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How Fast Should A Homeowner Start Water Mitigation Processes in an Inundated Ridgefield Home?

9/23/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Commits to Reach Affected Properties Within Four Hours to Ensure We Halt the Deterioration of the Materials Exposed to Water 

Although water spills in Ridefield can happen as you attend to other important matters, you should not delay restoration. Passage of time can worsen the situation leading to expensive repair bills. When SERVPRO takes over the restoration task, Ridgefield homeowners do not have to worry about the interruptions such an incident can present since we handle all aspects.    

How much delay is enough to complicate water mitigation efforts in Ridgefield?  

Any delay has a negative impact since deterioration starts within minutes and continues over hours, days, or weeks that follow if you take that long to take action. The problems that develop within minutes include: 

  • Furniture in saturated areas leaching, causing stains in carpets  
  • Furniture finishes turning white if they are moisture sensitive
  • Dyes in fabrics or upholstery run 

In most cases, it is hard to respond instantly to a water loss incident, especially when it involves significant amounts of water. What you should not hesitate to do is contact a restoration company so that they can arrange to reach your property before further deterioration after hours or days of exposure. 

What kind of damage should be expected after hours of exposure? 

  • Saturated carpets delaminate
  • Household odors become glaringly obvious, amplified by humidity
  • Wooden furniture and installations swell 

Most of these problems are permanent, thus necessitating replacement of the affected items. Our SERVPRO technicians find ways to prevent these problems. For instance, we mix water-based deodorizers with cleaning solutions to eliminate any foul odor immediately. We also use advanced moisture control procedures such as tented drying to reverse swelling in wood and prevent cracking. 

Seeking help immediately after water spills can prevent severe outcomes. Call SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield at (203) 791-0920 to help deal with any incident, “Like it never even happened.”

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How Can I Get Water Damage Out of My Carpet in Danbury?

9/21/2020 (Permalink)

Water leaking and flooded on wood parquet floor SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield provides emergency-response service that is Faster to Any Size Disaster when you call (203) 791-0920.

Restoration Pros at SERVPRO Ensure That Water Damage in Danbury Homes Looks, “Like it never even happened.”

Whether you are a homeowner in Danbury or elsewhere, water damage can quickly become overwhelming without the right tools for the job. All it takes is a pinhole leak in a pipe or an accidental bathtub overflow to soak through your flooring and potentially impact your subfloors, which can lead to costly repairs.

SERVPRO technicians are available day and night to ensure that residents in Danbury can access water removal services when they need them. What sets SERVPRO apart from the competition is a dedication to adhering to both Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards as well as the expectations set out by the firm itself.

How Does Water Impact My Home’s Carpet?

• Staining. Water can quickly stain carpeting as it seeps into the fibers due to the presence of microbes and sediments.
Microbial growth. The longer your carpet is exposed to water, the more likely it is to have enough mold to create unpleasant stains and odors. It only takes 24 to 48 hours after initial exposure for this to occur.
• Warping. Moisture impacts carpeting, pad, and even wood floors and subfloors underneath carpet over time. This warping intensifies with time, and prolonged exposure may necessitate replacement of carpet instead of restoration.

What Tools Does SERVPRO Use to Extract Water from Carpet?

SERVPRO technicians have access to a multitude of tools that can preserve carpet and pad, including the following:
• Portable, back-mounted extractors
• Rover vacuum extractors and industrial-grade shop vacs
• Extraction wands for precision moisture removal

While extraction requires thoroughness to ensure that carpeting is preserved, moisture exposure weakens carpet and pad over time. SERVPRO professionals are careful to avoid delamination of carpeting—that is, the separation of carpet from pad due to over-extraction—whenever possible.

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

What Flood Removal Strategies are Most Efficient for Danbury Schools?

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

Empty school hallway; lockers shown Don't let flooding shut your school. Call SERVPRO for fast, effective remediation.

Avoiding a Flood Might be Impossible, but how the Standing Water and Drying Processes get Addressed can get School Doors Back Open Quickly 

With how quickly emergencies like flooding can impact an entire level of a Danbury school building, our professionals must stay prepared for these emergencies. Because storms passing through the region can develop into flood scenarios with little warning, we keep trailers stocked in our SERVPRO facilities with water removal equipment and drying tools.  

The process of flood removal for Danbury school district buildings often requires multiple tools and equipment. With so many broad, open areas for public schools for classes, lunches, and assemblies, efficient water removal tactics ensure that flooding is not more destructive than it needs to be. Extraction can also be instrumental in preventing the spread of water to new areas of the school building, allowing more protected spaces for temporary content relocation.  

What Are the Best Standing Water Extractors for Natural Flooding?  

Standing water can be one of the most challenging aspects of flood damage for school buildings, especially with the threats of debris, solids, and contaminants. Before cleaning and recovery can begin, SERVPRO techs must remove pooling water throughout areas of the building. Several tools are ideal for these conditions, including: 

  • Truck-Mount – With several inches or even feet of standing water, the most potent water removal tools available to our SERVPRO team can be the best option for efficient control of the situation. These pumps run off the engines of trucks in our Green Fleet and remove water with 300 psi force.  
  • Trash Pumps – With such large work areas like hallways and auditoriums, available power might be limited. Even without the threats of debris and solids familiar with natural flooding, these powerful extractors do not require electricity.  
  • Wet Vacuums – These extractors are among the most versatile in our inventory because these units can quickly move to various areas. With so many individual rooms in a school, portability in extractors is desirable.  

What Tools Remove Water from Porous and Hygroscopic Materials?  

Terms like hygroscopic get used to describe materials that are highly sensitive to water exposure. Fast absorption into these porous materials can become a pressing concern for restorers. Overexposure and saturation of construction materials and structural elements can require more widespread demolition. Several of the tools and devices used to regulate this shorter timeline include:  

  • Carpet Wands – Attachments for the wet vacuums that our technicians use can quickly remove water from the most sensitive materials. Carpet wands are powerful extractors that do the most for the top layer of carpeted flooring but can often not impact padding underneath.  
  • Weighted Extractors – Soft flooring materials like carpets can benefit from pressing water removal in Danbury. The technicians' weight gets used on stationary units or ride-ons to push carpet, padding, and subflooring to displace moisture. On the surface, onboard vacuums can collect and discharge this trapped water.  
  • Squeegee Wands – Surface-water concerns sitting on materials like tile and concrete are often more challenging than toweling and mopping. Squeegee wands capture water quickly and direct it to a central vacuum on the attachment.  
  • Floor Mat Drying System – Floors are often some of the hardest impacted materials with water and flood damages. While tiling and concrete are less permeable and porous, floor mats can still remove surface saturation concerns when water begins to penetrate the first few material inches or benefit water removal in wooden flooring.  
  • Positive Pressure System – The positive pressure is ideal for promoting evaporative drying in structural cavities between walls or flooring. With many walls being masonry, weep holes and infusing heated air can be an efficient drying practice.  

What Materials Need Removing After Natural Flooding?  

Among the most significant concerns after natural flooding is the possibilities of contamination and bacterial pathogens introduced to the environment. Direct exposure of this water to sensitive materials found throughout a school might require controlled demolition and discarding. Some of the most sensitive materials throughout the institution include:  

  • Carpets
  • Wood Furniture
  • Contents
  • Non-Metal Shelving 

There are many elements to consider removing floodwater and damaged materials in school buildings after a disaster. Providing an efficient path to recovering these facilities after a loss is a focal point of our SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield team. Using our industry-leading equipment and rapid response after storm and flood emergencies, we can make it, "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (203) 791-0920.

Can Mold Remediation Processes Provide Ridgefield Homeowners with Long-Term Relief from Mold?

8/19/2020 (Permalink)

Mold in kitchen If mold is left unchecked, it can spread very quickly. Contact our IICRC certified mold damage remediation team for an assessment today.

SERVPRO Combines Removal and Prevention Methods to Deliver Lasting Outcomes When Dealing with Mold-Infested Properties.

When you notice signs of mold growing in your house, you might worry about several issues regarding the removal of moldy materials and the prevention of future infestation. SERVPRO is one of the top companies that help Ridgefield property owners deal with mold.

What common questions do people ask about mold remediation in Ridgefield properties?

  • How widespread the infestation is in their houses
  • Whether remediation efforts can defeat the mold
  • Whether there are health problems associated with mold
  • How costly the removal process is likely to be

For most people, the appearance of mold residues on surfaces such as walls, ceiling, or bathroom floors kick starts a silent storm in their minds with the apprehension that the infestation might lead to extreme outcomes. For instance, many worry that the underlying or invisible growth is much wider than what the visible signs reveal. There is also the apprehension that removal might only provide temporary relief before the mold redevelops, thus leading to recurring costs and inconveniences. When SERVPRO takes over mold remediation at your Ridgefield property, our first goal is to help you understand the full scope of the problem, including the extent of affected areas and the procedures we are likely to use in resolving the problem.

How easy is it to uncover all areas affected by mold?

Depending on what triggers the mold infestation in your property, it might take some time before you notice the signs. Hidden areas such as wall and floor cavities provide the best conditions for mold to develop unnoticed. Such areas tend to retain moisture, collect dust, and natural light from the sun rarely filters. You are only likely to tell there is a problem when you notice dark spots on the surfaces or experience a musty smell.

Our SERVPRO technicians can help you identify the presence of mold earlier because of the extensive experience we have handling such problems. For instance, if there is a reason for growth such as higher than average humidity levels, a recent water spill or flooding, we check some of the familiar hiding places for mold including:

  • Crawl spaces
  • Basements and attics 
  • Above ceiling tiles 
  • Ventilation and air ducts  
  • Under carpet and floorboards

What mold remediation approaches help guarantee long-term results?

Each case of mold infestation is different, and therefore, the responses can also vary in many ways. Different restoration companies might also prefer diverse approaches when fixing the problem. Our SERVPRO technicians choose methods that fix underlying issues, improve comfort for the house occupants, and prevent an immediate recurrence. Typical processes for such remediation include:

  • Fixing any moisture issues in the building
  • Removal of moldy materials and residues
  • Deodorization

Since mold thrives where there is abundant wetness, controlling moisture is a crucial long-term remediation step. For wooden materials such as hardwood floorboards, our technicians find a way to reduce the moisture content to 20% or below fast to limit chances of further growth. The relative humidity levels in the area can also support such growth when they are too high. We find out whether humidity levels are high and establish the reasons for that, including retention of steam in the kitchen or bathroom and hidden leaks. 

How do you remove the existing mold?

Choosing a removal method depends on the physical properties of the infested surface. When the mold affects porous surfaces or materials like drywall, fabrics, and carpets, we remove the material itself because the hyphae penetrate deep into the material. 

For the non-porous materials like metals, glass, and plastics, we use various cleaning approaches to remove the moldy residues. HEPA vacuuming the surfaces helps remove loose fragments and is usually useful before applying other abrasive processes such as wire brushing, sanding, or damp wiping the surface. When damp-wiping surfaces, we use cleaning agents with anti-microbial properties since they stop or limit microbial growth. Once we finish cleaning, we apply biocides to the surfaces.

The agitation and other removal processes can easily spread mold residues all over your property. Our SERVPRO technicians help prevent this by taking precautionary steps, such as running negative air machines in the areas we clean. We also contain the mold materials we remove from your property in zip-lock plastic bags as they await disposal. 

You need to respond appropriately when mold develops in your Danbury, Redding, or Redding Ridge property to break the cycle of recurring infestations. SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield can help with cleanup and other remediation processes, making it, "Like it never even happened." Call us at (203) 791-0920 to help. 

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)

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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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