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SERVPRO Can Locate Hidden Water Damage in Waterbury Retail Spaces

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

clothes in a retail 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 migration pathways.  

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 areas 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 are the keys 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.

Thoughtful Fire Restoration Services in a Waterbury Businesses Helps Mitigate the Damage

4/17/2022 (Permalink)

the front counter of a bakery If a fire occurs in your bakery, you need to act fast. Contact SERVPRO for commercial fire restoration services. Our technicians are standing by 24/7.

SERVPRO Is Ready to Help Waterbury Businesses When Fire Damage Occurs

Businesses in the food industry in Waterbury may be more prone to kitchen fires than other types of companies. Owners of bakeries, cafes, and other facilities with on-site kitchens should be aware of their resources when disaster strikes. Finding a company known for its technical expertise and track record is essential to protecting your business, so selecting a certified team of experts to be part of your business safety plan is a priority.

SERVPRO provides commercial fire restoration services to businesses in Waterbury. Having a team on-site as quickly as possible to launch the fire and smoke remediation process is critical to its success. Our team of experts is quick to respond to your call even outside traditional business hours, and we mobilize quickly with industry-grade equipment and solutions. The preliminary step of understanding the fire’s origin and assessing its damage sets the stage for the steps to follow.

SERVPRO fire restoration technicians apply scientific principles to identify how flames and smoke traveled through your business and the proper cleaning agents to eliminate visible traces of the fire. Just like we focus on removing soot and residue from each surface of your business, including furniture, displays, and even structural elements, we also concentrate on eliminating lingering smells. Along with powerful odor-counteracting cleaning solutions, we also rely on the following equipment-

  • Air scrubbers to help trap smell particles and freshen the air
  • Thermal foggers to help spray deodorizing agents and penetrate all surfaces
  • Ozone generators neutralize odor molecules and eliminate them

Our team at SERVPRO of Waterbury is proud to bring its expertise into your eatery and help you in a tough situation. Call us at (203) 757-5050 as soon as you need us and trust our advice. Our objective is to get your business up and running again, “Like it never even happened.”

Necessary Protection During Fire Damage Restoration in Cheshire Properties

2/18/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Takes a Comprehensive Safety Approach When Restoring Cheshire Businesses

When it comes to fires, people only think about protection if an incident has not yet occurred. In that context, protection is taking steps such as installing smoke alarms, checking electrical wiring regularly, and installing sprinkler suppression systems. However, even after an incident, you still have to think about protecting your Cheshire facility.

The protective measures you take during fire damage restoration of your Cheshire premises vary since they must cover the structure, contents, and people. SERVPRO helps formulate a safety strategy and implement the necessary steps to make it work.

Some Helpful Steps That Offer Protection After a Fire Include:

  • Capturing and removing residues
  • Boarding up and tarping openings
  • Erecting containment barriers
  • Organizing the worksite 

Fire residues are detrimental to the structure since they can cause staining or corrosion in different materials. They can also affect people through inhalation or skin contact. One of the best ways to address residues is by prioritizing vacuuming, which captures most dry carbon particles spread out around the property, limiting the risk of contact.

Establishing a Safer Worksite

Your business premises can be a danger zone after a fire affects it. The biggest risk factors range from the cluttered contents, damaged structural materials, and the equipment used for restoration. Our SERVPRO teams organize the damaged premises by:

  • Setting up a staging area for equipment
  • Tying up cords and hoses to limit trip hazards
  • Blocking access to unsafe areas 

Various approaches are necessary to block access depending on what one wants to prevent. Our SERVPRO technicians use plywood boards to seal structural openings such as shattered windows and tarpaulin for caved-in roofs. For containment barriers inside the premises, plastic sheets are the typical choice since they are convenient to set up and can create airtight barriers to prevent the spread of residues.


SERVPRO of Waterbury ensures safety is observed during fire damage restoration. You can reach us at (203) 757-5050. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How to Efficiently Perform Commercial Water Restoration in Cheshire

12/22/2021 (Permalink)

Busted water pipe SERVPRO of Waterbury is here to assist with all of your commercial property water damage needs in a flash.

Hiring Restorers Like SERVPRO is the Right Way to Perform Commercial Water Repair in Cheshire

Planning for disasters is inherently difficult, but saving time is imperative when water damage strikes commercial premises such as an office building. Water damage from sources like burst pipes can leave your property unfit for business. It can seep underneath floors, carpets, or walls and worsen over time. SERVPRO can provide timely emergency service assistance.

We can perform commercial water restoration in your Cheshire property to minimize or prevent damage like warping or splitting of wooden structures. Mold infestation is another common issue that occurs in water-damaged buildings. If not treated, mold can cause health issues.

What our restorers can do.

SERVPRO’s water restoration services include:

  • Immediate response to prevent further damage.
  • Removing, cleaning, and restoring your property and its contents.
  • Water extraction using advanced equipment and techniques.
  • Drying and dehumidifying affected materials.

To give way for restoration, Our SERVPRO team can remove furniture and electronic equipment, among other items, from the affected area. If the water-soaked on glue-down carpeting, we can use light wands to remove it. If water damage is in a wall, we can make small holes in the wall and use ventilating systems to direct airflow into the wall cavities. 

Our SERVPRO technicians can use low-grain refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers to eliminate water vapor from the air. Minimizing the amount of water vapor in the air reduces the humidity ratio. A lower humidity ratio increases the moisture evaporation rate in a building and its contents. Even though LGR dehumidifiers dehumidify properties similar to standard dehumidifiers, they work in a broader temperature range and are more powerful. The pre-cooling component is the major difference between an LGR dehumidifier and a conventional refrigerant dehumidifier. LGR dehumidifiers cool the air before it moves across the evaporator coils. They work effectively within the range of 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

SERVPRO of Waterbury is ready to help you perform water damage restoration in your commercial property. Our 24-hour hotline is (203) 757-5050. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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. 

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

9/25/2021 (Permalink)

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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.  

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.

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.”

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.

Can SERVPRO Professionals Deodorize Fire Damaged Cheshire Shops?

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

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Elimination of smoky smells makes your retail space more inviting.

Lingering fire-related smells are not only annoying to business owners, but they can also affect your financial success if customers find them odious and head down the street to a competitor. Although masking agents that cover up the smell offer a short-term fix, exploring evolving technologies that work through chemical reactions to neutralize the smell is a sustainable alternative.

How Do Professional Odor Control Experts Deliver Results?

Even if the evident fire damage in Cheshire businesses is minimal, the smell of a fire prolongs the event. If the blaze occurred in a snack shop or staff kitchen area, the protein-based malodors could be pervasive, although the residues causing the smells might be nearly invisible. No traces of the soot can remain when the goal is to eradicate the smells caused by incomplete combustion or dehydration of fuels. To this end, SERVPRO technicians:

  • Seek out, bag, and dispose of all fire debris (even hidden in cavities or elsewhere)
  • Deep clean surfaces to remove the bulk of the soot particles carrying the odors
  • Consider sealing surfaces of porous structures where absorbed odors continuously vaporize (drywall, wood trim)
  • Replace some porous materials, including insulation
  • Switch out filters in HVAC and other air circulating systems
  • Use advanced odor-fighting technologies:
  • Thermal fogging -- pairing odor-bearing particles with combusted deodorants to neutralize odors
  • Enzymatic treatments for organic residues
  • Hydroxyl generators are emitting particles that bond with malodorous soot and change their chemical composition to eliminate smells. 

Trust SERVPRO of Waterbury to help get your business back in operations by eliminating pervasive fire damage odors. Schedule an assessment at (203) 757-5050.

The Barker Character, Comic, and Cartoon Museum Welcomes You To A Tour In Cheshire This December

12/9/2020 (Permalink)

Several air movers in a hallway closet drying it out. Water damage can be a hassle when it comes to clean up. DIY project this is not. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the water mitigation services.

Have A Day Out With A Difference In Cheshire

How would you like to enjoy some childhood nostalgia in Cheshire this winter? Come along to the Barker Character, Comic, and Cartoon Museum and be amazed by their extensive collection of childhood toys and characters.

  • View the extensive collection of a staggering 80,000 items.
  • See childhood collectibles from the 1870s onward.
  • The collection includes TV memorabilia, advertising characters, cartoon characters, and an animation art gallery.
  • See the world’s most extensive collection of California Raisins.
  • Barkers is the only official CelebriDucks museum in the world and houses an extensive collection.

Museum tours must be booked by contacting the museum to choose your date and time. Tours last an hour, and there are slots available from 11 AM to 5 PM Wednesday through Saturday. Tours are suitable for groups of five or less and cost $20 per group.

Water damage is bad news for any business. Thankfully, SERVPRO of Waterbury is here to support local businesses with all their water cleanup needs. Call us at (203) 757-5050.

Look for Award-Winning Musicals in Waterbury

11/17/2020 (Permalink)

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The Palace Theater in Waterbury is Proud to Present the Band’s Visit 

There is nothing quite like live theater to lift the spirits and bring some excitement into your daily life. The Palace Theater in Waterbury is delighted to welcome The Band’s Visit. 

This acclaimed musical:  

  • Has won ten Tony awards – making it one of the most Tony award-winning musicals in history!
  • Has won a Grammy award
  • Features world-class performers Sasson Gabay and Janet Dacal 

Come along and enjoy an offbeat and heartwarming story about the power of music and finding joy in unexpected places. You are sure to leave tapping your toes and feeling uplifted. Although scheduled for November 28, this show has been postponed due to the pandemic. Be sure and check back for upcoming dates.  

Keeping live venues free of mold can be challenging – but it is essential, as mold can cause health effects and damage a building. SERVPRO of Waterbury offers professional mold removal services for all performance venues in the area. Call us today at (203) 757-5050.

How Do I Find Commercial Mold Damage Remediation Companies Near Me?

9/22/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO serves the local Waterbury community for both residential and commercial mold remediation services

Finding out you have mold growing in your Waterbury commercial property can be a stressful situation. Many people panic at the sight of mold, and it can create a musty odor that both employees and patrons will not enjoy being around. Worst of all, once established, mold colonies spread rapidly anywhere; the conditions are sustainable for continued growth. It is crucial to bring in a professional remediation company not only to handle the existing colonies but also to target the reason the infestation occurred and remedy the issue.

How Does SERVPRO Differ from Other Commercial Mold Removal Companies?

The technicians have comprehensive training head and shoulders above other commercial mold removal companies in the Waterbury area. SERVPRO techs have advanced equipment for scoping the structure and identifying areas of the building that require controlled demo. In this manner, the least amount of sheetrock and other elements get removed for the most significant impact on the mold colonies. Other key features of professional mold remediation include: 

  • Containment to halt the spread of airborne spores
  • Use of air quality equipment to capture airborne particulate
  • A diverse array of abatement methods depending on the surfaces getting cleaned
  • Attention to items in the business that may need protection or removal during the mitigation

Once the technicians perform the needed abatement throughout the work-site, they take the business owner through the actions done during the cleanup and restoration and go over the required repairs to the property. The techs also take this time to identify the source of the mold problem and how to stop it from returning. Frequently seen reasons are poor ventilation and slow leaks in supply lines or fire suppression systems.

When choosing among commercial mold removal companies, call SERVPRO of Waterbury at (203) 757-5050. The certified technicians have experience and certification for handling any size mold infestation. The AMRT applied microbial remediation techs are available 24/7 and arrive within hours of your initial call.

Can Rubber Flooring in Waterbury Get Reused After It Gets Covered in Water?

8/9/2020 (Permalink)

water leaking in a building into a orange bucket Without the proper tools your business could still have lingering water in hard to get places. Contact SERVPRO for water damage mitigation services.

SERVPRO techs have the equipment and training to restore your Waterbury business and contents from any size water disaster

There are many types of flooring options in businesses, one of the most common for business models that require frequent sanitizing is the rolled rubber floorings such as found in fitness centers and daycare facilities. Sometimes applied with adhesive and sometimes simply put in place, this type of floor covering has a high potential for restoration after exposure to even large amounts of water.

Can Rubber Flooring Get Dried in Place After Commercial Water Damage 

In the majority of cases, although the rubber floor tiles frequently have reuse potential after commercial water damage in Waterbury businesses, the way the floor tiles get installed usually results in gaps that allow for seepage. When SERVPRO technicians handle this type of loss, they use their equipment to limit the disruption to the property by:  

Location the migration path of water under the floor tiles  

Removal floor covering only where the need for extraction and drying exists

Removal of small items in the loss area and raising bulky furnishings or equipment on blocks to dry in place

How Can Water Get Removed Rapidly, So Reopening May Occur More Quickly?

SERVPRO technicians have different options for the quick removal of water within a commercial property. Portable pumps are ideal for moving quickly around a loss area and can deploy in large numbers as needed. The techs have access to large numbers of equipment when the water loss is large-scale, the truck-mounted units and pull up copious amounts rapidly. The substrate in the majority determines the drying time and concrete can get dried in short order using the air movers and dehumidifiers.

SERVPRO of Waterbury at (203) 757-5050 works hard to restore your property from commercial water damage. They can handle small to large-scale losses and get your business sanitized and ready to reopen.


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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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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.

Our team 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 our team 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.