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Navigating Water Damage – Call Pros to Your New Haven Property

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

equipment on a concrete floor with water damage Our IICRC certified technicians are ready 24/7 with state-of-the-art equipment to restore your water damaged home in New Haven.

SERVPRO’s Water Damage Team is Available 24/7 in New Haven!

Water infiltration can be a tricky situation for any business or homeowner. Something that further complicates water emergencies is that they can happen in many ways, and no two properties are alike. When it comes to sewage backup, burst pipes, or a leaking roof from storms, you need someone onsite and ready to get to work fast. The longer you wait to begin water extraction and drying, the more you open yourself up to a world of costly secondary damage. SERVPRO is available around the clock, even on weekends and holidays, to help with water removal services, drying, and complete restoration!

Whether Mother Nature is the cause of your water damage in New Haven or you have interior flooding from an appliance or plumbing, SERVPRO can be there within hours to begin water cleanup and drying. Our water mitigation efforts are second to none, ensuring you limit the destruction to your property to get back to everyday routines.

Dealing With Burst Pipes in Your Basement

Broken piping can happen at any time anywhere in your home or business. Much of your plumbing is hidden from plain sight, so you might overlook an issue until the damage presents itself. Should you notice staining, musty odors, or damp building materials, these are all indicators that you have a water damage issue developing. Some of the other telltale signs there is a piping leak that must get addressed include:

  • Standing water below sinks in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, etc.
  • An unexplained spike in your water bill
  • Strange noises coming from the pipes like bubbling or whistling
  • Water that is discolored or has a funny smell
  • Changes in your water pressure

SERVPRO features IICRC-certified water restoration technicians (WRT) who can investigate to find the source of your water problem. We ensure the issue gets fixed as we begin water remediation to ensure no further damage occurs. Wherever there are unsalvageable building materials, we use controlled demolition to remove them, carefully dispose of them, and then replace them with brand new materials.

Drying and Dehumidification are Critical in Any Water Restoration Project

Our goal here at SERVPRO is to make it “Like it never even happened.” When called to water-related emergencies, a big piece of the puzzle to reaching our goals includes our drying and dehumidification efforts. We follow our tested and proven methods to help us bring your interior back to preloss condition with the help of industrial-grade equipment and knowledge of drying theory. We also have access to thousands of pieces of equipment which allows us to scale each project as needed!

  • Powerful extractors, both portable and truck-mounted, allow our crew to remove standing water and pull moisture from carpeting, flooring, etc.
  • Air movers, industrial fans, drying mats, and other equipment allow us to enhance evaporation to reduce overall drying time.
  • Dehumidification equipment help to cut back on relative humidity (RH) to help boost evaporation rates throughout the work zone.

There are two common types of dehumidifiers you may see our crew using for emergency water restoration projects. One option is the desiccant dehumidifier that works using desiccants, which are chemicals that aid in pulling out and absorbing moisture from the air.

Regardless of the cause of water damage within your property, you need skilled technicians to restore everything to pre-water event condition. Look to SERVPRO of New Haven for water repair and restoration – contact our team 24/7 by dialing (203) 234-1100. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Fire Damage Cleanup and Rebuilding in New Haven

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

soot damage on a ceiling above kitchen cabinets Fire damage can leave smoke residues and odors that can be hard to get out without professional help. Call SERVPRO in New Haven for restoration.

SERVPRO Helps New Haven Residents After Encountering Fire Damage

The results can be disastrous whenever flames engulf a New Haven home or business. You will have the physical property that is charred and unsalvageable, all while leaving notable emotional scars. Because of the stress and worry of handling fire damaged homes, you always want a trusted liaison to help you get your property back to pre-fire condition. SERVPRO understands how imperative it is that you return to normalcy, which is why we are available 24/7 with skilled technicians, proven fire restoration methods, and industry knowledge!

Any widespread blaze leaves massive destruction and fire damage in New Haven. You will often have porous surfaces like insulation, ceilings, and walls that take on smoke particles and residue. There can also be powdery soot that settles on surfaces, leaving stains, pitting, and corrosion. While this soot will discolor and devastate unburnt wood, textiles, and carpeting, SERVPRO has the techniques to help restore versus replace whenever possible to save you money and hassle.

Understanding the Continued Damage Brought on by Soot and Smoke

We have smoke remediation professionals on our crew at SERVPRO who understand different types of smoke and soot residue. This allows us to select the perfect combination of cleaning and deodorization to bring your property back to pre-fire condition.

  • Soot and smoke are common fire byproducts that can corrode building materials and structural elements.
  • Prompt action helps prevent lingering odors and permanent smoke damage.
  • In addition to material damage, smoke particles can cause health effects.

When dealing with charred debris and fire restoration projects, our SERVPRO team takes all the necessary precautions. We dress in personal protective equipment (PPE), including coveralls, boots, goggles, gloves, and respirators. Our team also puts containment measures in place and wears foot coverings to limit the tracking of soot and soiling throughout the building and into unaffected zones as we work.

Water Restoration is Often Part of the Process of Housefire Cleanup

Water removal services and fire restoration go hand-in-hand with many of our calls. As first responders are on the scene extinguishing the flames, water and sometimes chemicals will be left behind. Once SERVPRO is onsite and evaluating the fire damage, we put action into place for water restoration so that no moisture gets left behind. Failing to do so brings the potential for secondary damage to building materials and the onset of potentially harmful black mold growth. Our moisture detection tools like sensors and thermal imaging technology allow us to locate all areas where moisture might be hidden so we can address it.

How Long Will it Take to Restore My Property After a Fire?

The time for fire restoration depends on various factors beyond the area where flames reached throughout the building. We have to consider whether or not soot and smoke particles traveled through your HVAC system and whether or not structural damage occurred. We assess and address numerous layers of damage with:

  • While fire restoration occurs, board-up and tarping services help protect your interior from external factors.
  • Contents pack out and move out services help us relocate items for cleaning at our warehouse or safe-keeping during restoration.
  • Charred debris gets picked up and safely disposed of according to local guidelines.
  • Controlled demolition with trusted area contractors helps us repair and replace drywall, flooring, carpets, fixtures, and other areas of your home to make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of New Haven is your go-to team when faced with the perils of fire damage. Call our customer care team day or night at (203) 234-1100 to mobilize our Green Fleet.

Mold Damage is Best Handled by Trained Technicians in New Haven

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

employees with equipment standing in a parking lot SERVPRO can help with mold damage in your New Haven home. Call today for help from the mold remediation experts.

Call SERVPRO for Mold Damage Remediation in New Haven for Results!

Mold removal is a term you will often hear and see from various restoration and cleaning companies. However, all New Haven homeowners and businesses need to know that removal of mold is a fallacy. Microscopic mold spores, including countless varieties, are everywhere – in the air we breathe, our clothing, and outdoors. Rather than falling victim to companies or DIY products claiming to eliminate all mold, SERVPRO shows you how careful cleaning and proven methods help you sanitize and keep your interior safe for you and anyone in your home or business.

Mold damage in New Haven could lurk within your building without knowing it. If you experienced recent water damage or issues with humidity, there could be a chance that hidden colonization is developing. SERVPRO is there if you suspect black mold growth, whether you see suspicious spots or notice musty odors.

Some of the many reasons it is important to address mold as soon as possible include:

  • Structural damage – Even a minor mold issue can lead to structural problems as mold feeds on different organic materials. It will eat away at everything from fabrics and paper to glue and wood. Leaving mold for too long means damage to your flooring, ceilings, and walls.
  • Furniture degradation – Along with structural material damage, mold wreaks havoc on furnishings and personal belongings. Depending on the materials and makeup of each item, it can be challenging to repair or restore the longer that you wait.
  • Home devaluation – Mold is a big red flag whether you are looking to rent your property or sell in the near future. Rather than subjecting yourself to an enormous bill when having to call in professionals after failed DIY mold removal efforts, SERVPRO is there for skilled mold remediation and cleanup.

There are Ways that You Can Keep Your Property from Having Mold Issues

While there is always the potential for mold development, any New Haven business or homeowner can remain proactive to keep these pesky spores from colonizing. At SERVPRO, we are there to handle your mold cleanup needs but also want you to keep these helpful tips in mind:

  • Remove any water spills and moisture issues as soon as they happen
  • Keep all flooring dry to help minimize possible mold growth
  • Try to keep relative humidity (RH) levels within your living spaces under 60%
  • Periodically check your interior for mold, including areas under cabinets with plumbing, around bathtubs and showers, etc
  • Work on decluttering your interior by storing or removing unnecessary belongings

Do You Need Help with Commercial Mold Remediation?

When you have a commercial property in New Haven, you have a unique set of challenges when faced with mold infiltration. Black mold is a possible liability, and you have to think of your customers, staff, and visitors to your business. SERVPRO’s scalability allows us to handle even the most significant mold cleanup projects. This means we can get the job done whether you have a small office with ten employees or you detect mold growth at your production facility with 200+ employees. We arrive ready to work with industrial-grade cleaning equipment and products to ensure all surfaces get left Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

SERVPRO of New Haven is ready when you need us for mold damage and detailed cleaning. Call us at (203) 234-1100.

Why Does SERVPRO Use Containment During Mold Remediation?

4/27/2022 (Permalink)

hand pulling wallpaper back to reveal mold It is difficult to detect hidden mold colonies. SERVPRO has the expertise to remediate the mold damage in your home.

New Haven Homeowners Can Rely on Us to Control the Spread of Spores

People living in New Haven know that the upkeep of a house is a significant undertaking. There are always items needing repairing or replacing, and there is a list of chores each week. Some jobs require professional help, and you need a company on which you can rely.

If you need mold remediation in New Haven, SERVPRO is your go-to remediation company. We put our technicians through a comprehensive training program, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification certified. Our services are available all day, including on holidays, so you know we have always got your back.

Proper containment procedures are an essential part of our technician training. But what is containment – and why does it matter to you?

How Does Mold Travel?

Understanding the necessity of containment helps to know how mold travels. Mold spores are microscopic. The mold growth you see as black patches is a network of tiny tube-like filaments called hyphae. A mold colony comprises many hyphae, and the mold grows and lives in areas that provide moisture and a food source.

Unfortunately, mold does not just stay in its colony. Tiny mold spores can break free and become airborne. Once the mold is in the air, it can attach to clothes, bags, shoes, and pets. It can also enter the home through doors and windows. If the breakaway mold spores find another location with moisture, oxygen, and a food source, they can form a new colony.

How Does Containment Help?

Containment makes it harder for mold spores in New Haven to leave the affected area. If it is harder for spores to move, they are less likely to travel and set up a new colony in another part of your home.

Containment does not only stop mold spores, however. It is also helping to prevent the spread of:

  • Silica dust
  • Asbestos
  • Lead-based paint
  • Leftover soda crystal particles from soda blasting 

Containment means we keep the contamination in one area, making it easier to handle and producing better long-term results.

What Exactly is Containment?

There are two main types of containment.

We use limited containment for smaller areas (usually less than 100 square feet). SERVPRO technicians wrap the affected area in a single layer of polyethylene sheeting. We use tape to seal up all windows, doors, ducts, and vents to close off potential exit points. The sheeting contains a slit for entry and exit covered by a flap when not in use.

We use full containment in larger areas or more severe cases of mold. Full containment includes two layers of polyethylene sheeting and the addition of a decontamination area. SERVPRO employees use this area to decontaminate themselves and their equipment before entering the rest of your home.

Are There Any Other Benefits of Containment?

Yes. As well as stopping the spread of mold or other harmful particles throughout your home, containment:

  • Prevents further damage to your property by making it harder for spores to find a new home elsewhere
  • Makes the cleanup process much easier
  • Ensures our IICRC trained techs carry out mold remediation in the safest possible environment

What About Air Filtration?

Air filtration is an essential part of containment. We use powerful air scrubbers, equipped with HEPA filters, to pull microscopic spores from the air and trap them. The HEPA filters are small enough to capture tiny mold spores and other airborne contaminants.

In some cases, we also use negative air machines. While air scrubbers are self-contained units, negative air machines vent the contaminated air outside your home. They create a vacuum to prevent mold from becoming airborne and escaping.

Does Containment Stop Mold?

It is impossible to ensure that mold will never take hold in your home again. Because it can enter through doors, windows, on your clothes, or your pets, we cannot truthfully say it will not come back. However, containment means that the mold spores in the contaminated area cannot spread. And if they cannot move and grow, they cannot set up new colonies.

Containment is highly effective for treating the current mold infestation and discouraging spores from traveling elsewhere. We also use moisture meters, sensors, and thermal-hygrometers to monitor moisture levels in the affected area, so there is less moisture to feed mold.

We also use effective cleaning procedures such as baking soda blasting to clean away as many visible colonies as possible. The combination of containment with effective remediation makes your home much less friendly to mold spores and removes existing colonies. If you need help with mold remediation, give SERVPRO of New Haven a call at (203) 234-1100.

Should I Let My Housekeeping Staff Handle Water Removal Solo in My New Haven Inn?

4/14/2022 (Permalink)

Leak on Tile Floor Water removal isn’t an easy process and can be done wrong if you don’t know what you're doing. Contact SERVPRO for professional remediation services.

Water Removal in Your New Haven Business Should Not Depend on Your Cleaning Crew Developing a Plan on the Fly -- SERVPRO Is Ready 24/7 to Extract Liquids and Dry Moisture Out According to a Best Practices Professional Plan

Once you fully staff your New Haven inn, you feel in control of almost every contingency. Managing the multiple day-to-day activities and tasks needed in the hospitality business without consulting outside contractors is a good feeling but does have its limitations when certain emergencies occur. No matter how much confidence you have in your staff, a substantial water loss can overwhelm you because of the lack of specialized equipment and training.

What Types of Specialized Equipment Are Needed for Commercial Water Removal?

The backstory to your New Haven commercial water removal requirement might relate to a plumbing break, customer negligence (an overfilled tub or spray outside the shower curtain or door), or flooding associated with a typical area spa, hot tub, or pool. In most of these cases, the quantity of water is likely to be significant. The area affected is spacious and perhaps involves several rooms. Buckets and mops will not evacuate the possibly hundreds of gallons of water as quickly as our scalable inventory of:

  • Gas-powered submersible pumps
  • Truck-mounted extractors (capacity 36,000 gallons per unit per day)
  • Multiple portable extractors that function well to remove water in confined recesses
  • Moisture detection and metering tools to locate trapped water and absorbed moisture

How Is Applied Structural Drying Different from Opening Windows and Running Fans?

Once the bulk of the excess water is out of your inn, SERVPRO continues the water removal efforts with structural drying best practices. We use the data collected while searching for migrated water to set drying goals and place high-efficiency drying equipment in scientifically-based configurations to bring moisture levels to be expected in the previously saturated areas. Monitoring throughout the drying process ensures marks are hit and adaptations made.

SERVPRO of New Haven commits to developing a plan for water removal that best suits your commercial building after a water loss. Call on us at (203) 234-1100 to get the project rolling.

Can SERVPRO Restore My Antique Sofa After Flood Damage?

4/7/2022 (Permalink)

Antique Couch Storm-Damaged Antique Heirlooms or Furnishings? We Respond Swiftly to Salvage Contents for Our New Haven Customers.

New Haven Residents Are Concerned About Flood Damage to Irreplaceable Antiques

Anyone who has enjoyed antique shopping in New Haven knows how much fun it is to find an excellent piece of furniture full of character. Sometimes you come into possession of an antique from a friend or relative. Antiques lend something unique to the atmosphere of a home and are often beloved by the homeowner.

In the event of flood damage in your New Haven home, it is natural to worry about your beloved antique sofa. After all, you cannot just go to the nearest furniture store and buy another. Do not despair – SERVPRO technicians can use various techniques to save your favorite seat from floodwaters.

How does Floodwater Affect Antique Furniture?

Floodwater can cause several problems:

  • Wood frames can swell and even crack as they absorb water – sofas may be especially vulnerable to this because of the way their frames join together.
  • Delicate upholstery can bleed color or become blotchy.
  • Mold can grow on wooden surfaces or inside cushions and seats.

It is essential to deal with flood damage immediately. If you leave it, there is more opportunity for mold to grow in, and on your sofa, water stains can settle in more deeply, and cracking and swelling can worsen.

How Does SERVPRO Save the Sofa Frame?

Our technicians know that antique wood can warp under the strain of floodwater – and they also understand that rapid drying is dangerous. If we dry your couch too quickly, it could be at greater risk of damage.

We dry your sofa frame in three stages:

First, we mop up surface water from the legs and seat, being careful not to cause color bleeding

Second, we position air movers, fans, and dehumidifiers in the room and around the sofa to dry it

Third, we use moisture meters and thermo-hygrometers to monitor moisture and humidity as we proceed

We train our technicians to the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification standards, which means they know how to carry out drying at the correct speed to get results without damaging the wood. We can also carry out light refinishing of the wood if necessary.

What About the Upholstery and Cushions?

SERVPRO understands how disheartening it is to see your favorite seat damp and bedraggled looking. Thankfully, we have ways to tackle water-logged furniture.

We have a range of cleaning materials we can use to cleanse cushions and upholstery and leave them free of mottling. Depending on the material, we might employ:

  • Wet fogging
  • Water extraction
  • Spot cleaning

Our technicians know just how to tent cushions for maximum drying efficiency. Once the cushions are tented, we can place air movers and fans around them to blow air across the material, triggering evaporation and drying. We can also place dehumidifiers to reduce moisture in the surrounding air.

Should I Worry About Mildew?

No – we understand the risks of mildew growth and take steps to mitigate those risks. We do not close out the project until we are satisfied that your sofa is thoroughly dry. We can also apply microbial agents to the frame and cushions to further discourage mold or mildew.

Will my Sofa Smell Damp Afterward?

We know that damp odors are a severe concern for our customers – they have told us that one of the most challenging things about water damage is the lingering smell. That is why deodorization is the final stage of any flood damage operation.

When it comes to odors, a good rule of thumb is to use dry or wet treatments, depending on the smell source. So if the source is fire, we would use hot, dry thermal fogging. For water, we use wet fogging. The wet fogger machine sprays a fine mist of deodorizing and cleaning compounds that can penetrate even hidden nooks and crannies.

Because the fogger wets the material evenly, it can also help fight water stains – it is easier to get good results when drying an entire cushion rather than the affected part only. We can also use air scrubbers, carbon filters, and odor-eating pellets to enhance deodorization.

If you are concerned about your antique furniture after a flood, call SERVPRO of New Haven at (203) 234-1100.

Full-Service Fire Damage Restoration for New Haven Properties

3/24/2022 (Permalink)

Matches Shaped Like Building Don’t let your home be a victim of fire damage, SERVPRO of New Haven is only a call away.

Do Fire-Damaged Materials in New Haven Homes Require Removal?

Our responding technicians' focus is to reduce the need for a tear-out and reconstruction as much as possible. Fires can already be destructive events, so maintaining as much of the original building materials in your home is a worthy goal for restorers. We evaluate affected surfaces one by one.

Condition of the Structure

It is important to determine the condition of surfaces and building materials when restoring fire damage in New Haven homes. Careful considerations are made to determine the ideal recovery and cleaning approach is to ensure the right steps promptly get taken to prevent greater harm to the property and reduce materials becoming unsalvageable. There are several ways materials can be impacted by smoke and fire damage, such as:

  • Soot damage
  • Staining
  • Blistered surfaces
  • Weakened integrity

Refinishing and Cleaning

Not all materials and contents affected by fire damage will require removal or replacement. Many of these can remain installed when refinished or appropriately cleaned. Wood créme paste and citrus oils can often revitalize the look of wood-like cabinets and shelves after soot and smoke damage exposure.

Controlled Demolition Saves Costs

Combining the restoration and reconstruction or repairs within the same roster of professionals allows us to do more to complete projects efficiently and within budgetary limitations. A large part of our full-service fire damage reconstruction and restoration solution is controlled demolition. This process allows us to remove damaged portions of building materials without total deconstruction.

Build-Back Services

In many cases, fire damage often results in repairs or reconstruction. The same contractor license that allows us to complete controlled demolition can also permit these experienced technicians to replace discarded materials and reconstruct where needed.

Fires can destroy many surfaces and leave others needing pressing cleanup and restoration. Whatever your home needs, our SERVPRO of New Haven team can help when you call (203) 234-1100.

Where is Mold Remediation Needed Most in New Haven Offices?

3/12/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO mold techs ready for action for this commercial building Commercial mold remediation services by SERVPRO are top-notch. We will be on-site within 4 hours of the initial call.

Mold can develop in many areas of a structure, so we stay prepared with mold remediation solutions for New Haven office buildings.

Mold is destructive and challenging. When it forms in office buildings, these colonies can spread quickly without prompt action from our team. We can rapidly identify where organisms are and the damage they are causing.

Mold Development in the Bathroom

The need for mold remediation in New Haven office buildings can often occur in spaces like the bathroom. High traffic areas like these see a lot of water usage, spillage, and unreported damage. Persistent moisture concerns can lead to mold development:

  • Around a toilet
  • Under a sink with exposed plumbing
  • On porous flooring around water sources
  • In-ceiling tiles

Drywall Mold Development in Cavities

The drywall covering metal framework in your commercial building is also sensitive to mold development. While metal framing is not suitable for mold colonies, leaks and drips in structural cavities can affect these outer elements like the drywall.

HVAC Unit and Air Ducts

The HVAC system is one of the pathways connecting nearly every space in an office building to a central location. When mold spores spread heavily in one damaged area of the facility, a running HVAC unit can pull these active spores to new places to further extend the damage. Mold can also grow within the ductwork itself, which can be difficult to track without professional inspection measures.

How Can SERVPRO Mold Remediators Help?

We strive to provide the most efficient and direct mold remediation solutions when damage exists. We quickly assess the conditions of the property and the affected materials to learn the primary focus of cleanup. We have several recovery options beginning with surface cleaning strategies and progressing to more abrasive cleaning and remediation techniques like media blasting or sanding.

Understanding how mold is likely to impact your business makes a difference in how the remediation needs change for your property. Our SERVPRO of New Haven has experienced remediation professionals to provide multiple removal solutions to return your office to preloss conditions. Give our team a call today at (203) 234-1100.

How Can SERVPRO Protect Water-Damaged Contents in Hamden Homes?

3/5/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work SERVPRO water damage restoration techs have all the equipment and experience needed for the service your property needs.

Our mitigation solutions prevent greater harm to the personal belongings of Hamden homeowners.

Between the time that a disaster impacts your home and when restorers first arrive, a lot of damage can occur. We prioritize a fast response after the first notice of loss to have experienced professionals available to help as soon as possible.

The Importance of Mitigation

Water mitigation for Hamden homes is critical because, at this stage, we introduce all of the initial restoration actions that make later recovery efforts faster and more efficient. We also prioritize the pressing concerns of the property that might cause irreparable harm, like containing moving water and protecting the contents of the house.

Keeping a Content Inventory and Damage Catalog

Personal belongings management is important when our team first arrives at water-damaged properties. So many of your contents and furniture in the home can be in harm’s way, making it one of the focuses of our team to relocate at-risk objects to a safe place on the premises. We can also individually inspect items for damage and catalog these findings in a detailed account of the loss incident.

Off-Site Recovery Solutions

When contents become too heavily damaged to be protected by relocation, we must consider what is needed to clean them and restore them to their original condition. In some situations, our pack-out process can be the best option. We move items to our nearby SERVPRO facility for multiple advanced recovery solutions like:

Because we are faster to disasters of all types and sizes, we are experienced with the necessary equipment and actions to help your property return to preloss condition. Water damage is one of the more common callouts for our professionals, so our SERVPRO of New Haven team stays ready to respond with pre-stocked production vehicles equipped with air movers, extractors, and other drying equipment. Call today at (203) 234-1100.

How Does SERVPRO Deal with Flood Contaminants in New Haven Homes?

2/21/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO trailer full of equipment ready for work at a flood job-site When a flood impacts your property call SERVPRO flood damage restoration team. We have what is needed to have your property back to preloss condition

Several sources of contamination could impact New Haven homes after flood damage.

After flooding impacts your home or business, there is a finite timeline to restore and recover the damage caused. Emergency services focus on specific actions necessary to protect the property and its occupants, such as:

  • Extraction
  • Debris Cleanup
  • Muck-Out
  • Content Relocation

Organic Matter Brought in With Water

One of the ways flood damage in New Haven can threaten exposed building materials and contents is through the decaying organic matter carried in with flooding. Debris, organisms, and mud can all introduce pathogenic threats to your property, as well as harsh odors and other cleaning needs.

Sewage Backup Concerns

In some events, utilities like sanitary sewers and culvert systems become overrun, with entire neighborhoods becoming flooded. Any blockages in these systems can cause a backflow event into connected homes through floor drains or lower toilet hookups in the property.

Cleaning Surfaces and Contents 

Disinfection and surface cleaning are also vital processes to the flood recovery effort. Exposure to migrating bacterial and viral pathogens creates a pressing and urgent need for surface cleaning with sanitizing and disinfection products in our inventory.

Repairs When Needed

Because of our general contractor license, we can handle the many repairs, and reconstruction needs your home might have after flooding. Exposure to contaminants, for example, will require controlled demolition and replacement of porous materials impacted directly by these black water events. With flooding being among the highest categories of loss, few examples of flood damage do not require some degree of repair.

With many ways that your house can become flooded, having experienced professionals capable of providing varying restoration and recovery is valuable to a property and its contents. Our technicians are ready to help overcome each post-flood repair and cleanup phase. Give our SERVPRO of New Haven team a call today at (203) 234-1100.