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How Can Roof Damages Result in Flooded Danbury Homes?

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

Snow & Ice on roof Winter weather can lead to challenges for your home. You don't need to face them alone, just call SERVPRO at (203) 791-0920.

Understanding Roof Damages Prepares Property Owners For This Possible Water Damage For Their Danbury Property. 

With a rapidly responding storm team, we can work to overcome many threats that your home might experience after hurricane-level events and Nor'easter storms. We have fast mitigation solutions for flood damages that threaten properties. 

Direct Storm Damages

Preventing flood damage to Danbury homes is not possible when severe weather events compromise the integrity of the building's envelope. Fallen trees, hail, and fierce winds can all be attributed to piercing holes or exposing vulnerabilities in the roof where water runoff can make its way inside. 

Heavy Snowfall Weight

Weighty snowfall can be another dire circumstance for homes and businesses, especially those with flat roofs capable of sustaining several feet of fallen snow after blizzard conditions. Without the appropriate temperature rise to melt this snow, the weight can be a crippling force on aging roofs. When vulnerabilities exist, water penetration follows. 

Ice Damming

Largely, one of the alarming possibilities during winter events like cold snaps is ice damming. Inconsistent insulation under the roof can cause snowmelt from escaping heat, which freezes along the roof's edges, forming a dam. Water backup pushes under shingles and roofing materials to penetrate the attic. 

SERVPRO is Here to Help

Having a credible team of experienced professionals nearby can make the restoration and recovery of flood-damaged properties happen more quickly and more thoroughly. With how fast flooding can spread in the property, you need a team of mitigators that can stop this migration with effective tactics and emergency services involving equipment and products like:

  • Extractors
  • Drying tools
  • Content cleaning products
  • Deodorizers

There are multiple ways that specific circumstances can damage your roof and ultimately cause effects like flood damage to the property. As challenging as these situations might be, we have experienced professionals to help with both the repairs required and flood cleanup for the property. Our SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield team is ready to help 24/7 at (203) 791-0920.

Is All Mold Damage Hazardous to Ridgefield Homeowners?

12/30/2021 (Permalink)

"Mold" Mold spreads quickly when the conditions are right. Contact SERVPRO to investigate the cause and remediate the damage in your home.

Understanding Mold Threats Shows The Need For Professional Remediation of Ridgefield Properties. 

Mold is not uncommon for Ridgefield residents to experience, especially in lower levels like the basement or unchecked and poorly managed portions of the property like the attic. Our experienced team of remediators can help with effective solutions for active colonies, including long-term preventative measures when necessary.

Residential Mold Growth

Understanding how mold comes to be and its impact on your property can showcase when mold remediation in Ridgefield homes is necessary. Moist conditions left behind from water penetration, persistent damages, or poor ventilation can create an environment that supports the colonization of naturally occurring mold spores. Removing colonies is an even more urgent situation in specific situations like:

  • Known health concerns
  • Proximity to active mold growth
  • Conditions that amplify or promote further damage
  • Harsh odors
  • Structural concerns

The Effect of Mold on Organic Building Materials

Mold fungi and decay organisms work quickly on food sources like drywall, wood framing, flooring, carpets, and other organic matter. While this process is a natural occurrence, structural elements used in constructing your home mustn't deteriorate under the aggressive spread of mold and microbial threats.

Remediation Strategies to Remove Active Colonies

We can carefully evaluate the best approach to remove active colonies with multiple remediation and mold removal tactics possible. These processes often begin with surface cleaning featuring a combination of sporicidal and biocide products that eradicate colonies it contacts and makes this previous hosting material uninhabitable for further colonization.

No matter what remediation solution or efforts are ultimately required to overcome microbial threats in your home or business, our SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield team can help. We have experienced AMRT-certified technicians ready to mobilize 24/7 when you call (203) 791-0920.

Commercial Fire Damage Cleanup Services Fast for Danbury Business Properties

12/10/2021 (Permalink)

Fire in commercial building When a fire strikes your commercial property, SERVPRO is the team to call. We will be onsite within 4 hours of the initial call.

Local Danbury Commercial Property Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Fire Restoration

After a structure fire occurs in a Danbury commercial property, there are several layers of recovery to get the business reopened and operating normally, such as: 

Post-fire damage cleanup in Danbury commercial properties needs several layers of recovery to get back to business as usual. Companies that serve the public need to ensure no reminders of the fire, either visible or smoke scents. That is one of the chief reasons outsourcing the service to SERVPRO makes good sense. The technicians have access to equipment and devices that most consumers and janitorial crews do not.

SERVPRO technicians are ready to deal with the big three problems after a fire: fire damage, water damage, and the need for odor control applications. The hot air generated during a fire can push soot particles deeply into porous surfaces, and this particulate will continue to emit smoke smells until it is eradicated. The downside to this can lead to airborne soot traveling to other areas of the property.

The charred elements get removed while the articles suitable for restorative cleaning get moved to an outside area for the correct method depending on the residues present. The technicians have over 100 cleaning agents designed for use on specific surfaces. Additionally, attention gets paid to the air quality; machines such as air scrubbers run throughout the restoration service to capture airborne particulate and trap it in a maze of HEPA filtration.

SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield at (203) 791-0920 brings professional commercial fire damage cleanup to Danbury properties. The trained and certified techs are available 24/7 for all types of restoration services.

Can Professional Flood Damage Restoration Services Save Ridgefield Walls and Ceilings?

11/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside a job site. SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians have the training and equipment for any size storm damage disaster. We are here to help. Call now!

Technicians of SERVPRO Bring Years of Experience and Expertise to Ridgefield Water Damage Restoration

A Ridgefield house that needs floodwater removal may conjure up images of deep standing water and floating furnishings. However, in many cases, groundwater recedes almost as rapidly as it enters the property, and a mere millimeter of water can result in thousands of dollars in property damages.

Part of professional flood damage restoration is knowing the early warning signs of damage to the structure signs of damage to sheetrock include: 

  • Buckling of the walls
  • Wet portions sloughing off 
  • Sagging ceilings

A Ridgefield homeowner facing the prospect of floodwater removal and cleanup in their home can get the best outcome by handing off the task to SERVPRO. IICRC certified technicians have extensive training and access to various powerful extraction equipment to remove the water as rapidly as possible. Scoping the property is crucial to determine the home's migration path, how widespread the water damage is, and the type of removal needed. For example, portable pumps are appropriate for most types of moisture extraction; however, submersible units are used when the water damage is greater than two inches.

If the water has degraded beyond 24 hours or contains hazardous elements, anything that absorbs it will need disposal unless the article can be sanitized. This means while fabrics may have restoration potential, walls and baseboards may not recover from the damage from the floodwater. SERVPRO technicians work to save every item and structural component possible to save the homeowner the replacement cost.

SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield at (203) 791-0920 supports the Ridgefield area with all types and sizes of flood damage restoration services. The trained, certified technicians are available 24/7 to make the damage to the home, "Like it never even happened."

What Water Restoration Actions Are Necessary After a Pipe Burst in a Danbury Home?

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo When a water disaster strikes your home, SERVPRO water damage restoration technicians are the team to call.

SERVPRO Helps Extract Moisture, Remove Deteriorated Materials and Perform Water Damage Repairs as Needed in Danbury Properties

In most homes, there is a veritable turnpike of pipes that run through the ceiling of a Danbury property. Water damage is always a possibility, and it is important to stay aware of the early warning signs of a leak. A pipe burst will announce itself in no uncertain terms with a copious amount of water and damage to building materials and sometimes contents.

When SERVPRO handles water restoration in Danbury residential properties, ceiling leaks, in particular, can present challenges such as the effect of gravity on a wet, sagging ceiling. The weight of the water absorbed by the saturated, deteriorated sheetrock can fall and cause possible injury. SERVPRO advises homeowners to avoid areas with wet, sagging ceilings. 

The technicians use multiple types of equipment to determine how widespread the damage to the property has spread. To limit the amount of replacement needed for walls and ceilings, the technicians carefully remove only the damaged portions using an action known as flood cuts. This action serves the dual purpose of opening up the walls or ceilings for complete drying and stopping any further wicking of moisture. The advanced water restoration training of technicians enables them to: 

  • Identify potential safety issues within the home
  • Sort items to identify salvageable articles 
  • Apply proactive treatments against mold growth

Ceiling leaks, in particular, require prioritization of the actions taken during the restoration services. SERVPRO technicians carefully check ceilings and walls with water damage to determine if any safety hazards exist. For instance, a ceiling leak on an upper level may leak through and compromise hardwood flooring below. SERVPRO techs prioritize the flooring extraction and drying to lessen the potential for greater damage from water exposure. 

SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield at (203) 791-0920 supports the Danbury community with water restoration services available 24/7.

How can Fire Damage Restoration Help a Danbury Home?

11/5/2021 (Permalink)

open flames Fire damage restoration services by SERVPRO are second to none. Call now for fast and immediate fire damage mitigation for your home.

Mitigating Losses after a Fire in a Danbury Home Requires a Professional Fire Restoration Team

Most Danbury residents have never heard of fire damage restoration teams. Unless you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of restoring your home after a grease or electrical fire occurs, you may think that household cleaners can eliminate ash and soot while air fresheners eliminate the acrid smell of smoke. However, fire cleanup is a complex process based on science and best executed by a specially trained team.

Your top fire damage restoration team in Danbury is only a phone call away. SERVPRO is experienced and ready to apply the latest best practices to eliminate the remnants of fire damage and clean up your home after the flames are gone. Smoke remediation, along with water and fire damage restoration, is what we do best. A thorough inspection helps you make an educated decision regarding replacement versus discarding items, and our SERVPRO staff focuses on minimizing your loss as much as possible.

Fire cleanup and smoke remediation can include the following techniques-

  • Cleaning and sanitizing ventilation systems to interrupt the spread of mold spores throughout your home.
  • Use air scrubbers, air movers, and ozone generators to clean the air from offending smoke particles.
  • Application of abrasive cleaning solutions to dislodge soot and debris from the surfaces of your home. Before full application, each surface is pre-treated to avoid harmful consequences due to its abrasive nature.
  • Ultimately, the use of thermal foggers to treat surfaces with deodorizing substances and neutralize smell particles.

SERVPRO of Danbury/Ridgefield is your partner when disaster strikes. Our team is ready to act as soon as you call us at (203) 791-0920. Trust us to take all necessary steps to return your home to pre-fire condition.

Watching Out for Signs of Mold in Ridgefield Homes

10/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. SERVPRO IICRC certified mold technicians are trained and experienced in every phase of mold remediation. 24/7 365 days a year we are ready.

Vigilance Helps Protect Ridgefield Homes from Mold Damage

Mold can spread easily through a Ridgefield home before a homeowner even realizes there is a problem. Leaky pipes and excess humidity create a suitable environment for mold to grow and reach every corner of the home. Basements and other musty or rarely visited rooms are notorious for being the point of origin for bacteria growth, and cleaning with household products is not enough to completely eradicate it.

For mold damage restoration in Ridgefield and to prevent future growth, call a certified team of experts for help. At SERVPRO, we answer your call 24/7 and apply our expert knowledge to develop an action plan focused on your specific needs and conditions. Once a SERVPRO mold specialist completes the initial inspection, we can establish containment zones to avoid cross-contamination throughout your home and facilitate the mold cleanup process.

Mold remediation requires a multi-prong approach, which may include the following steps-

  • The use of HEPA filters to eliminate microscopic mold spores from the air and clean it. This process can happen even as our staff is applying cleaning solutions to surfaces in your home.
  • The use of antifungal cleaning solutions throughout the home to discourage further mold growth.
  • The removal of items such as curtains, carpets, and insulation that become unsalvageable thanks to their porous nature and the presence of mold. We handle the disposal of each item in compliance with environmental regulations and recommendations.

At SERVPRO of Danbury/Ridgefield, we focus on restoring as much as possible and taking great care of your items. When you call us at (203) 791-0920, you access the latest in mold remediation and a reputable team of experts. Like you, we aim to leave your home looking “Like it never even happened.”

How to Sort Furniture and Belongings When Floodwater Enters a Danbury Home

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work and flood damaged flooring in kitchen When a storm damages your furniture and flooring, call SERVPRO for a fast storm damage restoration service for your home.

Homeowners in Danbury Count on SERVPRO for Flood Removal Services

Storms in Danbury can wreak havoc for its residents. Torrential rains can cause traffic, street closures, and power outages. Most importantly, homes can flood and leave their owners in difficult situations. Flood removal services provided by a team of certified water restoration technicians are crucial to minimizing a storm's adverse effects on a family's life.

Flood removal in Danbury is easily accessible by calling SERVPRO and our team of experts. Our certified team is ready to take action as soon as you call our 24/7 hotline and invite us into your home. Upon arrival, we assess the situation with safety in mind and carefully wear personal protective equipment while liaising with appropriate authorities regarding utilities or other areas of concern. Once it is deemed safe to enter, we document each of our observations and develop a work plan to return your home to pre-flood conditions as soon as possible.

Our SERVPRO clients often wonder what happens to their furniture when floodwater and debris come into the home. Our water removal and flood restoration team helps guide you through the process of salvaging or discarding items from your home. The most imminent risks associated with standing water include-

  • Warping of wood flooring and furniture due to increased humidity. Excess moisture can also cause delamination of some flooring materials.
  • Absorption of contaminated water in fabric such as upholstery and curtains. This can become a breeding ground for bacteria and mold and often need to be discarded.
  • Debilitation of dry-wall and other construction materials which may need to be removed and replaced.

Our staff at SERVPRO of Danbury/ Ridgefield is ready with hygrometers, moisture meters, and other state-of-the-art equipment to detect problem areas in your home. Call us at (203) 791-0920 and let us handle your water damage restoration needs.

Fire Restoration of Danbury Homes Happens Fast with SERVPRO Leading the Way

10/6/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO fire damaged sign Soot and smoke damage is no easy task. SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment for every job.

How Can Danbury Homeowners Save on Fire Restoration Cost with SERVPRO? 

Hiring a professional fire restoration service like SERVPRO at your Danbury property can reduce the cost of a fire damage claim. Cleaning and restoration of the fire damage usually cost only a fraction of replacing or resurfacing. SERVPRO techs apply the principles and elements of cleaning to restore the material to a condition "Like it never even happened." 

SERVPRO techs use various methods and tools to capture and remove smoke and soot residue during fire restoration of your Danbury home. Technicians use a vacuum to remove smoke residues that contain dry carbon particles. However, soils that are not loose particles must be dissolved before techs can remove them. Depending on the nature of the soil, SERVPRO techs use either water-based or oil-based cleaning agents. 

How does SERVPRO Techs Decide Which Cleaning Product to Use During House Fire Cleanup in Danbury? 

The soot particles formed after smoke damage to your Danbury home can be hydrophilic (easily dissolves in water) or lipophilic (easily dissolves in oil-based solvent). SERVPRO techs use a variety of cleaning products to remove them. The basic principle that guides the choice of a cleaning product is "like dissolves like." 

Lipophilic soils are more difficult to remove than hydrophilic ones. SERVPRO techs use two types of cleaning solutions to eliminate such soils-

  • Water-based cleaning agents: The detergents in these cleaning agents can emulsify the oily soils and make the oil particles disperse in the water for easy removal. However, restorers can't use detergent-based solvents with hard water as they form a scum with calcium and magnesium salts present in the hard water. 
  • Solvent-based cleaning agents: SERVPRO only uses OSHA and EPA-approved solvent-based cleaning products. Solvent-based can easily dissolve lipophilic soils but can also damage surfaces. 

Call SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield at (203) 791-0920 for a fast, 24/7 service. 

Danbury Eateries can Save Big on Time and Money by Using SERVPROs Water Removal Service.

9/28/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Commercial water damage restoration services by SERVPRO are second to none. Call now for fast and immediate help.

Danbury Restaurateurs Trust SERVPRO for Quick and Efficient Water Removal After a Water Incidence 

Water removal from your Danbury restaurant is perhaps the last thing you want to deal with, but the reality is, disasters happen, and you don't know what to get caught off-guard when they do. You can count on SERVPRO's team of IICRC certified water damage restoration technicians (WRTs) for fast and efficient service. 

SERVPRO understands the special needs of eateries when it comes to water removal in Danbury. Odor after a water damage incident can linger on long after the water removal and can be detrimental to any restaurant's reputation. Our technicians work hard and use several techniques to combat the odors during water damage repairs. Our goal is to restore the damage "Like it never even happened." 

SERVPRO's Strategy to Combat Odors During Water Damage Restoration 

SERVPRO technicians of Danbury use various techniques and equipment to combat odors during water cleanup in your restaurant. 

Masking agents - These agents cover up the bad odors with pleasant-smelling odors. SERVPRO techs use these when the odor is not too intense and generally confined. 

Filtration and absorption agents - These agents absorb moisture, humidity, and some oils as well. Activated charcoal in these systems removes the odor-causing molecules from the air using the adsorption phenomenon. 

Disinfectants and sanitizers - Used if contamination is present during water damage remediation of your Danbury restaurant. They can inhibit bacterial and fungal growth and combat foul odors at the same time. 

Pairing agents - Combine chemically with odor-causing molecules in the air, causing them to fall onto surfaces to be cleaned up. Technicians typically use Ultra Low Volume (ULV) foggers to apply these. 

Call SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield at (203) 791-0920 for 24/7 water removal services.