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Drywall Water Damage Restoration for Your New Haven Home with SERVPRO

5/24/2023 (Permalink)

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Signs of Water-Damaged Drywall in New Haven Properties

Water damage in New Haven homes can stem from many sources. Regardless of the cause, responding quickly to water damage is crucial since the damage from excess water continues to spread until the source is identified and the affected materials are fully restored. When water damage occurs, it’s likely to affect the drywall making up your home’s walls and ceilings. While drywall is sturdy, it can quickly deteriorate and become soft and weak once it is saturated, thus losing its structural integrity.

Drywall water damage restoration in New Haven homes is possible. However, this depends on the water category it is exposed to and how long it was exposed. For example, with category three water on drywall, replacement is necessary. Since water damage is only sometimes apparent, a professional is mainly needed to assist. SERVPRO quickly responds to water damage emergencies and helps identify any hidden moisture in your home.

Signs of moisture damage on drywall:

  • Discoloration, such as brown or yellow stains, on the surface of the wall
  • Sagging or bulging can compromise its structural integrity
  • Peeling paint or wallpaper
  • Visible mold is a clear sign of moisture damage
  • Warping or buckling

Steps To Restore Water Damage on Drywall

Using a non-penetrating moisture meter, our crews identify areas of moisture accumulation before they become visible to the naked eye. The device helps prevent the unnecessary removal of drywall by detecting areas of moisture that can be dried out and restored. We also perform a visual inspection by making a giant hole to check for water on the supporting studs.

Fixing water damage on drywall involves several steps:

  • Removing and replacing any contaminated sections
  • Thoroughly cleaning and decontaminating the affected area
  • Drying the space

When removing drywall, our crews cut out the affected panels. The restoration team uses drying equipment, including dehumidifiers and air movers, to dry out the other affected area. Sometimes the affected area may require cleaning and disinfection using antimicrobial agents and specialized cleaning solutions to prevent microbial growth. We finalized by replacing damaged drywall and repainting the wall.

Contact SERVPRO of New Haven for drywall water damage restoration at (203) 234-1100. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Crucial Steps to Combat Fire Damage in New Haven Homes

4/25/2023 (Permalink)

 Room Debris After Fire Call SERVPRO at (203) 234-1100 for fast and efficient service.

Manage Fire Restoration Handily in New Haven with SERVPRO

Fire damage is stressful when it affects your property since you have to deal with heavy soiling and damaged structural materials or utilities. Resolving such a situation in your New Haven property requires a systemic approach that controls the existing problems and prevents new issues from cropping up.

Fire damage restoration for New Haven homes can mean different things depending on the source of the fire, how long it burnt, and the materials involved. A professional intervention by SERVPRO addresses all issues comprehensively and conveniently.

Routine actions during a fire response:

  • Addressing the safety of your home
  • Securing the property
  • Dealing with fire residues
  • Addressing moisture accumulation

Your home can turn from a refuge to a hazardous trap in the aftermath of a fire. Problems like frayed electrical cables, shattered glass, and the jagged edges of charred materials can cause injuries to anyone venturing in - whether to explore or fix the damage. SERVPRO crews take action to improve safety, including stripping off electrical cables and supporting vulnerable structural sections, thus permitting other processes to run smoothly.

Safeguarding the Fire-Damaged Structure  

As the fire ranges, your home is at risk since some sections, such as ceilings or roofs, can collapse when the flames consume support systems. Even after the fire is controlled, the structure is still vulnerable, especially to intrusions through openings such as shattered windows or roof cave-ins. Making some effort to protect the building can prevent complications later on. Our technicians can install roof tarps or board up window openings for short-term structure protection before commencing other restoration processes.

Apart from the harmful aspects of fire damage, other issues such as soiling and moisture accumulation are another challenging dynamic of fire restoration. Planning how to handle these two aspects is essential since cleaning the premises to sanitary levels is critical for a complete renovation. 

Actions that remove moisture and residues:

SERVPRO of New Haven can help plan your fire restoration, ensuring your property regains preloss conditions. You can reach us at (203) 234-1100.

Mold Damage is Best Handled by Trained Technicians in New Haven

4/3/2023 (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.

Navigating Water Damage – Call Pros to Your New Haven Property

4/3/2023 (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

4/3/2023 (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.

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.

New Haven Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Removal

4/2/2023 (Permalink)

mold growing on the white walls of a room Regardless of the color of the mold found in your home, our certified technicians can help. Contact our team day or night for a quick response.

SERVPRO Offers Safe and Efficient Mold Removal in New Haven Homes

Finding out mold in your home can be quite a traumatic experience. You need professionals like SERVPRO who have the training, experience, and tools for mold removal in your New Haven home. Our IICRC-certified techs specialize in restoring mold damage to your property safely and effectively. 

Unlike other restorers, SERVPRO techs are clear and transparent about their mold removal process for your New Haven home. We adhere to the IICRC S520 mold removal guidelines to ensure the process is safe for the occupants and restorers.  

Mold Inspections, Remediations, and Removal Process

The first step in mold remediation is the identification of the extent of the damage. SERVPRO techs take utmost care while removing the contamination from your property, ensuring that the mold particles and spores don’t cross-contaminate unaffected areas. 

Depending on the material involved and the extent of the damage, SERVPRO techs have the options during mold removal-

  • Visible mold growing on a porous material like fabric and drywall can be difficult to remove. Consequently, mold specialists dispose of the material rather than trying to remove the contamination from such surfaces. 
  • When mold is present on semi-porous material like wood and concrete, SERVPRO techs remove it using appropriate cleaning agents or an abrasive method like media blasting. 
  • If mold growth is observed on non-porous material like metal or glass, techs remove it using HEPA vacuuming or wet cleaning method using the appropriate cleaning agent. 

Once the mold and the mold-contaminated material are removed, techs carefully bag and dispose of them by local regulations. 

Role of Disinfection in Mold Remediation 

Once techs remove all mold-contaminated materials, the affected area is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. The process involves using specialized cleaning agents and techniques to remove all traces of mold from surfaces and prevent further growth. Techs also ensure that all surfaces are dry before disinfecting them to avoid secondary damage. 

Call SERVPRO of New Haven at (203) 234-1100 for a reliable mold remediation service.

Reliable Storm Water Cleanup Services for Residents of Haven

2/22/2023 (Permalink)

Sump Pump Don't let water take control of your Haven property. Call SERVPRO today!

SERVPRO Minimizes the Effects of Storm Water Damage in Haven

IICRC-recognized companies should offer stormwater cleanup services since many safety procedures and specialized equipment are required during the process. Furthermore, these technicians undergo training to acquire unique skills to handle the arising challenges as they get your life and property back to normal. To make the restoration process much easier, contact them as soon as possible.

SERVPRO defines the severity of stormwater damage in your Haven property depending on the type of water present and the level of contamination. You might struggle with "gray water" if the damage is caused by rainwater that primarily entered your home due to the roof being swept away by the wind during the storm. But, if the water entered the property after sweeping through the surface and picking up debris, sewage overflow, and other pollutants, chances are you are dealing with "black water."

You can follow some steps to minimize the possible impacts of flood water damage. They include:

  • Regular inspection: Our SERVPRO technicians can regularly inspect your home for susceptibilities like poorly draining landscaping, cracked foundation, and suitability of low-lying areas.
  • Sealing cracks: If cracks exist on basement windows and the foundation area, we can seal them to prevent water seeping into buildings during a flood.
  • Sump pump installation: We can replace a faulty sump pump or install a new one in your basement. The pump helps in removing water whenever flooding happens.
  • Ensure downspouts and gutter are clear: We remove debris from the gutters and ensure the downspouts direct water properly to lower the chances of it seeping into your basement.
  • Have an emergency plan: We can help you develop an emergency plan to assist in case of a severe storm or flood. It helps you identify emergency contact numbers, evacuation routes, and other important procedures.

Some water damage events can be overwhelming, no matter how prepared you are. You need the help of restoration technicians who have faced and solved such challenges before.

SERVPRO of New Haven works around the clock to provide reliable water mitigation services. Call (203) 234-1100 to work with a highly trained team of technicians that are Faster to Any Size Disaster whenever you face water, mold, or fire damage incidents.

New Haven Commercial Water Damage – What to Expect

1/24/2023 (Permalink)

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Call SERVPRO in New Haven for Fast Water Damage Help

Hiring the right restoration team makes a significant difference when you have water damage at your New Haven commercial property. While there may be several services in the area, you want to know if they can handle large-scale water incidents and adjust accordingly to meet your needs. SERVPRO provides commercial restoration services, including total adaptability, to help you get results and avoid costly secondary damage or the onset of mildew or mold growth. We will always make it “Like it never even happened.”

A New Haven commercial water damage company like SERVPRO has the experience and knowledge to fully mitigate all risks and restore your property to preloss condition. We are happy to give you details on our services and what you can expect when you call us to your business for water removal and drying.

  • Initial Contact – The first step is calling our customer care team, where we will gather information about your commercial water damage and deploy a crew. 
  • Inspection/Assessment – We arrive within hours to begin assessing the source of water damage so we can determine the best fix and the following plan.
  • Water Removal Services – Our team pulls up all standing water with powerful pumps, extractors, and associated tools/attachments.
  • Drying – All affected areas get thoroughly dried using a mixture of industrial-grade dehumidifiers and air movers/fans.
  • Cleaning/Odor Control – All surfaces, including contents or inventory deemed salvageable, get cleaned. We use odor control methods and products to eliminate any musty odors.
  • Restoration/Reconstruction – Controlled demolition gets used to help remove and replace all unsalvageable materials. Everything gets finished off to return all impacted spaces to pre-water loss condition. - General Contractor License #: 0635648

SERVPRO of New Haven is available to address your commercial water damage needs. Whether you run a production facility, restaurant, healthcare facility, or warehouse, we have the scalability you need to get the job done right the first time. Call us at (203) 234-1100, and we can send a crew out for emergency service.

Water Damage in Your New Haven Home Doesn't Need to be Permanent

12/27/2022 (Permalink)

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Mitigation & Restoration after Water Damage 

Often, minor water damage doesn't seem 'that bad,' leaving many homeowners thinking that painting over the discoloration is sufficient. SERVPRO wants homeowners in New Haven to know that if any damage is more than superficial, any paint covering anything will most likely end up providing only temporary relief.

To protect your home in New Haven from water damage, we recommend assessing the area after any event involving the saturation of walls, floors, or other structural components. Because water gets into places you cannot see unaided, many customers are surprised when we show water or dampened areas underneath cabinetry.

Carpeting and its padding can retain tremendous amounts of moisture and slowly release it, damaging flooring and other nearby building materials. We can assist in undoing the damage by:

  • Extracting hidden water from different cavities,
  • Pre-treating surfaces against microbial infestation,
  • Cleaning and rebuilding your property, and
  • Providing standard deodorization techniques.

Getting the water out of enclosed or hidden spaces means we can dry everything faster. Less water means less damage and fewer locations. We have specialized equipment that helps us locate trapped water. We use the least destructive methods to open such areas when releasing trapped water.

Mold is one of the worst types of secondary water damage. Pre-treating susceptible surfaces with powerful antimicrobial agents keep such microbes from flourishing and causing problems. They do not require much to colonize an area inside your residence.

We clean everything up as we continue working, including as we begin rebuilding any structures that the water destroyed. Extensive damage from water can happen slowly over time, possibly due to a slow leak. Our General Contractor License number is 0635648.

Moisture can leave your home with a musty, off-smell. Some homeowners suspect water has caused damage in hidden areas of their homes because of this tell-tale scent. We use different ways to counteract these odors.

Contact SERVPRO of New Haven at (203) 234-1100 for highly trained and certified water damage specialists. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

New Haven Fire Restoration Relies on Understanding Smoke Damage

11/22/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Call your local professionals at SERVPRO of New Haven to ensure your home is dry and sanitary.

The Behavior of Smoke Impacts Fire Restoration

Our experience as FSRT-Certified technicians helps us understand the complex behaviors of fire loss effects like smoke. Knowing what to expect helps us build the best offense to restore post-disaster byproducts and make it "Like it never even happened."

Fire Loss Effects Spreading 

Fire restoration for New Haven homes can be a widespread need, with loss effects moving quickly in available openings and pathways like the HVAC system. Since most homes have these connections open all the time to heat and cool the property, soot can be forced into many areas of the house. 

The Turbulence of Smoke 

A fire can create violent turbulence in your home's airflow, with convection currents created by the hot air replacing cooler air near the ceilings of rooms where fires occur. This smoke is under pressure, pushing debris and solids against vertical surfaces and ceiling assemblies that must get cleaned as part of the restoration process.

The Types of Smoke Damage

There are multiple types of smoke that SERVPRO professionals encounter when cleaning homes. Some of these include:

  • Wet Smoke – Smoldering fires burn slowly and create a greater volume of thick and formidable smoke. Wet smoke deposits result, forming more challenging residues for restoration professionals to clean.
  • Dry Smoke – Higher heat fires can cause thin, chalky residues on surfaces. These are among the easiest to manage and clean.
  • Protein Residues – When fires occur in the kitchen, they are commonly caused by poorly managed cooking or bad practices around the stove. Protein residues can form a cakey and sticky deposit on cabinets and countertops.
  • Oil Puffback – Connecticut homes use a variety of heating furnaces, including oil. When a small micro-explosion occurs in the ignition chamber from buildup, ionized soot can be rocketed through the ductwork and to the connected rooms.

When New Haven homes need fire restoration, there could be multiple causes. Understanding how smoke changes in different situations can help our SERVPRO of New Haven team provide the fastest and most reliable recovery service. Call us at (203) 234-1100.