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Restoration of Flood Damage Incidents in New Haven with Minimal Inconveniences

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

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Why You Can Trust SERVPRO to Restore Your Home After Flood Damage Occurs

There is never a convenient time for a flooding incident. Apart from the financial loss and other problems that develop, restoration of flood damage incidents can create unique challenges or inconveniences. Hiring a professional restorer such as SERVPRO helps deal with the problem with minimal inconveniences. 

Restoration of flood damage in New Haven requires the effort of many people to help with tasks such as moving items, water extraction, and cleaning, among others. If you are wary of letting strangers into your home, getting people off the street to help you might not be a viable option, but working with professionals can help ease your privacy concerns since the workers are trained to relate with customers professionally. Our SERVPRO crews also have a variety of sophisticated equipment that reduces the number of people involved when restoring your home.

The processes involved in the restoration of flooded properties, including the movement of contents, demolition, and disposal of waste, can lead to loss of valuables. Our SERVPRO technicians keep proper inventories, which indicate where every item is. Categorizing items as salvageable, unsalvageable, or questionable in the early stages of the restoration helps ensure nothing is disposed of by mistake.

Finding unaddressed issues long after the restoration of an incident is a great inconvenience. Issues such as lingering odor or mold development after an incident, are undesirable outcomes, which indicate that an inadequately addressed incident. Our SERVPRO technicians take precautions not to leave unaddressed issues. We use sophisticated equipment to trace water intrusion patterns in hidden places such as subfloors and other cavities. We also open up walls by making flood cuts and remove porous materials to eliminate odor, contamination, and other problems. Deodorization of the affected property removes any lingering smells.

Reducing the inconveniences that develop during the restoration of flooding incidents in Hamden, North Haven, and West Haven helps minimize the stress associated with such incidents. Call SERVPRO of New Haven at (203) 234-1100 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Why Homeowners are Confident of Overcoming Property Damages here in New Haven.

12/31/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO will always show you the why when it comes to your New Haven damages.

Home repairs can come at the most unpredictable of times. SERVPRO of New Haven is here for the community providing emergency restoration services to commercial and private property. Our roster of experienced technicians covers mitigation and repair of the property after mold, fire, water, or storm-related damages. We are a fully-licensed asbestos mitigation provider with qualifications and permits for biohazard as well as trauma cleanup. Whenever the community requires emergency property repair, we are available via our twenty-four hour emergency help center. Contact us today. 

Storm

Exceptionally violent weather events can cause severe storm damage to your New Haven home. The combination of high winds with an increased risk of flash flooding can often result in damage to both structural contents and the structure of the home itself. These issues may present themselves as broken windows, roofing, or doors. You may find the lower levels of your property, including crawlspaces, become flooded, resulting in a potential biohazard concern. SERVPRO is available on call to assist you after a violent weather event.  

In the immediate aftermath of a storm, the main concern for New Haven homeowners is safety and security. Temporary relocation may be a necessity during hurricane season. SERVPRO can visit your property during this time and perform emergency board-ups of broken windows and doors to prevent unlawful entry or looting. We can also seal the weakened roof structure using temporary tarps to prevent rainwater from entering the property and causing further damage. 

Our restoration services are focused on mitigation and security. If your home requires structural repairs that go beyond the scope of SERVPRO restoration services, we can arrange for trusted general contractors on your behalf. We find this procedure can significantly reduce the stress of home reconstruction because you only need to work with one point of contact throughout the service. Once the restoration is complete, our New Haven team can complete your paperwork for a stress-free claim. 

Mold

While mold spores exist in all home environments, they can become problematic if they can breed on cellular rich surfaces. These surfaces may include wall-paper, drywall, or natural woods. Over time, a mold infestation can result in the rotting away of the structure without professional restoration services. Dampness is the main factor in uncontrolled mold damage in your New Haven home, and remediation procedure may require thorough drying of wall cavities to be completed effectively. 

When mold infests porous materials, the only way to prevent repeat issues is to remove altogether and replace the offending items. In some New Haven homes, asbestos may be discovered during inspection or removal of mold. SERVPRO is a licensed asbestos abatement company and can seal the affected area to prevent cross-contamination. We can then bring in air-scrubbing equipment to clear any asbestos fibers before placing asbestos in double-sealed biohazardous waste bags for safe, responsible disposable. 

A property that is professionally cleaned, dried, and disinfected is unlikely to experience persistent mold issues. By combining both containment and decontamination procedures, SERVPRO mold remediation technicians can bring microbial growth back under control. We may recommend you install vapor barriers beneath your crawlspace or have your plumbing and insulation checked to reduce the likelihood of returning mold and address the underlying causes. 

Water

A backed-up sewer pipe or nearby road overflow can cause water damage in your New Haven home. These types of property incidents are considered by restoration services to be biohazardous. There is a strong likelihood that your home may become flooded with herbicides, pesticides, raw sewage, or animal carcasses. SERVPRO has a dedicated team of biohazardous waste technicians to both remove and dispose of dangerous substances in line with state law.

You should avoid all contact with biohazardous waste and black water in your New Haven home. Where possible, you should attempt to seal off the room by closing doors to prevent potentially harmful sewer gases or pathogens escaping into other areas of the home. SERVPRO can arrive with the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) to both enter and decontaminate a biohazardous waste situation. 

We begin by removing as much water as possible, as quickly as possible. Contaminated water can spread or be absorbed by materials in the structure and contents of your home. The longer these materials are exposed to black water, the more likely it is they take on moisture and the pathogens within. Once the standing water is pumped out, we can begin the restoration service by shoveling or removing biohazardous waste into double-sealed disposal bags. SERVPRO can thoroughly disinfect the area as well as demolish and replace materials like drywall that may itself become contaminated. Thorough deodorization is included within the restoration service.

Fire

A property fire can leave behind large amounts of debris, soot, smokes, and odors. SERVPRO has an impressive reputation in restoring indoor air quality and removing soiling after fire damage in New Haven. Fire restoration cleaning combines different techniques, equipment, and expertise intending to return the structure of your home to a preloss condition. Restoration services consider structuring any permanently attached items in the home, such as doors, window frames, pillars, banisters, stairs, walls, and ceiling. 

Usually, when performing a fire restoration service, a SERVPRO technician aims to address structure and contents separately. Generally, contents are removed to a cleanroom or sometimes to an offsite facility for cleaning while the structural restoration is underway. Wet cleaning methods tend to be the most efficient and active, so, where possible, SERVPRO technicians aim to clean walls, ceilings, and flooring using solvent-based cleaning products.

Some materials in the home may become damaged further by introducing water or wet cleaning methods. We can use gentler dry cleaning techniques for a structure that may respond poorly to add moisture. You may also find that parts of your New Haven home are so severely damaged that they are beyond repair. SERVPRO can remove these items from the property and, as far as light construction is concerned, replace them with clean materials. 

While property emergencies are inconvenient, they need not be a permanent inconvenience. For restoration services relating to mold, storm, fire, or water, contact SERVPRO of New Haven at (203) 234-1100.

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Heaters Are Essential To Water Recoveries In New Haven

11/17/2019 (Permalink)

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Why Heaters Are Vital to New Haven Water Recoveries in Winter

During the winter months, our SERVPRO team faces some of the most substantial volumes of water loss incidents throughout New Haven. Because of cold snaps that can damage plumbing to ice damming building along the eaves of rooftops, the frigid conditions can lead to multiple avenues that damage your home with moisture and direct water penetration. Finding the most effective strategies for drying up these damages is vital to protecting your home.

Many homes throughout the region are no strangers to the use of portable heaters in the winter, but a similar technology can get used by our professionals to address water damage in New Haven residences better. Direct heaters have multiple functions in a home after a water loss incident, and that is why it arrives with our technicians dispatched to these emergencies at any hour of the day.

Our technologies harnessing direct heat to more efficiently evaporate saturation and moisture are a vital element to our drying efforts at any time of the year. Our experts can make this process even more efficient through tenting procedures that utilize our thick 6mil plastic sheeting taped down and held in place with sandbags. The objective with tenting is creating a small work area where equipment like our dehumidifiers, drying mats, air movers, and even direct portable electric heaters can better serve their specific purposes.

While the manipulation of the temperature can help to increase the rate in which drying can occur, our portable heating units can also be vital for your home in situations where power gets lost. Under substantial water loss scenarios, homes must temporarily sever their electricity to prevent danger to the family or our SERVPRO professionals until extraction and recovery complete. Our field generators can produce the power to keep our customers warm while water loss restoration continues in the drying zone.

We're always doing what we can to help our customers through traumatic emergencies that can damage homes and their occupants. Our electric heaters can help speed up drying and make the restoration more comfortable for our customers, even amid a substantial loss incident. Give our SERVPRO of New Haven team a call anytime you need us at (203) 234-1100.

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SERVPRO Can Provide Multiple Flood-Related Services to Our New Haven Customers

9/26/2019 (Permalink)

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Tree Removal and Extraction after New Haven Flooding

Powerful storms are enough to reach New Haven and down powerlines, uproot trees from the soil, and send circulating debris to cause even more damage to area homes. Properties here are also susceptible to flooding, especially in the lower-lying regions. Those that have structural concerns on account of roof damage or falling trees can also be in a vulnerable position to combat the often hazardous conditions of floods.

Fallen trees can cause significant damage to a house, but even more pressing is the flood damage in New Haven properties that can follow. Through roof destruction to broken windows and missing siding, a tree can destroy portions of your home’s exterior. These vulnerabilities become penetration points for the heavy rainfall. The priority of our SERVPRO team when they first arrive at the damaged address is to address structural vulnerabilities to reduce further water penetration that can amplify flood damage.
 
Our professionals work quickly to identify the structural concerns with the property as soon as we arrive. As much as we must get extraction and other mitigation services started, without addressing breaches in your home’s defense, you continue to leave the property vulnerable to further flooding. We have a comprehensive approach to restoration and recovery, offering both experienced and trained technicians as well as seasoned contractors in-house that can work to begin emergency construction projects as soon as our SERVPRO team first arrives. These tasks include board-ups, tarping, temporary fences, and the removal of the fallen tree if it still poses an immediate threat to your property.
 
Once the structural concerns have gotten addressed temporarily, our professionals can get to work on removing standing water and migrating moisture with a combination of our extraction equipment and drying tools. Our machines, like the trash pumps and portable sump pumps, provide fast and continual removal of water to the outside of your home or a designated drain point. If the floodwaters have receded, we can use vacuuming equipment to extract the residual water.
 
Fallen trees present multiple risks for homeowners, especially amid a storm. With the weight crashing against your house, many property owners can almost immediately need to contend with the flood effects that follow substantial breaches. Let our SERVPRO of New Haven restorers and contractors work together to make this disaster “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (203) 234-1100.

We Are Available 24/7 For Your New Haven Home After A Flood Disaster

8/11/2019 (Permalink)

We have the specialized equipment, expertise and experience to restore your home right away after you experience flood damage.

An Ocean Based Storm Can Cause Flood Damage to Your New Haven Home  

Flood damage is a nightmare for any homeowner. If floodwaters get inside of your home, they can ruin floors, equipment, electronics, furniture, clothing, and even the very structure of your house. For this reason, you need to contact professional help as soon as the problem begins, as water damage is much easier to remediate if dealt with swiftly. 

The flood damage inside your New Haven home happened while you were away at your day job. The storm hit swiftly and suddenly, bringing intense winds and heavy rainfall right to your door. Unfortunately, the winds were so bad that the currents forced a tree to fall right next to your home, which plunged a hole through a large window in your dining room. When you find the damage in your dining room, the best thing you can do is to reach out for help as soon as possible. 

Here at SERVPRO, we focus our services around being there when you need us. Day or night, weekend or weekday, our highly trained technicians are ready to help you. Our water damage restoration technicians are Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration-certified (IICRC,) and ready to face any situation that they may find in your home. Remember, at SERVPRO, our technicians always rush to get to your home, so we can make it "Like it never even happened." 

When our technicians get to your home, the first thing we can do is inspect the flood damage and figure out if the water is classified as black water. Black water often happens when flood waters overrun contaminants, such as bio-waste, chemicals, and hazardous materials. However, since the waters that got into your home were mostly rainwater, the water inside of your home doesn't meet the requirements to be considered black water. For this reason, our SERVPRO techs can choose to use rover-mounted extractors to remove the standing water. Extractors come with a heating element inside, making them excellent at removing water and drying objects like carpets at the same time. 

Once the standing water is gone, SERVPRO can check to see if any water damage remains behind in your dining room. If a moisture meter, or a thermal imagining camera, reveals that there is additional moisture in your home, our techs can bring in equipment designed to remove it. 

Should an intense storm cause flood damage in your home, never wait to get help. Communicate with SERVPRO of New Haven by dialing (203) 234-1100. We're ready to help you whenever you need us. 

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