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How Long Does Water Restoration in My Waterbury Shop Take?

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

"Come in we're open" Our teams at SERVPRO know how important it is to continue business as usual, we will have you back in business in no time. Give us a call today.

With a fast response encompassing time and money-saving mitigation work, our SERVPRO professionals can help. 

Time is everything for your Waterbury shop. From the time that it takes to receive new stock to how quickly you can reach your customer base with the products, every hour could be costly. The same is true with restoration efforts after a water loss incident in your store. Water losses can be highly threatening situations for how quickly they can spread, and the number of exposed contents that are susceptible to saturation. 

There are many different levels of water restoration for your Waterbury shop after a loss incident. As challenging and overwhelming as it might appear, the right response of confident and qualified technicians can make a difference. Our SERVPRO professionals have extensive training and experience to begin protecting your business and its wares as soon as our technicians arrive. Emergency services and mitigation can protect the stock that matters most and improve the efficiency of later restoration efforts. 

What Can Happen Until Help Arrives? 

It might not be evident what you should do while you are waiting for qualified technicians like ours to arrive at the scene. After you have spoken with both our emergency line and your insurance provider, there are a few things that you can do before we reach your building. When safe to perform, these added measures can limit the irreparable damage to some of the shop's contents and structural integrity. These steps include: 

  • Moving Contents – One of the steps that you might consider while you are waiting for our professionals is to relocate your personal belongings, stock of the store, and equipment to a safer location. Often you have a storage area that might not be affected by the water damage, and relocating items from the path of migrating water can save money. 
  • Shutting Off Running Water – We encourage many of our commercial colleagues to prepare in advance for emergencies. This preparedness often involves knowing where the main shutoff to the building is to stop the flow of water to pipes during an emergency. 
  • Getting Staff Out of the Structure – It is considerably challenging to work around several individuals when our team arrives for extraction, cleaning, and restoration. Encourage your employees to leave to allow our restoration team to set up as necessary. 

What Are the Vital Elements of Water Restoration? 

Water restoration might vary from one site to the next, but there are fundamental aspects that can often involve every location where these emergencies occur. Between emergency services and mitigation steps, we can perform many of these tasks. Successfully beginning, many of these actions can reduce out of pocket expenses and the time that restoration takes. These primary focal points are: 

  • Water Removal – Removing surface water and trapped moisture from materials can be a vital step in protecting exposed flooring and wall systems. With carpeted floors in the central area of your shop, water removal tasks like weighted extraction can prepare the material for efficient evaporative drying. 
  • Drying – Many tools play a vital role in removing lingering moisture from the environment and exposed materials. Centrifugal air movers and dehumidifiers are the backbones of efficient and practical drying.
  • Cleaning – Cleaning is a standard tie for all types of loss incidents, and with water damages, there are residues and structural damages that also must get cleaned up after.
  • Content Management – Protecting your wares and the stock begins as soon as our team arrives. Through relocation and transferring to our local SERVPRO facility, your belongings and inventory can receive the best possible care. 

What is an Emergency READY Profile Plan? 

TThe ERP, or Emergency READY Profile Plan, is an app system that connects a business or property owner with our SERVPRO team's skilled technicians. By conveying time-saving and critical information that our responding technicians might benefit from knowing, we can reduce restoration times and overall expenses with a more efficient approach. Some of the advantages of an ERP include:

  • Time-Saving Information
  • Contact Information
  • The Layout of the Structure 
  • Chain of Command for Restoration Decisions

No matter how problematic water losses can be for your shop, our SERVPRO of Waterbury team can help with fast and reliable service. When you add in possibilities like the free ERP program, we can offer even quicker outlets for water removal, drying, and cleaning. Whatever your shop needs, our professionals are here to help. Give us a call anytime at (203) 757-5050.

How Can Moisture Intrusion Into Walls Affect My Business?

5/4/2020 (Permalink)

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Your Local SERVPRO Can Help Identify Problems and Perform Commercial Water Removal from Your Waterbury Hotel

A simple issue such as a persistent damp or musty smell can hurt your business unnecessarily, especially now that reading reviews from past guests forms part of the hotel booking process for many people. Moisture intrusions into the walls that go unchecked can lead to such a problem, affecting several rooms in your facility.

How does water or moisture intrude into walls?

The success of commercial water removal exercises in Waterbury, where such water is contained within the walls, depends on several factors, including identifying the source of the intrusion. Otherwise, individual steps such as expelling moisture are not likely to work if the source remains. Common ways water can intrude into wall spaces in your hotel include:

  • Condensation of steam from baths
  • Leaks from damaged water pipes
  • Leaks from HVAC systems
  • Water spills inside the rooms

What removal steps should be prioritized?

Before starting the removal processes, it is crucial to establish the amount of water involved and deal with the sources. Most cases involve moisture dissolved in wall materials such as insulation and drywall or high levels of humidity in the air trapped within the wall cavities. In such cases, ventilating the wall cavities with dry air can help eliminate the moisture. Our SERVPRO technicians perform a couple of steps to deal with the problem:

  • Using moisture meters to check wetness levels of drywall and other materials
  • Punching vent holes for ventilation purposes
  • Using specialized equipment such as borescopes to check the state of wall materials

If scoping establishes that none of the materials in the walls is too damaged to warrant replacement, we use cavity-drying systems to dry the wall cavities. 

Apart from resolving the moisture problem in the wall cavities, we also offer advice on issues such as managing steam from baths or preventing water from showers from intruding into the walls, thus preventing similar issues in the future.

SERVPRO of Waterbury can help you deal with hidden water problems that threaten your business. Call us at (203) 757-5050. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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SERVPRO Can Locate Hidden Water Damage in Waterbury Retail Spaces

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

Clothing being displayed at clothing store Water can damage your retail store and inventory. SERVPRO has the know how to dry and restore your business quickly.

Discovery of Hidden Water Damage in Your Waterbury Retail Space 

Whether you sell your wares in a space in a modern mall or out of a historical property in Waterbury, your business longevity might have more to do than you realize with persistent but unnoticed water losses in your building that could predate your occupancy. A remodeling project or search for the source of that unpleasant smell you worry might turn customers away can reveal months or even years of water incursion you had no idea existed. 

Work with a Full-Spectrum Disaster Response Firm 

The experience and training we bring to the water damage your Waterbury commercial property suffered are second to none. Because of our extensive water mitigation and remediation background, we are uniquely qualified to get to the ultimate source of your water loss woes. Our work over the years in everything from 100 plus year-old structures to 21st century modular construction means we know water and its endless pathways of migration.  

Experience Supported by State-of-the-Art Detection Tools 

When we arrive to scope out your water damage, we rely not only on our knowledge but also on sensitive water and moisture detection tools. Thermal imaging permits us to use temperature variants to locate collected fluids. Moisture detectors and meters alert us to the presence and quantity of absorbed water in a porous material. Once we sketch out the perimeter of the water intrusion, we often can contain that space allowing you to continue offering goods and services in unaffected spaces on your premises. 

Mitigate the Damage 

SERVPRO uses barriers and targeted extraction to limit the additional spread of water. To prevent the drift of debris, residues, and odors out of the project workspace, we often use 6 mil polyethylene and negative pressure air scrubbing technology to seal off the partitioned area. Aggressive pumping and extraction is the key to fast and permanent water restoration. If needed, we employ carefully considered partial demolition techniques to release water and open up the wet cavities for efficient drying strategies. 

Rebuilding Services  

Our contracting division steps up to rehab, replace, and repair water-damaged materials. Demolition rebuilding also need not be subcontracted, saving you stress, time, and money. 

SERVPRO of Waterbury is a one-stop resource for businesses struggling to recover from water damage. Give us a call at (203) 757-5050 to explore your options. 

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Ultimate Solution to Commercial Flood Damage in Waterbury

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

flooded basement of a building When the basement of your commercial space is flooded, structural damage can quickly develop. Call SERVPRO to assess and remediate the damage.

How Emergency Services Keep a Flooded Waterbury Restaurant Open

Storms that impact Waterbury buildings, many surviving years of continued abuses from nature with their original brick construction, can leave your business vulnerable to penetrating water. When debris or hail breaks through the roofing material to create a breach, runoff and collecting water on the flat rooftop can find its way into this opening and down to the main floor with your restaurant. To keep your business going at this point, your response is critical.

Invading water can find the most natural path to the main floor of the building, meaning that resolving flood damage to Waterbury restaurants involves several actions from our SERVPRO professionals dispatched to your address. Notifying professional restorers like ours of the situation as quickly as possible can help to establish containment barriers at the penetration points to reduce the migration of flooding throughout the restaurant.

Even if the penetration point has developed above a portion of the dining area or the food prepping stations, our barriers and emergency services can reduce water intrusion to allow your business to stay open and serving customers throughout the rest of the shift. Once you have closed up for the night, we can focus on the louder and more direct mitigation tasks like full-on extraction and structural drying techniques.

Because you do not want to risk and contamination of the food that you are making when demolition and reconstruction occur, we can work with you to establish a reasonable timeline for both the restoration process and the reconstruction process with an industry partner Connecticut Reconstruction Services. Between mitigation and the transition into the rebuilding that the property needs after the storm damage, we can get your doors back open quickly after a flood loss.

Our fast response in a flooding situation can help your restaurant to continue serving customers, and, depending on the severity of the situation and what your building needs, possibly continue doing so during restoration. It is our business to get you back in business, and you can trust our SERVPRO of Waterbury team to do it. Give us a call today at (203) 757-5050.

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Our Experts Can Remove Smoke And Soot From Your Waterbury Factory

12/15/2019 (Permalink)

factory after being repaired We can make these loss incidents “Like it never even happened” and get your property back on the market.

Smoke and Soot Removal in Aging Waterbury Factory

The Greater Waterbury area is known for its aging structures that have become repurposed with the closing of once-profitable factories and warehouses to make way for more efficient practices requiring much less space. When these buildings first got built, many of them were not held to the higher standards of construction and structure safety that contractors must adhere to today. When fires break out in these repurposed factory buildings, there are several levels of threats that might not exist in other structures we service.

The city once held a large portion of the market in the metal industries in the factories now ripe for renovation, but when these aging structures catch fire, the ensuing fire damage to Waterbury buildings can come with additional threats and hazards. Renovations to many of these older buildings when they were still in use could have seen the installation of asbestos for fire retardation, for example. As useful as asbestos can be in limiting the spread of fires, it can cause irreversible health effects to those exposed.

Clearing smoke and soot effects present another potential problem for our restoration team, as soot itself can become damaging to those exposed as well. With the space that larger factory structures often embody, fast-burning fires can leave residues spanning hundreds of feet in spaces several stories above the ground. We have practical abrasive cleaning techniques ideal for clearing soot and smoke residues from brick and mortar without harming the masonry more than age already has.

Ventilation with air movers can address much of the lingering odors in these facilities as well, though the use of larger hydroxyl generators or ozone machines can clear out any noxious scents that remain if it is cost-effective and feasible to seal off the damaged areas.

Repurposing factory buildings is a focus of the expansion of the city and its commercial interests, so when fires damage any of these structures, let our SERVPRO of Waterbury professionals help. We can make these loss incidents “Like it never even happened” and get your property back on the market. Give us a call today at (203) 757-5050.

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OMG! The Best Water Damage Remediation Service in Waterbury Ever!

10/13/2019 (Permalink)

modern printing equipment Having a fire and associated damage from both fire and water can be difficult to deal with. Contact SERVPRO for services.

In the printing business, you are probably always worried about creating eye-catching prints and keeping costs low to remain competitive. Emergencies like fire can add to your list of worries by ruining your supplies, place of work, and the equipment you use. The spark that leads to fire damage can originate anywhere, including a faulty appliance or power cables. Papers and other printing mediums can quickly turn the small flame to a destructive fire.

After an incident of commercial fire damage affects your Waterbury printing service, a faster response is one way to ensure your business survives. Taking too long to restore operations may drive your customers elsewhere. Fire damage recovery involves several activities, including cleaning difficult areas such as the ceiling, demolition, and deodorization, which can complicate the recovery process. Choosing a professional team like SERVPRO to handle the restoration helps because we have crews with several members, each equipped with different restoration skills including FSRT, Fire, and Smoke Restoration Technicians and CCT, Carpet Cleaning Technicians, among others.

In case the emergency response to the fire involves pumping significant amounts of water into your premises, it might lead to a different set of problems. For example, there might be a spike in humidity levels in the air, which can ruin printing supplies such as papers, which survive the fire. Our SERVPRO technicians extract any pools of water fast to rectify moisture problems. We have different types of pumps, including self-priming ones that can handle water with trash. We can also create an exclusion zone in an untouched part of the structure to save items from overexposure to high humidity.

Various types of wastes pile up after fire incidents, especially in a printing shop because of the stationeries and other combustible materials. Removing the ash and charred remains of contents and building materials is essential although not easy. Our SERVPRO crews use distinctive approaches to simplify the process. We have heavy-duty plastic bags to collect and hold debris, awaiting disposal. We also vacuum affected areas to remove remnants of fine debris such as ash and soot, preventing spreading or dispersion into the air.

A fire incident of any kind can stop your business leading to losses. Call SERVPRO of Waterbury at (203) 757-5050 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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When Your Bed And Breakfast In Waterbury Experiences A Fire Call Our Crew

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

After a fire inside your bed and breakfast, call SERVPRO of Waterbury at (203) 757-5050.

Crucial Restoration Of Your Bed And Breakfast After Sustaining Commercial Fire Damage In Waterbury

Cleaning and removing materials destroyed during a disaster are two activities SERVPRO does to help Waterbury’s many businesses. Some businesses are located in residential settings. Our diverse training and certification from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) prepare us for the blend of commercial and residential components we see in these situations.

When a business closes its doors in Waterbury because of commercial fire damage, we know that the repercussions affect our entire area. A disaster that forces you to cancel the reservations of out-of-town guests can result in less tourist money for neighboring companies, as well.

Our restoration crew works closely with our building services team to provide comprehensive services. Fire damage also comes with property destruction by smoke and water. Our IICRC-certified specialists in Fire and Smoke Restoration (FSRT) use the most efficient methods to clean your business’ furnishings of smoke residue. Their dedication to our customers makes it possible to finish the other mitigation and restoration work rapidly.

Our building crew also plays a role in making your business look “Like it never even happened.” Working together, we restore and repair flooring of many styles that often sustains damage from a mix of heat, water, and soot during a fire. We are experienced in working with hardwood, linoleum, and tile floors.

Helping make your bed and breakfast functional often includes checking the HVAC system, the electrical wiring, and its components, and possibly the plumbing. We can perform all of these services and save you time and expense.

Soot and high levels of hot water vapor can damage many kinds of furniture. We know how to stop existing damage from becoming worse. We can also repair many items that might contain soot or ash deposits. This by-product of fire can affect wood, plastic, fabric, and metal. Removing it as soon as possible protects your furnishings. However, odors can permeate deep into many things throughout your business, so we also provide highly effective odor control measures.

After a fire inside your bed and breakfast, call SERVPRO of Waterbury at (203) 757-5050. We also serve businesses in Cheshire, Prospect, Wolcott, and Honeypot Glen. Our technicians, specialists, and building crew are available year-round, including weekends and holidays.

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Property Mangers Deserve Great Partners

1/9/2017 (Permalink)

The winter months can create significant challenges for property managers. Snow and ice don’t have the predictability of grass and shrubs.   Further, grass and shrubs don’t cause ice damming and pipe freezes.  

How you react to the challenges of winter can set the tone of your relationship with HOAs and association boards come spring and summer. Your clients are likely to forgive you for that which you can’t control so long as they constant progress toward restoration of their lives, starting yesterday.

Team Randolph recognizes the urgency to react and to immediately build a recovery plan when we partner with property managers. Winter months aren’t the time for training in front of upset tenants.  Our crews receive technical and service training to identify a situation and do the right thing and to be sensitive to a situation.

Our office works with our partners to make sure documents flow through the right channels which simplifies settlement whether there is a claim or the job is a direct pay. We also anticipate and recognize coverage issues so that tenants and owners understand how the claim will be settled.

The SERVPRO brand is the most recognized and respected brand in the mitigation industry so your first decision to call on Team Randolph should be an easy one. No one gets fired for hiring the industry leader.

Food Disasters... We Aren't Talking Mom's Meatloaf

2/9/2016 (Permalink)

Whether it is a smoke condition caused by a fire in the prepared food section, an oven fire in a manufacturing facility, or fire suppressing chemicals spread over 40 tons of fresh fruit, the disasters that effect food companies present some pretty awesome challenges. 

Wrong decisions early on can open a Pandora's Box of liability issues even before the matter of cash flow and fulfillment come into play.

-- Companies with sophisticated business system back ups can be stymied when they realize two days after a small fire that their regular staff lacks the knowledge to clean soot and deodorize after a small fire.

-- Distribution companies turning 50 tons of fresh fruit every week trip when they fail to secure hauling capacity and a destination for destruction of a warehouse brimming with imported product during high import season.

-- A small chain store manager must decide in hours whether to do a partial open of a store or incur the cost of extended, nighttime cleaning time. nighttime cleaning mitigation.

These are a few of the many real-world challenges we have solved over the past year.  There are many more.

Our approach to commercial losses is to stabilize and then meet with affected parties to understand the goals of all affected constituencies. 

SERVPRO of Waterbury is comprised of business and mitigation professionals that understand the financial, cultural and structural challenges of any disaster.

In a perfect world we meet, discuss and put a communication chain and decision tree in place.   Regardless, when the wheels come off, we've got your back.