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It's October, and Team Randolph of SERVPRO of Waterbury Raises Awareness in the Community for Early Testing and Treatment of Breast Cancer

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

breast cancer branding logo The SERVPRO of Waterbury is proud to support this worthy organization

Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers. In October, Team Randolph wants to support the local Waterbury community by raising awareness for breast cancer's early detection and treatment.

Detecting breast cancer as early as possible helps with the reality that many women do not have access to regular mammograms or preventative treatments. The National Breast Cancer Foundation works year-round to assist women in getting the diagnosis and treatments needed to prevent and beat breast cancer.

Team Randolph and SERVPRO Waterbury want to assist women in the community to get the support they need to diagnose and fight breast cancer. Donations go towards helping women in need of mammograms for early detection and screening. Donate and help fight breast cancer https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/.

How Can Materials like Engineered Wood Suffer Water Damage in Waterbury Businesses?

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. Commercial water damage restoration services by SERVPRO are top-notch. We use the latest technology and equipment for every size of disaster.

Our technicians work quickly to prevent irreparable harm to installed flooring in Waterbury offices. 

Engineered wood is a common flooring material installed in specific areas of offices and shops, making it something our SERVPRO team prepares to encounter when water damage incidents occur. There are unique challenges to removing water from this material, especially once absorption begins. We work quickly to manage the mitigation and protect your business.

Surface Water Removal Techniques

Addressing the surface water and any pooling is the first logical step for water restoration in Waterbury businesses. Often this process focuses on several extraction tools available to our technicians, including submersible pumps and vacuums. We also have specific attachments for extractors like squeegee wands that can better remove puddling on firm surfaces.

Moisture Detection and Monitoring 

Understanding the relationship between drying and moisture pockets throughout the property is critical to ensuring that thorough restoration occurs. As drying and mitigative strategies continue, we check the progress of these efforts with specific moisture detection and tracking tools in our inventory. Some of these include:

  • Probing moisture meters
  • Surface moisture detection equipment
  • Infrared cameras (thermal imagery)

Thorough Drying and Tenting

While the presence of restoration professionals in your business can be intrusive, we work to minimize our presence through focused drying actions like tenting. Special drying equipment like mats is placed perpendicularly across damaged engineered wood to draw out moisture. By encasing these mats in polypropylene sheeting, we can make this process faster and better monitor drying progress.

It is critical to act fast when water damage incidents threaten your business. Building materials like engineered wood can absorb moisture damage fast, so our SERVPRO of Waterbury team works quickly to make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (203) 757-5050. 

SERVPRO is Emerging as One of The Most Reliable Water Restoration Companies in Waterbury

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians have the training and experience for any size water damage restoration services for your home.

Waterbury Homeowners Can Save Their Homes by Hiring Water Restoration Companies Like SERVPRO 

Water restoration companies like SERVPRO understand the building systems, assemblies, and related physical laws to restore your Waterbury home successfully. SERVPRO restorers have the experience and expertise in restoring various building materials used in the construction of your home. 

SERVPRO is among the few water restoration companies in Waterbury with IICRC certified crew with advanced water restoration equipment. The main goal during water damage remediation is to restore the material, including building material and assemblies, rather than replace it. Some of the most commonly affected structural components of your home are the ceiling and wall assemblies. Various materials can make up a ceiling or wall assembly- drywall, plaster, wallpaper, and wood and timber framing.

How do SERVPRO Restorers Repair the Damaged Drywall During Water Cleanup in Waterbury Homes?  

The drywall of your Waterbury home readily absorbs and releases moisture. SERVPRO technicians begin the restoration process by determining the water-damaged area using a non-penetrating moisture meter. The speed at which drywall releases moisture depends on the paint on the surface (latex versus enamel) or the type of wall covering (vinyl wall covering versus paper). 

Latex-covered drywalls dry quicker when SERVPRO techs use dehumidifying and air moving equipment than the enamel-covered drywall. Vinyl wall covering may retard the rate of evaporation as it is not porous. SERVPRO techs might need techniques such as perforating or removing the vapor retardant material to dry such walls. 

It's important to note that according to the IICRC S500 standard, drywalls that have incurred damage by category three water (heavily contaminated) are not restorable and need to be removed.  

Call SERVPRO of Waterbury at (203) 757-5050 if you have any water damage repair and remediation questions.

Can SERVPRO Offer a Reliable and Fast Fire Damage Restoration to Waterbury Businesses?

9/25/2021 (Permalink)

smoke from fire Fire damage restoration for your property is no DIY project. SERVPRO will have your home back to preloss condition ASAP. Call now!

Waterbury Commercial Properties Rely on SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration

A fire at your place of business can cause more than just aesthetic damage. You need a company like SERVPRO that has experience handling commercial fires for fire damage restoration of your Waterbury office. SERVPRO's IICRC certified technicians are trained in smoke and odor removal and have the right equipment to restore your property "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO techs begin your Waterbury property's fire damage restoration process by carefully analyzing the type of smoke and soot residue deposited. Once they identify the kind of residue, the next step is to implement a cleaning strategy. Electronic equipment such as servers, computers, printers can be challenging to restore. 

How Does SERVPRO Handle Smoke Damage to Electronics in your Waterbury Office? 

The electronic equipment in your Waterbury property can be restored if the damage is not very extensive. The key to restoring electronic equipment is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. Smoke residues often contain acid that can corrode the metal surfaces of the electronics, especially if moisture is present. If the smoke and soot residue is not promptly removed, it can cause electronic failure in the device. 

SERVPRO ensures that the interior of an electronic device is inspected and cleaned by a qualified electronic technician. The external parts such as cabinets and enclosures are, however, cleaned by the fire damage restorers. We always use cleaning products designed on electronic equipment to remove smoke residue from such components. You might have to wait for the restorers to finish the process before using your electronic devices. 

If you need professional help with fire damage restoration of your commercial space, call SERVPRO of Waterbury at (203) 757-5050. Our technicians are available round-the-clock to answer your questions.  

Is SERVPRO Equipped to Protect Cheshire Homes from Flood Damage?

9/17/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged ceiling When a storm strikes and causes flood damage to your home, SERVPRO is the team to call. Fast and immediate service will be provided.

SERVPRO’s Fast Service and Experienced Crew Can Save Your Cheshire Home from Flood Damage

Restoration of a flood-damaged home is a complicated job that requires experience, proper equipment, and technical know-how. Hiring professional restorers from SERVPRO can help you get the flood damage to your Cheshire home under control before it can cause any major issues. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster and can begin the restoration process within a matter of hours. 

The priority of SERVPRO technicians during the flood restoration of your Cheshire home is to pump out any standing water on the property. Floodwater is often contaminated and must be removed as quickly as possible to prevent secondary damage such as mold. There are two primary methods of water removal from your property during flood restoration- extraction and evaporation. If there is a lot of accumulated water, extraction using truck-mounted extractors is the preferred way. SERVPRO techs can remove about 100 gallons of water per hour using heavy-duty truck-mounted extractors. Once the excess water is extracted from the property, the next thing is to dry the structure. 

How do SERVPRO Techs Speed up the Drying Process During Water Cleanup from your flooded Cheshire Home?  

Several factors determine whether water is going to evaporate from a material-

  • The temperature of the material
  • Amount of water in the material
  • The humidity of the air above the wet surface

SERVPRO techs speed up the drying process by modulating two of the above three factors. Increasing the temperature of the material and lowering the vapor pressure of the material above the surface is the key to speed up the drying process. SERVPRO techs use dehumidifiers, heaters, and air movers to achieve this. 

Call SERVPRO of Waterbury at (203) 757-5050 to consult with our technicians regarding your restoration needs.

Is Demolition Mandatory to Manage Bathroom Mold Damage in My Cheshire Home?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

mold on tiles Black mold in your bathroom is no DIY project. Call SERVPRO for fast and immediate service for your home.

SERVPRO Performs Mold Inspection before Starting Remediation Determining the Best Course of Action

Black mold development in areas commonly exposed to moisture, such as the bathroom, can ruin the appearance of most surfaces, including regular or tiled wall surfaces, ceiling, and even the bathtub. The need for demolition in your Cheshire home may arise if the mold extends to the wall, floor, or ceiling cavities.

Since mold damage can affect Cheshire homes in a matter of days, it is possible for the growth you see to be restricted to the surfaces. Another reason the moldy matter may be restricted to the surface is if the underlying materials are non-organic. Our SERVPRO technicians help confirm the situation you face by probing how far the growth spreads. 

Mold inspection informs various other actions, including:

  • Black mold damage repairs 
  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Mold remediation

Our SERVPRO professionals use different approaches to evaluate how far the mold spreads. A physical evaluation of the materials helps establish their physical state. Root-like mold hyphae penetrate deep into materials extracting nutrients. Such penetration causes physical deterioration of the affected materials. 

Apart from examining materials, our SERVPRO technicians also check beneath the surface. We use non-invasive approaches such as boring exploratory holes then using borescopes to examine the materials in the cavities. On establishing that the mold colonies are restricted to the surfaces, our technicians use professional-grade cleaning agents with antifungal properties. Physical agitation is another helpful alternative.

Various forms of agitation remove moldy materials, including:

  • Damp wiping 
  • Wire brushing 
  • HEPA vacuuming
  • Soda blasting

SERVPRO of Waterbury helps in many ways to address mold damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (203) 757-5050.

What Approaches Ease Fire Damage Restoration in Waterbury Homes?

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

smoke Fire and smoke damage restoration for your home is a job for SERVPRO. Our IICRC certified techs are ready to help you.

SERVPRO Moves Out Contents Within or Out of the Structure Creating Sufficient Room for Structural Fire Restoration

Fire damages structures and contents indiscriminately. The damages range from the accumulation of soot, blistering from extreme heat, and pungent odor. However, simultaneously cleaning and rehabilitating contents and structural materials can introduce unexpected intricacies.

Separating contents and structural materials before embarking on fire damage restoration in your Waterbury home can help. Structural materials include anything attached to the building. Contents, on the other hand, are movable items. It is possible to find a safe area within the structure to hold the items as restoration progresses in the other areas. Our SERVPRO technicians scope the entire property to establish what to move and how best to do it.

Scoping is necessary before embarking on any remedial process, including:

  • Fire restoration
  • House fire clean up
  • Smoke remediation
  • Water & fire damage restorations

Various strategies are essential when making a move out for a significant impact on the restoration process. Our SERVPRO technicians are meticulous when scoping the property. They move from room to room and start from the top to bottom, left to right. Grouping small or similar items before moving them also increase convenience and minimizes damages.

Another helpful strategy is cleaning items at the loss site where possible since it can save considerable time. Issues such as the accumulation of soot residues can be readily addressed using dry cleaning approaches. For instance, our SERVPRO technicians wipe furniture items with chemical sponges or vacuum them, eliminating all traces of soot, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Waterbury has outstanding experience handling water damage restoration. Call us at (203) 757-5050.

How Does Moisture Influence Fire Damage Restoration in Waterbury Homes?

8/13/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Water damage restoration services by SERVPRO are second to none. Pre-loss condition is what we strive for.

SERVPRO Takes Preemptive Action to Avoid Complications during Water & Fire Damage Restorations

When a fire and water damage affects your Waterbury home, is also likely to develop, especially when firefighters spray significant amounts of water into the building or if internal fire suppression from a sprinkler system kicks in.  Water can damage materials or worsen the fire damage in your Waterbury home.

A significant percentage of fire damage restoration in your Waterbury home may involve removing residues such as soot from contents and vertical or horizontal surfaces within the structure. The presence of moisture creates obstacles such as staining underlying materials eliminating the efficacy of physical residue removal. Apart from the wetness in materials, the humidity in the air can create problems because once it combines with heat and smoke residues, it causes yellowing of materials. SERVPRO technicians have significant experience addressing moisture-related issues after fire damage.

Moisture issues can have a significant impact on the outcome of: 

  • House fire clean up
  • Smoke remediation
  • Fire restoration

SERVPRO technicians take various steps to control moisture damage at fire loss sites. Setting up dehumidifiers soon after arrival helps bring down the humidity levels within the building. Our technicians also cut away soaked materials such as drywall and insulation, thus reducing moisture migration through wicking. 

Water damage at a fire loss site may also develop by over-wetting items during the cleaning process. Such unnecessary secondary damage is avoidable. Our SERVPRO technicians opt for cleaning and deodorization methods that do not soak materials.

Cleaning methods that ensure items remain dry include:

  • Cleaning surfaces with chemical sponges
  • Blast cleaning 
  • Vacuuming

SERVPRO of Waterbury helps manage any issues that develop during fire damage restoration. Call us at (203) 757-5050. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Is The Best Approach To Manage Flood Damage If The Roof In My Waterbury Home Is Blown Off?

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged roof shingles Damage to your roof needs a quick remedy. Team SERVPRO can investigate the extent of the flood damage and remediate. Contact us right away.

SERVPRO Offers Roof-Tarp Installation and Other Protective Solutions as Part of Water Removal Services

Flooding from a storm can involve several issues apart from filling up your Waterbury home with filthy water. When planning the flood restoration exercise, you need to formulate unique solutions for all problems. 

One aspect of flood damage in your Waterbury home which you might not anticipate is a torn roof. However, strong winds or large debris can interfere with shingles or other roof covers, leaving a gaping hole. Finding a way to cover the hole is as crucial as removing the standing water left within the structure. SERVPRO helps by installing roof tarps to cover the openings.

Other processes necessary for flood restoration may include:

  • Water clean up
  • Sewage cleanup
  • Water damage repairs

Because of the differences in roof designs, the level of difficulty in tarp installation varies in different structures. The use of the tarp may also vary from serving as an immediate or short-term solution to keep rain and other elements from reaching the house's interior, affecting the installation process. 

Our SERVPRO technicians help choose the right roofing tarpaulin materials to guarantee convenient installation and a secure indoor environment. We also get all necessary accessories, including furring strips and staples, to guarantee a sturdy setup. 

Sealing the hole in the roof clears the way for normal flood removal processes like:

  • Water extraction
  • Cleanup of soiled areas
  • Structure drying

SERVPRO of Waterbury helps take care of your property after flood damage. Call us at (203) 757-5050. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What is Necessary to Limit Water Damage Repair at Our Cheshire Fitness Center?

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

a broken copper pipe with water spewing from it When facing commercial water damage from a burst pipe, quick action is quite necessary. Contact our certified team for effective water removal.

SERVPRO Can Help Initiate a Quick Response Limiting Restorative Water Damage Repairs

If a pipe burst or other sudden water release affects your Cheshire fitness center, you need to react correctly. Otherwise, you might incur high costs restoring unnecessary damages. Quick water removal is one surefire way to avoid adverse outcomes.

The kind of water damage repair your Cheshire fitness center requires may be influenced by several factors, including the amount of water spilled and the duration that elapses before you take action. Since a significant amount of water might have already been released, SERVPRO focuses on limiting the time water stagnates in your property by providing the necessary resources.

Having the appropriate resources helps with various situations, including:

  • Emergency services water damage
  • Water damage remediation
  • Flood restoration
  • Water clean up

If you have a rolled rubber floor at the fitness center, there is an advantage since it can prevent the water from reaching the underlayment, such as concrete. However, given sufficient time, the seams can give way resulting in significant damage. Our SERVPRO technicians can help prevent such adverse outcomes by using vacuum wands connected to a truck-mounted extractor to expedite the removal. 

Removing standing water not only helps eliminate the risk of seepage to the pad but also limits exposure of the expensive fitness equipment to high humidity levels. Although you might not tell, the standing water is constantly evaporating, increasing humidity levels in the facility, which can cause rust in metallic parts or degradation of other materials such as leather. Our SERVPRO technicians also set up dehumidifiers to help keep humidity levels below 60%.

SERVPRO of Waterbury helps businesses perform water damage repairs cost-effectively. You can reach us at (203) 757-5050. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.