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How Can I Avoid Electrical Hazards After Commercial Water Damage?

8/10/2020 (Permalink)

person working on computer, water dripping on outlet Water and electricity don't mix. SERVPRO can safely remove the water and restore your business.

SERVPRO Techs Have the Equipment and Knowledge to Work Safely While Cleaning up Water Damage in Your Danbury Commercial Property

Water and electricity are a bad mix. When commercial water damage occurs, it is crucial to bring in professional help if there is a remote possibility of a shock hazard. SERVPRO techs have the training and experience to navigate the restoration process safely. Do the following tasks before the technicians arrive on-site if it is safe:   

  • Turn off the electricity at the panel  
  • Do not "test" any electronics that have come into contact with water
  • Avoid entering areas of your building with standing water  

Do I Have to Wait for the Electricity to Get Restored to Start Commercial Water Restoration?   

When water damage happens, and you need commercial water restoration to get your Danbury business reopened, it should not wait. As water remains within the structure, it degrades and becomes progressively more contaminated. SERVPRO technicians have protective gear and professional cleaning agents to neutralize potential hazards in the water, so it is safer to handle during extraction. In cases where the electricity gets turned off, the techs bring generators to power the water removal and drying equipment and put signs around the breaker box, alerting individuals not to turn it on.  

The use of detection devices helps locate electrical wiring before the techs cut into the walls whenever a controlled demo occurs due to sheetrock wicking water, and it needs removal. This action not only speeds up the drying process, but it helps make repairs faster as only a portion of the walls need replacement and repainting, and it gets the business reopened more quickly.  

SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield at (203) 791-0920 serves the local area providing commercial water restoration services. The certified technicians are available 24/7 for any scope of cleanup needed. 

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Can the Same Company Save Both My Ridgefield Home and Its Contents from Permanent Flood Damage?

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

flooded interior of a living room with furniture floating Even when you prepare your home for a storm, it could still sustain damage from a flood. Contact SERVPRO for flood damage remediation.

Do Not Feel Torn When Ridgefield Flooding Damages Your Belongings and Your Home -- SERVPRO Can Intervene Successfully for Both Types of Damage

Seasonal storm damage does not distinguish among what it harms when flood waters flow inside your abode. Everything is fair game for loss, regardless of whether the water came overland or through a ripped-off roof. If you are in the habit of storing clothes, books, documents, toys, and other rarely used items in your attic and your basement, you might feel a doubling of the onslaught if roof leaks and basement seepage are a two-fisted assault on your furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions.

How Can Flood Restorers Fix My House with All the Wet Personal Property in Their Way?

You are glad of our crews' committed effort inside your flood-damaged Ridgefield home, but wonder if they can manage efficiently with boxes of possessions and furniture in their way. Our equipment takes up room, and every time a new area is prepped for water removal or drying, technicians need to move or rearrange your wet belongings.

What Are Other Options for Wet Contents During Flood Damage Mitigation and Remediation?

If you have a large, dry, and secure area on your property to which SERVPRO can transport items, that space can act as a staging and storage area. We also offer a pack-out option where we move things to our production facility. Specially trained technicians process the packed-out items, documenting their condition and location with our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS). This data helps to provide proof for insurance claims, a digital record with details like photos and notes on the results of the cleaning, drying, disinfecting, deodorizing, and other restoration efforts.

Have confidence in the skills and options available from SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield when flood damage threatens your home and its contents. Call us at (203) 791-0920 to consult about the most advantageous way to handle water loss at this difficult time.

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What Can Water Restoration Professionals Do For My Flooded Redding Boutique?

7/25/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged home We are available 24/7 to assist you with any water or fire catastrophe.

SERVPRO Understands Your Redding Business is Your Life Blood, and We Bring in the Experts Needed to Return Your Business to Pre-loss Condition

Whether from a burst pipe or HVAC problem, gallons of water can flood a business faster than you would believe possible. Disasters like this can leave you shut down and losing business in Redding. Let our experts get you open for business quickly.

What is restoration, and what does it mean to my boutique?

Water restoration put succinctly is putting a home or business back together after water intrusion damage. For SERVPRO, it goes beyond the basics and includes such things as re-laying the carpet, repairing the subflooring, and resetting the contents. We are water damage restoration experts in the Redding area. Our goal is to return your boutique to preloss condition so you can get back to work.

Water Extraction & Drying

Before any restoration can happen, the water gets removed, and the building and contents wholly dried. Our Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) trained technicians use advanced technology and powerful equipment to ensure all water is extracted, and everything is thoroughly dried. Various methods are used, including:

    •    Moisture detectors – these determine the moisture in the air as well as hidden water.
    •    Powerful pumps - including truck-mounted or portable. Submersible pumps can be utilized for deeper water.
    •    Wet vacs and rovers - wet vacs suck up water, and rovers are highly maneuverable riding devices. It uses the tech's body weight to push the water out of things like carpeting.
    •    Air movers and dehumidifiers – both are used in a precise ration to dry out contents and remove moisture from the air.

Restore Instead of Replace

Most people don't understand just what SERVPRO can restore. For example, you may think the carpet in your shop is completely ruined because of the flooding and needs replacing. We have experts trained in carpet restoration. Our goal is always restoration, if possible. It is much more cost-effective than replacement and allows you to keep things that may hold sentimental value. Your insurance company will work hand in hand with us to decide what we can restore and what we need to replace.

Flooring and Carpeting

Restoration of flooring is one of the areas we often handle. We can clean, repair or reinstall floors and floor coverings. This includes a variety of flooring such as carpeting, hardwood floors, resilient and non-resilient floors. We will remove the shop's content to install or repair your floor and return it to its original placement. Our technicians can repair or replace water-damaged subflooring too.

Structural Materials

Once our techs determine if there is any structural damage, they get to work taking care of any problems. Walls, ceilings, framing, and insulation are examples of structural materials our team deals with every day. This process can involve cleaning, replacing, or refinishing. Walls may need repainting, and woodwork may need to be refinished. With SERVPRO, you only need one company to handle all the water damage restoration.

HVAC & Electrical Systems

As part of the restoration process, we also look at the HVAC system to ensure no water damage has occurred there. If needed, we clean, repair, or replace ductwork or any other parts of the HVAC system damaged. Electrical components such as outlets and light fixtures get checked and repaired as needed.

Giving You Back Your Boutique

Most specialty shops have lovely drapes or window coverings. You may have items such as upholstered pieces to display your store's inventory. Clothing racks or display racks can be prone to rust or corrosion from flooding. SERVPRO can help with all those things as well. Our company has professionals whose expertise is in areas such as upholstery cleaning and repair. Your window coverings can be cleaned using advanced cleaning techniques. There is no reason to consider your shop's items and fixtures a total loss when our certified team can tackle restoring your contents. We will return your boutique to you, “Like it never even happened.”

Finishing Up

Deodorizing your business is one of the final steps to making sure everything is done and smells fresh and clean. We make sure we complete all repairs to the structure and contents to the client's satisfaction. The technicians will do a final cleaning, and final inspections take place. We then remove our equipment, and your content gets returned to where it was before the flooding.

We are available 24/7 to assist you with any water or fire catastrophe. Contact SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield at (203) 791-0920 for all your water damage restoration needs. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

What Can I Do to Prevent a Bathroom Exhaust Fan Fire In My Ridgefield Home?

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

A fan in a bathroom that had dust on it. Don't let your bathroom exhaust fan be the source of your fire damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Can Restore Your Ridgefield Home After Fire Damage

While bathroom exhaust fans only account for a small percentage of home fires, they can do significant amounts of damage to your Ridgefield property. Ventilation systems, structural material, and personal belongings alike are quickly lost to this type of fire. Losses can average as much as tens of thousands of dollars.

SERVPRO offers fire damage restoration services for Ridgefield residents that return homes to a preloss state. This team is trained to offer both mitigation–that is, the removal of damages–and restoration, which focuses on rebuilding and replacing components after cleanup.

What Can I Do to Maintain My Bathroom Exhaust Fan?

  • Clean the fan twice a year. This process is as simple as removing the fan cover, wiping accessible components clean, and washing and replacing the cover.
  • Replace the fan if it is already damaged. If you find signs of heat damage, contact, or local service professional about replacing your exhaust fan with a thermally-protected unit that can automatically shut down when the motor overheats.
  • Keep fan usage brief. These fans are not designed to be used for hours at a time. Consider installing a timer switch to keep overuse to a minimum.

What Do SERVPRO’s Rebuilding Services Entail?

SERVPRO technicians can render a variety of services after a disaster, including the following:

  • Manual cleaning and replacement for components of your ventilation system. Fire-damaged sheet metal vents can be cleaned, but flex duct should be replaced after a fire.
  • Washing and deodorizing nonporous surfaces, such as sinks, toilets, and bathtubs.
  • Removing fire-damaged drywall and exterior wall insulation for replacement.
  • Abrasion cleaning for charred wall studs, subfloors, and ceiling joists that do not require replacement.
  • Removing and replacing nearby carpeting, floorboards, or floor coverings that may have been affected by the fire.

SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield provides a rapid-response mitigation service that is Faster to Any Size Disaster when you call (203) 791-0920.

What Is the Anatomy of a Danbury Commercial Fire Damage Restoration?

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

fire damage stairwell Don't let a fire put your business out of commission. Call SERVPRO of Danbury to restore your company back into tip top shape.

SERVPRO Invests in Industry-Leading Training of Managers and Technicians in a Wide Spectrum of Restoration Specialities to Make Sure We Can Bring Danbury Businesses Through Any Fire Damage Scenario

When your Danbury business endures a fire, the mess and disruption are considerable. You need not only a company that can respond to the many tasks that must complete before the structure and contents of your commercial building are made whole. You also require a team that can create a concrete plan that manages the project from start to finish in an effective and efficient way. Fire damage cleanup is unlike any other commercial cleaning challenge, so find a trained and trained recovery firm to meet the challenge.

Why the Focus on Water Cleanup During Fire Damage Remediation?

Water is everywhere after a blaze in your Danbury business. Fire damage by nature includes significant water intrusion from firefighting efforts. The corrosive action of water is on par with the destruction of fire residues, and the presence of the fluids present a range of safety issues that push the water remediation to the top of the agenda.

  • Slip, trip, and fall risks
  • Electrocution risks
  • Mold growth and damage risks
  • Other pathogen proliferation risks
  • Structural integrity (collapse) risks

How Is the Water Damage Handled?

SERVPRO crew members earn multiple certifications from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), so water location, extraction, and structural drying is second nature for our team. As the crew members pursue the emergency services that remove the water and dry out the area, others on the team are inspecting and evaluating the damage more directly attributed to the fire.

What Do Professionals Look at When Matching Fire Residues with Cleaning Products and Methods?

Our crew chiefs examine the types of residues found throughout your business, expecting and usually finding that the soot varies depending on the fuel consumed as the blaze traveled throughout the spaces in your business. Some of the soot is loose and ashy; other types are thick and sticky. If food or grease heated or burned during the fire, that residue is thin and lacquer-like, very malodorous, and difficult to remove. Pre-testing of products and methods helps us to decide how to manipulate the elements of cleaning:

  • Temperature--heat increases chemical actions
  • Abrasives or sustained agitation
  • Chemical agents -- water or oil-based (solvent) cleaners
  • Time -- short or extended dwell times

How Does the Type of Affected Surface Impact the Cleaning Decisions?

Some building materials and fixtures are durable enough to stand up to high temperatures, vigorous agitation or abrasion, and chemical agents for the time needed to clear away residues. Other surfaces and contents are more easily damaged by the strategies fire damage restoration professionals might use to try to bring them back to preloss condition. It is a balancing act during every commercial fire damage recovery project, and our IICRC-trained technicians walk that line to try to achieve the best results for your business. We sometimes try a variety of options or repeat remediation techniques to solve the challenge.

Do Restoration Professionals Ever Decide Remediation Is Impossible?

If the residues or charring damage is so profound that removal will destroy the underlying structure or fixtures, our crew chief discusses the issue with our managers and you to determine the next steps. Our full-scale construction division can help with any tear-out, repair, or rebuilding needed to bring your business back to “Like it never even happened.” Our ability to do wrap-around restoration saves our commercial customers stress, time, and expense.

How About the Smell? Can You Eliminate the Stench of Fire Damage?

When we plot out the fire damage recovery timeline, we do not forget about the potential for lingering smells. Our zealous attempts to clear debris and residues go a long way toward ridding your building of the malodors. Even though concerted effort does not eradicate all smells, we turn to innovations in deodorization that proved their worth on other projects and in restoration industry research. Strategies include:

  • Thermal fogging, which recreates the conditions during the fire by combusting deodorants in a heated chamber and then disseminating them throughout the affected space, pairs the deodorant agents with the odor-bearing soot particles, rendering them odorless.
  • Hydroxyl generation, which uses free radicals to bond and chemically change the smelly soot particles, also rendering them inoffensive
  • Ozone machines that use the process of oxidation to remove smells
  • Enzymatic products that “eat” the odor-bearing residues

You can rely on SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield for an A-Z restoration of your business after fire damage. Call us at (203) 791-0920, while the firefighters are wrapping up at your site to move into the next phase of your successful business.

New Homeowner Asks: Can Hurricanes Cause Flood Damage in Ridgefield?

6/14/2020 (Permalink)

crushed power line caused by fallen tree during hurricane Storms and hurricanes can cause extensive damage outside and inside of your home. Contact SERVPRO to assess and remediate.

Flood Damage in Ridgefield Can Have a Clear Link to the Atlantic's Hurricane Season, and SERVPRO Is Ready to Help Our Community During Stormy Weather

If you are new to our region and community, the chance that hurricanes and tropical storms can impact Ridgefield, causing significant flooding, might be surprising. Individuals who have no personal experience with the continued intensity of severe storms moving up the coast during hurricane season must learn quickly to take the risks of tropical storms and hurricanes seriously.

What Kinds of Risks Should Residents of Southern Connecticut Be Ready to Manage During Hurricane Season?

Hurricanes feature incredibly severe weather-related effects that can follow these storms up the Atlantic coast, exposing your Ridgefield home to flood damage. Our community is at risk of common hurricane concerns:

  • Widespread and substantial wind damage
  • Significant chance of stream and river flooding because of heavy rains
  • Direct storm surge is unlikely because of our distance from the ocean and elevation, but areas just down the road could contend with this issue.

Does Hurricane Damage Mean My House Is in Danger of Being a Total Loss?

Although it is tricky to predict the exact outcome of a powerful tropical storm or hurricane, SERVPRO delivers outstanding results for customers after severe flooding. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, able to assess your scenario fast and begin removing water rapidly. Asking for help as soon as practical is the key, and our team offers a scalable response during these difficult times, ensuring your residential flood damage does not drop to the bottom of our restoration agenda.

You often hear the mantra that "no job is too big or too small," but at SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield every customer receives premier flood damage relief. Call us at (203) 791-0920 to plan for your comeback from storm-related flood damage.

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Do Smoke Odors Come Out Of Fabrics In My Danbury Home?

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

Living Room On Fire We have premier tools and equipment to help make the process as efficient as possible.

Removing Smoke Odors In Danbury

Many of your belongings and furniture require deodorizing efforts by our skilled professionals after a fire in your Danbury home.

Odors can be a substantial obstacle in recovering your Danbury home after a fire loss. Porous materials can be the most harshly affected, such as clothing and fabrics. Removing smoke odors from these contents and fabrics requires multiple pieces of equipment, potent deodorization products, and experienced technicians to achieve.

Regarding the restoration of fire damage in Danbury homes, several strategies can reduce the severity of specific loss effects. Fire debris removal, for example, can often have a direct influence on the severity and concentrations of both smoke odors and soot particles circulating in the environment. While deodorization is one of the final steps to restoration in your house, it can be one of the most challenging obstacles to making fire losses, “Like it never even happened.”

What Materials Can Hold Smoke Odors?

What Materials Can Hold Smoke Odors?
While harsh smoke and burning odors can exist in the environments around where the fire originated or spread, some materials are more inclined to absorb these odor compounds and keep them trapped. The only suitable solution to removing foul odors from these affected surfaces is introducing them to one of the few efficient deodorization machines in our arsenal. Some of these materials are most inclined to hold harsh smoke scents:

    •    Clothing
    •    Drywall
    •    Carpeting
    •    Upholstery
    •    Drapes

What Tool is Best for Deodorization?

Choosing the right tool for removing odors is not always straightforward and simple. With soft and porous materials like clothing and upholstery, thermal fogging is often the recommended approach. The lightweight, versatile equipment can create a vapor that can penetrate the pores of damaged surfaces to neutralize embedded odors.

Removing odors and other fire loss effects can be a substantial hurdle for even our experienced SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield team. We have premier tools and equipment to help make the process as efficient as possible. Call us today at (203) 791-0920.

Is My Home Still Suffering the Effects of Prior Flood Damage in Ridgefield?

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment drying water damaged floor Flooding and water damage happen. Call SERVPRO for fast and effective remediation.

Some Ridgefield Companies Like SERVPRO Can Answer That Question for You Because They Can Detect Ongoing Moisture-Related Issues from Prior Flooding.

The aftereffects of flooding can often be just as harmful as the initial impact of standing floodwaters. This outcome is partly because these effects often go unnoticed for months or even years after the flooding event occurs. Many Ridgefield homeowners do not realize that their homes are still being affected by flood-related moisture. The problem is that some flood damage remediation companies do a poor job drying your house. This ineffective service could leave water behind your walls and in less accessible areas. Also, it could fail to properly remove excess moisture from structural elements and the interior air. Over time, this could cause structural deterioration and the recurrence of unpleasant smells, mold, and mildew.

How Do I Know If My Ridgefield House is Still Experiencing the Aftereffects of Flood Damage?

Often, if you pay close attention, there are some telltale signs that your previous Ridgefield flood damage restoration company did a poor job drying your property. These are noticeable to the nose and visible to the naked eye. Some of the signs to watch out for are:

  • Musty smells
  • Baseboard or wall mold
  • Discoloration/water stains on walls or ceilings
  • Bubbling of paint or wallpaper
  • Deteriorating plaster or drywall
  • Wall warping
  • Floor or ceiling bucking

If you ever notice any of these things, your home is likely suffering from the effects of prior flooding or has a slow water leak. Whatever it is, these signs indicate that it is time to have your home inspected to find the problem’s source.

  • What High-Tech Tools Does SERVPRO Use to Identify and Locate Floodwater-Related Issues?
  • SERVPRO technicians have access to all the latest state-of-the-art moisture detection equipment. When our workers arrive on-site, they are usually able to detect and source water-related problems quickly. Our sophisticated detection gear includes:
  • Moisture sensors that identify moisture-impacted structural elements and contents
  • Moisture meters to measure the amount of moisture in each element or item.
  • Thermohygrometers to measure the relative humidity and temperature of your home’s air, and enable technicians to calculate its vapor pressure, specific humidity, and dew point
  • Infrared cameras that can see through walls and baseboards, so that we can precisely locate hidden water and sources of leaks.

Using these helpful tools, we can often relatively quickly determine if you have a water-related issue in Ridgefield, the amount of damage already done, what is causing it, and how best to resolve it.

Once SERVPRO Determines I Still Have Flood-Related Damage, How Do They Remediate It?

Once SERVPRO technicians determine that there is ongoing flood-related damage, they immediately get to work on remediating it. In doing so, they generally follow the following procedure: 

  • Establish a drying goal based on the local climate and moisture levels in unaffected rooms
  • Remove, and eventually replace, sections of walls and ceilings that are beyond repair
  • Vacuum up any remaining water with wet vacs
  • Calculate the right ratio of dehumidifiers to air movers for the most effective and efficient drying
  • Set up an air mover-dehumidifier-injectidry system network to dry the interior of the home, including areas behind walls and ceilings
  • Using high-tech foggers, inject disinfectants, fungicides, and deodorants into affected areas

After this thorough treatment, most homeowners are pleased to find that we have fully restored their homes. With that said, you should always be on the lookout for any hint of a water-related problem. The fast location of water damage enables our workers to find and remediate problems as soon as possible and, ultimately, achieve the best results. 

Ridgefield’s location on the northeast coast makes it especially prone to the effects of intense, year-round storms. Tropical storms and hurricanes affect the region in the warmer months, while powerful Nor’easters significantly impact this part of the country during colder periods. Torrential rains and destructive winds usually come with these big cyclonic storms. As a result, flooding often occurs as massive amounts of rain overwhelm drainage systems and overflow the numerous lakes/reservoirs surrounding the town. When this happens, area homeowners are likely to experience some level of flood damage. At this time, they must contact a reputable company to effectively clean and restore their homes.

Unfortunately, not all Ridgefield flood damage remediation companies have workers trained and experienced enough to handle most cases. There are also times when good businesses make mistakes, and businesses overlook things. These circumstances could lead to ongoing flood-associated deterioration long after remediating the damage at your home. Considering this, it is crucial that you remain vigilant and always look for any potential signs of water-related issues. Also, it would help if you periodically had your home professionally inspected for water damage.

If you ever suspect or notice signs of water damage, contact a local cleaning and restoration company as soon as possible. The sooner you act, the cheaper and easier it is to restore your home. Whenever you need help, call SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield at (203) 791-0920.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Danbury, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield today at (203) 791-0920 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

How Do I Get Rid of a Smoke Smell in My Danbury Kitchen?

5/12/2020 (Permalink)

home damaged by a fire Odors can be a challenge to overcome after a fire, but our SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield team can help.

We have advanced deodorization products and equipment to address all odors left behind by a structure fire in your Danbury home

Odors are one of the most challenging obstacles for homeowners to face after a fire. Even small kitchen fires and grease flare-ups can leave lingering smoke and burning odors that can seem the worst where the fire happened in the kitchen area. With potent deodorizing products, both scented and unscented, we can address these widespread effects along with other mitigation steps.

Why Are Lingering Odors Such a Challenge to Remove?
Especially with the case of fire damage in Danbury kitchens, odors can become absorbed into porous surfaces, including the cabinets, flooring, ceiling tile, drywall, and more. Despite the effects that fires can have on the contents and furniture within the kitchen, it is trapped odors in the wall and ceiling materials that become the hardest to address. When fires occurred, pores in these materials opened wider, allowing more smoke molecules to enter. When the area cooled, these molecules became trapped inside the porous surfaces.

What Tools are Necessary for Odor Removal?
Removing odors requires sophisticated equipment, and our SERVPRO professionals have multiple options. We make these choices depending on the severity of the situation, the materials affected, and the size of the damaged area. Some of the common choices include:

    •    ULV Foggers – Using pressurized misting, these foggers can cover a wide surface area with potent deodorizing products that can neutralize on contact.
    •    Thermal Foggers – Similar products get used in thermal fogging, which heats these products to a vapor that can get sprayed throughout the affected area. With soft materials and porous surfaces, these deodorizers are effective.
    •    Hydroxyl Generators – These are best for larger damaged areas and combine air quality control with UV deodorization.

Odors can be a challenge to overcome after a fire, but our SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield team can help. Give our technicians a call anytime at (203) 791-0920.

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