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Water Damage Clean Up In Meriden CT

6/22/2019 (Permalink)

We are home to the largest fleet of water removal equipment in CT to make sure we have the capacity to handle your water removal needs for your home or business.

We remove all damaging water, also our team of experts is here to aid you in recouping your losses and provide assistance with insurance claims.

Before the team arrives:

Remember that the floor will be slippery and items may have changed during the flood.

Slip and fall accidents are among the most frequent causes of injury in water damage cleanup jobs.

Not positive whether you have to employ a professional water damage restoration firm?

Contemplate these hints before you opt to undertake a water damage cleanup job yourself.

When it's safe for you to accomplish this, use a wet-dry vacuum cleaner to eliminate standing water, or use towels to soak smaller pools of water furniture, counters, and other surfaces.

If the place is flooded... consider waiting for an expert water damage remediation crew to get there. (Like us)

Removing considerable quantities of water too fast will harm the building's base.

Don't enter the damaged region without running a security evaluation.

Based upon the level of the harm, it might not be safe for you to enter the construction.

Our goal is simple, to bring your home or business back to its preloss condition fast and with as little interruption to your home or business as possible.

We are conveniently located in the Meriden area to serve you.

At SERVPRO Of Meriden, we apply the latest methods in drying technology.

We have one goal in mind: Like it never even happened.

A Year After the Connecticut Tornadoes

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage A Year After the Connecticut Tornadoes Photo from Cathy Finlayson, a Marketing Rep at SERVPRO Meriden

On May 15th, 2018 Connecticut residents experienced some of the worst weather since 1989.

As many as 4 tornadoes touched down, winds picked up to 110 miles per hour at their peak, and hail the size of tennis balls rained down throughout New Haven county.

For Connecticut residents, this was an unusual and catastrophic event.

Trees fell, homes flooded, and wind and hail did major structural damage. Luckily, SERVPRO was there to help make it Like It Never Even Happened.

We helped countless Connecticut residents recover from the damage that ensued following these storms - including pulling trees out of houses!

You can’t predict the weather and you surely can't predict when a tornado will strike in Connecticut but what you can do when disaster strikes - CALL SERVPRO. Give us a call and we’ll make your emergency Like it never even happened.

When Breathing is Hampered

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

General When Breathing is Hampered Air Hazards Are Lurking

Breathing issues that arise from dirty air ducts are a kind of suffering no human being should endure long

Along with the normal costs of maintaining your HVAC, the dirt and/or pet dander that gathers in your ductwork must be dealt with periodically.

If you’re purchasing a new structure and dealing with the issues from past inhabitants, this becomes a contamination hazard.

If the situation in your structure’s air passages is critical and you’d like someone to come and take a look, call or come and see SERVPRO of Meriden (203) 601-7835.

Our advanced equipment and staff of savvy representatives will give you the peace of mind that
comes with knowing your problem is solved.

Though we are right around the corner, our connection to a wider network gives us access to a powerful base of material and information we can in turn use to serve you, our neighbor, better.

Musty smell in your attic?

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Musty smell in your attic? SERVPRO is at the ready

Before we eliminate mold, it is essential that you know its origin.  This way, you can be certain that the mold problem does not return. In several cases, mold is due to prior roof difficulty. 

One of our clients had just 1 half of the roof replaced.  Not coincidentally, another half of the roof which hadn't been substituted is the point where the mold problem appeared.

While their mold problem was a result of an evident roof problem, the causes of the majority of attic mold issues are a lot more subtle and more difficult to identify. 

Remember though--most of the mold issues arise based on a moisture problem.  You can't have a mold problem without a moisture issue.

It's actually important that a trained practitioner identify the origin of the water or moisture issue and fix it, since, in the event that you do not, the mold will return when the moisture returns.  Even if the mold itself is eliminated correctly.

Generally, attic moisture conditions that lead to mold growth could be broken down into three classes: Let us look at every one of those 3 causes separately so that you can be certain a specialist repair the origin of the mold issue. 

Do not overlook these triggers are also preventative measures to consider (items to test in the long run every now and then) to stop mold from coming back down the street.

Roof leaks will result in attic mold. 

Below are a couple of ways to check for potential roof leaks: Assess roof valleys (i.e. in which two roofs combine at an angle), which can be highly prone to roof leaks. 

Celebrate skylights, chimneys, attic windows and some other part of the attic/roof where corresponding materials combine each other (such as flashings).  These areas are hotbeds for possible moisture intrusion.

Even though this isn't actually a roof leak, it's nevertheless a symptom of a moisture issue.  And moisture issues lead to loft mold issues! 

Be certain that there aren't any leaks coming from and about plumbing stacks. 

Poor or improper ventilation in the loft will result in attic mold.  

So actions like bathing, cooking, showering, etc can create a moisture which will make up it into the loft. 

When there's poor ventilation, the moisture becomes trapped in the loft and may result in mold issues.  Don't cover your vents with insulation!!! 

We see that all of the time and it's a surefire method to promote moisture buildup and loft mold development.  

Additionally, plumbing pipes in the loft may be a source of condensation, which may result in attic mold development.  Plumbing pipes may also emit poisonous gases, so ensure they too don't terminate within the loft.

Mold does not need to become a permanent issue. 

We advise this to clients all of the time.  Do not worry when you find mold. Generally, a mold infestation may be remediated immediately and permanently. 

More to the point, do not let mold frighten you from purchasing or selling property.  Rather, phone SERVPRO.  We are going to look after it for you.

Disaster Preparedness

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Disaster Preparedness Disaster-mold-water-damage

Don't be unprepared

The worst thing an individual or company can be leading up to a catastrophic occurrence
is unprepared.

When your property’s value is on the line and/or people’s lives are at stake, being at a loss for action is an uncomfortable position in which to find yourself.

To avoid that discomfort, we at SERVPRO of Meriden have done our homework in the effort to gather the information that can protect you, our neighbor.

We regularly check and update information pertaining to your local interests with regards to things like weather, insurance contracts, and property laws concerning safety and maintenance codes/requirements.

That same readiness becomes a much more powerful tool when national resources must be brought to bear in an emergency.

When the moment is pivotal, and the situation calls for cool-headed expertise, call us—we’re nearby. (203) 601-7835

Underlying Mold Problems

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Underlying Mold Problems Mold on wall

There are some places where the weather is a major factor...

Not only in the daily life of a community; but also in the way, it’s people handle their emergencies and who they call to clean up the messes associated with their aftermaths.

Often, like an iceberg, most of the issues you will face are under the surface and do not become visible until the water has been either pumped or has evaporated.

Without professional help, the tasks and costs of restoration can add up to far more than anyone can or should handle alone.

In less than a day, moisture that isn’t controlled or dried can start the growth process of, and the subsequent issues created by mold.

All too regularly, the mold is unable to be permanently removed because of chronic issues; and the steps of remediation must be repeated.

At SERVPRO of Meriden, we know how to get there and get in front of whatever problems may arise.

Sharing the Burden After a Fire

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Sharing the Burden After a Fire Fire In Kitchen From Microwave

Fire can be a destructive entity that costs untold amounts in damage and time 

In a moment your situation can go from okay and “normal” to not so okay and anything but normal.

After it’s all said and done, folks are often left in a state of confused immobility.

Like the proverbial “deer in the headlights”, they don’t know which way to turn.

If you find yourself or your business suffering from the stress and costs of dealing with just such a disaster; we have associates who are always ready to answer any questions you may have and to get you over and done with the crisis as quickly as possible.

Since SERVPRO of Meriden is a local business, we know the area and our resources can be an asset to you in your time of need.

Our reason for existing is to serve you when you need us the most.

We promise to do all we can to pull our share of your load.

When Health and Safety are the Issues

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Biohazard When Health and Safety are the Issues Bio-hazard

There are risks to lives and property associated with chemical spills that must be addressed as soon as possible after the spill occurs or is recognized.

This unwanted material could range from a muriatic acid spill to the cleanup of deceased persons after years of home care.

Said chemicals can cause permanent injury to skin, eyes, and/or the respiratory systems, or it can harm local fauna if not given the proper professional attention.

SERVPRO of Meriden knows how to cooperate with law enforcement and insurance providers to make sure the job is done with the approval of all parties involved.

We are backed by a countrywide network of over 1700 franchises which can exponentially increase our effectiveness where the “rubber meets the road”—at your property during your emergency.

Some things just need the care of an expert

Biohazardous waste cleanup is definitely on that list of situations during which protecting the safety and wellbeing of every party is important.

And that often that means being in a hurry.

We truly are “Faster to any size Disaster”.

Lots to Do

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Lots to Do Storm Damage from the roof into the living room

Soon after the trauma of severe damage caused by the unwanted water associated with
storms and leakage from normal wear and tear or frozen lines; several different things start to

It is important to get started on the restoration processes as soon after the event as possible

Some of the circumstances that entail are or can be as follows:

  • Alleviating health problems caused by mol
  • Cutting out and repairing dry-rotted wood and/or wet, damaged drywall.
  • Stopping mold growth
  • Repairing damaged roofing materials.
  • Assessing and repairing structural damage
  • Dealing with legal repercussions
  • Patching/splicing water supply lines and drainage pipes

To take care of these and many other problems, we at SERVPRO of Meriden use only the newest hi-tech equipment available.

That's not all, along with a staff of top-notch professionals who are there to get your problem under control efficiently and with as little unnecessary stress as we can manage.

We’d like to make it “Like it never even happened."

Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Wallingford CT

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Wallingford CT Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Wallingford CT

Water damage can sideline your business, regardless if the damage occurs from a major storm event or a broken water line. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when you have an emergency water event, SERVPRO of Meriden, CT offers fast, 24 hour emergency services, 365 days per year.

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Meriden, CT has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Ready !! 24 hours a day !!

We are available throughout Wallingford, CT 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation.

Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on SERVPRO of Meriden, CT located in Wallingford, CT to get the job done right the first time. We’ll respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best.

Call SERVPRO of Meriden, for all Commercial Water Damage Cleaning and Restoration Services in Wallingford, CT at 1-800-734-3213