Recent Posts

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.

How Can Moisture Damage Get Identified in New Haven Businesses?

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

Moisture meter checking a slab Commercial building water remediation is no easy task. Call SERVPRO with all of their manpower and equipment to handle the job.

We have advanced tools for tracking damp pockets in New Haven structures.

Moisture monitoring can often be one of the most critical services that our SERVPRO water damage remediation team provides. Water restoration is only successful when evaporative drying techniques have addressed the trapped moisture and potential concerns after ceiling leaks or burst pipes.

What Tools and Instruments Track Moisture in New Haven Commercial Properties?

As leading professionals offering water restoration to New Haven businesses, we appreciate how you want to get things back to normal for your staff and customers as soon as possible. Continual monitoring of the drying process can indicate when drying tools must get relocated for more efficiency and identify hidden moisture caches that could become mold threats. Some of the monitoring equipment includes:

Water restoration requires many steps and stages to complete, and our SERVPRO of New Haven team can help through many of these recovery phases. Give us a call today at (203) 234-1100.

Can SERVPRO Protect Famous New Haven Eateries from Flood Damage?

3/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment when it comes to any kind of disaster restoration service.

Through water removal services and extensive cleaning, we can protect New Haven structures. 

Unexpected flooding can result from multiple sources ranging from burst pipes to a leaking roof from storms. How our SERVPRO team handles these conditions can directly impact the time restoration takes and the out-of-pocket expense for the customer.

When flood damage in New Haven homes occurs, we can respond fast with efficient extraction and cleaning options. We provide the same level of care and consideration for some of the famous businesses and eateries that call the city home.

What Famous Restaurants Call New Haven Home? 

There are hundreds of restaurants across the city, so there is a location to suit every taste. Because New Haven has been around for hundreds of years, surviving flood damage and fires, some of its longest-running restaurants and eateries have national or global acclaim. Some of these include:

  • Louis' Lunch (1895) – One of the remarkable aspects of this restaurant that first opened in 1895 is that it is accredited with creating and serving the first hamburgers on a menu in the United States, according to the Library of Congress. As the birthplace of one of the nation's most favorite entrees, there are no signs of slowing down for this little restaurant on Crown Street. 
  • Miya's – While Miya's has only been a staple of the gastronomical scene in New Haven since 1982, this restaurant's origins are remarkable. Miya's is the first sustainable sushi restaurant globally, offering a wide variety of fresh daily options to hungry patrons appreciating the bounties of New England fare.
  • Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana (1925) – New Haven is known for its unique take on pizza. Apizza, as it is called here in the city, can trace its roots to a quaint pizzeria and restaurant standing for nearly 100 years. Using coal or wood-fueled brick ovens, apizza is a thin crust delicacy that has made New Haven famous.

How Can SERVPRO Help Overcome Flood Damage in New Haven? 

Flooding is an unfortunate inevitability for many homes and businesses in the area. As challenging and overwhelming as these conditions can be, our SERVPRO professionals' prompt response can overcome the initial threats to protect the property and its contents better. Water removal services often play a critical role in this regard, as pooling and direct exposure of standing water can allow for a rapid spread of moisture through inaccessible areas of the house that requires controlled demolition to reach.

Eliminating standing water from the property involves multiple tools and instruments in our recovery inventory, many designated for discharging water with debris and solids present. Some of these include:

  • Wet vacuums
  • Truck-mount extractors
  • Trash pumps

No matter how quickly flood damage develops, our SERVPRO of New Haven team can help with efficient water removal and cleaning strategies. Give us a call today at (203) 234-1100.

Fire Damage Restoration Happens Fast From SERVPRO in Hamden

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged home When a fire occurs you need the help of an experienced company. SERVPRO has the man power and experience for any size fire damage restoration service.

Professional Fire Damage Restoration Delivers the Best Outcome to Hamden Homes

There are numerous cleaning technicians for handling the removal of residues post-fire. The correct method and products get used to restore the article without incurring any additional damage. 

Agitation methods get used in a large number of Hamden fire damage restoration jobs. This cleaning method means more than merely scrubbing a surface. SERVPRO techs use it in tandem with cleaning solutions to: 

  • Dislodge soils breaking the bond with the surface
  • Water pressure is one type of agitation.
  • Air pressure, rotary brushes, and soda or ice blasting all work for this type of residue removal

When smoke residues exist in carpet fibers, the techs use steam cleaners that use hot water extraction to deliver both water and air pressure to knock the soiling loose and remove it. In cases where the techs need to remove wet smoke, the heavy, greasy nature of this type of residue often needs a solvent-based cleaning agent to force it to release from the surface or the fibers it is clinging to.

SERVPRO of New Haven at (203) 234-1100 supports the local community with all levels of fire damage restoration needed in Hamden properties.

Water Cleanup Needs to Happen Fast in New Haven Homes

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. Water restoration is no easy task. SERVPRO technicians are trained and experienced with the job that is needed for your property.

New Haven Residents Rely on SERVPRO for Expert Water Cleanup

When it comes to water damage, the restoration process is often more than merely drying a structure. There may be problems with: 

  • Water behind walls
  • Seepage
  • Warped wood flooring
  • Delaminated tile
  • Saturated carpet

SERVPRO handles New Haven water cleanup in an organized fashion, and it begins with testing the water. Treating water that has aged beyond 24-hours or has the potential to contain bacteria gets accomplished through professional biocides, and there are specific formulas developed for use on porous and nonporous surfaces.

Extraction is a phase of the restoration that typically gets extra attention as the more moisture that gets removed through the use of their equipment lessens the time needed to dry the structure. During this time, any ruined building materials such as sheetrock that wicked water gets removed through careful, controlled demolition only removes the damaged portion. The techs determine the location of moisture areas within the residence through the use of their scoping equipment that includes devices such as infrared cameras and probes.

SERVPRO of New Haven at (203) 234-1100 brings their years of experience and professional equipment to handle any size water cleanup in New Haven properties.

SERVPRO Remains the Choice Among Mold Removal Companies in New Haven

2/24/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage walls and floor. Mold remediation should be left to the professionals at SERVPRO. Their techs are IICRC certified for any size mold remediation service needed.

New Haven Residents Trust SERVPRO Mold Removal Companies

New Haven is one of the older settlements in the United States. The first notation happened in 1614 when a Dutch explorer stopped while sailing through the then-unnamed Quinnipiac River. Fast forward to 1637, and the early Puritan settlers from England arrived and set up homes alongside a creek, underestimating how brutal the winters would be for them. They named the township Quinnipiac after the local tribe that helped them during the first winter, and it got renamed New Haven in 1639.

The design of New Haven was groundbreaking. Based upon the way Romans planned cities, John Brockett's layout led to the township getting dubbed as the first "planned city in America." The plan split it into nine equal parts for organized development. 

One of the greatest villains from the American Revolutionary period resided in New Haven. Benedict Arnold was a successful merchant and druggist in the town long before he became infamous. After his mother's death, Arnold's father fell deeply into alcoholism and had to sell the family homestead to stay afloat financially. Once Arnold attained financial success in his business endeavors, he purchased the old homestead and later sold it for a healthy profit. The reason for Arnold switching sides from the American patriots to support the Crown boiled down to a few possible reasons:

  • He was bitter at having been passed over for promotions within the military.
  • He was upset about the injuries he suffered in a battle that left him with one leg two-inches shorter and in constant pain.
  • Arnold himself stated that he "married the wrong person." His wife Peggy was a supporter of the Monarchy.

William Lanson, another notable New Haven resident, is sometimes mistakenly noted as being a runaway slave. He was born a freeman around 1785 and, over just seven years, became the principal designer and wharf-builder. He created New Haven's Long Wharf, which was the longest pier in the United States at three-quarters of a mile in length. 

Along with being known as "Elm City," the township had another nickname in the late 1800s as "the corset capital of the world." After the Strouse Adler Company set up a manufacturing plant and employed 1,200 residents, most of the workers were women. Another essential creation from this firm was the design of some first pizza boxes. 

How Do Mold Restoration Companies Detect Mold in New Haven Properties?

By the time a homeowner in New Haven calls in mold restoration companies due to seeing signs of mold, there is a good chance a significant infestation has already set up home behind the scenes. Homeowners should always engage a professional service for the cleanup. Local and state laws may require specific inspection and documentation actions based on the structure's affected area's size.

SERVPRO technicians utilize different testing methods to determine the presence of mold. The technicians can also engage a local industrial hygienist's services to perform air quality measures post-remediation to confirm the efforts were successful. Some lasting treatments to ensure the mold does not return post-remediation include:

  • Antimicrobial cleaning agents
  • Sealants
  • Abatement procedures such as soda and ice blasting for dried colony removal

SERVPRO of New Haven at (203) 234-1100 remains the trusted choice among mold restoration companies in New Haven.

Can Furniture be Preserved After a Fire in a New Haven Home?

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged property. Fire damage is no DIY project. SERVPROs technicians are IICRC certified for any size fire disaster.

SERVPRO can help protect and restore surfaces in New Haven homes

Facing your home after a fire can be overwhelming. Between the smoke, soot, and odor residue, it may be hard to determine where restoration activities should begin. The most effective course of action is to call a reputable fire restoration company so its certified technicians can apply their expert knowledge to your situation. 

Every residue requires a specific cleaning protocol, and relying on traditional cleaning products may be ineffective and detrimental. In New Haven, fire-damaged properties, SERVPRO is ready around the clock to help you navigate the restoration process. As we look at the smoke residue, we consider how it fits into one of the following categories:

  • Protein residue- typically coming from a kitchen fire
  • Wet smoke- resulting from the burning of humanmade materials such as polymers and plastics
  • Dry smoke- occurs when natural materials such as wood burns 

Each type of residue is treated with solutions tailored to its origin to avoid further damage due to the abrasive nature of cleaning products. Simultaneously, our team can help you discard any items beyond repair or safeguard those unaffected by the fire.

SERVPRO of New Haven is at your side when you need us. Call us at (203) 234-1100 and let us be your partner in bringing your home back to its original condition.

Do Hamden Homes Always Require Professional Restoration Services After a Water Incident?

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. Water restoration should be left to the pros. Call SERVPRO for the experience and knowledge of a well rounded company.

Hamden homeowners can rely on SERVPRO to assess the extent of water damage in their homes.

Sometimes water incidents appear harmless, and homeowners rely on natural drying solutions to resolve them. However, whenever water seeps into flooring materials or affects dry-wall in a home, homeowners are vulnerable to substantial damage by-produce of prolonged water exposure. 

To determine your risk factors and take swift action, rely on a professional team for an assessment. In Hamden, water mitigation services are our expertise at SERVPRO. Our goal is to ensure that water damage does not escalate into more significant issues, and we achieve it by focusing on the following-

  • Water extraction using state of the art equipment
  • Monitoring the progress of our efforts with industry-specific tools
  • Isolating damaged areas to avoid cross-contamination and collateral damage
  • Ancillary services such as dry-wall repair and move-out services can help protect your belongings and speed up the restoration process

Our quick response is possible thanks to our 24/7 hotline and expertise. Call us today at (203) 234-1100 and let SERVPRO of New Haven leave your home “Like it never even happened.”