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My Newington Business Has Water Damage. What Should I Do Next?

8/4/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Techs on the Scene Don't let water take over your business. We have the experienced technicians and equipment to get your business back in order. Call SERVPRO today.

SERVPRO Has Experienced Technicians That Will Assist You In Every Step Of The Water Damage Restoration Process To Get You Back To Business As Usual.

Can I Keep My Business Open During Restoration?

For any good business, one of the most significant concerns after suffering water damage is how long they need to close. Can they remain open while the office is being restored? Every business wants to keep its doors open as much as possible to avoid losing customers and revenue.

SERVPRO's objective is to complete your business's restoration after a water damage event in Newington as quickly as possible. We may be able to keep your business open during cleaning and drying activities. We can review the amount of water damage, whether it impacts the entire commercial space, and safety issues to help make this decision. Safety is the overriding concern for your employees and customers. We may be able to complete the job faster if access by customers and employees is limited; however, ultimately, this is a business decision for the commercial owner.

Can I Turn Off the Equipment During Business Hours?

There is a trade-off between running noisy equipment during business hours and trying to conduct normal business operations. The cost to run the equipment is less than $5.00 per day, depending on the loss's size. Allowing moisture to remain inside your commercial building increases the risk of mold growth and generating additional damage. Various structural components and business materials exposed to humidity increase the risk of permanent damage over an extended period.

SERVPRO strongly recommends that the equipment not be turned off at any time until moisture levels have returned to normal and your commercial space is thoroughly dried. Alternative arrangements may need to be considered, such as temporary office space, business continuity insurance to cover expenses and work from home possibilities. Our team is very much aware of these issues. We can work with your employees to mitigate the impact as much as possible.

Call SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford (860) 667-9191 to assist with water damage restoration of your commercial space.

Eliminating Commercial Water Damage In Your Newington Property

7/7/2022 (Permalink)

Mold on Wall Call (860) 667-9191 for disaster mitigation and restoration that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Eliminating Commercial Water Damage from a Newington Furniture Outlet

Furniture stores are packed with porous surfaces that can quickly become vulnerable to water damage. Water and mold damage cost over $2.5 billion to repair each year, and they can also cost businesses immensely in lost revenue and inventory. Fast action is necessary to preserve the safety of your structure and minimize inventory losses.

If your Newington business needs commercial water damage mitigation, the certified restoration technicians at SERVPRO are prepared to offer emergency-response cleanup 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All SERVPRO techs, staff, and franchise owners receive training and education on water damage mitigation and restoration to help business owners quickly turn their facilities around after damage. SERVPRO offers e-learning opportunities for employees and credit and non-credit courses and seminars for real estate and insurance professionals.

Tips for Commercial Water Damage:

  • Act quickly. Not only can mold start growing in as little as 24 to 48 hours after damage starts, but only drying visible water does not fix the damage.
  • Different materials have different needs. Ceiling tiles may require replacement instead of repair, while commercial hardwood can often be dried and reinstalled successfully. Furnishings also require fast care to prevent damage and mold growth.
  • Small fixes prevent big disasters. This includes maintaining roofing, clearing out gutters and drainage systems, and having licensed plumbers perform inspections of your property. These actions make it more likely that your insurer can approve your claim.
  • How SERVPRO Saves Your Storefront
  • After technicians measure the moisture content of affected materials, they can begin extracting moisture and preparing the space for drying. If the leak is in your ceiling, centrifugal air movers can be positioned to allow airflow after removing a couple of ceiling tiles to facilitate ventilation.

The affected furniture is cleaned with EPA-registered antimicrobials and dried with industrial-grade air movers and low-grain refrigerant dehumidifiers. Surface-level damage from clean water on hardwood can be extracted, cleaned, and dried, but it may be necessary to remove the finish to dry wet planks successfully.

SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford can leave your business looking “Like it never even happened.” Call (860) 667-9191 for disaster mitigation and restoration available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Addressing Mold Damage at Your Newington Commercial Premises

6/3/2022 (Permalink)

Microscopic Mold Image Let your local SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford professionals resolve your mold damage problems.

Mold Remediation by SERVPRO Halts Property Deterioration

When excessive moisture accumulates on building materials, mold growth often occurs, predominantly if the problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed. This could be due to a water damage incident. Delayed maintenance greatly contributes to moisture issues in commercial buildings. Therefore, a routine inspection of your Newington premises is essential in minimizing mold growth.

Still, you could suffer mold damage in your Newington business premises. The losses due to business interruption and remediation costs could add up if you do not have the situation under control. SERVPRO has a team of experts equipped to handle any size of mold issue you might be experiencing.

Moisture Sources

  • Plumbing leaks
  • HVAC systems
  • Poorly maintained drain pans
  • Roof leaks

Handling Mold Damage

Mold thrives where there is moisture and food source. Building materials such as sheetrock, carpeting, and ceiling tiles serve as attractive food sources for mold in commercial spaces. Given enough time, mold slowly destroys the things it grows on. However, our technicians may help prevent damage to building materials and furnishings by controlling moisture.

Steps in Controlling Mold

  • Containing areas with mold
  • Removing contaminated materials
  • Cleaning up moldy residues

Checking and repairing any water leaks inhibits any more water intrusion. Also, we dry wet areas and reduce the humidity level. Before handling any mold-infested materials, SERVPRO technicians mitigate the spread of spores by establishing containment. This helps contain the residues in the affected area.

As we clean, we remove all damaged materials to ease the process. Different methods can then be applied to clean. For example, a HEPA vacuum can remove loose mold fragments. Also, a wire brush is ideal for getting rid of mold on semi-porous materials.

SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford specializes in mold removal and can assist with ridding your property of any mold damage, "Like it never even happened." Also, our team can provide advice on how to prevent such build-up in the future. Call us at (860) 667-9191.

Who Can Restore the Water Damage in Hartford Business Offices Fast?

4/10/2022 (Permalink)

a puddle of water on hardwood floor When your business is dealing with water damage, you need an experienced commercial remediation company. Contact SERVPRO for effective services.

SERVPRO Supports Local Businesses by Offering Top of the Line Water Damage Restoration Services Round the Clock Every Day of the Year.

Water damage in office buildings catering to Hartford's insurance industry needs a quick turn-around. Regardless of the source of the damage, your business center requires rapid water removal and structural drying to protect meeting and work spaces and the data and electronic equipment that are the foundation of modern business operations.

How Quickly Can I Expect a Response to a Water Loss Emergency?

Outstanding water damage restoration in Hartford businesses depends on speed, skill, and state of the art equipment. Our local presence and the many years of experience in the restoration industry represented by our managers and technicians meet or exceed your expectations of fast and competent water damage recovery services. Highly efficient water extraction and drying equipment are always available to our crews, permitting us to achieve the goal of "Like it never even happened," swiftly and successfully.

I Prefer to Be Proactive -- Is There a Way to Plan for Water Damage Restoration?

SERVPRO encourages our commercial customers to consider developing an Emergency READY Profile and Plan (ERP) in collaboration with seasoned project managers. Although it is preferable that the disasters for which an ERP prepares never occur, having a plan in place has many advantages:

  • Restorers have detailed information about your business's physical layout and operations before arriving to respond to a crisis
  • IICRC-certified restoration professionals make preloss suggestions to minimize or avoid water damage to structural components or contents after assessing your space -- adapting as suggested can save time and expense 
  • Business owners or building managers can designate a chain of command, designating individuals who can direct restoration if you are unavailable

Rely on the professionals at SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford when water damage threatens to overwhelm your business operations. Call us at (860) 667-9191 for rapid restoration and consider working with us on a proactive ERP now.

Why Do Newington Businesses Need Water Restoration Companies?

2/21/2022 (Permalink)

Standing water on floor of business Water damage can occur from may sources. SERVPRO is always available for fast remediation.

Commercial Water Restoration Companies Like SERVPRO Act Fast in Newington

Water is only supposed to occupy specific areas of your Newington business. However, it can find its way into other spaces, which leads to damage, downtime, and possible hazards. Not only can it ruin building materials and furnishings, but you run the risk of harm to inventory, equipment, and the potential for black mold growth. Water restoration teams like we have at SERVPRO get in to get the job done fast, so your business never misses a beat.

Why call water restoration companies in Newington when I could use my in-house janitorial staff? Unless they have specific water removal services and drying training, they could do more harm than good. There are some common reasons commercial businesses in the area call us for water restoration. Knowing how to spot the following will tell you when it is time to contact SERVPRO for assistance:

  • Leaking or burst pipes –Pipes are under a certain amount of pressure each day. Clogs or fractures can spell issues with a leak or a burst pipe that sends hundreds of gallons into your commercial building.
  • Broken appliances or machinery –Your HVAC system, company lounge appliances, washers, dishwashing equipment, refrigerators, and more can all lead to leaks and spills. In some instances, you may also have moisture buildup behind equipment or appliances that become an issue with damaged materials or mold growth.
  • Weather disasters –You cannot control the weather, but you can be prepared and have SERVPRO’s number handy should disaster strike. We offer storm response and water removal services to handle flooding, storm damage, and more.

No matter the water damage, you need water restoration companies like SERVPRO of Newington/Central Hartford to make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (860) 667-9191 to deploy a crew or request help online!

Why Is Professional Assistance Essential During Water Damage Cleanup in Hartford Premises?

12/13/2021 (Permalink)

Regardless of the amount of excess water, damage can quickly ensue. Contact SERVPRO to arrive on the scene with the technicians and help needed.

SERVPRO Provides Resources to Ensure You Achieve All the Necessary Goals From Such an Exercise

Cleaning is a daily activity in Hartford business premises. Since many aspects of cleaning, like mopping floors or cleaning contents, involve using water, you might believe you can also handle water damage cleanup exercises on your own. However, there are several reasons why you may need help.

The goals you want to achieve during water damage cleanup at your Hartford property are one of the reasons why you might be better off seeking help. While some goals are driven by personal preference, others are all about practicality. SERVPRO can help perform a cleanup achieving all the necessary goals conveniently.

Essential goals of a cleanup exercise are to ensure the property:

  • Looks and feels clean
  • Smells clean
  • Dries fast
  • Is sanitized

Simultaneously achieving all these goals requires sufficient resource deployment, so it might be difficult to handle the process on your own. One unique reason why SERVPRO delivers is by combining different techniques at every stage of the cleaning process. For instance, setting up dehumidifiers around the property before starting water extraction ensures the property dries faster since the removal of stagnant water and management of humidity levels happens concurrently.

When cleaning any soiled areas, sophisticated cleaning equipment like pressure washers, rotating brushes, or even wet vacs helps improve thoroughness. However, our SERVPRO technicians take other steps to meet the other cleaning goals. For instance, we mix cleaning solutions with deodorizers to remove any bad odors from cleaned areas. We also apply antimicrobials beneath and on the surface of floor coverings such as carpets to ensure sanitary conditions. 

SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford has sufficient resources to help you achieve any water damage cleanup goals. Call us at (860) 667-9191. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Staff Janitorial Crew Versus Commercial Water Damage Restoration Help for Your Hartford Business

10/6/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has the manpower and equipment for any size commercial water damage restoration project. Call now!

SERVPRO Helps Hartford Business Owners with Proven Water Damage CleanUp and Restoration

If there is one thing you cannot have at your place of business, it is downtime. Unfortunately, if you have an incident like burst pipes or the need for cleaning up after a sewer backup, there will be a notable disruption in your daily operations. Working with a team that knows how to execute safe and adequate water damage remediation will help to limit downtime or even save you some money on the overall restoration. SERVPRO offers water removal services to address whatever needs your Hartford business may have. All a business owner or manager has to do is get in contact with us, and we can be there within hours – We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

When tackling commercial water damage restoration in Hartford, we follow local guidelines for cleaning, water removal, and disposal of unsalvageable materials. We arrive promptly with the vehicles of our Green Fleet packed with the latest technology, products, and equipment to help us meet our water clean-up goals. But why hire SERVPRO rather than use your on-staff janitorial crew? 

  • SERVPRO works diligently to restore versus replace, saving you money
  • Our team follows all protocols for site safety for both your staff as well as our technicians
  • We are IICRC-certified, allowing us to carefully restore your commercial property while minimizing business interruption and inconvenience
  • The crew takes the time to document all processes and damages to allow for full transparency
  • We are available to work with your insurance provider to help facilitate your water damage claim
  • Our services encompass water mitigation, structural drying, document drying, contents cleaning, repairs, and more

Calling (860) 667-9191 will initiate a crew from SERVPRO of Newington/Central Hartford to handle your commercial water damage restoration needs.

How Does Water Get Removed from Carpets in Newington Office Buildings?

9/7/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage to your commercial building is a job for SERVPRO. We will have your building back to preloss condition ASAP.

Extraction Involves Multiple Tools in Our Inventory to Protect Newington Properties. 

The earliest efforts that our SERVPRO team provides after water damage can be critical in getting your doors back open as soon as possible. Because it is our business to get you back in business, we have mitigation objectives that include:

  • Content relocation
  • Surface water removal
  • Debris/bulk material removal

The First Pass with a Carpet Wand 

Water damage restoration for Newington office buildings begins with managing the active threats to the property. Carpet wands attached to truck-mount extractors or portable units provide a single pass on the exposed carpets to prevent moisture migration. After this, the responding technicians fixate on other emergency services for the structure. 

Deep Extraction Solutions for Carpets 

Carpet wands can be a highly productive extraction device for office buildings for containment, but it is often other water removal tools in our inventory that do the heaviest lifting in the mitigation of water-damaged commercial properties. Deep extraction of these floors involves units like our weighted extractors.

Can Damaged Carpet Be Repaired? 

Carpeting can become quickly and permanently damaged after even brief periods of saturation. Short pile carpets that glue down for installation to concrete subflooring might be easier to extract water from but are also easy to harm if this extraction does not happen soon enough irreparably. Delamination and other processes can separate layers of carpet backing, and only in its earliest and least intrusive stages can this be repaired.

Before your office building gets relieved of water damage and restoration is underway, trapped moisture in the short-pile carpeting must get addressed and removed. An evaluation of the flooring’s condition can decide the needed approach to recovering the office space. Our SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford team is ready to help 24/7 at (860) 667-9191.

What is the Best Way to Protect Stock in a Newington Warehouse During Commercial Water Damage Restoration

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial water damage can affect many aspects of your business. Contact SERVPRO to assess the situation and formulate a remediation plan.

SERVPRO Techs Work to Minimize the Need to Replace Items Due to Water Damage in Newington Properties

When the need for water removal happens in a Newington warehouse, the elevated moisture levels can cause damage to items in cardboard boxes and paper products. Failure to protect existing stock items can increase the cost to the property owner in terms of replacement of these items.

SERVPRO techs assisting Newington business properties with commercial water damage restoration services bring more than equipment to the work-site. The technicians perform several actions to help limit the damage to stored stock within warehouses and backrooms:

  • Taking air moisture readings and removing stock in high humidity conditions
  • Setting up containment to assist in keeping stock dry
  • Performing organized pack-out services as needed

The techs sometimes only need to cover items during the water cleanup job. When air moisture readings show high humidity conditions, the techs often opt to remove items in boxes or paper-based products to be certain these things receive no ill-effects from the moisture. The organized pack-out is a detailed process that records the area the items get removed from, their condition and exactly where they get placed so if the property owner has a question regarding a specific article, SERVPRO can get it without delay.

SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford at (860) 667-9191 stands ready to assist local Newington businesses with any size or type of commercial water damage restoration.

What Processes Remove Mold Odors from Newington Offices?

6/7/2021 (Permalink)

Mold growth affects IAQ indoor air quality in Newington Commercial Structures--Call SERVPRO for remediation

Deodorization is vital in restoring normal work conditions for staff and customers in Newington businesses

Office buildings can be notorious for allowing the fast and devastating spread of disaster effects, especially microorganisms seeking new surfaces in moist conditions. Active colonization can produce volatile organic compounds that are a hazard for those exposed and overwhelming musty odors in many cases. Even with prompt remediation solutions, deodorization must occur to get the office back up and running as soon as possible.

A Deodorizing Restoration Tactic for Damaged Newington Offices

Mold removal for Newington businesses is only part of the obstacles to getting an office back to normal operations. After remediation treatments like antimicrobial cleaning and surface sanding, drywall and other building materials require repainting to return to their original appearance. By using a special odor sealing primer before the topcoat, our SERVPRO team can often quickly avoid lengthy deodorization processes with other tools in our inventory like:

  • Foggers
  • Air scrubbers
  • Hydroxyl machines
  • Odor counteractants

Deodorization can be a formidable lingering process that requires several tactics and techniques to finish. As a leading mold removal team, our SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford professionals can help you through many of the steps to getting your doors back open. Call us today at (860) 667-9191.

When Should Newington Salon Owners Call For Professional Mold Removal?

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

Mold will spread like wildfire within 24 to 48 hours. SERVPRO has trained technicians and experience for any mold remediation service needed.

SERVPRO takes care of mold Remediation in Newington

Salons are places that people come to feel good about themselves and to be pampered. Customers expect to have a lovely experience in a welcoming environment and leave feeling on top of the world. That means mold is a huge no-no. The fungus will make your salon smell musty and look unprofessional.

But when should you call for professional mold removal in your Newington salon? Should you deal with small amounts of mold yourself but call an expert for a large outbreak?

The answer is simple – call for professional help as soon as you notice signs of fungus. It is always better to call the professionals because:

  • Using bleach or any everyday cleaning products can make mold damage worse.
  • Black mold damage repairs may cause health effects, and it is much better to call in a company that comes with protective equipment. 
  • We have thermal cameras and hygrometers to assess your salon and seek out hidden mold sources.

Calling SERVPRO means getting a fast, reliable mold removal service you can trust. So do not delay. Call SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford at (860) 667-9191.

What Are the Leading Causes of Restaurant Fire Damage?

2/12/2021 (Permalink)

We understand the dangers of fire damages and the need for rapid response to your business property. We will have you back to business in no time.

SERVPRO Helps Hartford Eateries Deal With Fire Damage

A fire is a nightmare for any restaurant owner, frequently causing large amounts of damage and causing restaurants to close down.

When it comes to fire damage in your Hartford eatery, prevention is better than cure. If you can take steps to prevent fire, that is better for everyone. The three most significant risks to be aware of are:

  • Gas leaks and the resulting explosions.
  • Faulty wiring or incorrectly wired appliances.
  • Grease traps and grease fires.

These issues are often preventable. Ensure your staff is trained to keep the kitchen spotlessly clean, and ensure all gas lines and wiring are properly maintained.

If a fire occurs, call SERVPRO. We arrive quickly to secure your building and mitigate any risks. Then we deal with soot damage, odors, and leftover water from fire-hoses. We have specialist cleaning units and preparations suitable for wood, metal, and upholstery. We can even liaise with your insurers and provide photographic evidence of damages.

If fire damage strikes your restaurant, do not despair. Call SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford at (860) 667-9191.

Newington Residents Can Check Out the Cookbook Club

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

Lengthen your recipes list with Miss Beth’s virtual cooking event sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

A Virtual Event So You Don’t Even Have to Leave Your Newington Home

A fun way to expand your recipes is by joining in with the Cookbook Club. It is part of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library programs. Tune in to this interesting video cooking demonstration led by Miss Beth. She will be showing online visitors how to make a butternut squash pouf. It is a tasty twist on the traditional side dishes served during the holidays. 

The Friends of the Library are sponsoring the virtual workshop. It takes place on December 8, 2020. It will be available from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  Check the library’s website the day of the event for the link. 

SERVPRO Provides Commercial Mold Remediation to Newington

At SERVPRO, we are thankful for virtual events during these trying terms. We are also thankful that we can provide mold remediation to Newington businesses. Even small fires can cause severe smoke damage. We can clean and restore your business if it has been impacted by mold. 

 Ask for information about our ERP program that helps businesses prepare for emergencies before they happen. Contact SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford at (860) 667-9191.

Newington Businesses Depend on SERVPRO for Fire Recovery Services

11/3/2020 (Permalink)

Need help with fire damage in your Newington business? Here is your answer--SERVPRO!

If You Need Fire Recovery – Bistro, Restaurant, or Other Eatery – We’ve Got You Covered

In colonial days large-sized barrels were known as “pipes”. They were used in trade, and Newington was a primary source of the staves needed to make the pipes due to the abundance of forest land. The area became known as Pipestem Swamp. It was later called Cow Plain and then West Farms due to being used for a cow pasture, and then an expanse for new farms. In 1721 it was granted the name Newington which means “new town in the meadow”. It certainly was an apt name for this quaint village. Along the way, some interesting things occurred:

  • The town was incorporated in 1871
  • The precursor to the Berlin Turnpike began in 1878
  • American Radio Relay League is located here
  • In 1812, Levi Lusk established a tavern on the turnpike
  • The first telephone was installed in John’s Gish Store in 1883
  • Trolley service started in 1894
  • It cost $0.05 to ride the trolley into Hartford
  • Connecticut’s first tuberculosis sanitarium was established in 1911
  • Berlin Turnpike renames the Hartford/Newhaven Turnpike in 1942

Today Newington is a thriving community with many bistros and restaurants. Residents and visitors alike can satisfy their taste buds by dining at:

  • Goldburgers
  • Joey Garlics’ Newington
  • Cora Cora
  • Rooster Co.
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House
  • Puerto Vallarta
  • Yannis Pizza Restaurant
  • Mykonos Mediterranean Restaurant
  • Lucky Lou’s Bar & Grill
  • The Sloppy Waffle
  • The Little Cake Café
  • Restaurant Bricco
  • Casa Mia on the Hill
  • Taj Al Sham Cuisine
  • Chef’s Dog House
  • Sophia’s Breakfast & Lunch

That is just a sampling of the wonderful variety of food one can enjoy.  The town is full of diverse flavors and international cuisine.

Mill Pond Falls

One of the favorite places to see in the area is Mill Pond Falls. This lovely waterfall is known as “the smallest natural waterfall in the US. Each fall, a local festival is held celebrating the waterfall. It all began in 1860 when a sawmill was constructed on Mill Pond. Back then, the town was part of the city of Wethersfield.  Sawmills played a crucial part in the making of the pipe staves, and the building of the mill did much to promote the local economy.

Water is needed to run a sawmill, and Mill Pond was the perfect location. While the sawmill no longer exists, the falls remain a source of local history and beauty. They are featured on the Newington Town Seal. Mill Pond Park was built around the falls, and folks can:

  • Walk
  • Bike
  • Fish
  • Swim in a public pool.
  • Stop and rest in the gazebo
  • Enjoy the gardens
  • Picnic
  • Listen to concerts
  • Play basketball, baseball, tennis, or soccer
  • Relax with the kids at the playground
  • Hike the trails
  • Grab a bite from the concession stands

Mills Pond Park is a great place to spend the day. You can reserve picnic areas for local functions. There is an activity to enjoy for everyone in the family. If you ever wanted to learn how to play Cornhole or participate in a league, the park is the place to do it.

Newington Celebrations

During the summer, the town hosts the Newington Extravaganza, and visitors can enjoy boating around the pond. Weddings and other ceremonies often place in the beautifully landscaped garden area. It is a favorite for photoshoots as well. In the fall, the Waterfall Festival takes place. It is a time of reflection and fun. Vendors of all kinds gather to share their goods, music groups from local schools can be enjoyed, and various organizations sponsor different events. One of the main events is the “Artist’s Chalk Walk”. Kids and adults compete against each other for prizes, and the residents vote for the winners. It’s an event the whole town looks forward to each year. Everyone can be an artist, at least during this special day.

Other special events throughout the year include:

  • Kindness Counts
  • Halloween Party
  • Motorcycle Madness
  • Edythe and Harry Mandell Summer Concert Series
  • Touch-a-Truck
  • Night of Lights
  • Visits with Santa
  • Winter Wonderland

Mills Pond Park never lacks for something to see and do. Whether you are going out for a meal, looking for a lazy day in the park, or a special event for the entire family, Newington offers the opportunity.

The Thankful Tree – A Reminder of the Past

The town of Newington owes much to the sawmill that is long gone and the little waterfall that powered it. They have recognized this over the years, and on April 17, 2010, planted a magnificent Crimson Maple. It stands in front of the waterfall as a place of reflection and reminds residents of the need to be thankful for what has been given.

What is the Purpose of a Fire Restoration Company Like SERVPRO?

Our main goal is to help businesses through a difficult time. How we do that is through our fire restoration services. We mitigate fire damage to local businesses by providing cleanup, repair, and restoration. This includes:

  • Doing a thorough scope of the commercial facility
  • Establishing a plan of action based on the findings
  • Removal of debris or charred materials
  • Mitigate residual water, odor, and soot damage

We strive to return your bistro to preloss conditions whenever possible. As the proprietor, our fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) work with you to determine the best action to rebuild the eatery.

Fast Response Time

Responding rapidly to any commercial fire is vital. The longer water, soot, and smoke residue sit, the more damage they do. The chemicals used in putting out the fire needs to be cleaned up, and the building has to be dried out. Secondary damage such as mold can occur if immediate remediation does not occur. Our technicians work as quickly as possible to lessen the fire’s impact.

What Type of Problems Does SERVPRO Deal with on Commercial Properties?

Our Green Team mitigates a variety of issues when it comes to business fires. What we do also depends on how destructive the fire was and how much of the building was impacted. Smoke can spread rapidly and cause damage to non-impacted regions. But the three main problems we handle include:

  • Residual Water
  • Soot Removal
  • Smoke Odors

Serving Up Delicious Meals

SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford wants you to do what you do best - serving up tasty food to the many customers who rely on you. By providing fire recovery, bistro type eateries can open faster when using SERVPRO. Contact us at (860) 667-9191. We enjoy good food and want to help keep your doors open.

Commercial Water Damage Newington

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

Don't let your business in Newington take a hit from a storm. Call the professionals in SERVPRO to mitigate all of your storm needs.

How Much Does Commercial Restoration Cost to Businesses?

Costings Can Vary Dramatically for Water Damage Depending on How Quickly Mitigative Procedure Begins.

Use a Newington Restorer to Ensure your Business Makes a Full Recovery.

Who is liable for commercial property damage?

There is a wide range of policies available for commercial premises, but coverage can differ significantly between properties. Your insurance may cover plumbing issues, for example, but not flood incidents or heavy rainfall. Checking your coverage for accidental damages is a prudent move, and you should arrange a policy to cover drainage issues, sprinkler malfunctions, or heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units, which are all familiar sources of water emergency for Newington businesses. Equally important is to ensure you engage with professional restorers as early as possible to limit potential losses. Sometimes, water issues can force a temporary closure with lost revenue coverage available from business interruption insurance. SERVPRO endeavors to complete restoration at your commercial property on time and budget. 

What categories of water damage are there for business premises?

  • Category one water emergencies represent the least amount of water intrusion, with less than five percent of building materials absorbing moisture. These may be the result of a slow leak, sewer backup or other confined plumbing issue
  • Category two is for water intrusion that affects between five and forty percent of the building. These may include ceilings, floors, drywall, and baseboard. Category two covers water migration throughout a building rather than in one contained area
  • Class three represents the most considerable amount of water absorption into materials. It usually covers long-term water damage that may have lasted several hours or days, for example, a burst pipe that is not noticed over the weekend.
  • Class four water impact is when water intrusion penetrates all levels of building construction, for example, in a flood situation where there are significant amounts of standing water and migration.

How do you know how much equipment to use for water restoration?

Equipment calculations are a precise science with each piece of equipment used concerning the levels of water saturation in materials and the amount of air per cubic feet in the building. Most restoration involves using a combination of air-moving equipment and dehumidifiers in a closed environment. Closed environments allow technicians to have more robust control of indoor conditions, which can aid in setting up a drying zone. When calculating equipment, technicians need to balance the number of air-movers with the number of dehumidifiers to ensure drying is as efficient as possible.

Do restoration services need to use mains electricity?

Powering equipment is usually sourced from the premises mains to ensure that devices can run overnight and reduce the overall time of restoration. However, in some cases with water intrusion, it can be unsafe to rely entirely on infrastructure electricity. SERVPRO can bring industrial generators to a commercial site as an alternative power source. Temperature is an essential component of the drying procedure. Our technicians can use portable heaters to raise the temperature of larger spaces or create smaller drying zones by using plastic sheeting held with sandbags and inflated using an air mover.

What methods are there to control odor in wet premises?

  • Direct deodorization could include fogging equipment, misters as well as pressure sprays and odor neutralizing pellets
  • Air scrubbing equipment can be an effective way of removing unpleasant odors while restoring indoor air quality. Air-scrubbers use high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters to remove odor and contamination from an indoor environment
  • If the building is evacuated, we may use an ozone generator. Ozone generators use unstable o3 gases which permanently alter an indoor atmosphere and eliminate odors

When do I receive an estimate for insurers?

It is not uncommon for restoration to begin before the property manager receives an estimate. However, a written authorization to begin the service must be signed off. Usually, the drying process is well underway by the time an estimate is produced. The reason why estimates are given after work begins is that certain mitigation procedures need to be undertaken straight away to reduce harm. The other reason is that it can be challenging to assess the true damages that water causes to a building using visual inspection. Often there is a thorough measuring process to understand how far the water has migrated into surfaces. SERVPRO record outcomes in a digital dry book. The Dry Book provides a precise record of the work and extent of damage that can be accessed by both the policyholder as well as an adjuster. At the end of service, our crew chiefs or project manager can conduct a walkthrough with you referencing the dry book to explain work completed.

When your business suffers water intrusion uses an experienced commercial provider to restore the damages. Contact SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford at (860) 337-2043.

How Can I Sanitize My Newington Restaurant After It Suffers From Flood Damage?

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

After experiencing flood damage in your Newington eatery, our SERVPRO technicians can contain the affected areas.

Our SERVPRO Technicians Can Clean And Apply Disinfectant Anything That Got Wet Inside Your Newington Restaurant

Restaurants are one type of business where you must maintain a clean building as a part of health code standards. If muddy waters enter your dining room due to flooding, then there is a chance that harmful contaminants could have got into your place of business.

What Special Precautions Get Taken To Help Reduce Contamination?

    •    Containment: After experiencing flood damage in your Newington eatery, our SERVPRO technicians can contain the affected areas so that contaminants cannot spread throughout your structure.
    •    Cleaning the air: Once a containment chamber is set up in the affected regions of your building, we can then attach an air scrubber to it that creates negative air pressure and will capture any airborne microorganisms.
    •    Removal Of Contaminated Items: Since the water entering your dining room from the outside could be contaminated, we must remove any porous items that got wet such as your carpets or chairs.

What Other Steps Can Be Taken To Remove The Contaminated Water?
Once all porous items have been discarded and containment has been established, we can then extract any remaining standing water using submersible pumps or heavy-duty extractors. Once all of the liquids have been removed, we can then start the applied structural drying or ASD step. During the ASD process, we can set up air movers and dehumidifiers that help speed up the natural evaporation and drying process.

Is There Anything Else That Can Be Done To Ensure My Building Is Disinfected?

    •    Final Clean: Once everything is dried out, we then conduct a final cleaning that consists of vacuuming up loose debris and scrubbing surfaces with water-based detergents.
    •    Sealing: If your subfloors, wooden studs, or other items got wet, we could spray them with specialized sealant paint.
    •    Applying Disinfectant: Before and after the cleaning process, we can apply antimicrobial agents with a pump sprayer that can kill pathogens.

To make sure your restaurant is clean and sanitized after a flood strikes the town, call SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford at (860) 667-9191 24/7.

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Flood Damage In Your Hartford Office

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

Call us at (860) 667-9191 to schedule an evaluation and discuss the opportunities available.

Let Our Pros Clean Flood Damage When Your Hartford Office Is at Risk

Like many Hartford business owners, you bid out the cleaning chores to a professional service. This time and task saver has worked out well, but flooding in the offices of your company is a cleanup job that differs significantly from the day to day efforts of the team you have on contract. Our managers and technicians master a wide range of water and flood event recovery strategies during their completion of the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) courses. We can help you navigate a flooding cleanup event.

Flood Recovery Can Be a Maze
The agenda needed to clean flood damage in your Hartford office building must be flexible while always meeting or exceeding restoration industry standards. No two sites are the same, and locating all the spaces and items compromised by floodwater requires a deliberate process that anticipates and responds to both expected and unexpected cleaning challenges. Expect us to thoroughly inspect the affected areas to ensure that we have a firm grasp of the following:

    •    Flood source(s) and entry sites(s)
    •    Contamination category of the fluids
    •    Visible migration and damage to structures
    •    Obscured migration and damage to structures (requires moisture detection and monitoring devices)
    •    Damage to fixtures and contents

Business Operations During Flood Clean Up
The biggest question for SERVPRO’s business customers often is not whether we can complete the project effectively, but how much disruption the flood clean up can cause. We have experience employing a broad range of plans of action that permit you to carry on most of your operations as the flood damage abatement proceeds. Clear communication with your and your insurer throughout is essential. We can offer, among other options:

    •    Emergency mitigation in areas critical to your business -- examples are removing wet carpet and residual moisture from solid surfaces like tile and terrazzo to create a temporary workspace for your employees
    •    Containment of the affected area using 6-mil polyethylene and air scrubbing technology to seal off unaffected spaces as we clean the flood damage
    •    Pack-outs of saturated furnishings for restoration at our production facilities while you use short-term substitutions to create temporary work stations for your staff

The benefits of partnering with SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford during flood clean up are extensive. Call us at (860) 667-9191 to schedule an evaluation and discuss the opportunities available.

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We Are The Experts You Can Trust In Hartford After A Flood

11/11/2019 (Permalink)

The roof gave way from a severe wind storm and broke the ceiling tiles and debris scattered in this room. We arrived right away to begin restoration.

Flood Damage Affects Wood Flooring In Your Hartford Area Home

Obviously, the faster we remove water, the less damage it can do. However, it also helps to work with a professional who knows how moisture affects different materials to dry them properly. Permeance and exposure time are two significant variables professionals use to determine the amount of damage to specific materials. 

The time it takes the homeowner to respond and how they react to flood damage in their Hartford area property play a severe role in the quality of the restoration they receive. The same goes for the response time of your restoration expert, 24-hour emergency cleanup and restoration services are an absolute must when dealing with this type of damage on your property.

SERVPRO technicians understand how wood naturally contains moisture; the average moisture content of structural wood in North America is 10%. Wood expands when it absorbs excess moisture and often warps. Expanded boards push against each other and buckle at the joints where boards meet, or at the wall. The amount of buckling depends on how much moisture gets absorbed and the type of wood that exists.

Buckling and warping may become permanent, requiring replacement if not dried properly. Refinishing cannot remove this type of flood damage. Therefore, SERVPRO technicians use a variety of equipment to extract water and dry saturated wood floors in a quick, efficient manner. 

  • Cupping occurs when water gets absorbed through the bottom or sides of the wood. The edges raise, or “cup” slightly.
  • Crowning can happen when the top of the wood holds more moisture than the sides or bottom. Wood arches upward in the center, creating a bowed shape. 

Particleboard, plywood, and oriented strand board (OSB) are durable enough to withstand some exposure to moisture. However, these materials are at-risk, if put together with glue that can dissolve in water. In such cases, plywood may delaminate while particleboard and OSB disintegrates, and all three can swell, warp, or buckle.

Moisture affects wood framing within your structure, in rare situations, wood warps to the point of disrepair. Finishes on wood affect both the absorption and evaporation rate by making the wood’s surface less porous.

At SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford, we stand ready to answer your call, providing expert cleanup and flood damage restoration services you can trust. (860) 667-9191.

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How SERVPRO Uses Software to Help Manage Flood Loss Events

9/16/2019 (Permalink)

Our team is always on call and ready to handle your water damage emergency.

Software That Helps Hartford Shops in Flood Loss Situations 

The restoration industry is an evolving commerce that continues to grow and expand using the latest technology. These advancements allow qualified technicians like ours to provide lasting impacts on Hartford businesses suffering water and flood losses. With hundreds of shops throughout the city, our premier restoration team finds new strategies and methods. Our goal is to provide efficient and thorough service that gets your doors back open as quickly as possible. We have embraced the technological advancements of the industry and provided some SERVPRO specific spins on these advanced strategies. 

While software cannot help us dry or extract flood damage in Hartford shops in the business districts, it can help us to manage these emergencies better. As much as industry professionals and insurance adjusters can benefit from our monitoring software, we also encourage our commercial clients to gain a more intimate understanding of our Emergency READY Profile Program to help share vital data about your business during a crisis. 


DryBook software is a program that allows us to document the drying process in flooded area businesses. We know that time is money in commercial projects, and you want up-to-the-minute information whenever possible about the progress of both drying efforts and other related tasks. This software is unique to our brand and can help us to coordinate information between our personnel, your insurance provider, and the customer to keep everyone on the same page. 

Emergency READY Profiles 

This program is one that our SERVPRO team is helping to implement to save our commercial customers time and money during a crisis. This no-cost assessment of your business can help to identify vital information you can use during an emergency. Data such as shut-off valves and emergency contact information can help prevent widespread catastrophe. This free app also gives access to those that need to notify our team about disasters in progress. The faster we get informed about flooding, for instance, the less destruction standing water can cause.   

Software and technology are changing the way that we can interact with our customers and help them to make loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” If you want to know more about the way we are expanding our restoration practices during flood losses and other emergencies, give our SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford team a call today at (860) 667-9191.

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Call Us 24/7 To Restore Your Hartford Schools After Flood Damage Hits

8/6/2019 (Permalink)

This photo shows the muddy debris from the groundwater that entered this school corridor. SERVPRO had the advanced equipment for water extraction.

How SERVPRO Handles Commercial Flood Damage in Hartford Schools

Water damage in any type of business or municipal building is bad enough. Then factor in the added challenges of cleaning up a groundwater intrusion. This type of loss is particularly daunting due to the potential for the water to carry in debris, mud, and contaminants. Safety for both employees and the public is a priority.

When cleaning up commercial flood damage in a Hartford school, SERVPRO technicians first test the water on arrival. It is vital to determine the nature of any toxins or contaminants in the water, so we apply the proper cleaners to sanitize the property. If there was anything fortunate about the incident, the only positive side was that the kids were on summer break and very few people needed to access the property during mitigation.

We partitioned off the water-loss affected area to stop other people entering the building from coming into contact with the groundwater while we cleaned it up. SERVPRO technicians wear protective gear and have certifications for handling category three biohazards safely. 

Common issues we handle during flood cleanup:

  • Debris brought in with the groundwater-Mud and dirt are a common feature with flood damage 
  • Flood damaged sheetrock-When exposed to water, it wicked moisture quickly and required flood cuts to remove the damaged building materials while leaving portions without water damage in place. 
  • Water follows the path of least resistance-We scope all areas to determine pathways of water migration and ensure no areas of excessive moisture are left. 
  • Move out furnishings for cleaning-Fortunately, the classroom desks and chairs were constructed from rust-resistant metal and had the potential for cleaning and disinfection. 

Mold is a genuine concern after any type of flood damage, and our technicians set drying goals for the property with this in mind. While zero is not an attainable goal, mold does not thrive under 45% humidity, and we dry the structure until we hit our pre-set mark. Once dry, we disinfect and perform any needed odor treatments to return the school building to its preloss condition and get it ready for class.

SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford stands ready to support our local community whenever there is commercial flood damage. Call us 24/7 at (860) 667-9191 no matter how large or small because We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Fast Extraction Is Crucial When Dealing With Water Damage In Your Hartford Warehouse

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

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Fast Extraction Solutions For Your Hartford Warehouse

Hartford is among the top five biggest cities through the state, with more than 120,000 people, and as a result, has bustling commercial districts and remains a hub of business. Your warehouse stores inventory for multiple franchise locations, and can also serve as a distribution center for specific items shipped directly to customers. With the speed of business and how reliant, the parent company is to your facility, your warehouse functions 24 hours a day. When disasters like flooding occur, you need a fast and effective response to protect your employees, your building, and the vital stock and inventory.

Protecting the items within your Hartford warehouse from impending flood damage requires precision and a carefully orchestrated plan completed with trained professionals like our SERVPRO team. We have a contents department that can work immediately to address the pressing risks to the stock, inventory, equipment, and documents that you have in the facility. With full trailers and trucks that arrive at your building along with our rapid response team, we can begin moving at-risk items out of the facility for focused cleaning/disinfection, drying efforts, and safekeeping in a climate-controlled environment.

Even with the bulk of threatened contents getting removed or relocated to a safer part of the facility, our professionals must also address the standing water throughout the building. With the open floor plans of your warehouse, water damage can spread considerable distances unhindered. The extraction must happen through the use of several pieces of equipment, often beginning with our powerful truck-mounted options.

We can then pursue other damaged areas of the property with our other extraction tools such as our submersible pumps, wet-vacs with extraction wands, and similar choices. Once our SERVPRO team successfully removes the standing water, they can get to work on protecting the warehouse with rapid drying solutions.

With the city being a hub for activity for the entire state, a disaster like flooding can halt production and compromise the reputation of the company you represent. Let our SERVPRO of Newington / Central Hartford help keep your business going even after a disaster by calling (860) 667-9191.

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