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How Fast Will My New Haven Business Be Back to Normal?

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Offers Rapid Response Times to Handle the Water Damage That Occurred Within Your New Haven Business

A water incident can strike at your New Haven commercial property without notice at any time. The impact of such water damage can be devastating for any business owner, but our trained technicians at SERVPRO can be there fast to get to work as soon as possible. We handle each step of the water removal process through to drying and then disinfecting all affected areas. With one call, we can be there to start in so that your commercial space is “Like it never even happened.”

What Do I Need to Do?

Once you call us at SERVPRO, we send out a team quickly to begin the assessment. If you or your maintenance team can shut off the area to a burst pipe or put towels or blankets down with a flooding incident to keep water from migrating, do so. You can then contact your insurance agent to inform them of the event. We take care of detailing every step of the project to turn everything in for your insurance claim.

Water damage may occur at your New Haven place of business at any time. Some of the leading causes include:

•    Frozen or broken pipes
•    Storm floods
•    Natural disasters
•    Leaking roofs
•    Sewage backups, and more

Why Do I Need to Worry About Mold Growth?

Whether commercial or residential, you always have to be concerned about mold and mildew growth anywhere within your structure. SERVPRO works to inhibit mold growth using the latest techniques and EPA-registered cleaning agents.

•    Mold may begin to grow within 24 to 48 hours after the initial water loss event.
•    Immediately starting water extraction followed by drying is the best way to fight against the onset of mold.

Do you need help with water damage to your commercial property? SERVPRO of New Haven is available 24/7 with crews on standby. Call (203) 234-1100, and we will send a team out as soon as possible.

Where Can I Find Water Damage Repair Services for My Gym?

6/8/2020 (Permalink)

fitness machines in gym Don't let water damage interfere with your gym. Call SERVPRO!

Contact SERVPRO of New Haven for Professional Water Damage Remediation Services Today! 

Owning a New Haven business that suddenly experiences water damage is nothing anyone wants to go through. Stress can often be overwhelming. However, here at SERVPRO, we aim to alleviate some of that stress from your shoulders.  

Should your New Haven gym suffer water damage, get help as soon as possible. No matter when the emergency occurs, getting quick help can ensure that a broken pipe doesn't become permanent damage. Here at SERVPRO, we base our schedule around yours and try to be available whenever you need us.  

A Pipe Burst in My Gym at One AM, What Should I Do?  

Should a pipe burst, it is essential to remain calm and act quickly. You can start by:  

  • Turning off the water to your building, and preventing water from free-flowing
  • Calling for help as soon as the water has been shut off, or even while doing it
  • Telling the technicians critical information about entrances and exits, so they can get to work fast  

Here at SERVPRO, we always strive to arrive whenever you need us, day or night.  

What Can Your Technicians Do to Remove the Standing Water?  

Our highly trained SERVPRO technicians use advanced technological devices to remove standing water as quickly as possible. We can use tools such as:  

  • Portable submersible pumps
  • Wet/dry vacuums
  • Extractors  

After removing water from your property, we can use infrared cameras to look for any hidden water pockets. Furthermore, we can also set down drying equipment, such as dehumidifiers and flood drying mats, to minimize excess moisture. Here at SERVPRO, we strive to remediate all aspects of water damage, so you can go back to living your life as usual.  

If your business needs water damage restoration services, act now. Call SERVPRO of New Haven by dialing (203) 234-1100. We're always open for you.  

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Mold Removal In New Haven Salon

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

mold growing on wall in salon The discovery of mold in your New Haven salon can be destructive to your business and your reputation simultaneously.

How Do I Remove Mold in My New Haven Salon?

Our SERVPRO remediation technicians can offer fast and effective solutions to protect your New Haven business and get you back open quickly.

The discovery of mold in your New Haven salon can be destructive to your business and your reputation simultaneously. With the potential health effects that come from exposure to active colonization, addressing these microbial threats in your business benefits your staff, your customers, and the structure itself.

Addressing the mold damage in your New Haven salon begins with assessing the scope of the damage and where moisture and dampness exist to facilitate mold growth. Our responding SERVPRO team can identify affected materials and moisture pockets with surface moisture meters.

Remediation often involves surface cleaning with antimicrobial solutions or with harsher sanding or soda blasting techniques. Removing the entire organism from affected materials can reduce the possibility of recurrences while our SERVPRO team works to dry out the salon so that customers can return. In more extreme cases, we might look to our partners with Connecticut Reconstruction Services (CRS) to reinstall deteriorating materials that had to get discarded.

What Should I Look for to Prevent Mold Recurrences?

    •    Check regularly for signs of dampness
    •    Make sure that any spills and leaks get thoroughly dried and repaired
    •    Manage relative humidity in the salon

Have mold in your salon? Give our SERVPRO of New Haven remediators a call today at (203) 234-1100.

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We Get You Back To Business In New Haven After A Flood

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

One of our vans with the sliding door open revealing the water extraction equipment inside Our trucks mounted with water extraction units used for suctioning up water from the damaged areas of the structure after a flood.

Removing Commercial Flood Damage from a New Haven Barbershop

Connecticut business owners may be surprised to find that the average commercial flood insurance claim can be more than $97,000. While that may be pocket change for large businesses, small businesses often have difficulty recovering from these types of disasters due to lost revenue and having to replace inventory and materials. Worse still, without proper mitigation, flooding can leave behind mold and other contaminants that can affect the quality and safety of your business.

If you are a small business owner looking for commercial flood damage mitigation in New Haven, your local SERVPRO has you covered. This IICRC-certified team of technicians is highly experienced in flood damage mitigation and restoration and is always ready to help business owners open their doors once more. SERVPRO employs state-of-the-art technologies such as infrared cameras, submersible pumps, and industrial-grade deodorizers to return your business to a sanitary, preloss condition.

Supplemental Flood Insurance Protection Tips

If your business is in a high-risk flood area along the coast or the Quinnipiac River, you may be familiar with NFIP's flood insurance policies. However, you may need supplemental insurance to cover specific items such as:

  • Business property or equipment used outside of the building, such as septic systems and cisterns.
  • Business vehicles, which are not covered under NFIP commercial flood policies. Your vehicle insurance can cover them as an endorsement.
  • Any damages to your building, inventory, or business property over $500,000. These require excess coverage.

Generally speaking, you absorb the financial damages from shutting down your business after a flood. However, some private flood insurance policies do cover financial damages from shuttering your business.

How SERVPRO Restores Your Business

When flooding occurs, it can be challenging for any business to bounce back, particularly small local establishments like barbershops. However, SERVPRO professionals get straight to work on extracting floodwaters and removing contaminated debris, such as rugs and other porous items, with the full knowledge of both you and your insurance adjuster. 

After removing the bulk of the water with a submersible or truck-mounted pump, restoration techs can use portable extractors to remove water from salvageable furnishings. These extractors feature three separate systems for heating, vacuuming, and pumping that work in tandem to thoroughly remove moisture and prepare your space for disinfection and drying. Drywall that is absorbed moisture can be prepared with weep holes and flood cuts to maximize ventilation in wall cavities and minimize the risk of mold proliferation.

SERVPRO of New Haven can provide you with service that makes your business look, "Like it never even happened." No matter when disaster strikes in your business, you can call (203) 234-1100.

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A Few Commercial Water Damage Mistakes in New Haven That You Should Avoid

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

office bathroom with tile flooring Office bathroom water damage needs to be mitigated right away to prevent facility closure.  Contact our experienced team 24/7 for services.

Commercial Water Damage New Haven – Swelling Subfloor Damages Tile

One of the reasons many owners install ceramic tile in commercial offices is that the tile can withstand lots of foot traffic and lasts much longer than carpeting. Tile also maintains the original finish and can be easily cleaned. Few people realize that tile can be damaged when a water leak floods a tile floor.

SERVPRO has been responding to commercial water damage incidents in the New Haven area for many years. Our team's experience and certifications allow us to provide emergency services to New Haven for water, fire, and storm damage whenever it occurs on a 24/7 basis.

Why Tile Floors May Crack

Whenever a water leak occurs, the water can spread rapidly over a tile floor. With nothing to absorb the water, such as a carpet, water may cover the entire floor in minutes. If the leak is identified quickly and repaired, many customers assume all that is needed is to mop up the surface water, allow it to dry for a few hours, and normal business activities can be resumed.

Tile and the grout are always sealed at installation. However, over time, cracks may appear in the grout, or there may have been areas that remained porous. Water sitting on a tile floor can seep in between the cracks or around edges to the subfloor below. Once the subfloor becomes wet, the wood may swell, placing pressure on the tile, causing further lifting or even cracking of tiles in the area.

SERVPRO can help remove standing water from your commercial building as well as test subfloors to ensure the floor is dry and not cause damage sometime later. If the subfloor can be reached from the floor below, drying from the bottom may be considered. Small holes can be drilled into the grout to assess the moisture levels. We also use non-penetrating meters to assess moisture levels.

Let SERVPRO help to prevent tile breakage or loosening. We can clean up after a water leak and monitor the subfloor to avoid potential future problems.

Call SERVPRO of New Haven at (203) 234-1100 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Mount Carmel, Spring Glen, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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SERVPRO Provides Real-World Solutions to Mold Remediation in Hamden Commercial and Industrial Sites

10/26/2019 (Permalink)

Hairy, mold spores Don't Let Mold Spores Ruin the Indoor Air Quality of Your Hamden Office--Call SERVPRO for Remediation

Restoring Normal Indoor Air Quality after a Case of Commercial Mold in Your Hamden Office

Mold has a musty smell, which can make your Hamden office uncomfortable. Apart from the smell, mold also releases spores and other debris into the air, which can have adverse health effects on the occupants. Even if mold colonies are not in view, such as when they develop in wall cavities or above the ceiling, their effects on the IAQ is the same as when developing in the open.

Restoring indoor air quality after discovering commercial mold in your Hamden office requires an understanding of how the problem develops. When materials in a building are wet or damp over extended periods, bacteria and mold colonize these materials. The growth process releases microscopic airborne particles, while the Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds produced, release the musty odor associated with mold. Mold can also develop in the HVAC system, which further compromises the air quality in your office. Poor air quality is often the root cause of a "sick office."

Removing all mold colonies and debris from the structure is the first step towards improving air quality. Our SERVPRO technicians use different approaches, including:

    HEPA Vacuuming
    Damp Wiping
    Wire brushing or other forms of agitation
    Removal of porous materials

Vacuuming helps remove loose debris and spores from surfaces. The use of HEPA filtered vacuums helps because they capture 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3-micron, ensuring none of the spores and mold debris escapes into the air. Damp wiping helps remove debris adhering to the surfaces in the affected areas. It also helps kill spores and prevents further growth, especially when we use cleaning agents with antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. In case of massive growth on porous surfaces, removing the material is necessary because cleaning procedures cannot remove the root hyphae that penetrate below the surface.

 When demolishing affected areas, it is possible to release mold debris, further compromising the indoor air quality in your office. Our SERVPRO technicians take various steps to prevent this, including creating isolation zones and running negative air pressure machines during demolition.

Quality indoor air quality is necessary for comfort and maximum productivity in the office. Call SERVPRO of New Haven at (203) 234-1100 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Steps SERVPRO Takes to Restore Commercial Water Damaged Carpet in New Haven

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

desks and chairs in office workspace When offices experience a water loss event, SERVPRO to the rescue! We can quickly extract the water from your carpet.

Restoration of Wet Carpet from Commercial Water Damage in New Haven

Very little smells worse than wet carpeting from a commercial water damage event. This odor is even more significant when the water sat overnight and discovered the next morning. Because of the way water degrades quickly, fast clean up is vital to stop the investment in the property's carpeting from becoming a water loss casualty.  

Since SERVPRO technicians are available 24-hours daily to cleanup commercial water damage to New Haven properties, the fast action makes the difference between whether it is a clean, gray or black water mitigation for the property. 

Safety First in Water Cleanup Situations

SERVPRO technicians test the water to ensure there are no harmful bacteria or chemicals present and choose the appropriate extraction methods for fast removal of the water. If exposure to water included sewage or sat longer than 48 hours before cleanup, carpet requires removal per biohazard disposal methods. 

Carpet Cleanup Requires Specialized Applications

Due to the porous nature of commercial carpet and padding, a standard wet/dry vacuum cannot do the job sufficiently to avoid odors or the potential for mold growth. SERVPRO has powerful equipment with specific attachments to work on carpet and eliminate most of the water for faster drying.  

Mold is Always a Concern

After water damage, particularly in porous materials such as carpet fibers or behind baseboards, technicians apply proactive efforts to limit the possibility of mold growth. These efforts include thorough drying, antibacterial cleaning solutions, and the use of antimicrobial sealants.  

Deodorizing is Crucial

Water leaves its unique signature scent, and SERVPRO technicians often use a multi-layered approach to treating odor left behind, especially in the carpet fibers. Covering foul odors is not enough, and the technicians deploy equipment designed to neutralize airborne odors at the molecular level.  

Sealing After Cleaning Keeps Carpet Looking Great Longer

Once the carpet in the commercial property has soils and residues removed, the application of a professional-grade fiber sealer assists in keeping high traffic areas looking cleaner for longer and with regular maintenance can work to extend the life of your commercial carpet thereby protecting your investment. 

Call SERVPRO of New Haven at (203) 234-1100 when you need fast action against commercial water damage in your New Haven business property. They arrive fast and work to get your business reopened without a sign of the damage "Like it never even happened."

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Commercial Hospitality Enterprises Benefit from Rapid SERVPRO Water Loss Mitigation

7/20/2019 (Permalink)

Don't Let Water Damage Dampened Your New Haven Hotel Guests Vacation--Call SERVPRO for Restoration

Water Damage in Your New Haven Hotel

Among the biggest threats to your New Haven hotel is the guests that you attract to the premises. Often people do not treat these rented rooms or the utilities piped to each unit with the same respect and regard as they do in their own home, and as such, negligent accidents can happen at any time. Overflows from sinks and tubs are the most common, often attributed to a malfunctioning or poorly installed failsafe drain system intended to prevent water levels from reaching the brim of the bathroom fixture. The result is substantial water loss in the bathroom areas of a guest’s room that can quickly spread into the main area and to adjoining units without the appropriate mitigation and water removal.

Water damage in New Haven hotels threatens more than just any immediate guests inconvenienced or required to locate. Your ability to handle these emergencies in real-time can often become a direct reflection of your reputation in the community, and can even later bolster more business and repeat business. Even with moderate-sized extraction and drying equipment likely purchased for your maintenance and custodial teams, the best solution is to reach out to skilled professionals like our SERVPRO responders.

The longer that emergencies like this wait for complete drying, the more units and guests that become affected. Not only does this displace more of your paying customers, but it also directly impacts your online rating in forums travelers use to determine the quality of your establishment. Our SERVPRO team can implement multiple extraction tools and drying units suited for the specific scope of the damage present. With the right thorough drying approach, materials like tile and even wood vanity fixtures can avoid getting removed and replaced.

The ability to double-check our efforts with infrared imagery and hygrometers can show management and the hotel owner our progress. This non-invasive approach prevented removal and controlled demolition, where it has not become necessary.

Every hour can mean more disaster and damage to your area hotel, so do not waste time in getting this situation resolved as quickly and confidently as possible. Trust our SERVPRO of New Haven specialists to arrive quickly with a deep inventory of tools and products to help. Give us a call anytime at (203) 234-1100.

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Property Manager Partnerships: A Win-Win

1/10/2017 (Permalink)

Property Managers as Partners

The winter months can create significant challenges for property managers. Snow and ice don’t have the predictability of grass and shrubs.   Further, grass and shrubs don’t cause ice damming and pipe freezes.  

How you react to the challenges of winter can set the tone of your relationship with HOAs and association boards come spring and summer. Your clients are likely to forgive you for that which you can’t control so long as they constant progress toward restoration of their lives, starting yesterday.

Team Randolph recognizes the urgency to react and to immediately build a recovery plan when we partner with property managers. Winter months aren’t the time for training in front of upset tenants.  Our crews receive technical and service training to identify a situation and do the right thing and to be sensitive to a situation.

Our office works with our partners to make sure documents flow through the right channels which simplifies settlement whether there is a claim or the job is a direct pay. We also anticipate and recognize coverage issues so that tenants and owners understand how the claim will be settled.

The SERVPRO brand is the most recognized and respected brand in the mitigation industry so your first decision to call on Team Randolph should be an easy one. No one gets fired for hiring the industry leader.

Food Disasters... We Aren't Talking Mom's Meatloaf

2/9/2016 (Permalink)

Whether it is a smoke condition caused by a fire in the prepared food section, an oven fire in a manufacturing facility, or fire suppressing chemicals spread over 40 tons of fresh fruit, the disasters that effect food companies present some pretty awesome challenges. 

Wrong decisions early on can open a Pandora's Box of liability issues even before the matter of cash flow and fulfillment come into play.

-- Companies with sophisticated business system back ups can be stymied when they realize two days after a small fire that their regular staff lacks the knowledge to clean soot and deodorize after a small fire.

-- Distribution companies turning 50 tons of fresh fruit every week trip when they fail to secure hauling capacity and a destination for destruction of a warehouse brimming with imported product during high import season.

-- A small chain store manager must decide in hours whether to do a partial open of a store or incur the cost of extended, nighttime cleaning time. nighttime cleaning mitigation.

These are a few of the many real-world challenges we have solved over the past year.  There are many more.

Our approach to commercial losses is to stabilize and then meet with affected parties to understand the goals of all affected constituencies. 

Team Randolph is comprised of business and mitigation professionals that understand the financial, cultural and structural challenges of any disaster.

In a perfect world we meet, discuss and put a communication chain and decision tree in place.   Regardless, when the wheels come off, we've got your back.