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How Professional Dry Your Newington House during Water Damage Repair

5/4/2023 (Permalink)

Flood Zone Sign When a flood hits your property, you need to call the technicians at SERVPRO.

SERVPRO’s Drying Techniques for Your Newington Home

A roof leak or flash flood can readily spread water around your Newington property but removing it takes considerable effort. Extracting the spilled water and drying wet materials are two challenging tasks to restore your property to its preloss state. Faster and more thorough drying is one of the reasons to engage a professional water damage repair service like SERVPRO.

Since drying is one of the finishing processes for water damage repair in Newington properties, you might trivialize it more than other processes. However, leaving unnecessary moisture traces can complicate an incident causing severe deterioration. SERVPRO crews closely manage the restoration and are attentive to the drying process.

Steps that ensure a property is thoroughly dried

  • Sufficient extraction
  • Sustained evaporation
  • Balanced humidity control

Water has unique characteristics that make it harder to remove from a property. First, it turns into humidity as temperatures change. Secondly, many materials readily absorb it, so significant volumes released into your property may seem to disappear after some time. However, the absorbed water only complicates the problem since it triggers damage to materials and makes drying more challenging. 

How Different Processes Improve Drying

Improved extraction procedures remove a higher percentage of moisture from materials minimizing the work necessary for the other processes. If you are wondering how much difference is involved, estimates put physical water extraction at 1200 times more efficient than dehumidification. That is why SERVPRO invests in sophisticated vacuum extractors to minimize the time we take to dry your home. 

Despite the efficiency extraction offers, the final water remnants in structural wood, fabrics, and upholstery require evaporation for efficient drying. Evaporation is a relative process that depends on the temperature and movement of the surrounding air. Improving temperature and air currents boosts evaporation rates, thus enhancing drying. Our SERVPRO crews use different devices to manipulate these conditions for sustained evaporation.

Equipment that enhances evaporation:

SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford has the resources to facilitate successful water damage repair. Call (860) 667-9191. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Phases of Newington Water Damage Mitigation and Remediation

4/3/2023 (Permalink)

Equipment drying a water damaged floor Our industry-certified technicians in Newington are equipped with the latest water damage restoration equipment like the Injectidy System.

Research-Based Protocols Help SERVPRO with Effective Water Removal in Newington

Water damage in Newington poses a challenge for property owners. First, locating and then strategizing to eliminate the destructive moisture reliably delivers the desired results when following a research-based process. Trained technicians are vital during the evacuation of all excess water and follow up with applied structural drying to avoid secondary damage.

Who Establishes Best Practices for Restoration Professionals?

Newington water damage must resolve quickly to prevent progressive deterioration and secondary issues like mold and rusting of metal supports and fasteners. SERVPRO supports our managers and crew members through comprehensive coursework and hands-on opportunities from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The IICRC is an international standards-setting and education entity, continually exploring and updating the most advantageous moisture control and elimination strategies.

What Causes Water Damage in Newington?

Homes and commercial businesses are loaded with appliances on all living and storage levels, threaded with plumbing lines, and protected from the elements with a broad range of exterior building materials. Damage from compromised waste or supply lines or winds and precipitation, as well as lack of upkeep, can destroy both the structures and contents inside a building when one or more of the following occur:

  • Burst pipes
  • Roof leaks from storms or delayed maintenance
  • Gutters and downspouts are missing, damaged, or improperly installed
  • Appliance malfunction

When your property experiences any of the above events, substantial quantities of water can spread and create adverse effects throughout building materials and contents.

How Does SERVPRO Approach Water Damage Scenarios?

An experienced IICRC-certified SERVPRO project manager arrives at your Newington property and assesses the circumstances. Although interventions might look similar from job to job, we must scope out your home or the commercial space layout. We need to identify any confined areas and recesses or cavities where fluid can hide. Mapping the location of utility lines and evaluating for hazards such as slip and fall, electric shocks, trapped fluids that could collapse structures, and exposure to toxic substances like asbestos or lead help us protect occupants and crews. Determining the level of contamination, Category 1 (least) and 3 (most), is critical. It must occur before emergency services begin. Once we control for the safety hazards, our technicians:

  • Secure exterior damage
  • Position submersible pumps, including trash pumps, for rapid removal of fluids deeper than two inches
  • Operate truck-mounted extractors and portable extractors to evacuate, contain, and dispose of as much liquid water as possible
  • Employ moisture detection and metering tools to trace the migration from the visible incursion sites and establish structural drying goals
  • Use advanced technology such as negative pressure Injectidry-systems and floor mats to pull moisture from multiple layers of building materials in floors and building cavities
  • Consider controlled demolition, including flood cuts between wall studs and punched weep or drilled/sawn holes to drain hidden water and improve airflow for drying

Does SERVPRO Perform Structural Drying Services?

Lingering moisture can fuel a mold infestation or promote continuing destruction of wet building materials. Drying with professional-grade equipment ensures that Newington water damage resolves completely. We use a scientifically-designed configuration of low-profile air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to accelerate the evaporation of excess moisture absorbed into structural components and fixtures. Our team monitors the drying process, periodically measuring the moisture content of affected materials and comparing it to the goals established earlier. Only when moisture levels reach the numbers of similar materials in non-damaged areas of your property, do we cease the drying process.

Have confidence that SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford is ready to provide fast and professional water damage restoration. Call (860) 667-9191for a reliable assessment and practical recovery plan.

Reliable and Prompt Newington Fire Damage Restoration

4/3/2023 (Permalink)

Employee carrying equipment by a SERVPRO van SERVPRO has the latest technology and IICRC-certified technicians to restore your home in Newington after fire damage.

SERVPRO Is a Leading Provider of Newington House Fire Cleanup

Managing the aftermath of Newington fire damage is an overwhelming experience for most property owners. Knowing you can call on a reputable restoration company to handle all aspects of cleaning and deodorizing structural components and contents is a great relief. You can leave the restoration in capable hands and work on other pressing post-crisis recovery issues for you and your family.

What Training and Resources Does SERVPRO Offer Customers?

The smoke and soot that contaminates the air and covers the surfaces after Newington fire damage requires specialized strategies to clear it away without permanent harm to the underlying surfaces. SERVPRO commits to enrolling workers in a comprehensive manager and technician training course from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The IICRC training prepares work crews to manage everything from safety hazard evaluation and controls through water and fire damage residue removal, finishing with drying and malodor elimination. All strategies learned have a core of extensive research. SERVPRO uses effective EPA-registered cleaning products and tools throughout the restoration project to rid surfaces of different types of fire damage soiling.

How Does SERVPRO Apply IICRC Fire Damage Restoration Fundamentals to Your Property?

Our crews employ the knowledge mastered during IICRC classes to remove the contaminated firefighting water as a first step. Technicians classify the dirt and grime left after the combustion of various materials and match the residues to the appropriate techniques and cleaning products, tools, and tactics to dissipate, dissolve, or emulsify it for capture and disposal. Common types of residues left after the heat and flames paired with the most productive removal approaches include:

  • Dry soot is loose ashy remnants created when wood and paper burn. Vacuuming, brushing, chemical (dry) sponging, and pressurized air work well to dislodge the residue. It responds poorly to water or oil-based cleaners, which tend to smear the ash.
  • Wet soot forms a thick, sticky coating consisting of tiny particles of combusted plastic, rubber, or textiles. The closely adhered soiling is vulnerable to loosening by water or oil-based cleaning agents, wiping, scrubbing, or rinsing away depending on whether the residue is water or oil-based (like removes like).
  • Protein-based soot consists of dehydrated foods, fats, and oils superheated during a kitchen fire. The highly malodorous residue encases surfaces as a transparent lacquer-like material, tenaciously attached. Solvents and abrasive tools help break up the soot for removal.

Can SERVPRO Eliminate Smoke Odors?

Lingering smoke smells can prolong the agony of Newington fire damage for property owners. Soot particles carry the odor, and when they settle into cracks and crevices, the stench continues to undermine your quiet enjoyment of your property, even long after water and soot residue removal appears complete. When fire debris removal and deep cleaning are inadequate to eliminate smoke and soot odors, SERVPRO tries the following options until deodorization is successful:

  • Ozone treatments transfer an “extra” oxygen atom of the ozone molecule (O3) to the odor molecules, changing their chemical makeup and neutralizing the odor through oxidation.
  • Hydroxyl generators use ultraviolet (UV) energy to generate and diffuse hydroxyls and organic oxidants safely. Hydroxyls react with the volatile organic compounds (VOC) that cause odors to change into inoffensive-smelling substances and neutralize their stench.
  • Thermal fogging recreates the conditions that created the malodorous soot, pairing the smelly particles with combusted deodorants to eliminate the smoky smells.

Count on SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford when you need fast and effective fire damage mitigation and remediation. We are available 24/7 at (860) 667-9191.

Skilled Professionals Required for Newington Mold Damage Recovery

4/3/2023 (Permalink)

Containment zone setup in a mold damaged building Mold damage in your Newington home can be overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO for professional remediation and mitigation services.

Reliable Newington Mold Remediation and Moisture Management Are Why SERVPRO Succeeds

Mold damage for Newington property owners can feel constant worry, mainly when diligent efforts to remove growing colonies and their distinctive musty odor fall short. Hiring professional remediators is not a luxury. It is a decision that protects your structure and contents, offering a sustainable outcome that is easier on both your pocketbook and peace of mind.

Why is SERVPRO an Excellent Choice for Property Owners Seeking Microbial Removal and Control?

Understanding how mold damage occurs in Newington is crucial to gaining a better resolution. The unpleasant and musty smell plus the dreaded sight of black or multi-colored fungal organisms spreading across surfaces frustrates property owners who have tried valiantly to curb the overgrowth. Our commitment to educating customers about the conditions that lead to outbreaks supports the reasons why SERVPRO delivers long-lasting microbial harm resolution:

  • Spores always in the environment grow into full-fledged colonies when they absorb water.
  • Access to oxygen and organic material or surfaces accelerates the spread of the organisms.
  • Light is unnecessary for the fungi's robust spread, making building cavities likely locations for infestation.
  • Lack of available moisture halts spore germination, which is why SERVPRO's expertise in water damage mitigation and remediation is uniquely valuable for inhibiting further mold damage.

Is Moisture Management the Sole Solution for Mold Remediation?

Although eliminating moisture and completing water damage restoration is the foundation of ongoing control and prevention, a plan for removing active colonies is also necessary. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted extensive research on the most effective methods to remove existing organisms and prevent further microbial growth and harm in schools and commercial buildings. The successful protocol developed based on the research is also applicable to residential infestations; why SERVPRO uses the EPA recommendations:

  • Prepare technicians through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training in various water damage and drying specialties and as Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT).
  • Provide and require the wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE) so technicians work safely and avoid tracking debris into other areas.
  • Inspect the customer's property, locate the growth and damage through the owner's observations, and test if a hidden spread is suspected.
  • Contain the affected workspace by wrapping with 1.6 mil polyethylene, sealed with the assistance of negative pressure air scrubbing technology that also traps drifting spores and other residues in HEPA filters before outdoor exhausting
  • Choose whether to use a broadcast spray of EPA-registered antimicrobial solutions to reduce the workspace's airborne spore.
  • Mechanically remove the organisms with brushes, scrapers, and other abrasive tools from non-porous surfaces.
  • Consider employing controlled media blasting with soda, dry ice, or corn cobs to scrub fungi from porous building materials and hinder the embedded hyphae (root-like fungal structures) from mold damage rebound.
  • Vacuum and wipe up residues for double bagging and lawful disposal as hazardous waste.
  • Treat now-cleaned surfaces and materials with EPA-registered antimicrobials to inhibit mold damage from returning.

Why Does SERVPRO Offer Mold Remediation as A Core Service?

The many organic structural components, fixtures, and contents in Newington properties suffer mold damage, risking deterioration that can weaken and even collapse the materials.

Experience with moisture management is why SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford stands apart as a mold damage remediation expert. Call (860) 667-9191 to schedule a personalized evaluation.

Newington Residents Count on SERVPRO for Water Removal

4/1/2023 (Permalink)

octopus drying equipment in a kitchen SERVPRO places exceptional equipment for water removal and moisture control in Newington homes.

Contact Skilled SERVPRO Technicians for Water Cleanup

While you can always grab a mop and bucket for a minor water incident in your home, hidden moisture could still be left behind. Failing to pull up all standing water or addressing moisture pockets could mean costly secondary damage for your Newington home. Even worse, microbial growth could begin in as little as 24 to 48 hours and bring a host of hazards and further material issues. SERVPRO is available in your area with trusted technicians who know how to handle all water removal situations to get you the desired results.

To ensure safe, adequate water removal results in Newington, all you have to do is call our SERVPRO customer care team. We will gather information about your incident to help us select all the best equipment for the job. We then mobilize our Green Fleet to have services started within hours to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Why not DIY for water damage cleanup?

Several things set the SERVPRO team of water restoration technicians apart. When you enlist our services for mitigation and remediation, you can expect the following benefits and more:

  • Cost Savings – While hiring professionals for restoration initially may seem pricey, we can save you money overall. We work under the motto to restore versus replace whenever possible, meaning we try to repair, clean, and dry instead of tossing items and building materials.
  • Hidden Moisture Eradication – A significant issue with DIY projects is that even the smallest amount of water can cause moisture issues, mold growth, and material degradation.
  • Health and Safety – Whether you have flood waters coming in from outdoors, a spill, or sewage backup, there are many hazards to consider, from electric shock to bacteria. SERVPRO’s skilled technicians understand best practices to safely and efficiently handle all standing water and hidden moisture to get the desired results.

For water removal and restoration in Newington, contact SERVPRO of Newington/Central Hartford. Call us at (860) 667-9191 – We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Acquire Professional Help for Mold Remediation in Newington

3/7/2023 (Permalink)

Mold on Wall Let SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford fix it, Don’t stress it.

Mold Remediation in Newington is Efficient with SERVPRO

Mold contamination is a growing concern for all homeowners, and protecting your property from mold infestation is vital. Mold grows in any damp place, provided the conditions are right. For proper remediation, you should contact a competent remediation expert to carry out the project for you.

You can rest easy since SERVPRO performs mold remediation in Newington homes. Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We have undergone rigorous training to use the latest techniques to eliminate mold properly.

For every mold infestation scenario, the remediation process is unique and requires an equally unique solution, but SERVPRO has a general remediation process. Our standard remediation process proceeds in the steps outlined below:

  • Inspection and assessment of the damage.
  • Containment of the mold.
  • Filtration of indoor air.
  • Removal of mold-infested materials.
  • Cleaning the affected belongings and contents.
  • Reconstructing damaged structures.

The process of remediation kicks off when you contact SERVPRO. Our specialists ask several questions that enable us to determine what equipment to bring, the required resources, and the personnel required for the project to begin.

Our containment measures serve to prevent mold from spreading to unaffected areas. One technique we use is creating negative air pressure chambers that isolate the contaminated area. We use a combination of physical barriers like plastic sheeting and negative air pressure to ensure mold spores don’t spread to other areas as we go on with the clean-up process.

Another issue that SERVPRO takes seriously is maintaining a clean and safe internal environment, of which clean air is a major part. To capture the microscopic mold spores that might have become airborne, we use HEPA vacuums and powerful air scrubbers to suck them out. This, in addition to efficient drying, ensures that the mold does not resurface.

To save your house from mold damage, contact SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford at (860) 667-9191. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Businesses in Newington Rely on SERVPRO for Water Damage Repairs

2/3/2023 (Permalink)

water damage setup Let SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford fix it, Don’t stress it.

Commercial Water Damage Repair in Newington Happens Fast with SERVPRO 

Water damage to your commercial property can have disastrous implications, including ruining the inventory and disrupting normal business operations. Furthermore, if the water damage repairs to your Newington property do not happen quickly, the water can cause irreparable structural damage.    

SERVPRO's restorers aim to carry out the water damage repair of your Newington property as quickly and safely as possible. We want to ensure that you can start serving your customers and resume normal business operations in the shortest time possible. SERVPRO uses some of the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment to expedite water restoration. 

Modifying the Properties of Air During Water Damage Remediation 

One of the ways how SERVPRO can speed up the restoration process is by modifying the physical properties of the drying air. We modify three properties of the air that encourage the evaporation and drying of wet materials:

Humidity, or the quantity of moisture in the air, can influence the drying rate. SERVPRO techs use some of the best dehumidifying equipment to reduce the humidity of the drying air so it can continuously accommodate more moisture from the wet surfaces without getting saturated.  

Air-moving equipment also plays a crucial role in improving the drying rate by replacing the cold, saturated boundary layer with the air from dehumidifiers. We use large axial air movers in commercial buildings to move large volumes of air close to the drying surface and speed up the process.  

Drying Structural Cavities 

Drying structural cavities can be complex. SERVPRO techs use positive air pressure to push dehumidified air using special vents attached to air movers into these cavities to accelerate drying.

Call SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford at (860) 667-9191; We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Fire Restoration Approaches in Newington Homes

1/4/2023 (Permalink)

Thick Smoke Cloud For any type of fire damage in your property you can count on SERVPRO to help.

When Fire Damage Strikes Your Newington Home-Call SERVPRO

After a fire disaster strikes your Newington home and you have the situation under control, the job is not over, so calling a professional to evaluate the resulting damages is essential. Rapid response can mean a lot in ensuring your property and possessions are restored. Also, you may want to avoid secondary damage, as water damage often follows after a fire because firefighters hose down the place to control flames.

The company handling fire restoration in your Newington home can significantly impact how long the process takes. Working with a company with limited resources and one without experience can slow down the process and may not complete the job correctly. SERVPRO understands how traumatic a fire can be and is dedicated to providing you with superior customer service, reliability, and quality workmanship during this stressful time. Our teams are familiar with most kinds of fire damage outcomes and know how to clean safely, efficiently, and effectively. Our customer support team keeps you confident in your home’s restoration progress.

Other factors that determine how long restoration can take include:

  • The extent of damage
  • Hazards present
  • Targets by the homeowner or restorer

Things Involved in Fire Damage

Damage caused during a fire incident can be diverse. It can involve issues in the structure and belongings and an overwhelming smoke and soot odor.

The restoration service includes:

  • Soot and odor removal
  • Controlled demolition
  • Safe removal of debris
  • Cleaning contents and decontamination

Some sections of your home may be irreparable, so SERVPRO performs controlled demolition to address the prevailing issues. Our crews demolish damaged drywall, flooring, ceilings, and other materials, then replace them.

SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford has you covered by offering professional and efficient smoke and fire restoration. Call us at (860) 667-9191 to have your home back to normal. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Water Damage Repair Includes Sanitizing Your Newington Home

12/6/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment Afraid your wood floors have been damaged by a Storm? No need to stress it, Let SERVPRO fix it.

Using Water Damage Repair to Undo a Storm's Effect 

When a disaster happens to your home in Newington, you want to go back to before the disaster happened, when things were clean and safe, secure, and familiar. SERVPRO can help your family do this with our professional water damage repair methods.

We carry out different activities when we work at a residence in Newington. Water damage repair work after a storm often requires sanitizing surfaces. We use approved agents for this, with many falling under the botanicals category. These are much friendlier to the environment and your home but perform excellently.

Surfaces can harbor pathogens and other debris. To make the affected area safe again, "Like it never even happened," we do the following:

  • Clear the area of debris
  • Rinse with water 
  • Apply sanitizing agent
  • Allow the area to dry

Debris might consist of nothing more than leaves or silt, or it could include heavier items or contain filth like sewage. We have the personal protective equipment for such instances. Because we work well as a team, this debris removal can happen quickly.

After we clear the area of solid debris, we rinse everything with clean water to flush out additional soiling. Any soil can harbor pathogens, and its presence also makes the sanitizing agent less effective.

We use spraying as a method for applying sanitizers. We might opt for spray bottles or a backpack-sized tank, depending on the size of the area we are treating. We scale it to the area needing to be treated, meaning you don't pay for materials we never use in cleaning up your property.

Afterward, we need the area to dry out. If necessary, we use an air mover to speed up drying. Sometimes turning the heat up a bit on your HVAC system is sufficient.

Once the area is clean and sanitary, we can move forward with tearing out destroyed materials, measuring for new ones, and getting those new materials installed.

SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford knows how to make a disaster a thing of the past for you. Call us at (860) 667-9191 for fast service.

Hire SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration in Your Newington House

11/2/2022 (Permalink)

Water On Floor Don’t let water damage overwhelm you, call the professionals at SERVPRO.

Tips for Successful Water Damage Restoration in Newington 

The intrusion of water into your building can be destructive. When left unattended, the excess moisture is likely to alter the indoor environment, and delaying the restoration process can lead to long-term effects on the building and the affected materials. The wise action is to contact credible restoration experts who can extract the water, decontaminate the contents and the structure and then dry it.

You have little to worry about since SERVPRO has a team of well-trained, fully equipped, and certified professional restorers. This means that we are prepared to perform water damage repair in your Newington residence, no matter the severity of the damage. Green cleaning is one of the areas in which SERVPRO is making strides. We have cleaning products aimed at making the water damage restoration process environmentally friendly, such as:

  • Window green clean, which is an alternative to conventional glass cleaners. It has no ammonia or solvents and no fragrances or dyes, with its components meeting EPA Design for the Environment and Green Seal guidelines.
  • All surface green clean is a better alternative to common hard surface cleaners. The pH is neutral, no fragrances or dyes are present, and the components are non-toxic, safe, free of phosphates, rapidly biodegradable, and VOC compliant.
  • Carpet and upholstery green clean is designed as one product that does all; both upholstery and carpets.

When cleaning, SERVPRO's main goal is usually the preservation of as much of the personal property as we can. We include such forms of cleaning as dry cleaning, spray and wipe cleaning, and wet cleaning, depending on the type of material we are restoring. Other methods like immersion, abrasive, and foam cleaning also apply and are usually accompanied by a mold remediation step.

Avoiding the escalation of the damages by calling restoration experts is the right way to restore your house. Contact SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford at (860) 667-9191 for help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.