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Water Migration Can Cause Hidden Damage in Ridgefield

9/3/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. Water damage restoration for your kitchen is a job for SERVPRO. We use the latest technology and equipment for every service provided.

When a Sink Overflows Moisture Can Migrate – Ridgefield Homes Need Immediate Water Mitigation When That Happens

Many things can cause a sink to overflow. It may be walking away and forgetting the water is running or a clogged drain. One thing is a must; if you do not catch it quickly, you can end up with one big mess on the floor. The water can migrate fast under flooring and cupboards. If it happens on the second story, you could end up with ceiling damage. 

Extracting the Moisture as Quickly as Possible

That is always our goal at SERVPRO. We understand the damage water can do if it sits for any length of time. We have tools, such as moisture meters and probes that allow us to seek out hidden moisture. We can then apply the proper water mitigation services in your Ridgefield home. Some of our water restoration services include:

  • Basement flooding cleanup
  • Cleaning up after burst pipes
  • Dealing with ceiling leaks
  • Water damage remediation
  • Water removal services
  • Drying the premises

Professional Equipment Gets the Job Done Right

SERVPRO has the equipment to find, and extract, hidden moisture. Water gets removed using various pumps, including portable pumps, truck-mounted pumps, and sump pumps. It all depends on the amount of water and the location. Once the water gets extracted, powerful air movers and commercial strength dehumidifiers work drying the premises. If any repair and restoration are needed, that takes place after everything is dry. 

Call the Water Restoration Company You Can Trust

For expert water mitigation, contact SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield today at (203) 791-0920. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Type of Damage Can Occur After a Commercial Fire in Danbury?

8/23/2021 (Permalink)

fire on brick commercial building Fire and smoke remediation services by SERVPRO are second to none. Call now for fast and immediate service for your property.

Fire Restoration in Danbury Involves Understanding How Different Materials Can Cause Unique Damage

At any commercial fire scene, there is smoke and soot. Residual water from sprinklers or firefighting efforts is another factor. Most people understand the impact fire has on a business. It is also important to understand the damage that can happen after the fire gets extinguished. 

Fast Action is Needed to Minimize Fire Damage

Rapid mitigation is needed following a fire to prevent further damage. SERVPRO’s commercial fire restoration team in Danbury arrives as quickly as possible once we get the call. Damage after the fire can include:

  •   Soot staining – Rarely is one type of material burned in a fire. This means different types of soot are present, and each kind gets dealt with in a specific way. Soot is acidic in many cases and can damage any surface it touches.
  •   Mold – Mold can grow quickly in a moist environment. It can ruin carpets, content, and more. Quick water removal is the key to preventing mold.
  •   Rust and corrosion – Metal can become oxidized through the oxygen in the water. Corrosion is a problem whenever the water is not removed rapidly.
  •   Poor air quality – The foul smells that permeate throughout the building can be overwhelming. Removing charred debris and using the right deodorization methods is crucial to combat the odors. 

SERVPRO provides fire and smoke damage remediation that strives to avoid as much secondary damage as possible. When our fire restoration begins, we:

  • Protect ingress points and breaches with material such as tarps
  • Deal with water extraction with pumps and other extraction equipment
  • Remove debris and soot as quickly as possible
  • Provide pack-out services for content removal if needed
  • Deep clean, deodorize, and restore

For commercial fire restoration services, contact SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield at (203) 791-0920.

Water Heater Leaks Can Send a Flood of Water into Danbury Basements

8/16/2021 (Permalink)

Water heater leaking Water heater leaks are not a DIY project. SERVPRO handles all sizes of water damage restoration.

SERVPRO Provides Water Cleanup Services in Danbury That Can Quickly Mitigate the Damage

Rust and age are two of the most common reasons for water heater leaks. Small undetected leaks can quickly turn into a flooded basement. This type of basement flooding is something we deal with often at SERVPRO.

Basement Flooding Cleanup

Water heaters can be found in other areas of the home besides the basement. If a home has a basement, the water heater is typically located there. No matter where your water heater is, if it ruptures, you have a disaster on your hands. SERVPRO arrives on the scene quickly with water cleanup experience in Danbury. Water extraction needs to take place as soon as possible. SERVPRO mitigates the water damage by:

  • Doing a scope of the area to determine the extent of the damage
  • Utilizing the correct pump for the situation
  • Using tools like squeegees, weight driven extractors, and light wands on carpeting
  • Implementing controlled demolition
  • Placing air movers and dehumidifiers in the right ratio for optimum drying
  • Making needed repairs and restoration

Preventing Further Water Damage

Removing surface water and hidden moisture is crucial to prevent secondary damage. Water is caustic and can cause deterioration to structural elements if not removed. Mold is another problem that can arise whenever there is a water intrusion. SERVPRO has the best extraction tools available to help with water cleanup. Our goal is to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.” 

For professional water removal services, contact SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield at (203) 791-0920.

How Can SERVPRO Help After Failed Mold Remediation in Danbury Homes?

8/4/2021 (Permalink)

mold on walls, dog laying on a bed in another room Why call SERVPRO for mold remediation in Danbury? Ask your neighbors and your dog about the great results

Our team can help where other companies have fallen short for remediation in Danbury residences.

Mold remediation work can be invasive to your life, and it is even more stressful when done the first time improperly, and the problem resurfaces. We have been asked to resolve many botched remediation projects, and we use the opportunity to showcase our extensive experience and industry-leading equipment to do the job right. We boast a crew consisting of AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians with IICRC certification.

Assessing the Damage in the House

Often when our team gets called for follow-up remediation for mold damage in Danbury homes, the situation is dire. The customer usually knows where the initial work was completed. This serves as a starting point for a thorough inspection of the property from this point to track all active colonization and the root of the moisture concern for the house. This inspection looks for specific damages, including:

  • Moisture damage
  • Foul odors
  • Deteriorating drywall
  • Spotting

Removing Mold Colonies and Damaged Materials

Identifying damage in the house is only the beginning. We continue implementing controlled demolition tactics and inspecting exposed elements until the full scope of the damage is revealed. Through discarding elements and abrasive cleaning tactics, we can remove mold colonies everywhere they are found. No do-over of a mold remediation job is complete until the application of an antimicrobial agent.

Remediating the same damage twice can be stressful. Let us be the last call you need to make. Our SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield remediators are standing by at (203) 791-0920.

Providing a Safer Environment After a Fire in a Danbury Office

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

house fire, cartoon, man outside showing lungs SERVPRO protects businesses and houses in Danbury with excellent fire damage restoration including improving IAQ indoor air quality

SERVPRO takes steps to improve air quality and environmental conditions in a Danbury office after a fire.

Understanding how fires spread and their effect on the indoor environment can show where professional restoration and cleanup are vital. Our SERVPRO technicians have a fast response to get this work started right away. We work with insurance adjusters and property owners to prioritize your needs that keep the business going during cleaning.

Improving Indoor Air Quality

While there are multiple layers to fire damage in Danbury offices, there are direct threats to the staff and customers that must be addressed immediately by our SERVPRO professionals. While containment can effectively keep the office going during the restoration, there are several indoor air quality (IAQ) threats that can exist to make post-fire conditions initially hazardous. Our team looks to remove:

  • Aerosolized particles
  • Soot
  • Smoke
  • Contaminants
  • Toxins

Efficient Deodorization of the Work Area

One of the most considerable obstacles that must be overcome to improve indoor air quality and environmental quality is smoke odors. We have numerous deodorization tools and products that can reduce the severity of post-fire smells and allow them to be more easily eliminated with direct neutralization equipment like thermal or ULV foggers or hydroxyl generators.

Inspection of Ductwork and Cleaning is typically done to ensure that the IAQ has been restored to standard levels.

When a breakroom fire or electrical blaze starts in your office building, the staff and the structure are at considerable risk. Give our SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield a call today at (203) 791-0920.

What Tools Are Best for Removing Standing Water in Ridgefield Homes?

7/20/2021 (Permalink)

wet  carpet in a home office Ridgefield home offices can benefit from rapid water removal by SERVPRO, "Like it never even happened."

Multiple restoration devices are used in water mitigation for Ridgefield properties.

With how critical mitigation like water removal services becomes for damaged area homes and businesses, our SERVPRO professionals arrive with various evaporative drying and extraction tools to protect a property and its contents. From portable devices like wet vacuums used for smaller pools of water to truck-mounted extractors with wands, we have the equipment to handle any size disaster.

Removing Water from Low Porosity Surfaces

Hardwood floors with a finish, concrete, and tile are examples of surfaces where water removal in Ridgefield homes is less complicated. Without the ability of the exposed material to readily absorb the standing water, it is much more likely that this surface water concern can be cleared without underlying subflooring damage. Some of the tools used for this include:

  • Squeegee wands
  • Light wands
  • Truck extractors
  • Wet vacuums

Eliminating Water Trapped in Carpets and Padding

Carpeted floors can be challenging to dry and clean after water damage events like burst pipes or ceiling leaks. When moisture becomes trapped in the surface and padding layers, weighted extractors are an option that prevents pulling up the carpet and the expense of re-installation. It is not always feasible to attempt to salvage the soaked padding; we determine this on a case by case basis. Whatever is best for our customer.

Removing pooling water is a priority for restoration technicians entering your home after water damage. Our SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield team has many strategies that begin with your phone call to (203) 791-0920.

How Does SERVPRO Protect Structural Elements After Water Damage in Danbury Homes?

7/14/2021 (Permalink)

drying mats on hardwood floor SERVPRO utilizes a large arsenal of equipment like drying mats and injecti-dry systems to preserve water damaged hardwood flooring in Danbury

There are specific methods for removing water and protecting subflooring in Danbury properties

Mitigation is a vital service our SERVPRO team provides to protect a home, its contents, and building materials. Beginning with water removal, these initial actions can make restoration shorter and less costly.

Water Removal Services and Mitigation

Removing standing water is one of the initial actions to overcome water damage in Danbury homes. Beyond tile and other non-porous elements, saturation can overwhelm common building materials like engineered wood floors and carpets to impact the subflooring underneath. We have many mitigation solutions for standing water, including wet vacuums and submersible pumps.

Protecting Types of Subflooring Materials

  • OSB Board/Plywood – This thin wood and floor supports are a common combination of multiple types of flooring in homes. When these become heavily damaged by water, drying mats are a last resort before controlled demolition.
  • Concrete – Concrete is relatively non-porous, making it easier to clean and dry. Without absorbing moisture, our technicians are likely to encounter a greater volume of standing water. The crucial aspect of drying concrete is not too fast, slowly draw out moisture.
  • Hardwood – It is not uncommon in older homes for carpeting or tile to be installed over original hardwood. When this is the subflooring for the surface layer, fast extraction is needed to prevent these planks from absorbing moisture.

When water damage threatens your home, our SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield is ready 24/7 to help. Call us at (203) 791-0920.

What Should Danbury Residents Know About Fire Damage Restoration?

5/7/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Illustration When a fire happens in your home, call SERVPRO right away for thorough remediation services.

SERVPRO Has a Proven Track Record in Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration for Danbury Residents.

Restoring a home and contents after a fire has many considerations and many moving parts. A few of these considerations may include cleaning or repairing structure, contents, deodorization, and safety. Communication and coordination can increase our restoration services' efficiency by helping to manage these moving parts more effectively.

Project management is necessary for:

  • Fire damage restoration 
  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Fire damaged homes

Enlisting professional services for fire damage restoration in your Danbury home can help you organize the management of contents, site services, and fire debris disposal. A typical structure for the overall restoration of a home involves starting at the fire source and working outwards. This method can help to increase efficiency and reduce restoration timeframes dramatically. 

  • Site services could include organizing dumpsters, portable storage, electric generators, and their proper setup. 
  • Assessing and marking unsalvageable items. These items are inventoried before disposal for insurance companies and homeowners.
  • Working areas may be set up in rooms which could include decontamination chambers and the fumigation process.

Efficient organization can take the stress out of home restoration. Contact SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield for fire damage restoration at (203) 791-0920.

Do Concrete Floors Require Special Attention During Water Cleanup in Danbury Businesses.

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Our technicians know all the steps to take for every surface of your property after a water incident. Call SERVPRO for effective water clean up.

SERVPRO is a Commercial Restoration Provider for Danbury Businesses in Need of Water Cleanup. 

Concrete is a mixture of mortar, sand, and water, which grows stronger over time as the water content reduces through hydration. The strengthening of concrete through hydration also reduces porosity making it less susceptible to permanent water exposure damage. Many commercial properties use concrete as a subfloor material. We can address water intrusion in your premises, including:

  • Cleaning up after sewer backup
  • Water clean up
  • Burst pipes

The common method for concrete floor water cleanup at Danbury businesses is to use a non-penetrating moisture meter. This equipment measures surface temperatures to assess the extent of moisture taken onboard by a material. Moisture meters are fairly limited to set concrete as they only ascertain values for the first one inch of material. 

  • SERVPRO can use a Calcium Chloride Test to measure vapor emissions from concrete subfloors and surfaces.
  • The Thermo Hygrometer test relies on drilling small holes into concrete and measuring humidity, providing more accurate results than moisture sensors.
  • Sometimes stripping paint or finish from concrete is necessary to reduce the drying times for the material. 

We have specialists for commercial premises and units. Contact SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield for commercial water cleanup at (203) 791-0920.

Does Ridgebury Have Local Water Removal Services?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment SERVPRO has state of the art equipment to thoroughly dry out your property after a water mishap occurs. Call right away!

SERVPRO Can Help Ridgebury Residents with Sewage Cleanup, Flood Damage, and Water Damage Repairs

Ridgebury is a small suburban township that makes up a part of Ridgefield in Connecticut. The region, which is roughly an hour outside of New York City, has become a popular weekend vacation destination for people living in the large city. The local populace numbers some 24,638 permanent residents, with Ridgebury township making up a fraction of that number. Despite its relatively small size, Ridgebury maintains a strong reputation for its arts and culture, with several of the more flamboyant properties being designed by leading architects such as Raphael Vinoly and Cass Gilbert. Renowned impressionist J Alden Weir was another of Ridgefield's prestigious former residents, and the township maintains the studios of Weir as part of its national park. Contemporary arts and theater are among some of the leading attractions bringing people to Ridgebury, Connecticut. 

Ridgebury has a history as an important outpost fought over during the American Revolutionary War. The British first established the town in 1708 but fought over it just under seventy years later in The Battle of Ridgefield. The Main Street Cemetery in Ridgebury pays tribute to soldiers from both sides who lost lives during the skirmish. Connecticut proved to be a key strategic outpost during the war, allowing forces to control the Hudson River. The Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center is one tribute to the Battle of Ridgefield and even has British cannonballs still lodged into the structure from the skirmish. Visitors can receive an in-depth tour of the site, while the permanent collections include eighteenth-century artworks, memorials, and memoirs. 

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum focuses on providing a platform for some of the East Coasts' most exciting new artists. Rather than host a permanent collection, the Aldrich offers a rotating cast of first exhibitions for contemporary artists. Jasper Johns and Olafur Eliasson are just two prominent artists to have held their first exhibitions at Ridgebury.

The Ridgefield Playhouse and Prospector Theater are two of the main entertainment centers in Ridgebury. Both celebrate the region's love of performance art, with rosters typically covering a wide range of traditional, contemporary, and classic theater. Live concerts for jazz and classical can also be booked. ACT theater is solely dedicated to modern theater.

Seth Low Pierrepont State Park is 300 acres which include the serene Lake Narneka. The lake is open for both fishing and boating. A short drive away is the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden. The non-profit features award-winning landscapes, sculptures, and 7-acres of pristinely kept gardens.

SERVPRO in Ridgebury Can Help Restore your Home after Flood Damage

Properties that become flooded due to storms or other natural disasters can be at risk of sustaining permanent damages to their structure. All building assembly elements can be affected by flooding, particularly if the system remains wet for longer periods.

SERVPRO can assist with:

  • Cleaning up after sewer backup
  • Basement flooding cleanup 
  • Water removal services

Most residential properties are built on a wooden frame. This framework is the basis from which layers of plaster, gypsum board, drywall, or paint are added. Wood frame is usually dimensional lumber and may not be given a finish or varnish. Exposure to large amounts of water, frames can expand or warp, causing property damage. 

  • If wood frames' moisture content exceeds 20%, they can suffer from long-term damages like dry rot.
  • Technicians can assess the state of wood frames using a penetrating moisture meter.
  • Controlled drying using portable heaters and reducing vapor through dehumidification can help to restore wood frames.

Flooding can affect all aspects of a building assembly. Contact SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield for flood damage restoration at (203) 791-0920.