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How Does Time Influence Water Restoration in Waterbury Properties?

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

Conference table set with pencils, empty seats, agenda on table, ready to begin meeting Don't let water damage cancel your day's agenda. Call SERVPRO to remediate and restore the damage.

SERVPRO Expedites Water Cleanup to Minimize Deterioration in Waterbury Conference Halls

If there is water intrusion in your Waterbury conference hall, material deterioration follows. The level of damage varies depending on factors such as the time taken for water removal. SERVPRO can help by expediting the processes needed to complete the restoration.

Extracting standing water and drying any wet materials are the essential processes for water restoration from Waterbury properties. SERVPRO expedites these processes using state-of-the-art equipment. For instance, ride-on rovers make it easier to extract water from vast open surfaces such as carpeted floors since the operator does not need to walk all over the halls. The combined weight of the equipment and operators helps squeeze out water from the wet carpet.

Advanced equipment helps ease various processes, including:

The spilled water affects many components in the building, including materials in wall cavities such as insulation and structural supports. Restoration requires concerted drying efforts. Our SERVPRO technicians use several units of commercial-grade air movers and dehumidifiers.

Our applied structural drying technicians focus on complex and simple issues, including:

  • Proper angling of air movers
  • Balancing the evaporation and dehumidification rate
  • Calculating drying goals

Although expediting water damage repairs helps reduce material deterioration, it might not save every material. Our technicians are also adept at performing demolitions to remove unsalvageable materials. For instance, making flood cuts helps ease the removal of wet materials close to the base of the walls.

SERVPRO of Waterbury handles water restoration in any commercial property. Call us at (203) 757-5050 for help resolving any issue, “Like it never even happened.”

Our Fast Response Will Save Your Home In Waterbury

5/26/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged room with soot covering everything Was your home or business sidelined by a recent fire? Contact our experienced team to remediate your home. We are available 24/7.

An Experienced Response Limits Costs Of Restoration In Waterbury

Every restoration company can claim to be the best or the most experienced, and you should never entrust your Waterbury home or business to just anyone. It is always wise to ask around and do your homework, especially with the possibility of disasters like fires, always just around the corner. Having experience in your corner when addressing the fast-spreading effects of fire damage is invaluable, and ultimately, can save you a considerable amount of money and time.

Choosing the best professionals for the job often goes beyond the team to offer you recovery solutions for fire damage in Waterbury properties. Now, you are looking for credentials and expertise that are not available with every business and restoration outfit in the area. We know that we earn our reputation every day by sending out the best professionals available to represent the SERVPRO brand and the work it does. Here are several things you can expect from our professionals responding to fire damage in your house:

  •   Years of Experience – With decades of combined experience, we have a talented staff of recovery specialists available to help no matter when disasters strike your property.
  •   Extensive Training – Every one of our technicians must pursue accreditation through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in facets of fire damage recovery. We have Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT), Odor Control Technicians (OCT), and Water Restoration Technicians (WRT.)
  •   Equipment Expertise – There is no use in having the state-of-the-art equipment that our professionals use daily without the experience and continued education to use them properly. Each of our specialists on the fire damage recovery team can showcase their modern technology and equipment to help, beginning when we first arrive.
  •   Established Insurance Relationships – We have a mutual trust established with nearly every insurance provider within our region. This connection should help to expedite claims and to meet the changing demands of your insurance provider.

You always have a choice in what team comes to help when flood losses occur, and if you choose our SERVPRO of Waterbury team, you are investing in experience and knowledge when every minute counts. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. Give us a call today at (203) 757-5050.

Waterbury, Flooding, Mitigation, Restoration, and Yeah for SERVPRO!!

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded living room with furniture floating everywhere Flooding and subsequent flood damage can be quite overwhelming. Contact team SERVPRO for effective flood damage remediation.

Flood Removal Tactics for Waterbury Residences

Floods are destructive elements that many Waterbury homes must face over their lifetimes. As devastating as these circumstances are, many homeowners do not have a clear plan to remove standing water and dry out saturated components of their property. With the highly stressful situation amid a flooding disaster, it is best to determine how to remove harmful water damage without destroying the property in the process and preserving contents.

Flood removal for Waterbury homes often begins with establishing the best and most comprehensive mitigation approach. This phase gets explicitly implemented to reduce damage and ultimate costs of restoration. Every homeowner must know his role in reducing the spread and severity of the situation – call our experienced SERVPRO professionals. Take the easy and smart way out of flood damage cleanup and restoration.

The Storm Damage Elements Dictate the Restoration Process

The origins of a flood depend on the circumstances, but severe weather systems can often damage property, allowing some water penetration. In this condition, it is critical to get extraction work started immediately. Our SERVPRO professionals maintain ready trailers stocked with a wide array of advanced equipment and portable tools to make flood effects “Like it never even happened.”

  • Wet-Vacs
  • Portable Sump Pumps
  • Gas-Powered Trash Pumps
  • Weighted Extractors
  • Air Movers
  • Desiccant Dehumidifiers

Equipment and Products are Crucial to Storm Damage Mitigation

These pieces of equipment are ideal for the needs of your home, from battling saturated flooring materials like carpeting to overcoming several inches of standing water in various points of your property. Our professionals can help reduce the presence and severity of this flood damage initially, paving the way for the essential drying efforts to follow. The combination of air movers, dehumidifiers, and drying mats can work simultaneously to return saturated elements to their preloss condition whenever possible.

Work Hard to Salvage, Toss Only When There is No Other Option

SERVPRO strives to preserve and restore structural building elements, contents, and personal treasures. This is not always possible. We always envision a controlled demolition when necessary, using a scalpel and not a machete. Flood cuts, off-site cleaning, drying, and storage can help protect your assets for return upon completing the home service.

Storm damage and subsequent flooding can often be an overwhelming experience for homeowners, but our SERVPRO of Waterbury water restoration specialists can help. We have a full roster of certified technicians that can respond immediately in a crisis. Call our 24/7 emergency response line at (203) 757-5050.

SERVPRO Offers Fire Damage Restoration to Homeowners in Waterbury?

5/16/2021 (Permalink)

smoke billowing from the windows of a house with a fire inside Call SERVPRO of Waterbury today at (203) 757-5050 if you need help with professional fire damage restoration.

Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Services by SERVPRO in Waterbury

A fire in your home seems catastrophic, even if it is a small kitchen fire. There is damage to the kitchen cupboards near the fire, and there are smoke residues on everything. The vapors from the fire that may have been distributed throughout the house leave smoke odor everywhere.

SERVPRO provides fire damage restoration service to Waterbury residents for small and large fires. We can remove the damaged components and arrange for restoration. All fires produce smoke and residues. In many cases, if the fire is controlled quickly, smoke odors and residues are contained in the kitchen and perhaps adjacent rooms.

Residues can be oily and adhere to everything, or they can be flaky and easily cleaned. SERVPRO evaluates the type of residue and applies the appropriate cleaning methods and agents to remove all residue from porous and nonporous materials. We clean all of your belongings and remove smoke odors from your home. 

Our Services include:

  • Water & Fire Damage Restorations
  • House Fire Clean up
  • Smoke Remediation

Call SERVPRO of Waterbury for fire damage restoration in Waterbury and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (203) 757-5050.

Looking for Water Restoration Companies in Waterbury – Call SERVPRO

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians Don't allow water to take over your home. Call our experts for help today.

Emergency Services Water Damage Restoration Companies in Waterbury – Call SERVPRO

Hazardous materials present safety challenges for all water restoration companies in Waterbury. Water leaks from pipes in the ceiling or walls of older homes may damage older insulation materials and the drywall, requiring removal and replacement before drying.

SERVPRO franchise companies provide water restoration services to Waterbury residents and business owners. Our professionals are trained to recognize dangerous substances in walls and ceilings, such as asbestos. We always take the proper precautions to protect our clients and employees from exposure.

Before water restoration can begin in these circumstances, qualified subcontractors must remove and dispose of hazardous materials. We urge our clients to follow the same guidelines as our employees when they encounter asbestos-containing materials. Avoid:

  • Cutting or sawing the material.
  • Hammering or breaking the material.
  • Drilling or piercing the material.
  • Sanding, brushing, scrubbing, or otherwise agitating the material.
  • Removing, loosening, or moving the material.

Once your home is certified to be clear of all asbestos materials, SERVPRO can continue with all water damage restoration activities.

Call SERVPRO of Waterbury for water restoration companies in Waterbury and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (203) 757-5050.

Commercial Mold Inspections, Remediation, and Removal in Waterbury – Call SERVPRO

4/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician in PPE If mold is left unchecked, it can spread very quickly. Contact our IICRC certified mold damage remediation team for an assessment today.

Need Mold Removal in Waterbury – Call SERVPRO

Mold needs organic material for food, higher moisture levels, and warm temperatures. These conditions are found in commercial buildings in areas that are in unused areas of your premises. Mold gives off a strong, musty odor which is often the first sign of a mold infestation in your commercial building.

SERVPRO provides mold remediation and removal services in Waterbury and surrounding areas. Our Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians are certified by the IICRC, making our company the right choice for mold inspections, remediation, and removal of mold infestations.

Mold spores are everywhere inside and outside our buildings. The best approach to fighting mold infestations is to eliminate the source of moisture. Otherwise, mold will continue to return even after thorough mold removal from all structures.

Once mold remediation is completed, commercial business owners who want to control future mold infestations should:

  • Eliminate the source of moisture
  • Maintain humidity levels below 45%
  • Maintain air circulation in areas prone to the growth of mold

SERVPRO can help your company with mold removal and provide guidance on the best approach to avoid future infestations.

Call SERVPRO of Waterbury for mold remediation in Waterbury and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (203) 757-5050.

Emergency Services Water Damage in Waterbury – Call SERVPRO

4/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician consulting with customer We understand the need for rapid response to minimize the loss of your property after a flood occurs. Call us right away we are available 24/7.

Water Damage Catastrophe from Flooding in Waterbury – Call SERVPRO

Waterbury is also nicknamed the brass city for its role in the manufacture of brass castings and finishings. Watches and clocks were also manufactured during the first half of the 19th century. Waterbury was added to the 100 best places to raise a family in 2008. The economy in recent years is based on the leading employers in the city – local government, hospitals, and the state.

The population of the city is approximately 108,000. Waterbury was settled in 1674 and incorporated in 1853. The city lies 77 miles from New York City and 33 miles southwest of Hartford.

Interesting activities in the city and the surrounding area include:

  • Palace Theater
  • Library Park
  • Seven Angels Theatre
  • Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center
  • Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
  • Brass Works Brewing Company
  • Lakewood Lanes
  • Harrub Pilgrim Memorial
  • Hop Brook Lake
  • Waterbury Symphony Orchestra
  • Waterbury Green
  • Waterbury Skating Center
  • Bank Street Historic District
  • Union Station
  • Municipal Stadium
  • The Christopher Columbus Statue

Palace Theater

The Palace Theater is on the National Register of Historic Places and has gone through several iterations since the 1st world war. Today it offers Broadway musicals, stand-up comedy nights, country showcases, and children's plays. The Palace Theater has partnered with the Waterbury Arts Magnet School to facilitate and develop local talent and arts groups.

Library Park

Library Park is ideal for picnics, local events at the bandshell, and relaxing walks on trails around the park's perimeter. Check for local listings for events scheduled at the park.

Seven Angels Theatre

Seven Angels Theatre has been operating for sixteen seasons with over two hundred performances each year. They offer many different theatrical pieces, including drama and musicals as well as Shakespearian plays.

Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center

The Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center offer exhibits from modern and ancient history. Visitors learn about the background of the city and exhibitions focused on artwork from the state of Connecticut.

Lakewood Lanes

Looking for a night out with the family, Lakewood Lanes offers 42 bowling lanes and an arcade with many old-fashioned games, and a bar for snacks. Check their schedule for league games and tournaments.

Harrub Pilgrim Memorial

The Harrub Pilgrim Memorial was dedicated in the 1930s, honoring pilgrims that helped establish the city. Constructed from granite imported from France, with intricate carvings, and can be found at Chase Parkway.

Hop Brook Lake

The Hop Brook Lake covers 21 acres developed from damming Hop Brook. The lake has largemouth bass, panfish and is stocked with trout. There are walking trails around the lake, picnic areas, a sandy beach, and a baseball field.

Sewage Cleanup after Floodwaters Cascade Through Your Home in Waterbury

Spring flooding can cause catastrophic flooding, storm sewers to overflow, and even raw sewage to back up into storm drains. Sewage and floodwaters contain highly infectious waste material. Homeowners and businesses cannot be too careful attempting floodwater and sewage cleanup.

SERVPRO has the experience, the knowledge, and the personal protective equipment to manage flood damage and infectious waste in Waterbury flooding situations. In addition to the dangers from floodwaters, excessive moisture after a flood can provide an excellent environment for the growth of:

  • Bacteria
  • Mold
  • Fungi
  • Viruses

Call SERVPRO of Waterbury for flood damage clean-up in Waterbury and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (203) 757-5050.

Do Smoke Odors Go Away by Themselves?

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

smoke and odor damage from fire in home Smoke and odor removal should be left to the pros. SERVPRO has the man power and equipment needed for your home.

Smoke Odor Can Become Trapped in an Indoor Environment after Fire Damage

SERVPRO has Qualified Odor Control Technicians in Waterbury. It is common to experience an odor issue in your home after a fire. In a contained situation, for example, a kitchen fire, these are often referred to as a light smoke odor. Light smoke odors are minor smoke damage within a single area, where odors become less perceptible the further away you get from the source. 

Our first step toward fire restoration in your Waterbury home is to remove the source of the odor. Removing the source could involve disposing of fire debris, cleaning visible smoke damages, and ventilating the affected area. Once the area is clean and clear of potential odor sources, our technicians ventilate the room thoroughly to see if odor disperses. If the smell remains, we use deodorant and deodorizing equipment to rid the home of odor.

  • Vapor odors are best contained by using odor counteracting pellets in the affected area that trap odor-causing particles.
  • Thermal fogging uses chemical pairing agents to find and neutralize smoke odors. We apply misting significantly to the source and work outward.
  • Inspecting cavities, ceiling spaces, air-conditioning units, and crawl spaces can often remove odor-causing stains or smoke residues

Neutralize burnt odors in your home. Contact SERVPRO of Waterbury for fire restoration assistance at (203) 757-5050.

Are Natural Materials in the Home Hit Harder by Flooding?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

flood damage living room Flood damage restoration is not any easy thing to do. Especially when it comes to home valuables. SERVPRO has the team you need.

SERVPRO of Waterbury Can Analyze and Restore Natural Wood Materials in your Home

Natural materials can often be resilient toward a water intrusion event. Lumber wood and hardwood floors absorb moisture and warp with consistent exposure. However, in many situations, these issues are reversible or restorable using modern equipment and expertise.

When dealing with Flood Damage in Waterbury properties, a common issue is with natural wood frames, drywall, and floorboards. Generally, wooden materials have a 5% to 30% moisture content. Exposure to additional moisture from flooding can cause them to expand. We use moisture meters which are specially calibrated to wooden materials, to assess the exact moisture content. A desiccant dehumidifier or rapid air-mover can often be used to bring the moisture content down to an average level. 

  • Moisture meters can either be placed directly onto surfaces or use probes to penetrate surface layers of materials.
  • Meters are generally calibrated to a wood scale which can be used to assess drywall, gypsum board, and solid woods accurately. 
  • Once moisture content returns to normal, we can sand, refinish and restore woods in your home. 

Save natural materials in your home after flooding. Contact SERVPRO of Waterbury for Flood Damage restoration at (203) 757-5050.

What are the Long-term Effects of Water Intrusion in a Home?

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. When water damage shows its ugly face, SERVPRO has the answer you need. Their technicians are IICRC certified for any size water restoration service.

SERVPRO Water Restoration Services in Waterbury Can Mitigate Loss and Conduct Effective Restoration

Waterbury is one of ten large cities in the New York metropolitan area. The town is fondly nicknamed the "brass city" due to its prominent role in manufacturing brass products, clocks, and watches. Set against Connecticut's backdrop, the region has a long history as an early settlement on the East Coast of America and a significant player in the American Revolutionary War. Today, a population of 110,336 makes Waterbury the second most populous city in New Haven County. Despite its dwindling manufacturing trades, Waterbury remains one of the larger cities in Connecticut State.

Waterbury's early modern history was somewhat modest, with a recorded population of just 5,000 people for the first one hundred years of its founding. The Naugatuck River's interconnecting waterways, which gives the city its name, were prone to regular flooding, which kept population and settlements low for the first two-hundred years of Waterbury's existence. However, in the nineteenth century, the growth of the industrial revolution, and its technology, allowed the city to harness the nearby waterways to power their brass-producing factories. The prominence of manufacture manifested as a soaring population that laid the foundation for the city today.

  • The Mattatuck Museum on Prospect Street was founded by the local historical society and gathers exhibits telling the ten villages' story and their growth into modern-day Waterbury. The collection includes American master artists to historical artifacts and features rotating exhibitions throughout the year.
  • The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on West Main Street is a stunning example of local architecture. Built-in 1928, the design reflects the period architecture of the Italian Renaissance, with much of the flourishes inspired by the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome.
  • On East Main Street is the Palace Theater which features architecture from the same early twentieth-century period. The traditional playhouse has fantastic acoustics and a rotating program of festive plays, contemporary plays, and classic shows.

SERVPRO Can Restore your Waterbury Home after Water Intrusion

When a property is exposed to large quantities of water, it can cause severe damage and requires professional equipment to speed up drying, mitigate losses and ensure your home returns to a preloss condition. 

Professional water restoration in Waterbury can help you to reclaim your home after a water intrusion event. Our team is ready to mobilize portable water extractors and submersible pumps to eliminate standing water quickly. Following initial mitigation, our use of air-moving equipment and dehumidifiers can help to reduce secondary vapor damages through complete drying. 

  • We use refrigerant and desiccant dehumidifiers to remove residual moisture from home.
  • Our IICRC certified technicians can use moisture sensors to detect potential water migration behind walls, floorboards, and ceilings.
  • Portable heaters and generators can be installed on-site to allow for smooth workflow of restoration. 

Avoid expensive damages with water intrusion. Contact SERVPRO of Waterbury for water restoration at (203) 757-5050.