Trying to Find Rapid-Response Fire Restoration Services?
Soot and odor control after a fire is hard to clean up. SERVPRO techs are IICRC certified and ready for any task ahead of them.
SERVPRO Restores Fire-Damaged Danbury Properties 24/7
Fire damage is one of the most costly and sudden disasters that can impact a home. After a small fire, the average estimated restoration cost can range from $3,000 to $5,000. In contrast, large-scale fires that decimate roofing can potentially exceed $50,000 in repair and replacement costs.
Your local SERVPRO returns homes to a pre-disaster condition with professional fire restoration for Danbury properties. This team focuses on implementing Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards using commercial-grade tools and EPA-registered biocides.
Odor Control After an Electrical Fire
Several odor sources contribute to the overall unpleasant bouquet of smells that can overwhelm the senses after a fire, such as:
- Charred electrical wires and burnt rubber
- Melted or singed plastics
- Burnt carpeting and fibers on the property, such as pet hair or clothing fibers
- Damaged flooring or furniture finishes
SERVPRO techs can combat these odors with an array of odor control solutions that include sanitation tools, thermal foggers, and hydroxyl generators.
Call SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield at (203) 791-0920 for home fire restoration services.
Own a Mold-Damaged Danbury Business?
Mold remediation should be left to the pros of SERVPRO. Their IICRC certified technicians are ready 24/7 365 days a year.
SERVPRO Performs Mold Remediation in Danbury
Mold damage to a commercial property is a high priority for cleanup regardless of where it is found. Still, microbes can be incredibly persistent and challenging to remove from water-damaged ventilation systems. However, there is a team of professionals that can assist businesses with their mold remediation needs.
SERVPRO offers 24/7 availability for Danbury businesses needing mold damage solutions that return their structures and assets to a pre-damage state while reducing repair and replacement costs.
Removing Mold from Ductwork
SERVPRO technicians can perform the following tasks during remediation:
- Surrounding ceiling tiles that have been damaged by water may require removal with the permission of property owners and insurance adjusters.
- Sheet metal vents can typically be disassembled, cleaned, and reassembled
- Commercial flex duct is typically more cost-effective to replace than repair.
- Mold exists in tandem with moisture. With this in mind, technicians focus on moisture extraction and structural drying to ensure ease of removal while thoroughly addressing contamination concerns.
SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield provides commercial mold damage for business owners who call (203) 791-0920.
Can Ridgefield Homeowners Find Professional Flood Damage Cleanup?
Storms may cause a havoc to your home. Call SERVPRO and let their technicians handle the dirty work for you.
SERVPRO Techs Clean and Restore Flooded Ridgefield Properties
Ridgefield, Connecticut, is among the longest-lasting communities in America and was first incorporated in 1709. This town, home to almost 25,000 people today, spans 35 square miles of land.
The climate is temperate, with warm summers and cool winters and an average of 3.3 to 4.99 inches of rain per month. These precipitation levels might not seem like much at first glance, but the average annual total of 52 inches far exceeds the contiguous United States average of 32 inches.
Artistic and cultural organizations and venues in Ridgefield include:
- The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra and the Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra
- Historic sites like the Keeler Tavern Museum and Weir Farm National Historic Site
- The Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, originally the Ridgefield Studio of Classical Ballet
- Thrown Stone Theatre Company, which emphasize the performance of contemporary plays
- The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
A New England Contemporary Art Hotspot
Ridgefield’s own Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum on Main Street is unique among museums. Not only does it not have a permanent collection to display, but it is the only Connecticut museum that focuses solely on showing contemporary artworks.
The museum was founded by Larry Aldrich in 1964 and seeded with funds from his art collection, which included such renowned modern artists as Paul Klee, Marc Chagall, and Pablo Picasso. Notable artists that have exhibited here early in their careers before enjoying wider acclaim include such cultural icons as Jasper Johns, Huma Bhabha, Eva Hesse, Robert Rauschenberg, and Frank Stella.
Some of the most famous exhibits at the Aldrich Museum include the following:
- Mary Beth Edelson’s Six Story Gathering Boxes (2014)
- Anselm Kiefer’s Velimir Chlebnikov (2006)
- Chris Doyle’s 50,000 Beds (2007)
- Xaviera Simmons’ Underscore (2013)
- Harmony Hammond’s Material Witness, Five Decades of Art (2019)
Additional exhibits that did not focus on one artist have covered such themes as tabletop art objects, portraiture, and contemporary Native American art.
Can SERVPRO Technicians Restore Damaged Documents?
Licensed SERVPRO professionals render flood damage cleanup for Ridgefield homes beginning as soon as mere hours after initial contact. Suppose homeowners’ electricity was affected by flooding. In that case, the team can provide power sources for mitigation tools and rebuilding services that help restore electricity to affected properties.
Among the most delicate tasks that the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) accredited professionals can offer documents preservation. A ground flood that affects a home office or living room that impacts essential business papers, family photos, or other items of great importance to property owners can often be archived digitally and potentially restored depending on the extent of the damage.
- Documents and books can be moved off-site to an approved SERVPRO warehouse during a pack-out
- Preservation is primarily done via freezing until a plan of action is formed for restoration
- Antiques and other valuables requiring specialized care can be referred to licensed professionals
SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield provides emergency-response flood damage cleanup when property owners call (203) 791-0920.
SERVPRO Removes Water after Flood Damage in Danbury
We have the training, expertise, and state-of-the-art equipment to restore your home to pre-damage condition after a flood. Call us right away.
Good Water Extraction is Key in Flood Damage Remediation
SERVPRO understands that the sight of your water-logged home after a storm is devastating. You want to get back to normal as quickly as possible, “Like it never even happened.”
An essential first step to combat flood damage in Danbury after a storm is thorough water extraction. Extracting as much water as possible at the beginning of the process means we can dry your home quicker and more effectively.
We have several pieces of equipment to help us extract water from floors and carpets:
- Free-standing pumps that vacuum up liquid.
- Truck-mounted pumps for more challenging jobs.
- Carpet extractors to press moisture from floor coverings.
- Carpet wands to draw water from carpet surfaces and hard to reach areas.
Once we have pumped away the water, we can turn our attention to drying your home. Our team can take care of everything from structural drying to drying out your carpets, drapes, furniture, and textiles. We can also send items away for specialist cleaning.
If you need help after flood damage, call SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield at (203) 990-1864.
Can You Stay in Your Ridgefield Home After Fire Damage?
Our fire damage experts can have your home back to its original state, “Like it never even happened.”
Be Careful About Toxins After Fire Damage
One of the most common questions our customers ask is whether it is safe to stay in their home after a fire. The answer to this varies depending on the severity of the fire. However, you might want to consider temporary alternative accommodation if possible.
There are several potential risks after fire damage in your Ridgefield home:
- Combustion during a fire creates soot, which can contain toxins.
- There might be slip and fall hazards due to structural damage and the water used during fire fighting.
- Broken doors or windows, or missing roof tiles, leave your home vulnerable to the elements.
SERVPRO is Here to Help
Our expert technicians can handle every aspect of fire remediation. We take care of structural repairs, clean away soot residue, and use a carefully-monitored drying process to deal with leftover water from fire hoses. We can bring in foggers and air scrubbers to remove odors and leave your home, “Like it never even happened.”
For fire damage assistance you can trust, call SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield at (203) 990-1864.
SERVPRO Can Help with Flood Damage in Danbury
Flooding is no match for SERVPRO. We are equipped and ready at a moment's notice to restore your home.
We are Experts in Danbury Flood Damage
Danbury is a vibrant city of more than 80,000 residents. Danbury has been around for a long time – settlers first came to Danbury in 1685 when eight families settled there. The settlers purchased land from the Pahquioque Native Americans, who had settled along the Still River's path.
Danbury's first settlers named it Swampfield due to its wetland location. However, the name did not stick, and a court decreed that the name should be Danbury. Like any town near a river, Danbury has long understood the power of water. This is especially true when you consider Danbury's long and proud hat-making history.
Danbury Crowns Them All
There were hat makers in Danbury before the revolution. However, in 1780 Zadoc Benedict became the proprietor of Danbury's first official hat shop:
- The factory was established on the main street.
- They had just three employees.
- The team made eighteen hats each week.
Local legend states that Zadoc Benedict was a felt-making pioneer who discovered the felt-making process by accident. After he plugged a hole in his shoe with rabbit fur, he observed how the hair wore down into felt over time. He used this knowledge to make felt hats from many local species.
This proud heritage earned Danbury the motto "Danbury crowns them all." At one point in the nineteenth century, the city produced 75% of the hat bodies for America's hat-making industry.
However, the hat industry in Danbury was not always harmonious. There were several long, nasty fights between hat factories and workers’ unions. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, there were several violent incidents between hat industry employees and workers who had been brought in to break the strikes. There were also arguments over the health of workers, for whom the use of mercury nitrate during felting caused an illness known as "mad hatter's disease" (this is where we get the phrase mad as a hatter.)
Unfortunately, the hat industry was waning by the 1920s. As it became more common to ride in covered carriages, and then later cars, there was less need for hats as protection from the elements. The last hat was made in Danbury in 1987.
Today there are still some old hat making sites visible in Danbury, and its legacy as The Hat City lives on, if only in memory.
The Disaster of a Broken Dam
In 1866, the Kohanza Reservoir was built to serve the hat industry. Three years later, in 1869, the dam on the Kohanza Reservoir broke, causing a disastrous flood of ice and water that took eleven lives. The flood moved boulders, uprooted trees, and caused significant damage to nearby houses and farmsteads.
SERVPRO Aids Flood Damage Cleanup
SERVPRO did not exist in 1869. However, these days we are on hand to help with flood damage cleanup. We can assist with:
- Assessing the situation and drawing up a plan of action.
- Disposing of unsalvageable materials.
- Drying your home and belongings quickly, so there is less chance of mold growth.
We can send your belongings to our facility for specialist cleanings, such as by Esporta washers or ultrasonic cleaners.
If you need help with flood damage in your home, call SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield at (203) 990-1864.
Enjoy Animal Crossing Standup Comedy Show Online in Danbury
Storm damage is no laughing matter. Enjoy the comedy clubs and call SERVPRO for fast storm damage remediation.
Join Other Residents of Danbury in the First-Ever Animal Crossing Standup Comedy Show
Spending time indoors and limiting interactions during these uncertain times can be tedious. Thankfully, Jenny Yang is hosting a standup comedy show, one of the best ways of having fun. On 20th January 2021, the free online event is suitable for everyone in Danbury who is above the age of 18 years.
The event streams online with RSVP, where one can receive the show’s link. Interested persons need to note that the event organizers cannot admit latecomers to maintain better security for the performance. The deadline to get to the show is 7:10 PM Pacific Time via ZOOM.
Tag all your friends who do not stop talking about Animal Crossing. The event organizers are accepting donations via VENMO to tip the comedians.
SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield warmly welcomes you to the Animal Crossing standup comedy show. If there is flood damage in your Danbury property, hire our certified restorers for professional restoration that can make the incident seem, “Like it never even happened.” Talk to us today at (203) 791-0920.
Join Other Danbury Residents in the Holiday Gift Wrap by Housatonic Habitat
Be sure and visit the Housatonic Habitat for Humanity gift wrapping event. You can get your gifts wrapped while donating to a worthy cause.
Danbury Residents can Make a Difference in the Lives of Others by Participating in the Housatonic Habitat for Humanity Event
As you prepare for the holidays, you can make a difference in someone else's life by making a donation and having your gift wrapped. The Housatonic Habitat for Humanity holds a yearly holiday wrapping event. It takes place at the Danbury Fair Mall outside of Macy's from December 12 to December 24, 2020. It is a fundraiser that helps support Housatonic Habitat's mission to improve working families' lives that qualify. It is meant to promote self-sufficiency and financial stability through the ownership of cost-effective homes.
Habitat contributes to the revitalization of the community in Danbury and nearby areas by offering affordable, safe, and decent homes to qualified families by creating housing that can change a neighborhood, street and add value to the locale.
From December 21 to December 23, 2020, the operation hours are 12 noon to 6 PM. On December 24, the hours are 10 AM to 4 PM.
SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield is glad to welcome you to the Holiday Gift Wrap by Housatonic Habitat. If you need water removal assistance for your Danbury residence, we can help. We have decades of experience in restoring water-damaged homes. Call us any time at (203) 791-0920 for prompt service.
Prompt Fire Damage Restoration for Ridgefield Residents
Let us take care of your fire damage so you can enjoy Ridgefield!
SERVPRO Provides High-Quality Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Services in Ridgefield
Ridgefield CT is a town in Fairfield County located at the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. According to the 2010 census, the three-hundred-year-old community's population was 24,638. The U.S census bureau refers to the town center, which was previously a borough, as a census-designated place.
It takes about sixty minutes to drive from New York City to Ridgefield, and the town is popular with visitors. The city boasts a high-rated school system, a unique and historic main street, and people rank it among Connecticut's safest towns. Some of the locales visitors can tour include:
The Weir Farm National Historic Site - This location is the studio and home of J. Alden Weir, the most beloved Impressionist in America. At this national historic site, you have an opportunity to see the works of generations of world-class artists. The home is set amidst over 60 acres of painterly fields, woods, and waterways. These are among the reasons why Weir called his family the "Great Good Place." His farm is a national legacy to historic preservation, the creative spirit, and American Impressionism. It is the only National Park Service site devoted to American painting.
The farm was a source of artistic experimentation and inspiration for Weir and many other artists. They visited Weir and his family, including John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, Albert Pinkham Ryder, and John Singer Sargent. The reassuring rural scenes like the ones surrounding the farm were favorite subjects from American Impressionists. Some of the works that Weir created here include Upland Pasture, Idle Hours, The Laundry Branchville, and the Truants.
After Weir, his daughter Dorothy Weir, a painter, and her spouse Mahonri Young, a sculptor, sustained the artistic legacy. It was here that Young worked on his masterworks; Brigham Young, situated in Washington DC and the This is the Place Monument located stationed Salt Lake City. Young and his family also entertained other artists at this farm just like Weir had, including New England painters Doris and Sperry Andrews.
Doris and Sperry Andrews bought a portion of the property in 1958 and started the 22-year process to preserve Weir's farm. Today, the park includes the Weir Pond, the Weir and Young Studios, the Weir House, gardens, and barns. It is among the best remaining landscapes of American art in the nation.
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum - This art museum is recognized in the nation because it exhibits upcoming contemporary artists. Larry Aldrich founded the museum in 1964. It is devoted to cutting edge art and situated within a historic district attached to a restored historic home containing administrative offices. The design embodies concepts of transparency, framed views, and sequence.
The Aldrich museum features reconfigurable galleries, a classroom, which supports educational programming, spaces for video art and sound, and extensive new landscaping that includes a sculpture garden. Public functions also take place at the museum. It is among the few non-collecting, independent contemporary art museums in the U.S.A and the only one in Connecticut dedicated to contemporary art. It engages its diverse audiences with interdisciplinary and thought-provoking exhibitions as well as programs.
Aldrich museum's public and education programs are meant to connect visitors of all age groups to contemporary art through advanced learned approaches in hands-on tours, workshops, and presentations led by curators, artists, professionals in related fields, and museum educators.
The Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center - This museum and history center has been a tavern, farmhouse, stagecoach shop, hotel for travelers, post office, and the home of Cass Gilbert, a noted architect. In 1966, some Ridgefield dwellers decided to preserve the property's rich history by turning it into a museum. Today the museum continues with its mission of helping students, scholars, and other visitors to comprehend the significant events and lives during its three-hundred-year history. It pursues the mission by protecting and preserving the museum's intellectual and physical assets along with sharing them with a broad audience through outreach programs or on campus.
If you are seeking entertainment, you can visit the Ridgefield Playhouse. Located in an intimate setting, it hosts hundreds of live shows featuring nationally acclaimed performers. You can also visit the unique Prospector Theater and watch a first release movie.
You can also spend time shopping in the various shops on Danbury Road and Main Street's unique boutiques. Many restaurants are also available, and they have a lot to offer, including fine dining and casual cuisine.
If you want to participate in outdoor activities, you can visit the Ridgefield Golf Course, a Fazio-designed, semi-private 18-hole golf course. The town also has lakes, walking trails, and miles of country roads that bikers can enjoy.
With a lot to offer in a scenic Norman Rockwell setting, it is not surprising that many people opt to visit Ridgefield. The town has many outdoor spaces, making it a unique location for corporate events, private parties, and other events. However, a fire can ruin the experience of both visitors and residents of this town. When such an incident occurs, seeking help from competent restorers is imperative. It can help prevent costly secondary destruction.
How SERVPRO performs commercial fire damage restoration in Ridgefield
A fire's devastating effects can ruin a commercial facility such as a restaurant. Flames can burst out unexpectedly inside a restaurant that houses a multitude of cooking equipment and electrical appliances. Even though the fire does not cause significant destruction to the structure, smoke damage can be extreme. The dedicated team of experts at SERVPRO has decades of experience in commercial fire damage restoration. We assist businesses to get back to work using the most advanced techniques and restoration equipment.
We understand that each day your restaurant remains closed affects your revenue. It can also lead to negative reviews that can hurt your business permanently. We can do our best to reduce a fire's financial impact by helping you restore your commercial facility as soon as possible.
By using a cutting-edge restoration process, we can restore walls, ceilings, and woodwork. Our technicians can also decontaminate the ductwork and HVAC system.
A few of the steps we can perform to restore your business premises include:
- Securing the facility to prevent further destruction.
- Carefully inspect the affected area to locate smoke residues. We begin the inspection close to the fire source and trace how far smoke moved through the building.
- Ventilate the property to eliminate the dust and soot in the air.
- Remove contents from the building and separate salvageable items from unsalvageable ones. We can move the salvageable materials to a secure facility for thorough cleaning and restoration. We hold the items in the facility until all reconstruction work is complete.
- Clean all business premises areas, including the floors, walls, permanent fixtures, and ceilings, to prevent damage that acid soot can cause.
- Deodorize the business premises and its salvaged content using equipment like thermal foggers and odor removal products such as odor counteracting beads and deodorant granules or pellets.
SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield provides a full range of commercial fire damage restoration services. We can help you to restore your business premises quickly following a fire. Call our 24-hour helpline at (203) 791-0920 and let our expert restorers handle your emergency.
Preserving Ridgefield’s History and Architecture
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SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield Restores Ridgefield Homes After Water-Related Disasters Occur
Ridgefield is a New England town packed with history and classic New England charm. This bustling Fairfield County locale was first incorporated in 1709, a year after English settlers from nearby Milford and Norwalk purchased the land from the Ramapo tribe’s chieftain, Catoonah. American history enthusiasts, particularly those with a keen interest in the Revolutionary War, are sure to find plenty to pique their interest here.
Ridgefield is home to a wealth of beautifully preserved historical locations that are registered on the National Register of Historic Places, including:
- The Keeler Tavern and the Phineas Chapman Lounsbury House on Main Street, the latter of which is also referred to as the Ridgefield Veterans Memorial Community Center
- The French army’s march route, led by Comte Rochambeau in 1781, on Ridgebury Road. On the same road lies the Ridgebury Congregational Church
- The Branchville Railroad Tenement on Old Main Highway
Other historic houses on the register include the Benedict House and Shop, the Frederic Remington House, the Thomas Hyatt House, and the Lewis June House. Ridgefield is also home to the Hugh Cain Fulling Mill and Elias Glover Woolen Mill Archaeological Site, which houses industrial remains dating back to the American Revolution.
The Battle of Ridgefield and the Keeler Tavern
On April 27, 1777, Ridgefield turned from a quaint New England town into a battleground for American and British soldiers. The British, led by the Royal Governor of New York, Major General William Tyron, first destroyed supplies meant for George Washinton’s troops in Danbury before advancing toward Compo Beach. Seven hundred militiamen on what is now Main Street fended off the British forces. They chased them down to Westport, where the Redcoats expected to contact their ships on the coast.
Key figures in this battle included:
- Brigadier Generals Gold Selleck Silliman and Benedict Arnold
- Major General David Wooster, who led the Connecticut militia along with Silliman and Arnold
While Benedict Arnold is known for defecting to the British military in 1780, his years of military experience and leadership during the Battle of Ridgefield were crucial to staving off British soldiers in the town and inflicting casualties as the troops marched back to Compo Beach.
The British achieved their tactical goals in reaching their ships in Westport. Still, the skirmishes at Ridgefield united American troops and irregulars alike with allies like the French, who would be instrumental in the defeat of King George III’s army.
To this day, the Keeler Tavern has a British cannonball lodged in a post as a proud reminder of the endurance of the American troops and their allies. Visitors can find out more about the Battle of Ridgefield at the Keeler Tavern Museum, which was established in a property built in 1713 after Timothy Keeler purchased his grandfather’s home.
In the mid-twentieth century, the Keeler Tavern Preservation Society eventually garnered the funds to purchase the original home and open the Keeler Tavern Museum in 1966.
The French Army in Ridgefield
King Louis XVI of France sent his army to assist, led by General Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, the Comte of Rochambeau. The French aid, especially Comte de Rochambeau’s men, was crucial to leading American soldiers to victory in the Battle of Yorktown in 1781.
Without the aid of the well-trained French military backing the American Continental Army, Lord Cornwallis may well have won in Yorktown. However, over 20,000 French infantry and seamen came to the aid of 9,000 American troops led by George Washington. In Ridgefield, Rochambeau and his men made camp in the fields near the Congregational Church that still stands to this day.
Comte de Rochambeau’s legacy has lived on in many ways:
- His son, Donatien-Marie-Joseph de Vimeur, Vicomte of Rochambeau, played a crucial role in several pivotal military campaigns and revolutions of his own, including the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, and the Haitian Revolution.
- Several locations across the U.S. are named after the Comte, including a middle school in Southbury, a bridge spanning across the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., and a French international school in Bethesda, Maryland. Connecticut, in particular, has many locales throughout the state named in Rochambeau’s honor.
- The Comte is also referenced in the acclaimed Broadway musical Hamilton in two songs: “Guns and Ships” and “Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down).”
How Do SERVPRO Professionals Deodorize Water Damage in Ridgefield Homes?
What sets SERVPRO apart from other water restoration companies in Ridgefield is its unique combination of locally-owned and operated locations with access to large-scale education, tools, and resources to maintain a high standard for cleanup and restoration.
This commitment to a comprehensive cleaning is especially crucial for odor control after water damage has affected a property. Odors are frequently one of the early signs not just of water damage but of potential microbial growth on a property.
SERVPRO Odor Control Technicians (OCTs) take the following into account when determining what methods are ideal for deodorization:
- Whether affected carpeting can be easily lifted for odor removal, if not, technicians rely on injection systems to deodorize carpet and pad.
- If mold odors are present after the initial round of deodorization procedures has been implemented, OCTs may rely on sealers to encapsulate and mitigate odor-causing residues.
- The size and openness of the area affected by unpleasant odors determine the equipment and materials best suited to mitigation. A burst pipe in an open kitchen, for example, may require the use of an ultra low-volume fogger for more efficient deodorization.
Odor control measures are crucial to returning a water-damaged home to a preloss state that looks and feels clean. SERVPRO technicians receive extensive education and training on industrial-grade deodorization tools best suited to a diverse array of situations.
SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield provides homeowners with Faster To Any Size Disaster mitigation and restoration services when they call (203) 791-0920.