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SERVPRO is a Trusted Name in New Haven for Fire Damage Restoration

7/14/2021 (Permalink)

smoke from fire Smoke and soot residue removal is a job for a professional outfit. SERVPRO has you covered from start to finish in all fire damage restoration service

SERVPRO Brings Premier Fire Damage Restoration Service to New Haven Homes at a Fraction of the Cost

Cleaning different residues during fire damage restoration of your New Haven home is a job for expert restorers. The IICRC certified SERVPRO restoration experts use several techniques to eliminate the residues carefully without damaging the surface. 

SERVPRO techs use different approaches to clean the residue during fire damage restoration of your New Haven home, depending on the type and amount of the residue. Residues that are oily and wet are much more difficult to clean than the drier residues. SERVPRO techs clean some of the oily residues by using detergents and solvent-based cleaners. However, some residues that can chemically react with the surfaces can’t be cleaned by these methods alone. To eliminate such residues, we alter them chemically using advanced cleaning products. 

How SERVPRO Chemically Alters Residues During House Fire Cleanup in New Haven? 

SERVPRO experts use processes like enzyme digestion, bleaching, and oxidation to clean difficult-to-clean residues from your fire-damaged homes at New Haven.  

  • Enzyme digestion- Enzymes are substances that can digest protein residues. Once the digestion is complete, the residue changes from insoluble to soluble, making it easy to clean with water and detergent. The use of these cleaning products requires a neutral pH and a temperature between 100-1200F.   
  • Bleaching agents- Combine with a residue chemically to alter its composition. Bleaching agents used during fire damage restoration can be of two types-
    • Oxidizing bleaches- Uses oxygen liberated during a chemical reaction to break down the residue. 
    • Reducing bleaches- Strip the oxygen from the residue, altering the chemical structure breaking the residue down. 

Call SERVPRO of New Haven at (203) 234-1100 for house fire cleanup in New Haven; we are available 24/7. 

Why Is it Important to Get Professional Help for Water Restoration of Your New Haven Home?

7/8/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Professional help is right around the corner. SERVPRO water damage restoration team is top-notch. We are ready 24/7 365 days a year.

SERVPRO's Water Damage Restoration Service Saves New Haven Homes from Long-Term Issues

How water will affect the structure and contents of your home depends on two factors- the permeance of the material and the exposure time. While the permeance of the material can't be controlled, SERVPRO techs work hard to reduce the exposure time during water restoration of your New Haven home. 

SERVPRO experts use various scientific principles to speed up drying during water damage restoration of your New Haven home to limit the exposure time. The faster the structure and contents dry, the less permanent damage they will incur during water damage remediation. One of how SERVPRO techs speed up the drying is by using air moving equipment. As water evaporates from the surface, the air above it becomes saturated and cooler. Air movers replace this boundary layer of humid and cool air with warmer, drier air and speed up the drying during water damage remediation.  

Type of Air Movers SERVPRO Techs uses During Water Cleanup in New Haven.

SERVPRO Techs use the following two types of air movers during water damage repairs in New Haven-

  • Centrifugal- Produce higher static pressure and are great if the airflow needs to be directed to a specific point. They are sometimes used to 'float' carpets blowing air under them and speeding up the drying process. 
  • Axial- Can move a large air volume, but the pressure is significantly lower than centrifugal equipment. Axial air movers can cover a larger area compared to centrifugal air movers. 

Call SERVPRO of New Haven at (203) 234-1100 for fast and efficient service.  

Can Professional Mold Removal Save Your Hamden Home from Repeated Contamination?

6/27/2021 (Permalink)

mold on wall and base board. SERVPRO IICRC certified techs are trained and experienced in all phases of mold remediation. Call now!

SERVPRO Uses Strategies Based in Science for Mold Removal from Hamden Homes

Tackling a mold infestation by yourself is never a good idea. You can do more harm than good by taking matters into your own hands. It would be best if you had professionals who can handle current mold removal from your Hamden home and prevent any future infestations. 

Mold removal from your Hamden home by SERVPRO experts involves multiple steps specifically carried out to limit the spread of mold spores. All mold, including the black mold, thrives in high humidity conditions. SERVPRO mold specialists use advanced equipment such as thermal cameras and moisture meters to identify the potential spaces for mold growth. We also use an instrument called a borescope during mold inspection that enables the technicians to visualize mold in hard-to-reach places. 

What is the SERVPRO Mold Remediation Process?  

SERVPRO technicians follow the guidelines of the EPA and IICRC when it comes to mold remediation protocols. Some of the steps that our technicians take during mold removal include-

  • Setting up a containment zone- It is crucial to establish a containment zone to limit the spread of mold spores. 
  • Cleaning and Biocide treatment- The next step that SERVPRO techs take is to clean the structure and contents with a HEPA vacuum to eliminate any mold and their spores. The biocides are then applied to eliminate the remaining mold and prevent their regrowth.
  • Fixing the root cause- In most cases, the root cause of the mold is water damage. SERVPRO experts help you to identify and fix the water issues arising from burst pipes or leaking roofs. 

Call SERVPRO of New Haven at (203) 234-1100 for professional mold removal in Hamden.  

Stopping Problems Early During Hamden Office Building Water Mitigation

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

Carpet cleaning SERVPRO understands how important it is to get your business back in order after a water incident. Call us today at (203) 234-1100.

Heavy Extraction Pumps are Vital in our Water Mitigation Strategy for Office Buildings in Hamden

An emergency services water damage response may be crucial for keeping costs low with a water mishap. The faster you can place a call for help, the sooner we can finish the damage restorations.

SERVPRO responds quickly to every call about water mitigation in Hamden office buildings. When we arrive soon after an incident, we can often prevent additional costly effects such as mold damage from taking place. Many local offices contain ample amounts of carpeting, which can harbor microbial growth without rapid water extraction. Situations that commonly lead to this in commercial structures include:

  • Leaking Roof from Storms
  • Burst pipes and damaged water fixtures
  • Ceiling sprinkler activation

The key to our ability to stop the spread of damage through carpet is our inventory of portable extractors. SERVPRO technicians use these powerful pumping devices to suction gallons of water at a time out of carpeting and upholstery. To protect sensitive carpeting, we use a variety of suctioning tips and wands during this process. Many technicians also choose to carefully remove the carpet from its padding and treat these materials separately in the interest of speed and preservation of materials. The result of all this care is protection against many of the most destructive types of damage.

SERVPRO of New Haven responds 24/7 to local disasters. Call us at (203) 234-1100.

Call Early for the Best Hamden Flood Damage Outcomes

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

air blowers You can count on our professionals with state of the art equipment to thoroughly dry your property so you can return safely after a water incident.

Avoid Expensive Repairs Through Rapid Response to Flood Damage in Hamden

Your call to SERVPRO for help with flood damage should come as soon as possible after the disaster to have the best effects. Delaying your call could lead to costly side effects later on.

Our approach towards flood damage in Hamden revolves around the speed of our response. Damage restoration is only half of our job – mitigation, or the prevention of further problems, is the other half. By arriving soon after the incident or even while it is still in progress, we can potentially avoid many of the worst problems associated with:

  • Water Removal Services
  • Basement Flooding Cleanup
  • Mold Growth
  • Structural Damage

One of the most expensive ways to damage your house over time is through structural effects. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster because speed helps us remove water from the property before it has the chance to seep into the deepest reaches of the building. When water finds its way into the foundation and supporting elements of your home, it can begin to form cracks and fissures, especially when overnight temperatures cause it to freeze before thawing the next morning. A call to the 24/7 SERVPRO emergency phone line can avoid many of these consequences.

SERVPRO of New Haven can arrive within hours of your first phone call to stop the spread of damage on your property. Contact our emergency line at (203) 234-1100.

New Haven Fire Damage Spreads to the Attic

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

Fire/Home illustration Our fire damage experts can have your home back to its original state, “Like it never even happened.”

Many Attic Spaces Pose Problems for our Fire Damage Restorations in New Haven

Everyone knows that heat rises, but do you know what that can mean for smoke during a house fire? Smoke tends to find its way to the top of your house – including, in many cases, into the attic.

When we talk to people about fire damage in New Haven, they rarely even think about the possible effects on their attic. Most house fires are extinguished quickly, without visible damage to most parts of the home. SERVPRO technicians are experienced fire and smoke damage restoration professionals and do not overlook hidden problems. Some of the most common treatments we perform on an attic space include:

  • Smoke remediation
  • Cleaning and deodorization of stored upholstery and clothing
  • Organized move-outs of stored objects
  • Specialized treatments for insulation and rafters

Depending on the attic's size and the extent of the damages, SERVPRO technicians may need to implement all, none, or some of these interventions. Isolated fires in certain parts of the house may leave your attic pristine and in need of no further attention. Other fires can produce so much smoke that the time we spend in the attic may even exceed the time spent in the room of the incident. Whatever the case may be, the expertise of our inspectors and veteran technicians helps us tackle any problem.

SERVPRO of New Haven is a trusted local resource for homeowners experiencing fire and smoke damages. Give us a call at (203) 234-1100.

My Hamden Business Has Mold – Who Do I Call?

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle and technician outside job site. Commercial mold remediation is no easy task. SERVPRO has trained techs with the know-how and experience for any size mold remediation job.

SERVPRO provides mold remediation and mold removal to keep Hamden businesses open

Finding mold in a business is never a good thing. Mold spores travel through the air and are carried around on everything from clothes to the wind. They are everywhere, and you cannot get rid of them. Mold can develop anywhere there is moisture and a food source. 

How Does Containment Work with Black Mold Damage Repairs?

Mold is made up of tube-like filaments known as hyphae. As the colony grows, the mold spreads. This allows for the development of more mold spores, which then look for moisture and food. If you see mold, it is time for mold removal in Hamden. One of the tools we used when dealing with the mold removal is containment. Containment makes it difficult for mold spores to get away from the impacted area. Containment helps with other things involving mold removal and the impacted material such as:

  • Silica dust
  • Particles left from soda blasting
  • Dust from mold removal techniques
  • Easier cleanup
  • Preventing further damage
  • Safer mold remediation

SERVPRO uses various containment methods such as polyethylene sheeting, tape for sealing, decontamination areas if needed, and HEPA filters in our vacuums and air scrubbers.

Contact SERVPRO of New Haven at (203) 234-100 for commercial mold removal in New Haven. We are mold specialists who understand just what your business needs.

A Ruptured Water Heater Can Send Gallons of Water Into New Haven Basements

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

Moisture tester SERVPRO techs are IICRC certified and trained. Any size water restoration service you need, we can do.

SERVPRO provides water removal services in New Haven

Most people do not think about the age of their water heater. They are only designed to last ten to fifteen years, and that is with good care. Water heater leaks and ruptures are something we deal with often at SERVPRO.

Basement Flooding Cleanup & Water Damage Repairs

When a water heater floods the home, it is typically in the basement if there is a basement. When this happens, you need water removal in your New Haven home. Water extraction is vital to restoring this area of your residence after a disaster like a ruptured water tank. Depending on the leak size, you could end up with the entire contents of the tank flooding your home. SERVPRO deals with the situation by:

  • Using the right type of pump, such as a sump pump
  • Implementing squeegee extractors to help with water removal
  • Using weight extractors and light wands to force water from carpeting
  • Using air movers and dehumidifiers in the correct ratio to aid drying

Our Green Team has the right extraction tools to remove surface water to prevent secondary damage. We return your home to you after water clean up, “Like it never even happened.” For professional water damage clean restoration, contact SERVPRO of New Haven at (203) 234-1100.

Storms Can Cause Flash Flooding & Damage New Haven Homes

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. Flood damage impacts homes. SERVPRO will be on-premise within 4 hours of the initial call.

 New Haven can count on SERVPRO to provide flood damage services to impacted homes. 

New Haven, CT, is an exciting city. It was begun in 1638 and was settled by English Puritans, so its roots go way back into the early days of America. One of the things that makes it interesting is its layout. Most early cities were not planned; they just developed as things went along. However, New Haven was a planned city, one of the first in the country. It was designed using a Nine Square Plan, and the eight streets were laid out in a grid pattern. The New Haven Green is a 16-acre square in the center of the town. The Green is a National Historic Landmark.

Notable People from New Haven

The list of famous people of New Haven is phenomenal. It is too extensive to list here. The town has produced famous people from academia, arts, military, sports, business, and clergy. Some of the most well-known include:

• Edward Bouchet – 1st African-American to earn a Ph.D. – physicist

• James Pierpont – Yale College founder

• Ernest Borgnine – actor

• Al Capp – cartoonist

• Albie Booth – football player

• Harold Devine – boxer

• Justin Duberman – hockey player

• Charles Goodyear – inventor & industrialist

• Eli Whitney – inventor

• Lyman Beecher – abolitionist, clergyman

• Henry Leavenworth – brigadier general

• Karen and Richard Carpenter – singers, musicians

• George W Bush – 43rd president

Notable Events in New Haven

Many cities have a list of famous people, either born or raised, in the city, but not many can boast a list of notable events. It is incredible the number of influential people and events that took place there. It is home to Yale College, which had an impact on some of these happenings. Here some things that happened in New Haven that changed the world:

• 1st American submarine invented by David Bushnell in 1776. Yale student.

• 1st steamboat built by John Fitch in 1787.

• Cotton Gin was invented by Eli Whitney in 1793.

• 1st automatic revolver built by Samuel Colt in 1836.

• 1st telephone exchange, directory, and public phone from the District Telephone Company of New Haven in 1878 – 1880.

• 1st hamburger at Louis’ Lunch in 1900.

• 1st Holocaust Memorial on public land in 1977.

Louis’s Lunch

You can still enjoy a meal at this eatery which began in 1895. Louis Lassen was the founder and got credited with the invention of the steak sandwich and the hamburger. Today, when visitors order either of those or a hotdog, their meat is broiled on the same cast iron stoves they used back in 1898. Today, New Haven residents flock to this restaurant just like they have done over the centuries. 

SERVPRO Provides Flood Restoration When Homes are Flood Damaged

In a town like New Haven, antiques abound. But what happens when floodwaters come storming through your home, impacting your furnishings. Understanding how floodwater affects your antique and other furniture can help you understand the restoration process. Floodwater can move furnishings in several ways:

• Delicate upholstery can become blotchy or bleed

• Wood frames absorb moisture and can swell and crack

• Sofa frames are joined in such a way they are particularly vulnerable

• Mold can grow on seats, inside cushions, and on wood

Our technicians are trained in specialty drying techniques that take into consideration the specific needs of antique furniture. It is not always about drying things fast but drying them correctly. 

For emergency services for water damage, contact SERVPRO of New Haven (203) 234-1100. We deal with basement flooding, leaking roofs from storms, water removal services, and more.

What Are the First Fire Damage Restoration Steps for New Haven Homes?

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged home Fire damage restoration for your home should be handled by a qualified company. SERVPRO is a trained and experienced company for any size disaster.

Our mitigation strategies can protect threatened New Haven properties after a fire.

Mitigation is a vital step in protecting and preserving properties impacted by fire and smoke damage in New Haven. As challenging and far-reaching as these effects can get in a home, the initial actions taken by our fire restoration team can have a direct correlation with the amount homeowners pay for recovery services and the time restoration ultimately takes. Fire mitigation includes:

  • Extraction
  • Controlled demolition
  • Debris removal
  • Content relocation

Can Air Filtration Improve Fire Damage Restoration for New Haven Homes? 

Among the most necessary mitigation actions, our technicians take in New Haven homes includes air filtration with HEPA products. Running air through these advanced filtering systems captures particulate as small as 0.3 microns. These filtering devices affect technicians' and safety by trapping soot particles and ash that can be a health hazard.

Fire damage restoration for area homes employs the skill and training of our SERVPRO of New Haven technicians. We are ready 24/7 to help at (203) 234-1100.