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Prevent Basement Water Damage This Spring

3/30/2020 (Permalink)

A basement with water damage Keep your basement dry and damage-free with our advise on protecting, repairing and waterproofing it.

Fully 98% of Americans’ basements will experience water damage at some point. With the spring comes an increased risk of basement flooding and water damage from melt water and spring rainstorms. The key to preventing that is to keep water away from your home’s foundation and close up any potential cracks or leaks.

Located below grade and surrounded by soil, basements are typically the area of a home most at risk for water damage. Soil releases water it has absorbed during rain or when snow melts, and the water can end up in the basement through leaks or cracks. Among the problems caused by wet basements are peeling paint, mold contamination, building rot, foundation collapse and termite damage.  

Protecting, repairing and waterproofing your basement will greatly reduce the risk of damage caused by moisture or water. The most common causes of wet basements are poor roof drainage and improper site grading. 

Divert Water Away from Your Foundation

Your goal is to prevent water from pooling near your home. Water should be able to flow freely away from the foundation instead of toward it, and should not be collecting in pools.

  • Install and maintain gutters and downspouts so that they route rainwater and snow melt far enough away (at least 10 feet) from your home.
  • The finish grade should be sloped away from the building for 10 to 15 feet. Even out low spots to prevent pools of water from forming.
  • If one or more sides of your home faces an upward slope, create shallow ditches (called swales) to direct water around to the downhill side.

Repair Foundation Cracks and Holes

If leaks or seepage is occurring in the basement, water and moisture are most likely entering through small cracks or holes, which may have been caused by poor workmanship during construction, water pressure from the outside or settling of your house. 

Check your entire basement for moisture, leaking or discoloration, indicating where water may be entering through cracks or holes.

  • Fill small hairline cracks and holes with a mixture of epoxy and latex cement.
  • Fill cracks larger than 1/8-inch with mortar made from one part cement and two parts fine sand, with just enough water to make a fairly stiff mortar. Press the mortar firmly into all parts of the cracks and holes to eliminate air bubbles. 
  • If water is being forced through walls or floors by outside pressure, chisel out a bit at the mouth of the crack and all along its length. Then cut a dovetail groove along the mouth of each crack, and apply the mortar thoroughly. 

Seal the Walls and Floor

Once you’ve diverted all runoff away from the foundation and repaired all cracks and holes, apply a waterproof sealant as a final measure. This will also help prevent water vapor or gas from penetrating into your basement. Experts recommend using sodium silicate, a water-based mixture that will penetrate the substrate by up to 4 inches. 

If your home or business suffers a flood or other water damage, call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield today at 860.649.0836 for immediate expert water damage cleanup

We’re Here for You

The team at SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield has specialized training and experience in water damage remediation, fire restoration services, natural disaster prevention, chemical cleanup, and natural disaster cleanup. Call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield (860.649.0836) any time.

Source: International Association of Certified Home Inspectors

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SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield

53 Slater Street, Unit 2, Manchester, CT 06042
IICRC Certified
Ralph DiCristofaro 
Certified SERVPRO technicians
Call 860.649.0836
24-hour emergency service

If your home or business suffers a flood or other water damage, call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield today at 860.649.0836 for immediate expert water damage cleanup

How We Track and Care for Your Possessions

3/21/2020 (Permalink)

Shrink-wrapped furniture and items in a storage container Rest assured that your possessions are securely cared for by SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield after you have suffered a home disaster.

Where do you start when your home and possessions have been hit by a fire, smoke, water, sewage or storm disaster? There’s damage to your home to be repaired, and most likely, damage to your furniture and personal items, too. A phone call to SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield will begin the process of restoring your home and possessions.

It can be difficult to see everything you own packed up and removed from your home. That’s why SERVPRO recently upgraded its inventory system and processes. Now, your possessions are securely tracked—end-to-end—while we clean and store them and repair your home. The heart of our process is a computer-based tracking system that shows at a glance exactly where in our warehouse your items are and what work has been or needs to be done to fully restore them.

We Care for All Your Possessions

SERVPRO will take care of 100% of the items in your home, both what needs restoration and what requires storage only. Once our project manager has scoped out the scale of work to be done on the structure, he or she determines what needs to be done to restore each item. Then, our crew individually labels everything with your name and unique QR-code, then photographs each item. Next, we securely wrap the objects: furniture in blankets and plastic wrap, glass in bubble wrap and plastic wrap, etc. We box your smaller personal items, then photograph and label them.

You are there to witness the entire process. Once all is wrapped, boxed and loaded into storage containers or vaults (the container, too, is labeled and QR-coded), you sign off on a form listing all the items with the pre-wrap photos. (This list will also provide valuable information to expedite your insurance claim.)

We Maintain an Unbroken Chain of Custody

The whole time we are storing and cleaning your possessions, we ensure an unbroken chain of custody. With a scan of the QR code, SERVPRO staff can immediately tell where an item is. We’ll know if the item requires cleaning, is being cleaned, has been cleaned (and when) or is waiting in a secure storage container. (SERVPRO contracts with trusted specialty cleaners to restore certain items, such as smoke-damaged clothing, or unique possessions, such as pianos or pool tables.)

At our centralized warehouse and processing facility in Bloomfield (built in 2015 and one of the largest SERVPRO warehouses in the U.S.), we dedicate multiple large rooms solely to storage. If a homeowner needs to access items early—documents required for insurance claims or the contents of a room that’s ready to be set up, for example—our inventory system quickly shows us exactly where they are.

Finally, after your home has been restored to pre-damage condition and all your items have been returned, you review and sign off on the original tracking form to ensure that everything is present, clean and in good condition.

SERVPRO knows that after a disaster, nothing matters more than restoring your home and possessions “Like it never even happened.” Rely on SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield to care for your furniture and personal items professionally, securely and respectfully and get your daily life back to the way it was!

We’re Here for You

The team at SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield has the training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your home or business after just about any disaster. Call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield (860.649.0836) any time.

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SERVPRO’s Strong Foundations

Our DNA is Different

We Make Your Insurance Claims Easier

SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield
53 Slater Street, Unit 2, Manchester, CT 06042
IICRC Certified
Ralph DiCristofaro 
Certified SERVPRO technicians
Call 860.649.0836
24-hour emergency service

If you need fire, smoke, water, storm, biohazard or mold remediation at your home or commercial building, call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield today at 860.649.0836

Help Your Home Sell Faster with Our Proactive Cleaning Service

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

A "For Sale" sign in front of a house SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield delivers proactive cleaning services for a clean, safe and ready-to-sell home.

Real estate agents know that a clean and fresh-smelling home sells faster—but it’s about more than just smelling good. Especially when Americans are concerned about coronavirus exposure, it is essential that any home going on the market be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, both for the owner’s and potential buyers’ peace of mind.

Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that "transmission of novel coronavirus to persons from surfaces contaminated with the virus has not been documented," research suggests the coronavirus can live on surfaces from a few hours to a few days. Therefore, it may also be possible to catch the virus by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes. The CDC also says, “Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings.”

Beyond the relief sellers and buyers will feel knowing that the risk of coronavirus or other pathogen has been greatly reduced, SERVPRO’s home cleaning can result in:

  • an increased market value
  • a more easily-passed home inspection
  • a faster sale

SERVPRO is Prepared to Clean and Sanitize Your Home

SERVPRO has the training, equipment, staff and procedures to clean and disinfect any home. (Cleaning removes the soil and dirt that harbors infectious agents, while disinfecting kills the remaining environmental pathogens.)

  • Our crews wear the appropriate personal protective suit with integrated boots and hoods, and individually fit-tested N-95 masks.
  • We use hospital-grade cleaning and disinfecting products that are safe and effective at killing germs.
  • We first seal off and fog the home with cleaning and disinfecting agents for deep penetration into crevices. Then, our crews perform hands-on cleaning and disinfecting of every flat surface.

SERVPRO will completely clean and sanitize these high-touch and other areas:

Throughout

  • light switches
  • doorknobs
  • tables and chairs
  • hard surface/wood floors
  • carpets, rugs and mats
  • hallway and stairwell handrails
  • computer equipment

Kitchen

  • countertops and tabletops
  • cabinets and pulls
  • food contact surfaces
  • salt and pepper shakers
  • sink and sink hardware
  • soap dispenser

Bathrooms

  • cabinet/vanity and pulls
  • sink and sink hardware
  • soap dispenser
  • toilet

In addition, we clean:

  • ceilings and walls
  • carpet, drapery and blinds
  • air ducts and HVAC system
  • sources of mold growth, if present

Sellers and real estate agents: call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield today to ensure a clean, safe and ready-to-sell home.

We’re Here for You

The team at SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield has the training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your home or business after just about any disaster. Call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield (860.649.0836) any time.

Other Helpful Blog Posts

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

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Our DNA is Different

We Are Ready for Anything

SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield
53 Slater Street, Unit 2, Manchester, CT 06042
IICRC Certified
Ralph DiCristofaro 
Certified SERVPRO technicians
Call 860.649.0836
24-hour emergency service

If you need fire, smoke, water, storm, biohazard or mold remediation at your home or commercial building, call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield today at 860.649.0836

Proactive Cleaning in a Time of Virus

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

Text: Covid-19 against a global map Our proactive cleaning service will clean and disinfect your home or business, giving you peace of mind in a time of uncertainty.

With the threat of a new coronavirus, which causes Covid-19 disease, circulating the globe, many homeowners and business owners are seeking extra reassurance that their homes and facilities are thoroughly clean and disinfected. In addition to our expertise in disaster recovery and cleanup for homes and businesses, SERVPRO also offers these professional cleaning services.

In response, SERVPRO is now offering proactive cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection of commercial and residential properties with the goal of minimizing the transmission of emergent viral pathogens, including the coronavirus. With SERVPRO’s proactive cleaning services, you’ll know you have done all you can to keep your family and friends, customers and employees safe from this new and uncertain threat.

Some Background on the Coronavirus and Covid-19

The coronavirus is believed to spread primarily through personal contact, between people who are within about six feet of one another, through airborne respiratory droplets that are produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It may also be possible to catch the virus by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.

Your very best source for the latest and most accurate information on the coronavirus and Covid-19 is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website. Because this outbreak is unfolding rapidly and unpredictably, we at SERVPRO encourage you to check back with the CDC frequently for updates.

Declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO), the coronavirus outbreak has focused the attention of nations, individuals, business and organizations on ways to fight the spread of the virus and minimize the impact of the disease. Along with avoiding large crowds and keeping a social (about six-foot) distance from others, the most common advice from experts is to wash hands frequently and avoid touching our faces. Beyond direct person-to-person transmission, the coronavirus can also be spread by contamination on objects, furniture and fixtures in the home or place of work.

According to the CDC, “Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings.”

And that’s where a skilled, equipped cleaning company, staffed with highly trained professionals, comes in: SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield is prepared—right now—to clean, sanitize and disinfect your home or business to eradicate traces of coronavirus or other pathogens.

Whether you seek strictly proactive cleaning, with no indication of existing contamination, or are aware that your structure may have been contaminated with coronavirus, SERVPRO’s crews stand ready to provide increased assurance that you, your family, your customers and your employees will not be exposed to coronavirus within your building.

An Important Caveat

While SERVPRO’s cleaning process will remove existing viral pathogens, including the coronavirus, please understand that structures we clean proactively will not be protected from future coronavirus contamination if an infected person is to enter the building.

Why SERVPRO for Proactive Cleaning?

SERVPRO is uniquely ready to provide proactive cleaning of viral pathogens for several reasons, all of which stem from the level of expertise and preparation that we maintain at any time, pandemic or no pandemic. We were ready for this.

Our Personnel

We are fully staffed and prepared for your most difficult job. Our employees are thoroughly trained in the use of all our equipment and cleaning products—and they are supported in their work by our rigorous safety training and procedures.

SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield is one of four SERVPRO franchises in the central Connecticut region owned and operated by Ralph and Noemi DiCristofaro (the others are SERVPRO of Bloomfield/Enfield, SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield and SERVPRO of West Hartford).

Being able to call on the resources of these other top-performing local SERVPRO franchises means we’re ready for just about anything! We can get to you faster, and we allocate staff and equipment as needed to tackle the really big, urgent jobs. Among the four franchises, we have at our disposal thousands of different pieces of equipment and dozens of trucks and other vehicles.

Our Protective Gear

SERVPRO professionals will enter your facility wearing the proper types of protective gear. For example, if there is no indication that your facility or home has been contaminated by coronavirus, our crew will wear a mid-grade protective suit, but if contamination is suspected or confirmed, all workers will wear a top-grade suit, which is thicker and has integrated boots and hoods. Not only do we wear an N-95 mask, but per our safety procedures and training, each mask is fit-tested to each employee to ensure complete coverage and protection.

Our Products

The cleaning and disinfecting products we use for coronavirus jobs are hospital-grade, which means they are both safe to use and effective at killing germs. These products are difficult, if not impossible, for other vendors to locate, especially in the midst of a virus outbreak, but SERVPRO was prepared and has access to a substantial supply of coronavirus-fighting cleaners and disinfectants.

Our Methods

We attack contamination in your home or place of business through two different modes of cleaning. First, we seal off your building and fog it using sprayers and misters, a process that allows our cleaning and disinfecting agents to reach deep into crevices that would otherwise remain untouched.

We follow that up with thorough cleaning and disinfecting of all the flat surfaces of your structure, furniture, fixtures and objects. No cutting corners here: our crews adhere to the correct amount of time to leaving the disinfectant in place to kill the germs that are present.

Our Coverage

Finally, SERVPRO provides this admittedly risky cleaning service at no potential liability to you. As a professional damage restoration and cleaning company, part of a network of more than 1,800 franchises across the United States, SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield is fully insured against any hazards we may encounter in our work. If you are concerned about potential or suspected coronavirus contamination in your home or business, you need not be worried about any additional liability.

Who Does SERVPRO Provide Proactive Cleaning For?

Homeowners (who suspect coronavirus contamination or not) hire SERVPRO for proactive cleaning. Especially when a family member has been diagnosed with Covid-19, our cleaning services are a way to regain peace of mind that other residents of the home will reduce their chances of exposure.

Likewise, business owners can keep their employees and customers safer with our proactive cleaning service. This has a two-fold benefit in a time of widespread worry: the direct benefit, of course, is knowing that you are doing everything you can to keep Americans healthy and reduce the spread of coronavirus.

The indirect benefit of this proactive action is that you reassure your customers that your place of business is a safe place to be. In the midst of this outbreak, we are all looking for reassurance and seeking places we can be safe—without cutting ourselves off from the outside world completely. Let your customers know that your business has taken all the precautions it can through proactive cleaning.

Many types of businesses can benefit from SERVPRO’s proactive cleaning that targets the coronavirus and other pathogens:

  • Retail stores
  • Restaurants
  • Offices, especially medical offices
  • Schools
  • Senior centers
  • Gyms
  • Hotels, B&Bs and other hospitality sites

What We Clean and Disinfect

Cleaning removes the soil and dirt that harbors infectious agents, while disinfecting kills the remaining environmental pathogens. SERVPRO follows the CDC’s cleaning guidelines to clean, at a minimum, high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables.

Areas of the home or office we clean include:

Kitchen/food areas

  • tables and chairs
  • countertops
  • cabinets and pulls
  • doorknobs
  • floors: hard surfaces/wood
  • mats
  • food contact surfaces
  • light switches
  • paper towel/napkin dispensers
  • push doors
  • salt and pepper shakers
  • sinks and sink hardware
  • soap dispensers
  • tabletops

Bathrooms

  • bathroom stalls
  • countertops
  • cabinets/vanities and pulls
  • doorknobs
  • floors: hard surfaces/wood
  • handrails
  • light switches
  • paper towel/napkin dispenser
  • sinks and sink hardware
  • soap dispensers
  • toilets
  • diaper-changing station

Classrooms

  • book covers and binders
  • carpets
  • chairs
  • computer equipment
  • countertops
  • doorknobs
  • floors: hard surfaces/wood
  • small hard-surface items
  • light switches
  • mats
  • paper towel/napkin dispensers
  • rugs
  • sinks and sink hardware
  • soap dispensers
  • tabletops/desktops

Offices

  • carpets
  • chairs
  • telephones
  • computer equipment
  • countertops
  • doorknobs
  • floors: hard surfaces/wood
  • light switches
  • rugs
  • shared office equipment
  • tabletops/desktops
  • water fountains

Retail space

  • shelving and racking
  • displays
  • mannequins
  • packaged inventory
  • carpets
  • fitting room stalls
  • chairs
  • telephones
  • computer equipment and registers
  • sales counters
  • doorknobs
  • floors: hard surfaces/wood
  • light switches
  • rugs
  • tables
  • water fountains

Hallways

  • carpets
  • doorknobs
  • floors: hard surfaces/wood
  • handrails
  • light switches
  • rugs
  • water fountains

Other

  • fitness equipment
  • lamps
  • storage bins
  • shelves and racking
  • lockers
  • playground equipment
  • stair handrails
  • elevator cars

How We Clean and Disinfect

Cleaning: Porous and Non-Porous Surfaces

We begin by cleaning porous and non-porous surfaces. The cleaning process lowers the numbers of germs, thus reducing the risk of infection.

The CDC describes cleaning as removing germs, dirt and impurities from surfaces or objects. Cleaning works by using a detergent and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.

Some materials cannot be cleaned with detergent and water without being damaged. For this reason, paper and paper products are not able to be cleaned and/or disinfected.

Cleaning methods typically used on water-sensitive materials, such as vacuuming or dry sponging, are not capable of removing enough soil and residue to be effective. Porous materials, like carpet, area rugs, upholstered items and draperies that are not water-sensitive, are wet-cleaned using a hot water extraction or preconditioner and rinse method.

Non-porous materials, like hard-surface floors, cabinets, countertops, doorknobs and plumbing fixtures, can be wet-cleaned using a variety of SERVPRO hard-surface cleaners (general purpose) and cleaning methods.

Disinfecting: Non-Porous Surfaces

Next, we disinfect non-porous surfaces by using hospital-grade chemicals to kill germs on surfaces or objects. While there are not yet any disinfectants that have been tested specifically for the coronavirus, we are following CDC recommendations that advise using a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against viruses similar to SARS (CoV-2).

(It is important to understand that not all surfaces can be disinfected. Because of the porosity of some materials, including carpet, area rugs, upholstered items and draperies, disinfection is not possible.)

We use a variety of disinfectants within the SERVPRO product line to disinfect non-porous materials, like hard-surface floors, cabinets, countertops, doorknobs and plumbing fixtures. We apply these disinfectants using a spray bottle, pump-up sprayer, electric sprayer or mister. Once thoroughly sprayed, we allow the disinfectant to remain on the surface for ten minutes, sufficient to kill germs.

The CDC encourages the use of disinfecting wipes on electronic items that are touched often, such as phones and computers. If necessary, we use more than one wipe to keep the surface wet for the recommended length of contact time.

Safety Measures

SERVPRO professionals are thoroughly trained and equipped to handle potentially contaminated areas and materials. Throughout the cleaning project, our workers wear personal protective equipment, including appropriate protective suit with integrated hood and boots, N-95 respirators, nitrile gloves and goggles.

As our crews work, we clean and disinfect our own tools and equipment to avoid spreading any contamination in your home or place of business.

Once the job is done, we bag, remove and dispose of all waste, including used gloves and disposable respirators, and bag and remove cleaning towels to the SERVPRO facility for laundering.

We’re Here for You in a Time of Crisis

In just about any disaster situation, the team at SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield has the training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your home or business. In our current time of virus, we are prepared to give you, your family, customers and employees an extra measure of reassurance that your safety and health will be protected. Call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield (860.649.0836) any time.

Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, SERVPRO

If you need fire, smoke, water, storm, biohazard or mold remediation at your home or commercial building, call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield today at 860.649.0836

Other Helpful Blog Posts

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

New Safety Steps at SERVPRO

SERVPRO’s Strong Foundations

Our DNA is Different

We Are Ready for Anything

SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield
53 Slater Street, Unit 2, Manchester, CT 06042
IICRC Certified
Ralph DiCristofaro 
Certified SERVPRO technicians
Call 860.649.0836
24-hour emergency service

If you need fire, smoke, water, storm, biohazard or mold remediation at your home or commercial building, call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield today at 860.649.0836

New Safety Steps at SERVPRO

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

A group of employees gathers around a table in a warehouse We make sure all SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield employees get the training and procedures they need to safely do their jobs.

SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield knows that it’s our workers—our crews in the field, warehouse workers and home office staff—who get the job done for our customers, day in and day out. That’s why their health and safety is a priority throughout our company.

In 2019, our franchise owner hired a new safety coordinator, Rhonda, who has more than twenty years of experience in construction and warehouse management. Rhonda says she “likes to learn new things and do different things”—well, these are just some of the new things she and SERVPRO have been working on lately!

General Safety

  • Training programs and videos are now provided in both English and Spanish.
  • Once a month, the safety coordinator meets with crew chiefs to review progress on safety and to determine what new policies or training are needed.

Blood-Borne Pathogen Safety

  • We’ve developed new training in the safe processing and disposal of blood-borne pathogens.
  • Each crew is equipped with a blood-borne pathogen duffel bag containing hazmat suits, thick gloves, tweezers, needle containers and sealable bags for waste disposal.
  • We have metal storage containers in our parking lot, in which bagged blood-borne waste is stored until it is picked up by a vendor for final disposal.

Vehicle Safety

  • We offer new training in the proper operation of forklifts.
  • Trucks and forklifts are inspected every day.
  • Each truck is consistently assigned to a specific crew to increase safe and responsible operation.

Fire Safety

  • We deliver new training in correct use of fire extinguishers, generators and third plug adapters.
  • Each piece of equipment and all trucks are equipped with a third plug adapter, so that our grounded equipment can be used safely even in older homes that lack the third grounding prong.
  • We inspect and date all fire extinguishers each month to ensure they are always ready to use.

Equipment and Product Safety

  • We offer new training in fitting and wearing a respirator mask, including determining if the mask is the right size, fits correctly to the face, is tightly sealed and allows adequate breathing.
  • Each crew and crew chief are equipped with duffel bags containing hard hats, goggles, safety vests, shoulder dolly straps for heavy loads and our chemical information binder.
  • No truck leaves the SERVPRO lot until it is fully inspected and equipped with a first aid kit, an eyewash station and a fire extinguisher.
  • All our cleaning products are documented in a binder that explains appropriate uses, how to use and what protective equipment is required. Not only are our workers up to date on our products, they are prepared to answer customer questions.
  • We provide new training in how to properly lift heavy loads and use shoulder dolly straps.

SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield puts a premium on training our employees to handle any situation, and that includes training and procedures that keep all our workers safe, healthy and ready to respond to your disaster!

We’re Here for You

The team at SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield has the training and experience to quickly clean up and restore your home or business. Call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield (860.649.0836) any time.

Other Helpful Blog Posts

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

SERVPRO Responds to All Kinds of Disasters

SERVPRO’s Strong Foundations

Our DNA is Different

We Are Ready for Anything

SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield
53 Slater Street, Unit 2, Manchester, CT 06042
IICRC Certified
Ralph DiCristofaro 
Certified SERVPRO technicians
Call 860.649.0836
24-hour emergency service

If you need fire, smoke, water, storm, biohazard or mold remediation at your home or commercial building, call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield today at 860.649.0836

How to Build a Safer Fire

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

A fire burns in a fireplace. To help prevent a chimney fire, follow our tips to build a fire that burns safely and cleanly.

Each year in the U.S. more than 25,000 chimney fires occur, resulting in more than $125 million in property damage. The most dramatic chimney fires can make sounds like guns being fired and trains running through your home! Sadly, the damage can be dramatic, too, as flames can shoot through the walls of your chimney to light your home on fire.

The primary cause of a chimney fire is not doing regular cleanings and inspections of your chimney. When you burn a fire, a substance called creosote condenses onto the walls of the chimney. Whether it’s sticky or solid or flaky, this black or brown deposit adhering to your chimney’s interior is extremely flammable. If you allow it to build up to a layer more than ¼ inch thick, you are in need of a cleaning. Hire a certified chimney sweep to remove creosote and organic debris from your chimney. The sweep will also inspect your chimney for any signs of damage.

You should have your chimney cleaned and inspected each year in the fall or late summer, before fire-burning season. You’ll also want to do more frequent cleanings if you burn:

  • More than two fires a week
  • A lot of artificial logs
  • Green or unseasoned firewood

Build a Safer Fire

The way you set up your fireplace or wood stove and the type of fuel you use makes a big difference in how safely your fires burn. Follow these guidelines to build and burn clean, hot fires that don’t create a lot of creosote.

  • Keep the damper open to allow enough air to quickly move heated smoke up the chimney
  • Don’t overload the firebox of a wood
  • Always burn seasoned hardwood (dried for at least six months)
  • Use well-seasoned hardwood or Chimney Safety Institute of America-approved logs for fuel, kindling and tinder
  • Build a clean fire by using the top-down burn method, with the largest logs at the bottom and the smallest pieces at the top
  • Use dried twigs or branches for kindling and torn or crumpled newspaper or pine cones for tinder

Put the Fire Out Safely, Too

After you’ve enjoyed your fire, extinguish it safely and thoroughly.

  • Spread out the wood and embers with a fireplace poker, then cover them with ash from the bottom of the fireplace 
  • Cover the cooled wood and embers with baking soda to extinguish any remaining embers
  • Let the firebox cool for at least three and up to eight hours
  • Place the ashes into a metal container, fill the container with water and store it outside your home and away from other flammable materials

Sources: Chimney Safety Institute of America, Bob Vila

If you’ve suffered fire damage to your home or business, call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield today at 860.649.0836

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Fire Safety, Room by Room

12/17/2019 (Permalink)

A burned-out microwave in a kitchen. Be safe throughout your home and prevent a disastrous fire before it starts.

Americans are hit with 350,000 house fires each year, which can uproot your family, destroy your home and personal items—and even be fatal!

Let’s look at the hazards, room by room, so you can reduce your own risk of suffering a fire disaster in your home. Since half of all home fires start in the kitchen, we’ll start there.

The Kitchen

Kitchens are filled with appliances that generate heat to cook food, so take basic precautions when using them—and keep a charged fire extinguisher nearby.

Oven and Stovetop

  • Clean your oven and cooktop regularly, because baked-on grease and food residue easily become fuel for a fire.
  • Never leave food cooking on a stovetop unattended.
  • Keep fabric such as towels, dishcloths and clothing away from heat and open flames.

Dishwasher

  • If you have an older dishwasher, have it inspected because older heating elements can overheat and cause a fire.

Microwave

  • Don’t microwave flammable materials, such as aluminum foil, Styrofoam or some plastic containers (check the markings on the bottom of the container).

Toaster or Toaster Oven

  • Consider replacing your older toaster, which can have faulty heating elements that may not turn off.
  • Don’t leave your toaster running unattended.
  • Clean the accumulated crumbs out of your toaster regularly.

The Bedroom

Filled with cozy bedding, mattresses, curtains and many other items, the bedroom is stocked with flammable objects. Here are a few ways to reduce your risk of a fire starting here—and increase your chances of escaping quickly if one does start.

Mattress

  • If your mattress was manufactured before 2007, it may not be flame retardant. Consider purchasing a new one.

Smoke Alarm

  • Every bedroom should have a smoke alarm installed and regularly tested.

Escape Plan

  • Create and practice a fire escape plan. Include two ways to leave each room (typically a door and a window).

The Living/Family Room

Like bedrooms, living or family rooms typically house lots of flammable items, such as upholstered furniture, drapes and curtains, and electronics.

Fireplace

  • Have your fireplace and chimney cleaned, inspected and maintained at least once a year. If you detect a quarter-inch buildup of creosote or soot, schedule a cleaning now.
  • Clean the fireplace yourself regularly throughout the year, based on how often you use it.
  • Always place a metal or glass screen in front of a burning fire to prevent sparks from flying out.
  • Keep rugs and other fabrics away from the fireplace.
  • After the fire is extinguished, store the ashes in a metal container with a lid, bring the container outside and place it at least three feet away from your home or garage.

Candles

  • Keep candles away from flammable objects.
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended, and always put the candle out completely when you are done burning it.

If you’ve suffered fire damage to your home or business, call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield today at 860.649.0836

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Avoid Home Heating Fires This Winter

12/11/2019 (Permalink)

Socked-feet are propped up in front of a fireplace. Stay warm and cozy—and above all, safe—this winter! Take these precautions during home heating season to prevent a house fire.

Home fires caused by heating equipment make up about 15% of all reported home fires every year. And it’s no surprise that half of all these home heating fires occur in the prime heating months of December, January and February.

It’s hard to imagine your house catching on fire, imperiling your family’s lives and destroying your property, but it can happen if you aren’t careful with how you heat your home.

Stay safe this winter by being extra cautious when heating your home. These simple safety tips can help prevent heating fires while you and your family keep warm.

General Heating Safety

  • Keep flammable items at least 3 feet from all heat sources, including fireplaces, space heaters, wood stoves, radiators and candles.
  • Have your furnaces and chimneys inspected, cleaned and maintained every year.
  • Don’t use your oven as a heating source.

Space Heater Safety

Space heaters are the most common source of home heating fires, so take extra caution when you use these convenient heaters.

  • Buy a space heater that shuts off automatically in case it overheats or tips over.
  • Plug the heater directly into a wall outlet, not an extension cord or power strip.
  • Keep a 3-foot clear area around the space heater.
  • Keep children and pets away from the heater.
  • Turn the heater off before going to sleep or leaving the room.
  • Always turn the heater off when you leave your home.

Fireplace Safety

  • Place a metal screen or glass partition in front of your fireplace to prevent sparks from flying into the room.
  • Put the fire out before you go to sleep or leave your home.
  • After cleanup, store the ashes in a metal container with a lid. Bring them outside and place them at least three feet away from your home or garage.

Wood Stove Safety

  • Place your stove on a noncombustible, fire-resistant base.
  • Burn dry wood, not paper.
  • Never use flammable fluids to start the fire.
  • Put the fire out before you go to sleep or leave your home.

If you’ve suffered fire damage to your home or business, call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield today at 860.649.0836

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 (860.649.0836) any time.

Source: The Hanover Insurance Group

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53 Slater Street, Unit 2, Manchester, CT 06042
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Certified SERVPRO technicians
Call 860.649.0836
24-hour emergency service

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SERVPRO Responds to All Kinds of Disasters

11/21/2019 (Permalink)

Household debris is piled in front of homes in a neighborhood When a major storm or other disaster hits, SERVPRO has the size, expertise and skill to handle it and help people put their lives back together.

SERVPRO has played a major part in helping thousands upon thousands of home and business owners recover from major disasters, like tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards and floods. During 2017’s Hurricane Harvey, we had more than 7,000 professional restoration experts working in the Houston area alone.

In just the last decade, we’ve been on the scene and helping people recover from the largest-scale disasters across the U.S., including:

  • 2018: California wildfires, including Camp, Woolsey and Hill fires
  • 2017: Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
  • 2017: California wildfires
  • 2016: Hurricane Matthew
  • 2015: Carolina floods
  • 2014: Polar vortex
  • 2012: Sandy
  • 2010: Nashville floods

How do we do it? It all starts with our size: we are 1,800 franchises strong and have locations throughout the country. This means we have manpower and equipment at the ready to respond to the most threatening events.

A Strategic Response to Large-Scale Disasters

But it’s not just size that sets us apart: it’s our expertise and preparation. We have elite large-loss specialists and storm teams on standby, strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. One of our commercial operations managers supervises every large loss to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation—getting people back into their homes and businesses.

Not only can we respond quickly and comprehensively, we also are cost efficient thanks to our strategic placement of disaster response teams, coordination with local SERVPRO franchises and oversight of temporary labor. 

SERVPRO is the unique disaster recovery specialist that can truly handle it all, from a basement flood to wide-scale life-threatening natural disasters. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable!

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Frozen Pipe Burst with Water Damage? Now What?

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water shoots out of a burst copper pipe Water damage from a burst pipe can be extremely costly and disruptive. Learn how to find and stop a leak fast—and how to prevent one!

A burst pipe—whether it’s a pinhole leak, a crack or a wide-open gap in your basement, laundry room, bathroom, kitchen or elsewhere—can lead to sizable and expensive water damage in your home: up to 250 gallons of water can flow in 24 hours. A residential water disaster is the second-most common insurance claim filed in the U.S. The average residential water damage claim is $10,000–15,000; total cleanup costs can range from $5,000 to $70,000

A frozen pipe is the most common cause of a rupture. When water freezes, it expands in volume by about 9 percent, and with tremendous force: the pressure inside pipes may go from 40 psi to 40,000 psi! No pipe can hold that much pressure, so it breaks open. The break may occur where the ice forms, but more often, it occurs where water pressure finds a weak spot in the pipe.

Other causes of a ruptured pipe include rust, improper installation and physical damage to the pipe.

You’ll reduce the costs of a burst pipe if you know how to catch a leak fast, how to stop it in its tracks and how to get the drying started without delay. (Of course, the best pipe rupture is the one that doesn’t happen, so be sure to read on for SERVPRO’s tips for ways to prevent a burst pipe.)

Heed the Warning Signs

Often, using your ears, eyes and nose will help you detect an existing or about-to-happen pipe break. Other ways to discover a leak are by paying attention to your water pressure and your water bill.

Listen for Strange Sounds

Broken pipes sometimes cause unusual sounds, such as bubbling, whistling, banging and clanking when you use the sink or flush the toilet. Bubbling can happen when air gets in the sewer line caused by the leak. Dented pipes can cause whistling sounds as the water tries to fit through the constricted section. If a leak has already happened, you might also notice a dripping sound within your walls when you run the water.

What’s That Smell?

If drains, sinks or other areas of your house emit odd odors, there's a possibility that sewage isn't being properly removed from your house through its pipes. And if the water from your faucets has an unpleasant smell, it could be a sign of corrosion or contamination in your plumbing system.

Look for the Signs

Bulging and discoloration of your home's walls and ceiling can indicate a burst pipe. A leaking pipe behind one of your walls can leave marks or dampness on the drywall. On a multi-story home, pipes running to upstairs bathrooms or laundry rooms can leak down into the ceiling. Depending on the location, you may need to remove the drywall or a portion of the ceiling to get to the damaged pipe.

If you spot bulges in an exposed pipe, that may mean the water is already frozen and expanding, which often causes a burst. If the pipe hasn't burst yet, you may be able to thaw the water before any damage happens.

Discolored water coming from your faucets can be a clue that you have a leak or may soon have one. Brownish water sometimes indicates your pipes are rusting, which often leads to leaks.

If the leak is bad enough or goes on for some time, you may see puddles, drips or gushing water coming out of the area. Follow the source of the water to get a good idea of where the leak is in the pipe.

If you spot unexplained water or sinkholes, call a professional right away to investigate. A break in the water main leading into your home can cause a sinkhole or puddles in your yard near the source of the leak.

Pay Attention to Your Pressure and Your Bill

A hole in a pipe means less water comes through to your faucets, which can cause a decrease in the water pressure that you notice when you wash your hands, fill your sink or take a shower. Lower water pressure can also increase clogs in your toilet or sinks because the decreased water pressure can't push everything down the pipes. A sudden or unexplained drop in pressure could mean water is leaking somewhere in the system. In the case of frozen pipes, you might notice that no water comes out of the faucet.

If you've been using the same amount of water as usual but your water bill suddenly skyrockets, it might indicate a leak. To investigate, turn off all appliances that use water, and don't use any faucets, toilets or other sources of water. Look at the water meter, and after 30 minutes, look again to see if it moved at all during that time. If it did, you have a leak.

If your rising water bill or dropping water pressure indicates a leak, your next task is to figure out if it's inside or outside your home. Shut off the main water valve coming into the home and watch your water meter. If it stops moving, your leak is likely inside the house, but if it continues moving, the source is likely a water main leak outside the home.

You Found a Leak … Now What?

First, Shut Off the Water and Start the Cleanup

Your first step is to shut off the main water valve to your home. Open a faucet after you shut off the water main to relieve any remaining pressure in the pipes. (You might also need to shut off the electricity as well, depending on where the leak occurs and how big it is.)

Grab a mop, buckets and a shop vacuum to start getting rid of the water to reduce the chances of greater damage to your home and furnishings and the potential for mold growth.

Stop the Flow of Water

Try these quick fixes—like plumbing first aid—that can slow or stop a leak in a pipe long enough for a qualified plumber to come to your home.

To temporarily stop a pinhole leak, apply pressure to the opening by wrapping duct tape around the pipe. In many instances, the tape will supply enough pressure to seal the leak until help arrives.

If duct tape doesn’t stop the leak, place a piece of flexible rubber (such as an old radiator or heater hose) as a patch over the leak and clamp it in place. It’s a good idea to place a block of wood over the piece of rubber before fastening the clamp. The block of wood will spread the pressure and help prevent the pipe from collapsing. Place the stationary part of the opening of the C-clamp against the pipe (opposite the location of the leak) and the screw part of the C-clamp against the block of wood. Tighten the screw until it’s snug.

Another, even better option is to use a sleeve clamp, which can stop everything from pinhole to larger leaks. A sleeve clamp consists of two semicircular pieces of metal about 3 inches long that, when put together, completely surround the pipe (like a sleeve). You’ll have to buy one to fit your specific pipe size. Wrap the damaged section of pipe with the provided gasket material, then surround the gasket-wrapped pipe with the two semicircular clamps. Finally, tighten the screws that connect the two halves of the sleeve clamp.

Dry Your House Out

Once you or your plumber has stopped the flow of water and you’ve done basic cleanup, you need to dry out your home. An experienced water disaster remediation company like SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield can do all the work and restore your home and property to their before-disaster condition. If you choose to do the work yourself, follow these tips.

Remove pools and puddles of water with a wet/dry vacuum. The more water you remove with this method, the less water will have to dissipate naturally. For hard-to-reach places, use a mop to soak the water up.

Open windows to vent moist air out and place several fans around the area to circulate the air and send moisture out the windows. If you don’t have an HVAC system or dehumidifiers, the more air circulation you can achieve with open windows and fans, the faster your house will dry.

Turn on one or several dehumidifiers to remove the water from the house. Dehumidifiers work best in enclosed areas, so close windows when they are in use. If the water is confined to a certain area, such as a bedroom or bathroom, place the dehumidifier inside and close the door. Remember to empty the water tank periodically.

Your HVAC system is a giant dehumidifier! The air conditioner sucks humidity from the air, so start by setting it to cool your house. Next, when your home has cooled, turn the heat on until it reaches 80 degrees—warm air evaporates and holds more moisture than cool air so by doing this, you saturate the air with moisture. Once 80 degrees has been reached, turn the air conditioner back on to remove the saturated air from the house. Repeat this process until the house has dried.

Take wet furniture outside to dry in the sun or place it in a closed room with a dehumidifier to remove the water. If the burst pipe has saturated your indoor carpeting (unless it’s a thin covering over a bare wood floor), you must remove it to keep mold and mildew from forming.

Ways to Prevent a Burst Pipe

Since the majority of pipes burst after they freeze, your goal is to keep pipes from freezing in the first place, and that means keeping your pipes warm.

When the temperature drops and your pipes are at risk, take some or all of these steps.

  • Leave the doors to cabinets, vanities, closets and pantries open so that the room air can warm the pipes.
  • Set up fans to blow heat into cold rooms or your crawl space. Keep the garage door closed if there are water supply lines there.
  • Heat the most vulnerable pipes (usually in basements and crawl spaces or near exterior walls) with a hair dryer. Leave the faucet on while you apply heat.
  • Place a lamp with a 60-watt bulb in a potential problem area to warm the walls and pipes. Make sure there are no combustible materials near the bulb.
  • If the water pipes are freezing inside the exterior wall, cut an opening in the wall to expose the pipes to the home's warm air. Place fiberglass insulation behind the pipes, between the pipes and the home's exterior wall. The hole in the wall can be covered later with a hinged door or a panel that can be removed during cold spells.

Even before the temperature drops, do some preventive work to get your pipes ready to handle the cold.

  • Check for exposed pipes in unheated areas of your house, like your basement, attic, garage, crawl space and under bathroom and kitchen sinks. Insulate both hot and cold water pipes with pipe sleeves or heat tape.
  • With rigid foam insulation, close and seal all foundation vents that are near water pipes.
  • Insulate the foundation walls and the ends of the floor joists with rigid foam insulation.
  • Make sure your home's exterior walls are insulated. Caulk and seal around doors, windows, house faucets and outside outlets.
  • If you have a sprinkler system and/or swimming pool, drain it per the manufacturer's or installer's instructions.
  • Before the cold season starts, turn off the water valves to outdoor faucets, but keep the outside valve open to let any remaining water escape.
  • If you go on vacation during the winter months, leave your heater on, set to at least 55 degrees.

If you do experience a frozen pipe but manage to avoid a rupture, check for pinhole leaks or cracks after the pipe has thawed.

A Note on Insurance

If a pipe bursts in your home, your homeowners insurance may help cover plumbing repair and replacement bills and help cover repairs to damage to the structure up to the limits of your policy. Likewise, your personal property coverage on your policy can help pay to repair or replace your damaged or destroyed belongings (furniture, clothes, electronics and more). With some coverages, you may be reimbursed for additional living expenses like food, a hotel and transportation if you have to move out while your house is being repaired. Coverages vary, so you’ll need to determine what specific expenses your homeowner’s policy will reimburse.

However, if a pipe bursts due to your own neglect or lack of maintenance—like failing to leave your heat on while you're away on winter vacation, for example—or through normal wear-and-tear, you could be responsible for paying repair bills.

If your home or business suffers a flood, call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield today at 860.649.0836 for immediate expert water damage cleanup

We’re Here for You

The team at SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield has specialized training and experience in water damage remediation, fire restoration services, natural disaster prevention, chemical cleanup, and natural disaster cleanup. Call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield (860.649.0836) any time.

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Sources: Family Handyman, esurance, Home Maintenance for Dummies 2nd Edition, SFGate, HGTV, Hunker, Costhelper.com

SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield

53 Slater Street, Unit 2, Manchester, CT 06042
IICRC Certified
Ralph DiCristofaro 
Certified SERVPRO technicians
Call 860.649.0836
24-hour emergency service

If your home or business suffers a flood, call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield today at 860.649.0836 for immediate expert water damage cleanup