Containing Flood Damage In Danbury
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Containing Flood Damage to the Basement of Danbury Homes
Floodwater can quickly migrate throughout a Danbury home without the appropriate containment strategies and mitigation tactics. Because most homes have a basement level, surface water penetrating the exterior walls of the house can find its way quickly to this lower level to begin pooling. Between the severity of this increasingly worsening situation and the need to prevent it from spreading to other areas of the property as much as possible, there are specific approaches that our SERVPRO team can take to help.
Containment is a vital component of minimizing the spread and severity of flood damage in Danbury homes. By establishing barriers, we can make many of the necessary actions of restoring the property more thorough and efficient. Understanding the full advantages of constructing drying zone barriers can help you appreciate this process when you see it in your own home after a flood loss.
One of the essential advantages of installing containment barriers around flooding effects in your basement is the efficiency of drying the area. Through both extraction and evaporation techniques to follow, regulating the tools and processes within this work area can eliminate wasted time and effort by the machines in use.
While you cannot enter any environment in your home without encountering microscopic mold spores and microorganisms, concentrations of these spores in moist environments can lead to microbial threats when colonies develop. In flooding scenarios, the time it takes to dry up the damage is often longer than the time it takes mold to develop, so containing these fungal colonies can also be a protective effort for the rest of your property.
Moisture and Humidity Regulation
Once you have the damaged area completely encased in thick poly sheeting, we can better manage temperature, humidity levels, and moisture content. Elevating the temperature and reducing humidity can maximize drying efforts.
We work to address flood damage before reconstruction is necessary, but when it is, we have an in-house team of licensed residential contractors that can help with full-scale build back. No matter how we can help, give our SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield team a call today at (203) 791-0920.
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SERVPRO® franchise professionals offer cleaning services including the removal of biohazard contaminants. They have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business.
The CDC is responding to an outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and has spread to 60 locations internationally (as of this publication), including cases in the United States. The virus known as “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”) is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person or through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
Scope of Cleanup Protocol
SERVPRO professionals can perform a proactive cleanup that involves facility or structure cleaning and disinfection where the customer states that there is no active known threat, or suspected contamination, or confirmed positive for COVID-19 contamination or exposure. The customer will be required to acknowledge that cleaning and disinfecting will only apply to the current state of the structure and contents. The structure would not be protected from future COVID-19 contamination if an infected person was to enter and occupy the building.
Cleanup Scope of Work and Planning
The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables at a minimum. These same surfaces are mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces as well, including:
• Kitchen/Food Areas
• Retail Spaces
• Water Fountains
• Shelving and Racks
• Sales Counters
• Carpets and rugs
• Stair Handrails
• Elevator Cars
• Playground Equipment
• Fitness Equipment
Cleanup and Disinfecting Procedures
Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of waste.
The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar type organisms to COVID-19. SERVPROXIDE™, SERVPRO’s proprietary disinfectant, is a hospital-grade disinfectant that has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces. In addition, SERVPROXIDE™ currently has dozens of EPA-approved claims including Feline coronavirus, Canine coronavirus, Staphylococcus (MRSA), E. coli, Salmonella, Rotavirus, Swine flu (H1N1) and more.
Porous surfaces that are not water-sensitive, such as carpet and other fabric material, cannot be disinfected but can be sanitized using SERVPROXIDE™.
What to Expect from Professional Water Cleanup in Ridgefield
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SERVPRO knows all the steps to Effectively Clean Up Water Damage in your Ridgefield home
The worst homecoming “gift” after a short business trip or long weekend getaway is a utility area full of water. Repairing a burst pipe or loose supply hose that let gallons of water spread are the easy fixes. Cleaning up a substantial amount of water after a significant leak requires the intensive involvement of a team of well-trained and highly qualified experts. Our mission is to assist you when you face this unfortunate challenge.
Scoping the Damage
Before we commence water cleanup in your Ridgefield home, the crew chief assesses all aspects of the damage. Water intrusions expose occupants of a property and our technicians to a broad range of hazards, the abatement of which must be part of the project plan. Slip, trip, and fall risks and the conduction of live electricity are serious concerns that need to be controlled. Power shut down and a thorough walkthrough are essential to identify issues like:
- Sagging ceilings that could dump water and debris
- Weakened floors that no longer can support foot traffic or restoration equipment
- Deteriorating walls and stairs
- Mold growth, possible after only 24 to 48 hours of water infiltration
SERVPRO notes, secures, and plans for control of safety hazards. If our evaluation reveals mold development or suggests that the standing water is trending toward Category 2 or 3, prevalent when hours or days passed before intervention, we consider containing the space with a sealed air scrubbing system. Our technicians then move in to address water extraction, donning personal protective equipment (PPE). Gas-powered pumps for water deeper than two inches, followed by truck-mounted extractors remove the water swiftly and without the need for on-site electricity.
Moisture Detection Finesse
We know, and homeowners soon realize that visible damage is the tip of the iceberg, especially when water collects and remains for a while. SERVPRO technicians are seasoned water migration detectives, using sensitive tools to follow the flow into building cavities, crawlspaces, and beneath floors. The map developed using the data gathered guides us as we locate trapped liquid water and saturated building materials.
Water Release and Drying Strategies
We counsel homeowners about the benefits of controlled demolition to permit access to pooled water and moist spaces. SERVPRO might carefully remove baseboards, sawing holes near the bottom of walls to allow suctioning out of fluids, then using the openings to direct warm, dry air inside to reduce moisture levels to normal. Flood cuts feel drastic, but open up spaces to ensure we complete drying thoroughly and trace the expansion of any microbial infestation so we can include mold remediation in the overall plan if indicated.
Count on SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield to steer a successful course when you need water cleanup. Call us at (203) 791-0920 to begin navigating toward recovery.
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SERVPRO Stands with You Every Step of the Way After Danbury Commercial Fire Damage
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You Want SERVPRO’s Experts By Your Side In The Event Of A Fire In Your Restaurant
Catering to the needs of Danbury college students has been a fruitful business choice, your casual restaurant near campus proving popular for quick lunches and late-night post-studying snacks. A kitchen fire threatens to erase all your successful efforts to develop a faithful clientele, and you need help managing the aftermath quickly before your loyal customers find another favorite dining spot.
Water and Chemical Removal
When you consider the fire damage in your Danbury restaurant, the amount of firefighting water needing resolution can be shocking. Automatic sprinklers plus the efforts of the first responders can leave the burnt debris and soot swimming in gallons of contaminated fluid mixed with extinguishing chemicals. Our highly-trained crews are experts in water removal as well, extracting and containing the Category 3 water for lawful disposal. We quickly shift to structural drying, employing state of the art equipment, including air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers.
Residue and Odor Removal
The protein-based soot created by a kitchen fire is particularly pungent. Although nearly invisible, the residue, comprised of dehydrated food and grease particles, adheres tightly and is corrosive to the building materials and fixtures affected. SERVPRO technicians are well-prepared to remove the coating, using solvents and carefully deployed abrasive tools to loosen the soot. If deep cleaning and debris removal do not eliminate the malodors, we turn to innovative equipment like thermal foggers, ozone machines, or hydroxyl generators to neutralize the odoriferous particles at the molecular level.
Charred, Warped, and Weakened Structural Components
The heat and flames of a restaurant fire compromise the integrity of the structure. Without competent help with repair and rebuilding, your restaurant may not reopen for safety reasons. Our company boasts decades of mitigation, remediation, and rebuilding expertise. We have on-staff reconstruction specialists ready to rehab any permanent structural damage.
Nearly 40 years of restoration industry service by the team at SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield means we have seen, managed, and conquered nearly every imaginable fire damage challenge. Get your business back up to speed by calling ours at (203) 791-0920.
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Why We Are The Best Choice In Danbury After A Fire
We have the state of the art equipment, expertise and experience to restore your home right away after a fire strikes.
Establishing Safe Working Conditions for Fire Damage Restoration in your Danbury Home
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When materials burn, they can release hot, poisonous toxins into the surrounding environment. These toxins rise above cooler air into clean air pockets above. This phenomenon is familiar to most homeowners and is the reason advice to stay low to the ground when evacuating a burning building is given. Usually, after an hour or so, the majority of harmful gases such as monoxide disperse. However, it would be best if you wait for official approval from a fire marshall before re-entering the property.
While monoxide gases may disperse naturally, there are still many hazards to watch out for when fire damage strikes your Danbury home. The first thing SERVPRO does when approaching a fire restoration job is to establish safe working conditions. We need your cooperation and communication to understand how to secure the property and how to enter or leave the property overnight. A common compromise may include sharing keys, locks, or entrances. We may also seal dangerous areas with barrier tap and find a safe spot to use as a staging area for tools or equipment.
Potential hazards in a property suffering from a recent fire may include electrical hazards, lighting issues, structural integrity as well as slip and trip hazards from debris. SERVPRO recommends that you are aware of the multitude of potential harm-inducing aspects that fire damage can leave behind. Our technicians can test for monoxide gases as well as structural integrity. They may decide it is best for you to temporarily relocate or avoid certain regions of the home while work is underway.
Depending on the types of hazard SERVPRO technicians may wear some or all personal protective equipment (PPE.) The process of removing smoke or soot damages from a structure frequently involves agitative cleaning methods. These can cause particles to become airborne, and some soot may be harmful to ingest. Respirators are essential when moving in or close by to a fire restoration site, and we may decide to bring in additional safeguards such as negative air pressure machines or decontamination rooms during working.
Your health and safety are at risk when entering a fire restoration site. Contact SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield at (203) 791-0920 for safe and secure working conditions.
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We Have The Most Effective Techniques For Water Damage Restoration In Your Ridgefield Home
We had to remove the dishwasher and found the flooring damaged in this kitchen after a water leak was found behind the dishwasher.
Water Cleanup and Proper Drying is the Best Bet for Saving Your Ridgefield Home
With any water damage incident, your contents and the structure of your home can suffer from immense damage if it is not addressed quickly. Not only that but failing to remove all of the water can leave you open to the onset of foul odors and hazardous mold and mildew growth. SERVPRO has the skills and equipment necessary to get the water removal underway so that you can get back to your routine faster than ever.
No matter what brought on the incident that calls for water cleanup in Ridgefield. We have the skilled technicians at the ready that you want on the job. We offer effective restoration solutions, including a full assessment of the damage, water removal, cleanup, and repairs. You can count on our team to address any underlying issues to fully restore your property after making sure that all moisture is removed.
After Water Loss
Whenever you suffer from water damage, your drywall, baseboards, subfloor, and other surfaces can start to absorb moisture. This leads to primary and secondary damage once the water has the chance to pool within your home. With primary damage, this is when water comes in contact with the materials. With secondary damage, this is when water vapor takes hold of the materials. Various surfaces absorb these moisture vapors faster than others, including your insulation, carpeting, and upholstery.
In order to complete full-circle water damage cleanup, SERVPRO brings in high-powered air movers to facilitate the drying process. We also have dehumidifiers that pull excess moisture from the air, helping to create ideal conditions for proper drying of your interior and home’s structure. Throughout the drying process, our technicians monitor the effectiveness of the equipment, taking steps to adjust the interior temperature to ensure the best result.
Before any materials are replaced to wrap up the restoration job, our team uses thermal imaging tools to make sure that no residual moisture is left behind, even in hard to reach spaces. Before everything is said and done, SERVPRO is there to make it, “Like it never even happened.”
Never let water intrusion cause undue stress in your life. Give us a call at SERVPRO of Danbury/Ridgefield today at (203) 791-0920, and we can talk with you about water cleanup. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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Our Fire Damage Specialists Can Save Your Danbury Home
The techs use their experience and equipment to make the fire loss “Like it never even happened.”
How SERVPRO Handles Fire Damage, Smoke and Odor Problems in Danbury Homes
When a property owner sees their home for the first time and the fire damage left behind, it can seem daunting to imagine the house ever being back to normal. Mainly when the contents of the room get pushed to the middle of the floor and covered in copious amounts of water.
While fire damage in Danbury homes requires cleanup and restoration, an equally significant issue after a fire is the smoke odor. Even when the flames remained in a singular area, the smell has the potential to permeate all over the house requiring larger-scale mitigation.
The certified technicians undergo extensive training and learn the best practices for cleaning and restoring both structure and contents from all types of damage. This education includes testing before wiping and the use of advanced equipment for lessening loss.
Charred Items Require Removal
While the techs inspect each item in a room for restoration possibilities through their advanced cleaning methods, in the case of charred pieces, they usually require disposal. Before removal, the techs need approval from either the property owner or adjuster, and then they record the condition of the item in a written report that includes photos. This report is given to the property owner to expedite the filing of insurance claims.
Smoke Damage Cleanup
During a fire, the hot air expands and drives the odor-causing soot particles into porous objects, even paint on the wall may have embedded soot if it heated up during the fire. SERVPRO techs test before cleaning to confirm the type of residues they are cleaning and choose the appropriate agents, particularly when faced with wet smoke, where solvents are often needed to release the grip on surfaces.
Once the debris gets removed, and the residues cleaned away. SERVPRO techs use air scrubbers to capture airborne soot particles and perform any needed odor control applications to remove all hints a fire happened in the home.
For fast and thorough restoration services from fire damage, call SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield at (203) 791-0920. The techs use their experience and equipment to make the fire loss “Like it never even happened.”
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Why SERVPRO Should be Your Number One Pick for Your Danbury Community.
SERVPRO is here and ready, no matter the extent of damage you have Danbury.
Danbury no matter the extent of damage you have, SERVPRO is ready.
Our years of serving the Danbury area have amounted to much more than the SERVPRO Industries 25-year Award. In this time, we have grown as a team and helped thousands of properties to make their loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” Our commitments to our customers have helped build our reputation and make us a preferred name for all of Connecticut. We are a trusted restoration name because we have more than 30 years of experience between our two owners, Scott and son Calvin Yoran, alone. We can offer traditional restoration work, including fire, water, mold, and storm recoveries, but also have trusted technicians to handle more challenging tasks like biohazard cleanup.
We are a team committed to arriving at your Danbury home quickly after a fire has occurred. While our services must always wait for first responders and extinguishing efforts to complete, notifying us before this point can have our technicians ready to begin immediately when it is safe to enter the house. From this first notice of loss (FNOL), our team begins to mobilize quickly and prepares what vehicles and equipment must get involved in the rollout. Every moment counts in a fire loss incident, and we can often reach a damaged property within 4 hours of the FNOL.
Emergency services are a crucial foundation for the work that we do after a fire. The earliest mitigation tasks can have the most substantial impact on the money we can save customers and the reduction of total losses. When our team first arrives, we determine the contents that are at risk for irreparable damage and remove them with our pack-out process to our nearby SERVPRO facility. In our care, these belongings can get focused cleaning, deodorization, and safe storage until move-backs. Content management can help to lessen the blows of fire damage for Danbury properties.
Depending on the severity of the situation, controlled demolition is a practice that can significantly help with many elements of mitigation. By removing charred and damaged structural elements and construction materials, our SERVPRO technicians can reduce catalysts for the smoke odors and circulating soot particles that threaten the environment. Many surfaces only require cleaning and residue removal, and our team has powerful products and abrasive cleaning techniques to help these areas of damaged Danbury homes.
Because water loss incidents remain one of the most common threats that residents in the area face, our water restoration division of the team is the most diverse and the largest. Most of our field technicians have a minimum of a Water Restoration Technician (WRT) certification through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) Preparedness for these potential disasters ensures that customers are not waiting for the recovery efforts they need and that we have enough skilled personnel to handle even substantial water loss threats in Danbury.
As challenging as loss incidents can be for our customers, this is often a lesser concern to the stresses and anxiety that comes with filing insurance claims. Because we have been a staple in the Danbury area for decades, we have built up a working relationship with all major and local insurance companies. We know what they want and how to speed the claims process along as much as possible on our end for abatement coverage.
Part of our successes in recovering water damage to Danbury homes is setting drying goals for the affected regions of the house and working to meet them as efficiently as possible. We can manage this information with state-of-the-art recovery software exclusive to our SERVPRO brand known as DryBook. This program can help to document continual monitoring results and dictate when it is best to move equipment, add in other drying elements, and keep our customers and technicians informed of progress.
The harsh storms through the summer months and the devastating winter storms expected annually all play a role in roof damage. When your roof allows penetration of water and moisture, spaces like your Danbury attic can become a breeding ground for microbial threats. The most dangerous aspect of attic mold is that many homeowners do not recognize that a problem exists until the situation has gotten so out of control that it affects lower living spaces in the residence. Regular inspections, especially after a storm, can alert you to moisture damage that can develop into mold.
We have a team of qualified and competent Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians trained and certified through the IICRC. When fitted with the premier remediation tools and products available in the industry, we can work quickly to gain control of microbial threats through containment and even controlled demolition when applicable. Air filtration and initial cleaning can help to reduce the severity of microbial threats in Danbury basements.
Our professionals utilize effective remediation practices such as soda blasting and sanding on exposed surfaces, though some insulation and other organic materials might require removal and replacement. With a team of in-house contractors, we can offer full-scale reconstruction, including roof repairs, to reduce the likelihood of recurrences for Danbury homeowners moving forward.
Our area of the country is no stranger to the destructive forces of nature. Because of the positioning of the entire state of Connecticut, we are at the mercy of powerful summer storms that typically make landfall between June and October every year. Also, the harsh winter months can be equally damaging and destructive to Danbury homes and businesses. We have a well-trained natural disaster response team that has been serving the area for decades. These professionals have overseen the reconstruction and recovery of homes after Hurricanes Irene and Sandy, as well as other destructive weather events.
Whether following a storm or not, groundwater infiltration is one of the most substantial threats that Danbury homes face. Hydrostatic pressures against blockwork can force moisture inside and remove mortar joints for a rapidly escalating flooding situation. Our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly in flood scenarios with our line of powerful sump pumps, wet vacuums, and drying equipment.
Because we also have in-house contractors, we can work to repair damages to the exterior walls of your Danbury home, as well. Storm damages can leave your home more susceptible to repeating flood threats, and we have a team of qualified and licensed general contractors to perform repairs, reconstruct compromised blockwork, and more as needed.
No matter when disaster strikes, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Give our SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield team a call today at (203) 791-0920.
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Our Certified Experts Are Committed To Restoring Your Ridgefield Home After A Flood
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Protecting Homeowners from Basement Flood Damage in Ridgefield
Basements are one of the most vulnerable places in the home when it comes to flooding and other disasters. Even with proper precautions in place, this type of damage can wreak havoc on the foundation of your home as well as your possessions. Without thorough mitigation, the mold and bacteria introduced by floodwaters have the potential to cause health effects.
If the basement of your Ridgefield home has flood damage, you can count on your local SERVPRO to extract water, disinfect the area with EPA-registered cleaners, and dry it with commercial-grade equipment. This IICRC certified team is committed to bringing homeowners who have endured natural disasters consistent, high-quality service that addresses their needs every time.
Preventive Measures for Basement Floods
- Install flood sensors. With the rise of smart home appliances, you can get almost immediate notification of water accumulation in your basement. The best places for these sensors are next to the water heater, sinks, toilets, and windows.
- Maintain your gutters. Clean gutters allow for the continuous free flow of water during storms. However, if gutters are partially or wholly clogged, this can redirect water into your home and potentially flood your basement. Position downspouts so that water can be guided at least 3 feet away from your home's foundation. You can even get extensions to prevent the accumulation of standing water near your basement.
- Consider the perimeter. It is crucial to ensure that water cannot get into the basement through the foundation or windows. Regularly inspect the foundation and window seals for potential cracks. Window wells at ground level are effective in keeping groundwater from entering the basement.
- Use a sump pump. These are crucial for preventing minor flooding from turning into giant disasters. Make sure you know how to use it and make sure that it works.
What SERVPRO Can Do for You
While basements can often be more humid and prone to odors than other parts of the home, flooding can amplify this issue by introducing contaminants and new bacteria. During the cleanup process, Odor Control Technicians can use ultra low-volume (ULV) foggers to spread water or solvent-based deodorizers around the affected area after extraction and drying. SERVPRO's OSHA-approved cleaners, spray pumps, venting box fans, and HEPA filter air scrubbers all work toward eliminating odor-causing particles from surfaces, salvageable furniture, and even the air.
SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield serves the community by being Faster to Any Size Disaster. You can call (203) 791-0920 for a cleanup that can start within hours.
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Redding Homeowners Appreciate When SERVPRO Rescues Their Fire-Damaged Furnishings
SERVPRO Restores Fire Damaged Content in Redding Area Homes
Actions from SERVPRO Help Save Wooden Items Affected By a Damaging Fire Incident in Redding
A fire that affected the ground floor sections of a Redding home was stopped before causing significant damages. When the homeowner called SERVPRO to clean up and restore the damaged areas, there were clear indicators that she wanted her wooden furniture items restored.
Restoring wooden items after fire damage incidents in Redding is possible under certain circumstances, so our SERVPRO technicians first scoped the loss site before making any commitment. Scoping would help establish the type of finishes on the materials and the extent of the damage.
The type of finish an item dictates the types of cleaning procedures that can be used successfully to remove residues from its surface. At the Redding home, many of the items had a varnish finish so we could wipe off residues or use mild, wet cleaning processes. However, the interior sections of cabinets and bottom parts of drawers would require other procedures because of the unfinished wood. The texture of such surfaces is rough, inhibiting cleaning processes such as wiping off residues. The open pores also allow residues to penetrate beyond the surface. However, our technicians easily overcame these challenges by using dry cleaning sponges and denatured alcohol to remove all traces of residues.
For items close to the source of the fire, the damage was more than just the residue deposit. The heat had scorched some parts of these items while others were stained with soot. However, there was no blistering, so it was still possible to restore the items without needing to refinish them. For these areas, our technicians used a semi-refinishing approach by applying a solvent-based cleaner to remove the ultrathin top layer of the finish. We also had to agitate the areas to get the desired results. Extra-fine steel wool, grade 0000, helped add the necessary coarseness to the agitation process without damaging the finishes.
Saving contents helps reduce the restoration cost and preserves items with sentimental value. Call SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield at (203) 791-0920 to help salvage your contents from the effects of an incident, "Like it never even happened."