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Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) For Your Business

6/7/2024 (Permalink)

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As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business. Our ERPs are now available to access through an app for 24/7 accessibility. 

Contact our office today for a FREE Emergency Ready Profile for your business. 

SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield
100 Peters Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002
IICRC Certified
Noemi Garcia
Franchise Owner
Call (860)461-7194
24-hour emergency service


We Start Mansfield Water Damage Restoration Services Fast

5/8/2024 (Permalink)

How to deal with water damage poster wet floor Water damage in your Mansfield home? Call SERVPRO--We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Recovering Water Damage Happens in Steps

From broken pipes to broken appliances, the likelihood of experiencing water emergencies in your home is higher than in other disasters that our SERVPRO® team helps to address. We are experienced professionals accredited through the IICRC for rapid mitigation and restoration solutions.

Mansfield water damage is one of the more common threats that our SERVPRO team must face, so we keep extractors, dryers, and cleaning products always stocked in our Green Fleet™ of service vehicles. We can mobilize quickly after the first notice of loss to start emergency services.

The Emergency Repairs During Water Mitigation

Early in the response of our restoration professionals, we must arrive to bring emergency services that help expedite and aid the recovery work to follow. From immediate repairs needed for plumbing implements to temporary construction where floodwater could penetrate a property, we work quickly to overcome the primary threats to a structure.

How Does Water Removal Start?

Before much water damage restoration work can begin, responding technicians must address any standing water concerns in the structure. Pooling can be destructive to exposed materials, making it a mitigation priority. We have several approaches that can help with extraction and discharging standing water concerns from the house, including:

  • Electric submersible pumps
  • Wet vacuums
  • Truck-mount extractors
  • Trash pumps
  • High-pressure pumps

What Is Used to Dry Your Home?

Surface drying focuses on the areas of the house that SERVPRO can directly reach with placed high-velocity blowers and dehumidifiers. Air movers play an important role in restoration and recovery, and we have dozens of available units to deploy throughout a residence to get simultaneous drying underway.

Special Purpose Drying Units

Drying is not always so straightforward, however. Our professionals often must identify ideal approaches to trap water damage and moisture in building materials like flooring and wall systems. Removing these damp pockets can protect these installations in some situations. Special drying tools include:

  • Carpet Wands – High-powered extraction units using these wands can remove water from fibrous carpet flooring and the padding underneath it.
  • Weighted Extractors – Using the body weight of the restorer or a roving unit, SERVPRO professionals can press layers of carpeted flooring together to squeeze out trapped moisture.
  • Drying Mats – These mats are placed perpendicularly to installed planks of the floor to cover a broad area of this installation. Through capillary suction, water is pulled to the surface for removal.

Avoiding Additional Damages

It is not uncommon for water damage to become mold damage as well. We prevent these occurrences through proactive approaches to sensitive surfaces and materials. We have multiple antimicrobial products and sporicidal agents that render organic matter non-conductive for migrating colonies. When spores cannot impact hosting materials, they cannot create harmful organisms for the household. An early measure to reduce the likelihood of mold development is regulating environmental moisture through the appropriate placement of dehumidification equipment and HEPA filtration products.

The Likelihood of Repairs

Water can be destructive to building materials and utilities in a structure, making it likely to require repairs and reconstruction. SERVPRO can complete these actions and controlled demolition with our contractor license to provide customers with a more complete restoration and recovery package. We understand the importance of a fast transition to repairs after cleanup, and we can begin these actions as soon as possible with accredited and licensed contractors.

Because Mansfield water damage is common, our SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield team must stay prepared to answer this call as it happens. We have experienced professionals ready 24/7 to mobilize for critical mitigation actions and protect your home's structure and contents. Call us when disasters strike at (860)461-7194.

How to Tackle Mold Season and Prevent Mold Growth

5/2/2024 (Permalink)

Mold on a painted wall An example of mold on a painted wall

As we transition into warmer, more humid months here in Connecticut, we experience what can be dubbed as "mold season." This period brings with it the increased risk of mold growth in homes, offices, and other indoor spaces. Mold not only poses health risks but can also damage property and belongings if left unchecked. Here are some tips to help you prevent mold growth and deal with it effectively:

1. Control Moisture: Mold thrives in moist environments, so keeping indoor humidity levels low is key. Use dehumidifiers, air conditioners, and exhaust fans to regulate moisture levels, especially in areas prone to dampness like bathrooms and basements.

2. Ventilation: Proper ventilation is essential to prevent moisture buildup. Ensure good airflow by opening windows, using exhaust fans, and installing vents in kitchens and bathrooms.

3. Address Leaks Promptly: Any leaks in pipes, roofs, or windows should be fixed promptly to prevent water from seeping into walls, ceilings, and floors, creating ideal conditions for mold growth.

4. Monitor Indoor Humidity: Invest in a hygrometer to monitor indoor humidity levels regularly. Aim for humidity levels between 30-50% to discourage mold growth.

5. Clean Regularly: Regular cleaning can help prevent mold growth by removing spores before they have a chance to colonize. Pay special attention to areas prone to moisture, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms.

6. Use Mold-Resistant Products: When renovating or building, consider using mold-resistant materials such as mold-resistant drywall, paint, and insulation.

7. Inspect HVAC Systems: Ensure that your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are clean and functioning properly. Dirty or malfunctioning HVAC systems can circulate mold spores throughout your home.

8. Remove Mold Promptly: If you do find mold, it's essential to address it promptly. It's best to consult with professionals who specialize in mold remediation.

By taking proactive steps to prevent mold growth and addressing any issues promptly, you can keep your indoor spaces healthy and mold-free, even during mold season. Remember, a little prevention can go a long way in safeguarding your home and your health.

If you discover mold at your residence or business, call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield at anytime. 860-461-7194 We're here 24/7.

SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield
100 Peters Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002
IICRC Certified
Noemi Garcia
Franchise Owner
Call (860)461-7194
24-hour emergency service

Don’t Let a House Fire Destroy Your Manchester Home

12/14/2022 (Permalink)

Firefighters on a lawn in front of a burning house Today's house fires burn hotter and faster, so to keep your family safe, you need to prevent a fire or be able to escape one fast!

Home fires are so dangerous, both to your property and to your family’s lives and wellbeing. You may not be able to prevent every fire, but you can take many steps to reduce your risk and you can prepare for a fire to give yourself a chance to escape it while minimizing damage.

For starters, you need to take the threat of a fire seriously. Each year in the U.S. fires kill more people than all other natural disasters combined. And the physical damage a house fire can cause is substantial, easily amounting to $100,000, $200,000 or more in property damage to your Manchester house.

It’s a fact that today’s house fires are more deadly and destructive than those of a few decades ago. The reason is that today’s homes are furnished with more synthetic materials, which catch fire more easily, burn at a higher temperature and spew out more toxins. Prior to this change, you would have had about 15 minutes to escape a house fire. Today, you need to escape a burning home in about 3 to 4 minutes. That’s why prevention and preparation are essential. You have no time to waste!

How a Fire Starts and Burns: Anatomy of a Kitchen Fire

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says that cooking is the greatest single cause of fires and injuries, with 44% of all home fires starting there. Even if a fire is contained within a kitchen, it can cause $50,000 or more in damage.

Leaving food cooking unattended is the primary cause of kitchen fires, so you must stay in the kitchen if you’re frying, boiling, grilling or broiling food. If you have to leave, even for a moment or two, turn off the stove. If you are simmering, baking or roasting, stay nearby and check your meal often.

The NFPA has other safe cooking advice:

  • Take cooking seriously and be alert. Don’t cook when impaired, sleepy or distracted.
  • Keep the stovetop and surrounding area free of flammable items. This includes potholders, oven mitts, dish towels and food packaging.
  • Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the stove to prevent both burns and fires.

Let’s take a look at how a common kitchen fire starts, spreads and can destroy your home in just minutes. It begins when a pot on the stove boils over and drips oily fluid onto the gas flame or electric burner. Flames burst out in seconds.

The first 30 seconds: Those flames ignite any grease or oil on the stovetop and can leap to nearby items, such as potholders or dish towels. This is your chance to quickly extinguish the fire by covering it with a pot lid or cookie sheet to cut off its oxygen. Do not throw water on the fire, as that can cause the flames to spread. If not put out now, the fire starts producing smoke and heated air. Elapsed time = 30 seconds.

The next 30 seconds: The fire jumps to other combustible items in the kitchen. Smoke (a mixture of ash, soot and hot gases, such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, water vapor and hydrogen sulfide) spreads through the kitchen—and breathing in just a little smoke can cause you to lose consciousness. Elapsed time = 1 minute.

The next 2 minutes: The biggest killer in a house fire is smoke, with its deadly gases, and now the smoke surges out of the kitchen, hovering above the floor. It grows thicker and travels to other rooms and then upstairs. Meanwhile, the flames are consuming your kitchen and its contents. The temperature in the kitchen is now high enough to kill. At only the 3-minute mark, you and your family have very little time to escape! Elapsed time = three minutes.

The next minute: With the temperature of the fire reaching more than 1000 degrees F, your kitchen and nearby rooms may flashover, with everything bursting into flames at once and consuming all the oxygen. Synthetic furnishings, like sofas and carpets, go up like torches, generating huge amounts of heat. The stairwell may be impassible, and the fire is now traveling upstairs through interior walls. Elapsed time = 4 minutes.

The next minute: Flames are shooting out of your windows and doorways, and more flashovers occur. The floor or roof might collapse. The odds of anyone escaping from an upstairs room are nearly nonexistent. Elapsed time = 5 minutes.

First Line of Defense Against a Fire Tragedy: Prepare to Escape in 3–5 Minutes

Your life and the lives of your family depend on creating and practicing an escape plan. Here’s how to do it:

  • Make a map of your house and label the windows and doors.
  • Draw out two paths to escape from each room. One should be through a door.
  • Select a meeting place a safe distance from your house. After your family meets up there, call 911 from a cell phone or neighbor’s house.

Once you have created your escape plan, make sure you communicate it to all members of the family, especially your children. You should also talk to your kids regularly about fire safety and what to do in case of a fire in your home. And because you need to escape any house fire in just a few minutes, it’s essential that you and your family practice your escape plan:

  • Put your plan into practice at least two times a year. Most fires start at night, so one of these drills should be run after bedtime.
  • Practice crawling out of bedrooms and the house, since you may have to do that in a real fire.
  • Make sure your children know never to hide in a closet or under a bed during a fire.
  • Have a family member time how long it takes for everyone to exit the house and rerun the drill if it’s too slow.
  • If you own them, practice using escape ladders. If your family sleeps on the second floor, ladders will provide another way out.

Second Line of Defense Against a Fire Tragedy: Have the Right Safety Equipment

The right fire safety equipment can mean the difference between life and death, because it will alert your family to a fire and give you precious time to escape.

Having working smoke alarms is essential to your survival in a house fire:

  • Install at least one on each floor of your house.
  • Install one near each sleeping area.
  • Test your alarms each month.
  • Replace the batteries once a year (many people do that when the clocks move forward or back).
  • Replace your alarms every five years.
  • Choose alarms that are approved by an independent testing laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
  • Never paint any part of a smoke alarm.
  • If you want to clean your alarm of dust or dirt, gently use a vacuum cleaner attachment.
  • For greatest peace of mind, consider asking your local fire department to do a smoke alarm inspection of your home.

There are several different types of smoke alarms:

  • Battery-powered alarms. These can be easily installed with a drill and screwdriver. Make sure they’re not too close to doors, windows, vents or ceiling fans.
  • Interconnected hard-wired smoke alarms that have a battery backup. If one alarm sounds, they all will. Hire a qualified electrician to install these.
  • Combination smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are especially important to have near the garage, furnace, water heater, dryer and fireplace.

fire extinguisher can give you a chance to quickly extinguish the flames before they get out of control. But “quickly” is the key word here—remember, you only have a few minutes. Your priority is to get your family out of the house without any loss of life. Property can be replaced.

  • For the home, choose multi-purpose Class ABC extinguishers that are easy to handle and big enough to put out a small fire.
  • Familiarize yourself with the fire extinguisher and its operation.
  • Install fire extinguishers near exits.
  • Have your extinguishers serviced each year and recharge them when necessary.
  • Think of the word P-A-S-S when using the extinguisher: 
    Pull the pin to release the lock. 
    Aim the nozzle toward the base of the fire. 
    Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly. 
    Sweep the nozzle from side to side.
  • Keep your back to the exit so you can escape if the fire goes out of control. If the room fills with smoke, leave immediately.

Consider a home fire sprinkler system for extra protection beyond alarms and extinguishers. A system like this will attack a fire while it’s still small and containable. The ideal time to add a home sprinkler system is when you are building or remodeling your home, but they can be added to almost any structure.

Third Line of Defense Against a Fire Tragedy: Eliminate Fire Hazards

Another way to help prevent a fire in your home and minimize the damage is to discover and eliminate common fire hazards.

  • Inspect your electrical cords for fraying, and if damaged, replace either the appliance or the cord.
  • Check your extension cords for fraying, as well. Don’t plug multiple extension cords into the same outlet, and don’t string multiple extension cords together.
  • Pay attention to your light switches. If you notice any that buzz, spark or heat up, call an electrician to replace the switch.
  • If you notice any flickering lights, have an electrician check your wiring ASAP.
  • Check all your light bulbs to make sure that their wattage does not exceed the fixture’s rating.
  • Clean and check your clothes dryer regularly to be sure lint doesn’t build up in the trap or the dryer duct, and once a year hire a pro to inspect and clean your dryer.
  • Store loose unused 9-volt batteries in their original packaging to prevent metal-to-metal contact, which can create an electrical charge and heat.
  • Purchase only electric blankets that are certified by a national testing laboratory, and lay your blanket flat while using it.
  • To escape from a fire faster, check that your windows open easily and your doors open from the inside without a key.
  • Clear out excessive clutter, such as old papers, magazines and piles of clothing, that can easily become fuel. Make sure each member of your family has a clear path to escape that is not blocked by clutter or debris.
  • Consider contacting your local fire department to inspect your home and make recommendations for improving fire safety. They’ll take a good look at all potential fire hazards, such as improper grounding, the electrical panel, electrical circuits and appliances. They’ll also test your smoke detectors to assure they are ready to protect your family.

After the Fire is Extinguished, SERVPRO® Can Help Restore Your Manchester Home

If you do suffer a fire, once the flames are out and the fire trucks have left, your home and its contents may be terribly damaged or even destroyed by the fire, smoke and heat. Because your home poses a health risk, you must not go inside until the building has been deemed safe by your local fire marshal. Appliances that appear undamaged may have been melted on the interior. All the furnishings—even your clothes—may reek of smoke and be covered with soot. Any items hit by firefighters’ water may become infested by mold. Weakened and deformed structural supports may mean your house is at risk of collapse.

If your structure has survived, you’ll have a big cleanup job ahead of you. A professional fire damage restoration company like SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield is ready to take on the task of restoring your home. SERVPRO’s experienced pros will arrive quickly to:

  • evaluate the damage
  • remove destroyed property
  • reconstruct your structure
  • remove, inventory, store and clean salvageable items of smoke, soot and water
  • work with your insurer to expedite your claim
  • restore your structure and possessions to pre-fire condition

We’re Here for You

The team at SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield has specialized training and experience in fire restoration services, natural disaster and storm damage cleanup, water damage remediation and chemical cleanup. Call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield at (860)461-7194 any time.

If you’ve suffered fire damage to your home or business, call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield today at (860)461-7194

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SERVPRO publishes educational articles on how you can protect your home and business from disasters and how to deal with mold, fire, water, sewage, storm and other damage.

SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield
100 Peters Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002
IICRC Certified
Noemi Garcia
Franchise Owner
Call (860)461-7194
24-hour emergency service

If you’ve suffered fire damage to your home or business, call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield today at (860)461-7194

Do You Have a First Escape Plan?

12/14/2022 (Permalink)

Residential fire escape plan Fire escape plans include at least two exit plans and a meeting place

Typically, we think of our homes as a refuge from the outside world and the dangers it can pose—but don’t let that allow you to become complacent about the hazards within your home. The last thing many homeowners expect is a terrible house fire.

Yet, recent statistics from the National Fire Protection Association show that upwards of 365,000 house fires occur in the U.S. annually. These fires can destroy a home and take lives in  minutes. In fact, thanks to the materials that make up many of our home furnishings, like carpets and upholstery, today’s home fires burn much hotter and faster than fires of a couple of decades ago. The truth is you and your family may have less than five minutes to escape a house fire!

When a fire is raging, you may not be able to think quickly or clearly enough to get your family out safely. Having a fire evacuation plan can mean the difference between life and death, so create and put your plan into action now.

  • Plan for everyone in your home. Are there young children and elderly family members living in your home? They may have trouble moving quickly in an emergency, and heavy-sleeping kids may not even hear a smoke alarm. Assign an adult to help them get out quickly. Involve your kids in creating your plan and make sure they understand how important it is.
  • Identify two ways out of each room.  This will typically be a door and a window. Check to be sure the windows and doors open easily and are not blocked.
  • Select an outside meeting spot. Pick a location out front a safe distance from your house (a neighbor’s house, your mailbox or a street or stop sign) where you will meet and wait for fire professionals to arrive. Emphasize that no one can re-enter the house.
  • Diagram it. Create a map of your home and mark the exits from each room as well as the exit routes from the house. Also identify the outside meeting place and the locations of smoke detectors.
  • Share the plan. Review the plan with everyone in the household, with visitors, and overnight guests.
  • Practice the plan. Practice and review your escape plan at least once a year at different times of the day and night. 

If the planned exit routes are blocked and family members cannot escape, close all doors between you and the fire, place a towel under the door, call 911 and wait for help at an exterior window.

We are Here for You

The team at SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield has specialized training and experience in fire restoration services, natural disaster and storm damage cleanup, water damage remediation and chemical cleanup. Call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield at (860)461-7194 at any time.

If you’ve suffered fire damage to your home or business, call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield today at (860)461-7194

Other Helpful Blog Posts

SERVPRO publishes a variety of educational articles on how you can protect your home and business from disasters and how to deal with mold, fire, water, sewage, storm and other damage.

SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield
100 Peters Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002
IICRC Certified
Noemi Garcia
Franchise Owner
Call (860)461-7194
24-hour emergency service

SERVPRO Restores Mansfield Fire Damage Using Phases

9/20/2022 (Permalink)

fire damage restoration experts poster Contact SERVPRO to restore your fire damaged Manchester property to its preloss condition--"Like it never even happened."

Understanding the Path of Fire Damage Recovery

While every situation is unique and challenging when restoring fire loss effects in area homes and businesses, a set pattern of restoration often follows. Knowing what to expect when your home or business suffers this damage can put property management at ease as the process begins. Our method can often be separated into five phases, which include:

  • Emergency Services
  • Mitigation
  • Soot Removal and Cleaning
  • Deodorization
  • Repairs and Reconstruction

Mansfield fire damage should not be taken lightly, nor should time be wasted to get this needed restoration underway as soon as possible. We have experienced SERVPRO® professionals available for each phase to ensure they happen promptly and the work is completed beyond customer expectations. The process starts with what our restorers can do for a residence before the primary cleanup.

Pre-Restoration Needs for the House

Even before actions like mitigation can get underway, our responding team must create a safe environment for the arriving restorers. Emergency services are an essential part of fire mitigation and restoration approaches and involve any step designed to make the worksite safer as technicians begin cleanup and mitigation. Using a combination of our general contractor license and our experience as IICRC-accredited restoration professionals, we can help with:

  • Water Removal
  • Temporary Construction
  • Debris Removal

What Does Mitigation Mean?

Mitigation encompasses the earliest actions SERVPRO professionals take to overcome fire damage and prevent soot and smoke loss effects from overwhelming the property. We prioritize pressing concerns that present safety hazards for responding technicians. Many initial perils to a fire-impacted residence involve structural deterioration and airborne particulates. Technicians on our team have several mitigation objectives like:

  • Protecting Personal Belongings
  • Filtering Air Contaminants
  • Removing At-Risk Structure

The Importance of Soot Management

Carcinogenic and acidic particles in the environment after a fire gets extinguished can be among the most challenging aspects of restoration. SERVPRO professionals must work fast to overcome this destructive fire damage, often prioritizing early steps to limit corrosivity. Alkaline cleaners can help in this regard.

The obstacle to removing soot rests in determining the type of smoke damage. Dry smoke, for example, can be easier to clean using HEPA vacuums and chemical sponges. Wet smoke requires solvents and detergents to lift soils for wipe cleaning without smearing.

Strong Smells After a Fire

Malodors are impossible to ignore after fire damage, as these can be among properties' more overwhelming scenarios. The combustion of dozens of different materials in your home makes a volatile environment for restoration professionals and house occupants. While early cleanup procedures can reduce the severity of smoke smells and burning odors, secondary deodorization approaches are still necessary to help. We have foggers, hydroxyl machines, and oxidation units to address open-air smells and stubborn, embedded odors trapped in porous materials.

Can SERVPRO Complete Repairs?

Repairs are a characteristic element in the entire fire restoration process. Damage to your home can happen in many ways, and we have a general contractor license to ensure that we can address threats to structural integrity as promptly as possible. Completing repairs also means addressing the early concerns of damaged utilities and structural vulnerabilities. This license covers all of the needed build-back and recovery services our SERVPRO team can provide, beginning with controlled demolition in mitigation through full reconstruction after cleanup.

When you contend with Mansfield fire damage, you need professionals capable of identifying the threats and protecting the structure. Our SERVPRO of Manchester / Mansfield team understands the urgency of fire restoration and can mobilize experienced professionals immediately to help. Call us when you need us at (860) 461-7194.

SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield
100 Peters Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002
IICRC Certified
Noemi Garcia
Franchise Owner
Call (860)461-7194
24-hour emergency service

Understanding Mansfield Mold Damage and its Removal

9/20/2022 (Permalink)

IICRC trained poster Count on SERVPRO's IICRC-certified technicians for the mold remediation of your Mansfield property to make it appear "Like it never even happened."

Removing Mold Damage Quickly in Mansfield

With severe weather and year-round humidity a concern for the area, microbial growth and fungal spores in homes and businesses can often develop into more significant problems. Certain areas of the property are more prone to facilitating these colonies than others. SERVPRO® professionals can expect to encounter mold organisms in:

  • Bathrooms
  • Basements
  • Attics
  • Kitchens
  • Laundry Rooms
  • Crawlspaces

Mansfield mold damage can be more than a physical threat to your property. While it is true that microbial colonies destroy organic matter, the infestation makes a comfortable living for the household a challenge. Our experienced remediators can help when you need it.

How Do You Know Mold is in Your Home?

Suspecting mold and confirming mold are two very different steps. The presence of moisture in your home is rarely enough to validate suspicions. In most cases, you are looking for clear, indicative signs that colonies have taken root in hosting materials, such as strong, musty smells in the environment or visible spotting on drywall and carpeting.

Inspection and Remediation Planning

One of the earlier actions that our professionals can take to help is to inspect the property. It is often overwhelming to consider the magnitude of spreading organisms, but our SERVPRO team of AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians can thoroughly assess involved spaces to create a direct restoration and remediation plan. We can minimally utilize approaches like controlled demolition in this exploratory stage to track mold damage into wall systems and various testing options.

Clearing Active Colonies from Your Home

Colonies can be present in different severities and impact several hosting materials. Using a combination of remediation strategies, we must overcome these threats as they exist. Typical options here include:

  • Surface Cleaning – The least invasive and aggressive surface cleaning involves sporicidal products and antimicrobial solutions in our inventory scrubbed into the surface of hosting materials to eliminate spores.
  • Dry Ice Blasting - SERVPRO can pressurize sodium bicarbonate, dry ice, walnuts, and countless other abrasive media with water or air to blast away surface mold threats on semi-porous materials.
  • Removing Materials – The last resort for mold removal is eliminating the affected material. Controlled demolition is a straightforward and effective solution for remediation.

Mold Damage Repairs Are Needed

Many threats to your home after a mold incident can compromise structural integrity. It is essential to overcome these concerns promptly to prevent the situation from worsening as remediation nears completion, the project shifts to build-back and repairs with our general contractor license. Keeping this work in-house makes it easier for projects to be completed quickly and correctly, not to mention at a more reasonable cost for the customer. After mold threats to a residence, build-back needs may include:

  • Plumbing Repairs
  • Mold Prevention
  • Material Replacement

Removing Mold Malodors After Remediation

One of the lingering impacts of mold damage on your property is a robust and musty odor. Volatile organic compounds are emitted from active colonies in your home, which your nose can quickly identify in the structure near where colonization occurs. Encountering musty smells can often be an initial line of defense in getting remediation work started, but completely removing these strong odors requires more than surface cleaning approaches. We have potent deodorants and neutralizing equipment to manage open-air threats and trapped smells.

Mansfield mold damage is more common for homes and businesses than property management might think. Professional remediation services are vital to protecting a structure as challenging as these organisms can be and the rapid rate it spreads. Our SERVPRO of Manchester / Mansfield team is ready to help when you call (860) 461-7194.

The Most Troubling Mansfield Flood Damage Issues Are Invisible

9/17/2022 (Permalink)

servpro poster dry floors before mold SERVPRO's fast service for storm damage can prevent mold damage in Mansfield properties.

Mansfield Flood Damage Experts That Can Help

After suffering devastating flooding, Mansfield residents understandably fixate on the visible effects of the event rather than the potential unseen issues. However, this tendency usually obscures the full extent of damages and may, over time, facilitate the further deterioration of their homes. Such problems result from waterborne microbes like bacteria, fungi, and parasites.

Nearly every year, Mansfield homeowners experience flood damage and need the assistance of remediators like SERVPRO®. When flood victims come to us, we offer them a wide range of solutions, including water removal services, basement flooding cleanup, biohazard remediation, and water damage repairs. As our technicians are performing these tasks, they work to neutralize harmful microbes and eliminate related threats by:

  • Using cutting-edge foggers to treat all floodwater-impacted structural elements and interior areas with powerful, commercial-grade disinfectants that kill harmful bacteria
  • Removing irreparably mold-damaged materials, damp wiping surfaces covered in mold and mildew, and vacuuming excess mold spores into HEPA filters, so surfaces aren’t permanently discolored and further damage is prevented
  • Treating wooden elements and surfaces affected by floodwaters with antifungals so that they do not later develop structure-destroying dry rot
    Refinishing/repainting impacted walls and ceilings to restore them to their preloss condition and protect them from additional harm from the elements
  • Sanitizing HVAC systems and their ductwork to prevent or limit the further spread of troublesome microorganisms around flood-ravaged residences
  • Fogging interiors with strong deodorants that effectively address the persistent foul smells associated with a flooding event

Homes are typically restored to preloss condition once these measures are taken. With all of that said, remember that high-quality flood damage assistance is just a quick phone call away. Day or night, your helpful neighbors at SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield are always here for you. Contact us at (860) 461-7194 whenever you need us.

Does SERVPRO Provide Flood Damage Repair and Restoration in Mansfield

8/21/2022 (Permalink)

a fallen tree in front of a white house Getting help after a storm is essential to mitigate the damage situation. Team SERVPRO will assess quickly and start the remediation process.

Can SERVPRO Provide Temporary Emergency Flood Damage Repairs in Mansfield

High winds and heavy rain can cause extensive damage to your home in Mansfield in minutes. First, the winds cause tree limbs and other projectiles to puncture your roof and windows. Next, the floodwaters penetrate your home, leaving contaminated debris covering everything. With all of the water everywhere, it is difficult to know what to focus on first as you recover from the devastation.

Fortunately, SERVPRO® has a great deal of experience dealing with these types of emergencies that cause flood damage in Mansfield homes. Our team leader will be onsite in less than four hours to assess the damage and make arrangements for resources to be deployed to protect your home from further damage and begin repair and restoration.

We provide temporary board up of broken windows and doors to prevent additional rain, water, and even rodents from entering your home. Waterproof tarps cover roof punctures to protect the roof and the attic from further damage.

We are a fully licensed general contractor providing residential and commercial contract services, mold remediation, and biohazard cleanup under license #0646584. Damage caused by the floodwaters and wind damage can be cleaned up, disinfected, and dried before we begin restoration of your home. Electrical, plumbing, floor, drywall, roof repairs, and much more can be arranged to help return your home to its original condition, “Like it never even happened.”

Delays caused by a lack of electrical power can cause secondary damage to many porous products. We provide portable power solutions to keep our equipment running as we remove water, clean and disinfect your home and dry all the structure and contents.

Our services include:

  • Water Cleanup
  • Water damage restoration and repair
  • Basement flooding cleanup

Call SERVPRO of Manchester / Mansfield for flood damage restoration services. We provide service to Mansfield and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (860) 461-7194.

Flash Flood Damage Cleanup in Hebron – Call SERVPRO

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a flooded street with water covering the roads up to the stairs of houses Flooding and resulting flood damage can happen rather quickly and needs to be dealt with effectively. SERVPRO is standing by 24/7 - 365 days a year.

Protect Your Family from Bacteria from Floodwaters in Hebron – Call SERVPRO

Flash flooding can occur in minutes after a heavy rainstorm in Hebron. It might not even rain much in your area, but the floodwaters arrive and inundate everything in their path. Along the way, the floodwaters pick up lots of debris, bacteria, viruses, chemicals, and even biological material, which are often left inside your home, covering the walls, floors, and contents. SERVPRO®  provides flood damage cleanup in Hebron and surrounding areas. We deploy high-capacity pumps, weighted water extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers to remove the water and dry your home. We also clean and disinfect your home and personal possessions to ensure that it is safe for your family to move back into the house and use the contents.

Our rapid response also prevents secondary damage from water absorption by porous materials, including drywall, carpets, fabrics, wood furniture, and hardwood flooring. Our team can be onsite within four hours of your initial call.

We discuss all aspects of the cleanup and restoration process with you, the client, and your insurance company adjuster. In many cases, items can be cleaned, disinfected, and returned to like-new condition. Many of our clients prefer this approach since their family heirlooms, and treasured knickknacks can be cleaned and returned to the home.

Repairs are made to any structures damaged by the floodwaters that cannot be restored. We focus our restoration activity on returning your home to its original condition, "Like it never even happened.®"

Call SERVPRO for all our company's flood damage restoration and repair services. Our services include the following:

  • Water removal services
  • Water damage restoration and repair
  • Basement flooding cleanup

Call SERVPRO of Manchester / Mansfield for flood damage cleanup services. We provide service to Hebron and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (860) 461-7194.