qualifications to rectify these conditions themselves, so our locally owned and operated restoration services are available to both private residences and commercial businesses here in Bristol. It all starts with a phone call to our twenty-four-hour emergency line. From there, our customer service team can arrange a call out with a certified local technician to assess the damage, reduce losses, and restore contents or structure.


Microbes are bacteria, fungi, and viruses that are so small they are invisible to the naked eye. A microbial growth incident may involve microscopic mold spores that germinate in moist, humid conditions creating large, visible colonies. Mold Damage in your Bristol home does not necessarily make your home unsafe; there are beneficial properties to mold, such as antibiotic penicillin. However, they can create unpleasant odors and soil and have a negative impact on your indoor air quality.

SERVPRO operates advanced assessment and remediation services for mold incidents using technicians local to the Bristol area. Our team can remove microscopic spores from your home using air scrubbers with High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters to remove potential contamination issues. We place these air scrubbers on the property during service to ensure that mold issues do not recur after service has finished.


Violent storms can cause damage to Bristol properties through unexpected flash flooding and contaminated water issues. Floodwaters are treated as infectious waste incidents since water can travel several miles before entering the property and absorb pesticides, pathogens, and raw sewage along the journey. We provide a proven procedure for homeowners with storm damage here in Bristol and an established game plan for safely removing and restoring contaminated water.

Infectious wastes encompass all kinds of harmful pathogens and bacteria. In water, these bacteria can become absorbed by porous materials creating an ongoing health issue in your home. Since pathogens are hazardous to human health, SERVPRO restoration services can remove and dispose of infected structures or contents. Our technicians are equipped with personal protective equipment (PPE) to safely enter and perform mitigation services.


Water incidents do not have to be extensive to cause water damage in your Bristol home. Often these issues reside in wall cavities or other areas of restricted access that can make thorough drying tough. SERVPRO technicians can use two unique systems to get your home back to its natural dry level. The first system is an open-system drying method, whereas the second procedure is a closed system drying method. Depending on the architecture, climate, and damages, technicians can choose to use one.

Open system drying involves using outdoor air to dry an affected area. During warmer periods of the year.The core principle of open-system drying is to promote evaporation using drying equipment like box fans, rapid air-movers, and temperature, then exchanging the evaporated moisture in the air with drier air from outside. Typically, the exchange is done by opening windows and encouraging fluid air movement using centrifugal motion.

Closed system drying involves creating a concentrated drying area and dehumidification equipment to create an air exchange. This method can be productive during colder periods of the year or when there is restricted access to the affected area. The principles are generally the same, although closed system drying allows for more temperature control. The air holds more moisture at higher temperatures, speeding up the drying process. Desiccant dehumidifiers are then placed in the work area to remove that moisture from the air and avoid humidity-related issues like mold growth.


Particulate odors are unpleasant and can be absorbed into furnishings or reside in cavities after fire damage in your Bristol home. These odors can range from mild aromas to pungent smells depending on the types of material that combust. Generally speaking, synthetic materials or animal fats give off stronger, lasting odors that need to be treated using powerful deodorizing chemicals. SERVPRO offers odor control as part of our fire restoration services to remove or neutralize malodor.

A SERVPRO odor control technician (OCT) faces many challenges in a fire-damaged property. Not only are smoke-related malodors challenging to find, other factors, such as water used in firefighting procedures, can loosen or release odors from furnishings and other porous materials. High humidity levels also cause odor to become more apparent. The principle of removing odors involves recreating the dispersal method that initially spreads the odor. We can do that using two distinct ways.

Malodors are often carried through the smoke, containing chemicals, including monoxide and other possible carcinogens. SERVPRO uses thermal ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers to disperse a chemical pairing agent into the affected area or throughout the home. These pairing agents bond with odor-causing particles causing them to drop to the floor where they can be cleaned away. The second method is using spray-on odor masking agents. These liquid deodorants are suitable for use on furnishings or fabrics that may have absorbed odor particles through the water. Frequently, drying the structure can help reduce the impact of odors in your home and remove an unpleasant reminder of the fire incident.

SERVPRO of Bristol offers advanced restoration services to residents of Bristol suffering from fire, water, mold, or storm property damages. Contact us today at (860) 582-3330.

Bristol Home Has a Mold Problem? Not a Problem if You Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Remediation!

3/24/2022 (Permalink)

Notice of Mold Remediation Sign SERVPRO Contains and Isolates Mold and Spores during Remediation in Bristol Homes to Prevent Cross-Contamination--Why Not Get It Done Right?

Advantages of Soda Blasting Mold During Bristol Remediation

Abrasive cleaning techniques can be a reliable method of remediation in Bristol homes. While there are multiple layers of a microbial threat to remove when colonization starts, including both the physical mold organism growing on the material and the harsh musty odor that gets emitted from active growth, there are efficient strategies to address both of these conditions. Cleaning up mold effects on relatively undamaged construction materials requires a focused cleaning tactic involving compressed air and varying media.

Soda and media blasting can both diminish the microbial threat in your house and help to reduce widespread controlled demolition during mold remediation of Bristol properties. While many circumstances might demand the removal of overly deteriorating construction materials like drywall and wood trim, prompt response with the proper techniques can reduce total property losses from expanding microbial colonies. Soda blasting requires sophisticated equipment and trained technicians, which is an advantage that our accredited SERVPRO Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) bring to the table after locating mold damage in your home.

Using compressed air along with baking soda, walnuts, sand, or other media options, we can begin to remove surface mold and even underlying concerns beyond the top layer. Soda blasting can be instrumental in removing seated portions of mold colonies, affecting the entire hyphae of the organism. The objective of this abrasive cleaning technique is to remove surface concerns without damaging the substrate underneath.

While media blasting as a whole cannot serve as a deodorization action, the use of these techniques can help to reduce the severity and spread of musty odors in the house. Much like volatile compounds that can emit from active colonies, distinctive odors are also a concern that can penetrate porous surfaces, fabrics, and soft materials. Abrasive cleaning can remove the colonies, which can noticeably reduce the concentration of unwanted scents, as well. For the same reason, we often keep an open box of baking soda in the fridge.

 Mold colonization can lead to health effects for those exposed, so remediation should begin as soon as possible when you discover these threats in your house. No matter how our AMRTs can help, give our SERVPRO of Bristol rapid response team a call today at (860) 582-3330.

Why Trust SERVPRO After Storm Damage to Your Bristol Home?

2/21/2022 (Permalink)

Thermal Reading SERVPRO is prepared with restoration equipment and experienced technicians. Call today (860) 582-3330.

SERVPRO Offers Fast and Reliable Storm Damage Restoration to Bristol Homes

Storm damage to your Bristol home can create a chaotic situation that is difficult to manage on your own. However, with experienced SERVPRO professionals by your side, you can save your home from any long-term damage. 

The IICRC certified SERVPRO techs have the right tools, training, and experience to handle any size storm damage in Bristol. We understand that access to the right equipment is only part of the process. SERVPRO techs spend countless hours perfecting their strategies and upgrading their knowledge resulting in a team of restorers that:

  • Is aware of the proper equipment to accomplish the task
  • Knows how to operate any piece of equipment to enhance efficiency
  • Understands the importance of safety during the process

Why do SERVPRO Techs Use Inspection Devices During Flood Restoration in Bristol Homes?  

Inspection or scoping involves locating the areas of the structures with intruded water and defining the extent to which structure and contents have absorbed moisture. Knowing the size of the damage is critical in designing the strategy that is best suited for the restoration of your flooded Bristol home. 

Rather than guessing the extent of moisture, the SERVPRO techs rely on moisture sensing equipment to provide reliable data. A restoration strategy devised with accurate data saves time and the cost of the process. Some of the most commonly used devices that can sense moisture include:

What are Thermo-Hygrometers? 

A Thermo-hygrometer is versatile equipment that allows the SERVPRO restorers to determine relative humidity, humidity ratio, vapor pressure, and dew point. You might see one of our restorers using this equipment during the initial inspection of your property. 

Call SERVPRO of Bristol at (860) 582-3330; Our techs are available round the clock to answer your questions and concerns.

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.

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. 

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.

Why is Mold Remediation Necessary for Homes in Bristol?

9/20/2021 (Permalink)

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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.

Bristol Basement Do Not Like Floods! SERVPRO They Do Like!

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO truck and equipment ready for action Basement floods are heavy in contaminant waters. SERVPRO has IICRC certified techs for the dirty job.

Extraction and Drying Equipment for a Flooded Bristol Basement

Basements are a common element in many homes, but they are also a frequent location for flood damage. While you might not have the expertise or equipment to manage effects from a disaster like this, extraction and drying are vital components to begin the process of returning your property to preloss condition. Our professionals can arrive quickly with the full measure of our industry-leading equipment designed to make restoration more efficient by protecting your property and reducing damage. 

We have IICRC-certified restoration specialists that can arrive quickly to begin flood removal efforts in your Bristol home. Our SERVPRO technicians have extensive training and education to obtain their certifications for water restoration, disaster relief, and mitigation tactics. We encourage each member of our experienced team to pursue educational opportunities to further their knowledge in the industry and provide customers with exemplary service that exceeds their expectations. 

For the high-caliber employees that we dispatch to your home, we equip them with high-powered tools and machines to make mitigation and restoration phases of recovery faster and more cost-effective. With a flooded basement, many residents often have to face several inches of standing water. Our SERVPRO team arrives with several levels of extraction equipment, from our portable electric sump pumps and wet-vacs to high-volume extraction equipment like our trash pumps and extractor truck mounts. 

The objective is to remove all excess water as promptly as possible to understand the severity of the damage facing the rest of the basement and begin water damage mitigation. With moisture detection equipment, we can find the ideal location to set up air movers and dehumidification units. Together, these two machines can work to force moisture into the air and collect that vapor into a tray for removal from the premises. Drying concrete is a slow and exacting process to ensure that drying goals are met.

Overcoming the obstacles of a flooded basement is nothing that a homeowner should face on their own. With our advanced equipment and experienced professionals, you can count on SERVPRO of Bristol to make this damage “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (860) 582-3330.

Does SERVPRO Provide Bath Room Removal in Bristol?

5/19/2021 (Permalink)

black mold in bathroom Mold remediation is not a DIY project. SERVPRO has IICRC certified technicians for every job.

How Does SERVPRO Help Bristol Homeowners with Mold Removal?

Anytime homeowners notice a strong, musty odor in their homes, it is probably from a mold infestation that has established a colony somewhere in your home. Common areas where mold tends to become a problem are under sinks in kitchens and bathrooms, showers, under air conditioning units, and anywhere there is a water leak, even inside walls.

SERVPRO provides mold inspections and mold remediation to homeowners in Bristol. We inspect all areas of your home, provide information about how mold can cause health effects, and a plan to remove the mold and the source of the moisture contributing to the growth of mold.

Mold needs moisture, warmth, and organic food. Our homes provide this combination in many locations. Mold spores are everywhere, and they need a place to settle that provides these conditions. We can assist homeowners in identifying the source of the moisture and make repairs as required.

Call SERVPRO for the following services:

  • Mold inspections
  • Mold remediation
  • Black mold damage repairs

Call SERVPRO of Bristol for mold remediation in Bristol and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (860) 582-3330.

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.

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.

Enjoy A Relaxed Pace of Life in Burlington

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

view of water through trees Burlington has so much to see and do.Look for us on the trails!

Burlington Is Perfect for A Relaxing Rural Break 

Burlington is a real gem. This charming little town is easy on the eyes and the perfect place for a lovely rural getaway. With a population of just 9,665, Burlington has a cozy small-town vibe and is easy to explore. 

Burlington was originally part of the Farmington plantation. However, in 1785 it separated from the farm and became part of the nearby town of Bristol. Then in 1806, Burlington split off from Bristol and became a town in its own right.  

Nowadays, visitors to Burlington love the slower pace of life and easy access to miles of beautiful nature trails.   

Get Close to Nature in Burlington  

Burlington's rural location at the foot of the Berkshires and right beside the Farmington River make it the perfect location to get out and explore nature. Some unmissable natural beauty spots include:  

  • Nepaug River runs down to join the Farmington River and is also the Nepaug Dam and Reservoir location, which contains some stunning views. Adventure lovers can enjoy whitewater rafting on the river. The route starts a tenth of a mile from the river, on Dings Road.
  • Burlington Fish Hatchery makes a beautiful day excursion for all the family. There is much to see at any time of year, but if you go just before the large specimens are released into the river, you will see plenty of large trout and salmon. You can see young fish at other times of the year and even visit the indoor enclosures where the fish are raised. There is a picnic table but not many other amenities, so be sure to pack a lunch.
  • Sessions Wood Wildlife Management Area is the place to stop for education about conservation. The area provides habitats for local wildlife and educates visitors. There is an education center, self-guided interpretive trails, and a backyard wildlife area so kids can learn how to see nature in their backyard. You can also enjoy relaxing walks in the woods.  

Have A Wild Forest Adventure with State Park Letterboxing 

Letterboxing is a fun activity for all the family. But what exactly is letterboxing, and how do you get started?  

Letterboxing is part of the history of Connecticut's majestic State Forests. There are 32 of these forests throughout the state. Some forests are over a hundred years old, while others are less than a decade old. The woods include a wide range of habitats, from managed wildlife areas to soaring hardwood groves. No matter where your location in Connecticut, you are never far from a State Forest.  

Letterboxing is a kind of treasure hunt, where you look for small, sealed boxes hidden away. Each box contains a logbook and a unique rubber stamp. You follow a set of clues to find the letterbox. When you find it, you use the stamp to mark your logbook (which you bring with you.) You also use your own logo (also brought with you) to stamp the letterbox record. You then put the letterbox with its seal and logbook back where you found it or somewhere nearby. Remember to hide it well! 

To get started with letterboxing, you need three things: 

  • A personal logbook so you can collect stamps from all the letterboxes you find.
  • A unique stamp (you can make or buy these) to stamp the on-site logbook when you find a letterbox.
  • A set of hints to lead you to the letterbox. You can print these off online.  

Connecticut's Division of Forestry placed the first letterboxes in 2003 to celebrate the State Forest System's Centennial. The letterboxes were a way to get people into the forests to explore and find a connection with the state's wild areas. The scheme was so popular that the Division of Forestry placed a second set of letterboxes in 2005. 

Nassahegon State Forest is Burlington's closest letterboxing site. While you are in the forest, you can also enjoy hiking, hunting, and biking. If you decide to try letterboxing for yourself, remember to leave the areas as good or better than you found them and re-wrap the logbook in its plastic bag within the box as not to become wet. Shut the container tightly and head off to find your next treasure! Visit Connecticut's official State website to download some letterboxing clues.  

Enjoy Some Fresh Cuisine After Your Forest Adventures 

When you are finished exploring the forests and fisheries of Burlington, the town has plenty of restaurants to tempt you. 

  • Max Pizza 3 is an odd name for a restaurant – but do not let that fool you! This restaurant is one of Burlington's most famous pizza places, offering fresh-made pizza and delicious sides. Everything is made to order, and there is a small sitting area where you can wait for your food.
  • Finnegans Tavern is not just for Irish food. Enjoy a home-cooked and hearty meal in relaxed surroundings. The menu has a wide variety of offerings, including traditional Irish food, burgers, and lobster.
  • Lemongrass Asian Grill offers authentic Asian food prepared under the watchful eye of its Indonesian owner. Locals love the wide variety, and the hot and sour soup is a particular favorite. 

SERVPRO Is on Hand When Flood Damage Hits

Being located near the Farmington River means that Burlington is in danger of flooding. In 1955, the Farmington River floods devastated the Farmington Valley area, destroying many properties and displacing homeowners. Farming land was also severely damaged, and there was a massive rescue effort. 

If your home suffers from flood damage, you need a flood damage repair crew that is fast, efficient, and safety conscious.  

SERVPRO is Faster To Any Size Disaster. We arrive at your home within four hours of receiving your first call. We start by securing the area and making sure all safety protocols are =followed. Then, we extract as much water as possible. Our technicians know that thorough extraction is vital to successful flood damage mitigation. Extraction means that the drying process goes faster and works better.  

We also monitor moisture and humidity levels while we dry your home, textiles, and furnishings to ensure optimum dryness before finishing the project. We aim to clean and mend your belongings if possible and only dispose of them as a last resort, which means you are less likely to lose precious items.  

If you need help with flood damage, SERVPRO of Bristol is here for you. Call us today at (860) 582-3330.

Bristol New England Carousel Museum Tours

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

Cream Carousel horse with grey tail hair and brown saddle Don’t horse around when you have water damage, Call SERVPRO.

Programs for Bristol Children, Students, and Seniors

Whether you are looking for a nostalgic trip down memory lane or would like to re-experience riding on a carousel, the New England Carousel Museum has something for everyone. Join a tour group or reserve a private tour for your family and friends. Guides at the museum share enjoyable and memorable tales as well as guide you through other exciting activities:

  • How Americans played, lived, and worked
  • Over 100 wooden horses
  • Visiting the restoration department
  • Ride on a restored carousel
  • Arrange for a hands-on activity
  • Enjoy lunch

There are many events and programs to choose from, including Art, Music, Technology and Theatre, and private events for school groups or organizations. The restoration team reviews how weather, water damage, and many years of use to the carousels can be restored.

SERVPRO of Bristol provides professional water damage repair services to residential and business owners in Bristol and the surrounding area. Call (860) 582-3330. We are available 24/7 to help with water damage repairs.

Can One Team Address Multiple Needs After a Disaster in Your Bristol Home?

7/26/2020 (Permalink)

demolished wall showing kitchen SERVPRO Provides a Full-Service Cleanup, Restoration, and Build Back for our Bristol neighbors' damaged homes

We offer a comprehensive approach to restoration and recovery, beginning when you reach out to our staffed emergency lines.

Having a one-stop-shop for all of the restoration needs that your Bristol home might have after a water or fire emergency can be time and money-saving. When recovering any property after a disaster, it has always been customary with many companies and teams to sub out specific cleaning steps, reconstruction, or other specialty tasks. Our SERVPRO team offers a full-service look at restoration from our professionals' initial arrival and preliminary repairs to complete build back and reconstruction. We can also provide a reliable partner in Nutmeg Restoration to expedite our customers' return to comforting home.

While there are no shortages of restoration companies in Bristol to help after a water, fire, flood, storm, or mold loss, few can offer the extensive services that our team does to benefit your property. From the emergency efforts, including temporary construction solutions and repairs to thoroughly cleaning the property beyond your high standards, you can count on our experienced technicians to handle nearly every aspect of restoration and recovery. Some of these include:

  • Surface Cleaning
  • Drying 
  • Extraction 
  • Debris Removal 
  • Deodorization
  • Air Quality Control 
  • Content Management 

Does SERVPRO Rebuild Damaged Structures?

One of the most conventional needs for homeowners to find subcontractors during the restoration process is for reconstruction and build back. After fire and flood losses especially, structural damage can be impossible to avoid entirely. With in-house contractors capable of responding with our SERVPRO technicians, you do not have to locate your own experienced build back team. Our building trade professionals are licensed and experienced, allowing us to replace discarded materials or remodeling to your precise specifications.

Restoration companies might not be hard to come by, but when disasters strike, you want a team that can address all of your damaged home's needs as promptly as possible. Our SERVPRO of Bristol team can respond quickly 24/7 to help when you call (860) 582-3330.

How Can I Repair a Sagging Ceiling in my Bristol Home?

7/19/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage in basement Protect your home from long-term damage.

SERVPRO is an Expert in Water Damage Restoration for Ceilings, Walls, Structure, and Contents in your Bristol Home

What causes ceilings to sag?

Water leaks that run between floors can often have a lasting effect on your Bristol home structure. Commonly, sagging ceilings occur beneath wet-rooms due to a water leak or insufficient sealant leading to moisture buildup inside the floor and ceiling cavity. Moisture in this region of the home can lead to noticeable yellowing of paintwork, cracking, and sagging, which can occur when boards become warped by absorbing moisture. It is not uncommon for homeowners to discover significant microbial growth issues, which may require specialist remediation in-between floor spaces. SERVPRO technicians are capable of independently assessing and restoring ceilings with water damage expertly. If you notice any symptoms, there could be a leak, and you should contact us right away.

How do you dry a ceiling or floor cavity?

When performing water damage restoration in your Bristol home, technicians may need to access a particular cavity or area of the subfloor. Usually, our team temporarily remove carpets, tiles, or floorboards to gain access to the subfloor. In situations where there is a long-term water issue, these methods are necessary to ensure that we can adequately clean and disinfect the area. We can also use air-moving equipment to circulate warm, dry air into the cavities and reduce the chances of microbial buildup. SERVPRO technicians can reinstall or replace any materials that we remove to access subfloors and leave your home in a clean, preloss condition.

What are the steps to fixing a sagging ceiling?

    •    Inspect the area using moisture sensors on both floor and ceiling
    •    Remove carpets, floorboards or tiling to gain access to the subfloor
    •    Thoroughly clean and dry the cavity using drying equipment.

Protect your home from long-term damage. Contact SERVPRO of Bristol at (860) 582-3330.

How Do I Deal with Bristol Water Removal in The Middle of A Cold Season?

5/27/2020 (Permalink)

water leaking from pipes underneath sink Leaking pipes can quickly cause water damage. Call SERVPRO for fast, effective remediation.

SERVPRO Has the Resources to Expedite and Minimize Inconveniences during Water Removal in Your Bristol Home 

A leaking pipe or other sudden water intrusions during the cold season are a significant inconvenience. Even if they do not cause significant damages, handling the cold water during removal can feel like torture. Pipes burst readily in colder seasons because water expands when it freezes, increasing pressure inside the pipes leading to failure, especially at the joints. 

What would a good response plan to cold weather water loss involve? 

Water removal from Bristol homes during cold seasons may not vary significantly from the other seasons. However, there may be extra inconveniences, so the removal plan should address them. Our SERVPRO crews use different approaches to achieve this, including: 

  • Minimizing demolition
  • Using a closed drying system
  • Expediting the restoration 

Demolition to remove wet wall materials or other structural components is a typical step during water removal. However, since you need your house well insulated to keep out the cold, it is good to avoid unnecessary demolitions. Our technicians use non-evasive methods such as inspecting surfaces with thermal cameras to locate the wet areas and demolish only the affected areas. 

Faster removal of surface water is necessary to resolve the incident fast. Combining different removal methods can help. Common options include: 

  • Wet-vacuuming
  • Mopping
  • Draining trapped water 

Does the cold weather affect the drying stage of restoration? 

After removing surface water, focus shifts to drying materials. Drying involves evaporating moisture from the materials into the air, removing the air, or extracting the moisture from the air. For the process to run smoothly, the air in a room should have a higher temperature and lower humidity. Opening windows and doors to air their wet house would have a minimal effect during cold seasons. Our SERVPRO technicians use a closed drying system that utilizes air movers to speed up evaporation and dehumidifiers to extract moisture from the air. 

SERVPRO of Bristol handles water removal in any season. Call us at (860) 582-3330 to assist. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Bristol, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Bristol today at (860) 582-3330 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Water Cleanup in Bristol

5/16/2020 (Permalink)

Close up of water flooding on living room parquet floor in a house For expert carpet drying and restoration, contact SERVPRO of Bristol at (860) 582-3330.

Are Professional Restoration Services Necessary for a Water Emergency in Bristol?

Water can adversely affect carpets, floorboards, wall cavities, and doorways. Sometimes water-related problems can lead to further issues like mold. To ensure you avoid secondary damages, contact a Bristol-based water restoration firm.

Can I salvage wet carpets after a water emergency?

Carpet fibers can become weak with exposure to water, which leads to ripping and tearing. You may also experience issues with delamination and microbial growth. However, providing that you initiate a restoration procedure early, there is a strong chance of being able to recover your carpets without requiring a replacement. Homeowners that use professional services for water cleanup in Bristol have a strong chance of recovering water losses because they are using qualified water restorers. The latter can inspect the issue and implement the necessary recovery equipment.

What is the process for carpet restoration?

    •    Inspect the carpets and use a moisture probe to ascertain whether water has reached the carpet pad
    •    Carefully detach the carpet using the appropriate tools and inspect the underside for delamination or mold issues
    •    If water has not permeated the subfloor or carpet pad, you can float the carpet using an air-mover to circulate warm air beneath the carpet
    •    If water has permeated the carpet, remove the carpet pad, cut it into small pieces and place in a double-sealed waste bag

How can I dry a wet carpet without detaching it?

Detaching a carpet is generally the fastest method to drying it because it allows airflow to circulate on the underside of the carpet. However, in some rooms, the time it takes to remove furniture may negate the drying time. SERVPRO technicians can perform in-place drying using a weighted extraction tool to circulate the perimeter of the carpet and working inwards. In-place drying is useful when the water has not permeated the carpet pad and can be less time-consuming than other methods of carpet restoration.

For expert carpet drying and restoration, contact SERVPRO of Bristol at (860) 582-3330.

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Fire Damage Recovery In Burlington

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

fire damaged home Call us at (860) 582-3330 to see the difference our highly-qualified team delivers.

Science of Soot Removal: Why SERVPRO Succeeds at Burlington Fire Damage Recovery

The resolution of fire residues in your Burlington home requires a comprehensive knowledge of the characteristics of different types of soots and the elements of cleaning. The intensive training our managers and technicians receive from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) prepares our crews to match the tough soling after a fire to precisely the solution needed, why we are confident and consistent in our approach.

Post-Fire Cleaning Is Not Always Straightforward
After the stress and the fear of a household blaze, the last thing you need is hard to reverse mistakes made during fire damage restoration in Burlington. The dark soiling found on surfaces all over your home after a fire can smear and grind into walls and ceilings if not removed appropriately. Not only do these cleaning errors result in persistent staining, but the odors carried by the soot particles also remain embedded, causing issues for the long term.

Capturing and Removing Residues
When the burns hot and the materials are paper and wood, the resulting ash is relatively simple to vacuum or dry sponge away. Lower temperature burns of plastics and rubber deposit a sticky, thick soil that adheres closely. Cleaning involves dissolving the soot and loosening it from the surface. The need to know how to select the correct combination of cleaner and method is why SERVPRO’s team can deliver excellent results. We determine whether the soil is water-soluble, or not, and in need of a solvent, by pre-testing.

Surfaces Respond Differently As Well
The bond between soot and its surface requires us to determine too whether the wall, floor, ceiling, or other structure can withstand either a water-based cleaner or solvent. Dissolving the soot is an excellent result unless the cleaner also dissolves or distorts the surface from which we want the soot released. Advanced training is why SERVPRO technicians can anticipate challenges during fire damage cleanup and devise ways to overcome them. We take care as we consider the other elements of cleaning, such as temperature adjustments, agitation, and dwell time. Cleaning must achieve a balance that avoids damaging surfaces while releasing and rinsing away soot.

Extensive training and hands-on experience are why SERVPRO of Bristol can clean up fire damage without destroying the underlying building materials. Call us at (860) 582-3330 to see the difference our highly-qualified team delivers.

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Take the Stress Out Of Water Damage Remediation in Plainville With SERVPRO

8/31/2019 (Permalink)

Burst pipe If a disaster strikes your home you know who to call. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation help.

Plainville Plumbing Has Failed Me!

Imagine that the plumbing in your old Plainville home suddenly decides to quit on you by cracking and allowing water to seep into your carpet, your beautiful hardwood floors and your furniture.  Every step you take, you feel the squish of your shoes as you notice the water impregnating your walls as well. Your well-meaning friends may come over with a rented wet/dry vacuum and reassurances that they will get everything back to normal.  However, eliminating water from your home can be more complicated than you realize.

A professional service such as SERVPRO is the answer to your water damage needs, even if you think your job is not big enough to warrant a team of experts.  Without expert advice, you run the risk of leaving water remains within wall cavities or under flooring materials which can cause problems in the future.  Excess humidity is prime real estate for mold and bacteria, and they thrive in this environment. By using the tools and techniques available to our team, you can prevent complications.  

Even though our SERVPRO crew is the one holding infrared moisture sensors, wand extractors and drying mats, homeowners also play an essential role in the water removal process.  For starters, identifying and repairing broken plumbing is essential. Until the leak is under control, you cannot achieve a successful job. Second, you should protect your dry belongings by moving them away from the soaked through rooms.  Along the same line, you should encourage air circulation by opening windows and plugging in any fans or dehumidifiers at your disposal.  Even the rented wet/dry vacuum is a good idea; it is just not thorough enough to protect you from other threats.

SERVPRO of Bristol is at your service regardless of the size of your disaster.  Our staff is available 24/7 by calling (860) 582-3330, and we have the formal instruction and field experience to back up our water restoration efforts.  Like you, we aim to restore your home with as little disruption as possible, so pick up the phone and let us leave your home, "Like it never even happened."

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Now Hiring Veterans at SERVPRO of Bristol

7/24/2019 (Permalink)

Now Hiring!

SERVPRO of Bristol is hiring for production positions at our Franchise to military veterans. We understand that you possess teamwork experience, values, commitment, and leadership that can provide both meaningful employment for you with future potential while enhancing our brand. We urge you to read the following brief job specification, benefits, and advancement opportunities.

The leading provider of Fire and Water Damage Restoration Services, SERVPRO of Bristol, has an immediate opportunity for a production technician. We are seeking a hands-on, self-motivated individual who is comfortable working in challenging circumstances, engaging with new people, with excellent communication abilities, and who is a serious multi-tasker. Are you ready?

Our Benefits Package can include and not limited to the following:
-Competitive compensation
-Overtime after 40 hours/week
-Bonus pay for on-call response
-Unlimited resources for training
-Earned well days
-Health insurance availability
Paid Field Certifications and Education

A Qualified Applicant Requirements:
-Driver' license and clean driving record
-Willingness to undergo random drug screening and a background check
- Interior demolition experience, the ability for heavy lifting, in good physical health
-Excellent communication skills with customers and crew members

We are a family-owned and operated business for over 42-years and seek veterans to join our team. We specialize in disaster recovery, which requires adhering to techniques, instructions, and protocols. We expect that you are reliable and on-time and can work a rotating, on-call emergency response schedule. With your best attitude, we pledge to provide all the tools and training needed for your success.

This Water Damage Restoration Technician position is full-time, and the salary offered is from $12.00 to $20.00 / hour.

Why Professional Water Damage Restoration Services are Necessary in Plainville

7/12/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bristol is equipped and ready to handle all of your water damage restoration needs.

Training Makes a Difference for Water-Damaged Plainville Homes 

Why Plainville homeowners should entrust their properties to the skilled approaches of professional restorers after water loss incidents is a question with multiple answers. In many cases, DIY enthusiasts with both skill and resources can do much of the same things that even technicians certified through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) can do. It is the extensive training and continued education into modern practices, new approaches, and the latest equipment and products that set our crew apart from even skilled homeowners. 

Understanding how our SERVPRO professionals can help the water damage in Plainville homes begins with an appreciation for the accreditation required to become a field technician in our organization. Our staff must undergo extensive coursework and training to obtain endorsements as Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) and in Applied Structural Drying (ASD), which is the foundation of our water recovery division. Also, many of these same qualified technicians have additional training in niches like Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT) to address secondary effects that could develop in a home like mold growth. 

While it might be hard to beat a homeowner to damage on their property, what we can offer is a thorough experience with the cutting-edge tools, products, and equipment our specialists use to restore water loss incidents. We have made substantial investments into bulking our equipment inventory up with the most modern and useful tools in the restoration industry to ensure that projects are as efficient as possible. 

Our training and experience with years of water recovery efforts help us to better address the specific concerns of your home after a disaster. While every situation is different, our SERVPRO team can approach loss incidents with confidence and precision.

From our powerful extraction and drying tools to our roster of cleaning technicians to help make loss incidents “Like it never even happened,” our SERVPRO of Bristol team can help. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (860) 582-3330.

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We Develop A Plan And Act Fast To Provide Burlington With The Best Restoration Services

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Our water damage specialists will respond quickly which will prevent mold growth, limit further damage, and reduce your restoration cost.

Reliable Professional Results Explains Why SERVPRO Is the Answer for Burlington Water Damage

When a water loss interrupts your comfortable life in Burlington recovery from the mayhem momentarily seems impossible. Partnering with our water emergency mitigation crews pushes aside that helpless feeling fast. Our highly-qualified technicians have the skills, training, and specialized equipment to manage any water disaster. Providing solutions to the harm water causes is a cornerstone of our company, a significant reason why we exist.

Water damage in your Bristol home can result from leaky roofs or plumbing, appliance malfunction, or inattention. An overflowing tub, dishwasher breakdown, or heavy rains all share the tendency to soak into carpeting, drywall, hardwood floors, or ceiling tiles, among other fixtures or structural components. A rapid removal of standing water and reduction of lingering moisture absorbed by materials in your home is the best way to limit permanent damage. These tasks are difficult to compete as a DIY project, which is why engaging our services is a wise move.

When we arrive to evaluate the scenario at your dwelling, an experienced crew leader assesses the water damage. Extensive training developed the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) forms the foundation of our employees’ water loss mitigation approach. The research-based strategies we employ are why SERVPRO delivers on our promise to make it “Like it never even happened.”

A plan is developed swiftly, and our technicians begin water removal as soon as possible. Every minute counts during water damage mitigation, which is why SERVPRO vehicles carry a full complement of pumps, extractors, and drying equipment. No delay is necessary for deploying our commercial-quality equipment. Measurement of moisture levels and scanning for hidden pockets of water updates our crew who then adapt to address the data.

Structural drying follows water removal, and the careful charting of moisture readings in porous material is why SERVPRO can design effective drying perimeters. Air movers and heaters force water out of structural components, wet to dry, and our high-efficiency dehumidifiers contain the resultant water vapor for disposal outside your home.

Training, experience, and cutting edge equipment are why SERVPRO of Bristol halts water damage and returns your home to preloss condition. Call us at (860) 582-3330 for a speedy consultation.

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