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Protect Your East Hartford Business from Spring Flooding Damage

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

A flooded office with table and fire extinguisher Don't let your East Hartford business flood this spring! Take steps now to prevent commercial water damage.

Over the last few years, it’s become more and more obvious that extreme weather is here to stay! That brings a much greater risk of flooding for your East Hartford and central Connecticut area business. Even if you’re not located in a flood zone, you could be at real risk of getting lots of water in your business, especially during the springtime.

Simply put: flooding can occur anywhere, and with little warning. That’s why you have to be prepared to protect your building and your business operations from a sudden flood. In the spring, the cause is typically a heavy rainstorm, but it can also be a less intense storm that goes on for several days. Either way, your East Hartford business could suffer a damaged building, ruined inventory, lots of unproductive downtime and cleanup costs.

Evaluate Your Flood Risk

Even though floods can happen anywhere, it’s helpful to know if your businesses is located in a flood zone. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has a searchable flood map that lets you check. You definitely should have business flood insurance if you’re in a flood zone, but because of the unpredictability of extreme storms, consider purchasing flood insurance even if not in a flood zone. (If your business is outside the flood zone, your policy premium will be substantially lower, too.)

Another helpful government resource is the Ready Campaign, which has a number of tools you can use to create a business continuity plan. This plan to recover in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency will include identifying risks; identifying critical business functions; taking steps to protect against damage to those business functions; and testing and training to make sure you can spring into action when needed.

A key part of your continuity plan is to line up a water damage restoration specialist, like SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield. We’ll respond promptly to your emergency, remove the water and fully restore both your building and property to get you back to work A.S.A.P.

Harden Your Facility Against Floods

Because basements are the most vulnerable part of any building when it comes to floods, take these steps to keep water out of your commercial facility.

  • Check your building’s basement for signs of leaks. Seal visible cracks, route water from downspouts away from your foundation and grade the area around your building to direct water away. If you have evidence or a history of serious leaks, install a waterproof membrane to your foundation and a drainage system outside.
  • Install and maintain a sump pump, ideally with battery backup so that it works even when the power goes out.
  • Protect equipment, inventory and records by relocating them to a higher part of your building.
  • Install sewer backflow valves—nobody wants to cope with floodwater mixed with sewage!
  • If you have fuel tanks, anchor them.

If your business is hit by a natural disaster, like a flood, wind storm or wildfire—or needs routine cleaning or deep cleaning and decontamination services—call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield at 860.649.0836

Help Is Here

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

Other Helpful Blog Posts

SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield 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
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 business is hit by a natural disaster, like a flood, wind storm or wildfire—or needs routine cleaning or deep cleaning and decontamination services—call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield at 860.649.0836

Welcome Your Customers Back with a Clean and Sanitized Building

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

A Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned decal on the window of a business Reassure your customers that you have their health and safety in mind by having SERVPRO clean and disinfect your commercial building.

Business owners throughout Connecticut are gearing up to welcome back many of the folks who haven’t been shopping and dining in person as much during the pandemic. People have been deeply rattled by the anxiety and fear of living through such a challenging time, and while many are eager to resume regular activities, many consumers remain concerned about just how safe a particular business is.

To gain insight into consumer attitudes about cleanliness, SERVPRO commissioned a survey* last year asking if the way a business cleans its facilities would affect willingness to dine or shop there. The results were clear.

  • More than 80% believe businesses should clean more aggressively and thoroughly than they did pre-pandemic
  • 71% think the businesses they visit should be cleaner than their own homes
  • 76% think that the cleaner a business is, the better managed that business is
  • 70% say they try to reduce exposure to the coronavirus when out in public

Turn to SERVPRO to Meet Your Customers’ Expectations for Cleanliness

SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield has long provided routine commercial cleaning services as well as our specialized high-level biohazard cleanup and decontamination emergency services. That’s why you can trust us to bring a higher standard to clean to your business facility.

In 2020, SERVPRO launched Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, a new service for business and homeowners that provides deep cleaning, disinfecting and cleanup after a COVID-19 exposure. By incorporating defensive viral pathogen cleaning methods, this program far surpasses standard janitorial cleaning practices.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is based on our 3Cs:

  • Consult: We determine your business’s specific needs and create a unique cleaning service
  • Clean: Our crews use our proprietary EPA-approved hospital-grade cleaning solutions and meet or exceed CDC cleaning and decontamination standards
  • Certify: Demonstrate your commitment to having the cleanest, safest facility possible by displaying the shield in your window and using our digital emblems and other collateral in your marketing

That Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned decal isn’t just another sticker, by the way. Our survey also demonstrated that 64% of consumers are more likely to patronize a business that displays a “professionally cleaned” decal than one that doesn’t.

So now, as you get ready to welcome back your customers and greet new ones, give them the assurance they’re looking for. Show them proof that you have done all you can to create a safe and healthy environment with Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

If your business is hit by a natural disaster, like a flood, wind storm or wildfire—or needs routine cleaning or deep cleaning and decontamination services—call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield at 860.649.0836

We’re Here for You

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

Other Helpful Blog Posts

SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield 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
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 business is hit by a natural disaster, like a flood, wind storm or wildfire—or needs routine cleaning or deep cleaning and decontamination services—call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield at 860.649.0836

*Proprietary study prepared by Message Factors, Inc. Results are based on experiences and perceptions of 1,000 consumers surveyed May 2020.

Avoid and Minimize Basement Flooding Damage in Somers

3/29/2021 (Permalink)

A flooded basement If your Somers or north central Connecticut basement floods, call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield for complete water damage cleanup and remediation.

Welcome to spring, which many homeowners in Somers and north central Connecticut reluctantly know as “Basement Flooding Season.” Those famous April (and March and May) showers bring more than flowers—they bring the risk of lots of water entering your basement and causing lots of property and structure damage. Basement flooding is no joke, but there are ways to avoid it and ways to minimize the damage if it happens.

Ways to Avoid Basement Flooding in Your Somers Home

Direct Water Away from Your House

Rain’s gonna rain, but there are some things you can do to keep that water out of your basement, and one of them is to make sure the water stays away from your foundation in the first place.

This starts with the way your property is graded, or sloped. Ideally, your yard is graded so that it slants away from your home on all four sides. It doesn’t have to be a sharp slope, but it should be obvious to the eye that there is a slight angle away from your foundation.

Take a look at your property after it rains. Are there areas where water pools or ponds? If these areas are adjacent to your foundation, you should take action. If you need to have your property graded, you’re better off hiring a professional to do the job right. You’ll be glad you did the next time it pours.

Another important way to keep water away from your basement is to have a properly set-up drainage system, i.e., your gutters and downspouts. Your gutters should be properly sloped (a gutter professional can check and adjust that for you) and should be clean of leaves and other debris. If you can do so safely, you can use a ladder and do the cleaning yourself, but you may be better off calling a pro.

On the other end of the drainage system, it’s essential that your downspouts direct rainwater away from your foundation. Again, the grade of your yard will help carry water away. You should have concrete or plastic splash blocks positioned beneath the end of the downspout to shunt water away from the foundation. It’s also a good idea to add downspout extenders, which can be flexible or rigid, so that the water isn’t deposited right at the foundation, but several feet away.

If you have a basement window that is partially below grade, you should protect it with a window well cover so that rainwater doesn’t flow directly into the well and work its way inside.

Stop the Flood Quickly

If water does get into your basement, there are a couple of ways you can get a jump on stopping the flooding before it causes a lot of damage.

One way is to have one or more water sensors placed on your basement floor. These will detect a pool or flow of water entering your basement, and sound an alarm and/or send a notification to your cell phone, giving you a fighting chance at minimizing water damage.

Another old reliable way to combat basement flooding is to have a working sump pump installed and ready to go. With a sump pump set into your basement floor, any water that reaches it will flow into the pit. When enough water has entered the pit to trigger the pump’s float, the sump pump kicks on and pumps the water out of the basement and away from your foundation. As long as your pump is in good working condition, the pump will keep going until most of the water is removed, whether you’re home or not. The key is to have your sump pump periodically checked and maintained, which could make the difference between a damp basement and several feet of water in your basement. (Also consider a battery backup for your pump, so that it will still work in a power outage.)

What If Your Somers Basement Floods?

You woke up to a flood … you came home after a vacation … you walked downstairs to check on things …

Whatever the circumstances, you discovered inches or even feet of water throughout your basement, with appliances flooded and furniture and possessions soaked. Your first instinct may be to run down and get to work, but don’t do that quite yet. You need to take some safety measures before you do anything, because a flooded basement poses some real dangers.

Be Safe

First and foremost, you must shut off the electricity and gas to your basement. (If you are not sure how to do that, call an electrician or SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield—we’ll get out to you right away.) Do this to eliminate the risk of receiving an electrical shock.

Walking in water also poses slip-and-fall hazards, so wear sturdy rubber boots and be cautious as you walk around your basement. In addition to the boots, also wear thick rubber gloves to protect your hands as you reach into the water to begin cleaning up.

And as you do your cleanup, remember that water-soaked materials are very heavy. Carrying too heavy of a load can cause long-term damage to your back. Clear your possessions out a little at a time, and don’t try to lift too much at once.

How to Clean Up a Flooded Basement

Once you (safely) enter your basement, here’s what to do:

If the water is still entering your basement, try to determine the source. It could be through a window frame or a crack in the foundation. If you find the place where water’s getting in, try to plug the gap, perhaps with towels or cloths.

If your basement has a drain, check to see if it’s clogged. Unclogging that will help the water leave your basement on its own. Likewise with a jammed sump pump, getting the pump working again will speed up the process of getting rid of the floodwater.

Next, look up. Is the ceiling wet or sagging? If it’s sagging, don’t even enter the room. If the ceiling is wet, don’t turn on ceiling lights or fans.

Use a wet vac if you have it, or towels and mops to remove the water. Once most of it is gone, soak up the remaining water with towels.

Next, assess the damage to your structure and property. Here’s where you will do a lot of lifting, so be careful not to hurt yourself. Remove furniture, and if wet, put it in a place where it can dry, ideally outside on a sunny day. Do the same with your possessions.

Drying Out Your Possessions

Your goal is to dry your possessions and furniture in under 48 hours. Anything longer than that means that mold and mildew may start to grow, and that means that your items may have to be discarded.

  • Empty boxes of objects, discard the boxes and dry the items separately
  • Take wet books and magazines off the floor to dry
  • Hang up fabric, fur and leather clothing
  • Remove and prop up cushions and upholstery to speed up drying
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture and carpeting to prevent stains
  • Do not use any wet appliances, such as a TV or computer—you’ll need to have them checked by an electrician
  • Pull up and remove carpeting and padding

Drying Out Your Structure

Again, your goal is to have all the moisture out of your basement within 48 hours to prevent the potential growth of mold, which brings its own challenges to eradicate.

Start by getting the air in your basement moving: open windows and doors, and set up multiple fans to keep the air circulating (fresh air in, basement air out). If you own a dehumidifier, run it in the basement to drive down the humidity and hasten drying.

Or, Call SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield to Clean Up the Water Damage From Your Flooded Basement

If the amount of water in your basement is more than a foot or so deep, consider calling a professional water damage remediation company like SERVPRO. With flooding like that, many of your possessions will have been soaked, as well as flooring and furniture. That’s a situation that requires sophisticated knowledge and equipment to remove the moisture quickly—and to prevent a mold situation from exploding.

We do this kind of work day in and day out, so our crews at SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield have the training, experience, equipment and procedures to quickly and completely clean up flooded basements. Our proven water damage cleanup procedures have made life easier for countless homeowners in Manchester and central Connecticut. Let us do the same for you.

SERVPRO: The Pros at Water Damage Restoration in Somers and North Central Connecticut

In addition to drying your basement, we excel at restoring contents damaged by water or mold. Our “restore versus replace” approach can help you save money while preserving important irreplaceable possessions.

We pre-test your possessions to determine what can be restored, then we use several methods to do the cleaning and restoration:

  • Dry cleaning: appropriate for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning
  • Wet cleaning: used for removing moderate to heavy residues
  • Spray and wipe: for delicate items that would be damaged by wet cleaning
  • Foam cleaning: appropriate for fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned
  • Abrasive cleaning: for stubborn damage where the item can withstand agitation
  • Immersion cleaning: a 360° cleaning in which the item is submersed in the cleaning product

When damaged by water, electronic items—such as TVs, DVD players, tablets and computers—can become a shock risk, so don’t turn these items on. We will act quickly to prevent further damage. Our qualified electronics technicians will clean the exterior of these devices to help halt corrosion and damage, then clean and inspect the electronics.

If your basement water damage affects important documents—such as personal or medical records, books, correspondence and photographs—SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield knows how to tackle the delicate process of restoring these often-fragile items. While some of your documents may not be restorable, we have the expertise to save a great many of them—and we even offer the option to have them digitized. 

Another way we smooth the water disaster recovery process is with our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS). This is a detailed digital bar-coded record of your possessions, which allows us to immediately locate any of your property as it’s being restored in our warehouse. Additionally, the inventory makes it easier to document your insurance claims for a quicker and more accurate payout.

If Your Basement Water Damage Creates a Mold Problem

We are experts at mold remediation, thanks to our high-level training, appropriate specialized equipment and experienced staff. We begin the mold remediation process with an inspection and assessment to detect both visible and hidden signs of mold. If mold is found, we go into action:

  • Mold containment: To prevent the spread of mold spores, we use advanced containment methods, like creating negative air chambers and negative air pressure
  • Air filtration: We utilize powerful air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums to remove mold spores from the air
  • Removal: We use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. If necessary, we will remove and dispose of mold-infested materials, such as drywall and carpeting
  • Cleaning contents and belongings: We use a variety of techniques to clean and disinfect furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing and other restorable items affected by mold. We then remove odors with fogging equipment
  • Restoration: Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting and installing new carpet, or it may require major reconstruction

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.

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

Other Helpful Blog Posts

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

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

Best Water Damage Cleanup in Manchester CT

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

Best Water Damage Cleanup in Manchester CT Best Water Damage Cleanup in Manchester CT

Best Water Damage Cleanup in Manchester CT

When floodwaters enter your home, you need the best water damage cleanup in Manchester CT. Floodwater saturates, soils, and damages your carpets, upholstery, wood, and other porous surfaces. Eventually, it drains away and dries out on its own. Unfortunately, if you wait for a natural drying process, you sustain even more damage. 

At SERVPRO of Manchester / Mansfield, our team responds 24/7 and we do the work fast. We remove water, dirt, and other contaminants that cause continuing damage in your home. We clean, dry, dehumidify and deodorize. We provide professional water damage restoration services that help return your home to normal.  

Professional Water Damage Cleanup by SERVPRO of Manchester / Mansfield

Water causes damage fast because it flows so quickly throughout your home. It soaks into porous surfaces and runs inside of your interior walls. Without emergency water cleanup, water saturates, deteriorates, and gradually weakens underlying floor and wall structures.

When you call SERVPRO, we provide the best water damage cleanup in Manchester CT. We restore your home and prevent further damage and deterioration. 

  • We are part of a national SERVPRO professional team. 
  • We provide 24/7 emergency water remediation and flood restoration services. 
  • We handle water damage caused by floods, broken water pipes, surface water, leaking roofs, and other unexpected events. 
  • We restore your home quickly using our expert knowledge, experience, specialized equipment, and professional solutions.

Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

SERVPRO provides the best water damage cleanup in Manchester CT because we take each job seriously. We begin with a walkthrough to survey visible damage and locate hidden issues.

  • We inspect your property to document your needs. 
  • We quickly organize a strategy to get the work done as fast as possible.

Separate Damaged and Undamaged Property

Once water enters your home, the deterioration doesn’t stop without effective water remediation. Water and moisture damage your walls, floors, furniture, and personal property. Wet, damaged property easily contaminates dry, undamaged property. We minimize this deterioration cycle by removing salvageable items to a dry safe place.  

Water Extraction

SERVPRO does the best water damage cleanup in Manchester CT because we understand that timing is critical. We immediately begin water abatement because removing the excess water helps prevent further deterioration. Our team uses specialized water extraction equipment to remove the water quickly and thoroughly. 

Drying 

After our water extraction process, we continue water removal by drying out any remaining moisture. This is a critical step as even slightly damp surfaces provide a perfect growth medium for mold, mildew, and bacteria. When water-saturated surfaces remain damp, you notice the mildewy scent within days. To prevent this from occurring, we use our industrial dryers to remove any remaining moisture. We dry out your furniture, household furnishings, and other water-affected items and areas. 

Dehumidification 

After we complete water damage cleaning and drying, humidity often remains in the air. If it settles into your porous surfaces, it creates an environment that’s perfect for mold, mildew, and bacteria. Before we begin our dehumidification process, we measure the area, its relative humidity, and its temperature. These calculations enable our team to place the right number of industrial dehumidifiers and air movers to remove airborne moisture. 

Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Odor Removal 

We provide the best water damage cleanup in Manchester CT because we follow a step-by-step process to return your home to pre-flood condition. As part of our water damage service, we clean, sanitize, and deodorize each water-damaged area. Our team uses industrial equipment and odor-neutralizing solutions to clean and freshen the air.

Repair and Restoration

We provide the best water damage cleanup in Manchester CT because we eliminate your need for multiple contractors. In addition to water remediation, we also repair and restore drywall, paint, and structural issues. We repair or dispose of damaged items. We retrieve salvageable items and restore them as necessary. We perform the tasks necessary to complete your water damage restoration.   

The Best Commercial Water Damage Cleanup in Manchester CT

We earned our reputation by providing the best water damage cleanup in Manchester CT. At SERVPRO, we have the expertise to complete any type of commercial water remediation and restoration job. Our team can handle any commercial business water damage problem regardless of your facility’s size. We respond to your emergency call 24/7. We work fast to minimize business interruptions. 

Get the Best Water Damage Cleanup SERVPRO of Manchester / Mansfield

SERVPRO of Manchester / Mansfield customers know we offer the best water damage cleanup in Manchester CT. That's because we provide a level of service they can't get from other water damage companies. We respond quickly to your water damage emergency. We do a thorough job, and we do the work fast.

Have You Cleaned Your Cellphone Lately?

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

A man uses a cellphone in a crowd According to the CDC, you should disinfect your cellphone two or three times a week. Here's how (and why)!

We’ve all become more health-conscious and germ-conscious over the last year. With that in mind, SERVPRO wants to draw your attention to one way you’re probably exposing yourself to more germs without even thinking about it.

It’s your cellphone. You use it all day long, barely aware of how you touch other objects and surfaces—then you reach for the phone. You eat, you scroll. You shop, you answer the phone. You pump gas, you tap and swipe.

Unfortunately, according to a University of Arizona study cellphones carry ten times more bacteria than a toilet seat! Do we have your attention now?

General Guidelines for a Cleaner Cellphone

The key is to be more aware of cross-contamination. When you touch something else, try to wash your hands or at least use hand sanitizer before you use your phone.

  • Eating: put your phone away and wash your hands when done
  • Out and about: stock up on wipes or hand sanitizer for when you can’t use soap and water
  • In the bathroom: nope!

When and How to Disinfect Your Cellphone

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that you regularly clean all high-touch surfaces in your home or place of business, and that includes your phone!

SERVPRO recommends getting a fresh start whenever you return home: wipe down your phone with a soft, dry cloth.

SERVPRO also advises disinfecting your phone two or three times a week. Here’s how:

  • Use disinfecting wipes instead of bleach or bathroom cleaners. Never use abrasive cleansers or scrubbers
  • Start by taking the phone out of its case and wiping both with a soft dry cloth
  • Using disinfecting wipes, clean the phone and the case, getting at all the ports and buttons without oversaturating the surface
  • After air-drying the phone for five minutes, wipe it dry with a new soft cloth

Now, About the Rest of Your Home or Business ...

Face it, all the high-touch surfaces in our homes and businesses need to be cleaned, too. To meet 2020’s unique health challenges, SERVPRO launched Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, a new service that offers an industry-standard proactive viral pathogen cleaning featuring hospital-grade cleansers and CDC-standards for the deepest cleaning.

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.

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 and other damage.

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

SERVPRO Met the Challenges of 2020

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

Entrepreneur Magazine Top Ten badge SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield is proud to be part of a thriving company that helps people recover when they have suffered a disaster.

The year 2020 was one of the most challenging years Americans have collectively faced in a long time. We experienced the pandemic, its resulting economic distress, disrupted routines, challenges to mental and physical health, and yet another record-setting year of damaging storms and wildfires. Through all this, SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield is proud to be a part of a corporation that not only weathered the challenges, but thrived.

For the first time since 2016, SERVPRO regained its place as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 10 overall franchise opportunities—while retaining our position as the #1 cleaning and restoration industry franchise (that makes nearly 20 years in a row!).

“In 2020, SERVPRO franchises across the U.S. and Canada responded to numerous natural disasters, such as hurricanes along the Gulf Coast and East Coast and wildfires in the West. But it was the launch of SERVPRO’s new disinfecting and COVID-19 cleanup service that tested and proved the company’s resolve,” CEO Rick Isaacson said.

The SERVPRO Team Stepped Up

“SERVPRO’s #10 overall ranking is a result of the hard work our franchises, their crews, and our dedicated headquarters team put in while many businesses were not so lucky,” Isaacson said. “So many businesses were negatively impacted, slowed or closed due to the pandemic. When COVID forced much of the world to slow down or step back, our team stepped up and did what it took, whether that was cleaning businesses so they could reopen safely or disinfecting first responders’ vehicles—many of those at no cost—to give back to those working every day to keep us safe. We’re basically a first-response company, so we go in when everyone else is running out.”

SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield is one of four central Connecticut SERVPRO franchises owned and managed by Ralph and Noemi DiCristofaro, who hold themselves and their employees to an even higher standard than that of SERVPRO corporate. As a result, they have won many awards from SERVPRO corporate, in recognition of their commitment to providing quality cleaning and restoration services, as well as superior customer service. You can rely on the cleanup and restoration experts at SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield to be here for you—in good times and bad!

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.

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 and other damage.

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

The Reviews are In: Happy SERVPRO Customers!

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

A green "thumbs up" sign We love making our customers happy! Here are just some of the nice things satisfied customers say about SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield.

It’s easy for us to say we are the best choice for fire and water damage restoration in the Manchester/Mansfield area of Connecticut. We are proud to be certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau.

But we know it means more if you hear it from homeowners like yourself. So, don’t take our word for it—read some of our positive reviews from Yelp and Google!

Consummate Professionals

“These are the consummate professionals in the flood repair industry. … Let me just tell you, there is a reason this company uses the tagline: "Like it never even happened." … They gutted everything, dried it out with industrial drying equipment, painted and patched … dried/cleaned out any possible areas of mold growth, etc. I was very impressed with their professionalism and industry knowledge. So, whether it's for your own personal home, or your rental, these guys really are the pros … the SERVPROs, that is! They know their stuff and have been around for a long time. It's a well-established company which I would highly recommend to others experiencing any damage from flooding.”

Definitely Use Them

“Very professional team. Quick response, careful quality work in mitigating our water damage. They provided quick cleanup, drying and there is not a trace of mold! Great job! I would definitely use them again.”

Quick and Thorough

“Quick and thorough. Basement had flooded from a city line break. A real mess but they came and had it cleaned up the next day. Helped with insurance, too.”

Very Thankful

“Earlier this winter, my pipes froze. Fearing they would burst, I called SERVPRO and they arrived in just over an hour (but they called well before arriving to check in and walk me through what to do before they got there). I didn’t know what to do in that situation but the SERVPRO crew sure did! They were friendly and professional while working, and before they left, they briefed me on how to prevent this from happening again. I'm very thankful.”

Polite, Knowledgeable and Efficient

“Great company! The office staff is super friendly and the crews are polite, knowledgeable and efficient. Would definitely recommend to anyone in need of their service.”

Seamless

“I had a sump pump fail in my basement. Flooded everything! SERVPRO walked me through the whole process. It was seamless. They cleaned and dried the basement, then helped me through the insurance process. Great job!”

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.

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

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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 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

SERVPRO Hires and Supports Veterans

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

U.S. Department of Labor HIRE Vets Medallion We at SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield think veterans make great employees. Our corporate parent was recently honored for hiring and supporting vets.

SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield is proud to be affiliated with a corporation that actively recruits and supports the career development of those who have served in our military branches.

SERVPRO Industries, LLC, our corporate parent, received a U.S. Department of Labor HIRE Vets Medallion Gold Award in the fall of 2020. This prestigious selection acknowledges SERVPRO’s longstanding dedication to working with vets to build productive, satisfying, enduring careers.

Jamie Peters, SERVPRO Industries Veterans Programs Specialist, said of the HIRE Vets award, “We are proud to receive this award as a symbol of our commitment to hiring the brave men and women who served our country. SERVPRO Industries, LLC prioritizes hiring veterans because we share like-minded values, dedication and selfless mentality to serving others. Veterans are a good fit for us, and we are committed to developing these veterans within the company. They make us a better organization, and we are thankful for their service."

Here at SERVPRO of Manchester/Mansfield, we recognize the unique skill-set that veterans often possess as a result of their military service and training. That’s why we, too, right here in central Connecticut, make it a priority to recruit and support these reliable and resourceful workers.

About the HIRE Vets Medallion Award

Overseen by U.S. Secretary of Labor, the federal HIRE Vets (Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans) Act Medallion Program honored 675 companies and organizations in 2020 that consistently recruit, hire and retain veterans.

The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is awarded to businesses that demonstrate unparalleled commitment to attracting and retaining veterans. The Silver and Gold Awards are based on a number of criteria, ranging from veteran hiring and retention to providing veteran-specific resources, leadership programming, dedicated human resources, and compensation and tuition assistance programs.

About SERVPRO

Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO Franchise System is a leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services, and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO’s professional services network of more than 1,800 individually owned and operated franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.

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.

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 and other damage.

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

Fast Flood Cleanup in Mansfield CT

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

Fast Flood Cleanup in Mansfield CT Fast Flood Cleanup in Mansfield CT

As winter progresses into spring, melting snow and heavy rains often cause flooding. After the waters recede, you need a flooded house clean-up as soon as possible. At SERVPRO, we’re experts at performing water damage cleanup and restoration. Whether you need a simple wet carpet cleanup or a full line of basement flood cleanup services, we respond 24/7 and we get the job done fast. 

When floodwater enters your home, it soaks everything in its path. It’s not usually just water. Floodwaters often contain sewage, dirt, bacteria, and harmful contaminants. You feel less stressed after the water drains away, but it usually leaves a wet, dirty residue behind. It’s a messy cleanup but the SERVPRO team arrives fast to meet the challenge.

SERVPRO Emergency Basement Flood Cleanup 

When SERVPRO professionals perform Flood Cleanup, we realize that timing is critical. That’s why we only send cleaning and restoration professionals to your home. Each one knows how to clean up water in a basement, remove dirt and debris, and eliminate the floodwater contaminants that can make your family sick. 

We use industrial-grade extraction, deodorizing, cleaning, and dehumidifying equipment. We bring only safe and effective cleaning and deodorizing solutions into your home. We work quickly to eliminate water before mold, mildew, and bacteria begin to grow. 

Flooded House Clean Up Assessment

The initial stages of our fast flood cleanup in Mansfield CT homes involves evaluating the damage and planning our work. Each flood leaves a unique pattern of damage behind. To determine your specific needs, we complete a walkthrough and inspection.

We look for areas that need black water cleanup and other specialty processes. We check for signs of water seepage beneath your floorboards and behind your walls. We determine the best strategy for returning your property to pre-flood condition. 

Separating Undamaged Property

Before we begin fast flood cleanup in Mansfield CT homes, we separate damaged and undamaged property. This allows us to prevent floodwater-soaked furnishings from contaminating property that remains salvageable. We quickly assess each item. We then remove it immediately to a dry location to perform necessary repairs and restoration.  

Water Extraction

Water extraction is a time-critical task. After floodwater recedes, your rooms and property usually remain wet, allowing mold, mildew, and bacteria to thrive. We begin the dry-out process by removing the water with industrial-grade extractors. We do wet carpet clean up and water removal from wet fabrics, upholstery, and other porous surfaces.

Drying 

We use industrial drying equipment to remove any remaining moisture. If porous surfaces remain moist, they encourage mold and mildew to grow. They release an odor that combines with floodwater residue to create an unpleasant smell. Airborne mold, mildew, and other post-flood contaminants move throughout your home. They sometimes irritate your lungs and cause medical difficulties. We minimize this problem by thoroughly drying out your home and property. 

Dehumidification 

Dehumidification is central to fast flood cleanup in Mansfield CT homes.  When your ambient air remains humid, the moisture eventually settles into your upholstery, wood, and other porous surfaces. We remove the moisture before it encourages mold, mildew, and fabric rot. 

To perform this step right, our team calculates your room dimensions, relative humidity, and temperature. These calculations help determine the number of industrial dehumidifiers necessary for the job. They also determine the best dehumidifier placement for maximum performance.  

Odor Removal 

When floodwaters recede, they usually leave an unsettling mix of odors behind. Dirty water, mold, mildew, sewage, and other scents combine to form an unbearable smell. Even after we dry out your home and furnishing, the smell can linger in the air and porous surfaces can absorb them. During our fast flood cleanup in Mansfield CT homes, we remove noxious odors with industrial scrubbers, foggers, and odor-neutralizing solutions. 

Repair and Restoration

Restoration and repair are the final steps of fast flood cleanup in Mansfield CT. We replace your drywall, restore flooring, paint walls, and perform other tasks. We also salvage, repair, or replace your furniture and decor as necessary. 

Commercial Building Restoration

SERVPRO also does fast flood cleanup in Mansfield CT commercial properties. Our manpower, equipment, expertise, and technology allow us to clean and restore any type of commercial or industrial building. Our team responds to your emergency call 24/7. We work fast to minimize business interruption losses.  

Contact SERVPRO

We are a locally owned and operated SERVPRO franchise. We have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau. We’re committed to fast flood cleanup in Mansfield CT homes and businesses. When you call us, we respond immediately. We provide professional services, and we do the work for an economical water cleanup cost. 

For more information about Fast Flood Cleanup in Mansfield CT, give us a call at (860) 649-0836.

Broken Frozen Pipe Cleanup in Vernon, CT

1/16/2021 (Permalink)

Broken Frozen Pipe Cleanup in Vernon, CT Broken Frozen Pipe Cleanup in Vernon, CT

At SERVPRO, we know that a broken frozen pipe cleanup in Vernon, CT home can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, it's a common occurrence during winter's temperature extremes. Pipes freeze and sometimes break. Water quickly escapes, causing problems throughout your home. Some water freezes and expands on freezing days, causing ice damage. An appliance leak, a pipe leak, or a busted copper pipe can easily cause a messy household emergency in the wintertime. It sometimes happens no matter how many precautions you take. 

We know the difficulties involved with broken frozen pipe cleanup in Vernon, CT homes. Water damages your upholstery, flooring, walls, ceilings, and personal belongings. Also, it seeps inside walls and ruins plumbing and appliances. SERVPRO understands the urgency to get the cleanup done. When you call, our team responds 24/7. We arrive with the workforce, the equipment, and the expertise to restore your home to its pre-damaged condition. 

SERVPRO Broken Frozen Water Pipe Damage Cleanup 

When managing damage and broken frozen pipe cleanup in Vernon, CT homes, timing is crucial. Whether or not you plan to file a homeowners insurance claim, you must take appropriate steps to protect your property from further loss. SERVPRO responds fast so we can assist you. We assess the situation, determine your cleanup needs, and minimize the potential for damage. We use specially designed extraction, deodorizing, cleaning, dehumidifying, and drying equipment to perform each task quickly. 

Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

SERVPRO assesses broken frozen pipe cleanup in Vernon, CT homes by conducting a thorough inspection. We walk through your home and document the areas needing attention. Water causes apparent problems. It also accumulates and sometimes freezes within walls, inside appliances, under flooring, and other hidden places. After we complete our inspection, we work quickly to perform the required tasks. 

Water Extraction

Before beginning an extraction, we quickly sort and separate damaged property from undamaged property. This extraction is an essential part of broken frozen pipe cleanup in Vernon, CT homes. If your damaged property and undamaged property remain nearby, wet items often contaminate items that could have been salvaged. After separating your property, we use specialized extraction equipment to remove the moisture before it causes additional damage. 

Drying 

We use drying equipment to remove any remaining moisture. Without this step, water still in porous surfaces allows mold and mildew to grow. While you might not see it, you can smell it in the air. 

Our team uses industrial drying equipment to finalize the drying process. This step minimizes the chance of water damage and ice damage that occurs when surfaces are even slightly wet. 

Dehumidification 

After broken frozen pipe cleanup in Vernon, CT homes, evaporating moisture remains in the air. If left untreated, it resettles into your fabrics, flooring, carpets, and other porous surfaces. The SERVPRO team dehumidifies the air to prevent this problem. 

We calculate the area, the relative humidity, and the temperature in each affected room. The data allows us to determine the number of industrial dehumidifiers we need for the job. It also tells us the best placement for effective dehumidification. 

Odor Removal 

Next, we complete the SERVPRO deodorizing process. This process is an essential component of broken frozen pipe cleanup in Vernon, CT homes. Even after we clean your saturated rooms and personal property, there's often an unpleasant odor in the air. Our team uses industrial scrubbers, foggers, and odor-neutralizing products to remove any unpleasant scents. 

Cleaning and Sanitizing 

Cleaning and sanitizing are critical elements of SERVPRO's broken frozen pipe cleanup process in Vernon, CT homes. Our team uses specialized equipment and safe, professional-grade solutions to clean and sanitize affected surfaces. 

Repair and Restoration

Repair and restoration are the final steps in completing broken frozen pipe cleanup in Vernon, CT homes. We repair structural and decorative damage caused by frozen pipe repair, saturation, and freezing expanding ice. The SERVPRO team does wall reconstruction, drywall replacement, painting, and other repair and restoration tasks. Also, we salvage, repair, or replace personal property and decor. We work hard to complete every last detail professionally. 

Commercial Building Restoration

SERVPRO professionals also perform broken frozen pipe cleanup in Vernon, CT commercial properties. We have the workforce, expertise, technology, and equipment to manage any job in any commercial facility. We work quickly and efficiently to minimize business disruption. 

Contact SERVPRO

We are a locally owned and operated SERVPRO franchise, and we're committed to broken frozen pipe cleanup in Vernon, CT homes and businesses. When you call us, we respond immediately to perform water line leak cleanup, water damage cleanup due to leaking pipes, and other water cleanup problems. 

For more information about broken frozen pipe cleanup in Vernon, CT, give us a call at (860) 649-0836.