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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)

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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)

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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.”

How can New Haven Businesses Protect Themselves Against Flood Damage?

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

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A professional water restoration team can help mitigate the loss associated with flood damage in New Haven.

New Haven, the second-largest city in Connecticut, is located on the harbor of the same name and is considered part of the New York metropolitan area. Not surprisingly, it is the first planned city in the United States and started as a four-by-four grid with a central place where downtown New Haven existed. It was founded in 1638 by English Puritans and is recognizable as the home of Yale University. 

From 1701 to 1873, New Haven shared its role as the capital of Connecticut with Hartford. Although the sole governance was eventually entrusted to the latter, the city is still known as the "Cultural Capital" of the state in response to its vibrant artistic community. The Puritans developed New Haven, but they were not the first to inhabit the area. The Quinnipiac fished and farmed the land before the arrival of European settlers. Even though the Dutch visited and established minor trading posts in current-day New Haven, it wasn't until a group of Puritans left the Massachusetts Bay Colony with the desire to settle into a community where religion and government worked closely together. At the time, the Quinnipiac was in conflict with neighboring Pequots, and John Davenport, the group's leader, offered the tribe protection in exchange for permission to purchase their lands. 

The incorporation of New Haven in 1784 coincided with the city's pivotal industrial activity. 

Eli Whitney, a Yale graduate, developed the cotton gin and created a gun manufacturing plant. These two elements set the stage for New Haven to become a manufacturing town, which profoundly benefited the city during the American Civil War. As a result, the population grew, and the economy strengthened. Today, New Haven continues with its purposeful urban planning. Although manufacturing is no longer its most substantial sector, Yale University continues to be at the core of economic activity. Both the University and Yale-New Haven Hospital are large employers, and tech startups continue to flourish.

Visitors may be surprised that New Haven is a delight for the foodies among you. Many internationally acclaimed eateries grace its streets, representing the food and culture of many countries and cultures. Some of the most famous establishments include-

  • Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana- famous for its pizza
  • Louis' Lunch- famous for its fast food since its founding in 1895
  • Miya's- home to the first restaurant in the world to feature sustainable sushi

Protecting your New Haven business

Flood damage can happen throughout New Haven, and acting quickly is your first line of defense when it happens to your business. Whether you own a restaurant, a bookstore, or a beauty salon, your safety is of paramount importance to our team at SERVPRO, and we approach your needs with the greatest professionalism. While avoiding cross-contamination and mitigating your loss, we may see us employ some of the following-

  • Truck-mounted and submersible pumps
  • Anti-microbial solutions
  • Thermal foggers and deodorizers

When you call SERVPRO of New Haven at (203) 234-1100, you access the area's top water restoration team. Reach us around the clock and let us do our best to leave your place "Like it never even happened."

An Awesome Comedy Show Comes to New Haven

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

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Water Damage Mitigation in New Haven Is No Laughing Matter!

New Haven stand-up fans gather around for a show that is about to begin. On Saturday, February 13, at the Blue Horse Bar and Grill, comedy duo Ross Popick and John Murray will bring their talents to the evening's big performance. Having been around the block more than a few times at comedy clubs and other stages across Connecticut, these two assure us that they have a special show lined up for the 13th.

John and Ross are far from the only comedians slated to perform that night. Experienced showman Danny Kalwhite will take the stage as the night's main act, regaling the audience with jokes that have wowed crowds at comedy clubs around the country. Up-and-comer Andrew Genuario hopes to impress with a new show that has wowed only a few crowds before. And, as a special guest star, local favorite Mo Mussa will put on an act of his own.

The comedy show starts at 9 PM, and tickets cost $10. Be sure to book in advance if you want a seat!

Fast-Responding Water Removal Service in New Haven

SERVPRO of New Haven has your back for water removal services, even late at night when you need help the most. Call us at (203) 234-1100.

Amazing Rock Tunes Near Hamden

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician at work. Flood damage is no laughing matter. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the water mitigation services needed for the job.

At Cafe Nine, You Can Enjoy Some Good-Old Rock and Roll

After months of staying in, we think it is time for Hamden residents to have the chance to go out. On January 14, a rock band is coming to town to help you do exactly that. The Schizophrenics have traveled around the country for live performances ever since their founding over a decade ago. With stages reopening, they have decided to come to New England for their next tour. Their concerts, usually described as explosive and hard-hitting, carry influences from many big names in Rock and Roll, especially The MC5. They performed and got quite popular in Europe for a time, but these days the band feels the American love for Rock.

Tickets will be sold at the door at Café Nine in New Haven, so be sure to show up early to secure your spot at the performance. The admission price is just $12 but be sure to bring some extra cash to spend while you are there. Doors open at 8 PM.

Get the Professionals for Hamden Flood Damage Care

SERVPRO of New Haven is a licensed and certified team of professional flood damage mitigators. Call us as soon as you identify damage at (203) 234-1100.

The Foodie Capital of America: New Haven

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

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New Haven Apizza Is the Gem of American Pie

Across the many friendly competitors within New Haven, one thing may be clear about our pizzerias: they are both different from and better than anything else in the country. New Haven-style pizza is only less well-spread than other regional styles due to the difficulty of its preparation. If it were as easy and quick to make as other pizza styles, many food critics agree that it would have overtaken the country much sooner. However, the New Haven-style continues to expand, and we can see why.

New Haven-style pies began at Pepe’s in 1925, one of the earliest pizzerias in the United States. Even before the restaurant, Pepe was known well in New Haven for his remarkable “tomato pies.” After a few years of selling his pies out of a wagon and at local markets, he took over the business that would become his restaurant. Over the years that followed, the formula changed very little, except when the clam pie was added to the menu a couple of decades later. The unique style offered at this restaurant inspired many others, and today, Pepe’s and others remain well-loved local eateries.

Slowly but surely, this pizza style began to expand beyond New Haven, especially in the past decade. After nearly a century of having just one famous location, Pepe’s has started to move into nearby towns and states rapidly. Other restaurateurs, inspired wholly or partly by the distinctive New Haven-style, have opened up similar locations nationwide. These places have observed financial success greater than many other specialty pizzerias in their communities, so the rapid expansion is only accelerating.

This expansion has not gone unnoticed by food critics. PMQ, Eater, Slice, and other prominent food and pizza industry critics have taken a liking to the New Haven-style. These publications recognize one truth that is sure to disappoint most of their readers: to get the best New Haven pizza; you need to visit the source. Thankfully, those in the area need not travel far to find an authentic and delicious pie.

Do You Know Which New Haven Restaurant Invented the Hamburger?

Believe it or not, New Haven was the start of it all. If you asked anyone in the world what the most important food is in American cuisine, they would probably tell you that it is doubtlessly the hamburger. Burgers, prepared with any number of toppings, specialty buns, and condiments, are ubiquitous across America. Surprisingly, they got their start at just one restaurant, a little place that remains open today in New Haven.

Louis’ Lunch resides in a small, unassuming building with distinctive red paint and an old-timey feel. Inside, the fourth-generation Lassen family owners operate the broilers in the same way that their great-great-grandparents did 120 years ago. Louis’ Lunch is a bit different from most other restaurants because here, the customer is not always right. The Lassens will proudly tell you that if you do not like what they are serving, you can walk straight through the door you came in. While this might seem surprising to many new customers, the establishment has good reason to hold it's head high. They are the oldest proprietors of the hamburger in the country, having served the meal before it ever had a name, and they have long perfected their formula.

Today, Louis’ Lunch is a treasured destination for tourists and Yale students seeking a savory meal. If you ever want to stop by, make sure not to do it in August – the Lasser family tradition is to take the entire month off for a vacation in the comfortable New Haven summer air.

The Closing of a New Haven Restaurant that was a First of Its Kind

In 1982, New Haven (and the rest of the state) had zero sushi restaurants. That year, Miya’s opened up in town and became an instant success. However, unlike every other sushi restaurant in the country, Miya’s took efforts at every step to ensure that they only used ingredients from sustainable farming industries. It would soon become clear that this sustainability pledge will be vital for sushi restaurants nationwide.

Around the world, overfishing threatens our oceans. Many people rely on fish as a source of protein and nutrients, lacking any alternatives. However, when fishing exceeds the capacity of the area, local populations have trouble replenishing their numbers. In time, this can lead to hunger crises for many coastal communities. To help solve this problem, Miya’s started the trend of sushi and seafood restaurants avoiding wild-caught fish and exclusively sourcing ingredients from sustainable fish farming operations.

Today, the United States experiences significantly fewer problems with overfishing, despite overall seafood consumption rising. Thanks to Miya’s, we have some room to breathe with our ocean ecology projects. However, after almost forty years of continuous operation, Miya’s is set to close, with its owners and head chef citing exhaustion after many decades of work. However, keep an eye on the place – they have not said much yet, but they hint at a revival shortly after the closure.

Steps to Take Before Fire Restoration Specialists Arrive at Your New Haven Home

Generally speaking, the best way for you to help your New Haven home fire restoration project is to call in professional help as soon as possible after a disaster. Getting technicians on the site before damages set in can have monumental effects on restorations’ speed and cost. However, there are a few other things that you may do to help us out before we arrive.

  • Place towels on the floors - One of the ways that damage can spread to other parts of the house is underfoot. By placing clean towels and sheets around the damaged area, you can create walkways that stop ash from getting tracked around the house.
  • Wash your plants - If you have any live houseplants, give them a quick wash. Even light fire residue can harm these living, breathing organisms. The sooner that ash and smoke can be washed off of them, the healthier they will be later on.
  • Change your HVAC filters – Chances are, much of the smoke and ash got sucked into your HVAC system. While SERVPRO technicians are trained and certified to clean these systems out, you should still do all you can to avoid spreading residues around the house. A quick filter swap could stop ash from spreading to new parts of your home.
  • Stay safe – Fires may affect the structural components of your home. If you notice burned supports, falling ceiling material, loose wiring, or any other potential hazards, stay away from the area. Our experienced personnel can identify and contain these threats without any risk to you.

SERVPRO of New Haven stays ready on a 24/7 basis to provide high-quality fire restoration services to New Haven homeowners. Call us on our emergency line at (203) 234-1100.

Hamden Locals: This is the Last Day to Donate

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

Hamden town logo Hamden proudly supports its children. SERVPRO says stay safe from water damage during this Holiday Season

Bring Holiday Cheer to Hamden’s Children by Donating to the 2020 Holiday Toy Drive

December 12 is the last day of the Drive Up and Go Holiday Toy Drive held by Hamden’s police, volunteer fire department, youth center, and Community Services. Donations go toward over 500 local families to spread holiday cheer all across Hamden to those who need it most. The drive runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and takes place at Hamden Middle School near Sanford Street and Dixwell Avenue.

Toys for children of all ages are much appreciated. Suggested gift donations include:

  • Dolls, nail polish, and related girls’ toys
  • Sports supplies and associated toys
  • Board games and building toys such as LEGO
  • Toy cars, trucks, and remote control vehicles
  • Arts and crafts supplies, pocket books, and journals

Volunteers at the drive work hard to observe public health and safety precautions. Donations should be packed in your trunk for ease of safe collection.

SERVPRO of New Haven is prepared to restore Hamden homes that need water damage mitigation 24/7. Call (203) 234-1100 for rapid-response service.

Learn About Your Astrological Chart from a New Haven Astrologer

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

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Virtual Astrology Events Teach New Haven Residents About Their Star Signs

On Tuesday, December 8, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., academic and Hellenistic astrologer Matthew Kenney hosts a virtual lecture on the depth and ancient history of astrology. Kenney examines the subject in-depth and provides a fascinating event for ancient history and mythology enthusiasts, as well as New Haven locals who wish to know more than their daily horoscope can convey.

This fascinating virtual workshop aims to:

  • Educate guests about the history and beliefs that created modern astrology
  • Understand natal charts and astrological principles and what they can indicate about your life
  • Learn about upcoming significant astrological events in 2021 and how they can affect your horoscopes and natal chart

Kenney promotes astrology as a tool for understanding the self and the world around us and hopes to encourage New Haven residents to explore these deeper facets of the topic by increasing accessibility to the concepts above.

SERVPRO of New Haven performs safe and effective mold remediation services for homeowners when they call (203) 234-1100.